Beam him away
: Alex Beam. Hmmmm. What can one say? He’s a weird guy, for one. A writer who tries too hard to be a funny street-smart type, two. A writer who embarrasses himself a lot, three. Meaning: He’s burnt out. Still, in this typical mishmash of flying thoughts
and faux tough-guy lingo, he manages to get off some decent lines. Such as: “Half the fun of being a conservative is taunting liberals and watching them rise to the bait. Leather-lunged-village-idiot-dignified-by-the-Kennedy School-degree mill Bill O'Reilly claims that National Public Radio unfairly ignored his best-selling ‘books,’ ‘The O'Reilly Factor’ and ‘The No-Spin Zone.’ This prompted a hilarious climb-down from an NPR factotum, who said the network would be delighted to give Roger Ailes' hand puppet some air time. NPR receives a small amount of money from Congress and lives in pathological fear of being called precisely what it is: Lib-Lab, audio wallpaper for the whole foods set.” ... Postscript: Hub Blog still believes Alex would make a great blogger.