Friday, January 22, 2010
The Creation Museum is such an easy target that it almost seems unfair to take another pop at it. But this awesome article by A.A. Gill in Vanity Fair is so good that I had to share it. Gill's waspish writing style is uniquely suited to demolishing midwestern sensibilities. For those who think that he's a little unfair, just consider his past remarks on the Welsh ("loquacious, dissemblers, immoral liars, stunted, bigoted, dark, ugly, pugnacious little trolls"), the English (a "lumpen and louty, coarse, unsubtle, beady-eyed, beefy-bummed herd"), and the Isle of Man (it has "managed to slip through a crack in the space-time continuum...fallen off the back of the history lorry to lie amnesiac in the road to progress...its main industry is money (laundering, pressing, altering and mending)...everyone you actually see is Benny from Crossroads or Benny in drag...The weather’s foul, the food’s medieval, it’s covered in suicidal motorists and folk who believe in fairies"). Actually, the comment about the Isle of Man is spot-on, IMHO.