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November 18, 2008

Don't Come Around Here No More


Since we've been neglecting the local stuff*, here's something that Digby wrote about Pittsburgh native Dennis Miller:
Nevertheless, as God is my witness, if Dennis Miller tries to come back in the fold I will make it my life's work to destroy him. I'll show up at this concerts with pictures of dead Iraqi children. I'll organize boycotts of every comedy club he tries to appear in. I'll make it my business to ensure that nobody ever forgets what a fucking jackass he has been for the past eight years.

He was on O'Reilly earlier this week, revealing his puerile sexual imagination once again, but also giving a tiny hint that he might just be tacking back to the left in light of the fact that his affiliation with the right is no longer fashionable -- even among them...

Agreed!

My little Dennis Miller story

Back in the 80's I had a part-time gig in NBC's Election Division doing polling. We were on the same floor as the Saturday Night Live writers (used to bump into Al Franken in the elevator). One evening I was waiting for the elevator to leave work with several of my coworkers. The elevator door opens and there's Dennis Miller with two of the female cast members on each arm. He struts out and he stops and poses -- he even shook his hair back like some model with a long mane -- waiting for some acknowledgment from us.

He got nothing.

Maybe an eye roll (certainly from me). He finally left so we could get on the elevator. I guess he was waiting to be asked to sign an autograph or something. What a conceited jerk.


*Yeah, yeah, I'm pushing it. Got to get back to paying attention to Lil Mayor Luke, or Council, or the non Ethics Board...
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2 comments:

Sherry said...

i swear, i can not stomach him anymore and i used to love his hbo show.

what a total ass he is now.

he has a lot to answer for, just as limbaugh and beck and the others do.

not to me, but to all the dead and maimed. all the katrina victims...


he is at best, spiteful at worst, a , well...

Clyde Wynant said...

OK. I'll pile on!

Worked with Dennis at KDKA-TV. Always tried his jokes out on us. Rarely very funny. Swear he got the SNL gig based on his looks and his smirk mostly....

I always thought that he was a keen marketer, though. He did his "intelligentsia" thing when it was appropriate, then swung to the dark side when that was selling. Along the way, he's kept busy and made a ton of money. But don't be fooled, this isn't Carlin, who actually WAS smart and actually cared about his schtick.

And there is no way in hell that he can rehabilitate himself now.....

Clyde