Saturday, August 14, 2010

No Party-Politics in Redneckia

What does one call the wedding of a thrice-divorced man in his late fifties to the oldest looking 33years old since mankind left the cages?

For heaven's sake, THAT a "trophy wife"? In his debauched, bloated way Limbaugh has aged well and certainly doesn't look 26 years older than his armpiece.

Of course, the oh-ing and ah-ing over the wedding pictures of that gruesome twosome is disgusting. Of cause that man is a disgrace of grotesque proportions to any "conservative" cause. (Lawrence Auster is, as so often, well worth reading.) So what else is new. But did nobody notice how unlovely and hard-as-nails, albeit handsome, immaculately groomed and made up, that woman looks, with or without fake breasts? Are American men really that emasculated that they think a polished piece of tungsten carbide with some silicone attached to its front is something to boast of or to compliment somebody on? Or are American women really that greedy and attention whorish that they will marry a bloated out, physically repulsive old man with a questionable claim to fame and a execrable personal attitude? Oh well, forget the women bit.

Which leads me to another American wedding, Chelsea Clinton's.

And no, I neither like the Clintons, nor is this an endorsement of their politics. I am just observing that Chelsea, who is whopping 3 years younger than the fourth Mrs. Limbaugh, looks as if the age gap between them were somewhere near 25 years. Why that is, I have no idea. Maybe, but that is pure speculation, because Chelsea does not, different from Kathryn Rogers, "like her men well-seasoned". (And no, the latter was NOT a disparaging remark, quite the contrary. How disgusting can American hacks get?) "I grew up so differently, travelling around the world, that I'm sometimes not able to relate to the average person my age," Rogers simpered nausea-inducingly in 2008. And: "Rush has such amazing experience." You bet he has.

And while I'm at it, just a couple of remarks about the fashion aspect of the Clinton wedding:

I take back with the expression of utmost contrition my wish that Hillary Clinton would sometimes wear a skirt. Her MoB outfit by Oscar de la Renta is so incredibly ugly on so incredibly many levels that even I am speechless. Chelsea's miles of ruched lavatory paper by Vera Wang are nothing much to write home about either, but at least it's not butt ugly. Wang is the most singularly uninspired wedding dress designer, at least among the top echelons of that trade. Her dresses are either boring or irritating or, as in Chelsea's case, both. I can only assume that the Clintons are trying to emulate, or to top, the Obamas in sucking up to third-world-chic. Everything not to appear too European, classy and, dare I say it, "white". But at least de la Renta and Wang do not cater for the drag queen market, at least not intentionally.

By the way, the dress of grandmother Rodham is, as far as one can tell, very nice, formal, goodlooking and dignified, perfect for a woman of that age. She looks nice, too, and not a day more than 35 years older than the current Mrs. Limbaugh.

What amazed me were the many media reports that spoke of a black tie affair. Dear Americans, yes, the men we saw in the official pictures, the FoB and the groom, wore black ties. But that doesn't make it a black tie wedding. Believe me. I wonder whether so many American hacks simply don't know about what they are writing, or whether the Clintons, only one generation away from redneckia, really announced it as that.

And we even still don't know what one calls the wedding of a thrice-divorced man in his late fifties to the oldest looking 33years old since mankind left the cages.

So many questions, so few answers.

10 Comment(s):

Universal Realist said...

The Editrix said,
Are American men really that emasculated that they think a polished piece of tungsten carbide with some silocone attached to its front is something to boast of or to compliment somebody on? Or American women really that greedy and attention whorish that they will marry a bloated out, physically repulsive old man with a questionable claim to fame and a execrable personal attitude?

Yes and yes.

I'm sure you know Elton John performed at Rush's wedding. And I'll bet he looked better than the bride or the groom. In fact I hope they put two little Eltons on top of the cake.

fpb said...

Nothing much to say except that, as a lover and occasional practitioner of the noble art of invective, I have to say that yours is among the finest I ever read. If this is how you can be rude in a language you claim to find difficult to write, I hope I never get on the wrong end of you in German, that's all.

Jenn said...

I was wondering if you were going to write about the Clinton wedding... I always enjoy your sense of humor.

The_Editrix said...

UR, you are frightening me. And are you hinting at Limbaugh's alleged homosexuality? I wouldn't be amazed if he were, but in this case it doesn't really matter. He is horrible anyway, "gay" or straight.

Fabio, I have a natural aversion to use certain words in German, which I don't feel when I use the English equivalents. I guess what makes one a "native speaker" happens subconsciously and very deep down. Not that I am a shrinking violet, mind you, and there are enough invectives left in German which do not violate my sensibilities.

Jenn, I love weddings and specifically wedding dresses and I am both, fascinated and repelled, by the American cult about them. Trust me that I will comment on any major wedding. The Clinton wedding was really too tacky to write much about it, although I think Chelsea looked, in spite of her less-than-perfect dress, beautiful and radiant. She looks like a thoroughly nice girl, too. I wish her the best, although I doubt it will last.

fpb said...

It's not about the words, it's about the style. It's your way to present things that takes no prisoners. I love it. I have been known to tell people who just used abuse that they were wasting their time. My favourite model is the one-sentence dismissal of a rather fat minister's claims of Christian rectitude in the British parliament: "When self-indulgence in food has reduced a man to the shape of Lord X, continence in sex involves nothing more than a sense of the ridiculous." Which is the deadlier - this or "You fat bastard"? And that is why I love your turn for invective.

fpb said...

P.S.: I believe it was Churchill who said that the definition of a gentleman is someone who is only rude when he means to be.

Selena Wolf said...

I am SO glad to find a blog that understands that 'money' does not equal style or class and lament the vulgarisation of society. As a Canadian overwhelmed by American media and culture, I love the fresh viewpoint that "America the Stylishly Beautiful" is not swallowed hook, line and sinker by everyone. I, for one, do NOT want to emulate any celebrity. Period.

The_Editrix said...

To be honest, I owe the stylishness of American women a wardrobe full of dresses and suits, aquired at Ebay for practically nothing. I wish more German women would emulate that and the impeccable grooming that goes with it. I just find that there is much too little regard of "inner beauty", something I tried do bring across by the juxtaposition of Chelsea Clinton and the nth Mrs. Limbaugh. I reject that American attitude to emulate celebrities just because they are celebrities.

Selena Wolf said...

I hear you. I DO NOT get the American fascination with people-who-are-famous-for-being-famous.

Selena Wolf said...

I'm with you. I deplore American celebrity worship, especially for those who are only famous-for-being-famous. I mean, Paris Hilton? Seriously?