Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quote of the Day


"Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie -- what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That's right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there's now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date's been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane? ... Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there's now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It's going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they're going to hear 'Bane' in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie -- 'Oh yeah, I know who that is.' There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think -- 'You're really underestimating the American people who think that will work.'"

-- Rush Limbaugh

And there you have it, at long last: the single dumbest thing that's ever been said by any human being in the history of mankind. Mark your calendars -- some day you'll be able to tell your grandkids you were there when it happened.

38 comments:

JohnF said...

Before I even got to the end of your piece I thought "is this the single dumbest thing anyone's ever said, on any topic?"

We are simpatico.

Just in case anyone cares, the character of Bane was introduced in 1993. The word "bane" has been around since at least the Middle Ages.

Don't hold your breath waiting for the Dittoheads to make these distinctions.

lakelady said...

the only ones dumb enough to think this way are those that are dumb enough to still listen to Limbaugh

Marsupialus said...

Wah, wah, wah. We can only hope that it will function in precisely the manner in which Rushbo worries it will. Then one of the corporate titans will have helped reelect the president.

bikeboy389 said...

"they're going to hear 'Bane' in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain"

Well, they are NOW, you idiot. On the upside, it'll only be your knuckle-dragger listeners who make that association and actually make a judgment based on that.

Anonymous said...

Presumable Mitt Romney had access to a dictionary when he was choosing a name for his fledgeling venture capital firm.

bane - n.

1.a person or thing that ruins or spoils.

2.a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants).

3.death; destruction; ruin.

4.Obsolete . that which causes death or destroys life.

kanye said...

Little known fact: Bain Capital was originally known as The Humungus Fund.

Will H said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HoaFWI5S0Q

Lord Humungous said...

Leave me outta this.

Chez said...

Perfect, Will.

Sheriff Bart said...

Nice Will!

Also, have you guys heard that the bad guy in Dark Night Lights Up is named Bain? Yeah Bain. The bad guy is Bain. Bain. BAIN!!!!

QuadCityPat said...

Dear sweet baby jeebus what fucking dunce.

Seriously if peoples' votes are affected by a fucking movie I DONT WANT THEM VOTING!

Also apparently Chris Nolan is prescient because they chose the Big Bad in this one in 2009.

How the fuck was he supposed to know that the mouthbreathing, sisterfucking, gun toting, clueless, brainless asshats that call them selves Tea Party would nominate a fucking stuffed shirt, patrician Mormon, whose monetary worth is more than all their pathetic lives combined???!!!

Seriously dumbest fucking statement that the terminally fat and flacid Limbaugh has ever made.

Chez said...

Just walk away, my Lord.

QuadCityPat said...

LOL Chez, it was difficult getting my soap box out of the comments section.

Cthulhu said...

The character of Bane was debuted in 1993. Wow that Obama is some kind of time traveler!

MHN1957 said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Conrad_Bain_in_1983.jpg

Claude Weaver said...

So wait, I had to put up with every smartass in the Western hemisphere making the oh-so-original "analysis" that TDK was a defense of Bush and his antics for years now. It damn near made the movie unwatchable for me, it was so prevalent. And I won't even get into how that theory actually made Bush look worse, because there is no room for that screed.

And now Limbaugh was to put the crap on the other side, with an even weaker and less supported argument? Fuck this. I just want people to stop ruining movies for me.

Also, Limbaugh, could you be a little less shameless and obviously desperate attempt to hitch your name and bloated carcass onto the most anticipated film of the year in order to prolong your increasingly flaccid...relevance? No? Well, didn't hurt to ask.

Eric said...

But... it all makes sense now! The same Kenyan socialists who created Obama as a sleeper agent half a century ago must have infiltrated DC Comics in the '90s, too!

How far back does this go? How far back does it all go?!

Anonymous said...

This still wins for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdb2w1Yu97E&feature=youtu.be

Jordan said...

You people are all ignorant. Rush was being funny. He was commenting on an article in the Washington Times, where in fact a democrat--Christopher Lehane--commented:

"Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society."

One of the creators of Bane--Chuck Dixon--responded that Lehane's comment was "Ridiculous."

Check out the article for yourselves, and be educated on the facts before you make asses of yourselves.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/16/picket-obama-camp-miscasts-batman-characters-romne/

Chez said...

While it's a ludicrous comparison to draw, from either a Republican or a Democrat, I'd like to see proof that he was in fact "parodying" Lehane's comment, given that just about every outlet imaginable is going with Limbaugh having pulled this one out of his prodigious ass. And while we're on the subject, if you think Limbaugh is either a) capable of something as subtle as satire, or b) generally funny at all, you've got your head up your own ass.

Eric said...

Jordan, I was perfectly aware some folks had drawn the comparison and Dixon had responded, thanks. I wasn't aware anyone was taking it as seriously as Limbaugh appears to take it. Of course, if he's just joking... well, it's a pretty retarded and unfunny joke. Which may be the case, actually, as I seem to recall every "joke" I've heard from Limbaugh could be characterized as "retarded and unfunny," ergo another retarded and unfunny "joke" would be par for the course with the man.

It's much funnier if he's serious, of course. I suppose the retarded bit is applicable either way.

JohnF said...

You guys are so ignorant. You're too dumb to pick up on the brilliance of Rushbo's stealth parody. Typical libs!

BTW- the creator of Bane, Chuck Dixon, is widely considered to be the most conservative man in the comics industry. How does that fit into Rush's "brilliant" satirical narrative? Please explain it to me, Jordan. I'm too dumb to piece it together myself.

CNNfan said...

Dang Rush! That's a spoiler.
Now, I ain't gonna go see it.

Steven D Skelton said...

I'm pretty high, but it seems to me that Limbaugh is poo pooing the whole idea.

Is there audio?

Normally, I don't give a fuck about what Limbaugh says...but now I'm curious.

Claude Weaver said...

And now the defense mounts.

Here's the thing: Limbaugh makes it clear from the first sentence that he doesn't know a damn thing about the film besides "It's Batman and a bad guy named Bane." Hell, a quick Google search will point towards the comparisons between Bane and OWS, by even Dixon himself for crap's sake. So a right-wing blowhard like Rush would have plenty of material to work with. But the bastard is so lazy and apathetic that he'd rather stick with the lame-ass "Hollywood=liberal elite and therefore evil" angle.

So best case scenario, he is "parodying" something where he doesn't even get the damn joke he's failing to make. Worst case, he is cynically and ignorantly latching himself onto a pop culture phenomenon he doesn't know or care about, and is too lazy to bother doing it right. Which is sadder than anything I can think of right now.

Also, considering his audience, and the types of things he says on a regular basis, he is the LAST guy who should be trying for satire right now. Poe's Law is weeping right now.

Speaking of Dixon, he actually said that he figured Limbaugh would pick that stupid angle up and run with it like that. It's in the article you linked.

PS By the way, Lehane et al are idiots too!

Prophet of Ra said...

The Balrog of Morgoth in the Mines of Moria was known as "Durin's Bane" by the Dwarfs. It took a Wizard, a servent of the Secret Fire, a wielder of the Flame of Arnor to defeat it. Do you really think it's a coincidence that Gandalf the Grey became Gandalf the White? I think it's pretty clear that Peter Jackson is a European Socialist trying to grab the WHITE middle class voters for this Kenyan candiate.

Also, 835 likes. Good work, Chez. Did you see a surfer was cut in half by a great white the other day? In AUSTRALIA?!?!?! Which is basically the same as New Zealand where they filmed the Fellowship! Checkmate!

pasta65 said...

"Rush was being funny"

Unpossible I says.


Go back to the Hannidate forum you twit.

Chez said...

Finally, Skelton, your tendency to take the wrong side of almost every argument is explained. Thanks for the illumination.

maxpurr/carol ann said...

i'm reading this thinking: i can't wait to read what your input on this will be....bravo! still laughing

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Limbaugh is that he's still relevant thanks to people who continue to listen and spread his stupid shit.

littlebitoffeisty said...

and our lovely state of Missouri recently put him in our hall of fame. ugh!

Izar Talon said...

Oh my God, that is just retarded. This really is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.

I can't stand the character Bane,
I can't stand Chuck Dixon,
and I can't stand Rush Limbaugh.

This whole thing is like a giant pile of migraine-inducing stupid to me.

As for Limbaugh parodying the idea? No. He's being totally serious. First off, what kind of limited vocabulary illiterate doesn't at least know that "bane" means something bad? It's a very, very old word. The only other word that really comes close to it's meaning is nemesis.

That's not even taking into account that it's a 20 year old character that was specifically created to be Batman's bane.

I'm reminded of the halfwits who wailed and cried when The Two Towers came out, trying to claim it was a 9/11 reference.

I only hope Nolan can actually make Bane interesting.

Gap_Theory said...

Are you kidding? This has to be one of the stupidest blog posts I've ever read. Please go away.

Sheriff Bart said...

You want proof? HERE'S your Goddamn proof! http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/bane-capital.jpg

JohnF said...

Gap_Theory:
The usual way to deal with a blog you don't like is to stop reading it, not tell the blog itself to go away.

Stephen said...

Apparently he's never heard of McBain, ably played by Ranier Wolfcastle, arch-republican.

JW said...

I see Gap_Theory messed up the ass/head interface.

Lizzie said...

Not to mention... Limbaugh is making a pretty big assumption that Americans know the name of Romney's company.