Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Look, 11-17-64

The whole damn issue is devoted to the drug-addled, womanizing, Bay of Pigs-abandoning, Vietnam War-starting 35th president of the United States.

Mrs. JFK with the future editor of George.
JFK (coffin, upper right) looks on.

Every single maudlin and/or dishonest article. There's Fletcher Knebel on "The Unknown JFK"; Robert McNamara on "The Competent American" ("He had a moral insight"); Martin Luther King, Jr. on how it's "a difficult thing to teach a President"; and somebody or other on "The Words JFK Loved Best" (Pericles, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Stephen Vincent Benét, Robert Frost . . .).

Anyway, I had about alls I can stands of the JFK myth decades ago (and yes, I know today's the anniversary of his assassination), so here's a couple of ads and we'll leave it at that:

Sexist, racist, anti-gay, genocidal Pilgrims go away--ye Indians.

Here's one that might have (but didn't) come from James Lileks' Gallery of Regrettable Food:

Looks like the slugs baked up just right, Aunt Bea! Them's good eatin'!

Update: The Drunkablog staff and to a lesser extent the Drunkablog himself wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

Update II: Last year's post honoring Thanksgiving.

Update III: See? Somebody writes to the News complaining that neither local paper marked the anniversary of JFK's death.

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