Posts tagged gaddafi

Escape to Hell is billed as a collection of short stories and essays, but most readers have found it lacking even the basic ingredients of plot or content. One of the most bizarre stories is called “The Astronaut’s Suicide.” It tells the story of an astronaut who returns to Earth from a long stay in space, finds he can’t adjust to normal life, and kills himself. It’s meant to be a children’s book.

Suzanne Merkelson writing about the literary proclivities of Muammar Gaddafi and other unsavory leaders in Foreign Policy.

Bad Politics, Worse Prose: From suicidal astronauts to bestiality, you can learn a lot about what makes the world’s worst tyrants tick from the terrible books they write.

"I probably took more drugs than anybody could survive. I was banging 7 gram rocks. Because that’s how I roll. I have one speed. I have one gear: Go."
Sheen’s a meme, cause he wins that way.
Besides the New Yorker parody here, The Guardian has a Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: Who’s Line is it Anyway quiz. Sample phrase: “I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”
New York Magazine is in the game. It also upped the ante by including Glenn Beck. Color it crazy roulette. Sample quote: “You want to call me crazy? Go to hell. Call me crazy all you want!”
We don’t think we have to.

"I probably took more drugs than anybody could survive. I was banging 7 gram rocks. Because that’s how I roll. I have one speed. I have one gear: Go."

Sheen’s a meme, cause he wins that way.

Besides the New Yorker parody here, The Guardian has a Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: Who’s Line is it Anyway quiz. Sample phrase: “I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”

New York Magazine is in the game. It also upped the ante by including Glenn Beck. Color it crazy roulette. Sample quote: “You want to call me crazy? Go to hell. Call me crazy all you want!”

We don’t think we have to.

Question to copy editors: How do you spell Muammar Qaddafi?