Paul Krassner’s Tweets of 2012
By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | December 27, 2012
This is my first tweet. I have Writer’s Block. I mean Twitter’s Block. I’m waiting for a cure to be developed.
A minimalist summation of American culture in the Los Angeles Times on Conan O’Brien: “The Masturbating Bear will remain the intellectual property of NBC.”
Perhaps Toyota should borrow a slogan from McDonalds: “You deserve a brake today.”
Texting while having sex? Two thumbs up.
Double standard: Charles Rangel pays restitution for unpaid taxes; Wesley Snipes is sentenced to a few years behind bars for a similar response.
Excuse me, I have to take a Wiki-leak.
Join me in signing a letter to stop the inhumane detention of Private Bradley Manning.
I saw the movie The King’s Speech and was disappointed that it didn’t end with Porky Pig saying, “Th-th-the-that’s all, folks!”
Steve Jobs’ legacy is a form of alchemy — he transformed planned obsolescence into a virtue.
Poor Rick Santorum, he’s afraid that if Roe vs. Wade isn’t overturned by the Supreme Court, there will an epidemic of recreational abortions.
I stopped channeling Lenny Bruce the day he reminded me, “C’mon, Paul, you know you don’t believe in that shit.”
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s death; he once told me he smokes not to get high, but rather because he likes to cough.
I went to the dentist today, and the hygienist gave me a choice of X-rays or a pat-down.
Summing up the presidential campaign: It’a battle between “Keep the government out of my Medicare” and “Keep the government out of my vagina.”
I covered the Dan White trial and coined “the Twinkie defense.”
The world desperately needs a campaign beginning with Kickstarter to raise funds to build an Iron Dome for the Palestinians.
Plan B has been aborted.
I voted for Barack Obama again, and yet now, although he wept for the loss of 20 kids, he never wept for the 178 kids killed by U.S. drones in Yemen and Pakistan.
The digitally colored edition of the infamous Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster by Mad magazine artist Wally Wood is available only at paulkrassner.com.
Have a Merry War on Christmas and a Happy, Snappy and Fulfilling New Year.
[Paul Krassner edited The Realist, America’s premier satirical rag and was an original Yippie. Krassner’s latest book is an expanded and updated edition of his autobiography, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture, available at paulkrassner.com. Read more articles by Paul Krassner on The Rag Blog.]