Thursday, February 28, 2008

Research Time

"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby." - H.L. Mencken

I got so fascinated preparing for today's blog, I found so many interesting things about a rather ordinary person-cum-popular icon among today's ill-informed, yet passionate youth, that I am only halfway ready to write it. They know absolutely NOTHING about this character, for if they did, they would see him for what he was - a tyrant with dictatorial ambitions that were cut short by an "untimely" death. But his image looks "cool" and makes lots of capital for anyone who puts it on a poster or a tee shirt. Hmm, practicing capitalism via the image of a man who despised it? Mencken was dead on. Hint: The guy rode a motorcycle.

See you tomorrow.

2 comments:

Saint in Exile said...

He rides a motorcycle? Oh no, please tell me that you're not talking about Erik Estrada, a.k.a. "Ponch" from CHiPs.

Boogification said...

No, and it's not a character from Reno 911 either.