Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Warren Kinsella: Apparently Canada's James Carville

Though he apparently had nothing to do with Kevin Costner's breakout performance in Field of Dreams, Kathy at Five Feet of Fury nonetheless justifies her vote for Warren Kinsella as the Most Mediocre Canadian. Read it here.


Anonymous said...

Warren Kinsella is just another failed Liberal Catholic who attends church on Sunday while cheering on abortionists on Monday. He is a fixture in the political establishment and yet is delusional enough to think of himself as a punk. He chases fictional Nazi apparitions in filthy bathroom stalls while ignoring the steady encroachmant of Islamism in the west. I've seen plates of scrambled eggs that were less mediocre than Warren kinsella.

Seraphic Single said...

Poor W.P.! First Evelyn Lau writes a tell-all about their relationship, and now we see he's in danger of being confused with the Barney-the-Dinosaur-Man. Have a heart! W.P.'s a great writer.

Mark said...

I don't even think he is that much of a punk. He wrote a short post lamenting some Sex Pistol's merchandising, and it was painfully obvious he had never read an interview with any of The Ramones or The Sex Pistols.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Mark. The Sex Pistols WERE merchandising -- human merch for Malcolm's clothing store called SEX.

They also pulled off the famous (or so I thought) Great Rock & Roll Swindle: knowing that they'd get a big payout if they were kicked off their label, they acted so obnoxiously that two labels felt forced to dump them -- and give them big settlements.

Again, thought EVERYBODY knew all this. Sigh. Not the genius Kinsella apparently.

Mark said...

The Misfits were quite the entrepreneurs as well. I believe they have actually sold my t-shirts than albums. It's just more evidence of Kinsella's shallow posturing.

I'll give him a couple of points for rolling with this "punch" on his blog. I'd give the prize to John Ralston Saul, however, limousine liberalism at it's most contemptible.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Mark, but Saul's books don't get remaindered as fast as Warren's, which I hear actually _come out_ remaindered just to save time.

You watch: he'll sue me yet.

Mark said...

BTW, I'd second your comments on Frum. I think Kinsella suffers from that syndrome vis a vis Mark Steyn, Ezra Levant, and yourself. As Lenny Bruce once noted, there really is nothing sadder than an ageing hipster.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm not in either of their leagues (grammar?)
But that reminds me: dontcha luv Steyn dissing Kinsella?


the difference between "Canada's James Carville" and the real thing is that Mr Carville isn't wasting his time hunting down minor clerks in the Department of Parking Lots who've made the mistake of sending him a dissenting e-mail, or raging about the sex life of the "Wicked Witch of the West" (which, as a put-down, is barely any better than "douchebag" or "fuck you, loser"), or issuing hollow legal threats to every blogger who can't keep a straight face when his name comes up, or hectoring G7 governments for not leaping into action on the basis of his men's room coffee-table pictorials. I would assume The National Post parted company with him because, while a certain amount of ad hominen invective adds to the gaiety of life, Warren's polemical skills seem to have dwindled down to blustery assertions that his position is the only definition of "human rights" and, even more absurdly, the narcissistic assumption that he is the sole proprietor of the Holocaust.