Friday, September 10, 2010

Goo Goo Ga Joob Redux

Honestly, I'd rather just drop this and not give this walrus the bukkit attention he wants. However, I don't think this story is completely dead yet- apparently the Park51 leader Feisal Abdul Rauf has not in fact agreed to a meeting to discuss the possible re-siting of the ground zero mosque lower Manhattan Cultural Center, and the Terry Jones is a certifiable looney. "I'm Invincible!" "You're a looney." (Note: neither Terry Jones nor Terry Jones appears in the following clip.)

The fact is, anyone who is this obnoxious in the name of whatever they worship clearly needs to have their flywheel taken in for balancing. No need to make a fuss over it, just a little routine maintenance. However, this Jones character appears to be in need of a complete engine rebuild, according to his daughter in an interview with Spiegel Online.(Thanks to Josh for pointing me in the direction of the diagram above, from HuffPo) The idea of "split personalities," as thought of in popular culture, doesn't actually have much support from psychological research, and the diagram above doesn't do justice to the hatred and spite displayed by (the non-Python) Terry Jones. Walruses, on the other hand, are pretty mellow and intelligent beasts. When I posted a piece titled "Goo Goo Ga Joob" last Saturday, I had no idea I'd want to reuse that title in less than a week. But such are the costs of necessary mockery.


Darius Whiteplume said...

As a naturalized Southerner, I am obliged to point out that Yosemite Sam is a Westerner, thus the "Yosemite." I'd like to argue that Terry Jones is also not a Southerner, for which I could make a case. Florida is a tricky state, and Gainesville is in what I call "the part Georgia did not want."

Of course it is possible he is not from Florida, and is just here trying to make the South look bad.

Lockwood said...

According to the Wiki article,
He's from Missouri originally (not quite southern) and spent 27 years in Germany.

He's not a southerner, he's a loony.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Missouri, eh. All of the red neck, none of the charm ;-D