September 13, 2003


Molly Ivins, Michael Moore, Al Franken and Bill Clinton will appear at an event in Seattle sponsored by Foolproof Performing Arts. Writes Jim Miller: I guess the name didn't work.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 13, 2003 09:42 AM

I love living in Seattle, Washington State is, in my opinion, the most beautiful state in the U.S. but, my god, these people have moss growing on their brains.

Posted by: Ken at September 13, 2003 at 10:00 AM

Was "Liars Club" already taken??

Posted by: Great Laker at September 13, 2003 at 10:37 AM

As soon as a product is made foolproof, Mother Nature invents a better fool.

Posted by: Tresho at September 13, 2003 at 02:05 PM

Ha! I made a similar observation one month ago.

Posted by: Stefan Sharkansky at September 13, 2003 at 04:41 PM

In past years, Foolproof (.org) was usually described as a "comedy and arts festival" or the like, and the most political act they might bring to town was, say, David Sedaris or Bill Mahar. Now they're "Foolproof Performing Arts." Bringing so many lefties to town definitely indicates a change of direction for the group, but they're still Foolproof, so there's even less reason than usual to take Moore, Ivins, Clinton, and Franken seriously, unless you're up for serious fiction.

Posted by: LAN3 at September 14, 2003 at 05:15 AM

In this case, "foolproof" means "proof of fools".

Posted by: Robert Crawford at September 14, 2003 at 06:01 AM

Shark shoots, scores.

Posted by: Fork at September 14, 2003 at 09:40 PM

I hope someone will ask each of these honorees publicly how they feel about the RIAA going after the parents of 14 year-olds who have downloaded music and distributed it, like rose petals, to their fellows.

My suspicion is these liberals stand four-square in favour of Draconian enforcement of intellectual property rights when it comes to their own ephemera.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at September 14, 2003 at 11:05 PM