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Not Only is He Sometimes Right…

…his show is also the only regular television venue where you can see the smartest man in the world (IMHO) holding forth on current events:

This is a new look for him...he's trimmed the hair, shaved, and it looks like he's dropped a few pounds.

Now let’s just hope there isn’t a retard on the panel, or worse yet, Robin Williams, so Salman can get a word in edgewise.  That’s what usually happens – they schedule some dumb guy on the panel opposite him and said dumb guy monopolizes the conversation with his dumb ideas.

Beth, you have HBO now I know, because you’re watching Treme.  Maybe you can overcome your Maher loathing for a whole hour so you can watch our hero.  Airs tomorrow night.

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  1. BDay
    May 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve seen him on Bill Maher before — years ago when Dan watched the show he used to be a semi-regular. I’m not sure Maher let him get a word in.

    We get to see Rushdie here a few times a year when he’s in residence at Emory. Next time you’re here we’ll go see his archives there. In fact, I wrote something about the last lecture he gave but it didn’t get posted on the bubble. I’ll look for it when my ‘puter gets home from the shop (using a loaner).

    He has a new book out any day now. Sequel of sorts to Haroun, written for his second son.

  2. kg
    May 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    ACK!They put David fucking Frum on!!!

    You forgot to add that SR was married to Padma Lakshmi. Just sayin.

    • jennofark
      May 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, well, we don’t consider that to be a feature. It seriously fucked up his writing.

  3. kg
    May 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    just being lascivious is all.. don’t read him at all.

    • jennofark
      May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Well then, you should!

      I say that, but truthfully I know not everyone likes to read the same kind of stuff – some folks only read sci-fi, or horror, or non-fiction or whatever. If story is your thing, and powerful stories powerfully told are even more your thing, then Rushdie’s good for that. In terms of gaining a deeper understanding into the mindset of the Muslim world and our conflict with it, I’ve never read anything by anyone else who I felt helped me better understand the perspective of the other side, the roots of that perspective and its consequences, and what the conflict with the West must feel like from the other side. Rushdie’s no apologist for Islam or Muslims or Islamic fundamentalism, but neither is he someone who just repeats back to us our stereotype of what the deal is. And laws, the man can write!

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