quasi in rem

Thursday, July 29, 2004

The Manchurian Prom Date

MTV is running a completely vacuous contest called Stand Up and Holla! where a young person will earn the right (thorugh the most honest and democratic process known to man, the online vote,) to go and deliver a speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now you know one of these speakers has got to be the plant, the Manchurian Prom Date, some bright young 'un who figured out that the could get onto the stage and then start screaming "Where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction!! Vote Kerry/Edwards! Impeach Bush!" ala Kucinich until the guards come rumbling home.

Can you imagine the cheerleader/slutty thespian action he or she could get if they pulled off that manuever? Limitless. Instant celebrity. And despite the momentary embarassment that I would feel for my party, the entertainment value would out weigh that.

So who is the plant?

Sheri Valera is wayyy to hot to be a Republican...but she does appear to be a little dim. Maybe one of those stepford Crawford wives in training. Not a plant.

Dan seems likely. He uses the phrase of the competition in his essay in order to ingratiate himself to the sponsors. And there is some fake schmatlz thrown in too. Probably not a plant.

I think Reza Torkzadeh is some sort of Mujahadeen. The story is supposed to be about communtiy service but his involves somebody killing someone or something? In Iran? Definitely not a Democrat. Probably will come armed though so still some possible entertainment value.

I think Priscilla is the plant. First she is Black. So there is a 90% chance she is a democrat. Secnd she uses this phrase in her essay:

"Instead of Generation X, he inspires us to be what I call Generations X-ample..."

Which is just brilliant. First it is purposefully out of date. These kids are generation Y, barely, if not z by now, but middle aged judges do not know that. Second it is a little goofy while appearing earnest. Just the right touch. Seems prototypically Republican Youth. A little tooo perfect, if you know what I mean...

I am voting for Priscilla to win. She is going to rock that house!

(unfortunately I cannot figure out how to vote...but if I could Priscilla would be the one!)


  • I think your comments about Reza Torkzadeh are quite ignorant. If you were actually intelligent enough to read his essay, you would see the connection between his uncle's death and public service. With regard to your comment about his "probably coming armed," I must say that is just a reflection of your aforementioned ignorance and exploitation of Reza's story to make yourself heard. Get a life and a brain!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 30, 2004 at 4:24 PM  

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