Friday, September 3, 2010
Book Review: THE BIBLE OF UNSPEAKABLE TRUTHS by Greg Gutfeld (Grand Central Publishing, 2010)
This collection of "brain-droppings" comes from the mind (I can't say "the pen" because it's more of a sequence of "views sans news" than a real "book" book) of the guy behind Fox News' wee-hours satirical program Red Eye. I've never seen the show but have read many of Gutfeld's posts at Big Hollywood, and the musings printed here accurately reflect the man's take-no-PC-prisoners, anarcho-libertarian approach to humor. He's especially good on liberals' hypocrisy when it comes to slamming Christians on the one hand and appeasing radical Muslims on the other. This being a blog devoted to comics, I also want to highlight his evisceration of Garry Trudeau, aka "An Untalented Sack of Poop" who's revered because, and only because, he toes the liberal line so faithfully. (This is an exaggeration, but only a mild one. Walt Kelly was ten times the talent Trudeau is and can still be read with enjoyment by anyone today, even those who don't agree with his politics and don't get the contemporary references.) Everyone will find something to offend them here, but liberals and leftists will probably need to put on a Tyvek suit before plunging in.