RNC releases staffer from bondage of employment

posted at 8:47 am on March 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

In an effort by the RNC to distance itself both literally and figuratively from a West Hollywood bondage-themed night club, they have fired the staffer who provided almost $2,000 in reimbursement for an outing at Voyeur.  Politico obtained the internal RNC memo announcing the termination, which comes after a day of embarrassed explanations and denials regarding the nature of the outing:

A Republican National Committee staffer who accompanied a group of young donors to a bondage-themed West Hollywood club and then expensed the nearly $2,000 tab has been fired by the committee, POLITICO has learned.

RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay announced the firing in an internal committee email obtained by POLITICO.

“This was not an RNC sanctioned event and was not associated in any way with any RNC official event,” McKay wrote of the February outing to Voyeur, a West Hollywood club modeled after the risqué Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman movie “Eyes Wide Shut.”

The late-night excursion followed an official RNC event in Los Angeles for donors in its “Young Eagles” program, McKay wrote, stressing that neither Chairman Michael Steele nor any senior staff were aware of either the outing or the committee’s reimbursement of the cost.

McKay wrote that the fired staffer, who is not named in the email, “was aware that this activity was not eligible for reimbursement and had been previously counseled on this very subject. Accordingly, that staff person has been terminated.”

Wait — there’s a nightclub modeled after Eyes Wide Shut?  Does it put people to sleep and play only three piano notes all night long?  Does Nicole Kidman show up occasionally to chew the scenery?  Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia.   People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth.  At least the costuming would make more sense.

Of course the RNC fired the staffer.  First, it was obviously the right thing to do; whomever it was had to be out of his or her mind to take young donors to a bondage-themed nightclub and then have the Republican Party pick up the tab.  It’s been years since sales people could entertain clients at “gentlemen’s clubs” and claim reimbursement on an expense report.  But mainly the RNC needed to put this incident in the rear-view mirror as soon as possible while matching the emphatic disgust of Republicans around the nation, and firing the staffer is the quickest route out of the scandal.

One has to wonder about why this staffer was “previously counseled on this very subject,”  though.  Is this not the first time the RNC has paid to entertain donors at sex-themed nightclubs?  And would it really take two explanations for a staffer to comprehend the problem?  Talk about eyes being wide shut!  Like Allahpundit, my libertarian side tends to shrug at the existence of such places, but my fiscal conservatism balks at the notion that monies donated for political purposes to the RNC should go towards sex romps instead.


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In other (real) news, Obama is signing legislation today that will destroy the student loan industry and make college students de facto property of the state.

Sweet! Chalk another one up for the little guy or something!

Good Lt on March 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Nice header, Ed. Spent a few minutes coming up with that one, eh?

:-D

Good Lt on March 30, 2010 at 8:50 AM

In other news the deficit is over a trillion, almost every state in the union is collapsing under fiscal pressure, Korea is on the brink of war, Iran is close to an atomic bomb, and Obama is focused on going after Israel.

rob verdi on March 30, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Wait — there’s a nightclub modeled after Eyes Wide Shut? Does it put people to sleep and play only three piano notes all night long? Does Nicole Kidman show up occasionally to chew the scenery? Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia….

I don’t think they were marketing to people running with so many functional brain cells.

apostic on March 30, 2010 at 8:52 AM

It’s not just this incident that boils my blood. It’s the private jets and the limos and the wining and dining. I understand the goal is to get donations, but they’re spending millions in donations, more than they take in! Any CEO would be fired for that, and Steele should be too.

scalleywag on March 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Ok, before this surfaced I had no idea there were bondage themed night clubs. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some, ah, research to do.

rbj on March 30, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Hey, don’t forget, Barry O and Harry Smith gonna shoot hoops and have a “rap session” on the TV news!

khacha on March 30, 2010 at 8:56 AM

The movie was so bad that in spite of Kidman’s full frontal, I went to sleep during it. When are these morons at the GOP going to wake up and get a clue. People already don’t trust them, do they have to prove that they are totally tone deaf to the Tea Party and Conservatives?

flytier on March 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM

People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth.

I guess you missed the part when all the hot, naked girls came out, and there were two for every guy in the room.

RepubChica on March 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Kudos for getting rid of the knucklehead in record time, but, Steele needs to really get into the weeds and clear out the remainder of the brain dead who work for him.

Johnnyreb on March 30, 2010 at 9:01 AM

The RNC is such a joke, I mean seriously now.

Daemonocracy on March 30, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Wait — there’s a nightclub modeled after Eyes Wide Shut? Does it put people to sleep and play only three piano notes all night long? Does Nicole Kidman show up occasionally to chew the scenery? Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia. People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth. At least the costuming would make more sense.

Hey now, Ed! Don’t badmouth Kubrick! I know Eyes Wide Shut is a polarizing movie(kinda like a certain Alaskan politician), but I love it. I think the major problem with that flick is that there were so many rumors about the plot and it took something like 2 1/2 years to complete, that people didn’t know what to expect when they finally saw it. What’s silly is that it was well known that he based his script on a book(Traumnovelle) and aside from updating the setting to modern day New York, the storyline was exactly the same.

Doughboy on March 30, 2010 at 9:02 AM

The Folsom Street Fair takes place in Pelosi’s district every year, and no one says anything about her supporting that fair.
A weekend of perversion beyond what any normal person could conceive…and then we have a night of partying by some young idiot.

right2bright on March 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM

I liked Eyes Wide Shut. Once you understand the theme, it’s a great take on the masked/secret lives we lead.

Thunderstorm129 on March 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

And the RNC wonders why I keep telling them I won’t give them any more money? Doh!

Steele is totally incompetent. He needs to resign.

RNC staff should live the life of frugality they preach for the government: fly economy, hold meetings in the most central location which is a “hub” city to minimize air fares, stay in budget hotels/motels, hold meetings in venues with reasonable costs.

Unless at least as great a percentage of the money the RNC raises goes to candidates and direct conservative advocacy as the Salvation Army manages to spend on direct programs, then hell will freeze over before I give them any money.

Individual Republican candidates? sure! The RNC? The NRSCC? NRCCC? No f*ing way!

CatoRenasci on March 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

So … Ed. By your post I guess you’ve actually seen ‘Eyes Wide Shut”? Haven’t seen it myself so I’m not sure if I should be proud of you, sorry for you, or ashamed of you for sitting through it.

Rod on March 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I wish I could do the link thingy but has anyone else seen the headline where Obama says the core of the tea party are people who think he’s not a citizen and also that he is a socialist? The socialist thing I get but tea partiers are all birthers?

sandee on March 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Hold on, there was a $2,000 reimbursement “that neither Chairman Michael Steele nor any senior staff were aware of either the outing or the committee’s reimbursement of the cost.” What kind of controls do they have at the RNC? I’ve expensed some big nights during my 25 years as a manufacturer’s rep and after a certain level, senior management has to approve. Who did approve the reimbursement and what level at the RNC gets to ok $2,000?

PatMac on March 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Like Allahpundit, my libertarian side tends to shrug at the existence of such places, but my fiscal conservatism balks at the notion that monies donated for political purposes to the RNC should go towards sex romps instead.

Yeah, let’s confirm the obvious here. I give a crap about some Hollyweird circle-jerk nightclub. This whole story is about “how do we get conservative Americans to donate money for political purposes to the RNC if they think we are going to spend it on prostitution?”

Because let’s face it — that’s what we thought they were doing with it.

Jaibones on March 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I did see that movie and yes it was stupid. The only attraction for this chauvinistic pig was the naked ladies. I’m always sinful male enough to appreciate that. That movie even got heavy-handed with that, however, and actually succeeded, eventually, in making hot naked women kinda boring. I never would have thought that was possible. Finally, what was with all those 1960′s style full bushes? Was that strategic to keep the film from showing labia and becoming X-rated?

Extrafishy on March 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

I want to know why they also didn’t fire the dumbass who signed off on reimbursement for this.

BuzzCrutcher on March 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Like Allahpundit, my libertarian side tends to shrug at the existence of such places, but my fiscal conservatism balks at the notion that monies donated for political purposes to the RNC should go towards sex romps instead.

$2,000 might be cheap depending on how many people were on the tab. Your fiscal conservative side should be more concerned with the private jets, hotel bills at the Four Seasons, and luxury boxes at sporting events.

Putting aside political positions for a moment, is the RNC itself more fiscally conservative than the DNC?

dedalus on March 30, 2010 at 9:12 AM

sandee on March 30,2010 at 9:04 AM.

The constant lies and deceptions from Obama and his administration have reached a crescendo to where reality is a moving target and nothing is as it seems. Branding the Tea Party as “birthers” is just standard operating procedure as they exploit the ignorance of the lemmings he has mesmerized. Evil on this scale is new even to Washington circles.

volsense on March 30, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia.

Barry Lyndon? I’m not a fan of EWS, but, it might not be the absolute worst…

People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth.

Don’t give Tom Cruise any ideas.

Diane on March 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM

In other (real) news, Obama is signing legislation today that will destroy the student loan industry and make college students de facto property of the state.

Sweet! Chalk another one up for the little guy or something!

Good Lt on March 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Thats the mechanism for their Obama-jugend.

the_nile on March 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Finally, what was with all those 1960’s style full bushes? Was that strategic to keep the film from showing labia and becoming X-rated?

Extrafishy on March 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Maybe it’s an English thing. Kubrick lived in England from the early 1960′s til his death and shot all his subsequent movies there. So a lot of the extras in that orgy scene were likely Brits.

Doughboy on March 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

You know who gets worked up about this stuff?

People who think DC will change.

People who trust politicians, lobbyists and staffers.

IOW, not me.

I expect this to happen. I wonder whose nickel it was?

artist on March 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Ok. This is not good. While the “modeled after” suggest many things, this place is much less than a “strip club”.

It is more like a “darkly themed” lounge. The patronage “might” be goth and emo – but a “bondage club” it is not.

The Republicans over reacted, and are never gonna be cool if they respond this way.

The standard this sets is a reluctance to fight false characterizations. Face it the Republican party is weak.

Agrippa2k on March 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

In other (real) news, Obama is signing legislation today that will destroy the student loan industry and make college students de facto property of the state.

Good Lt on March 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM

If you’re good at analogies, consider:

When government began giving big money to private colleges and universities, they used the subsidies as a premise with which to regulate the judgment and decision making processes of those colleges and universities.

Now government is giving money directly to private citizens.

I can’t imagine government restraining itself to avoid the obvious temptation here.

No money for…, for whom? What will one have to think or believe in order to receive money from the President. And make no mistake, that one is receiving money directly from the man himself is precisely the perception the historic leader wants.

My God, this is like a horrible dream.

jeff_from_mpls on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

It’s not just this incident that boils my blood. It’s the private jets and the limos and the wining and dining. I understand the goal is to get donations, but they’re spending millions in donations, more than they take in! Any CEO would be fired for that, and Steele should be too.

scalleywag on March 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

+1

Steele used something like 30 grand in two months on private jets, and the Beverly Hills Hotel event cost 9 grand! That’s just ridiculous waste…if you can’t fly commercial (and yeah, coach would be better) do the video conference thing.

funky chicken on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

The Folsom Street Fair takes place in Pelosi’s district every year, and no one says anything about her supporting that fair.
A weekend of perversion beyond what any normal person could conceive…and then we have a night of partying by some young idiot.

right2bright on March 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM

People, especially young people, like sex. Who’d have thought.

dedalus on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

If it was a DNC staffer he or she would have obviously been promoted…

Fuzzlenutter on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia.

Barry Lyndon? I’m not a fan of EWS, but, it might not be the absolute worst… (1)

People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth.

Don’t give Tom Cruise any ideas. (2)

Diane on March 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM

(1) FWIW, I’ve heard that Richard Dreyfuss was Kubrick’s first choice for the lead. That might’ve cut the insomnia value way down.

(2) Or John Travolta.

apostic on March 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM

If it was a DNC staffer he or she would have obviously been promoted…

Fuzzlenutter on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Yes, to Libs, that is catering to their base.

mwdiver on March 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Two items I need to pick up at the dollar store for RNC donation envelope filler: g-string and more fake money. This is kinda fun. Just plain fake money was getting boring.

hoosiermama on March 30, 2010 at 9:22 AM

People, especially young people, like sex. Who’d have thought.

dedalus on March 30, 2010 at 9:16 AM

But the folks who donated money to the RNC probably weren’t aware they’d be supporting the prurient interests of others. Silly them…they probably just thought it’d be used for campaign ads and attacking the prevailing message coming out of the WH and the fourth branch of government.
Stupid, stupid decision.

Diane on March 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Why didn’t they just pull a page from the DNC/Democrat playbook??

Just say ‘So what?’ or pretend it didn’t happen. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Charlie Rangle…

Hell, Blagojevich is on a TV show these days…

BigWyo on March 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

The staffer could argue that he was only preparing the young GOPer’s for the coming whips and chains of Obama induced slavery.

ZeeMI on March 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Barry Lyndon? I’m not a fan of EWS, but, it might not be the absolute worst…

Diane on March 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I liked Barry Lyndon, but I’ll concede that Ryan O’Neal was badly miscast.

Doughboy on March 30, 2010 at 9:29 AM

At this point, the RNC could save money and increase
receipts by NOT sending out mailers.

Not one thin dime from me, you profligate spendthrifts.

thgrant on March 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Finally, what was with all those 1960’s style full bushes? Was that strategic to keep the film from showing labia and becoming X-rated?

Extrafishy on March 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Do you really think this was an appropriate question for hotair.com?

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Finally, what was with all those 1960’s style full bushes? Was that strategic to keep the film from showing labia and becoming X-rated? Extrafishy on March 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Do you really think this was an appropriate question for hotair.com? There Goes The Neighborhood on March 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Exactly. I think you want ‘Yahoo answers’ or something.

Mojave Mark on March 30, 2010 at 9:35 AM

But the folks who donated money to the RNC probably weren’t aware they’d be supporting the prurient interests of others. Silly them…they probably just thought it’d be used for campaign ads and attacking the prevailing message coming out of the WH and the fourth branch of government.
Stupid, stupid decision.

Diane on March 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I responding to a comment that somehow conjured up Folsom as a comparison.

I agree with you that this was stupid. It would be interesting to see a breakdown for both the DNC and RNC on how donations are spent–akin to charity stats. The problem is more likely too much T&E, not T&A.

dedalus on March 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Queue lefties laughing at how puritanical righties are in 3… 2… 1…

Midas on March 30, 2010 at 9:40 AM

And would it really take two explanations for a staffer to comprehend the problem? Talk about eyes being wide shut!

We took a whole year to supply the “explanations” for not allowing the government to get into the health care business, and yet it did nothing to straighten out the Democrats “comprehension problem”. Big difference between a couple of thousand and a couple of trillion wasted.

Rovin on March 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Exactly. I think you want ‘Yahoo answers’ or something.

Mojave Mark on March 30, 2010

No, I’m confident that if anybody could answer that question (had it not been facetiously put) it’s this crowd.

Extrafishy on March 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

It’s not just this incident that boils my blood. It’s the private jets and the limos and the wining and dining. I understand the goal is to get donations, but they’re spending millions in donations, more than they take in! Any CEO would be fired for that, and Steele should be too.

scalleywag on March 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Well, it’s certainly wasteful and ill advised, but I doubt they’re spending more than they’re taking in. If they were, the RNC would have no money, right?

Midas on March 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Rovin on March 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM

And I might add…..who’s really engaging in BONDAGE?

Rovin on March 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie

his only bad one… in fact his only one that isn’t kind of awesome methink

max1 on March 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Yeah, ‘bondage’ isn’t what comes to mind with respect to EWS, personally. *shrug*

Midas on March 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM

One thing I don’t understand in all of this is why the RNC thought it was so imperative to be recruiting donors in such a lost-cause area as Hollywood.

Those idiots presumably have contributions analyzed by zip code. If the RNC is looking for donors, I think I be shoring things up with the children and grandchildren of its biggest current donors.

I say this because I live a few zip codes away from a zip code that back in 2004 contributed more to Bush or the RNC than any other in the country–and it was right in middle America.

The RNC consists of nothing but clowns.

BuckeyeSam on March 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM

easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie

his only bad one… in fact his only one that isn’t kind of awesome methink

max1 on March 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

–Maybe that’s the reason he died right after completing it.

Jimbo3 on March 30, 2010 at 9:58 AM

To echo Marx, the GOP is a dead politics, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking.

bifidis on March 30, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Unchain Steele and tie Palin to the RNC Chair with easily escape-able velvet ropes…wait, did I type that out loud?

Knott Buyinit on March 30, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Like Allahpundit, my libertarian side tends to shrug at the existence of such places, but my fiscal conservatism balks at the notion that monies donated for political purposes to the RNC should go towards sex romps instead.

A lot of the monies donated to the RNC for political purposes also come from “social conservatives” who view “such places” as sinful, and they don’t want their money spent on things they despise, just as they don’t want their taxes spent on abortions.

While the resurgence of the Republican Party has been mostly due to voter anger at Democrat overspending, social conservatives do represent an important group in the Republican coalition, and should not be alienated by using their money for sex shows.

Steve Z on March 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Michael Steele, Elliot Spitzer, line one.

Mr. Steele, John Edwards, line two.

Mr. Steele, Barney Frank, line three.

Mr. Steele, David Duchovny, line four.

Mr. Steele, Ben Roethlisberger, line five…he said it was urgent.

cyclown on March 30, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Time to bring Ken Blackwell in as RNC Chairman to give the position some credibility and leadership.

iamsaved on March 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM

I’m waiting for Steele to announce he ‘inherited the staffer’ or something equally stupid. Until the RNC cleans house, my donations go to the Tea Parties.

bloviator on March 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Did I read correctly that the RNC now has Less Money On Hand than when Michael Steele took charge?

Proliferate spending is what got us into this mess. I thought Steele was break with tradition to lead the RNC, and not because of the racial overtones. At this point he appears to be just another politician, saying one thing, and doing another.

juanito on March 30, 2010 at 11:42 AM

It’s a film and club Stanley Kubrick would die for

Kini on March 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Kubrick’s worst movie?

You never saw Barry Lyndon, did you Ed?

Captain Kirock on March 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM

RNC should go towards sex romps instead.

Now it’s sex romps is it?

Whatever happened to those people who were said to have attended that fund-raising session down in Florida with that oh-so-terrible racist and fear mongering presentation? I’m so surprised that I’ve not seen any names or videos of them being interrogated by Chrissy or Obey. It’s almost like they didn’t exist.

The bigger question here for me is who is it inside the RNC employment or the GOP steering committee that keeps trying to bring down Michael Steele? We are just 7 months from an election that can stop the Obama/Pelosi strategy to fundamental change to America.

So who ever it is that is conspiring to unseat Steele.. STOP IT! This is about the survival of our country not some Party purity test!

Texas Gal on March 30, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Wait — there’s a nightclub modeled after Eyes Wide Shut? Does it put people to sleep and play only three piano notes all night long? Does Nicole Kidman show up occasionally to chew the scenery? Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable, easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia. People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth. At least the costuming would make more sense.

LMAO, Ed…. you should moonlight over at Big Hollywood.

Funny stuff.

The Ugly American on March 30, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Steele needs to similarly be released from bondage.
FREE STEELE! FREE STEELE!

rayra on March 30, 2010 at 1:55 PM

RNC should go towards sex romps instead.


Now it’s sex romps is it?

My thoughts, exactly, TexasGal.

Y-not on March 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM

This story is disgusting and disturbing on so many levels and one is that it shows the RNC is so money-grubbing that they throw all principles aside to entertain rich potential donors. Where is the line? The RNC is willing to do anything to get $$ and it’s sickening. And saying that Steele knew nothing is actually worse because it shows he isn’t in control.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on March 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM

This is just another good example why I am so happy I stopped donating to political campaigns and the Republican Party. I guess some big donors “were fit to be tied” after reading about that night out.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on March 30, 2010 at 4:50 PM

The bigger question here for me is who is it inside the RNC employment or the GOP steering committee that keeps trying to bring down Michael Steele? We are just 7 months from an election that can stop the Obama/Pelosi strategy to fundamental change to America.

So who ever it is that is conspiring to unseat Steele.. STOP IT! This is about the survival of our country not some Party purity test!

Texas Gal on March 30, 2010 at 1:11 PM

I was never especially impressed with Steele as a choice for RNC head, but I’m even less impressed with this kind of smear campaign. Yes, the RNC should not have reimbursed this expense, and it indicates the need for some reform at the RNC. But the attempt to pin all the blame on Steele suggests ulterior motives, and this kind of political infighting is damaging to the country. We desperately need to take both houses of Congress back before Pelosi and Reid do irreparable damage. As long as Steele takes steps to fix this mess, I’d rather put my focus where it belongs.

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 31, 2010 at 1:51 AM

Maybe the former staffer should call Tiger Woods for suggestions on rehab centers?

olesparkie on March 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Wait — there’s a nightclub modeled after Eyes Wide Shut? Does it put people to sleep and play only three piano notes all night long?

Oh ha haaaa. Shows what you know. Ever heard of octaves fucnnyman? There’s at least five notes there if not six. Count ‘em.

Obviously you don’t have the ear for the fine Hungarian musica.

Does Nicole Kidman show up occasionally to chew the scenery?

Give up your inquiries which are completely useless, and consider these words a second warning. We hope, for your own good, that this will be sufficient.

Eyes Wide Shut is perhaps the most overrated piece of dreck imaginable…

If by ‘dreck’ you mean Teh Awesome!!!

…easily Stanley Kubrick’s worst movie and (ironically, given the storyline) a great cure for insomnia.

Zzzzzzzz Here’s me snoozing through your takedown.

People would have more fun in a nightclub modeled after Battlefield Earth.

Mmmmm…… I smell a bet.

At least the costuming would make more sense.

Oh, now that’s a little harsh. At least you can find the one kind in a typical costume rental place.

RD on March 31, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Er, fucnnyman funnyman

Apropos, from the YouTube link “Gyorgy Ligeti – Musica ricercata 2 – Scary piano”:

mjxshipton (1 month ago)
Excellent playing but that piece makes me want to eat a bullet.

bballerguy0812 (22 hours ago)
im guessing you havent seen “eyes wide shut”

mjxshipton (22 hours ago)
@bballerguy0812 I have seen Eyes Wide Shut, and that movie also makes me want to eat a bullet, as much fun as watching a sexually frustrated midget with a big nose walk around for two hours is.

RD on March 31, 2010 at 3:15 PM