Beck’s Bizarre, Incoherent Rant

Right Wing Watch points out the fun when Glenn Beck goes on “an extended monologue on his radio show that quickly degenerates into an incoherent stream-of-consciousness jumble of whatever talking points happen to be floating around in his head.” He notes that there is no Hebrew word for retirement because, in nature, older animals are just eaten. It’s really weird.


  1. says

    The forces of evil in a bozo nightmare
    Ban all the music with the phony gas chamber
    Cause one’s got a weasel and the other’s got a flag
    One’s on the pole, shove the other in a bag.

    Still makes more sense than Glenn Beck

  2. says

    Right Wing Watch points out the fun when Glenn Beck goes on “an extended monologue on his radio show that quickly degenerates into an incoherent stream-of-consciousness jumble of whatever talking points happen to be floating around in his head.”

    And this is different from any other episode of his show how, exactly?

  3. says

    “So, when people get too old or too infirm for productive labor we should eat them? Gotcha.”

    No…No! alanb Old people are stringy and tough (I know I’m old myself).
    Swift had the right Idea: eat children!

  4. Ellie says

    So for Beck, it’s not “Let’s eat, Grandma,” but “Let’s eat Grandma!” Do his older relatives know this?

  5. blf says

    In English, retirement, in the sense of withdrawing from further work, is fairly recent (c.1640). I assume, without evidence, that concept is also rather recent in other languages. After all, it’s only in fairly recent times that it is possible to actually stop working (with some obvious exceptions). So if Mr Bizarre was thinking along the lines of ancient Hebrew, he might be correct.

    The obvious flaw in this hypothesis is the concept of Mr Bizarre thinking (at least of anything other than the size of his bank account).

  6. barry21 says

    @11 – That’s probably true, BLF. Modern Hebrew is a creation of the 19th and 20th centuries, attributed in large part to the work of Eliezer Ben Yehuda. I’m sure that the concept of retirement entered Hebrew during or since that time.

    However, I was responding to what Beck said; far be it from me to try to think like that fool.

  7. Thumper: Token Breeder says

    Sounds to me like Beck is beginning to feel his age, and resents that he has to get up and keep fighting his many losing battles, and is trying to convince himself to keep going, and is embittered because of it.

    *takes off amateur psychologist hat*

    That was fucking weird though.

  8. says

    Glenn Beck is one of the LAST people I’d trust to know anything about foreign languages. Those asshalos have enough trouble with English.

    And that’s before we even get to the relevance of his “point”…

  9. dingojack says

    Fuck that – eat old, rich, white guys! Yes, I’m looking at you pork chop Mr Bek!
    Mmmmmm…. Bek – the other, other white meat! *
    * Is he as kosher as Jesus?!? Let’s ask Pornstache Joe. (good for stewing or curry).

  10. zero6ix says

    God’s plan is living free! Unless you want to do anything that you want to do. Then God’s plan is to grind you into dust under the weight of duty and expectations.

    Also, where can I find a full list of these “natural laws”? I’m curious as to how many I break on a daily basis, and would like to know if the “natural police” are coming to arrest me.

  11. dingojack says

    zero6ix – are you sure they weren’t ‘naturist’ police? If they were naked apart from their warrant cards, that’d be a dead give away. :)
    If, on the other hand, it was David Attenborough – that would be ‘naturalist’ police.

  12. freehand says

    As a member of the first generation of Morlocks, it is my informed (and possibly instinctive) opinion that we should eat the rich.

    What is this “retirement” whereof you speak?

  13. Pierce R. Butler says

    barry21 @ # 10: I would just transliterate soylent to שוילנת.

    Aw c’mon. Only the most modern versions of Hebrew might have a word for “soy” *, but “lentil” goes all the way back to Genesis (25:34).

    * “Bean” first pops up in the NT at 2 Samuel 17:28.

    I wanna do a remake of Exodus with Zipporah yelling, “Manna Brown is people!”

  14. says

    I think your titles need to be more specific. A post called “Beck’s Bizarre, Incoherent Rant” basically says to me, “Glenn didn’t take the day off”.

  15. matty1 says

    Numbers 8:23-26, emphasis added

    23 The Lord said to Moses, 24 “This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the tent of meeting, 25 but at the age of fifty, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer. 26 They may assist their brothers in performing their duties at the tent of meeting, but they themselves must not do the work. This, then, is how you are to assign the responsibilities of the Levites.”

    Now you were saying.

  16. says

    Bibles are also mans law, not natural law. When was the last time you saw a lion lounging by the lake reading the bible? You know what happens, he eats the bible! The bible gets eaten! That is what happens, did you know there is no word in Hebrew for The Bible? Yeah, totally unnatural. And clothing! When was the last time you saw a lion wearing clothing? You know what a lion does with clothing? He eats it. Mr. Beck, you need to eat your bible and your clothing! Then get to work on your house. Because lions don’t live in houses, he eats them.

  17. Pierce R. Butler says

    peterh @ # 23 – Quite so.

    My error will bring God’s freezing wrath on most of the continent tonight.

    Sorry, y’all!

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