for Vice Magazine
Go ahead and shoot me. Itâ€™s hopeless. My War on Stupid is facing defeat on every front.
I open up the New York Times and thereâ€™s a page one story about Anthony Weiner, who is now ahead in the race for Mayor of New York.
It is, I admit, a really famous penis. Weiner was a Congressman until two years ago when he resigned because he sent a 21-year-old woman photos of his wiener (modestly bulging from his underpants) via Twitter. Weiner was forced to resign from Congress.
Now heâ€™s back, with a front-runner status conferred by the name-recognition care of the exposure of his jockey shorts.
New Yorkâ€™s school system, with one million students, is desperately screwed up. What is Weinerâ€™s position on privatizing the schools through the â€œcharterâ€ system? The Times wonâ€™t tell us. Itâ€™s all about Weinerâ€™s weenie. The Times only asks voters if they will forgive him for showing young ladies …more