Reflections of Gaddafi’s corpse and Nancy Grace’s nipple

I know that he was a terrible man, and that he likely deserved what happened to him, but I don’t know that I needed to see his execution play out in graphic detail this morning as I sipped my tea and attempted to eat my granola. And I can’t for the life of my understand how it is that we live in a society where one day people are in a tizzy over the fact that they may have seen 30-degrees of Nancy Grace’s areola for a split second, and the next they’re watching video of a man being beaten to death by an angry mob like it’s an episode of Dharma & Greg.

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18 Comments

  1. Edward
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    I have a related question. When the Rapture comes tomorrow, and all the good Christians start shooting up into the sky like spawning salmon, will God blur their genitals?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/harold-camping-reschedules-end-of-world_n_1020077.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

  2. Eel
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Do you have any idea how many people would turn out in small towns across America to watch people be executed in the olden days? They’d bring picnic lunches. It was entertainment. People love death. It’s in our DNA. Sex is something different, though. That’s dirty. Personally, I’d rather take my kids to watch two people having sex in the town square than to see someone get their head chopped off, but I guess I’m a pervert.

  3. TeacherPatti
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Puritanism, which I’ve heard is the idea that someone, somewhere is having sex and you aren’t and therefore sex is “bad”. (Hi, envy much?!?!)

  4. Mr. X
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Nothing makes someone feel better about his lot in life than seeing someone else get killed. Watching other people have sex has the opposite affect.

  5. Meta
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    It’s all sports.

    Check out this headline from the New York Post:

    “Khadafy Killed by Yankee Fan”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/10/fact-check-new-york-posts-qaddafi-headline-almost-certainly-wrong/247141/

  6. Odel Kohm
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I came here searching for images of Gadaffi’s nipples. You can imagine my disappointment.

  7. Alice Krum
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Let me guess. You also didn’t like people linking to the video of the Chinese toddler being run over yesterday.

    http://gawker.com/5850507/two+year+old-hit+and+run-victim-left-to-die-in-street-in-china

  8. b
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    exactly what i said this morning too…it’s sick….

  9. Alan
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    “I know that he was a terrible man, and that he likely deserved what happened to him”

    Yeah?

    And how do you “know” those things, pray tell?

    http://libyasos.blogspot.com/p/gaddafi.html

  10. Dress Barn
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Nipples are worse than death.

  11. Posted October 22, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Clearly, Gaddafi was a complex figure. I personally find the US’s sudden shift of policy toward Gaddafi quite revealing.

    The United States has a long history of supporting either despots amenable to US economic interests (think Mobuto of Zaire, or the Shah of Iran, or, as has been the case in the past 20 years, loose, inept, castrated governments that have difficulty in resisting heavy handed US economic policies.

    Clearly, the US supported Gaddafi only as long as he remained open to US/European resource extraction, though a loose post Gaddafi government would be far more preferable.

    Still, though, I have also never understood why Americans have such a hard time stomaching smiling naked women, or worse yet, smiling naked people having happy sex, but have no qualms about showing beaten and mutilated bodies on national television.

  12. Posted October 22, 2011 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    It would be interesting to get Stephen Tonsor’s view on this. Perhaps you could cajole him to comment, Mark?

    I liked his views on violence.

  13. Edward
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    What were his views on violence, Peter?

    Also, if you haven’t seen it, Jon Stewart had a good segment on the killing of Gaddafi, and why it is that the Republicans seem unwilling to acknowledge Obama’s success.

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/jon-stewart-gop-wtf

  14. Alan
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Stephen Gowans: great blog, essential for many reasons,
    not least to understand Libya (and the rest of Africa):

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/in-libya-lies-and-imperialism-on-the-verge-of-victory/
    In Libya, Lies and Imperialism on the Verge of Victory
    August 22, 2011

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/libya-imperialism-and-the-left/
    Libya: Imperialism and the Left
    August 28, 2011

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/gaddafi's-oppressions/
    Gaddafi’s Oppressions
    October 21, 2011

  15. Alan
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Stephen Gowans: great blog, essential for many reasons, not least to understand Libya (and the rest of Africa):

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/in-libya-lies-and-imperialism-on-the-verge-of-victory/
    In Libya, Lies and Imperialism on the Verge of Victory
    August 22, 2011

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/libya-imperialism-and-the-left/
    Libya: Imperialism and the Left
    August 28, 2011

    http://gowans.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/gaddafi's-oppressions/
    Gaddafi’s Oppressions
    October 21, 2011
    

  16. Arthur Drinnen
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Am I the only one wishing that this post was about Qadaffi’s nipples and Nancy Grace’s corpse?

    Sorry.

    I couldn’t help myself.

  17. K2
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Barney Frank’s are better, IMHO.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/19/barney-frank-nipples-_n_1158880.html?ref=politics

    You should line up all three so that we can vote (Janet Jackson, Nancy Grace, Barney Frank).

  18. A Pawel
    Posted December 31, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    My God is a nipple-covered Nancy Grace. From head to toe nipples. I pray to her daily. When she lactates, she glows. She has an aura.

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