Re: Eli Lake is ugly

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#notalldrones


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:44 PM
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Imagine how many terrorists we'd get if we just exterminated the entire human race.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:46 PM
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See LGM passim.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:54 PM
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Classic contrarianism.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 3:01 PM
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At least one of us remembers, neb.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 3:45 PM
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Occasionally terrorists kill other terrorists, so they can't all be bad.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 3:52 PM
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The thread linked in 5 is interesting. It's filled with people getting their panties in a bunch for Neb calling Eli Lake ugly because Eli Lake is kind of acquaintances with Matthew Yglesias and since Matthew Yglesias reads this blog maybe we shouldn't call Eli Lake ugly because that would be mean and unserious. What a bunch of pussies with loathsome friends, though I guess no one who comments here any more. Rarrrggghhhh.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:00 PM
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They made me talk to McMegan.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:02 PM
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I was standing right there! And called you an asshole. But in a loving and supportive way.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:03 PM
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Am I supposed to know who Eli Lake is?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:06 PM
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I had completely forgotten his name since he was discussed around here 7-8 years ago. He does appear to be super ugly, although he's so hideous and evil-looking that he has a supervillain character actor thing going on.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:09 PM
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Contemporaneous account of 9.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:11 PM
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I missed the golden age of unfogged meetups. Maybe this comment should go in the "counterfactuals" thread instead.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:25 PM
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But you're still in time to catch the late, decadent period of Unfogged meetups. Assuming someone else can muster up some decadence, of course.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:26 PM
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Wow, that bloggingheads in 5...Lake's ugliness is accentuated by the fact that Phil Glass is unusually good-looking in a classic jut-jawed '50s way, so it literally looks like a superhero and his supervillian nemesis are having a dialogue.

Lake has a particular ugliness that's very DC, this sort of supercilious absolutely self-confident social climber ugliness. The level of self-confidence these people have tends to make them attractive to women almost regardless of how ugly they are; I understand Lake dated Garance Franke-Ruta who is pretty attractive.

Also, I miss Stras posting. And Emerson.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:28 PM
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Also, that Bloggingheads in 5 really brings you back to the fundamental corruption of the public discourse during the whole Iraq War era. This calm discussion of the best way to keep occupying the country, and the liberal is talking about how we can do it with a smaller more efficient force...


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:30 PM
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Holy cow, THAT is what unfogged meetups used to be like? Amazing.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 4:57 PM
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And that was the meetup that didn't have knife-fights and body-armor.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:03 PM
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Sex grotto in Palm Springs still available, if you people are ready to seize the day.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:03 PM
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Seize the day? All I can do is beg people let us know when they come to DC. I'm so, so sorry, you first-generation unfoggeders.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:12 PM
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Next meetup s/b the PNW. I know a very nice place to rent a group of several cabins all close together: here.

Okay, yeah, it is a long way from any airports. Or worthwhile restaurants. Or cultural significance of any kind.

But just look at the views.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:12 PM
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Someone told me Lake was still bitching about being called ugly, as recently as a couple of years ago, which gave me a warm glow.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:46 PM
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22: good


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 5:47 PM
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beg people let us know when they come to DC

I'm going to be in DC (well, Rockville, anyhow) for a 3-day training course in mid-July and will have the night of Friday the 18th free.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 6:28 PM
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24: Yay meetup in DC Maryland. I should be around, and if anything else comes up I can always say I have imaginary friends stomach flu.


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 6:52 PM
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24 Sounds like the beginning of a plan. A good plan.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 6:52 PM
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Eli Lake may be a terrible person, but I actually think he's much cuter than the other blogginheads guy, who looks....er...pretty average. Were someone to ask my opinion, I would suggest that Lake maybe wear oxfords with the top button undone rather than broadcloth dress shirts and ties. Also something either more interesting or less interesting in terms of glasses - the ones he has catch the eye too much for what they are.

I am hoping that the fact that I think this person is attractive when everyone else thinks they are hideous suggests that all my various crushes who I think are way too good-looking for me are in fact homely and would be glad to be asked on a date. I mean, if they're homely but I think they're dazzlingly good looking, that's a total win for me.

On the other hand, I'd just been thinking lately that I really looked pretty good for rising forty, and maybe I'm just an Eli Lake-like figure and kidding myself.


Posted by: Frowner | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 7:15 PM
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1 is perfect.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 7:16 PM
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I am hoping that the fact that I think this person is attractive when everyone else thinks they are hideous suggests that all my various crushes who I think are way too good-looking for me are in fact homely and would be glad to be asked on a date. I mean, if they're homely but I think they're dazzlingly good looking, that's a total win for me.

Clearly the answer is to post pictures of them here and we'll advise you.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 7:17 PM
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Those glasses do tend to bring out the resemblance to Himmler, don't they?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 7:28 PM
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Rent an RV, rolling meetup up & down I5. If we take 101 we can camp at my mother's place.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 7:30 PM
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The thread linked in 5 is interesting. It's filled with people getting their panties in a bunch for Neb calling Eli Lake ugly

Dude, ogged posted that.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 9:05 PM
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Well, you did post this post, which also calls him ugly, so it's an understandable mistake.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 9:08 PM
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24 et seq: yes.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 9:08 PM
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I think I'll host a meetup in july on like the 28th or 29th at my house in DC (but not overnight, just a party. it'll be easier for me, actually, illness-wise, to be the hostess and able to lie down if I want to rather than be out someplace where I feel like I have to be "on" and there's no place to lie down (since there's no flophouse.) maaaaybe (violating sanctity o.o.b.c. on FB) becks' new place is the new flophouse, but I'm pretty sure not.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 10:51 PM
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Huh. That is... tempting.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 10:54 PM
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Traveling from Alaska to DC for a meetup twice does sound kind of insane, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 10:55 PM
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July 28/29 is a Monday/Tuesday. You sure you're looking at the right month?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 11:03 PM
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You're such a prude, apo.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 11:11 PM
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33: but in this post I meant that he's morally ugly.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 11:30 PM
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I see that, but it was kind of ambiguous.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 11:32 PM
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Since his moral ugliness was implied (insofar as I wouldn't call someone who wasn't morally ugly, ugly) by my post, let me be the first to say, thanks for making that explicit, neb.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 4:43 AM
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35: That would be awesome!


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 7:16 AM
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(insofar as I wouldn't call someone who wasn't morally ugly, ugly)

Mmmmmhmmmmmmmmmm.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 8:20 AM
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I was trying to give you credit for being awesome and not a fucking wuss like those other idiots in that 2008 thread, neb. He really is hideously ugly in both senses, of course.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 9:05 AM
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Man, after all the chants of "ugly, ugly, ugly" I was kind of surprised to find out via Google that he's just a middle aged pudgy balding guy with a smirk.

Moral ugliness aside, no one would run screaming from this guy or even give him a second glance.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 10:44 AM
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Rats. 46 was me.

Computers are hard.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 10:45 AM
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Yeah but the guy is in his 20s or early 30s and looks like a bloated supervillain, plus the weird smoking and clothes.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 12:24 PM
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41, per Wikipedia.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 12:30 PM
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So 8 years ago he was 33.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 12:39 PM
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I think that's it -- he looked kind of awful for 33, but has stabilized and isn't all that unusually bad-looking at 41.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 2:08 PM
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I keep hoping that at some age, that will work for me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 2:12 PM
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"He looks great for his age, when you consider most people that age are dead."


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 2:18 PM
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"Or at least they're wearing pants in public."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 2:29 PM
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Though one must admit the maggots give his friend a certain je ne sais quoi.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 06- 7-14 2:31 PM
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J・I・M・P・J・O・R・P・S @HunkyJimpjorps
@Mobute @EliLake it's okay to rub a turd onto Eli Lake's shirt as long as you balance it out by also pooping in toilets sometimes


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 5:54 PM
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35: Damn you, al for doing that in the middle of the summer. My cousin, the human rights lawyer who just gave his junior prep school's commencement, lives in DC. He is uber preppy. He would probably come along, but I don't think I could crash with him, since he has roommates.

When are you coming to Boston?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 06- 8-14 7:30 PM
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