The fainting couches are getting quite a workout lately at the Media Matters offices. Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday opined -- possibly facetiously, but I can't say for sure -- that a New York Times writer who blogged about the environmental benefits of contraception should go the extra green mile and kill himself. Earnest liberals were purple with indignation.
So overtaken with the vapors are Limbaugh's foes that they missed the obvious reference.
Life's short and hard like a body-building elf
So save the planet and kill yourself
If you're feelin' down-and-out with what your life is all about
Lift your head up high and blow your brains out
Evidently, Andrew Revkin is not a Bloodhound Gang fan, either.
As another philosopher once asked: How will I laugh tomorrow when I can't even smile today?