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  • Norman Mailer, a dissenting view

    11/11/2007 2:01:54 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies · 197+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/10/2007 | Roger Kimball
    ...For readers who did not witness his elevation to the role of literary-political culture hero, it is difficult to appreciate the awe with which Norman Mailer was regarded by the literary and academic establishment from the 1950s through the 1960s and into the 1970s. A typical paean is Diana Trilling’s convoluted 1962 essay on “The Radical Moralism of Norman Mailer,” which concludes by comparing Mailer to the prophet Moses “with a stopover at Marx.” “His moral imagination,” Mrs. Trilling assured her readers, “is the imagination not of art but of theology, theology in action.” Which means … ? Very little,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-11-07 (VIDEO: Norman Mailer (RIP) Fights Rip Torn)

    11/11/2007 2:05:52 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 51+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 11, 2007 | PJ-Comix
    In memory of the late Norman Mailer who passed away yesterday, I present this video in which he is fighting actor Rip Torn on the set of his forgettable Maidstone movie which Mailer wrote and directed in 1970. It was supposed to be an improvised fight that got out of hand when Rip Torn slammed Mailer in the head several times with a hammer. The result is more entertaining than a Bum Fights video! Here is an explanation of this scene in WIKIPEDIA: While filming Maidstone, Torn, apparently unhappy with the film, struck director and star of the film...
  • Pulitzer winner Norman Mailer dead at 84

    11/10/2007 9:47:43 PM PST · by saganite · 45 replies · 303+ views
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 07 | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song," has died at the age of 84. Mailer died Saturday of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, J. Michael Lennon, the author's literary executor and biographer, said. "He was a great American voice," said a tearful Joan Didion, author of "The Year of Magical Thinking" and other works, struggling for words upon learning of Mailer's death. From his classic debut novel to such masterworks...
  • DFU SONG: Norman (Norman Mailer, you suck) 9-6-02

    09/06/2002 6:45:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 350+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 9-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - NORMAN He hates this nation, there is little doubt Just watch him pout…he's burned out I see his face and then I think of trout That's Norman Mailer Yes, he is a guy who's had six wives They must have all had such hellish lives There remains a question about Adele Why did he stab her, oh, do tell Norman, why are you unpatriotic Norman, you are truly idiotic Norman, Norman, you suck He's getting thirsty and he needs some booze It's rum he'll choose…then he'll snooze He has his fill and throws up on his shoes...
  • Pulitzer-winning author (Norman) Mailer dies

    11/10/2007 5:23:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo | 11/10/07 | Richard Pyle - ap
    <p>NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead," died Saturday, his literary executor said. He was 84.</p>
  • Author Norman Mailer, Who Penned 'The Naked and The Dead,' Dead at 84

    11/10/2007 5:01:15 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 53 replies · 64+ views
    AP via FOXNews.com ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur, died of renal failure early Saturday, his literary executor said. He was 84.
  • Of Mailer and Murder

    11/27/2006 4:48:20 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 11 replies · 636+ views
    On a recent visit to New Zealand, I happened across a book that I had long intended to read, In the Belly of the Beast, by Jack Henry Abbott. (Before the advent of the Internet, which equalised world prices, New Zealand used to be the best place in the English-speaking world for second-hand books.) The name probably faintly rings a bell. He was a career criminal, and had spent the vast majority of his life in penal institutions of one kind or another. At the time he first wrote to Norman Mailer, he was serving a sentence of up to...
  • Intelligence 101A (Norman Mailer Accuses USA Of Stirring Up Newsweek Riots)

    05/18/2005 5:55:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 302+ views
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 17, 2005 | Norman Mailer
    I'm beginning to see why one would want to write a blog. At present, I have a few thoughts I can certainly not prove, but the gaffe over the Michael Isikoff story in Newsweek concerning the Koran and the toilet is redolent with bad odor. Who, indeed, was Isikoff's supposedly reliable Pentagon source? One's counter-espionage hackles rise. If you want to discredit a Dan Rather or a Newsweek crew, just feed them false information from a hitherto reliable source. You learn that in Intelligence 101A. Counter-espionage often depends on building "reliable sources." You construct such reliability item by secret item,...
  • Author: Hollywood's Castro Collaborators Revealed

    03/23/2005 3:31:23 PM PST · by srm913 · 33 replies · 1,717+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 23, 2005
    Author: Hollywood's Castro Collaborators Revealed What do Jesse Jackson, Danny Glover, Chevy Chase, Norman Mailer and Naomi Campbell have in common? They're all charter members of the Fidel Castro fan club. Appearing on the Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday night, author Humberto Fontova detailed the Castro-loving proclivities of America's literati-glitterati class, as described in his new book, "Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant." Fontova laid the groundwork for why the "Hollywood pinheads," as O'Reilly called them, think Castro is so great: because Castro is "the cool anti-American." And, as we all know, Hollywood is a firm protectorate of the 'blame America...
  • Pearl Harbor and Ford Island (comments on a pulled thread).

    12/08/2004 7:20:37 AM PST · by 7thson · 29 replies · 1,048+ views
    Couple things. I was stationed at Pearl from 1991 to 1993 on the USS Chosin. During times when the ship went into the yards, the command had us sleeping in barracks at Ford Island. This was the early 90's and I do not recall a sign or anything signifying historical significance. When my wife came over from CONUS to visit, we toured the Arizona Memorial. Looking at pictures on the wall, I noticed an aerial shot of the same barracks I was sleeping in. The last time I was there in early 92 - and when I was in shape...
  • No Waiting

    08/02/2004 4:14:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies · 485+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/01/04 | Cindy Adams
    NO WAITING NORMAN Mailer doesn't like to be kept waiting. The literary lion arrived on two canes at the Provincetown, Mass., Town Hall expecting to take the stage to address the gathered citizenry. But it turned out Amy Goldman's "Democracy Now" diatribe was only about half over. Mailer finally lost his patience. "You told me I was on at 8:45. I have a 9:30 appointment," he told the loquacious Goodman. When she yielded the floor, Mailer said: "John Kerry is not Jesus or Joan of Arc, but Democrats must learn guile. They've always been funnier, but if rage erupts, they...
  • A Quiet Rage:On Slaughter, Bad Americans, and Vile Iraqis.

    11/23/2003 6:48:31 PM PST · by vanderleun · 25 replies · 243+ views
    American Digest ^ | November 23, 2003 | Gerard Van der leun
    Before he became a simpering dottard the once lucid Norman Mailer wrote a book entitled: “Why Are We in Vietnam?” The snide defeatism of that title and the content spewed after it are, for the moment, out of fashion with the majority of Americans. But should the apologists and appeasers among us have their way, this will not always be the case. Still, that will be then and this is the now. For now, were I to take the time to pen a short treatise in the Mailer vein, mine would be titled, “Why Are We Not Killing More of...
  • Black Athletes and Black Athletes And White Male Malaise

    09/04/2003 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Davis · 13 replies · 463+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | Sept. 4, 2003 | Trentino
    Can you recognize this excerpt from an essay published in an intellectual magazine of Liberal persuasion, The New York Review of Books? And there were other factors for using our military skills, minor but significant: these reasons return us to the ongoing malaise of the white American male....For many, there was now measurably less reward in watching sports than there used to be, a clear and declarable loss. The great white stars of yesteryear were for the most part gone, gone in football, in basketball, in boxing, and half gone in baseball. Black genius now prevailed in all these sports...
  • Why the Left Loves Osama [and Saddam] by Daniel Pipes

    08/20/2003 6:13:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 51 replies · 728+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | March 19, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Why the Left Loves Osama [and Saddam] by Daniel Pipes March 19, 2003 Has anyone noticed an indifference in the precincts of the far Left to the fatalities of 9/11 and the horrors of Saddam Hussein? Right after the 9/11 attack, German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen called it "the greatest work of art for the whole cosmos." Eric Foner, an ornament of Columbia University's Marxist firmament, trivialized it by announcing himself unsure "which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House." Norman Mailer called the suicide hijackers "brilliant." More...
  • WHITE RAGE (Norman Mailer Drivel)

    07/09/2003 11:31:20 PM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 165+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 7/10/03 | Jared Paul Stern with paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>July 10, 2003 -- LOUDMOUTHED literary lion Norman Mailer is still whining that we waged war on Iraq to assuage the white male ego. "There were other factors for using our military skills, minor but significant," he writes in the New York Review of Books. "These reasons return us to the ongoing malaise of the white American male." Mailer's theory - which he's been rewording and republishing in every forum that will tolerate him - is that the war was fought, in part, because black men are better at sports. "We white men were left with half of tennis (at least its male half), and might also point to ice hockey, skiing, soccer, golf (with the notable exception of the Tiger), as well as lacrosse, track, swimming, and the World Wrestling Federation," he gasses. "If we could not find our machismo anywhere else, we could certainly count on the interface between combat and technology . . . We knew we were likely to be good at it."</p>
  • Norman Mailer's Burden/Or: how to tell an America hater.

    07/08/2003 12:18:19 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 146+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2003 | By David Horowitz
    Norman Mailer’s BurdenBy David HorowitzFrontPageMagazine.com | July 7, 2003 I’ve been studying America haters (as opposed to America’s critics) for some time now. In the midst of a war, it is especially important to distinguish between genuine dissenters from American policies and those who despise America as such (or what they prefer to call the American “system” – as though the two are separable). The latter wouldn’t mind at all the prospect of America’s defeat; would think, in fact, that there might be something beneficial in it. America’s wars against the oppressive regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq have been especially...
  • WHO'S HOT & WHO'S NOT!

    05/21/2003 8:29:44 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 3 replies · 143+ views
    WHO'S HOT.... 3. NORMAN MAILER Although time and creeping senility are catching up with tough-guy novelist Norman Mailer, he continues to make headlines. The latest project of America's famous literary gadfly turned aging publicity-hungry hack, is an opinion piece he wrote for the TIMES ONLINE . The semi-demented commentary, entitled We Went To War Just To Boost The White Male Ego, is a hodge-podge of anti-war rhetoric and anti-Bush slander disguised as an inspired literary essay. Basically, Mr. Mailer's thesis can be summed up by the following ridiculous bit of Mailer overkill: "With their dominance in sport, at work and...
  • Norman Mailer, down for the count

    05/17/2003 7:08:55 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 12 replies · 143+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | By Suzanne Fields
    <p>When George H.W. Bush chose Dan Quayle as his running mate in 1988, one of the persuasive considerations of the Republican strategists was that the senator's good looks would appeal to the ladies. Dan Quayle was cute.</p> <p>The vice president himself noted later, that the praise was not only faint but dumb and condescending. Dan Quayle's "good looks" were out of sync with the times and he became the administration's dumb blonde. The boyish, milk-fed frat guy from the Middle West lacked the masculine gravitas that baby boomers, both men and women, craved.</p>
  • Norman Mailer, down for the count

    05/14/2003 9:42:23 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 8 replies · 171+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2003 | Suzanne Fields
    Norman Mailer, down for the count Suzanne Fields May 15, 2003 When George H.W. Bush chose Dan Quayle as his running mate in 1988, one of the persuasive considerations of the Republican strategists was that the senator’s good looks would appeal to the ladies. Dan Quayle was cute. The vice president himself noted later that the praise was not only faint but dumb and condescending. Dan Quayle’s “good looks” were out of sync with the times and he became the administration’s dumb blonde. The boyish, milk-fed frat guy from the Middle West lacked the masculine gravitas that baby boomers, both...
  • 'Why Are We in Iraq?'

    05/09/2003 6:02:18 AM PDT · by ZULU · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2003 | Dennis Miller
    <p>'Why Are We in Iraq?' Meet Norman Mailer, Third Cousin of the Rational Op-Ed.</p> <p>"With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in. . . .</p>
  • Dennis Miller: 'Why Are We in Iraq?'

    05/04/2003 9:22:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 144 replies · 828+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 05/05/03 | Dennis Miller
    <p>"With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in. . . .</p> <p>When The Wall Street Journal asked me to react to Mr. Mailer's latest daft screed, I almost took a pass. I've never written an opinion piece for a newspaper before, and furthermore I know as much about Norman Mailer as I do about Mary Quant. I think they were both kinda hot for a few minutes in the '60s.</p>
  • Normal Mailer

    04/30/2003 9:16:38 PM PDT · by AL Perrin · 12 replies · 219+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4/29/03 | Al Perrin
    We Went To War Just To Boost The White Male Ego by Norman Mailer With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in ...
  • The White Male Ego

    04/30/2003 11:48:29 AM PDT · by pianomikey · 38 replies · 303+ views
    Times ^ | 4.29.03 | Mailer, Norman
    We went to war just to boost the white male ego.
  • Norman Mailer - We Went To War Just To Boost The White Male Ego

    04/29/2003 5:37:52 PM PDT · by lisaann8 · 53 replies · 286+ views
    Times Online ^ | 04-29-03 | www.hollywood-hero.us
    Hollywood-Hero - 04-29-03 - This little missive was just too good to pass up -  From the Times Online:  April 29, 2003 We went to war just to boost the white male ego By Norman Mailer With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in... Exeunt: lightning and thunder, shock and awe. Dust, ash, fog, fire, smoke, sand, blood, and a good deal of waste now moves to the wings. The stage, however, remains occupied. The question posed at...
  • We went to war just to boost the white male ego (Mega-barf alert)

    04/28/2003 6:12:15 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 54 replies · 241+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/29/03 | Norman Mailer
    With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in... M/b>Exeunt: lightning and thunder, shock and awe. Dust, ash, fog, fire, smoke, sand, blood, and a good deal of waste now moves to the wings. The stage, however, remains occupied. The question posed at curtain-rise has not been answered. Why did we go to war? If no real weapons of mass destruction are found, the question will keen in pitch. Or, if more likely, such weapons are uncovered in Iraq...
  • An Evening with Norman Mailer and George Bush

    03/13/2003 10:43:45 PM PST · by Face Man II · 4 replies · 86+ views
    cursor.org ^ | 1/28/2003 | Sarah Stodola
    An Evening with Norman Mailer and George W. Bush By Sarah Stodola --------------------------------------- Last night I saw Norman Mailer speak at Barnes & Noble in Union Square in promotion of his new book on writing, The Spooky Art. When it was over, I hopped on the subway and walked through the door of my apartment just in time to watch the State of the Union Address be delivered by President Bush. This, my friends, was shaping up to be an evening of contrasts. Before Mailer arrived, I sat for nearly an hour (you have to get to these things really...
  • Norman Mailer Revived: Mailer returns to share his hallucinations about Iraq

    03/12/2003 12:12:18 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 113+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By George Shadroui
    Norman Mailer RevivedBy George ShadrouiFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 Though he might well share the honor with William F. Buckley Jr. or Gore Vidal, there is no doubt that Norman Mailer - pugnacious provocateur, party man, icon of the radically chic, genius and relentless critic of his own country - is one of the godfathers of modern literary intellectual life as we know it. Now a venerable 80 years old, it is no surprise that Mailer is being trotted out to oppose the Bush Administration's Iraqi policy. Mailer, after all, became a cultural icon precisely because of his anti-war activities...
  • The New 'Treason Of The Intellectuals'.....

    03/03/2003 8:44:16 AM PST · by BurkesLaw · 23 replies · 414+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | March 03, 2003 | Stepehn Rittenberg
    March 3, 2003: Why is there so often an alliance between wordsmith intellectuals -- poets, novelists, playwrights, literary critics, journalists -- and anti-democratic, anti-capitalist totalitarians? Not a day passes without a Harold Pinter, Gore Vidal, Amiri Baraka, Susan Sontag or Norman Mailer denouncing America. None of these luminaries uttered a peep of protest when the Taliban systematically destroyed centuries old cultural artifacts. Nor did they cheer the liberation of Afghanistan by force of American arms. Even when one of their own, Salman Rushdie, was threatened with death by the forces of Islamofacism, there was barely a murmur of protest against...
  • War on Terrorism: The Celebrity View

    08/28/2002 9:00:02 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 16 replies · 286+ views
    Media Research Cente (MRC Spotlight) | n/a | n/a
    Media Research CenterMRC SPOTLIGHT War on Terrorism: The Celebrity View Many celebrities feel obligated to share their political opinions and the war on terrorism has been no exception. From novelist Norman Mailer’s rants about "what if the perpetrators were right" to singer Steve Earle’s soon-to-be released tribute to John Walker Lindh, the celebrity community has been a source of anti-American commentary since the war started. Here’s a selection of some of those comments.A Singer Speaks Up Country rock singer Steve Earle sang his new song about John Walker Lindh for the Today show. One line described the U.S. as the...