I’ve long been a consumer of trash teevee. I’m not proud of it but, as one of the real housewives would surely say, I own it. I’m not sure where the hell I bought it though…
One of my past guilty pleasures was The Gong Song, which was a untalent/game show mashup. They brought shitty performers on-some ironic, some clueless-and when the judges had enough they would beat the hell out of a gong like a demented, untalented Carl Palmer or this burly bloke:
One of the ironic gongsters, the Unknown Comic, inspired my nickname for the Darnold: the Insult Comedian. That, in turn led to this May 2016 post and meme:
It’s time to circle back to the post title at long last. It’s a modest proposal for future Trump pressers. He’s notoriously thin-skinned as we saw last week when he refused to take a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta. Then there was the infamous “you’re the puppet” exchange with HRC when she called Putin’s Pawn a puppet. Here’s my helpful suggestion: the Trumpers should roll a gong out for future press conferences, which will allow the Insult Comedian to bang the gong when he gets a vexatious question. It would be a ratings smash. Literally.
If only we could end the Trump misadventure by beating the shit out of a gong. We cannot but it sounds like a swell way to vent, doesn’t it?
All this talk about gongs has given me a benign earworm, so I’ll give the late, great glam rocker Marc Bolan the last word:
One more thing. This post was inspired by a tweet by my online friend Megan Romer about the inauguration of his illegitimacy:
OMG yes! And maybe we could have, like, a big gong or something in case they're not that good? Or like, a big hook to pull them offstage?! https://t.co/1GGhozDMNO
— Megan Romer (@meganromer) January 15, 2017
Guess I lied about the whole last word thing again. We are living in the post-truth world, after all. So it goes.