Ed Driscoll

The Atlantic Must Be So Proud

As Ace writes, “Andrew Sullivan’s Blog Now Officially a Dream-Journal and Online Cry For Help, But Mostly An Online Cry For Help,” beginning with a quote from one of Andrew’s recent blog posts:

Sadly Yes
I had a dream last night that I was lost in Sarah Palin’s garden. It was springtime, and there were bluebells everywhere. I suddenly realized where I was and tried to get out to the street. But there was just more garden …

Uh huh.

I have Sigmund Freud on the line. He says–

Oh wait, he just hung up. I heard the pattering of running feet before the line disengaged.

To get how massively funny, and tastelessly self-revelatory, this is, you need to know that “garden” is Freudian Symbolism 101 for “vagina.” [Not to mention Springsteenian symbolism for throwaway soundtrack programmers. — Ed]

Oh, and “Andrew Sullivan” just wrote to me, continuing his dream-journaling:

…only, then they weren’t bluebells, they were orchids – but the orchids had teeth! Beautiful, pink, wet orchids with rows of sharp teeth, like some kind of shark mouth. And the mouths started to speak to me. It was my mother’s voice! I picked a flower, and the stem started to grow longer, while mother shrieked at me that good boys shouldn’t look at flowers.I wonder what it all means?

Hard to say, Andrew. Hard. to. Say.

But never let it be said that Andrew discriminates:

On HBO’s June 4 broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” film producer, director, and screenwriter Judd Apatow harkened back to a 2000 cover of Rolling Stone magazine that revealed something about the former vice president during the Bush/Gore election cycle.

“Well, do you remember he was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine many years ago when he was running for president and he had this giant cock on the cover?” Apatow said. “Am I the only one that saw that? … You remember, he was on the cover of Rolling Stone, Al Gore and it was kind of the thing that he had a big bulge in his pants that was his cock.”

But Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic’s “The Daily Dish” fame offered the perspective a lot of us could have done without and said it was common knowledge of what people may have gleaned from that particular Rolling Stone magazine cover.

“It is well known in Washington he is the most hung politician around,” Sullivan added.

Aim high, Andrew. Aim high.

“Well, do you remember he was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine many years ago when he was running for president and he had this giant cock on the cover?” Apatow said. “Am I the only one that saw that? … You remember, he was on the cover of Rolling Stone, Al Gore and it was kind of the thing that he had a big bulge in his pants that was his cock.”But Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic’s “The Daily Dish” fame offered the perspective a lot of us could have done without and said it was common knowledge of what people may have gleaned from that particular Rolling Stone magazine cover.

“It is well known in Washington he is the most hung politician around,” Sullivan added.