On the off chance the subject line doesn’t make it clear enough, this is a post about man of the hour, Rush Limbaugh. Aren’t you grateful for truth in blogging? You may now safely skip this post.
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So, where was I? Oh yeah. Rush Limbaugh. A man who is employed in the time-honored tradition of pitting Americans against each other. Why, without him, we might actually be discussing public policy like the Obama administration policy on health plans and contraception.
The other day I was writing about Rush. I went to Wikipedia to see how his occupation was described. I specifically wanted to know, is Rush really an “entertainer.” I was more than dubious about that claim. I figured the best description of his function would be “Inciteful Divider.” I didn’t hold out much hope of Wikipedia agreeing with me, though.
Wikipedia had this to say:
Comedian, radio host, political commentator, author, television host (former)
Source: Wikipedia – Rush Limbaugh
What the holy fuck? Yoda ate my balls!
“Comedian” was the first occupation that was listed? The first??? Like it even belongs on the list!
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Hey, Smiling Bob. Remember all the good times we had listening to the Rush Limbaugh radio show?
Oh yeah. I laughed my ass off! My head literally asploded.
Well, maybe not literally.
My spidey sense was tingling. I suspected that someone was having a bit of fun with Wikipedia. Did you know that Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit? It’s true. Look it up. Editing deliberately false information into Wikipedia is known as “defacement.” I suspected that had taken place.
I mean, there wasn’t anyone in the universe that actually thought Rush Limbaugh was a comedian, was there?
Today I returned to Wikipedia and my sense of order was restored. And so was the page. His primary occupation (based on order listed) was more properly shown as “Radio host.”
Whew. That was a close one.
In other news, I noted that Southeast Missouri State University (by far my favorite corner of Missouri) was listed as his “alma mater” with the notation: “Did not graduate.”
Hmm. What does that mean, I wonder? Wikipedia to the rescue! (Again.)
In modern times, it is often any school, college, or university at which one has studied and, usually, from which one has graduated.
Source: Wikipedia – Alma mater
Wow. Who actually has the balls to brag about going to a school where they failed to graduate? I’m guessing either it’s Yoda (because he has extra) or a person with an immense ego. His mom later said regarding his two semesters and one summer at the institution, “He flunked everything.”
An interesting aside: Wikipedia says that Limbaugh was classified as “1-Y” in regards to the draft:
Registrant available for military service, but qualified only in case of war or national emergency. Usually given to registrants with medical conditions that were limiting but not disabling (examples: high blood pressure, mild muscular or skeletal injuries or disorders, skin disorders, severe allergies, etc.). Class was discontinued in December, 1971 and its members were reclassified as 4-F.
It turned out that Limbaugh had something known as a “pilonidal cyst.”
A pilonidal cyst is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris.
Source: Wikipedia – Pilonidal cyst
Yes, many a brave-hearted volunteer, like Rush Limbaugh, were turned away by the Army and prohibited from combat by that nasty little beastie. My only question: Who got close enough to find it?
And now you know more about excellence in broadcasting than you ever wanted know. You’re welcome!