March 24, 2003
Footnoting Lileks

Today's Bleat refers to "lumbering pseudoprole Michael Moore". Too bad he's not a real prole: then we could say he put the 'lumpen' in 'lumpenproletariat'. Of course, he is a member of America's fastest-growing class: the lumpenintelligentsia.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at March 24, 2003 10:55 AM

So is it spring break in Rochester? 10:55 pm is a more usual posting time for you.

Posted by: steevil on March 24, 2003 11:06 AM

I'd hoped that the phrase would remind one of "psuedopod," and all the blobby amoeba-ness that term suggests.

Posted by: lileks on March 24, 2003 01:45 PM

It appears that the lumpenpseudoproletariat (pronounced with a pronounced accent on the "lumpen") Moore has false semiconsciousness!

Sad, really.

Posted by: Robert Musil on March 24, 2003 08:59 PM

Amoebas? Moore Mitosis? No, no, mommy, make that image go away...

Posted by: Michael Dingler on March 24, 2003 10:19 PM