August 06, 2004
The Two-Color Rainbow

Thanks to a post by Tacitus on Red State, I've finally seen the picture of Glenn Reynolds in his Celebrate-Diversity-by-Buying-All-Kinds-of-Guns T-shirt -- the one that has Dumb and Dumber (Atrios and Steve Gilliard) all riled up. Here is a copy:

(Blogspot links often don't work and I prefer not to link to Atrios or Gilliard, but their posts are dated 8/3 at 7:22 PM and 8/4 at 12:00:12 AM, respectively.)

Gilliard quotes Atrios with approval:

The colors of the caption are commonly used pan-African colors: red, yellow, and greeen.

Both claim that the supposed color scheme represents a symbolic urge to kill black people. Of course, neither of these bozos seems to have noticed that the picture, which Gilliard posts on his blog, does not in fact have a red, yellow, and green (or 'greeen') caption. The colors are white ('celebrate') and yellow ('diversity'), and the combination of white and yellow has nothing to do with Africa.

Press 'More' to see the sinister secret meaning of these two colors.

White and yellow are the colors of the Vatican flag:

So, is Glenn Reynolds working for the Pope? His positive views on pornography would argue against, but perhaps he's under very deep cover as an agent of Popish plots.

Of course, Atrios and Gilliard are probably dumb enough, or dishonest enough, to switch gears and claim that white letters over yellow represent European oppression of Asians from the Opium Wars right up to the present day. The rest of us will think that they're the two colors that show up best on a black background, and that using both together is more eye-catching than either one by itself.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at August 06, 2004 12:51 AM

ROFL. Good surprise Weev.

Posted by: Robin Roberts on August 6, 2004 01:10 PM

You missed a finer point in Atrios' post. The shirt he complains about in his blog is an alternative design, a white shirt with more colors. The colors on the white shirt are more rainbowesque, not dissimilar to the colors that appear on diversity-oriented materials.

But of course, that's not the shirt Glenn is wearing.

So Atrios, in a death-defying leap of logic--even for him--jumps to conclusions out the wazoo.

Not only are we beginning to find proof that there's life beyond this planet, but we're also finding ways to take shortcuts through the universe.

Atrios-dude is most definitely on the list of people most deserving to be struck down by lightning.

Posted by: John on August 7, 2004 11:45 AM

Death-defying? Atrios has been logic-dead for quite some time,now.

Posted by: Slartibartfast on August 8, 2004 01:24 PM

Help, I'm an evil-minded moron who can't stop posting metaphorical shit on other people's sites! Please don't ban me, or I'll have to go back to smearing real shit on the walls of my room at the asylum!

Posted by: JadeGold on August 8, 2004 06:14 PM

Hello, my name is JadeGold, and I'm a smegmaholic. I can't stop myeslf from smearing my filth all over other people's websites. Why? Why can't I stop? If only I were an alcoholic or a heroin addict, it would be so much more . . . socially acceptable. Someone please help me!

Posted by: JadeGold on August 10, 2004 05:31 PM

Thanks for 'fessing up, Jade. Admitting you have a problem is the first step on the path to recovery.

Posted by: Slartibartfast on August 17, 2004 11:54 AM

Uh, you do know that I edited JadeGold's posts, don't you, Slartibartfast? Just to bring out the true meaning underlying the surface filth, of course. Every word is different, but the message is much clearer.

By the way, JadeGold, if you keep evading my ban, I will keep editing your posts: much more fun than just deleting them.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil on August 17, 2004 01:53 PM

Yes, I do know that. It's all part of the fun.

Posted by: Slartibartfast on August 18, 2004 09:47 AM


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