Speak to me of anger issues…
It must be great to be Al Franken and know that your every move causes your favorite stalker’s blood pressure to boil over, making her more incoherent than normal. That would be Michelle Malkin (unhinged, foaming at the mouth racist, blond Aryan gal…that Michelle Malkin):
It’s a clip of the last few minutes of an exclusive promotional sales pitch for Al Franken’s new book, “The Truth (with jokes),” featured at Amazon.com. (Thanks to my web guy, Mark Jaquith, for the technical assist.) The video skit blurs truth and fiction as a psychotic Al Franken kicks a man potraying a conservative reader in the groin, smashes a stool over his back, and grins as another man playing one of Franken’s fans cracks a bottle over the conservative’s head.
A few video stills (that’s Franken on the right assuming the crane position)
Al Franken, we know, is an angry, unstable man. He’s got temper-control issues. Remember this and this and this? He didn’t have to stretch much for his Amazon.com role. The skit, however, comes across not as self-effacing or satirical, but creepily, seriously cathartic.
There is absolutely nothing funny about the clip, though I suppose it is somewhat amusing to imagine Franken’s obsequious team of overpaid Harvard libs crowded around the set telling their boss what a comic genius he is.
Franken is, of course, baiting us to be outraged. But what you should feel for this man is pathos. The guy needs professional help.
…said the woman who was up at 1:25 in the morning obsessing over this.
Oh wait. This must be it:
# Hardcover: 256 pages
# Publisher: Regnery Publishing (October 24, 2005)
# Language: English
# ISBN: 0895260301
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# Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2,695 in Books
Franken’s The Truth:
# Publisher: Dutton Adult (October 25, 2005)
# Language: English
# ISBN: 0525949062
# Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
# Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds. (View shipping rates and policies)
# Average Customer Review: based on 40 reviews. (Write a review.)
# Amazon.com Sales Rank: #7 in Books
No wonder she’s doing her stalking in the stacks of Amazon.