Readers who find me “mean spirited” simply haven’t read enough of this guy.
In other words, they’re illiterate and their opinions don’t matter.
PS: he wrote “Foreigners Around the World” too.
Will just linking to Derb’s link to this 1976 piece get me an HRC complaint? Come and get me, you fairies!
(A better version here, albeit with supremely irritating music)
Look, I’ll just copy O’Rourke’s “ARABS” bit here to save everybody time:
“Wear bed sheets and put bags over their women’s heads. They burp and fart during meals and wash themselves in sand. They bugger little boys and practice some stupid religion that they’re trying to get all our Negroes to believe in. Disorderly cowards when they have to fight anyone else, they nonetheless quite courageously murder each other and chop off people’s hands for littering.
“They plant bombs everywhere they go and own all the earth’s oil, which is why you can’t buy high-test if you’re wearing a yarmulke. They hate Jews because Jews are the only people in the world with noses uglier than their own, and they’re cornering the Cadillac market so that the Hebes will have to drive Buicks.
“If they had any country clubs, they wouldn’t let Jews in.
“Proper Forms of Address:
“Camel jockey, tent-head, soggy Arabian, desert Irish, gas-ass.
“An Anecdote Illustrating Something of the Arab Character:
“During the Yom Kippur War, Syrian armored units were preparing to charge several fortified positions in the Golan Heights when the Israelis canceled their credit rating.”
Although frankly I don’t find any of that as funny as “AFRICANS: don’t feel pain the way we do.” Maybe the 70s weren’t so crappy after all.