PARTY CRASH  4:59 pm September 29, 2008

Wonkette Interviews Bob Barr At Weird-Sounding Reason Mag Party!

by Jim Newell

Your associate editor was prepared to go to this funny-sounding debate party last Friday at the D.C. headquarters of libertarian masturbation pamphlet Reason, one for which Bob Barr was invited to yell at Obama and McCain on the teevee, live. Ineffectiveness and vanity on this level is, of course, the very essence of libertarianism. So instead your editor incoherently liveblogged from home, viciously drunk (sorry!) and FAR AWAY from the old yelling octoroon. But Liz Glover went in our stead, and she brought a sidekick!

Liz’s sidekick in the first segment of this video is a gal named Christina Tkacik. You “blog people” may recognize that last name! Christina’s sister is Moe Tkacik, the roaming Gawker Media editor who now writes about, uh, robot gadgets for the porn blog, Jalopnik. In this video, Christina interviews a self-identifying Paultard, who is drunk. Not an excuse! Wonkette subscribes to the drinking theory that alcohol only makes you more honest.

Then Liz interviews Bob Barr, who, again, was yelling at the teevee all night at a secretly communist magazine’s editorial offices.

Reason Debate Party with Bob Barr [Liz Glover]

 

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{ 31 comments }

cal September 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Looks like a night in hell with morons.

shortsshortsshorts September 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Xanax. Lots of Xanax. I cannot think of another way to cope with that scene.

Rush September 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm

and now, for something completely different

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVJFQkPkCg

Serolf Divad September 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm

The fuzzy caterpillar under your lip does not believe you, sir. It says you are a liar, sir!

ManchuCandidate September 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Comeon, no questions like “How much for a mustache ride?”

SuperRounder September 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Bill Maher is crying somewhere.

V572625694 September 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Was Liz trying to check the guy’s nose hairs for leeches or something. Stand back a bit, please!

InsidiousTuna September 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I need a drink.

njdon September 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm

support the federation of galaxies. romulans uber alles.

mccain warming up in the bull pen.

SayItWithWookies September 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm

“Bob Barr is debating.”

Well, at least he has the appropriate delusions of grandeur to handle the presidency. And also the throne of France.

stew September 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Walnuts saying meaningless things on the teevee.

El Topo September 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm

As a committed beardie, I am deeply offended by Barr’s statement that he “could care less about facial hair.”

stew September 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm

…but no questions, of course. I mean, he rally ran out of there!

Dr. Spaceman September 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Those offices are much nicer than I expected.

HuskyMescan September 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm

That first guy opened up a string theory dimension in my mac screen.

facehead September 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

The person with the video recorder obviously doesn’t speak libertarian.

“The constitutional party is very theocratic”

Translation: Oh god, let’s party.

“We have to be quiet.”

Translation: let’s go to the library bathroom and turn off the lights.

“I could care less about facial hair.”

Translation: I’m Bob Barr.

facehead September 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm

[re=114360]Rush[/re]: Bunch of half-bred muslins if ya ask me.

shortsshortsshorts September 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

With the economy being as it is, will the price of a 25 cent mustache ride finally be reduced?

anabellum September 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm

[re=114354]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: i’d like to go on record as disagreeing with the pro-Xanax contingency, the filthy stuff interferes with excessive alcohol consumption……

its a matter of principle..

bitchincamaro September 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Cannot possibly whack to this clip if the interviewers remain off camera.

V572625694 September 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm

No “position” on facial hair, correct on gays in the military–what’s not to like?

Is it true that a Libertarian is just a Republican in mirrored sunglasses?

Lazy Media September 29, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Bob Barr, 100 percent keereck on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Whoo. Feelin’ a little dizzy here; Bob Barr being right about something.

BOB BARR ’08!!!!111!!!

helenaHandbasket500 September 29, 2008 at 8:42 pm

[re=114457]anabellum[/re]: Everything in moderation Anabellum and Shorts! A coupla xanax with a nice elitist bottle of chardonnay will do the trick quite nicely.

1ofUS September 29, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Global govment wrecked my hum. Now I have to sing the words.

huertanix September 29, 2008 at 11:52 pm

At least he didn’t start biting on the mic. OM NOM NOM NOM! Down, Sarah! Bad!

NotLaughing September 30, 2008 at 12:39 am

If Rue McClanhan had married Bob Barr she’d be Rue Barr

schvitzatura September 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

Wonkette people. “Blimp” people. Duel to the death.

Shades of April 2008!

WWJGD September 30, 2008 at 9:29 am

Pfft, beltway libertaricrats. The day I started calling Reason a bunch of commies was the day I realized I was a fringe nutjob.
I’m going back to my tinfoil shack with my tinfoil hat and tinfoil cat.

CJG September 30, 2008 at 10:08 am

this is all that will ever matter to me in regards to Bob Barr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOrNqkSXyA

professionalcynic September 30, 2008 at 11:45 am

I went to the party. Reason’s DC headquarters is pretty nice. They do like to drop the f-bomb. One of the Reason employees came over after the debate and makes the following announcement, “We’re taping a segment with Bob Bar, so please shut the f-k up!” This was after some guy during the debate watch yells, “Shut the f-k up!”. When did Reason turn into a surly band of sailors?

OzoneTom September 30, 2008 at 1:33 pm

But where does Barr stand on the pleather issue?

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