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UPDATE: Now With Slow-Motion Video of Murdoch Pie Throwing Dude

Here, let us all have an Important Debate over whether this flannel-clad “Jonnie Marbles” character who attempted to pie Rupert Murdoch during Parliament’s hacking inquiry is the last True Hero in the dying human civilization project known briefly as “democracy,” or a flannel-clad comedian who is merely distracting everyone from the real issues with his relatively unoriginal but historically-respected gesture to humiliate the much-loathed media mogul. Oh, and there’s always the “ITS A GIANT INSIDE JOB CONSPIRACY BY MURDOCK TO GET SYPMATHY” angle too, don’t forget. Humor website The New York Times has slowed down the video, to aid in the debate.

[NYTimes/ Guardian]

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  1. Barb

    Should have used a cow pie. And last, but not least, it's going to take O'Reilley until Thanksgiving to loofah all of the pie out of the old man's wrinkles.

  2. nounverb911

    I see his wife Wendy was there to wipe the drool from his face, so who was minding his anchor babies?

    1. HistoriCat

      Would it be wrong to play that in slow motion while Everybody was kung-fu fighting was in the background?

    2. Redhead

      Is she the one who runs over and slaps our flannel hero?

      How dare she! (Plus, how dare she wear such ugly clothes.)

  3. MissTaken

    Ok, first it was Murdoch going in the back door and now it's Murdoch with a face full of creampie. Hello celibacy!

    1. PristineODummy

      Yeah, for some inexplicable reason, the boner's a goner at any mention of Rupie. Wrinklefucking is just not my schtick, I guess.

  4. Oblios_Cap

    His son dropped a load in true conservative fashion. It's a standard "stink up the joint" defensive manuever.

  5. Chet Kincaid

    That's some funny shit, the way the fembot slap-chopped that geezer! Nice vertical leap, too — they should always hand the ball to her in the Red Zone.

  6. Callyson

    If Mrs Murdoch had slapped down Rupert for being a bad boy decades ago, like she slapped down the guy in this video, this whole hacking scandal would never have happened…

    1. Chet Kincaid

      While driving back from Tennessee this weekend, I heard Murdoch's actual mother on a BBC/Public Radio report, saying that she disagreed with Rupe's papers' invasions of privacy, and had fought with him about this.

          1. KeepFnThatChicken

            I'll be goddamned. Well, I have always said that if you haven't taught ethics and morality to your children by the time they're ready to die, it may be too late.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        He has a mother? I always thought he was vomited forth from some fetid suppurating pustule that infected the anus of Cthulhu.

        1. PristineODummy

          I suggest you marry me and not have my babies.

          At this rate, I'll have proposed to every fucking commenter here by August.

      2. Hurricane Ali

        Was she an animated head preserved in a jar? Oh, wait. It was radio. Did she sound like an animated head preserved in a jar, though?

        She must be very old, is what I'm saying.

      3. LesBontemps

        He has a mother? She has a lot to answer for, considering she didn't suffocate him in his crib.

  7. SorosBot

    He should have used some sweet Cherry Pie, since Murdoch may be facing a Warrant for his arrest soon. That would put a smile on my face ten miles wide.

    1. Barb

      Yes, it would have brought back sweet memories of his first love, that sweet nurse from the Crimean war.

      1. SorosBot

        Just doing my job then. I'm just glad people recognized this; I thought it might be forgotten enough that only those right around my age would know it.

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    Trophy wife is pretty trophy-esque. guess old Rupert still likes some hair pie, anyway.

    1. V572 Hair of Destiny

      Hate to repeat myself — well, don't really care — but as an Asian trophy wife Wendy needs to be more boobalicious.

    1. tcaalaw

      Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the one thing that security at the British parliament would be really, really good about spotting.

  9. elviouslyqueer

    Nice bitchslapping technique, Mrs M! And thus ends any speculation about who will be Majesty United's newest fullback.

  10. imissopus

    You guys have it all wrong. The dude was just anxious to see if there really was a naked photo of Betty Childs taped to the bottom of the pie tin.

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      Though I will inject that a shoe should include righteous indignation, as was evinced by Muntadhar al-Zaidi: "This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog," and "This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq."

      It just doesn't have the same oomph! when we yell "This is for Megyn Kelly, who is just a dumb Nancy Grace," or "We noticed you never filled Colmes's spot, you dickheads."

      1. Goonemeritus

        Dead on, when Bush dodged that shoe Iraq was telling him (and the world) that we don’t buy your narrative. Iraq could be a smoking crater, the people could be devoid of hope but at least we can still call bullshit. Murdoch has too much power but we chose to give him that power.

    1. DashboardBuddha

      That's what makes me think this was an inside job. Maybe some security types in Murdoch's employ were paid to look the other way.

    2. Biel_ze_Bubba

      This is the U.K., not a U.S. court with a full complement of Homeland Security Theatre props. Guy probably strolled right in with it; if questiond, he told the guards he had a pie for Mr. Murdoch. "Oh, jolly good … bring it right in!"

      1. finallyhappy

        I was at Pancake Day in London outside Parliament. You could walk right up to the MPs(I had to be told who the MPs were) and speak to them. In fact, one MP took a photo of me with another MP(and I am an old person so no scandal ensued). There is security in London but not like here(why do I have to go through security to eat at the Post OFfice Pavilion food court?)

  11. baconzgood

    I never found slow motion funny. They should have speeded it up and added trumbone music like the late great Benny Hill.

  12. FakaktaSouth

    This is adorable – "pieing" an old man for destroying the government, criminal justice system and free press of (at least) the United Kingdom (so far – fingers crossed). As a violent American, I would have preferred AT LEAST a good kick in the balls. I guess I just don't get subtlety.

  13. KeepFnThatChicken

    Fucking Brits. They all bow down and adore Rupert and his media empire — but they've apparently never heard of split-screen technology, multi-camera split-depth action that would have shown us how fucking awesome it was to watch his old ass eat that barbasol in 3D.

    1. PrimlyStable

      That's because Murdoch's Sky Sports didn't have the broadcast rights. If they had, the hearing would have been moved to 8pm on Monday and rebranded as "Super Pie Day" or somesuch. There would have been fireworks and theme music and helicopters and dancing girls etc. Instead we had Tom Watson (no, not that one), looking a bit shocked.

  14. Dudleydidwrong

    And outside stood a man in white: "Get your pies for the great pie fight!" he shouted, and all purchased pies to throw at Murdock and his band of robbers as they left the hearing room. A great time was had by all and Mel Brooks filmed it. Don't I wish.

  15. baconzgood

    What?! No Pie in the Sky jokes? No one mentioned the 3 Stooges either. I'm upset with you people.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Well this was captured on video, so does that make the assilant a Murdoch media emPie-er?

  16. SorosBot

    If only he had connected with Rupert, that would have made me happier by approximately 3.14 times.

  17. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    If only someone had done this to Sauron, how many lives would have been saved in Middle Earth.

    1. BlueMonkeh

      Can you imagine being the mother of that evil troll? She must feel she has to atone for a lot.

  18. zhubajie

    He's real lucky it wasn't a weapon, like acid in the pie, or a brick. Or a knife in Pie-Man's hand.

  19. PrimlyStable

    That's the first time in history that anyone has ever done a slo-mo replay of a select committee hearing.

  20. PrimlyStable

    In other news, the shocked-looking MP who is questioning Murdoch when the pie-throwing occurs is married to the guy who manages Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  21. Pres[EXTERMINATE!!]

    Of course it was the UK:

    1. Dude in flannel wielding a pie is stopped by…

    2. Harmless, unarmed cop wearing charming, retro London Bobby hat runs over, followed by…

    3. Chick wearing morning coat and bow tie (huh?)

    1. Geminisunmars

      I've played the video over and over trying to understand if that person coming in from the right was really dressed in tails, and possessing a gender? You think chick? Is that some kind of parliment functionary?? Or perhaps the London Philharmonic conductor stopped by for the pie throwing. Where is LimeyLizzie when you need her?

  22. ttommyunger

    Wendi was just pissed at somebody stepping on her turf. She's used to taking the creampie to the kisser, it's her job.

  23. Geminisunmars

    Flannel guy got in past "security" because this is typical Murdock tactic. We are talking about the pie, after all, and not the crimes he and his employees have perpetrated. Karl Rove probably advised him how to help make this all blow over.

  24. Gainsbourg69

    What's with nerds and peripheral vision? Didn't dude see Wendy wind up that overhead smash?

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