Idiots, Fools, Knaves

Thursday, July 12th, 2007, 12:46 pm

Somebody hacked Iggy. If you’re a forensic programmer and can help him out I think we could quickly round up a few thousand people with pitchforks and torches to go knock on his door.

I don’t have time to properly address Gregg Doyel’s pathetic column about poker and the World Series, but fortunately that’s not a problem because F-Train already did address it. Hey, if you want to have an honest debate about the dangers of gambling and addiction and all that, no problem. But it’s obvious Doyel knows nothing about his subject, did no research, no analysis…and yet he’s still a columnist for a major news outlet? How do these people get these gigs in the first place?

From Doyel’s own bio page:

That picture of Gregg Doyel is misleading. He’s not that tall. He’s not that muscular. And the hair? It’s all wrong. It’s not blonde (today), and it’s not that long. It’s stubbly, which gives him a rugged look to compensate for … other things.

Doyel’s an idiot, but you knew that. That’s why you’re here, right? To find out, “Who is this idiot?”

Beyond the fact that it’s pretty hard to tell how tall (or muscular) someone is from a head shot, his big hook is that people think he’s an idiot? And this guy is a syndicated national columnist?

And at the end of his bio,

Misunderstood, Doyel lives life by two phrases. He wrote neither of them, because as anyone will tell you, he’s not good enough to come up with this stuff himself.

The first comes from My Name Is by Eminem: “I don’t give a f—, dog. God sent me to piss the world off.”

The second comes from The Rose by Bette Midler: “I say love, it is a flower. And you, its only seed.”

I don’t think Doyel is misunderstood–he apparently IS an idiot. So far as his grandiose claim (via Marshal Mathers) that God sent him to piss the world off, I’d never heard of him before yesterday. And this guy has a column on CBS. God isn’t getting a very good return on His investment.

So far as the Bette Midler line…it’s pointless irony! Har har! We don’t get enough of that these days!!

Bonus code IGGY, dammit.

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