Lee Siegel is God

September 2, 2006

You’re Not Fit To Defragment Lee Siegel’s Hard Drive, Ezra Klein

Filed under: The Splendor of Siegel — sprezzatura @ 2:49 pm

As one of Lee Siegel’s greatest fans, I was truly dismayed to see that The New Republic has suspended a writer of unusual vigor. I truly cannot understand how Franklin Foer could silence the man who coined the term “blogofascist.” I ask myself: is it not enough that Siegel has created an invisible cat? Is it not enough that he, and only he, was able to discern the true genius of Eyes Wide Shut? Who could possibly make still the voice of the man who Uma Thurman was unable to seduce?

And then I realize: it’s those young, madly ambitious blogofascists.

Specifically, it’s that awful suck-up, Ezra Klein.

Kline thinks he has ignited in Siegel a “white-hot rage.” Oh, no, Ezra. Lee Siegel’s rage is beyond anything you can imagine. How do I know? As I said, I am a huge fan of Siegel’s oeuvre, and I know him better than anyone I can think of. Ezra, how many neologisms have you coined, hmmm?

You’re a wincingly pretentious writer, Ezra. And if you knew how much I knew about things, you’d crap your pants.



  1. Don’t those people know where apeasement got us?

    Comment by Mooser — September 2, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

  2. I am already crapping my pants and I don’t have any idea how much you know about things. But I bet it’s not as much as Lee Siegel knows.

    Comment by My Own Fan Club — September 2, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  3. You slipped from writing in third to first-person.

    Sprezzatura sounds like it could be Italian for bukkake.

    Comment by chris — September 2, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

  4. MOFC–

    Well, of course I don’t know as much as Lee Siegel knows. Nobody does. He’s Lee Siegel.

    Comment by sprezzatura — September 2, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

  5. Wait, your eyes, they’re buttons! And your body, it appears to be a fruit of the loom atletic sock, one size fits all. And what’s that inside your head? A hand? Who’s arm is that!!! Leeee eee!!! You scoundrel.

    Comment by Mark B. in Austin TX — September 2, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

  6. Sprezzatura sounds like it could be Italian for bukkake.

    Now that’s funny.

    Comment by Yowza — September 2, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

  7. That slate article is pretty funny, actually. Especially the picture of the invisible cat. I was laughing.

    Comment by gfw — September 2, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

  8. I am a real-life no-kidding editor of some sort who has actually worked with Lee Seigel in person, I kid you not, and he has the most healthy teeth I have ever seen on a mammal not walking on four legs.

    Comment by See Legal — September 3, 2006 @ 1:40 am

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