Monday, December 27, 2010

Michael Moore quotes Proud Plagiarist Pitt!




Yesterday we looked at Pied Pied Pitt's, "All I Want for Christmas." But Pitt has BIG NEWS to report in regard to this latest essay of his! None other than MICHAEL MOORE himself has QUOTED from Pitt's article!! THE Michael Moore!!! OMG!!!! Can you BELIEVE it! But here it is, as Pitt reports in this THREAD, "Michael Moore quoted my Christmas article in his Christmas message." Our Boy Pitt must be walking on air! Sicko quotes Socko! Wee Willie has ARRIVED!!!

Only . . . there's one little problem. You see, the part where Michael Moore is quoting Pitt, well--how can I say this?--it turns out that Pitt there was, um, quoting from somebody else, another writer person, sorta, except without crediting--I mean, actually crediting--that other writer. A little bit. You know, that "plagiarism" thing. Except it wasn't really "plagiarism-plagiarism," you know, because, I mean, Pitt was doing it, and he's a progressive, and that must make it all right. I mean, if a RETHUGLICAN had done it, why, that would be different, of course. But this is PITT we're talking about, so. . . .

Well, anyway, the Pitt has hit the fan. Somebody went and noticed that Pitt lifted some lines from the late Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." And so now, by "electricity," Pitt has made the great MICHAEL MOORE also guilty of plagiarism! Mikey has got the Willies, a Textually Transmitted Disease!

Oh, Will, when will you ever learn? But that's what makes you the continuing source of laughter you are! Wee Willie and the DUmmies are in Red-faced Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, waiting eagerly for franksolich to tell us who won the "Willie" and all the other DUmmie of the Year awards, is in the [brackets]:

Michael Moore quoted my Christmas article in his Christmas message.

[WHOA! THE Michael Moore?? Fahrenweight 451? Thicko? THAT Michael Moore? You're KIDDING me, Will!]

And yes, I'm freaking out.

[Unbe-freakin'-lieveable!!! You've DONE it, Will! You have ARRIVED! Quoted by THE Michael Moore!!]

A Merry Christmas to All
By Michael Moore
Hey Everyone,
I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas (or a Merry Everything) and hope you are all well today.
Here's a good thought from the writer William Rivers Pitt:
"Before Santa and presents and shopping and all the attendant Christmas (stuff) got involved, this holiday was enshrined to commemorate a guy who got nailed to a tree for daring to tell people to be kind to one another. If you have two cloaks, He said, give one away. Remember those who have less than you, be charitable, be good, be merciful."
Hear, hear.

[HERO, HERO! You're our HERO, William Rivers Pitt! Quoted by Michael Moore! And that wonderful, original thought of yours that he chooses to quote! "this holiday was enshrined to commemorate a guy who got nailed to a tree for daring to tell people to be kind to one another." Why, that is so POIGNANT, Will Pitt! And it is so YOU!! NO ONE ELSE could have ever come up with such a deep, profound sentence!]

Freaking. Out.

[Michael. Freaking. Moore. I. Am. So. Impressed.]

Good job, Will!

[Beth Ferrari, first out of the chute to congratulate Our Boy Will!]

VERY well done!

[CaliforniaPeggy joins in congratulating her dear Will.]

you famous guy, I knew ye when ye wasn't nothin'. Well actually I didn't but that's fun to say.

[The hangers-on start to arrive, sensing a celebrity in their midst and hoping that William will remember the little people when he's rubbing elbows with Michael Moore and Algore and Hef and Carrot Top at some swank soiree.]

Will Pitt's voice has always led the way!

[He's the Pied Piper, fo' sho'!]

When I hear it, I always prepare to raise a glass or raise a fist!

[Pitt's voice is so gravelly from the cigarettes, when I hear it, I want to raise a grapefruit and shove it in his mouth.]

woot!

[wootie-tootie, pitt-patootie!]

Well, that was a fine fanatabulous quote Michael used. He's a smart guy to do that. Y'know?

[Yes, and that quote was SO WILL, you know what I mean?]

Mister Douglass Adams Would like to have a word with you for plagiarizing his word, if he wasn't dead. For shame, Mister Pitt. For shame.

[Wha, WHA-AA??? Are you saying that Mr. Pitt LIFTED those lines from another writer? A dead other writer? Why, why, that would be . . . P-p-pla . . . Well, you know, the "P" word!]

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. exactly!

[Pitt's new book will be called "The Hack Writer's Guide to Prolixity."]

The Adams quote IS similar... but google A guy nailed to a tree, guy got nailed to a tree, and a few others and look at the number of hits...enough variety there that I give Will the benefit of the doubt and congratulate you for thrilling their little hearts over at the conservative cave (I refuse to publish links for sites like that) where they are quoting you and bashing Will...

[I find the most ironic part of this whole thing is that Pitt plagiarizes a quote from Douglas Adams, a self-described RADICAL ATHEIST, who didn't believe in Christ and who reduces Christ to some sort of a socialist martyr, in a piece about Christmas!! . . . Well, now Pitt responds to the person who exposed his plagiarism . . .]

Good eye. "Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright." - Sam Seborn. I ain't great, but I definitely nabbed the line.

[Pitt ADMITS the plagiarism--and then casually DISMISSES it!]

How do you feel about the game tomorrow? The Bills always make me nervous.

[Pitt quickly changes the subject to football.]

Congrats Mr Pitt! Taking a sip from the river of intelligent thought is never the same place twice. Or something like that.

[William Rivers-sipping Pitt.]

We bask in the reflected glow or your countenance.

[It's blinding!]



You are the most famous DUer that we know of.

[The Legend of Will grows.]

Thank you, everyone.

[No, thank YOU, Mr. Pitt! THANK you!]

We'll call you Mr. Quotable from here on out.

[How about Mr. Plagiarist?]

You're more famous than you can imagine, dude.

[DUde!]

Practically every liberal friend I have knows your name.

[Liberal friend: "Pitt? Isn't he the guy who blew the Rove indictment scoop? Yeah, I've heard of him! What a maroon!"]

Possibly the best thing you've ever written, Will.

[Possibly because you didn't write it.]

I STILL YOU NEED TO TEACH CREATIVE WRITING FOR COLLEGE 101...... money for you and your family Teaching HELPS THE TEACHER.... believe me. Not that 'creative' means falsehoods ..... but what a writer does and how they develop it into cognitive , intelligent opinion, statement or argument. Believe it or not.... I'm recognized internationally. I really don't think seeking accolades is necessary with me, sense you called me meaningless and not worth anyone's discussion. Careful with words.... they have given me more power than any Bar Job, Wrestling, Boxing or physical abuse The Wing Chun of Bruce Lee, goes deeper than you realize at your age.

[DUmmie Ichingcarpenter has been hitting the schnapps again.]

you are a better writer than Michael is

[Damning with faint prose.]

How are you as a public speaker, btw?

[Like sandpaper through the hourglass, so is the glaze of our eyes.]

29 Comments:

Anonymous Corona said...

Pitt, top this meet & greet list: Nancy Cartwright, Phil Hartman, Matt Groening, Gary Owens, Steven Spielberg, Frank Zappa. No plagiarism, just RL meeting. See? Conservatives know how to get around. Just ask Iowahawk.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Kirk Johnson said...

Remember how in Mortal Kombat, particularly devastating blows were accompanied with (1) a whipcrackesque sound effect, (2) the blow recipient bellowing "Ooohhhhhh!" and (3) Shao Kahn's offscreen maniacal cackling?


<< Possibly the best thing you've ever written, Will.

[Possibly because you didn't write it.]>>

[whipcrack]
[bellow]
[cackle]

1:11 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"But Pitt has BIG NEWS to report in regard to this latest essay of his! None other than MICHAEL MOORE himself has QUOTED from Pitt's article!! THE Michael Moore!!! OMG!!!! Can you BELIEVE it!" PJinc

You attribute emotions to Pitt that sound just like YOU did when Rush quoted you, PJinc.

Projection anyone? So complicated.

But don't worry. Complicated is good. PJ mocks the emotions projected on Pitt even while having displayed the very emotions he reviles.

Projection is one of those defense mechanisms, like denial, that don't work if you know you're doing it. And since you've had this obsession with Pitt for years, PJ, you clearly don't know you're doing it.

Your readers do. We've often noticed and wondered about your obsession with Pitt. I, the mighty trog, haven't been the only one noticing.

And now, equipped with your disclosures and my brilliant and forthright analysis at hand...

We all know now that you identify with Pitt. There's no other explanation for the obsession.

Have you ever wondered why it is that you seem to know him so well, PJinc? Why you seem to know his every motivation?

No. Obviously not. Otherwise you would've had the "...jesus...what the fuck am I talking about?"...moment. But you haven't. We're talking YEARS, my friend. You can't move on. That makes it about you.

So keep writing about Pitt. And we'll all pretend, like you do, that you're not writing about yourself.

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?? Hey PJ what exactly did Pitt plagairize from Adams? Nailed to a tree? What a friggin joke! I like how you conveniently leave out what the one of the commenters said on the DU thread: "thousands of hits on google for 'guy nailed to a tree"

Why don't you do your readers a service, you coward douchebag, and post both quotes in their entirety and let them decide? You know why you won't do that? Because they are not similar by any means and there was no plagiarism!

This is laughable! You must really have no life because you've spent the past five years writing about William Pitt. I mean seriously, are you REALLY that much of a loser that you can't even find someone who most people have heard about? What a LOSER! You poor, pathetic, lonely human being.

But aside from those facts, I dare you to post both quotes in their entirety and point out the "plagiarism."

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PJ you owe troglaman $200 for that therapy session. After I read the comment I stood up and applauded. It was that good and dead on. Obsession with Pitt is an understatement. You're a hypocrite Pj in every sense of the word. And the hard-on you have for Pitt is actually a sickness. Get help.

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was mistaken. Pj did include the comment about the number of hits for "guy nailed to a tree," which only begs the question: why didn't you post both passages in their entirety? If it was truly plagiarism you would have had a far bigger story. Adams doesn't own "guy nailed to a tree." Pj can't even do the minimal amount of research to support his weak premise.

2:43 AM  
Blogger PJ-Comix said...

Umm...PItt himself admitted he STOLE the line. What more proof of plagiarism do you need? Notice that he made the admission only AFTER he was called on it.

7:16 AM  
Blogger PJ-Comix said...

Troggy croaked: You attribute emotions to Pitt that sound just like YOU did when Rush quoted you, PJinc.

One HUGE difference here. My material that Rush quoted AT LENGTH was original. NOT plagiarized.

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Corona said...

Who are all these brave anonymous people?

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Kirk Johnson said...

<< Who are all these brave anonymous people? >>

Does Bukowski's have Wi-Fi support?


<< I like how you conveniently leave out what the one of the commenters said on the DU thread: "thousands of hits on google for 'guy nailed to a tree" >>

I like how you conveniently leave out the identity of the #1 hit!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous DumbAss Tanker said...

Looks like 'Anonymous 2:33/2:43' is such an idiot it might actually be Pitt himself...ummm, no, probably not, there would be a stretch in it with a period between each word, or one word paragraphs, if it was really him, I suppose...

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Kirk Johnson said...

Perhaps PJ could perform an IP backtrace and inform us of the results within 24 business hours?

11:37 AM  
Blogger Lazarus Long said...

"Who are all these brave anonymous people?"

trogleturd sockpuppets.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous 98ZJUSMC said...

A lying, fat bastard quotes plagiarizing fat bastard who is known as a lying bastard and is defended by a clueless bastard.

The left.

Visit often, laugh more.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous JK said...

It appears ol' PJ has struck a few nerves with this one!

Ha.

He's also inadvertently struck some comedy gold.

Please continue, oh suddenly and mysteriously ubiquitous and vociferous defenders of Mr. 24-Business-Hours, explaining when plagiarism is not plagiarism.

Gold, Jerry! Comedy Gold!

P.S. Want to know when Pitt is plagiarizing? Easy: whenever his writing is decent.

Once it devolves into the usual endlessly long-winded over-the-top melodrama (not to mention outright fiction), that's pure Pitt.

Just ask Karl Rove.

Ba ha ha ha ha ha.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahah only in DUmmie Land can a lack of intelligence and originality be a sign of greatness. Then again that would explain Barack and Biden.



"Possibly the best thing you've ever written, Will.

[Possibly because you didn't write it.]"

Oh the simplicity of great humor FTW.


Hi DUmmies stopping by!!! Keep up the craziness I never tire of reading it. This is my favorite stop for a great laugh.

Johnny 5 is alive

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and BTW thanks troglaman I'm a little bit stupider for having read your post.

What's the deal with lefties always thinking that they're an expert on the quackery known as psychology?

What does it mean when you come and read PJ making fun of Pitt? Which one are you trying to be when you leave a comment here?

Johnny 5 is alive

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Jerome Goolsby said...

Anonymous Johnny 5 -

What Troglaman The Guttersnipe doesn't want you to notice is that he and Williams Rivers Pitt are merely two sides of the same coin. Pitt is more polite than Troglaman, yet at their cores they are brothers-in-arms. Both have insatiable egos, both believe they are among the most brilliant individuals they've ever seen or known and both think they matter because they "are".

Only major differences between Pitt and Troglaman is Pitt is fueled by his own ego and narcissism and Troglaman is fueled by ego, narcissism and hate. Beyond that they both have the same thought process and both are hopelessly out of touch with reality. Two different sides of the exact same coin.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the picture of Michael Moore doing the air quotes. Nice touch.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Sharpe said...

Hmmmm....general search for guy nailed to a tree leads to 943,000
returns. I start getting non-applicable results on second page (i.e. stories that say things about a guy having nailed a poster to a tree or some such).

Search for exact phrase guy nailed to a tree returns 72 hits after google has removed "some entries very similar"...with similar entries its 9,880.

So out of roughly 9,880 entries google says only 72 or nominally different items. Even if we triple that...I'm not really sure the "thousands of hits" defense is particularly valid even IF he hadn't admitted to swiping the line.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"One HUGE difference here. My material that Rush quoted AT LENGTH was original. NOT plagiarized." PJ

I wasn't referring to the material. What I said was "You attribute emotions to Pitt that sound just like YOU did when Rush quoted you."

Are you going to make me go back and find that post about Rush stumbling around and finally getting your name right? And your adolescent exuberance at having been mentioned? I, troglaman, at the time, commented that you should take advantage of your 15 minutes of fame.

You framed this shit as "None other than MICHAEL MOORE himself has QUOTED from Pitt's article!! THE Michael Moore!!! OMG!!!! Can you BELIEVE it!". Sound familiar?

So here's the deal...you responded to Rush like the lapping dog you are and then turn around and criticize Pitt for doing EXACTLY the same thing with Michael fucking Moore. This proves nothing except that you're two peas in a pod. You understand each other.

But here's the important part - nobody gives a shit except you. And thank you for continuing to write about *cough* Pitt because we all know...NOW...what the 'P' in PJ stands for.

Your inner-homo might be able to shed some light on this dilemma, PJ. It's during times like this that the little bitch can really shine.

2:14 AM  
Blogger PJ-Comix said...

Troggy---Even discounting the fact that my material was ORIGINAL, not PLAGIARIZED (and that's a huge discount), there is also a huge difference between the audiences of Rush and Moore. The latter numbers in the thousands at best which read Pitt's brief plagiarized quote. Rush read a the entire long ORIGINAL piece by Yours Truly to a radio audience of MILLIONS. So yeah, I did get excited but for a much greater reason than Plagiarist Pitt.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous JK said...

The funny continues, I see.

What your erstwhile pal Troggy seems to miss with his pure-projection comments about your endless milking of Pitt (and its truly projection - since Troggy clearly has an obsession with you twice as cloying but half as witty as yours with Pitt) ... is that Pitt is FUNNY.

End of conspiracy. Anybody as funny as Pitt is going to get mentioned endlessly. Why wouldn't he?

Hell, if you stopped I'd probably wander into DU and read his stuff myself. It's laugh-out-loud hilarious stuff.

Personally, I still suspect Pitt is the deepest cover Lousy Freeper Troll of them all. Nobody that goofy can be real.

-----

Carry on with the breathless defense and the obsessive claims of obsessiveness. It's all wonderfully funny stuff!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"So yeah, I did get excited but for a much greater reason than Plagiarist Pitt." PJinc

So the fact that you got quoted "to a radio audience of MILLIONS" compared to Moore's meager "numbers in the thousands at best"...greatly excites you.

It greatly excites me too...but probably not for the same reasons.

The thing is, all I, troglaman, ever talked about was your documented reaction to being quoted by Rush...which was uncannily like Pitt's (supposed) reaction to being referenced by Michael fucking Moore. There you go.

So, my fellow PJ fans, we can factor-in the plagiarism thing and the millions of radio listeners. Clues to PJ's obsession with Pitt.

You've been unusually forthcoming, PJ. Maybe, when you find time, you could respond to one or two of the people who always support and defend you rather than my, the mighty troglaman's, dirty old flea and lice infested carcass. You might be surprised.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous JK said...

I just looked up the psychological term "projection" in the dictionary.

It said: see Troglaman.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"What your erstwhile pal Troggy seems to miss with his pure-projection comments about your endless milking of Pitt..." JK

Why don't you explain my projection, dumbass. Just what is it I'm projecting about?

I have a feeling you don't know what the fuck you're talking about.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Clone Of Troglaman said...

I are Troglaman. Me am brilliant.

I are so brilliant me am stupid. So me can say you dumbass who don't know what the fuck you are talking about. Since I are so brilliant me be stupid, me can say this cause I are smart.

I are Troglaman. Me am brilliant.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Trog, Trog, Trog, you never learn, do you? You keep making the same brainless mistakes you make time and time again. I'm surprised you haven't yet personally accused all of us of being violent terrorists, that seems to be the only typical "Troggy trolling technique" you haven't yet used in this thread.
"The thing is, all I, troglaman, ever talked about was your documented reaction to being quoted by Rush...which was uncannily like Pitt's (supposed) reaction to being referenced by Michael fucking Moore. There you go."
Once again, I am usure if you are deliberately avoiding the points being made here because you have no real arguments against them beyond slinging obscenities, or if you are simply too dim to understand them. We are making fun of the fact that Pitt was gloating about Moore quoting him, when he had in fact plagiarized that quote (An intelligent person would keep such news to himself, for fear of closer examination of the quote exposing him as a plagiarist). PJ's quote that Rush used was NOT plagiarized. Thus, your comparison is a moot point. Furthermore, there's the idiocy in the fact that Pitt didn't even understand the source he was plagiarizing (In what was supposed to be an inspirational Christmas message, Pitt used a quote from a book written by a self- described radical atheist who didn't believe in Jesus, and the quote itself clearly portrays Jesus in a insulting/ dismissive fashion). It similarly demonstrates Moore's stupidity in that he too would include such a quote in what was intended as an inspirational Christmas message.
"Clues to PJ's obsession with Pitt."
As I've pointed out several times in the past, the whole point of this blog is to highlight the more ridiculous, absurd, and idiotic DU threads. Since Pitt is one of the more prominent DUmmies and produces so many genuinely idiotic threads, he is a source of much amusement in that regard. That is why we make fun of him so much here. Incidentally, I also frequent another web forum similarly devoted to making fun of moronic DU posts, and Pitt's ramblings are frequently laughed at there, too. He's a dream come true for those who riff DU.
Furthermore, PJ does have a point, in that Rush is a much more popular figure than Moore, whose 15 minutes of fame ran out 6 years ago, so being excited about that is understandable. Personally, I don't like either commentator very much (Though I find Rush ever- so- slightly more tolerable than Moore), but that's besides the point.

2:39 PM  

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