September 11th – the anniversary of the last time Kaye Grogan could think of anything to write about. Even that gets dull, I guess. Seven years after the End of Irony and the birth of the New Seriousness, it’s tarted up and trotted out, to diminishing returns, whenever one wishes to stimulate the failing Republican hindbrain while leaving the national gray matter completely disengaged, eliciting at most a thin and bitter grin. From the End of Irony and the birth of the New Seriousness to a tasteless joke. Let’s roll.

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