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Slater: Getting Medieval

I can’t… words fail… I don’t know how to describe… this is… this is unbelievable. I’m certainly laughing from an inner state of jollification, if I wasn’t before – and yet even with all the wine I’ve spilled over myself, I’m still not sure how I feel about the base degradation that now defines us both. Oh, just read it.

People in the Middle Ages knew how to throw a party that everyone was invited to.

That’s… an interesting way of putting it, Ailee. Not a History major, I’m assuming?

Early nominee for Column of the Year, I’m saying. At this rate, Ailee Slater should be all over the front page of the Huffington Post within a couple of years.

  1. Danimal says:

    You mean, like a sausage carnivalesque?

  2. Stan says:

    I think I’d prefer an all knighter.

  3. Michael G. says:

    I was just thinking about what kind of midaeval (my preferred spelling) party I’d like to attend. I have just two words:

    Serf’s up!

    Oh yeah, more tips for Ailee:
    Lay off the reefer.Jerry’s dead, join the real world.

  4. Michael G. says:


    “Carnivalesque” is an adjective, not a noun. Please go back to seventh-grade English. Do not pass “go”.

  5. Andy D says:

    I will debase her like no other, make her look just like her mother. Deficate all over the place, and laugh like I’m under cover, watching, waiting, to post, though I’d rather not- be reading her idiodic after-party, blow induced snot.

    Thank you ailee for making my monday.

  6. Ian says:

    Slater-esque? More like Slatertastic!

  7. Danimal says:

    “Bakhtin would probably comment that the carnivalesque is the definition of laughing with rather than laughing at.”

    Uh, oh no he probably wouldn’t. My fucking god.

    Incidentally, I think somewhere in here she’s taking aim at us:

    “Humor in the modern age is usually satirical, cynical laughter, whereas the folk humor of the carnivalesque means that the people laughing do not place themselves above the item that is funny.

    “The carnivalesque is not about making dry, intelligent, witty political criticism.”

  8. Tyler says:

    Man, I can’t let this go. This column is FUCKING unbearable. However, I must thank Ailee for essentially writing the entire Spew section for us. Oh, and if you think we cannot dedicate an entire spew section to one column, then you have clearly not read Ailee’s column.

  9. Tyler says:

    Owch, my head. I finally read the thing all the way through. This column is the definition of Slater-esque.

  10. Ian says:

    I read each paragraph twice as I went through. What an extraordinary column.

  11. bryan says:

    If only we were ALL invited to the carnivalesque wherein we might celebrate the frivolity of defecation, the world would be a far better place– that is, if nature teaches you that sheer seriousness is what you’re seriously seeing. Now I have a headache.

  12. Tyler says:

    I had to quit reading the piece after that sentence. Sigh.

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