Friday, July 6, 2007

6 Degrees of Casey Serin - Casey to Mahatma Gandhi

Hey Kidz,
It’s Friday and time for another 6 Degrees of Casey Serin™ game!

This week’s game could be one of the most challenging ones we’ve ever played:
Casey to Mahatma Gandhi.

Regarding the 6 Degrees of Casey Serin to Scooter Libby Special Election, please be respectful of the polling system.
P.S. Please note the literary/aesthetic reference points found in the big sheep on the right. Join my Murakami Zone. VOTE Akubi now! Sweet Sheep Cache Baaaack at close!


Ogg the Caveman said...


wagga said...

1) kc has treated his family super callously.

2) kc appears frail, even fragile.

3) kc subscribes to a semi-vegan diet.

4) kc has a mystical belief in "The Secret". (Among others).

5) Staying upwind of kc is allgood.

6) Mahatma Ghandi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the
time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.
He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with
his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.

This made him what?

A super callused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.

M. SINGH said...


There are many parallels between Messrs. GANDHI and SERIN -- many of which can be gleaned with a cursory reading of Richard GRENIER's "The Gandhi Nobody Knows," first published by Commentary in March of 1983:

Both Messrs. GANDHI and SERIN had "early riser" habits: "GANDHI rose early, usually at three-thirty, and before his first bowel movement (during which he received visitors) he spent two hours in meditation, listening to his 'inner voice.'" Mr. SERIN, as you know, claims to have an "early riser" habit, and entertains his site's visitors by moderating comments while on the toilet.

Messrs. GANDHI and SERIN also have eccentric dietary habits: "Without ever having heard of a protein or a vitamin, he considered himself an expert on diet, as on most things, and was constantly experimenting. Once when he fell ill, he was found to have been living on a diet of ground-nut butter and
lemon juice; British doctors called it malnutrition." Mr. SERIN, as we know, looks sickly from his "semi-vegan" diet and his intake of wheatgrass shots.

Of course, then there is their collective inability to work with others: "For Gandhi was an extremely difficult man to work with. He had no partners, only disciples." Do I need to go into detail about Messrs. LEGATE, VILLASENOR, and SWABY -- and their inability to work with Mr. SERIN?

Finally, there is the matter of how Messrs. GANDHI and SERIN treated their wives:

Once when she was very sick, hemorrhaging badly, and seemed to be dying, he
wrote to her from jail icily: "My struggle is not merely political. It is religious and therefore quite pure. It does not matter much whether one dies in it or lives. I hope and expect that you will also think likewise and not be unhappy." To die, that is. On another occasion he wrote, speaking about her: "I simply cannot bear to look at Ba's face. The expression is often like that on the face of a meek cow and gives one the feeling, as a cow occasionally does, that in her own dumb manner she is saying something. I see, too, that there is selfishness in this suffering of hers ...." And in the end he let her die, as I have said, rather than allow British doctors to give her a shot of penicillin (while his inner voice told him that it would be all right for him to take quinine).

Thankfully, Madame GALINA has filed for separation -- and any damage that Mr. SERIN may cause her in the future will hopefully be nullified.

I remain,


Schnapps said...


Impressive. :)

Edgar, AKA Mort said...

I will make an entry if everyone will agree to judge it on its merits, and not get all punitive on my ass, so I can get some sweet organic votes this time, okay?

1) Gandhi was a Hindu
2) Hindus practice Yoga
3) Yoga involves stretching
4) Stretching the hamstrings reduces tension
5) The hamstrings are connected to the ass
6) KC's ass should be barbeques in molasses

Edgar, AKA Mort said...

Remember to vote for Edgar, AKA Mort! Music playing. (Sorry, strictly organic this time)

Edgar, AKA Mort said...

ack!! crap! barbequed. I hope this will not negatively affect my chances. (damn! mutter mutter)

Akubi said...

Where's your entry?

Akubi said...

M. SINGH is Awesome!

Akubi said...

Did I forget to mention I'm a 300 lb transvestite who regularly orders Xtra large pizzas?

Akubi said...

Apparently I took the EN/Fraudcast drinking game too literally because I seem to be way too f-ed up to leave the house. I am a super responsible concerned citizen of the United States of America - therefore I've never driven drunk in my entire life.
In addition, I'm honored that M. SINGH posted here.

Akubi said...

In fact, I have never officially driven. Cars terrify me more than anything else - and I've had bad luck with them.

Sprezzatura said...

After wagga and m singh, I'm too impressed to submit my own humble offering.

Edgar, AKA Mort said...

This is a high school popularity contest, I'm outta here!

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Sprezz:

Agreed. I dont't think I can come up with anything worthwhile this time, not after what's come so far.

@ Akubi:

If you're a 300 pound transvestite, then I'm going to need therapy. The pizza thing's cool though.

Also: "officially driven"?

Nigel's Guest Blogger said...

Default victory to M.

Stephanie J. said...

A super callused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.


Ogg the Caveman said...

Sorry for the late submission. It took me a while to come up with anything worthwhile for this one.

1. Gandhi opposed the British occupation of India.
2. A key figure in the British conquest of India was a young and unproven officer named Arthur Wellesley, who would later become the Duke of Wellington.
3. Wellesley's first major victory came in 1799 when he beseiged and captured the city of Seringapatam.
4. Seringapatam starts with Serin.

Schnapps said...

Oh hell. I'm skipping this week. I worked all week, all day today and I have to work all day tomorrow. And there's some shit flying around work that involves the words "strike" and "pickets" and "essential services"

wagga said...

A super callused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.

my bad - should have been "hexed by" halitosis.

Akubi, would you please fix it?

Akubi said...

Wagga, but - correct me if I'm wrong - I don't believe Blogger allows one to change comments. Hilarious entry BTW :).

Edgar, AKA Mort, as long as you play the game, itallgood - and not a high school popularity contest by any means. BTW you have to accept your 6 Degrees of Casey Serin to Scooter Libby award.

jiggy said...

This is my first time playing, so my submission is pretty goes......

1-Casey is an idiot.

2-Idiots are stupid.

3-Stupid people do stupid things.

4-Stupid people doing stupid things results in illegal activities.

5-Illegal activities bring you before a judge.

6-People facing prosecution need lawyers.

7-Ghandi was a British-educated lawyer.

Johnny B. Good said...

1. Ghandi said: "I abhor vivisection with my whole soul."

2. Casey needs a vivisection.

NotAnOptimist said...

1) There was a movie in 1982 about Mahatma Gandhi called, creatively enough, Gandhi. Candice Bergen was a member of the cast.

2) Candice Bergen was in an episode of "Family Guy" (1999) {I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar (#2.8)} with Phil LaMarr.

3. Phil LaMarr is also in Futurama, on which Al Gore was a guest star.

4. When Al Gore said he'd taken "the initiative in creating the Internet", Declan McCullagh was the first to puncture that canard.

5. Declan McCullagh was also the first journalist to write an accurate piece detailing the exploits of one Casey Serin.

SouthernBread said...

1) Mahtama Gandhi was a british-educated lawyer.
2) There are several lawyers who practice law and practice civil cases (such as contract violations, loss of income) and divorce cases in Sacramento County.
3) Sacramento has 16 Jamba Juice.
4) Jamba Juice serves Wheatgrass shots.
5) In The Simpsons episode "When You Dish upon a Star", Homer invents a cocktail made of wheatgrass and vodka called a "lawnmower".
6) C. Robert Simpson Esq., writing in the Scotsman Guide's Residential Edition, publicly wrote that Casey Serin committed mortgage fraud.

wagga said...

Both Messrs. GANDHI and SERIN had "early riser" habits: "GANDHI rose early, usually at three-thirty, and before his first bowel movement...

Please note the extreme importance of the word "and" in that sentence.