Delgado's 'Hip to Be Square' Stakes Conservatism's Claim to Cool
The press and liberal Hollywood can't stop telling us that President Barack Obama is eternally cool.
A.J. Delgado begs to differ.
The Big Hollywood contributor's new e-book, "Hip to Be Square: Why It's Cool to Be a Conservative," lays out 60 reasons why it's "right to be Right" -- each reason consisting of its own chapter.
The new book features footnotes, statistics and arguments, but it also boasts an easy-to-follow layout and uses catchy quotes to introduce many chapters.
The author draws upon a wide variety of pop culture icons, celebrities, films and television shows to state her case, including:
- A chapter on lifelong Republican Johnny Ramone.
- An analysis of three "South Park" episodes blasting the Left (on the extremes of the anti-smoking crowd; the smugness of environmentalists and liberal Hollywood; and the hypocrisy of green activists)
- "The Lord of the Rings" and its conservative message
- "Team America: World Police"
"Hip to Be Square" features quotes from "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on atheism, militant Islam and standing up for George W. Bush; KISS's Gene Simmons on class warfare and capitalism; Mickey Rourke on militant Islam; Kid Rock and the Sex Pistols blasting abortion; Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and Muse's Matt Bellamy on the hypocrisy of green celebrities;
Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, and Bob Dylan defending Israel; Charlton Heston on guns and on the dangers of political-correctness; Daniel Tosh mocking spiritualism in favor of religion; and
The Beatles on leftist revolutions.
"Square" also features a chapter dedicated to liberal celebrities' hypocrisy as well as a section listing conservative actors, directors, musicians, and other artists.
"Square" is the culmination of six years of Delgado's research, offering a compact, one-stop reference that doubles as one, big ode to conservatism.