February 19th, 2009


Who's being mocked again?

So... the folks who make a living taking offense are complaining about a New York Post cartoon showing two cops looking at a dead, bleeding chimp on the sidewalk and saying "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill". The claim is that it's a racist cartoon equating The One to a chimpanzee.

(Hmmm.... all those left wing references to "Chimpy McBushitler" leap to mind; were those racist?)

But wait a minute. Where do spending bills originate? The House, if memory serves. So, if anything, surely the cartoon is sexist, and makes fun of Nancy Pelosi. (OK, the chimp isn't obviously botoxed and facelifted--so maybe I'm wrong.)

  • Current Mood
    grumpy grumpy

Musical letters

Via vakkotaur via hakeber and possibly further back into LJ time...
  1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
  2. List five songs that start with that letter.
  3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.
OK... I think that a little clarification is needed. Given the examples I've seen, (2) perhaps is better expressed as "list five songs whose titles start with that letter." (It comes from having read Through the Looking-Glass; "The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'" and all that.)

Not a clarification, but... I promise I won't give you "Q" or "Z" unless you ask for them, OK? (On the other hand, we didn't specify a language; I bet "Q" would be easy for songs in Spanish.)

So, vakkotaur kindly gave me the letter "P", and so I list
  1. "Personent Hodie," by the prolific Anon.
  2. "Panama Red," New Riders of the Purple Sage
  3. "Please Please Me," the Beatles
  4. "Plastic Fantastic Lover," Jefferson Airplane
  5. "Paprika Plains," Joni Mitchell
And I have to admit that while I'm familiar with the last song, I had to go look Ms. Mitchell's discography up and see the title to recognize it.
  • Current Music
    all the above (or below, depending on formatting)