Monday, July 14, 2008

The New Yorker Cover, Obama and Michelle

OK people, lighten up. Does someone have to spell it out for you? This is satire. Does someone need to put across the top of the page, "THIS IS SATIRE"? Notice the American flag in the fireplace? See the picture of Osama Bin Laden over the fireplace of the oval office? This is funny. This is clever.

The New Yorker is generally a liberal publication. Who reads that magazine? Not Joe Six-pack. I know some of you enlightened liberals or saying, "I get it, but I'm afraid the rednecks in Tennessee, won't." Well , you are elitist assholes. OK, there are some rednecks who want get it. As about as many as there are brothers who will say, "Why they dis'en my man Obama?" I know, I know, maybe we need to keep the discourse on a sixth grade level.

I can't believe Obama called the piece "tasteless and offensive," and that John McCain agreed with him. It is "tasteless and offensive" but most humor is tasteless and offensive. That is what makes it funny. For those of you who don't get it, the cover is ridiculing the rumors that say Obama is a Muslim terrorist and similar stuff. I thought it was clever.

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  1. Personally, I think its pretty funny that this backfired on them. Sometimes, they just too snarky for themselves!

  2. I agree with BOBO, this was just a case of Liberal boobs being too clever.

    Funny thing (to me) is, if the target had been a "Repulithug", the same people decrying it would be hootin' and hoolerin' with laughter/agreement.

    Humor usually IS tasteless to SOMEBODY; it all depends on who's ox is getting gored.

  3. Generally something isn't funny unless it's tasteless and offensive. LOL! I agree, people need to relax a little. But it's funny that this is from one of the most liberal publications around! ha ha on them!

  4. How do you boost sales? Do something totally unpredictable like this!

  5. Christine, Bobo,
    It is fun to watch the people at the New Yorker squirm and try to explain themselves. I'm enjoying it.

  6. I think that everybody knew that this was clearly satire. Obama's reaction was playing it safe. What got me was FOX's reaction to the whole issue. Why were they acting all shocked when they were the one who mentioned the "terrorist fist jab" in the FIRST place??? They started all of this. This just shows how double faced they are.