So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...
Of course today I had to post the cartoon of the moment -the cover of New Yorker magazine.
I am a die-hard Obama supporter (even thiough he has disappointed me a bit the last couple of weeks, but that's OK) as well as a New Yorker magazine subscriber and I think the damned thing is brilliant! The cartoon has coalesced all the inane e-mails we've been getting for the last few months into one monumentally ridiculous image. It is satire at its best and it's doing what satire is supposed to do: make you think.
A bunch of Obama supporters are in a tizzy because they feel too many people "won't get it" - well tough! They're afraid the cartoon will reinforce the nonsense that has been going around like the bubonic plague. I disagree - I think if the media hadn't made such a big, fat, hairy deal over it the only people that woluld have noticed are the regular New Yorker readers, and, we "get it". For the most part, the ones who are likely to misconsture the intent are not New Yorker readers.
This nation has been dumbed-down for the last 8 years to the point where we are the laughingstock of the world. The New Yorker is a "smart" magazine and as such I expect them to produce this calibre of work not appeal to the lowest common denominator. The magazine has a long tradition of topical cover art - there are many who collect and frame the covers!
Frankly I would like to see Obama come out and commend the cover and the magazine and the artist just for being smart.
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