Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blog negligence

My poor blogs are languishing due to:
- increased working hours as of late (working from 7:30am to 8:30pm some days...)
- my summer movie list watching
- obsession with the books I'm reading
- Scrabulous

This makes me think I should start blogging about my summer movies and my books. (I'll forego blogging about Scrabulous except to say that it's absolutely scrabulous and you should all play.)

I'll also try to blog about all my normal things - I just want to get started up again. Finally I posted something new on my TV blog. Check it out -- it's about a new TV show I'm obsessed with.

Anyway, here I go again making promises and then leaving to get back to work. But I promise starting tonight I'll get back to the blog. I miss it!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Satirical Limits

Well Street Cred readers, what say you:

Is this cover of the New Yorker too offensive, even for satire? Or does it make an important point about how offensive the latest stereotypes about Obama really are. Like they mention in the article, the Bush administration has been satired on the cover of the New Yorker many many times. Is it the racial aspect of this that seems so offensive to us? Does it make a difference that it's an image? That it's on the cover of the New Yorker? Why doesn't it offend us as much when it's in words? What's your take on the satirical attempt - powerful or tasteless?

Read more here: Obama Camp Doesn't Do Satire