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( Mar. 19th, 2009 07:36 pm)
I, like, wanna marry this guy. He's so awesomely creative.

I just hope my trip to Virginia in a couple of weeks will be as delightful. Unfortunately, I will be flying on US Airways and I don't think their air stewards are as cool as David. *Heart, sigh*


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( Feb. 27th, 2009 04:20 pm)
Even I could beat Michael Steele in a freestyle battle. I would enjoy watching Stephen Colbert do the same.
scififanatic: (Purple blast)
( Feb. 19th, 2009 04:45 pm)
I just have to sigh and shake my head whenever the printed media publishes another one of their cartoons, depicting Barack and/or Michelle in demeaning, racist ways. While I'm not too big a fan of Al Sharpton, I do think the outrage is justified. Perhaps if people had made a bigger fuss when The New Yorker published its cover, the NY Post wouldn't have been so bold (and so dumb).

While it angers me, there's a part of me that pities people who fall for this ruse, both the creators and the consumers of such comedy of errors. Unlike Shakespeare's aforementioned piece, no one should be laughing in the end. Blacks are not chimps. There is nothing wrong with a black woman and a black man who give each other a fist bump. Etcetera.

But I digress...yes, when used properly, satire and parody can be quite thought-provoking and even more, parody can also be entertaining. What I'm noticing, more recently within the last year, is that some creators and consumers do not understand what a satire is and what a parody is and how they differ.

Part of me gets angry because, well, the creators should have high school diplomas (at the least) and the consumers, well, that's another story given that the NEA's survey of literacy in this country shows dismal reading rates.

Do not be fooled by the labels "satire" and "parody"; be[a]ware of the content itself to understand the message.

Now, I won't bother going into explanations of the two. Instead, I'll leave you with a truly GREAT parody. Unlike that cartoon printed in the NY Post, this is a much better example of how one can parody a facet of our culture. Enjoy.

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( Aug. 25th, 2008 05:00 pm)
I did NOT know that frogs would eat things like this...I'm kinda freaked out right now.



Also, why is it so hot in Los Angeles today?! Ugh!
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scififanatic: (white blouse)
( Jul. 19th, 2008 05:11 pm)
This video shows just how curious and smart cats are. I believe this cat is trying to tell its owner, "Look you frickin' idiot, I'm trying to stop the faucet. You're wasting water over here!" *Giggle*

Only 15 more minutes and I can call this day--DONE! The library's luncheon was a great success. I missed the candy because I was working. All the party favors left with the guests but my treat will be sliding into some comfortable clothes (goodbye, heels!) and reading the last 70 pages of The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

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