Friday, October 10, 2008

A Must See


No, I am not recommending the above movie. Fear not, read on:

I regularly read a blog by an author I particularly adore, Jay Heinrichs, author of Thank You for Arguing. His blog is called It Figures, and its purpose it to analyze snippets of public discourse along the lines of classical rhetoric. So in an election year, you can imagine the fodder he finds.

He did an analysis of what he call "Bush-speak" that would be funny if it wasn't so frightening and didn't imply such embarrassing things about Americans as un-critical thinkers.

Jay is at work on a new book at the moment, so his posts are disappointingly rare lately. Nevertheless, when he does post something, its hilarious.

He augments his posts with little homemade graphics, usually alarming juxtapositions of images. Sometimes they're just plain creepy (example, Hillary Clinton and the Attack of the 50-foot Woman movie poster). But the most recent is something I just have to share with my readers. He claims Sarah Palin is George Dubya in disguise. His argument is compelling.
Now tell me that isn't enough to give you nightmares for four years straight. And the picture is scary too.

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