The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Monday, June 21, 2010

STRIKE A POSE: Well, everything old is new again, something I know is so because it’s the title of a catchy tune, and if you can’t trust the veracity of Tin Pan Alley then what’s the point of life, that’s what I want to know, but I think that the recent upsurge in the popularity of voguing in the nation’s capitol is a bit much, if you know what I mean. Ever since Al Gore did his version of the Macarena at the 1996 Democratic convention, there is an unseemly need amongst the political classes in this country to show how hip they are by adopting the newest dance crazes. The trouble here is, of course, that both the former junior Senator from Illinois and his Administration spend an inordinate amount of time striking poses on almost every issue you can think of some twenty years after Madonna first commanded her acolytes to do just that. I do not understand why the minions of the distinguished gentleman should want to show the world just how out of date they are, although they may be trying to resuscitate the Material Girl’s career. It can’t be easy for her nowadays, when all her old teenage wannabes are mothers themselves and their daughters couldn’t care less about their mothers’ pop idol obsessions—they all want to be Lady GaGa.

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