Friday, February 11, 2011

CPAC, where mythmaking is a piece of cake!

As I said in my e-mail to Blue Gal* a little earlier (and since this is a Republican event, I will issue a Republican apology beforehand and say, I'm sorry if any southerners take this the wrong way):

Check out this CPAC Reagan cake, via Media Matters. Of course they misspelled Berlin. Of course.

Robert said it was probably a case of "Hey, Billy Joe Bob, I'm frostin' the cake--should ah spay-ell that Yoo-ro-peen place lahk Mama spay-ells her name--L-Y-N-N-E--or is it jes' plain ol L-Y-N after the BER. Also, d'ya think ah made his eyebrows too bushy and furriner-lookin'?"

*P.S. Some joyful news on the Professional Left front: Blue Gal and Driftglass--friends of litbrit since, well, forever--are tying the knot. (How's that for burying the lead?!)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Wednesday Frank: Regyptian Strut

I hold good thoughts for the brave citizens of Egypt. May the world learn from their example.

Frank Zappa was a strong believer in the creative and political power of a free people, as well as an outspoken advocate for freedom of speech and of the press. What's more, he was an Italian-American with Arab blood. I have a feeling he would be applauding the latest developments in the Middle East.

(H/T Rumproast)