Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
My daughter Hannah announced weeks ago that she was going to be Sarah Palin for Halloween. She’s such a genius, I thought.
Yeah, her and thousands of other children and grown-ups across America, who donned cute suits, big glasses, and dashing updos in pursuit of that Palin-perfect look. On the internet, how-to’s abounded. Meanwhile, West Hollywood resident Chad Michael Morrisette finally took down his controversial effigy of Palin. I agree that his holiday display was in very bad taste. But isn’t the idea of Palin as prez even spookier?
Politics has always mixed deliberative reason with triple doses of carnival, theater, and satire. This election, more real than reality tv, has provided us with extra doses of insanity and laughter. (Let’s hope we’re still laughing Wednesday morning, though.) And with Halloween occurring just days before this momentous election, it’s no surprise that all the ghosts are coming out of the woodwork.
The big question mark in California is Proposition 8, which aims to ban gay marriage. My friend Ava sent me this YouTube video, based on the old Mac/PC ads. Remember when they were using the same analogy to contrast Hillary and Obama?— Julia Lupton · 2008-11-01