Coming Out of Left Field

Friday, July 16, 2004

Black comedy diary

Between the marriage amendment and Iraq, I've had no trouble finding entries for the diary I need to keep for my black comedy class. Some recent entries:

"I'd love to include him, if his people would tell me where he was during the Vietnam War.”
-- Comic book artist Jason Henderson, asked if President Bush would make an appearance in an issue, as quoted in The Boston Globe, 7/12/04. Henderson and Greg Scott included a John Kerry look-alike in the recent issue of “Sword of Dracula”.
Explanation: an example of sarcasm.

"Article V of the Constitution says we have a right to amend the Constitution when things have gone too far."
-- Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), speaking about the proposed federal marriage amendment, as quoted in The Chicago Tribune, 7/14/04.
Explanation: an example of insanity seen as reason.
 
And the one that takes the cake so far:
 
"No one wants to discriminate against gays."
-- Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), speaking about the proposed federal marriage amendment, as quoted in The Washington Post, 7/15/04.
Explanation: an example of irony (or, in other words, completely unadulterated BS).

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