First an excercise in critical interpretation:
Let's get the brain warmed up this morning with a little bit of creative analysis. Given Palin's political views, ethical and moral standing, and her employment history (Matthew Freeman over at On Theatre and Politics posted her resignation speech and this unfortunate quote on quitting her job -
"A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket... and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN. And I'm doing that - keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities - smaller government, energy independence, national security, freedom! And I know when it's time to pass the ball - for victory."Reminds me of when I posted the Katie Couric interviews during the election and the subsequent SNL sketch with Tina Fey.)... taking all that into account, I offer up this pic above (click to enlarge) taken by Brian Adams from a spread in Runner's World magazine. Take a gander. Ponder on it. It represents an awesome splash of patriotic and political symbolism ripe for parody. What are your views.
And since theatre people are my favorite people, I ask for your own creative caption to underscore the potential laughs. And therein lies my motivation behind this post. Yes, it may be selfish, but I really want some entertainment.
My favorite caption will win something of non-monetary value (something akin to blogger love). And if you can tie it in to something theatre related, extra bonus kudos. So write friends! Together we can make for a better country.
I've also included these next to pics which I find hilariously self-deprecating.
They too remind me of her election campaign, specifically her use of props (of the main 3 in the campaign [ugly baby, boobs, and gun] only her gun isn't represented here).
This second pic is my new favorite of my life. Thanks to Jim Emerson.
If you have more thoughts and funny captions, please leave in the comments section. Let the games begin! Off to the races! (Rupert Holmes shoutout).