Tina Fey

October 21, 2008

I love Tina Fey, but I am slightly unease by the fact that she is building a career, or at least a mainstream career, on the back of Sarah Palin.  And what a career!   She is so good at being Sarah Palin that it feels like McCain chose Tina Fey to be his running mate. But Tina Fey is a very good comedian and she shouldn’t be standing on the shoulder Sarah’s idiodicy to climb the comedy ranks. On top of that, the new series 30Rock is being postponed to accommodate this.  I have the feeling that is all going to end up badly for Tina, Sarah and me.


El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

October 17, 2008

Yesterday, I was at a Thievery Corporation concert and a Brazilian and Argentinean singers sang some high tempo jam with the words “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (The people united will never be defeated) to a large white middle class crowd. The crowd seemed well excited with the motto and probably feeling very smug about themselves – for the fact that they were there and being all revolutionary and stuff. I was thinking, however, that this statement is so wrong that begs belief why people use it over and over again. The people are not united in any shape or form and they have been, at least currently, totally defeated!