Tuesday, September 27, 2005

DCeptette: The illogical emails of presumptuous dicks version

  1. Welcome back, Reliable Source! Now powered by Roxanne Roberts and dear close personal friend Any Argetsinger! (It's okay if I call you that, right, Amy?) Right off the bat, it comes with a Sabato quote--the sweet aroma of alumni synergy! We LIKEY. (Reliable Source)
  2. Professionals at AU have turned on embattled President Ben Ladner. We still wonder how a school swimming in tuition money runs aground on the half-million Ladner spent on himself. Maybe that was the half-mil that was going to making the AU campus less tatty-looking, who knows? But for all this tough talk from the deep water, what do you want to bet that at the end of the day, AU provides Ladner with a beautiful pair of solid-gold water wings? You don't want to take that bet, believe me. Hey! Maybe Ladner can run FEMA! (Washington Post)
  3. Fairfax County announces that they will rebrand as "FxVA" in an attempt to bring attention to the edginess-slash-hipness of their locale. Holy Dharma Coffeehouse revisionism! Oh, Fairfax, land of my youth...you realize that this is a totally fucking Band Camp thing to do, don't you? (DCist)
  4. It's said that as Cindy Sheehan was arrested yesterday, onlookers chanted "The whole world is watching." How does that chant scan exactly? Not very rhythmic, if you ask me.
  5. Why wait to sit on Trent Lott's front porch? This Craigslist poster points out that the Senator's got one close at hand that everyone can enjoy right now. (Craigslist)

7 comments:

The Governess said...

Holy Dharma Cofeehouse mention! Eyes... getting fuzzy....brain...overloading...

PK said...

Wonkette has a hilarious link on the Sabato front - made me cry. Reclusive, indeed.

PK said...

How do you pronounce that? "fucksva"?

DCepticon said...

Speaking as a proud resident of Silver SPRUNG. Rebrandiing always works when you put up a couple dozen chain restraunts, double the number of Star Bucks and get hot asian girls in skirts to make like they are on "The Man Show" bouncing on trampolines and plastering the pictures on buses and bus stops. Now that is how we market in Monty Co, baby.

Anonymous said...

WOW -- R.S. totally has their finger on the pulse of racial relations in the United States of CBS! I counted exactly forty (as in acres and a mule) instances of abject slur in their perky blurb on the Amazing Race token blacks....or did I miss the point and that was SARDONY? cool -- how postmodern!

The Deceiver said...

Anon--I think that you're misreading RS due to the rather unfortunate way the Post formats the column for the web. In the print version, the first instances of subjects names are bolded--pretty standard stuff for columns like this. (Loose Lips in the City Paper is a perfect example).

On the web, however, the names are italicized--and as I looked over it just now, I totally saw what you are talking about. When I read italicized words (that aren't the titles of things), the message to my brain is: the author is leaning on this word for some reason. The way the italics lean on the last name "Blacks", it does set it up as if it were snarkin'. But it's a trick of the formatting. I think RS is really just rah-rahing the locals.

Blue Fish, Red Pond said...

DCeiver's correct. It didn't look odd in the print version.