Saturday, February 16, 2008

Darlings, Mind Your Production Values

Pretty Lady apologizes profusely for this. However, she felt an overwhelming compulsion to demonstrate, with Concrete Evidence, the deleterious effects of kitschy aesthetic sensibilities on--well, let us just say that she feels almost sorry for Hillary.

Here: an excellent piece of propaganda. Note how the subliminal Emotional Buttons are pushed, although the rational mind is protesting vehemently against manipulation with clich├ęd, simplistic sloganry.

Here: not so much. Fatuous, twee, utterly horrific.

If you watched the whole thing, you have a stronger stomach than Pretty Lady.


EN said...

Good job on this. I've wondered how Hillary, and the Clinton Machine in general, has stumbled so badly. Often times we our judged competent by defeating lackluster and downright stupid opponents. Bill Clinton won twice by facing Bush the elder, a dull bureaucrat by any other name, and then Bob Dole the equally dull and infamous "Tax collector for the welfare State". Is it any wonder that Kitsch would win both those elections? Now However, they face someone who has more personality then a jelly fish and they're getting smoked.

Pretty Lady said...

Yes, but it is important to remember that the Clinton campaign was not directly involved with the creation of this particular bit of kitsch. The person who did so, claims he is supporting Hillary, but there has been serious debate in the blogosphere as to whether this could possibly be the truth.

My sense is that the Clintons are getting smoked because they are of the Baby Boom Generation; a group of spoiled brats who learned how to get things Their Way by throwing tantrums. Now there is a critical mass of voting-age persons who have had one too many of those people as a boss, parent or college professor, and want nothing to do with them.

Nancy said...


It looks like a bad Saturday Night Live skit.

and no.

I didn't make it all the way through either.

Desert Cat said...

Hmm...brownshirts for that the message?

MacLaren said...

C'mon... I thought that Hillary vid was great. I've been humming it ever since I saw that last week.