Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How Not To Use a Pop Culture Reference

Having written about how to use pop culture to talk about politics, I am pleased that Mike Huckabee has provided us with a tremendous service:

How not to use a pop culture reference.  It is not just that he gets the ending of Jaws wrong.  He reverses the roles--the shark beat Quint, not the other way around.  It was only after the shark ate Quint that Brody (Roy Scheider) is able to blow up the shark.  If HRC is the shark, and Trump is Quint, then Trump gets eaten in a very painful way (is there less painful way to be eaten by a Great White Shark?).  So, I guess Mike has to hope that Paul Ryan or someone else is Brody, right?

Anyhow, the level of stupidity on the cable shows right now, defending Trump, is just astonishing.

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