Friday, August 8, 2008

It really is all about the O

Via Extreme Mortman, this is titillatingly awesome, from the Huffington Post:

Barack Obama is inspiring us like a desert lover, a Washington Valentino. We who have felt apathetic, angry at two (likely) stolen elections, K-Street hegemony, the "pornography of the trivial"* in journalism and culture; we who are heartbroken over a war we knew was wrong, we who thought (especially after Baby Bush got in a 2nd time) that America got what it asked for; we who stopped wanting to participate 'cause it doesn't matter whether we do or don't; we have a crush. We're talking about it; we're getting involved, we're tuning in and turning out in numbers we haven't seen in ages. My musician friends and I are writing songs to inspire people and couples all over America are making love again and shouting "yes we can" as they climax!

Was it good for you?

Now, we simply can’t help but highlight this passage: is quite possible that all the passion and revolutionary spirit being stoked by Senator Obama could turn into an equally powerful force of apathy and even rage. We who never felt like participating in the democratic process before (or when we did our votes were not counted), could end up feeling more disappointed and disenfranchised than ever. It's almost worse than never having cared at all. Beware the wrath of the forsaken lover.

Because we thought we had used this phrase for the last time:

“Hell hath no apathy like youthful romance scorned.”

But hey, we still like it and if the HuffPo author wants to reinforce our point,then oh yeah baby, it’s good for us.

See, that’s the beauty of the O – it really brings people together.

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