Friday, March 01, 2013

Minding the meld

Here's the thing about pop culture references: in order to serve their purpose they must be either cutting-edge current or alternatively classic in nature, and above all, used correctly.

Used incorrectly, however, it simply underscores all the things you are not.

I'm not sure which I find more appalling, that the President thought it appropriate to use a pop culture reference when speaking about the serious business of the sequester, or that he so badly mangled it, merging Star Trek and Star Wars in a way guaranteed to set off legions of fans of both franchises.

We seem to have a President more concerned with being the "hip", "cool" leader than with governing the country.

He's not doing very well at either.

1 comment:

melissa said...

Well said.