Friday, November 13, 2015

Get a room!

Robyn Urback in the National Post wrote a good piece on our new PM and his "look deep into my eyes" shtick.
Nearly everyone who has been on a double date understands the discomfort of sitting opposite another couple who, for some reason, insists on holding hands, or stroking arms, or sneaking kisses during a meal. It’s a scene that is utterly perplexing to socially awkward, stoical types such as myself, who can’t fathom why two people would want to stroke each other’s hair in front of an audience. In my mind I’m imploring the couple to just keep their hands to themselves, but all I can do outwardly is smile like an idiot and chew my salad while I try not to stare at the rainfall of dandruff that has now settled upon the table.
This was how our leader and his wife wanted to be photographed at public ceremonies on Remembrance Day:


Urback thinks it's just Justin being Justin. I think it's also a symptom of the decay of democracy. We no longer decide matters (or choose leaders) based on reasoning; we're reprimitivizing and lunging from point to point driven by emotion. Instead of the natural reaction of "Ewww, can't these people save it until they're home?" the popular reaction is more like "Ug-ug-ug... leader virile... corn grow high this year!"

Of course, we've already been treated to 7 years of The Greatest Love Story Ever!!!!© which will soon be coming to the silver screen:
Actors Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter have been cast as Barack and Michelle Obama in a forthcoming romance about the couple’s first date.

Southside With You is about the Obamas’ first outing in 1989 when Obama and lawyer Michelle Robinson visited the Art Institute of Chicago and watched a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The pair also apparently kissed outside an ice cream parlour.
It's bad enough that we have to put up with this tasteless exhibition, but being Canada, we're stuck with the provincial touring company while the Americans get the splashy professional show!

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