June 24, 2007

Desperate times call for desperate measures

I haven't got around to sorting through the captions yet for the caption competition, but I'm inclined to anoint the PLP the victor for this statement on their website in the latest of their ridiculous misdirections:

"And, they're even resorting to subtle racism. (No, labeling a picture of two black people "Brown Rice" is not acceptable.)"
Wow. That racism is so subtle it doesn't even exist.

So let me break this down for the humourly impaired (aka those desperate to use racism as a redirection tool for an apparent lack of ethics):

There's this guy who's the Premier of Bermuda, and this gal who's the US Secretary of State. Now, you see, one has a last name of Brown and the other is called Rice. And last week they got together for a grip and grin in DC.

With language being what it is, when you put those last names together you got a two word catchy headline and a play on the food, you know the starchy product? If their names weren't Dr. Brown and Dr. Rice it wouldn't have worked, would it? You know, it's a little wordplay....and I prefer brown rice because it has less carbs...it's mildly amusing because...oh forget about it. This is pointless.

It's all so obvious really isn't it. It's absolute and utter desperation. The pitch seems to be: well we may be unethical (3 weeks and counting with no denial) but those who challenge us on it must be racist.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy