Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Ouch I Got Served

Rumpus makes fun of me in its current issue. Specifically (sorry, no links, but here's the pdf of the issue), they take me to task for using the word "pornographic" to refer to something that didn't actually involve sexual imagery. That'll teach me to use metaphors. Rumpus made fun of me once before; I wrote an op-ed in the fall of 2003 in which I called Howard Dean "Governor Dean." Rumpus's "remedial media" writers pounced on the fact that Dean was no longer a sitting governor. Which makes me a real asshole for assuming that holders of various offices get to keep their titles as honorifics.

3 Comments:

At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, is the Rumpus just running out of material?

1) My dictionary defines something "pornographic" as being "lurid or sensational material."

2) People do get to keep their honorifics after leaving office. Gov. Dean himself still asks to be referred to as "Gov. Dean" (as opposed to "Chairman Dean"). During the primaries, Carol Moseley-Braun was "Ambassador Moseley-Braun." Dick Cheney still likes to be called "The Devil."

I don't think Rumpus has a case.

-Munz

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger The ACTUAL God said...

Jamie Kirkchick's blog sucks. Put me in coach.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Finnegan said...

Alright you win.

 

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