Saturday, October 18, 2014

An Actual Text Message I Just Sent.


An Actual Text Message I Just Sent
by james bezerra


MY FRIEND: What are you doing?

ME: I am writing an email to a bunch of Marxists at the University of Florida trying to convince them that they should let me come read them my collection of poetry about Capitalism.

I am so happy that I find my own life so utterly fascinating.


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The Ethos of Dentists.


I recently got to see some of the mid-term political ads that are running in not-where-I-live (they don’t bother running many political ads in Southern California) and it’s funny because in the Freshman English class where I am almost-a-teacher we have been dealing with pathos, ethos, and logos. Ethos is always a tricky one to understand. It is basically an appeal to credibility, like: 4 out of 5 dentists agree that brushing your teeth is a good thing.

Political ads though seem to use a different form of this rhetorical appeal. Political ads are more like: 4 out of 5 dentists agree that the 5th dentist is an asshole.

The really fun ads are the ones that invoke President Obama as the 5th dentist. Below I have written a midterm ad that the RNC should feel free to use, because it is as good as everything else they are producing, but also because it demonstrates the inversion of ethos that seems to just be the norm now.


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Free RNC Ad Idea!




President Obama said that Hitler was bad ...



But look at this beautiful autobahn …


And all these happy children …



Why does Obama hate roads and happy children ...





This November, remember to vote Republican.


Because Hitler had some good ideas.

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