Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Bracing!

Now there's a word I love.

Bracing.

Picture yourself on the bridge of a ship. No, not the Titanic. 

A Canadian Navy frigate. The wind slams you, its icy gusts laden with frozen droplets of fog.

Political humour here at DJ! is caustic, sharp and bracing.

Let my new favourite comic Tony Baker describe another form of *bracing*.


Oui. It's just a different take on the brilliant Molly Ivins' view of how to weaponize humour. In her words:
"There are two kinds of humor. One kind that makes us chuckle about our foibles and our shared humanity. The other kind holds people up to public contempt and ridicule — that's what I do. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful."

Twelve years ago on this day, Fernhill and I gave birth. DAMMIT JANET! sprang forth, as Athena did. What joy and naughty merriment she has brought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A welcome birth it was, too! Good to see you; you’ve been missed on Twitter. “Get the ruuuuubbin’ alcohol” is probably going to get a good workout around here. Thanks for the intro to Monsieur Baker.
—A. St-Laurent

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