Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I've never thought of Time as a particularly funny magazine, but they've posted a couple humorous items about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. First, there's this story about him strapping a pet carrier to the top of his car on a family vacation. Time does a split graphic of Romney, juxtaposed with the Griswald family from Vacation. Obviously referring to the method in which Granny's corpse is transported in the movie, yet Time makes no reference to this in the story. I guess 95% of Americans have seen the movie by now, so the subtext is clear.

Secondly, they have a list of some of his verbal gaffes. Besides admitting that he enjoyed L. Ron Hubbard's trashy Battlefield Earth sci-fi novel, he makes this unique statement about French marriage:

"In France, for instance, I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past."

Turns out that he got that from another sci-fi book, this one by a Mormon author. I'm kinda sensing a pattern here...

1 comment:

Joe Janes said...

I think the Vacation reference might also be to how they killed their dog. Remember when the teary-eyed cop pulls them over and yanks the leash off their back bumper? Comedy gold, Mitt. Comedy gold.