Friday, August 31, 2012

For A Moment, He Started to Look Like A Real Man

"Pinocchio wants to be a real person, and on Thursday night he’s going to attempt to make the transformation on national television."

(Charles Blow in New York Times, August 30, 2012) 

Mitt Romney has a statuesque build topped off with a permanently perfect quiff hairdo, and he speaks fairly well. But human? 

There were moments when you thought a tear would come, but here he showed that he was neither an actor nor an ordinary man, but a steely business executive. The only time he showed what could have been taken for human emotions was when he told his story of Bain Capital, and had it not been for his growing nose, we might have believed that he was a real person after all.

In the age of artificial everything, artificial man is claiming his right to rule.

Thats a fact, an artificial fact.

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