Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama's Blackberry

Check out The New Yorker's Bruce McCall's rendering of President Obama's Blackberry. It's like the funny parts of a Jay Leno monologue, touching on his relationships with Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Joe Biden, as well as the continuing cabinet and Illinois political crises.* I like what might be an unintentional part of the humor--that Obama's special Blackberry is not special because of its security but its features. That's a fantasy anyone who uses technology has...


*My students and I once watched a Leno monologue as part of a humor class I was teaching and determined that there were always a few funny jokes. It was the frequency that was the issue.

No comments: