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FYI: ShakesPalin
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0292  Tuesday, 20 July 2010

From:         Al Magary <
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Date:         July 19, 2010 7:11:43 PM EDT
Subject:      FYI:  ShakesPalin

July 19, 2010
Meme Watch: ShakesPalin
Posted by Macy Halford

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/07/meme-watch-
shakespalin.html

Last night, I sat on my couch and watched with great enjoyment as the 
Twitter topic #ShakesPalin grew in fury and pun-iness. For those of you with 
lives (or televisions), this meme got its proud start yesterday when Sarah 
Palin tweeted in reference to an almost-word she said last week on Fox:

And the president and his wife, you know, the first lady spoke at N.A.A.C.P. 
so recently, they have power in their words. They could refudiate what it is 
this group is saying, and they could set the record straight, and they could 
correct what this false accusation is, that the Tea Party, that movement, is 
racist.

For someone like Palin, whose greatest fear, I'd wager, is not being hated 
but being ignored, and who is often ignored by people who love grammar and 
Shakespeare, the tweet was a stroke of genius, because is there anything 
more fun than Fun with Shakespeare? Here are some of the best:

@timburks: "Out, damned thought!"

@JimmahIceLLC: FAILity, thy name is Sarah.

@ezraklein "We few, we happy few, we band of Mama Grizzlies."

@abba_ks: Alas, poor Couric.

@chrisgeidner Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. 
Love is not love when two dudes do it.

@hauself: The faming of the shrew.

@AnnaHolmes: To tea or not to tea: that is the question.

@chrisgeidner: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow/Creeps in this petty 
pace from day to day/So, I quit.

@brianbeutler: All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death 
panels.

@andydaglas: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, but in the 
Lamestream Media.


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