Culture: August 2006 Archives

Don't feed the troll

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I'm sorry, but I refused to be disturbed by the fact that Madonna is bringing her travelling crucifixion circus to Rome. Her very stage name is an insult against the Blessed Mother and throughout her career she has relished any opportunity to give the Catholic Church the finger. If her latest antics disappoint you in some way, you need to lower your expectations.

Madonna is an aging pop star who has lost whatever sex appeal she thought she once had and who clings to whatever cutting edge status she still retains by performing more and more outrageous stunts and kicking back while the ensuing outrage gives her invaluable publicity. Maybe she was once a force for changing culture, but now she's a parasite, manufacturing outrage and profiting off of it.

For goodness sake, just ignore her.

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Latinos have arrived

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How do I know? Is it the news that Hispanics will soon become the largest minority? Is it the recent controversy over illegal immigration which drew attention to the large and growing Hispanic populations all over the country?

No and no.

Hispanics arrived on Saturday July 29, 2006, when "El Picante," an eight foot tall chorizo sausage, debuted at Miller Park to take part in the storied Sausage Race. Dressed in a guayabera with a red hankerchief tied around his neck and a sombrero, "El Picante" became an instant legend. This was his only appearance for 2006 as due to MLB's rules on new mascots (!), he cannot become a full-time sausage racer until 2007.

Here's the official press release for the event.

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