Saturday, February 26, 2005

Indistinguishable from satire

People have often commented on the way reality is becoming indistinguishable from satire these days, with some of President Bush's pronouncements scanning as if they're from headlines in The Onion. And today, GoNZo Freakpower points out the similarities between Presidential security in reality, and in the Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons' viciously satirical graphic novel (comic, dammit, comic!) series Give Me Liberty. But that's not the only similarity; a significant plot in Give Me Liberty revolves around the President's brain being stolen. Another case of life imitating art?


Ah, this happens every time the republicans are in power, I'm sure.

Last time it was comparing the Regan presidency with the President in Robert Heinlan's 'Stranger in a Strage Land' where the President was 'out to lunch' and the Government was taking orders from the First Lady's astrologer.

Posted by Anonymous : 2/27/2005 09:07:00 AM