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February 20, 2008

Trust In Me!

Kaa, performed by Obama
Mowgli, performed by Many American Voters
Shere Kahn, performed by McCain

  1. Rent Party permalink
    February 21, 2008 3:58 am

    I’m rereading Heart of Darkness and thinking of Kurtz’ amazing voice …
    (in the novella we keep hearing about it, but don’t get to find out much about what he actually says). I of course thought instantly of Obama’s voice. I am, of course, an Obama voter, but still.

  2. Kitty Glendower permalink
    February 21, 2008 4:28 am

    I have not read Heart of Darkness. It has been on my Barnes and Noble wish list for some time and is usually on a Masters in Literature reading list. What I just read on Wiki puts Heart of Darkness in Africa. The Jungle Book takes place in India. I know this for a few reasons. First, my grandson loves The Jungle Book. Okay other than the songs in my head that does not have anything to do with anything, but I hear it a lot. Second, when I saw the tiger I knew immediately it was not in either Africa or Disney made a mistake placing a tiger in Africa. I know tigers are not in Africa because I read a paper from Alice Walker once where she emphatically stressed this and then I looked it up. Anyway, the original Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, which is very different from the Disney version, is set in India. None of this info has anything to do with anything much but to say I was not looking for anything African to make fun of Obama but something with hypnotising. From my childhood I can only remember this and some scary Twilight episode that had a man and a watch (I could not find that one though and I don’t think it is as funny as Kaa).

  3. Rent Party permalink
    February 21, 2008 5:28 am

    Yes – I know – it is I who brought in the African setting but the connection is the VOICE and how everyone says how wonderful and talented the character (Kurtz) is. I’m not making a serious comparison to Obama though.

    You should read HD, it’s only 77 pages and it is totally weird. Totally. You can go to town studying every stereotype and preconception. And then do the comparison to the film Apocalypse Now, and have a true field day …

    I, on the other hand, need to reread the Jungle Book.

  4. Chris permalink
    February 24, 2008 2:31 pm

    That is funny, K:) Or should I ssssssay that issssssss funny?

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