Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lost (in time) Tribe

Spotting this headline caused me to think that, if it were twenty years ago and I saw this, I would be as bewildered as some member of a sequestered Amazon tribe. Is an Obama a person or a sort of bird, and is debt some sort of inhalant, perhaps the reverse of nitrous oxide, which causes the normally high-pitched voice to become  "tough" (gravelly, Tom Waits like)? Dizzying to think of the headlines of the future.

Not that I don't support the tough tweeting - go O!

7 comments:

susan christensen said...

Tough tweet is rather an oxymoron... I rejoice that the tweeter in this case is not a moron. Go O!

Celeste Bergin said...

LOL, I agree, if we were like Austin Powers and woke up a couple decades later....we'd be perplexed at every turn!

Charles Gramlich said...

You're so right. It's like a whole other langauge. Talk about a lesson in context.

ArtSparker said...

Charles- maybe you could work a story around it? Do you remember the old story "What about us grils"?

Anonymous said...

hopefully he outsources his tweets, so as not to get plastered one night and author some kind of tweet-rant.

Cobalt Violet said...

That is hilarious ... Even in high school or college I wouldn't have imagined owning a computer or a phone I could walk around with ... Every couple of years something new and strange becomes "normal!"
Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)

Jenny Woolf said...

Tweets tough, I like it. I often look at ads and wonder what people even a generation ago would have thought - let alone Victorians.