Monday, December 15, 2008

Prince's Purple Reign

Prince’s representatives claimed he was misquoted after the New Yorker said he described both anti-gay conservatives and pro-gay-marriage liberals as wrong — and many who see marriage as solely a legal institution rather than one perhaps defined by tradition and thus demanding some caution and deference were offended and disappointed by what he reportedly said.

But (while this is one of those culture-war issues I’m largely trying now to stay out of in favor of, for example, spending all of January blogging about property rights) I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought, “Ah, Prince is neither red nor blue but purple. That makes sense.”

Not only did others no doubt think that, I’m sure my headline above has been used before — and a quick Google search shows I’m also not the first person, faced with the Keanu (green-themed) remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which came out last Friday, to think of the headline “Keanu Barada Nikto.” Ah, well. Something more original tomorrow, I hope.

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