Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obligatory post on The Inauguration

I'm yet to watch / read Obama's Inauguration speech. But I have seen Asif Mandvi's pre-Inauguration report that Obama's speech will 'make sweet, sweet love to the English language, and ... expose Shakespeare as an untalented hack." Enjoy:

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Okay, one more link. This Onion piece about another inauguration deserves to be read just for its prescience [Thanks to Apurva for sharing the link on Google Reader].

Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that “our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over.”

“My fellow Americans,” Bush said, “at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us.”