Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And where will all the half-talents go?

Following up on their breathtakingly astute (not to speak of ground- breakingly original) comparison of Stephen Harper to Hitler, certain Québec artists have gone even further in employing the cutting edge of their craft to protest the government's recent arts-funding cuts.

And, man!, I've gotta say: not since Twisted Sister have we seen such incisive and such withering critique. I mean! Who woulda ever thought of portraying our political masters as a bunch of aging, theocratic, patriarchal stuffed shirts?!

Truly--and if I may borrow the phrase from Mr. Layton--without talents such as these, who will give us "access to our own stories as a country"?