Sometimes in this media world we live in with the onslaught of self important celebrities coming at us like armies over the hills, it can be a little thing which can reveal who is really important. Can reveal an artist from 60 years ago whose persona and his works have survived all the onslaughts of competition from both high and low culture to remain permantly in our artistic consciousness.
This is the kind of cultursl figure who a famous writer of today can use to make a little joke at someone else’s expense and we all get it. You don’t need to explain it; we all GET IT!
I guess there’s a bit of a scandal in American politics about a representative who sent some naughty pictures via texting and tweeting to some questionable women without his wife’s knowledge.
At the New York Times the most famous political and cultural columnist is a woman called Maureen Dowd.
This week Dowd ran a column basically tearing a few strips off this politician and a few others like him who have been caught doing really stupid things involving relationships with women they should have avoided if they valued their marriages and their political careers.
Finally the point. You can check it out. New York Times, Op Ed section Wednesday June 8, 2011.
The title of the column:
“Your Tweetin’ Heart”, that’s right: “Your Tweetin’ Heart”.