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Strong-arm tactics

Via nycdeb, I'm caught between shaking my head in disbelief and laughing myself sick at the fact that the media attention to Michelle Obama's taste for sleeveless fashion is not only still happening, but has inspired some wag to create a tongue-in-cheek blog for the "First Guns." I expected a one-note joke, but it's consistently clever and frequently quite pointed.

I particularly like the post responding to Nora Ephron bemoaning that she no longer has the arms for such styles, to which "Thunder" and "Lightning" (yes, if you've managed to miss it, some twitwit NYT columnist actually nicknamed the First Lady's arms) protest that respect should be shown for the things her arms have written! There's actually a lot of really thoughtful stuff about self-image, power dynamics, etc. around the framework of the silly central conceit.

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nycdeb
Apr. 10th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Also hilarious was the fact that, having been named by David Brooks, the First Guns then named his arms right back.

"We feel for you David. But you don’t need to be a shrinking armflower all your life. With a little work, Soft Serve and Vanilla Cream can come out to play. . . . Get back to us when you are ready to armwrestle."
wiliqueen
Apr. 10th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yes! The whole blog is made of unexpectedly high-grade win.
sherron
Apr. 10th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
My mother told me last summer that it didn't matter what was in style. The little jacket covering the upper arms was not coming off even if the building was on fire! teehee
studiesinlight
Apr. 10th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
There's something nonfunctional about that link... it thinks it's a subdirectory of your journal?
wiliqueen
Apr. 11th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Oops. That would be because I forgot the "http://". Fixed.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you
A belated thanks for this shout-out!

Stay strong,

T & L
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