Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Goin’ to Kansas City
Kansas City, here I come. I’m gonna go to the Cultural Studies Association conference and take part in a panel called “The University after Cultural Studies” and argue that cultural studies actually hasn’t had all that much of an impact on the American university. Should be fun!
And in honor of the day and the momentous world-historical and totally grass-roots events that have been planned for it, I leave you with this immortal sequence from “Much Apu About Nothing”:
Homer: Woo-hoo! A perfect day. Zero bears and one big fat hairy paycheck. Hey! How come my pay is so low? ... Bear patrol tax! This is an outrage! It’s the biggest tax increase in history!
Lisa: Actually, Dad, it’s the smallest tax increase in history.
Homer: Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax.
Lisa: That’s home-owner tax.
Homer: Well, anyway, I’m still outraged.
As are untold dozens of Americans across the land! The outrage is truly outrageous! Let’s hope Neil Cavuto and Newt Gingrich have the courage and wisdom to inform the nation’s
teabaggers bear patrol tax protesters that their taxes are high because of illegal immigrants.