4.25.2011

Random Coincidence (Or Are All Coincidences Random?)


Yesterday I read that the New York Times had run a story on the long and continued life of Tiger Beat. The problem was that they had included a cover of the magazine (above) that wasn't real but was instead a spoof by The Onion. The Times subsequently noted the error.

Not a big story. Kind of funny. But my main thought was, "They still publish Tiger Beat?"

Then last night the Second Grader In The House suddenly posed a critical question to me: "Did you know Justin Bieber had a a little sister?"  For proof she walks over to me with a magazine in hand ....... yep, it was Tiger Beat.

That was kind of weird for a magazine I hadn't thought about in over thirty years.

14 comments:

wordkyle said...

That cover doesn't look odd at all. Obama is more of a celebrity than a public servant, so Tiger Beat is not out of place for him to appear.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if this were real!

During 2008, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and all of those other silly shows did glowing pieces promoting Obama and his family.

Obama danced on Ellen Degeneres, has appeared (as president) on Jay Leno, David Letterman and The Daily Show. It's only a matter of time before he agrees to host Saturday Night Live.

Part of the reason he got elected was because there are so many ignorant people in this country caught up in the culture of personality and celebrity.

So him appearing on Tiger Beat wouldn't be that unrealistic!

Anonymous said...

You let the subscription lapse when you had to start paying for it with your own money, right?

Anonymous said...

Even when stories about Obama are not true, the wingnuts rationalize why it should be. Brains stuck in park (right next to reverse).
Uncle Wally

Rage said...

so Tiger Beat is not out of place for him to appear.

Plus, it's one of the few magazines could name in her interview with Katie Couric.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Tiger Beatdown if you ask me!

Rage said...

Palin...

goddangit

wordkyle said...

From that "wingnut" website FreshXPress, ("The PULSE of Young Black America") - "Barack Obama has made a cool transition from the unknown politician into a pop culture icon..."

It's not a partisan observation.

Anonymous said...

Maybe not, but the ones on here are.
Uncle Wally

Rage said...

Who cares if he's a pop icon? You didn't think the first black president would be? Hell, Republicans would kill to be that popular.

Although here is where you bring out his low approval ratings. Interestingly enough, the Republican Congress is still well below Obama's, and have yet to get above 17%.

Maybe Republican congressmen could take a lesson or two.

Anonymous said...

How many niggers do you have to ask to run your approval rating up

Anonymous said...

Rage,What was the democrat congress rating under Pelosi? 2 Per cent?

Anonymous said...

6:03, it is actually unchanged. Have wordkyle look it up for you.

wordkyle said...

For what it's worth, the Democrat Congress had the worst-ever approval rating (13%) in December of 2010. Previous lowest mark was the Democrat Congress in December, 2009 (14%).

Contrary to what some people believe, the 17% approval for Congress is down from previous scores, at least according to that right wing rag The Washington Post. (Is it a "Republican" Congress when Democrats control the Senate?)