Singles
17 min

All we hear is radio GaGa

Sure I could talk about the federal government's depressing yet utterly predictable decision to cancel funding for next week's Diver/Cité festival in Montreal but my head's still spinning from seeing Lady GaGa in this interview on German TV, wearing a coat from designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac made out of Muppets.  Where's PETA when you need them?

Now that's shocking.  I'm still not completely sold on the Lady (what is she doing that Cyndi Lauper hasn't already?) but I'm impressed at how instantly she's taken hold — even the parodies of her appeared right away:

Oh, but then I saw this — a right-wing parody of "Just Dance," using the song to attack US president Obama's spending policies:

I'm not an Obama zealot but watching this made me homicidal — where the fuck were these amateur accountants when Bush was spending ONE TRILLION DOLLARS on a failed war?  He bankrupted America and his fan club is blaming his replacement?  And using a gay-favourite dance diva to do it? 

Even Stephen Harper wouldn't be such a pig — he likes his assaults on liberal values less flashy.  Quietly cut funding with the stroke of a pen, Harper thinks, and the rest of Canada won't read his poker face.