Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today’s Big White, Brought to you by the NEA.

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Yesterday was a very big day.

First, we had our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday at the Library of Congress, organized by the National Education Association (NEA). The event also served as the kick off of the NEA’s annual "Read Across America Day." In honor of the event, Lady M play-acted her way through “Green Eggs and Ham,” which is really a story about a racist who’s unwilling to give green eggs a chance.


For the occasion we chose a Marc Jacobs pin-pleated tomato-red skirt with a built in cummerbund. Hot!


A dress change later, we honored the winners of the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal, organized by the other NEA, the National Endowment of the Arts.

A huge disappointment though, Meryl was busy in London and unable to attend our tea. And frankly, the rest of the recipients weren’t much to look at, unless you find aging hippies attractive.

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Author Joyce Carol Oates,pianist Van Cliburn, author Philip Roth, poet Donald Hall and jazz musician Sonny Rollins receive the Medal of Honor.

Thank goodness Lady M was there to add a little sparkle in this rerun Michael Kors teal silk matelasse dress, that showcases her famously toned arms.


Everyone had a wonderful time, and all of the recipients took home a really big medal. And James Taylor won the grand prize: a chance to play Press Secretary for the day:

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The occasion of Dr. Seuss’ birthday reminded me that we haven’t had a proper Seussical around here since last August’s Evil Uncle Sam  performance of Kono’s (IOTW) and Don Fredrick’s wonderful rendition of Dr. Seuss for patriots. So in homage to the old socialist’s 107th, and as a nod to our National Arts Day, I thought I’d pen a few lines of doggerel to add to the never-ending story of “I Do Not Like This Uncle Sam.”

I do not like this Uncle Sam

This Sam who doesn’t give a damn.


I do not like his Eric Holder

who’s got a chip upon his shoulder.


His Back Panther pals I cannot abide,

their voter crimes he just set aside.


I do not like those pipe wielding thugs

as slimy as your garden slugs.


No, indeed, I don’t like that Holder

his racist charges, they make me smolder.


He gets upset if we dis “his people”

so just shut up, be good little sheeple.

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Feel free to add your own lines on current events for addition to Uncle Sam’s garden of verses. From the Big White, this is your would-be poet-laureate, signing off.

Oh, and by the way, yesterday was brought to you entirely by the NEA and the other NEA, both of which are funded by… you! One way or another. Thanks, American Taxpayer!