Hawking the Wares or Hey, A Gal’s Got to Make a Living, Right?

Tina shopped like crazy —
bags and bags and bags
all dragged from the store
and dumped unceremoniously
in the trunk of the cab.
Please, please, Tina, tell
us your conspicuous con-
sumption is just a Saturday
Night Live shtick, but it
isn’t, is it? It’s a com-
mercial and you are headed
to the bank. But you are
from SNL and perhaps before
that Second City and you
poke fun at the foibles of
all, and all of you stand
for truth, justice, mercy
and peace except that you
don’t…really. Really, you
just stand for acting, enter-
tainment and commercials,
yes, commercials paid for
by that great vote-buying
money machine — corporate
America and, for some reason,
that seems so sad. Somebody
has to make fun of the phon-
ies. Does it take phonies
to do that or just writers
and actors with great masks
and who am I to judge, but
still, still we want our
truth-tellers wrapped in
a punchline like the court
jester — just to keep the
king honest.

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