The Plague’s the Thing

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  1. Reblogged this on Femininican and commented:
    Perfect.

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  2. chrissythehyphenated

    That’s E.A. Poe and a crow, right? So reference to “never more”?

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    • Oh, I know! You caught me on the mixed reference. I agonized over that last night, but decided to leave the title (bastardization of Hamlet) along with the image of Poe. Plague, the thing that Obama is ignoring to his peril, is really a ref to Poe’s other story: “The Masque of the Red Death.” The Hamletesque title is problematic, but it says the right thing, I think. Poe’s “Masque” is the real theme of the graphic. The raven is just to help us identify Poe, though the extra link to “Nevermore” is also problematic.

      You got me. I actually thought Bob would be the one to give me crap about that. 😉

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