Tuesday, June 14, 2011
WEINER-TWITT(er) Caricature of Anthony Weiner by Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling with Definition
WEINER TWITT (er) DEFINITION:( Subwaysurfer Caricature Dictionary)
An accidental Twitter, that should have been a Quitter
One who Accidentally Tweets his Peeps.
Getting caught with your pants down.
A Politician/Person/individual Who doesn't realize, fathom, comprehend, and/or understand that twitter/and or social media is part of the internet ie. an essentially public, downloadedable public forum where your private messages can be sometimes tracked, hacked, caught, and or intercepted by others to make you a laughing stock and unwanted center of attention.
COMMON EXPRESSIONS " I/He/She/We/ They "really pulled a Weiner-Twitt!"
Folks it COULD happen. It's situations just like the one Weiner is in that results in new word definitions like the above being added to the Dictionary.
The caricature artist in me, cant help but jump, markers first, on a story so pregnant with a visual pun such as this one.Sadly , though the everyman in me feels sorry for Weiner. Heck, I LIKE Weiner. I think he's done some good things in congress.I remember him being so strong and resolute in congress, shouting down the Republicans for not having the guts to vote on the 911 healthcare bill. It was inspiring to see a politician actually get passionate about something that was clearly right. That day, Democrats were proud to be affiliated with their party, and some Republicans must have secretly admired him for showing them something they hadn't seen in a while; "a politician with a spine".
Two years ago in October 2009, when I had to draw his face for a WAVE editorial, I practically would have paid to find a caricature of him online. If there was one, I couldn't find one, and I'm pretty good at finding things online. Fast forward to our present time, and you can almost hurt yourself tripping visually over a Weiner caricature online.
What Weiner did was careless, irresponsible and yes, stupid.
Ive read in the news one person had the arrogance to say, " If he lied to us about THIS, what else has he lied to us about?" I would answer, "WHAT HAVE YOU LIED ABOUT?" Weiner, in my view is guilty of one major thing. Being unfaithful to his spouse. like so many other Americans who flirt online using the social media toys, Weiner forgot that he cannot do what a regular person does. He is, by his position held to a higher standard. By his own admission, he tweeted his peep, (my words here) by mistake when he meant to send an email instead. It was a tragic, boneheaded mistake, but so human that I believe him. Again, he's got a lot of explaining to do to his wife. One crucial thing to remember also is that there has been, as of this writing, no sex involved. just-flirting online. Are we REALLY so outraged over THAT? Does this stupid mistake really erase all the good he's done in Congress and still wants to do? Are any of his staunch accusers innocent if we look into their emails? or are they just more careful? America needs to grow up and stop pretending to be outraged.
There are more important things to get outraged about..
If "Weinergate" has taught us anything, it is that the internet is a not the toy we pretend it is sometimes. It has the potential to be a maker and breaker of reputations and tarnisher of images. What you whisper quietly in a chat room can be trumpeted on the radio. Be careful in how you tweet your peeps. The results may not be neat.
Yeah.... corny... I know.
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