Pop culture and politics continue to make for an intriguing set of bedfellows.
I was watching Living Single and Max “The Maverick” Shaw made 1996 sound an awful lot like Fall 2008.
While John McCain has been “The Original Maverick” since before Webster’s could define the word, he just needed a way to package his Maverick-y talking points for the media.
(Khadijah is interviewing alderman candidate, Max “The Maverick” Shaw, for Flavor Magazine)
Max: Okay, Khadijah let’s do this Q&A, I’m speaking at a nursing home and I wanna get their vote before their medication kicks in.
Khadijah: Now, one of the biggest problems in the school district is speeding in the school zones. Now as alderman, what would you do about it?
Max: Children are not speed bumps
Max: And I’m ready for the next question, let’s go.
Khadijah: Alright, alright. Graffitti. Now, your opponent Malava favors an increase in police patrols, but now you see that could lead to higher taxes, now what do you propose?
Max: I say it’s time to win back our walls.
Max: Dedication, perserverance and a word I’m not afraid to say, sweat!
Khadijah: You know, Max, when you answer these questions it’s okay to actually say something.
Max: No, no, look, Khadijah, that’s my secret. My press conference proved I know how to talk to the viewers. I mean, what you say isn’t nearly as important as the rhythm. Bam, blam, ker-blam, dingity, dingity dong. Next question!
Max: Not on my street!
Max: Books are silent friends.
Max: Work works!
Khadijah: Max, could you just once speak in complete sentences?
Max: … Complete sentences for every criminal! Yeah!
Maverick keys to success: Talk the talk. Don’t say anything, but say it adamantly.
It’s funny because it’s true … it’d be funnier if it wasn’t though
… still funny enough, because they lost.
Who to blame in case of defeat? Never the alcohol, blame the other …
Watch this Space: Because you thought Thomas, Rice, and Steele were the only ones they listened to… au contraire.