Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The next time you eat onion rings...

...or may (or may not) want to remember this bit of Freudian Vegetable Analysis brought to you by law professor Ann Althouse (who also stunned the blogosphere with "Let's take a closer look at those breasts" - not to mention this little meltdown caught on video.)

So, tell us all about those onion rings in the new Hillary Clinton ad, Ann.

4. Bill says "No onion rings?" and Hillary responds "I'm looking out for ya." Now, the script says onion rings, because that's what the Sopranos were eating in that final scene, but I doubt if any blogger will disagree with my assertion that, coming from Bill Clinton, the "O" of an onion ring is a vagina symbol. Hillary says no to that, driving the symbolism home. She's "looking out" all right, vigilant over her husband, denying him the sustenance he craves. What does she have for him? Carrot sticks! The one closest to the camera has a rather disgusting greasy sheen to it. Here, Bill, in retaliation for all of your excessive "O" consumption, you may have a large bowl of phallic symbols! When we hear him say "No onion rings?," the camera is on her, and Bill is off-screen, but at the bottom of the screen we see the carrot/phallus he's holding toward her. Oh, yes, I know that Hillary supplying carrots is supposed to remind that Hillary will provide us with health care, that she's "looking out for" us, but come on, they're carrots! Everyone knows carrots are phallic symbols. But they're cut up into little carrot sticks, you say? Just listen to yourself! I'm not going to point out everything.

On c'mon Ann. Knock yourself out. We'll wait.

Don't forget to order some vaginas and penises the next time you're in your favourite restaurant. Tell them Ann Althouse sent you.

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