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Sight Gag: The Pulpit Bully

Credit: John Sherffius

 Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic, satiric, parodic, and carnivalesque performances that are an important part of a vibrant democratic public culture.  These “gags” may not always be funny or represent a familiar point of view, but they attempt to cut through the lies, hypocrisy, shamelessness, stupidity, complacency, and other vices of democratic life.  We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible.  Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think might deserve a laugh or at least a wry and rueful look.

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Sight Gag: The Pulpit Bully

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  1. Dave McLane says

    I just happened to see “Elmer Gantry” last night and Perry looks quite similar except for Gantry’s (Burt Lancaster) crazy eyes where you see the whites across the top as in those shots of Michele Bachman.

    The more I think about it, the U.S. seems to be returning to Depression days when people needed something they could believe it even though it was partly truth and partly fiction.

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