Sunday, June 21, 2009

Donald Trump Dumpster-Diving
in Trash Bin of Popular Culture

Just when I think that Donald Trump could not possibly do anything more tasteless, trashy, bombastic, or self-promoting than he’s already done, the guy finds a new way to delve into the trash bin of popular culture.

After buying World Wrestling’s Monday Night RAW program, Trump is all over the airwaves boasting about how now things will be done his way. Okay, wrestling fans, perhaps I am not appreciative enough of this popular culture entertainment. After all, even French semiotician and egghead extraordinaire Roland Barthes analyzed wrestling back in the 1970s.

Critics are saying that the purchase of this successful TV franchise is one more proof of Trump’s Midas touch. But no one ever said Midas was a nice guy, certainly not his daughter who turned into a golden statue when he touched her. Too bad Trump isn’t as similarly mute.


Dogwalkmusings said...

I hadn't heard this! One more trophy in the empire of sleaze! Now that Larry Flynt is hospitalized perhaps his next purchase will be Penthouse!

TropiGal said...

Thanks for the thought-provoking question, John.

I expect that those tall glass buildings are the sight of the money of hard-working U.S. citizens going up in smoke -- or into the pockets of the Richie Riches who just keep getting richer on taxpayer bank bailout money.