Monday, July 30, 2007

Catherine Tate, Translator

While I was staying with a graduate school chum in the England's Cotswolds this past summer, I was introduced to the comedy of Catherine Tate, a hilarious British comedian and actress. One of her pieces was "right up my alley," as they say, because its comedy hinges on the lurid magic and cruel logic of stereotypes.

I have to admit the skit leaves me speechless (and laughing!)--having written a book on the labyrinthine machinations of stereotypes, you would think I could hold forth in broad strokes of sophisticated pedantry, but the well is dry. What do you make of this?

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