Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Good Night Bush




One thing you may not know about me is that I really like certain types of satire or parodies. Whether it's on a website, a book or magazine, it's usually pretty funny to me. Enough about yours truely though, onto this book. "Good Night Bush" is a parody of the famous book "Good Night Moon" involving a certain president, written and illustrated by Erich Origen and Gan Golan. If you know the story of Good Night Moon, which is known to be a childrens classic, Good Night Bush will be familiar. Ironicly, replacing the comforting items in the original book are the events, people and other things that have made the Bush administration a hard one to get through for the past eight years. The subtle changes in the bedroom scenes are fun to point out and discover, and just like in the original book, there's a painting over the fireplace. However, it's one of a oil plant. To wrap this up, let's say "Good Night Bush" and "Good night Dick Cheney wispering hush."
For more information about this book, check out http://www.goodnightbush.com/

5 comments:

Jenifer (JL) said...

I really want to see this book! I love parody and satire, and this text sounds really interesting. You do a great job pointing out the parodies between the two texts, and your writing is very fluent and well polished. For me, this is a fantastic post! (Your best post so far!)

Drew said...

Thanks Jenifer. If you want to find this book, Barnes and Noble carries it (that's where I got the book). It's definately worth a purchase in my opinion

Jenifer (JL) said...

My poli sci friend told me that he's heard publishers are trying to get together authors to write a book on Palin similiar to "Good Night Bush". I don't know what they've going to parody, but I'm sure there's enough out there! She's already had some interesting cultural influence: Palin bingo and the sale of her eyeglasses. Amazing what our society deems necessary!

Ms. Roehl said...

Your blog post really makes me want to read this book too. Would you let me read it for a day?

Drew said...

Sure Mrs. Roehl. I'll bring it into school sometime again (I brought it into the Resource Room one day).