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Posted August 24, 2009
Too Much Information
"Obama's Blackberry" by Kasper Hauser is comedy extra-ordinary ranging from uncanny satire, to dry humor as the messages to and from the president reveal caricatures of political personalities. This was a light-hearted and fun compendium as a stress reliever from being too serious about the political players and roles, and, of course, the recession is a lovely backdrop. The author does not take himself seriously as he verbally roast entries with common personality traits and a general understanding of what is thought of these positions and their relationship to the president.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Amusing muse, sometimes obtuse, but always fun. I enjoyed it immensely, especially the choice of personalities and the varied subject matter. Since Obama is said to bring e-information into e-politics, I found it an appropriate, yet unique and ingenious presentation. Quite refreshing approach (communications via Blackberry) in an otherwise serious treatise (making fun of the national debt, the competence of office holders and their ability to focus on a subject of the nature of information brought to bear on a political issue). Such parody ingratitude!
That said, I'm still a stickler for protocol and the office of the president as protagonist in the nature of communication may be funny but I am not sure of the motive. It lowers the dignity and esteem of the office. Also, since Obama is the current president, there is an element of disrespect that humor can not compensate for nor does questionable taste.
Reviewed by: Gail
Posted July 26, 2009
Very funny - IF you have kept up with politics and have ever used e-mail or texting yourself
Presented as if Obama has really been texting his friends and other politicians, these are inside jokes. That is, you will only get what's funny if you know the players and you are familiar with texting, emoticons, etc. Anyone who has kept up with who's who in politics during the last decade will enjoy the jokes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 4, 2009
Short and sweet
This book was short and sweet. I took me less than an hour from cover to cover...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It was entertaining, it made me laugh a few times. I could only picture some of the people (which makes me realize I need to brush up on current events) but the ones I could made reading these messages even better.
I think my favorites were the 3rd one and the last one!
Posted July 16, 2009
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