The New Orleans tragedy has reminded many people of things they’d forgotten (or would rather forget) are happening in America — institutional racism, neglect of the poor, and our barely functioning government, for example — and one thing that has emerged is the power of photographs and the ways they can be manipulated. The classic example, of course, is the looter/scavenger couplet that exposes all too clearly the arbitrary (and prejudiced) way we apply labels. There’s also the use of pictures of despairing people, a la starving Africans, in order to gain sympathy for their plight.
Is there room for humor here? Of course there is, and Boing Boing found it.
What song do you think Georgie is singing here?