White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Claire Shipman and Kids Win Peoples Cube Award for Unwitting Self-Parody.·
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April 14, 2014-- (Originally published at TPC)
James Carney and Claire Shipman and their children appearing in Washingtonian Magazine wins them the coveted Peoples Cube Award for Unwitting Self-Parody in the style of the Soviet Ministry of Culture:
The family of Dear Leader's Press-Corps Conductor, Jay Carney, Enables Washingtonian Magazine to show how Elite Party Members are "Just like the People" whose lies the Party Benevolently Governs. Carney's son exclaims, "It's a Peoples Cube Award." Claire Shipman's daughter asks, "What does 'Best Unwitting Self-Parody' mean?
The Jay-Carney/Claire-Shipman family practices the challenging Cube-Assembly game. Jay congratulates the kids: "Great job, kids! You figured out how to put the cubes together so that all the colors match on the all-red cubes! Success! Now you'll be able to amaze your classmates, impreess your teachers and ace the Common Core Tests."
Jay Carney and Claire Shipman disappoint their kids by explaining they must return the coveted "Peoples Cube Award for Best Unwitting Self-Parody."
Claire Shipman takes well-deserved break at end of long day toiling in the Ministry of Information to Educate the Unwashed Masses.
An inquisitive art-critic asked why this article didn't begin with an observation that the two posters on the wall in the Carney/Shipman kitchen comprise world-famous artwork by the Rembrandt of Agit-Prop, Red Square. Actually, this reporter (KOOK, the First Deputy Assistant Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliticalXray.Com) had noticed both posters but I didn't comment on them because it didn't shock me that they were there. Rather, they comprised self-evident elements of the unwitting self-parody. My shock was that winners of the coveted "Peoples Cube Unwitting Self-Parody Award" would reject such honor. Indeed, the display of the posters comprised a vital part in the decision by the Peoples Cube Awards Committee to bestow this honor on Comrades Carney and Shipman.
Perhaps it was an inexcusable oversight for this article to fail to draw attention to their excellent taste in poster art. Strangely, however, those tastes seem to contrast rather with inappropriate and pricey capitalistic things described in the pictures (with prices included). But in those price lists, the most important thing was omitted: Price of Photographs Realistically Revealing Vainglorious But Unwitting Self-Parodic Posing for Photographs: Priceless.
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