Posts Tagged ‘randy newman’

I watched this great video recently, by two performance poets, about being short men.

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/01/16/some-spoken-word-on-heightism/

I am a relatively tall woman, and I have to admit to having a prejudice, not against short men per se, but against dating them. And that is enough of a prejudice to count.

In his brilliant satirical way, Randy Newman wrote a song, ostensibly about ‘short people’, that is actually a very clever comment on prejudice in general.

It reminded me of a conversation I had over at Heresy Corner blog, about a bunch of students winning a case where their imagery for their society was being threatened with censorship by Muslim groups.

The discussion made me think. Which is still, even in this facebook age, a good thing!

http://heresycorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/ucl-atheists-face-down-censorship.html

Update: the president of the (atheist) society in question has just resigned!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088811/University-atheist-society-president-forced-resign-cartoon-Muhammad-having-drink-Jesus-posted-Facebook.html