Thursday, January 04, 2007

If Oprah and Martha Stewart
Have Their Own Magazines,
Trump Must Have One Too

The entertainment-TV-industry-masquerading-as-news-media recently was all over its latest idiot culture non-story, the silly Donald Trump announcement that he had graciously decided to forgive a beauty pageant queen for some racy photos. The idiot culture chroniclers like to document his every move, hoping you'll pick up on their exquisite irony, and get the joke (that they're really making fun of him by paying attention at all).

And yet the giant Trump industry and its related wind machine has somehow failed to sufficiently trumpet perhaps the biggest story of all: the fact that there is actually a magazine called Trump. In fact, it's been in existence since 2004. Perhaps you knew that, but I surely didn't. A quick flip through what little of it exists online perhaps shows why it's gotten so little attention: it makes Oprah's O Mag and Martha Stewart Living seem like candidates for the National Magazine Award by comparison.

But then, we must admit that our ignorance of Trump is as deep as it is wide. Last April, we tried to make up for that just a little, by bringing you this little bit of Trump silliness, after someone pointed out that we had shockingly overlooked The Donald as a subject for three whole years. Here's hoping we get another three years of silence on this subject.


At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Lou said...

So you trumped Trump about Trump? Good work! Happy New Year.

At 11:06 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

You too, new Papa Lou. Please give my best to your charming wife.

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Greta Garbo said...

You know, if they just moved that champagne flute to the right or left, and then inverted it over a bare nipple, it could be a breast pump. Then, I might be interested ("How to Pump at a Cocktail Party") in such a magazine.

Gads, I'm 6 months pregnant, so that's what I think again when I see such photos.

Debbie from Detroit

At 3:08 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

That made me chuckle, Deb. I just had to add that suggestive image from the magazine cover, with all its irony vis a vis Trump's self-congratulation for forgiving a pretty young woman for posing for racy photos. Just imagine, a professional beauty pageant queen using her sexual charms in suggestive photos. The idea of it! Still more absurd is that it should be an issue at all for the likes of idiot boy Trump, who keeps trading up for younger and younger pneumatically endowed wives. What a country...

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

Breast pumps = me.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Lou, what a progressive male you are. I'll be you even use those diaper-changing stations in the men's room, something which our dads' generation would have found quite bizarre.

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

Funny you should you mention that. In November my wife was in a wedding with the reception held at some country club outside of Columbus. Walked into the men's room with the baby; no changing station. Had to have someone play lookout outside of the women's room while using their changing table. Where is the equality?

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Chris McVetta said...

Don't forget about "Trump University," John!

And: Can't you just SEE a comedy sketch about "The Journalism Apprentice" - with Dick Feagler stepping in for Trump!

Roldo's "taxi cab confessions" would be worth the price of admission alone!

Say no more: "I'm fired!"

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Chris McVetta said...

Upon further review:

With regards to the current state of newspaper journalism, it might be more appropriate if Feagler exclaimed:

"You're downsized!!!"

At 8:43 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Is there really a Trump University, Chris? That would be still more absurd. And Lou, I suppose it's no big surprise that a country club, the ultimate old boy bastion, would be lacking in a changing station for the men's room. That will perhaps be about the last portion of the population to adopt progressive views on parenting (which is not to say that I liked changing diapers or found it a natural task any more than any other male).


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