A Christmas Standard Reworked on the Eve of Trump

ACADEME BLOG

In a recent post, Hank Reichman provided a post-election playlist that did a great deal to mitigate my post-election despondency.

That playlist could not have included this just released video of Fiona Apple singing a Christmas standard reworked for this particular holiday season:

Whether you enjoy the song or not, Fiona Apple’s hair proves that parody can Trump reality—that Trump may not have the most distracting hair on the planet.

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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