Popdose Roundtable: Michele Bachmann’s Mesmerizing Newsweek Cover

Jeff Giles: Think someone in the Bachmann campaign is losing their job over this? Or is it an intentionally nutty “any press is good press” move?

Chris Holmes: It reminds me of a certain Steve Carell photo.

Jeff: I wasn’t even thinking of that, but it’s perfect.

Dan Wiencek: “Tyranny and Pain” about sums it up.

Dw. Dunphy: You know, it’s an upside-down world. What most people perceive as “bad PR,” her camp probably views as “the Holy Spirit.”

Kelly Stitzel: If this cover had a soundtrack, it’d be “Crazy Eyes,” a reworked version of Eric Carmen’s “Hungry Eyes.”

Dave Lifton: We can get Krazee-Eyes Killah to do it.

Ted Asregadoo: Newsweek loves her and Palin and Jesus. Don’t you watch Bill Maher?

Jason Hare: I cannot stop looking at this cover!

Jeff: Same here. I kind of want to make a poster out of it.

Jason: You should put it over your son’s bed!

“Can’t sleep, Michele will eat me…”

Jeff: I just showed him the cover. He chuckled softly and said, “Sillyface.”

Chris: Hey, how’s this for a poster?

Jeff: YES! I think that’s how Jason looked the other day, after I surprised him with a half-dozen potential Mellowmas songs in his inbox.

Jason: The lines around my eyes were slightly more pronounced.

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  • http://sonicweapons.net Thierry

    I saw a John Farnham & Tom Jones concert cd today – I feel like I would make this face after listening to it even just once. Or watching the DVD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZwpHKUCsPg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Farnham_%26_Tom_Jones_-_Together_In_Concert_(album)

  • JonCummings

    You know, if you have a laptop and you shut it halfway, you can make it appear she’s almost looking right at you instead of at the rapture-angel above your head.

  • http://amthenfm.wordpress.com Jeff


  • Anonymous

    Mellowmas! You mentioned Mellowmas. This reminds me of something awesome. I have in my hot little hands.. err.. on my hot little hard drive.. the most depressing song ever to grace a holiday / Christmas CD (I don’t think it is an actual holiday song, but it’s on there, so I guess it is?). As a bonus, the cover scan is potentially creepier than the actual song. Another bonus: This song and CD are from the Contemporary Christian market.

    I suppose someone might want to hear this to see if it’s worthy of a Mellowmas post.

    But word of warning: After I played this, I committed suicide. Well, almost.

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    Okay, I’ll bite. What’s the song?

  • Anonymous

    Only Love (Will Last Forever) by Prism.

    No.. not that Prism. This was a series of cute little praise and worship songs mostly marketed to children. Some of these songs were good enough to get actual radio play, sometimes featuring big name (in the CCM world) talent such as Gary Chapman (Amy Grant’s ex) and First Call. The album / CD titles and covers were color coordinated.. They did Blue, Yellow and Red.. and for Christmas, Green. All featured kids dressed in bright colors with the color of the album as the background. Except Green.. It had kids and grown-ups, and it’s kinda scary looking. They even try to be their own Christmas tree… kinda sorta.

  • http://www.popdose.com jefito

    That picture positively screams Mellowmas.

  • CraigoryVOL

    I have seen those albums but avoided hearing them.

  • Anonymous

    Do you have a Dropbox account? I’ll gladly send a copy your way if you like.