My turn: Zingers telling of today’s culture

I could write about comments I heard on TV that Texas governor Rick Perry is a “brunette Bush” or “Bush on steroids” or, to add my own biased commentary, Obama is a brunette “Bill Clinton.”

While our country spirals into more debt and cultural decline, I’m taking on a deeper issue, “zingers.”

“Of Thee I Zing,” has been on the New York Times best sellers list for weeks, a book by talk show host Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo, news director of EWTN. With satire, they look at “America’s cultural decline, from muffin tops to body shots.”

Among their “zings” are “People meticulously tending virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout,” “‘Breaking news, meaning it happened yesterday” and “Facebook becoming a verb and reading an ancient art form.”

For me, a zinger is synonymous with the phrase “Oh, no they didn’t!”

Some zingers I’ve seen include: A groomsman checking text messages during the actual wedding and a person talking on a cell phone at a mortuary, in the room where a body was lying in state and family were paying respects. On TV, a woman was caught on video in a fist fight on a train while her baby in a stroller rolled away and strangers stopped it.

I’d like to hear your zingers.