Monday, November 19, 2007

November 19, 2007 - Potrait*, etc. (for Portrait)

Red, yellow, green, and purple, the Teletubbies make quite a picture. Although their traits are more than just tints. And Tinky Winky isn't the only one capable of raising eyebrows. The red one, Po, for example, while she hasn't exactly been accused of being a Communist, has been described as having indeterminate gender (she's really just a tomboy) and the ability to speak Cantonese. She's the smallest and most mischievous of the four and the reported favorite among young viewers. In OhioLINK, Potrait* pops up about ten times ("Again! Again!"), which lands it in the "high probability" section of the Ballard list. Portriat* pulls in 7 hits, but Portait* with 50 and Protrait* with 55 are the clear winners when it comes to misrepresentations of portrait. (Teletubbies tenth anniversary photo op from New York Magazine, March 28, 2007.)

Carol Reid

No comments: