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Did 'SNL' Go Beyond the Pale With Fauxbama?
When Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president last year, some observers questioned whether the senator from Illinois was "black enough" to embody the hopes and aspirations of African Americans.
(By Paul Farhi, The Washington Post)
Appearing in the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live, Obama joined impersonators Amy Poehler and Darrell Hammond who were portraying the former first ..
- Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
- Full of sinews; tough.
fibrousness fi'brous·ness n.
bland Show phonetics
adjective USUALLY DISAPPROVING
lacking a strong taste or character or lacking in interest or energy:
I find chicken a little bland.
Pop music these days is so bland.
adj., bland·er, bland·est.
- Characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially:
- Pleasant in manner; smooth: a bland smile.
- Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: a bland diet.
- Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern: told a series of bland lies.
- Dull and insipid: a bland little drama.
- Having little or no distinctive flavor: bland cooking.
[Latin blandus, caressing, flattering.]blandly bland'ly adv.
blandness bland'ness n.
- 発音記号[blǽnd] [形]（〜・er, 〜・est）
1 〈飲食物などが〉風味の乏しい, 刺激の少ない, 味気ない；〈製品が〉おもしろ味のない, あまり特長のない
bland foods like noodles and potatoes
2 〈態度などが〉穏やかな, 人当たりのよい；〈空気・気候が〉さわやかな, おだやかな
a bland smile
faux Show phonetics
adjective [before noun]
not real, but made to look or seem real; false:
a faux-brick wall
portray Show phonetics
1 to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book or other artistic work:
The painting portrays a beautiful young woman in a blue dress.
The writer portrays life in a small village at the turn of the century.
2 portray sb as sth If a person in a film, book, etc. is portrayed as a particular type of character, they are represented in that way:
The father in the film is portrayed as a fairly unpleasant character.
portrayal Show phonetics
His latest film is a fairly grim portrayal of war-time suffering.
1 [U][C]描写（すること）；（舞台で）役を演じること.2 描写されたもの, 絵, 肖像（画）.
the act or process or an instance of portraying : representation 2 : portrait
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Memorial Stained Glass Window to Arthur Smith depicts three angels and Sir Galahad, who is shown on foot leading a horse., Memorial Stairwell, Mackenzie Building, Royal Military College of Canada with a line from the poem `Sir Galahad` by Alfred Lord Tennyson “My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.”
In Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Galahad's incredible prowess and fortune in the quest for the Holy Grail are traced back to his piety. According to the legend, only pure knights may achieve the Grail. While in a specific sense, this "purity" refers to chastity, Galahad appears to have lived a generally sinless life, like Jesus Christ, and so as a result, he lives and thinks on a level entirely apart from the other knights around him. This quality is reflected in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Sir Galahad:
"My good blade carves the casques of men,
My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure."