No, podfisking not some bizarre sexual practice indulged by Norm and Midge. It's just a podcast version of a fisking. A fisking - a term derived from the many times bloggers have dissected the deranged writing of Robert Fisk - is a genre that takes a text by someone else, and responds to it sentence by sentence, point by point. As I listened to the president's radio address this week on the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, I got the idea. Who better to be my first podfisk subject? Why not fisk via audio? So I spliced his speech with my responses on Apple's GarageBand program. Voila: a podfisk. It's my first attempt so forgive any rough edges. All suggestions for future podfisks welcome.
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