I’m a real jerk for poking fun of alcoholism. But here it is all the same.
The woman: Lindsay Lohan. The quote: lyrics from “Plastic Jesus,” an American folk song by (according to Wikipedia) Ed Rush and George Cromarty. The attribution: Reese Witherspoon*. The common thread: alcohol abuse.
“Plastic Jesus” is about one of those dashboard figurines. There are many versus and many versions of this song. It’s especially irreverent, much like this troll quote assignment.
I didn’t take the hard road when creating this assignment. I found an image of Lindsay Lohan in her heyday. It also happened to have lots of white space for text. I opened the image as a layer in GIMP and then created a text layer. I added in the lyrics, played around with font and size, and there we go.
I’m using this–and probably other similar assignments–as a way to stretch my legs. Kind of like a Daily Create, I guess.
I was thinking about using lyrics from Lydia Loveless’ “Jesus Was a Wino,” but this worked out ok in the end.
* This is a change. I originally attributed the quote to Betty Ford, but that didn’t seem to fit well for one reason or another. Lindsay Lohan and Reese Witherspoon are in more similar leagues.