Friday, October 7, 2016

We Live in Strange Times

The major parties' dog and pony shows are still going on, with the usual strum und drang plus walk-ons by greenie Jill Stein and the geographically-challenged Gary Johnson. Can we glean any intelligence from this? I recommend recent posts by Bilbo as well as discussions that follow.

Oh wait, I can. Don't twitter at 3 A.M. Whatever bee you might have in your bonnet probably should stay there until at least your A.M. coffee break. As a matter of fact, if you have an overbearing or explosive temperament, don't twitter. Period.

One bit of hilarity: The Donald apparently lectured Nevadans on how they are pronouncing the name of their state wrong: It should be "Nuh-va-da," not "Ne-VAD-a." Apparently, how the natives actually pronounce it doesn't count. It's how it's pronounced by the East Coast establishment in NYC. The Nevadans should applaud him for his words to the wise.

I guess.

And I guess, as outsiders tend to do, the misguided natives of New Orleans should call it "New Or-leenz" and not "New Orlins" or "New Or-le-ans." Over my dead body.

And we have a plague of clowns all of a sudden. This arose in Greenville, SC and spread to other places on the East Coast.  Clown sightings, generally creepy ones, are everywhere, it seems. Sooner or later, someone who is packing heat is going to commit an act of colurocide or panic in the streets. Just in time for Halloween. There's a law of unintended consequences.

Some of this is due to overactive imaginations, some the result of rumors started by kids, and some may be due to asshats playing dress up to scare the neighborhood. 

I think that dressing up like Donald or Hillary would work just as well. Or a Member of Congress. Or the typical media mavens from the NYT or the WaPo. Don't send in the clowns!



9 comments:

Cloudia said...

Aside from the false equivalence of a politician and a deranged showman, this was 100% AAA+

John Hill said...

Welcome back, Angel!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

It's good to see you back posting!

TexWisGirl said...

the u.s. is looking rather circusish either way...

allenwoodhaven said...

Strum und drang indeed. Glad to see you pop up again!

Mike said...

Missour'ee' or Misour'uh'. City person or country person. I always kid the Misour'uh' people by asking them about the Mississipp'uh' River.

Are you back or are you just poking your head out to what the conditions are like?

Bilbo said...

Welcome back, Angel, and thanks for the shout! This was a great post, but the money shot was "colurocide" ... I'm writing that one down.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Welcome back, Ms Pop Tart! I've never understood why people are scared of clowns - I kicked many of them when I was in the circus. There were almost as ridiculous as Donald the pussy-grabber.

Birgit said...

Welcome back and who knew that clowns would get you going. Sorry but I think Trump is just an idiot. Clowns seem to be the next thing to scare people. There was someone scaring kids just this past week....he is also an idiot.