Another Friday morning, but I’m not feeling it this week.
Old, twitching health problems have spring up this morning, complicating a fragile, personal ecosystem — and making the end of the work week more than just a day on the calendar.
Added to the toasted brain is the arrival tonight of my younger brother, who I haven’t seen in nearly 30 years and he’ll be staying for a week, so a lot of my body’s rebellion probably stems from my intense anixiety on how the next seven days will play.
Changes in the normal routine always cause me problem at the outset, but usually correct themselves as time moves along — I just have to give it a spell.
The Onion comprehends: Sources nationwide are confirming this week that the current drought is bad and that water is very good. “We don’t like the drought,” local farmer Dan Rickey told reporters. “We like water.” At press time, sources are confirming that the drought is still happening and that it’s bad.
(Illustration found here).
Some humor on this particular Friday, however.
Four years ago, I thought John Mccain was the worst presidential candidate in US history, but now it’s fairly obvious how wrong that line of thinking.
Headline from yesterday’s Daily Mail in the UK: Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in London
And the clincher:
And then the incorrigible Mayor Boris Johnson turned the day into what one American reporter on the trip aptly described as a ‘Cat 4 manurestorm’ when he mocked Romney before 60,000 people.
‘I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready,’ Johnson shouted, in a performance more Viking than Anglo-Saxon.
‘Are we ready?
Yes we are!’
He then led the crowd in a chant of ‘Yes We Can,’ Obama’s famous campaign slogan from 2008.
‘Can we put on the greatest Olympics games that have ever been held?’ he asked.
‘Can we beat France? Yes we can!
Can we beat Australia?
Yes we can!’
And the Mail is a conservative, right-wing paper — it jumped on Johnson for his vocal display, calling it “…cheap and unbecoming.”
Romney also penned this shit about the UK (England?) in his nit-twit book, ‘No Apology,’ in which he wrote (via Foreign Policy):
England [sic] is just a small island.
Its roads and houses are small.
With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.
And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions.
Yet only two lifetimes ago, Britain ruled the largest and wealthiest empire in the history of humankind.
Britain controlled a quarter of the earth’s land and a quarter of the earth’s population.
Well, anyway, Romney is not only a liar and a three-dollar phoney, but he’s also a complete asshole idiot.
And anyway, because of the upcoming visit this week, blogging time might be at a minimum — to the tiny, tender handful of folks who visit here keep an eye on the funny because the other stuff is mostly melancholy-inducing.
In the delighted words of George Carlin: May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.