So I haven’t posted in a quite a while, sue me. I’ve been waiting for something to ridicule, but it’s almost impossible to make fun of a world where people seem to work full time making fun of themselves–albeit unintentionally.
Now the Catholic Church is going after anyone who even supports gay culture–straight people who aren’t offended by gay people can’t be priests. Taken to the extreme, if you and your spouse (I’m assuming no one reading this would dare have sex out of marriage) do anything but, as Shakespeare said, “make the beast with two backs,” i.e. have any kind of sex except for the purpose of procreation, you’re sinners, evil in the eyes of the Lord–or at least the Pope’s populace and an amazing number of weird Protestant & Jews.
Mutual masturbation–oops…sorry, go directly to hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Use birth control–sorry, not allowed even for non-Catholics. Play some games that result in all his Mr. Wigglies wandering around outside the womb, wham, marked with the sign of Lucifer.
How can I turn that into parody? They’ve already done it!
And it turns out that millions of dollars people donated to hurricane relief went to the good people of Jacksonville, MI — whose major problem was that they lost electricity for a while. Terrifying winds of up to 35 mph rampaged through that poor community. Some people got a few thousand dollars for their problems. You gotta love America. We are sooooo generous.
According to James Fallows in this month’s Atlantic (I will post on that shortly), the Bush administration, especially Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney and his royal nibs–are bored with Iraq. Bored!?! I, alas, am speechless.
Dopey Democrats are can’t even figure out how to criticize the administration. Immediate pull out? Omigosh–the invasion played right into Osama Bin Laden’s hands because he knew Americans didn’t have the balls to do it right, stick it out (sorry, sexual metaphor there–I’m now damned for eternity), and would do a cut and run. Whatever idiocy caused us to invade in the first place, the problem is not and has not been left/right, liberal/conservative/, Republican/Democrat…it’s been unbelievable, unfathomable incompetence.
Medicare drug benefits? How can you make fun of something so confusing, Ph.Ds can’t figure it out? And it shouldn’t be a surprise. When the stupid plan was announced, people said it was complicated to the point of absurdity. Samuel Beckett couldn’t have written a play more absurd than what the administration is putting seniors through. Kafka’s The Castle was some mild dislocation compared to the bureaucratic maze grannie and grandpa are negotiating.
Sigh. I wish people would stop taking whatever pills are making them crazy so I could go back to making fun of them.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Why shouldn’t life be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.”