If you are (or aspire to be) a critical thinker, you’ll appreciate my blogs, which, typically, promote human dignity and equality, honest even handed, liberty-based governance and solid environmental stewardship. What a pity that the same cannot be said re the duly deposed, fascistic, narcissistic Trump and his sycophantic enablers (unethical legislators and judges / devotee voters / insurrectionists), who’ll be doing their damnedest to re-empower him; inclusive of attempting America ending coup d’états. Factor in how such bad actors are also hardcore science deniers and, voilà, we wind up with a feverish global pandemic and planet. If such ever-present dangers to humanity provide insufficient impetus for you to pay my site a visit, check out my homepage’s Categories menu; your guide to archived fortune cookie blogs, human interest stories, fiction, sci-fi, parables, poetry, limericks, Match Game's Dumb Donald send-ups, musical parodies, BlogCasts and more.
In the wee hours of 01/21/21, NBC-TV’s Late Night host, Seth Meyers, via his always-tell-it-like-it-is exposé, A Closer Look, successfully articulated the mixed emotions that most critical thinkers have been experiencing while attempting to assess the nascent, post Trump tableau.
“Even amid this moment of collective relief, the nation is still in the midst of several unprecedented calamities; none of which will magically disappear anytime soon. It’s a little like getting rid of the last guy at a party; you’ve spent four years yawning and stretching and hinting that he should get out, and, when he finally leaves, it IS a relief; until you remember you still have to clean up all his puke; and he, like, puked everywhere!”
SNL’s comic genious unmasks coronavirus’ ferociously communicable nature; from the pitiless pathogen’s perspective. View the clip above or, should playback issues ever arise, over @YouTube.
About all that’s left to be said…
Sure we can all laugh at the SNL cast’s superbly delivered oneliners and double entendres, BUT, seeing how, just yesterday, the COVID-19, stateside fatalities reached the 300,000 mark AND how that deadly disease has snuffed out over 1.6 million members of our human family, worldwide, we had all better get dead serious about observing the life saving pandemic protocols re good hand hygiene, social distancing / isolating and, last but far from least, MASKING UP every time we go out in public!
“We know that if everyone, or if we could even get 95% of the people let’s say to mask up for a 90-day period, three months, we could cut the death rate by about 200,000 Americans.”
President Barack Obama, at present, is promoting his new book, A Promised Land. His interview, last night, with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmell serves as a refreshing reminder of what it’s like to actually have a well-informed, open-minded, good-intentioned, law-abiding, self-effacing, down-to-Earth human being residing within and governing from the White House.
My above portrayal pretty much sums up why, to this very day, I’ve preserved Mr. Obama’s personally delivered, 2008 get-out-the-vote message on my landline’s answering machine; why I did my part to elect and re-elect him; why the election of his VP, Joe Biden, shows much promise. After eight years of working as a team, President-Elect Biden will have a wealth of experience to draw on. And, should additional advice ever be needed, he / we can rest assured that Mr. Obama will always be but a phone call away.
To set up our above clip, cued up to start at 21:49 (if all goes well), we’ll be viewing what I’ve titled “The Obama Book Reading Sketch”. Mr. Kimmel will further explain his novel idea to set the fun in motion.
Obviously, for any of you who’d like to view this positively enlightening and enjoyable interview, in its entirety, its but a rewind away.
Even if your homeland is not as mucked up as mine, most citizens of the world would answer the above, headlined question with an emphatic YES!
Of course, that might lead to these follow up questions…
• Is our above clip’s commercial content merely highly creative or is it genuinely funny?
• If the latter, why is it chuckle-worthy?
• Might a half-years’ worth of social isolating have something to do with it?
• Is it a reminder of our bygone high school/college and/or current workplace lab experiments?
• Does it evoke comparisons to the zaniness of Monty Python’s Flying Circus?
• Is it merely all of that slapstickish egg play?
• Why ask why?
• Why not stop over-analyzing and just enjoy the clip at face value?
• While my follow up “thought experiment” / fantasy query, most emphatically, is tongue-in-cheek, if my blogging about Purple® helps their bottom line, should they not, at the very least, offer me a 10% off coupon?
All laughs aside, not unlike my homeland, my own 55-year-old Sealy® Posturepedic® is way beyond shot to hell!
Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!
Considering our present-day sorry state of affairs… especially within my homeland… I figured it was high time for some hijinks… especially tomfoolery of the wordplay variety. And nobody did it better than the King of Comedy… Johnny Carson… and his brilliant team of writers. I mean, seeing how we’re all here @WordPress, how much more appropriate could wordplay ever be?
This Vid of the Day is also a reminder of a political era where America still had its sense of humor AND how… as bad as the Reagan years were… we could still hang on to our hopes for a better day.
In any event… I do hope you got a charge out of viewing this Carson Comedy Classic sketch… I know I did.