Regurgitating An Apt Analogy

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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.

Said Seth…

“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!”

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Self-Evident Truths

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Stateside, today is a federal holiday to honor the life and times of a national treasure; a spiritual, visionary, nonviolent, activist leader of limitless courage, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Had this man not been shot to death by an assassin, he might’ve even still been alive and well, today, at the age of 92.

Most assuredly, we could use more voices of reason, such as his.

Speaking of voices (of the 4th Estate variety)…

It was in the course of human events, especially throughout 2020, that honest, genuine article journalists had constantly reminded us that African-Americans and people of color have yet to achieve the equality that is… correction… MUST BE everyone’s birthright.

Their reportage of last year’s top two stories (namely, police brutality and the pandemic) repeatedly exposed the stark reality that the above mentioned minorities were (still are) disproportionately susceptible to the rampaging (unchecked), merciless racist cops and the pitiless, nihilist coronavirus. Be the essays’ villain the thug or bug, we became witness to the resultant, heartbreaking human suffering and death.

Alas, it had been the Oval Office Ogre (2017 – 21) who’d been (and still is) blameworthy for the eruption of both macroscopic and microscopic evil. I’ll reserve further discussion of Old O³ for another blog / another day.

As for this very day, MLK Day, let’s make damned sure that we’re all in accord with the following passage, which I’ve slightly revised to better establish racial and gender inclusiveness.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men… correction… ALL HUMANS are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America’s Declaration of Independence • July 4, 1776 [Read More Here]

It should be effortless for every soul to embrace such forthright sentiments. Normally, they originate between our ears and gain strength beneath our sternums; that is, for all who still possess a sound head, steadfast heart and have resisted the temptation to sell their soul to the Devil / Old O³.

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Needless Human Suffering and Loss

Mere minutes ago, the running amok, pitiless coronavirus claimed it’s 300,000th victim, stateside (and still counting). That statistic is neither to dehumanize nor suggest that the preceding fatalities are any less significant; it’s not to ever forget the 1.6 million souls, worldwide, who’ve also perished.

Initially, I had concluded that my homeland’s running amok, pitiless, (in title only) head of state had flunked out in Pandemic Management 101 due to ignorance, BUT rapidly needed to reevaluate that theory once a renowned journalist / author revealed recorded phone conversations where we heard the “leader” “schooling” the writer re this pathogen’s ferociously communicable and lethal nature.

My point being…

THE FAKE PREZ KNEW! There needn’t have ever been anywhere near the magnitude of human suffering and death had he promptly addressed our nation; had he uttered the two, monosyllabic, life saving words…

“Mask Up!”

I’ll reserve additional, detailed, middle digit finger pointing for another blog, another day.

So… what now?

Well, I’m sure I’m not alone when I express my heartfelt condolences to all who have lost family and friends, as well as recommend that, in the days ahead, we must more formally and tangibly acknowledge these needless deaths; e.g., via regular, Internet streamed, worldwide memorial services.

Beyond that, it’d be most appropriate to publish a multi-volume book which would list every victim, by name; mention the nations they hailed from and maybe even include a paragraph or two to speak of their life and times; remind us of their contributions to society. This could also take on the form of voice recorded online tributes; available for www playback thru eternity.

We must remember the COVID-19 long haulers, too. Due to the physiological damage they’ve sustained, they may never know what it’s like to feel truly healthy, again. We owe them financial aid and all the medical care they’ll ever require to ensure their remaining time on Earth will be as fulfilling, trouble and worry free as is humanly possible.

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Riddle That Ridicules

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  1. In the role of the “high financier”, he is both morally and monetarily bankrupt.
  2. Everything this full of himself, full of shit, big biz, big shot touches turns to shit.
  3. Referring back to #2, he would even fail at selling all that fertilizer to farmers.
  4. He is NOT high and mighty; he is actually insufferable and high-maintenance.
  5. As a self-proclaimed know-it-all, this ne’er-to-well knows nothing of substance.
  6. As a raconteur, all his shoveled shit can do is bore to tears and induce vomiting.
  7. This outwardly cocksure dictator is addicted to ass kisser accolades; validation.
  8. This corpulent couch potato gets off on his TV propaganda ministers’ “sermons”.
  9. This high on his horse, horse’s ass purportedly horses around with iffy “fillies”.
  10. Even with caked on clown make-up, donned girdle and shoe lifts he’s no Adonis!

Who is he?

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The Tyke Prone To Bawl

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Consider the creature, so amoral and small
No preacher and teacher can reach him at all

He’ll grab at his Sharpie to redraw and scrawl,
His garbled amendments: ill-conceived overhaul

How odd that the “expert” at building “The Wall”
Could not contain COVID, per clear-cut protocol

Teched Tweets title self-portrait: The Tyke Prone To Bawl
Stump speech bleats invite, incite his freak fans to brawl

Both impudence and imprudence fuel his gall
Immaturity and impurity cause bad boy to stall

Our ballot box ouster, dethroned that oddball
Yet, to get him to scram, might prove order tall

To remain in high spirits, try high proof alcohol
Let’s hoist mugs to roast him; his flaws, faults, folderol!

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Fortune Cookie Blog (I Voted?)

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The slots of the paper shredder and ballot box electronic tabulator
present quite the uncanny resemblance. Pity people, who dwell in
nations where Fascism trumps and tramples Freedom. When auto-
crats machinate, there’s absolutely no diff between these machines!

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What Takes Precedence

Ever since the raging pandemic tanked out our lives, livelihoods and tomorrows, very few of us have been in a spend like there’s no tomorrow mood. Consequently, our belt tightening efforts must prioritize securing adequate sustenance and livable accommodations.

Yet, all too often, YouTube’s advertising content fails to conform to our pandemic altered, stripped down to the bare essentials, state of consumerism.

I mean, we, the sensible people, are not about to buy into that platform’s vast array of products which, by and large, involve [1] unregulated, unsafe potions / shoddy wares that no one would dare sell at the retail level and [2] quasi-legal, get rich quick schemes. Neither would we want to deal with service providers who, were they to set up shop in the real world, would be rapidly run out of town.

And, so long as I’m already airing my grievances, why are such snake oil salesmen so effing long-winded? I mean, if it takes a guy an hour to dupe the gullible, maybe he isn’t even good at being a crook? Of course, such shortcomings would be a good thing.

Let’s look at this, conversely, too. YouTubers, who post content that’s vital to surviving the pandemic, should not have their messages preceded / interrupted / followed by advertising at all. Ditto that for content addressing discrimination and loss of liberty issues.

I must also pause to make my gripes more America-specific.

If I see even one more godforsaken campaign ad dripping with White House B.S. to whitewash that so-called leader’s grotesque white supremacism and/or promote his concerted efforts to incite urban wars and/or to downplay his DIY pandemic, I do believe my head will explode.

Returning to the basic fiscal matters:

While it’s vital to salvage what little may be left of each and every nation’s economy, what takes precedence is rescuing what’s left of humanity. Once that becomes a done deal, everything else should fall back into place.

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Postcard Parable (The US Strangler)

 

Once Upon a Time, a Medical Examiner performed a postmortem on
Lady Liberty and Mother Nature. In each case, the collected forensic
evidence proved identical; the freakish tiny fingerprints, stray orange
make-up smudges and strands of dyed blond hair. Cause of death was
assault and battery and strangulation. A psychological profile pointed
to a psychopath suffering from delusions of grandeur, despotism and
misogyny. In spite of the infamous, prime suspect living in plain sight,
fearful, feckless lawmen flat-out refused to haul in his ass. THE END!
Moral: So long as a strangler roams free, no one lives/breathes freely!
Obiter Dictum: Stay safe at home – Mask-Up in public – Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Dumb Donald’s Bad Hair Day

From 1973 – 1982, long before the Real Donald became a household word, we found the clever and clairvoyant Match Game writers submitting Dumb Donald scenarios for emcee Gene Rayburn to recite to the panelists, contestants and all who were playing along in the home and studio audiences.

Normally, at this juncture, I’d be presiding over a Dumb Donald clip, but, since my demand has nearly exhausted YouTube’s supply, I’ll now need to breathe new life into my shtick. ISO inspiration, namely, head-to-head matches with our dearly departed, Match Game souls, I’ve been simulating, semi-serious seances.

And methinks this graying old coot has not been departing the spirit world alone! Indeed, the new, game show host persona, from within, now emerges to preside over this reincarnated, revamped game show format. Voilà and Ta-Da!

Welcome contestants, one and all, to Match Game 20-20. I’m M.C. Grayburn. Our new rules are straightforward. Each of you will have one chance to match as many of our six, predetermined responses as possible. You’ll be playing for a priceless grand prize; the affirmation that you’re still a clearheaded, critical thinking non-consumer of the Kool-Aid™!

If your non-matching, responses prove more clever than Match Game’s, you’ll still be a winner! To claim your prize, post your witty and/or wise alternatives in the comment section, below. Soooooo, let’s play Match Game 20-20.

Grayburn: Real Dumb Donald, is soooooo dumb…
Audience: HOW DUMB IS HE?
Grayburn: even after paying his hairstylist $6,400
per year, he still looks scarier than ______________.

Once the “think music” starts, you’ll have 1 min. to figure out your 6 responses;
and no peeking beneath the turquoise hued, rectangular secrecy partition!

Real Dumb Donald, is so dumb, even after
paying his hairstylist $6,400 per year, he
still looks scarier than ____________.

1. Edward Scissorhands
2. a porcupine
3. a werewolf
4. Medusa
5. Khan Noonien Singh
6. Attila the Hun

BTW, don’t miss taking the Clip Gallery Tour below.

My thanks to all who showed up to play today! M.C. Grayburn for Match Game 20-20, good-bye and be sure to…

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CLIP GALLERY TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is a coup d’état dress casual?

 

Hmm, now there’s an odd question this old-hand, seasoned, true blue American citizen never, ever expected he’d be asking; especially when that DC bash’s backdrop is expected to bleed outward to EveryTown, U.S.A.

Not that, at that point, I’d actually give a F about my fashion statement. But I do suppose, at the very least, the fabric should be stain-resistant; seeing how bloodstains are a bitch to remove.

• Will attendance be mandatory? We do know how VainMan is obsessed about size (uh, crowd size). I guess showing up would be advantageous; almost anything would be better than having to hear that big baby bellyaching / screeching re his low numbers till he’s iridescent orange in the face.

• Would anyone still have the balls to raid that odious blowout and shut ‘er down?

That, of course, IS the $64 Zillion question.

• But, WTF is the answer?

To all outward appearances, generals (who, btw have sworn to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC”) don’t seem to be all that concerned re that firebrand’s brand of flaw and disorder.

• But, might appearances be deceiving?

It is possible that our top brass have been sporting their finest poker faces; i.e., laying in wait until the very last moment where / when they’ll be ding-donging the despot’s doorbell. And, soon afterwards, be hauling his fat Fascist fanny off the premises and lead-footing the paddy wagon off to the stockade.

At that point, I actually would give a F about my fashion statement.

Yep, I’d be donning my party hat and glad rags!

 

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