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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday Morning Post (V.2, #2) – Middle of the Month Odds and Ends


I could not settle on any one particular topic for this week, so we’ll settle for a group of smaller topics.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ANNOUNCE STEPPING BACK FROM THEIR ROYAL DUTIES.  THE QUEEN IS NOT SMILING.

I can’t really blame the royal couple from their desire to have a life away from the palaces and grandeur of the British monarchy.  It appears that they have genuine concerns about their family being constantly in the limelight.  On the other hand, shouldn’t they have settled how to raise the children prior to their saying “I do”.   Could they have settled the choice between raising their offspring in the allowance paid for by the British taxpayer, or should they raise them as multinational capitalists?

The Queen has called for a meeting of the family to discuss their decision which appears to be causing a crisis.  Pity!  Her Royal Highness has the good fortune to not have a five-year-old child running her country.  I just wish the United States had her problems.

STUPID WHITE MALE TRICKS DEPARTMENT:  SINGER MEATLOAF DENIES CLIMATE CHANGE AND FILM DIRECTOR TERRY GILLIAM STATES HE IS TIRED “AS A WHITE MALE OF BEING BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD.”

Rotund entertainer who has not had a hit in decades spouts off opposing a scientific belief that is so easily proven as Australia burns and we here in Southeast Pennsylvania are having winter temperatures more akin to a balmy spring day.   Climate change a hoax?  We should reserve a special label for these people who deny what they can easily see and hear as the truth.

Congratulations, Mr. Loaf!   We now confer upon you the title of “Village Idiot”.

As for Mr. Gilliam: yes, I know this is a heavy burden on white males, but we deny our history at our peril.  We offer a suggestion:  continue to make the world a better place by making films like 12 Monkeys and no more films like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

COMEDY ICON BUCK HENRY DIES.

Mainly a comedy writer and extremely low-key comedy performer, Henry left behind an interesting legacy: co-creator of the television spy spoof Get Smart; co-writing the screenplay for The Graduate (Plastics, Ben!), and later a frequent guest host on Saturday Night Live.   I tried to find a suitable video to post of one of these performances, but I couldn’t find one I liked.  Suffice to say that he was an important and influential comedy entertainer.

FINALLY, SENDING POSITIVE VIBES TO A BLOGGER BUDDY.

Hope this finds you doing better, Spo.  Give yourself time to rest and take any medications you are instructed to take. 

(Thank you for reading.  What’s that smell?  Did someone burn the Meatloaf? Again?)

4 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

"As for Mr. Gilliam: yes, I know this is a heavy burden on white males, but we deny our history at our peril" -- yes, absolutely right!

January 12, 2020 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

thank you for the shout out; you are a dear.

January 12, 2020 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

We have just started watching The Crown so this Harry/Meghan story is quite interesting.

White men are stupid.

Didn't hear about Buck Henry. So sad, RIP sir.

January 13, 2020 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Debra. We'll always try to do better.

Good to see you back blogging again, Spo.

Thank you Bob. There's always room for us white males to improve ourselves.

January 14, 2020 at 8:24 PM  

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