When the going gets weird, the weird turn proMay 11th, 2016
Is everything upside down or just more upside down than usual? This presidential election cycle completely embodies the words of Hunter S. Thompson,”when the going gets weird the weird turn pro.” On November 8th, I presume Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be our next president, but because we’re months away from that decision anything could happen. Not long ago Trump was hosting a game show, sitting in a boardroom with the likes of Gary Busey listening to him ramble on. Does that qualify you to be president? Maybe it’s no different than talking to Kim Jong-un now that I think about it. And if we stay with the TV theme may I suggest Pat Sajak as Trump’s running mate? Imagine heads of state who don’t get along playing Wheel of Fortune. Your Putin, your al-Assad, your Netanyahu spinning the wheel, winning prizes and meeting Vanna. Hey it can’t be any worse than what we’ve tried before. “Vladimir you’ve won a trip to St. Thomas!” He can walk around with his shirt off all he wants and not look as goofy. I’m trying to picture the dynamic if Hillary wins. I can’t believe that spouses who are in the same industry aren’t competitive to greater or lesser degrees. You were president for 8 years and now your wife is president. Think about the Bush father/son presidencies, and they weren’t in the White House at the same time. It’s human nature to show off in front of your family but it usually doesn’t affect the lives of 300 million, maybe 7+ billion people. And if everything goes a certain way, our new president will be chosen just a few days after the Chicago Cubs win the World Series, for the first time in 108 years. I don’t know if this means anything, but in 1908 William Howard Taft, a Republican, defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. That was the 3rd time Bryan had run and lost. Gang, if you like strange I think this year is your Super Bowl.
Hey, somewhat distressing news, almost breaking news in TV news parlance. The Sportsman’s Inn Motel on Cicero Avenue in Chicago, just several blocks north of Midway Airport, has torn down their swimming pool. Now that puts a bit of a dent into summer f-u-n.
A programming note, a conversation with Adam Corolla will air on the June 3rd show; hope you can check it out!
New bumper stickers added to my trunk lid:
ICE IS PART OF AN ICED BEVERAGE
STUPIDOS ARE STUPID
Pet your schnauzer for me,
I am 65% happy,
Good for nothing boy,