A Block OvercomeWe've got a touch of the old writer's block this evening. We started a riff on Pat Robertson, got a few paragraphs in, and then decided to save that for another day when the diatribe would flow a little smoother, but now we've got a big hole where a post used to be. Hmmm. What to write about?
How about a little Bush bashing? Commander Codpiece can always use another nail in his political coffin, but that doesn't seem right either.
We could try a post about inventions we've come up with. Our Beach in a Box idea was great. It was a box full of sand that busy execs could put their feet in to feel the summer sand between their toes. We figured it wold go for $19.95 at least but someone undercut us for $9.99. We also came up with a self-trimming sailboat that worked on the principle of Venetian blinds, but someone else had already patented the idea. We were crushed, even if we were only 11 at the time.
We had a great idea for social security reform. Let everyone retire until they are 65, then put them to work. You'd be young enough to enjoy the benefits and the old folks complaining about not having anything to do would be happy. However, now that we've reached our 50th birthday we're beginning to rethink that idea.
Our dog Fiona is always good for a laugh, but she's mostly a sight gag.
We could go on about our penchant for books with weird titles - I Smell Esther Williams, Golfing for Cats, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg, etc., but the punchline is really just a list of book titles. How lame is that?
How about our loathing for Meryl Streep? Our love for Dr. Hunter S. Thompson? A lengthy post about how the "S" in Harry S Truman doesn't stand for anything? Odd sex toys? Weird cars? Goofy roadside attractions?
Why is it with all the things in the world at our doorstep, we just can't find anything that moves us to post about it?
Hey! You know what we just figured out? We just finished our post.
Painless as always. Just the way we like it.
Truth Told by Omnipotent Poobah, Sunday, August 21, 2005