Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sometimes, You've Just Gotta Be Stupid

This is a blinding flash of the obvious, of course - you know it just from reading the news. Here are three "for instances":

CNN reports this morning that large numbers of Tea Party wingnuts are flocking to Wisconsin to join the bitter, take-no-prisoners battle over the governor's budget, which features huge cuts to the pay, benefits, and union representation rights of state workers. Adding a bunch of clueless twits to that fiasco will surely help resolve the situation.

Then we have the four Americans who were taken prisoner by Somali pirates while sailing their yacht in the Indian Ocean. Speaking of things that contribute to budget deficits, how much do you think the government will spend on attempts to rescue them?

There is talk of shutting down the government if stonehearted Republicans and stoneheaded Democrats in Congress can't agree on budget measures. Nothing like proving the size of your manhood by throwing thousands of people out of work and making yourselves (and, by extension, we who vote for you) look like utter fools. And thanks, Mr Boehner, for that snarky "so be it" comment. Thanks also for inviting us to read your lips on cutting spending. It worked well for George Bush, didn't it?

So anyhow, let's think about some stupid things that are fun.

Yesterday, Mike posted a list of things you wouldn't have known if you didn't watch the movies. They are true reflections of the need to suspend reality when the lights go down and the popcorn comes out. Here are my favorites from the list:

If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their most revealing underwear. If ever there was a mainstay of horror and thriller genre movies, this is it. Bilbo's First Corollary to this one is: If the woman chooses to put something on over her most revealing underwear before investigating the strange noises, she will select the most transparent and gauzy garment she owns. Bilbo' Second Corollary to this one is: A woman being chased by a crazed axe murderer while wearing four-inch heels will not take them off to facilitate running (or use them as a weapon).


One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them than 20 men firing at 1 man. As I noted in my comment to Mike's post, that's because all action heroes carry weapons that, regardless of calibre or make, have a special high-capacity magazine that manufactures additional ammunition on demand by fusing the necessary atoms found in the air. God forbid the NRA should find out.

That's all for today. Lots to do, and breakfast and the Sunday paper are waiting.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



Mike said...

I don't think I want to look at Boehners' lips for any reason.

KathyA said...

Seems so many just jump to the occasion of being the most stupid!

And a woman wearing 4" heels is actually carrying two very effective weapons!

Bilbo said...

Mike - roger that!

Kathy - you are speaking to a dancer...believe me, I know the pain a 4-inch heel can deliver when driven through my instep...

Melissa B. said...

My daughters have been demonstrating at the state capitol in Madison and were confronted by one of those tea partiers yesterday. Shameful!