Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Puns, and Today's DUMBCON Level

Today is the day I go back to work after the luxury of a four-day weekend. This is not an altogether bad thing, as I have a job to go back to, and I can certainly use the walk to and from the bus stop and around the rings and corridors of the Pentagon to work off all that turkey and the trimmings.

And that's gotta be a lot of walking, let me tell you.

Because I have to get myself organized and ready to get my nose back to the grindstone and my shoulder back to the wheel, today's post will be on the simple side. Even a Republican should be able to understand it, even if it will still be beyond the capabilities of most Democrats. That's why we're using pictures.

This first one goes out to my blogging friends who are teachers of English (yes, Kathy and Melissa, I'm talking to you) and to my nephew Ed, as he begins his college education in English literature ...

You may remember the utterly ridiculous movie Snakes on a Plane from a few years ago ... a film memorable mainly for its display of Samuel L. Jackson's ability to cram the largest amount of foul language into a given period of time. Here's another, more entertaining, look at snakes on planes ...

The Department of Homeland Security has given up its much-parodied color-coded terror alert system. But we still need some way to distinguish between various alert levels. How about the Terrier Alert Level ... ?

And if that Terrier Alert System doesn't work for you, there's always Bilbo's National Stupidity Condition Index - the DUMBCON. You can read about it here, but here's the graphic for your use:

In case you were wondering, we're still at DUMCON 1 ... thanks to Congress, Iranian mullahs, both political parties, and the financial mismanagement industry, there's no longer any need for DUMBCONs 5 through 2.


Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



Mike said...

'Even a Republican should...'

Should, yes; shall, no.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I love the DUMBCON level chart!!!!

Banana Oil said...

DUMBCON is the usual way of the world.

Actually, it's often ignorance and self-interest.