Friday, February 11, 2011

Dr. Suess and The Rebel Alliance

I'm finally feeling enough like myself to recruit for the Rebel Alliance over at Worldwide Hippies again.  Buzz Kill is still hovering around with a dang paintbrush, but at least I haven't seen him with my very own eyes.  I remain somewhat embarrassed that I threw my ice cream at him the other day, but Velvet says that anyone could have seen that coming.  When I asked if he was at all surprised by the event, Velvet said he was surprised we still had any ice cream.  He thought he'd eaten it all.

The ice cream incident happened before I realized that Buzz Kill was like a big-assed bulldozer trying to get his way by pushing me around - or running me over as the case may be. I wish I could remember what I had to say about his foolishness because I felt seriously strong when he locked himself in the bathroom that day.  It will take me a little more time to sort out this bullshit, but I can already see how once again we can apply the Macro to the Micro.  Truly, we cannot expect to have an impact on the assholes that dominate our society until we we stand down the assholes in our personal life.  As it happened, I found myself drawing a similar conclusion about this time last year - right after the State of the Union address - when I was thinking about Ass-Wholes Great and Small.

For the moment, I'm just glad that the domestic situation is not draining every ounce of my energy.  I really like writing for Worldwide Hippies, and it was a drag to be stuck in the Buzz Kill Zone like it was the La Brea Tar Pits.  Plutocrats and Politicians are kind of like big, bullying bulldozers too - and it suits their purposes for us to accept our lot in life and do as we're told.  I managed to keep Buzz Kill out of things over at Worldwide Hippies though. I turned to Dr. Seuss.

Worldwide Hippies: A Disturbance in the Force

16 comments:

Dr. Monkey Hussein Monkerstein said...

Best opening paragraph ever.

PENolan said...

About the ice cream? We really are going to have to have lunch some day. If I hit lotto, I'll fly us both somewhere amazing.

Mr. Charleston said...

Photos of the project when it's all over.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear, that's a terrible waste of ice cream!

PENolan said...

Debra, it's true. Worse, there was chocolate sauce on it that splashed the wall. The good news is the bowl was plastic so nothing broke - but then, I wouldn't have thrown something that would break in a million pieces, possibly hurt someone and require hauling out the vacuum cleaner.

Mr. C, as it happens, we're just painting every single thing white in preparation to sell the place. It's terminally boring. In September, when I'm somewhere new, maybe there will be something to see

okjimm said...

//If I hit lotto//

If I ever win the Lottery I have determined that I will go pay off my ex's mortgage, pay all her credit cards off... give her a nice vacation.....just so she will have to be 'beholding' to me for the rest of her live. Kindness can be such sweet revenge. hehehehe!

PENolan said...

Okjimm, there needs to be a "like" button for comments ;)

Susan Tiner said...

I am glad to hear the domestic situation has improved.

I loved the Yertle the Turtle piece, but really have no idea how we'll ever stand down power types like the Koch brothers. I think we need a bigger coalition, not another break-off group from the Dems, IMO.

PENolan said...

I totally agree, Susan. Back in the 60's, small groups joined with umbrella organizations to have a greater impact on The Establishment, particularly re: Vietnam and Civil Rights. I see similarities today - but the Koch Brothers and their minions, like Clarence Thomas, seem to be even more crooked than Richard Nixon. Plus,there is less accountability now with all the deregulation.

It's a puzzlement, and I don't see us walking like the Egyptians any time soon.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

you threw ice cream?...oh no..

Susan Tiner said...

Yes they are crooked. I wonder if people even know.

My heart is in my throat about the Egyptians!

Now I am going to pray that the military doesn't have anything funny up its sleeve and that a reasonable government emerges.

It's game changing really. Hopefully really.

PENolan said...

Right there with you about the Military, Susan, and the crooks. If 3,000,000 are watching Glenn Beck and 1,000,000 are watching Rachel Maddow, that leaves 296,000,000 watching Spongebob. I suspect most folks don't have a clue and take for granted that whatever they hear on the TV news is true.

I did, Granny. The man seriously got my dander up. That Texan/Irish combination can be explosive.

okjimm said...

//296,000,000 watching Spongebob//

hmmmm he must be new on Fox? does he do social commentary or political news?

PENolan said...

Social Commentary and Crabby Patties

mac said...

It's funny, icecream shut down the bulldozer :-)

One individual can't make too much of a difference in great matters? But, an orginazation of individuals can.
The peopple who founded this country were individuals united in a common cause. It would be nice if we could we unite so we can find it again.

PENolan said...

Common Cause? Jeez - I send them money too. No wonder I'm always broke ;)

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