Saturday, December 30, 2006

Weekend at Leslie's II

Leslie Lynch King Jr.: Ford's original monicker.

1. Ford semiotically in USian media was the salve after Nixon -- the shallow, familiar, goofus klutz whose cranial armoire had four solid sides, no portal leaking out into the Nixonian teratoma out back.

USia turned to the persona of Ford in 1974 with relief, the way it turned to Fonzie or Al Bundy or the great plains or Abbot and Costello or Andy Rooney -- the comic relief of the near-to-ground undimensional Everydayman whose aspirations reach no farther than the refrigerator.

2. Turning again to embrace the unpretentious athletic guy who gave us the effect of closure in the exact moment of effective closure for Evil Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein.

King/Ford offers just now what some will accept as decorous cosmicomic relief from the lunatical media ecology of G.W. Bush, and USia can't get enough of him. He may be dead but

he's still the life of the party!


Blogger Joseph Duemer said...

That nails it, Tom.

12/30/2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

It does indeed. Why are not some of these facts / events more widely reported (oh, OK, I know the answer .. never mind).

I did not know that Iraq offered to withdraw from Iraq in return for a Middle East summit. Interesting.

Aren't you glad your taxes help keep this whirlygig going ?

I wonder what would happen if a substantial proportion of the USian people that still have some decency and integrity were to all not pay their taxes in April '07 (inasmuch as it would be possible to do so, recognizing it is often deducted at source) ?

I know, I know .. totally in the realm of absurd fantasy.

12/30/2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

oops .. "Iraq offered to withdraw from Kuwait"

12/30/2006 2:35 PM  
Anonymous tom said...

To organize a tax revolt, one would have to have recourse to something like a society in which such gestures have meaning. I'm not sure what we have meets the minimum requirement for the exercise.

12/31/2006 11:54 AM  

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