Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yes I Saw and Heard It too -OR- FAT Tuesday SmackDown

For the reality based community Tuesday night, February 24th 2009 may one day become a national holiday.

`bout time somebody said it.

No mistake, we're still phooked, but Fat Tuesday's proclamation that the can of whoop-ass has been opened is a start. A shot heard loud and clear. There's a new decider in town.

It's a brand new day and the change is obvious. This was/is different.

But he didn't do it alone. Nosiree. Behind him, shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, Satchel to Paige was WE. The little guy. (Bonus points for recognition)

WE built an exact replica of Rock Ridge for Booby Jindal's Number 6 routine in the "Official Reproblican Response".

Taggart: I got it! I got it!
Hedley Lamarr: You do?
Taggart: We'll work up a Number 6 on 'em.
Hedley Lamarr: [frowns] "Number 6"? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that one.
Taggart: Well, that's where we go a-ridin' into town, a-whompin' and a-whumpin' every livin' thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except the women folks, of course.
Hedley Lamarr: You spare the women?
Taggart: Naw, we rape the shit out of them at the Number Six Dance later on.
Hedley Lamarr: Marvelous!

The cultural references hung like succulent peaches on the tree of democracy last night.

But like post-Fat-Tuesday, today is the first day of LEND. Should "Once started is half-finished" hold true, the 2009 holiday schedule should be packed solid with poignant moment opportunities. MAY Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, INDEPENDENCE DAY, LABOR Day, THANKSgiving. Touchstones. Benchmarks. Restored to more than retail cliches.

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