Friday, January 27, 2017

Why Trump Won

What's new? Nothing. Day in and day out, it's the same old same old. Really. Stuck in their ruts, everyone does what they do, over and over.  For example, here I am writing a blog about some trivial observation a la Jerry Seinfeld. Nobody cares, least of all me.

Not funny!
DEAD CELEBRITY
On Facebook, one friend posts pictures of the ocean, every day. Yes, they are very gorgeous, stupendous, and inspirational even  -- but haven't I seen them all before? Another posts pictures of spiders or bugs or the sky, each oddly familiar. Another posts political memes putting down Democrats or touting Trump's superiority. Another posts stilted family photos of life among the leisure class, enjoying their money. (Must be nice.)  Another posts oh-so-adorable animal videos, truly the most annoying and nauseating and mindless of them all. (Yes Kathy, kitties are cute when they try to stuff themselves into cardboard boxes!)
Truly Tragic

Even the news is recycled. A Hollywood actress has a nervous breakdown. Somebody famous you forgot was even still alive dies and People has its cover story; this week it's Mary Tyler Moore. (They should change the name to Dead People.) Somebody else dies, then somebody else. Somebody still alive and, rich and famous enough to have a publicist, gets divorced, or married, or announces they are pregnant or they just had a new baby and they named it Cosmic or Kiwi or Truth.
Gone too soon! Was she murdered?

 STILL ON TV!
A new diet explodes on the scene, one guaranteed to have you lose all the weight you want without meetings, pills, measuring, exercise or giving up ice cream and brownies and pizza, results not typical. Marie Osmond appears in another commercial (wearing even more makeup and a different new dress), gushing over those fifty pounds she lost twenty years ago. (Okay Marie, move on already!)

We love your ice cream!
There's a hurricane coming. (Cut to a video of a supermarket with empty shelves and long lines at the checkout.) There was an avalanche, a tornado, a mudslide. An earthquake buries 25, searchers are sifting through the rubble. A Nor'easter pounds New England. (Cut to the video of people at the hardware store buying snow shovels.) A heat wave bakes Phoenix. Temperatures soar, while frigid weather kills a homeless man in Minnesota.

If only you had eaten something.....
Who?
Crime is up in Chicago. It's down in New York. It's a holiday weekend, expect delays, roads are clogged, traffic jams are expected, leave early. Meanwhile, a lone shooter with Islamic ties. shoots up a nightclub, a school, an office building, a cafe, or rams a truck into a crowd at a street festival or a....
No wonder Trump won. He's a one-man freak show. (Finally, something new to talk about!)

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