Monday, May 18, 2009

You Really Don't Want To Win One of My Awards

Now that I have your attention: It is true, I do give "awards." However, these are not the type that anyone should be proud to receive.

Ass of the Day Award: According to Louis, in Casablanca, there are always numerous "usual suspects" who are on the permanent list: all Republicans of the far right; the Republican governor of our fair state; purveyors of stupidity, veniality, hatred, et al. However, because the terrible driving of morons who should never have been licensed in the first place affects me everyday, I ease the stress by indicating to any passengers (usually my husband) those who either are out-right winners or only nominees. Try it yourself, you'll feel better -- I promise.

Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award (R): I thank Laugh-In from 1960's television for this one. It goes to the worst of the worst every day. I also pay homage to Keith Olbermann's Worst Person in the World for this. Like one of my favourite Hans Christian Anderson stories, The Emperor's New Clothes, we are required to keep our eyes, ears and minds open in a scientific way by not believing everything we are told by pundits who cannot back up their assertations with facts.