Hey, everybody. Just prairie-dogging here, coming up from book-hell to say “hi.” I’m sure I’m not alone in having just about every working day disrupted by Trumpian and GOP dysfunction — which is what I blame the fact that my book is a crooked number of Friedman Units overdue.
Still, while I can’t really blog till the ms is in to my long suffering editors, I find myself needing antidotes to political madness, and I figure some of our fellow jackals might too. So, w/out further ado, here’s some brain candy.
First up, horse twitter:
My favorite in this vein is one from the GoS:
Justify won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th triple Crown winner, and turned down an invitation to the White House. Asked why, the winner neighed, “If I wanted to see a horse’s ass, I would’ve finished second.”
And now, for a true hit of the absurd, a couple of noodle advertisements from the Japanese packaged food company, Nissin. First up, this piece of majesty and terror:
And next, one so wholly bonkers I can only let it speak for itself:
I find solace in the fact that, no matter how crabbed and pinched a view of the world and its joys Trump and his party seek to gaslight the rest of us into sharing, it is, in fact, irreducibly stranger and more fun than they’ll ever know.
It’s more open than a Best Buy on Black Friday.