This is from the box of ancient wonders. I love the textures, the paint globs, the gummy stars, all of it. Today seems like an appropriate day to post it, echoing all of the Homer Simpsons at the Republican convention last night. Normally I can't stand to watch any kind of awards show or political convention, anything involving pomp and ceremony. But I was curious to see how Mrs. Palin would perform, what she would say, the whole circus. There were lots of "USA! USA!" chants - which is fine and dandy, but I can't hear that now without imagining a crowd of Homer Simpsons.
I also saw a little bit of Hucklebee's speech and I have to say that school desk parable he spun was one of the effed-uppest stories I have ever heard. In case you missed it (and odds are you did) it goes like this:
A teacher has all of the desks removed from her classroom. As each class comes in the kids are told they can have their desks if they can tell her what they have to do to earn them. As the day wears on, befuddled kids try their luck with answers like "by studying hard?" and "by paying attention". Her answer is always "No, you should do that anyway - but how do you earn your desks?"
Finally at the end of the day she says "Well, no one guessed, so I will tell you: You don't have to earn your desks, because brave men and women went to war and earned them for you! These desks are already paid for, by the blood and sacrifice of the American Soldier!"
What a mess! If you're going to honor the country's veteran's, don't screw it up with a mixed-up tall tale like that!
Cue hemlockman. He'll probably jump in here now with some venom about the republiKKKans, so stand back.