Sunday, August 27, 2006

"Laughing & crying y'know it's the same release" Joni Mitchell

Ahh, laughter and self deprecation are useful coping tools in a world gone mad. Hence: here's something I just got from a French friend. (o:

The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the Blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Surrender" and "Collaborate." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

It's not only the English and French that are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.


vagabondvet said...

Oh, Mariah, I'm pickin' myself up off the floor now... that was hysterical. And it's true, isn't it, that laughter and tears flow from the same well? Our capacity to feel... such a vast potential. Joni had it right. Thanks for posting that!

Bob Gately said...

Yeah, my Lady, Leslie is headed for Sweden, Europe next month with my nephews wife....Whats waiting...on the other side...RWG said...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Rogers"
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:31 PM
Subject: Skerick's Syncopated Taint Septet's "Husdy" cd

Somebody raised the question of how folks were handling some of the song titles on this cd. I was pleased to note that most peope didn't have a problem just saying the titles, which is what I also do.

True story. At about 4 am, I've just back-announced, "Go to Hell, Mr. Bush" and gone into the next set. The phone lights up. "Did you say the name of that tune was "Go to Hell, Mr. Bush?"
Yep. "Have you ever played it on the radio before?" Yep. "Well, so far it's not working, he's still here. Maybe you should play it again."

Bob Rogers
Raleigh, NC


Bruce Frank said...

Hey , thats some funny shit LOL what can you say?, I've heard storys... like you can take an 18 year old German boy... anywhere in the world, blindfold him, put a rifle and a bayonet in his hands and spin him around... and he'll always stop faceing France!
by the way i was a young German boy and i never went dowsing for Frenchmen.