6 Feb 2018

And Then, A Looney Alert...

I had plans for a post today but that plan got derailed when I was only two clicks and one coffee into the day. Tell you wot, it helps as an antidote to the absurdity below so it’ll replace the ending quote. We all know the line, ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you’ right? How many folk have read {red} the poem? Comfort and sadness.

Ready? Here we go then.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but haven’t those that bend even slightly to the left in a breeze, whenever they get in range of a microphone, been brain-beating us with tales of the dire state the NHS is in and screaming about its impending collapse?
Then, out of right field, Trumpton does a Twatter thingy pretty much endorsing their rantings by saying the NHS is close to collapse and suddenly those same folk have all boarded the outrage bus and it’s rolling again as the passengers stop shouting about the imminent collapse and start screaming about that terrible Trumpton and how he knows nothing of our glorious, envy of the world NHS and its wonderfulness. Hello? Are these folk incapable of thought before allowing words to spout forth from their foam-flecked mouths?

Can it get yet more looney? It took just one more click to discover that indeed it can. I’m sorry, I couldn’t get past the headline and preamble as I was laughing so hard I could barely breath.
  Ecosexuals Believe Having Sex with the Earth Could Save It.
From skinny dippers to people who have actual intercourse with nature, ecosexuality is a growing movement taking a new approach to combatting climate change.
Click this if you feel you can handle the whole sorry story.

That is all, right? Wrong. Brace yourselves. You know that promo Cadburys are running with their chocolate cream eggs? Find a white chocolate one and you win some money? Bit of fun eh? Not much fun for a lady by the name of – you ready for this? – Meadow Sugarsweet, who’s been complaining to Cadburys that it’s not fun at all; in fact it’s racist and I quote, “Why should a white product be seen as inherently more valuable than a brown one?”

Prior to this it seems the good lady, apparently an adult lady, was protesting outside a bakers shouting that calling a pastry product ‘puff pastry’ was homophobic. Then, allegedly,  a local puff pointed out to her that the term was actually poove and poove had no connection to any pastry products.

Catch it all here** complete with a bit about crisps from some time back and the nice putdown by someone at the Irish Embassy – allegedly. **That link seems to be some sort of rolling news feed thingy so may not show  you exactly wot I saw at time of linking.  You could try this link.

There’s always the chance these are just wind-ups but if not it’s yet another small selection that proves we’re still light years away from peak loony tunes but you’ve got to laugh, right? What’s the alternative?

Quote;  SOLITUDE - Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain


Timbotoo said...

You may laugh, but that naughty Hollywood man Harvey Weinstein did have his way with a ficus in his office.

Mac said...

Having Googled ‘Ficus’ all I can say is, as naughty as that sounds, it could’ve been a pomegranate. Now that would’ve been really seedy...