Quote of the Day

“People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”
― Salma Hayek

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Let’s (maybe) Drink to Trump’s “Acquitmas”!

After over three years of constant efforts by the Democrats to remove Trump from office – culminating with the Senate voting by a wide margin to acquit the President on House charges of Abuse of Power and Obstruction of the Congress – I figured it’s about time to indulge in a drink or five:

2016 MAGA Sign w/ Vodka

Caption: Let's Celebrate with a drink!

A great plan, until I checked out just how much an unopened bottle of Trump Gold 750ml 80-proof Vodka is currently selling for: What… $700?!? As Trump would say, that’s “Big league!”

So, onto my Plan B: A nice glass of the cheap stuff, mixed with soda water, splash of ginger ale, and a lime twist…while I watch my investment in “liquid assets” grow!

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Sun of Proxy

As I took a break from being elbow-deep in stuff like this and enjoyed a sip of my alcohol-free 100% fruit juice sans tiny cocktail umbrella I felt just a little jealous of all those who will be enjoying sun, sand, and water this weekend.

Perhaps this weekend, in a show of support, I’ll try on my Hawaiian shirt, Bermuda shorts, Chinese flip-flops, and requisite Red Sox hat, relax in my (garaged) convertible, close my eyes, and listen for the ocean. In the meantime, all you beachgoers everywhere can be my proxies…postcards and lemonade optional.

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This Packaging S*cks!

A package of low-cut socks purchased from my favorite “forever-soon-to-be-bankrupt“* store J.C. Penney contained an interesting and amusing conflict:

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So, I guess the only way to get any stains out would be to wear the socks in a swimming pool?

*Seems like almost every year for the past 10 years the economic experts have predicted – incorrectly – the imminent demise of J.C. Penney, one of America’s oldest department stores. But, with the bankruptcies of both Kmart and Sears Holdings, each one of America’s oldest department chains, plus Penney’s bad performance during the 2019 Holiday Season, they may actually be correct for 2020.

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Could it be… Baron Von Trumphausen?

History tells us of one Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Münchhausen, also known as Baron von Münchhausen, whose (supposedly) exciting and incredible adventures became the subject of Rudolf Erich Raspe’s 1785 book “Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.” His stories were made into a lavish film by Germany during World War II (and, banned in the USA due to it’s National Socialist undertones), and then remade – again in equally spectacular fashion – by Terry Gilliam in 1983 (which included an uncredited performance by the late Robin Williams).

Hmmm… A well-dressed raconteur? Lavish lifestyle? A Russia connection? Nationalist Germany? By golly, we could be experiencing a modern day Baron Von Munchhausen…President Trump!

The Trumpster’s similarities with the Baron are positively uncanny:

  • Occasionally comes off as arrogant and impatient despite being intelligent and well-spoken
  • Surrounds himself with capable people
  • Ultimately defeated both the entrenched Establishment and violent radicals of Islam.

But, unlike the Baron – whose stories were considered so hyperbolic and exaggerated that a medical syndrome having the same characteristics bears his name – Donald Trump actually uses his Munchhausen-like qualities to achieve more accomplishments as President than any other President since Ronald Reagan.

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