We really might want to consider a highly inappropriate joke day. Everybody needs a little break from the oppression of all politics, all the time nature of things. Stacy McCain of The Other McCain calls it “Rule 5” or the “Christina Hendricks Rule”, to wit:
“All politics all the time gets boring after a while. Observant readers will notice that the headlines at Hot Air often feature silly celebrity tabloid stuff and News Of The Weird. Even a stone political junkie cannot subsist on a 24/7 diet of politics. The occasional joke, the occasional hot babe, the occasional joke about a hot babe — it’s a safety valve to make sure we don’t become humorless right-wing clones of those Democratic Underground moonbats.”
I thought of this one when I was talking to a friend about Sigmund Freud supposedly saying that “Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.”
A group of psychiatrists go to tour an insane asylum that is renowned for their progressive rehabilitation methods.
They begin by visiting some of the patients. The first patient they visit is a young woman. She is practicing ballet. One of the psychiatrist asks, “What are you doing?” She replies, “I’m studying ballet so when I get out of here I can possibly join a troupe and be a productive member of society.” “Wow, that’s wonderful.”
The next person was a man reading a book with a pile of books next to him. The same question asked to him, “What are you doing?” “I’m studying biology, chemistry, etc. So I can enter medical school when I get out.”
Room after room, they witnessed the incredible success and attitudes of the patients. Until they finally reached a room the asylums director was reluctant to open.
Finally, he was persuaded to open it. Inside was a man balancing a large can of Planters peanuts on his penis. The reaction of the psychiatrist, “My God what are you doing?”
The man replied: “I’m fucking nuts and I’m never getting out of here!”
Ergo my assertion and acquiescence with Siggie – sometimes things are EXACTLY what they seem!