Are You Enjoying the…uh… Pandemic?

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I had a horrible thought yesterday, as I watched people pass up and down the sidewalk with their face masks on.

Does anybody out there like all this pandemic schiff?

Globalists are crowing about some ” Great Reset” they can subject us to–and I do mean “subject,” as in “Bye-bye citizens, hello subjects.” We didn’t want to be King George III’s subjects. Are we willing to be George Soros’? Bill and Melinda Gates’?

Look at all those vultures out there, waiting for our liberty to die. Obama. Kerry. Gore. All those faceless schemers over there in Europe.

And we wear face masks to walk our dogs?

They want to lock down our Thanksgiving, blot out our Christmas. They’ve got it all lined up for next year, too. When have they ever not moved the goalposts as soon as we got close? Over and over and over again! And we let them do it, and they have no fear of us; and when we catch Gavin Newsom enjoying a big-bucks birthday bash without face masks, without social distancing, even as he lays down the law to stifle our holidays… well, we just let him giggle it off, didn’t we?

Are we enjoying this? Does putting the mask over your nose and mouth inject a note of drama into life? Does it make us feel like we’re actually being virtuous and good?

Are we out of our freakin’ minds?

Meanwhile, they just stole a presidential election so they can impose on us a gaggle of Far Left Crazies headed by a dotard who needs a very brave food-taster–and this bunch is already bragging about what they’re gonna do to us next year.

These people with their Great Reset and their lockdowns are not our friends. They are predators, whose prey is… us!

We pray the Lord will cut them down.

Mr. Nature Bonus Video: Snake Plays Possum, Too

Yesterday we posted a video of an opossum fooling two dogs by playing dead–“playing possum.” The act can fool humans, too.

But voila! Here’s a harmless little snake that does the same thing. If he feels threatened, the hognosed snake will put on a fierce threat display; and if it doesn’t work–well, then it’s time to play dead. Upside down, tongue hanging motionless: he’ll even release a chemical that makes him smell dead.

Hognosed snakes in zoos and homes stop playing dead because they don’t feel threatened anymore. As the top item on their menu is live toads, I don’t recommend them as pets. But it’s cool that God gave two such widely unrelated animals the same almost-unique from of self-defense.

 

‘Beware “the Narrative”‘ (2016)

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Now “teachers” and “journalists” lie about lying. Enter a whole new dimension of mendacity: “the narrative.”

Beware ‘the Narrative’

Do we ever reach a point where the Democrat Party has trained us never to say anything that’s true? The noozies and the college profs are just about there already. What will life be like when we can’t believe a single word that anybody says?

Reassure me that they’re not working precisely toward that end.

‘Faith Unlocks the Door’

And here’s one from the cart, Your Favorite Hymns–Faith Unlocks the Door, sung by the Old Friends Quartet. That last single note is really something.

Oscar-Winning Possum

“And now, the winner of an Academy Award for best portrayal of a dead opossum, would you please welcome… a live possum!” [Near-hysterical applause]

I mean, did these dogs get hosed or what?

But they mustn’t feel too bad about it. One morning I found a dead possum at the bottom of my garbage can. Oh, spiffy. Looked like he’d been dead for several days. Heck, he was stiff! For lack of anything better to do, I tipped the garbage can over and let it lie there while I went in search of a shovel. I got back just in time to see the possum marching out of the garbage can. He saw me, too, looked up at me and showed his teeth. You’re welcome, I’m sure.

Memory Lane: ‘Astro Boy’

I was shocked to discover that this goofy cartoon, which aired on American TV in 1963-64, is one of the most popular cartoons ever created. There was an Astro Boy book, of 112 chapters, that sold over 100 million copies worldwide. And although it dropped off American TV after 1964, it continued in Japan and is still being expanded to this day.

Astro Boy was a super-robot with human emotions whose job was, according to the theme song, “fighting monsters high in the sky.” I knew a kid in Sunday school who used to sing that theme song at the slightest provocation.

Yeesh, I was in high school when I watched this! Was I really that hard up for entertainment? It had a catchy theme song, though, you’ve got to give ’em that. And you also have to credit Astro Boy with making Japanese manga cartoons popular all over the world.

But I still can’t explain why I watched it.

Enter the Reddle Man! (‘Oy, Rodney’)

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Well, she did warn us that Olaf Skraeling is an unsuccessful forger. His forged letter to Lady Margo Cargo, intended to break up her impending marriage (it’s been impending for a long time!) to Lord Jeremy Coldsore has been exposed as a fraud–by a seven-year-old child, no less!

But you can’t keep a bad man down: such is the message of Chapter CCCXCI of Violet Crepuscular’s epic romance, Oy, Rodney.

With his letter to Lady Margo exposed as yet another clumsy forgery, Mr. Skraeling has gone undercover, disguised as a reddle man.

“I know, dear readers,” writes Violet, “that the only way most of you will know what a reddle man is is if you had to read The Return of the Native in high school and for some reason remember it. I thought it was going to be a Tarzan book, myself. But it does feature a character who is by trade a reddle man!” She goes on and on without remembering to tell us what a reddle man is. My best guess is that it’s a man who reddles.

In this diabolically clever disguise, alleged Welshman Olaf Skraeling sets about wooing Lady Margo and stealing her affections. His first step is to offer to reddle her upholstered wooden leg. “No one in London, Milady, would be caught dead with a wooden leg that isn’t reddled!” he declares. “I can do it for you in a single day–as a tribute to your beauty.” Lady Margo, I regret to say, is a sucker for that kind of talk.

“What can I do?” wails Lord Jeremy. “How can I compete with anything so exotic as a reddle man?”

“Chin up, Germy!” says his boon companion, the American adventurer Willis Twombley. Lady Margo still thinks he and Lord Jeremy are the same person. “Why, even a blind man could see that that there reddle man isn’t the real McCoy, but only that varmint Skraeling in disguise. You better let me shoot him. We can dump the body under the vicar’s backyard wading pool.”

“And have Scotland Yard detectives back here quicker than boiled asparagus?” cries Jeremy. “No thanks! No, old chap, we need a plan more subtle than that. We have to expose the reddle man as a fake. Now then, how do we do that?”

“In the next chapter,” Violet promises her readers, “I’ll explain exactly how to go about exposing a fraudulent reddle man. I am sure some of you will find it useful!”

Quokka U. Calls Time Out from Nooze

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, and that’s one of my baby pictures with Mom and a nice, tasty leaf. I thought it’d make a nice change from the nooze.

As you know–well, you’d know if you were paying attention!–Quokka University is now without a Philosophy Dept. How do we fill the void?

Well, our Quokka U. Pick-Up Sticks team has stepped into the breach! Really, you can’t go wrong with pick-up sticks–especially once you’ve quickly whipped up a course on Philosophy and Pick-Up Sticks 101!

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Believe it or not, there’s all sorts of life lessons you can learn from pick-up sticks. Like, when to grab for something and when to leave it alone. Isn’t it just awful when you try to grab something that you ought to have left alone, and leave something alone that you ought to have grabbed? As one of our great poets once said, “Learn the tricks of pick-up sticks!” T.S. Eliot, I think.

So lay off the nooze for the rest of the day! Have a bloomin’ Klondike Bar. Watch Attack of the Crab Monsters (we’re going to have a course in that movie, once we get going). Jump around a bit. Dig nice holes in the ground. You can always go back to the nooze tomorrow. It’ll still be there.

Take it from a quokka–pick-up sticks keeps you from burning out. This is why there are no crazy quokkas.

All the News You Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Hear

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“It’s news, Mr. Vincenzo! News!”

LifeSite News has been “suspended” from YouTube for a week.

I say there’s a qualitative difference between some psycho yelling “Fire!” in  crowded theater and a credentialed medical scientist criticizing public policy vis-a-vis King COVID. But YouTube doesn’t think you should be allowed to hear what this critic has to say (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-youtube-censors-lifesite).

What are Dr. Roger Hodkinson’s credentials? He is medical director of Western Medical Assessments and a former chairman of the Royal College of Physicians (in Canada) Examination Committee. So, yes, his opinion is worth something; but YouTube says it’s “medical misinformation” and that by reporting the news–Dr. Hodkinson’s comments are news–LifeSite has violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.

Which is pure bunk, start to finish.

And what did this credentialed medical scientist say, that no one is allowed to mention on YouTube?

He called the COVID-19 panic “the greatest hoax ever” and decried the uselessness of face masks, except as virtue signals, and the rush by nooze media and politicians to scare people into submission.

Sounds pretty much on target to me!

LifeSite News has urged its readers to follow it on Rumble instead of the various social media that are part of left-wing Googles social media monopoly.

Leftids believe that, now that they’ve stolen America’s presidential election, they can do anything they want without being held accountable.

Wait’ll they find out they only thought they’d stolen it. Make sure plenty of paddy wagons are ready.

‘Would You Kill Yourself if a Celebrity Told You To?’ (2012)

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They must be smart, they’re on TV!

Of course, if we did everything celebrities told us to, we’d be living like 12th-century Scottish peasants and ruled by socialist vampires. But maybe we do do a little bit too much.

Would You Kill Yourself if a Celebrity Told You To?

You will notice when a liberal spouts “Global Warming!” or “COVID!”, he and all his liberal friends get to keep their mansions and can also get together for a fund-raiser–or a riot–with no fear of any virus. The draconian restrictions apply to us, not to them.

Would it be at all surprising if celebs started appearing on TV and exhorting you to kill yourself–all for sustainability, of course? Save The Planet, off yourself now!

We must never let liberals “govern” us. It’s too much like sheep being governed by wolves.