I stopped after work yesterday at a store I frequent to pick up a few things. As usual, I picked up more than I intended because this place has great bargains on all sorts of things ranging from groceries and drug store items to all manner of weird things. As a matter of fact, I stole my Van Gogh "Irises" poster (unframed, of course) that y'all seem to like from there a while back for a mere $1.99! But I digress . . .
At the checkouts they have television sets blaring the news and it irritates me to no end. Yesterday while I was waiting in line I got to hear the story about Yahoo's turning over documents to the Chinese which in turn caused a dissident journalist to be arrested and imprisoned. In a Congressional hearing on the matter, Yahoo's executives were blasted as "moral pygmies" for their misdeeds. Read that last sentence again. Now don't get me wrong -- I think that what Yahoo was horribly wrong in what they did and that could be another blog on privacy on the Web. It just struck me as absolutely hysterical that Congress Critters were calling anyone a moral pygmy and I said so out loud to my fellow customers in line: "Look at who's calling who a moral pygmy! Sheeeeeesh!" They laughed and agreed that I had it right. The next story was about Bill Clinton and I simply couldn't help myself when I said, "Bill Clinton -- now there's another fine example of American morality. " By this time I was at the cashier and he was laughing like hell, too, and asked, "Ma'am do you do standup comedy anywhere?" He looked vaguely disappointed when I told him that I didn't. Maybe I missed my calling . . .