Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This Is A Pubic Service Announcement

It's the day after the election. I don't know what happened yesterday, because I load up my blog posts on Mondays. For all I know, the country is currently on fire, or frozen over. It might be all pitchforks and police dogs and heads on pikes out there. Hurt feelings for sure. Many of us have edited our friendships. We're lacerated and abraded and things are going to have to scab over but good before any healing can begin. We're all packing now. Half of us guns, half suitcases.

I'm not lazy. I have a chunk of blog posts already written, but I don't have anything ready to publish that is likely to make sense on this day. I can't think of a thing, because I'm too busy trying not to think of things like pitchforks and people packing, and so, for the first time since I started Murrmurrs nearly eight years ago, I am loading up an old blog post. It's from 2012. It is not relevant to anything in the news at all. I am picking this one because it is one of the top three most-viewed posts I've ever put out, and there are a billion comments on it, and all of them are funny too, and you know? I think we could all use a break. Click on this:

It's about underwear.

I promise there will be fresh stuff on Saturday, y'all. Peace be with you.

43 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you, thank you! On such a sad and scary day I actually laughed out loud which was a great relief! RB Eugene

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  2. I am afraid that even this couldn't make me laugh. I am scared shitless. I feel like the yellow star amidst an ocean of brown shirts.

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  3. I am terrified. Maybe I will laugh again someday. Maybe.

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  4. I am also terrified. I'll read it now, I need something to smile about. I couldn't sleep all night. :-(

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  5. Sitting here sniveling reveling in my grief. This is going to be a long period of adjustment and way-finding. Peace to all of you out there in MurrMurrland.

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    1. It might be a period of standing up and demonstrating with loving people, too.

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  6. Can't laugh right now. I'll come back later.

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  7. Hey! Wait! Where are we going, and what are we doing in this hand basket?

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    1. I guess we'd already lost the planet, anyway.

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  8. It's too bad a day to read something funny. I'll read it when it's not wasted. You're too good to waste, that's for sure.

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    1. I wouldn't, and won't, read it today either. Maybe later.

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  9. It is indeed a Pubic Service announcement. And Pubic and your old post fit together nicely. I will be back to read it. Later.

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  10. That's one of the beauties of skin - it does scab over.Provided not too much of it is scraped.

    If you care to wander over to my Facebook place I have something that might help.In a sugar -water, bandaid sort of way.

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  11. I wish my state had legal recreational weed. I remember it got me through the Nixon years. Maybe in combination with alcohol I can survive this affront to humanity.

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    1. I've got a fair amount of medicine in me right now.

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    2. I'm afraid that I'm reverting back to how I handled taking care of my mother when she had Alzheimer's: have just enough of a nip from sunrise to bedtime to dull the pain... enough to still be able to function and not enough to cause a hangover. Fortunately my years of experience have made me able to calculate this dose remarkably well.

      Cheers.

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  12. Hey there...
    You know, you and my daughters out there in the PNW, and my son just north of you on Borthwick, got nothing to worry about. You all are out there in Reasonable Land, vs here in Montana. Though we did re elect a Demo Guv.
    Anyway, Still in a state of occasionally pulling at my hair tonight, wonder what the fuck we did wrong, back there and then, that would cause the arise like Herr Trump.
    Not what I envisioned for my waning years, for goddamn sure.
    Mike

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    1. Hey, electing a Democratic governor ain't nothin'. In 2020 they get to do the redistricting. Which has been the source of much evil. I don't approve, but I prefer my side to be at the helm.

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  13. Having spent the last three days laughing and loving up my baby granddaughter while my daughter finishes an important environmental article for World Development Journal, I'm completely and totally wrecked. I have no idea how to deal with this.

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    1. Me neither, but given a few days, I suspect something will precipitate out of the mess, and we shall be able to scoop it up and examine it and see how to go on.

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  14. You are an exemplary human being. To think that this is your first recycled blog post. I mean, not that I do that much at all, but wow. I know your regular readers marvel at your faithfulness. But just what goes into it, I wonder if they even guess. Liam's birthday post took me 5 1/2 hours to write. Total of what? 500 words? It's all the thinking that takes the time. I'm with Kerry--not ready to laugh yet, but I will when the time comes. LOVE YOU and I'm sorry. I come from a state full of easily duped morons, apparently, with a few clusters of completely freaked out sentient beings, clinging to each other in their concrete jungles. Ay, oh, way to go Ohio.

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    1. Incidentally, I don't comment often, but I read, and I loved your Liam's Birthday post. How must it be to have engendered such a beautiful human being and know the nature of the world you're leaving him? Fortunately he's got his own strength.

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  15. I was with my friend Pat L. and we were both stunned and shocked and wanted to wake up from this nightmare. Now America has their own Hitler of sorts. Sad times. I am so worried about our environment as Trump does not believe there is a problem. I am worried about medical care and social security. I am worried about peoples rights to love whom they want. I am worried about women making their own choices and being respected. I am frightened.
    Oh, one more thing, did you MEAN to say pubic or was it to be public?

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    1. Well, that refers to the link. When you're up to reading it. No hurry! And I'm with you.

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  16. When I heard the final decision, my first thought was for all the blog friends I have in America, hoping they'll be okay and not have their lives topsy-turvy over what happens next. I really hope you will all be okay.

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    1. Well we hope that too. It's a bit of a stew. He's got a full boat R congress which should be worrisome, but Republicans don't much like what he's selling. He thinks he can do things he can't. I suppose my fondest wish is that he doesn't even mean most of what he says. (I think he means almost nothing. I think he's making it up on the fly.) So maybe he'll strip out Obamacare and put in single-payer like we all (including Obama) wanted in the first place. But his sheer ignorance regarding climate science leads me to believe we're all seriously screwed now, or screweder than we were, even. That means you, too.

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    2. If his staff has the power to take away his Twitter account, surely they will be able to sedate him and enact the godawful Republican agenda THEY want while keeping him from doing what HE wants. Right?

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  17. A couple of my Trumpet friends are outraged that I am outraged and hurt. They have no clue what they have just done to us, and apparently they don't care. Even to members of their own family. It won't be easy to keep mocking the Con Man-Elect, but we must do it. It's for the good of the country. And our sanity.

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    1. Mocking, maybe, I don't know...I haven't written about this yet, because I'm still feeling my way. Maybe by next week my thoughts will have coalesced around a plan: a plan to be able to continue to breathe in and out.

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  18. This is only the tip of the iceberg. We won't truly be able to assess the damage until dry dock.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  19. thanks so much for a little humor.
    It's a day when we really need something to laugh and smile about

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    1. I always have to find a laugh somewhere. It's telling that I had to go four years back to find it.

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  20. hey Murr
    Just did a post that might amuse you

    http://memoirsofacardiopulmonaryguy.blogspot.com/

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