I just perused what I've been writing for the past few days. My mood's usually pretty stable; I tend to look at what's happening on the planet with bemused contempt - with the emphasis on bemused.
But the last few days what's been written by me has been written in very dark ink. Might just be because of a birthday I just didn't celebrate. The Providence Journal's going to be running an op-ed piece of mine - this week - about that birthday. I'll let that speak for itself.
So. I'm trying to lighten up. Here goes.
Didja see this story about Mitt Romney? He was asked by a reporter for Fox ( Hole ) News what his favorite novel was. Mitt said, " Battlefield Earth, " by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
A " What he meant to say " spokesman later offered clarification.
" It was one of his favorite novels, " he offered.
Asked after this what he thought of " Battlefield Earth, " Mitt said:
" It was a very fun science fiction book. "
Asked then what his favorite book is, Romney said:
" The Bible. "
Aye yi yi. Aye yi yi. What can ya say? Say? Screaming's more like it.