I was stretched out on my porch chair reading the latest issue of “The New Yorker”. Spring weather has returned. I looked up and saw the jet contrail emerging from the budding tree. My first thought: This is how pandemics happen.
The news now includes “Pandemic”. Level 5. There’s only one more level to go. What next? Frogs dropping from the skies?
In that defiant mood, I submit to you a YouTube video of an Australian satirist and writer, John Clarke, impersonating the Australian Prime Minister being interviewed following a huge oil spill off of Queensland in March, 2009. It’s called, “The Front Fell Off” and I now am going to spend the evening trying to see all of his videos.
Sometimes my need for humor overrides any need to deal with Apocalypse Now.
©Pat Coakley 2009
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