Ok, it's Valentine's Day. I love all of you. But that was true yesterday, too, so V Day isn't really all that big a deal except for the commerce involved and the life disrupting chaos that will errupt if we forget it.
After a couple of decades of marriage, my wife and I make these things easy on each other. I asked her what she wanted a couple of days ago and suggested I cook us a good dinner and open a nice bottle of wine. When I asked for any special requests for a romantic meal, she said, "Grilled asparagus."
So there you go. I'm off to the grocery store for some shopping. Grilled asparagus it is. Anybody know what wine goes well with grilled asparagus?
It has been a year since Vice President Cheney shot a guy while bird hunting without a license. he didn't get a ticket for it. Maybe that was because the birds were being released from a cage so he could shoot them. Anyway, Cheney's blood lust is either celebrated or reviled depending on which channel you watch. The one demographic in unanimous agreement are the comedians. While they pretty much all think Dick Cheney is a very scary person, they also view him as what the comedian would describe as "red meat"...A veritable feast for a comedy writer. The jokes were funny and debilitating.
For some reason, a comic can get away with saying the most outrageous things that rip the heart out of an issue without being shot. For instance, if anyone in America had stood 12 feet away from George W. Bush and said what Stephen Colbert did at the Whitehouse Press Corp dinner, well, who knows where they be now? A comic? Well all of those guys are still alive and doing well.
Here is a sample and a link to the best jokes from one year ago:
"Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt ... making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting veep since Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, (was) shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington?
Mistaken for a bird." ...Jon Daily