The Silly Essay

Written by Darrin F. Coe, MA

I thought it would be fun to set down some ofrepparttar random, silly thoughts I’ve been pondering overrepparttar 118160 last several weeks. In this time of geopolitical intenseness, I figure if I need a “silly” break than so do others. I’ve been wondering what life would be like if candy bar companies also made condoms. I guess it would bring a whole new marketing strategy torepparttar 118161 names snickers and whatchamacallit. I was also thinking that Trojan should diversify intorepparttar 118162 security business seeing as they are already 97 % effective. I spent some time thinking about whatrepparttar 118163 political campaigns might be like if their slogans were created by personal hygiene product companies. For instance you might hear something like, “Summer’s Bush, when you’re having that not-so-Kerry feeling” or “Try preparation-K to alleviate that irritable Bush and Cheney sensation”. I’ve been wondering aboutrepparttar 118164 practice of denouncing your opponent’s military records duringrepparttar 118165 presidential campaign. What would they fight about if neither of them had or allegedly had military records? I envision a campaign in which not listening to enough country music is equated with being unpatriotic and being indicative of poor leadership qualities.


Written by Victoria Elizabeth

Copyright Victoria Elizabeth 2004.

A WORD OR TWO ABOUT MUGWUMPS -- Where oh where haverepparttar mugwumps gone? --

If you think we're living in some "tough tiddy times", you could be right.

After all, whenrepparttar 118159 makers of "Wonderbread" and "Twinkies" have just declared bankcruptcy, it makes allrepparttar 118160 wafflers, whifflers, and wunderkins ofrepparttar 118161 world a tad nervous.

Not to be discouraged, it's time to look onrepparttar 118162 bright side of things. After all,repparttar 118163 arrival of mad cow disease just means there's a lot more opportunity to findrepparttar 118164 new love of your life inrepparttar 118165 organic veggie department at your local super-duper market. And, if that doesn't work, try hanging out inrepparttar 118166 tool section of your nearby big box home renovation store. That's where you're bound to bump into allrepparttar 118167 do-it-yourself pennypinchers who just adore swapping tall tales about their latest extreme-makeovers.

Anyway, where was I? Yes,repparttar 118168 mugwumps, well they're an endangered species.

It seems thatrepparttar 118169 world is only looking for cowboys these days. And, not just any cowboy will do thank you. Only those with a pronounced Texas drawl, an oil well onrepparttar 118170 back nine, and a long blunderbuss that will blastrepparttar 118171 heck out of varmints digging holes in well-manicured fairways, need apply.

Mugwumps, (formerly known as "great chiefs"), appear to have lost their pre-eminent position in pecking order of life. Fallen on hard times, they've become 'middle ofrepparttar 118172 road' blokes with their mug on one side of a white picket fence and their wump onrepparttar 118173 other.

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