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Overheard/seen.

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

Today’s been a good day for dropping a bit o’ eave.

Over lunch, Paul and I were seated next to a bloated, objectionable group of what seemed to be war profiteers (Paul was very amused by the idea of a mess of arms dealers getting together at the knockoff 50’s diner down the road to plot and scheme). As near as I could tell, they were selling armored vehicles and weapons of some sort.

They talked about “adding value” to the “solutions” they intend to provide in Iraq - which they kept referring to as “the Iraq Whack-a-Mole.” Between loud comments about corn-chowder and where they’d all go for dinner later, the Silverback in the group rumbled on about how “they” were going to save the president’s legacy with their trucks and their bombs. At one point, I caught “save the whole world” in amongst a mess of marketing-speak. I couldn’t very well stare at them, but I imagine his huge, puffy eyes were welling up with tears brought on by a delightful mix of greed and bellicose patriotism as he imagined a gracious George W. Bush blubbering thankfully and then handing over an enormous novelty check, inked in human blood.

And then later, in a completely unrelated situation, I came across the following comment in an otherwise totally dull conversation:

“I wouldn’t kill him, but someday I’m going to cut the ring finger off the guy who fucked my wife. I want him to think about me everytime he realizes he can’t wear a wedding band.”

And THAT - I’m sure - is the middle portion of a very interesting story.

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