Sunday 20 March 2011

Godzilla vs. Knut

CBS contributes her clueless best with:

The star of the Berlin Zoo, raised in captivity, has died of unknown causes

Not to be outdone in either absurdity of utterance or reckoning of death, the Leader of the Free World (regarding the latest hoopla in the northern deserts of Africa) assured his fans:

"This is not an outcome the U.S. or any of our partners sought."

Maybe not. Maybe his administration's six billion dollar increase in approved arms sales is a teachable moment. Well, no, that can't be. The above quote was from Brazil, where the Rama was pushing fighters.

For Libya, the approval, which is limited mainly to aircraft parts and explosives for use in oil exploration, amounts to a paltry fifteen million; maybe that makes it a brilliant chess move into a nation less-equipped to fly and rife with tappable resources?

Speakin' o' getting caught with your weapons drawn and weening yourself from oil, I submit to you the following fateful lyric from Buck Dharma in deference to Japanese culture and history, which would seem to have only begun:

History shows again and again
how nature points up the folly of man.

song by D. "Buck Dharma" Roeser