Friday, May 8, 2020

Get Ready For A Mr. Carlson Moment

One of the great TV comedy episodes of all time was one from the show WKRP in Cincinnati.

In that special Thanksgiving episode the haplessly incompetent station manager, Mr. Carson, without telling his constantly vigilant and highly competent staff, decides to implement a special Thanksgiving  promotion: he takes a bunch of live turkeys up in a plane and throws them out.

Since domestic turkeys can't fly the rest is a genuinely macabre but outrageously funny disaster.

Last evening I saw the haplessly incompetent current occupant of the white house refer the the "great American People" as "warriors".

That description was invoked in the context of the fact that he was supposed to be talking about the disaster of growing creeping death that will inevitably follow his "re-opening" of America.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

I think donnie has secretly decided to go on national television, invoke the heroism of the 16 million Americans who fought in WWII, and won it, and tell all of us currently living that we are today's warriors who need to fight and die just like those of 75 years ago did.

It will be a simple message.

"You are all warriors under the MAGA banner; make us all proud; go forth and mix and match and buy and die".

Mixing his history he will majestically declare "ask not how many of you die; ask instead the Dow Jones how high"?

Should be great TV.

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