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Tebowing Orwell Leads to Mellencamp Daydreams

December 4, 2011

I took the better part of today to ditch my pessimism for a tall glass of Tebow optimism!

Like most humans not lucky enough to live here, I found out that God only answers the prayers of NFL quarterbacks.  God then slipped up and accidentally answered my prayers, for I also got to watch Brett Favre win in Jersey!  God damned that man hasn’t aged a bit!  He even
seems taller.

After late fall’s early sunset, my optimism was beaten down and murdered by the 4 or 5 Clark Griswolds that live in the neighborhood.

Oh well, guess I’m more of a pony keg half empty kind of guy.


Glenn Greenwald has a fair amount of things to say.  Most of it is pretty good.  But for the love of Juliette Lewis! — his articles are rarely shorter than 73,000 words.  So instead, I give you the words of George Orwell that Glenn used today, you know, instead…

All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side. . . . The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

Good stuff.

Tebowing George Orwell might lead some of you to question a few things.  With me, it tends to make me think about Juliette Lewis, the summer corn fields of my Indiana youth…and far too many Mellencamp songs.

Dare to be just a little different.

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