Headline Enhancer

One amusing verbal game we play is, we read the fortunes in fortune cookies, which are very lame these days, but we improve them greatly by adding the words, "in bed."  For example, consider, "Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid."  Or consider, "Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid in bed."  See what I mean?

Now consider the worms that have been crawling out from under rocks since Nov 9.  I think we have another game we can play:  To the beginning of many headlines you can see now, prefix the words, "Emboldened by Trump".  Consider,

Germany’s Extreme Right Challenges Guilt Over Nazi Past  in which German's political and philosophical heirs of Der Fuhrer argue for letting bygones be bygones about murder by the tens of millions.

Conn. politician said he no longer has to be ‘politically correct,’ pinched woman’s groin in which an aging dudebro insists he's just kidding around when he follows Der Trumpenfuhrer's directive to "grab them by the p*ssy".  And by the way, he has never had to be "politically correct" which is more or less a meaningless term, but he should have learned in kindergarten to "treat people with respect."  Which is what he can't be bothered to do.

Neo-Nazis Are Planning an Armed March Against Jews in Richard Spencer’s Hometown: That looks like fun.  I wonder if the inaugural festivities this weekend will also include a Kristallnacht?

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F