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That woman who returned a dead Xmas tree to Costco

back on January 4 got me thinking...

People like her are probably the reason we are bombarded with idiotic signs and disclaimers all the time. Two of my recent favorites:

At Ikea, just last week, there was one of those 400 square foot "model apartments." The place actually looked nice and livable for people who don't have a lot of accumulated stuff. But there in the bathroom, right under the toilet seat and big as life, was a sign saying something like "for display only." I saw the same sign on several other toilets.

At Safeway, there was this area consisting of a counter backed by a wall display, all full of nuts. Nuts: all kind of nuts. Even overhead there was a sign saying nuts. And on the counter was a very small, nicely made sign that said, "Caution: products in this area contain nuts." I asked the clerk behind the counter about it, and all she could do was roll her eyes.

I understand a lot of it is the fear of getting sued, but it makes me wonder how far this "dumbing down" will go.

Fire and Fury: the Broadway Musical?

This morning I caught myself wondering how long it would be before someone makes a movie based on the book. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was already in the works.

Then I had a really weird thought - what if it were made into a musical?

FIRE AND FURY
the Broadway Musical
"You Can't Make This Shit Up!"

I agree it's disgusting, but I also find it fascinating

that so many of these people still fawn over himself. Even though I agree they're assholes, that term just doesn't cover it for me. I think they have to WANT something really badly.

What do they want? Fame? Power? Influence? Certainly not money: a lot of them are already multi-millionaires. Every time I see a photo of McConnell, Ryan, and several others, smiling, I wonder about that smile. It is genuine, or is it just that they're getting something they want?

Miller's little tantrum on TV really made me think about this. Granted the guy comes across like a prick, but he must want to get something really badly to be so (and I quote) obsequious.

That's a great word, BTW. Don't get to use it all that often.

I would love to see a panel of shrinks, ideally from another country, do a study on this and see if they can come up with some ideas.
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