If, when future historians write about this summer, it turns out that the confidence in the electronic voting machines was an overestimation, and if many of the 2012 congressional district contests result in stunning, unexpected Republican upsets, will the scholarly writers become infected by the "conspiracy theory" germs and connect the two separate conspiracy theories? Can't you just see one of those college professor authors viewing events with perfect hindsight crowing: "It was so obvious back then but folks just couldn't see it!"?
The blogger who had some success with a column about "William Randolph Hearst, Charles Foster Kane, and Rupert Murdoch," was almost inspired enough to write another one with the headline: "Al Capone, Don Corleone, and Rupert Murdoch."
Folks who think that some of the items that the World's Laziest Journalist uses in his columns are too esoteric, arcane, and inscrutable, might not get the joke about the "inside baseball" humor for movie fans hidden in the fact that the Berkeley Seven Flashback film series followed "Godfather" (Part I) with the rather obscure "From Here to Eternity."
Some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area who prefer the Summer of 1968 to this year's, were given an offer they couldn't refuse: "One grand prize winner will also receive a tip for two on the Magic Bus." Ken Kesey fans will want to check out the promo being offered by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and also click on the hippie bus San Francisco web site.
Will the summer of 2011 come to be known as "the Summer of Republican Love for the Debt Crisis and all the political opportunities that came with it"?
Has union busting spread into the realm of American Sports?
Is there a bridge between religion and psychology? To this columnist it seems more like a "cusp area." Are we going to have to write a "Got Philosophy?" column after the Debt Crisis is settled and this historic summer comes to a close? If we do, maybe we could cross post it there?
Speaking of Global Warming, why isn't Fox News refuting the concept by using some live feeds from Australia where it is winter and there is sure to be some fair and balanced winter wonderland scenes to cancel out the deleterious effects that the American heat wave is having on skeptics of the so-called scientific theory? Who doesn't love video of cute reporterettes in ski bunny costumes? Refute that, Mr. Peabody!
Alan Ginsberg has said: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix . . ." (Where they having a Debt Crisis debate back then, too?)
Was 1968 really all that good? Now the disk jockey will play 1968's top ten albums, then you tell us if that was a good year or not. We have to get ourselves to the Beat Museum to see how our efforts to score a speaking gig there during this year's Litquake are going. Have a "flower power" type week.