The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last post of the year, I think

Hi there. I trust that you are all enjoying the holiday of your choice here in the holiday season and that all is going well for you and yours at this wonderful time of the year. I will spare everyone the yearly retrospective that seems to be the fashion at this time; yearly retrospectives in December privilege the papal imperialist sexist racist Gregorian calendar over other calendars and I see no reason why I should be a party to such an attack on diversity merely because the Gregorian calendar deviates from the solar year by one day every 3,326 years. So I am not going there at all. 

I am just here to say that it seems to me that I have neglected this place for quite a while and that I really should make an effort to write some new material for you to read. That is always easier to honor in the breach than in the observance, but it seems to me that I have been overdoing the reasons not to write these past few months and that I really should get snapping and cracking here.  I thought about simply giving up The Passing Parade, just write a short note saying I wasn’t coming back and thanking everyone for their support, sort of like one of those old Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler commercials, and if you know what I am referring to then you are a lot older than you say you are. But jumping ship after all this while didn’t seem right, so I will keep at it for the time being, if you can call my slothful desultoriness keeping at it; I know I don’t and I don’t think you should, either. Otherwise, you are simply enabling my laziness and you would not want to do that, would you? I didn’t think so. It is important for all of us to support the American work ethic, especially those of us, like me, who wouldn’t know what the American work ethic was if it stood up and bit us on the rump.

In any case, I shall get at this soon, as my mind is already not teeming with brilliant ideas to write about and I cannot wait to sit down and put all of this not teeming stuff down on paper. Until then, enjoy a politically correct New Year!!!

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  • At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was thinking the same thing - abandoning the ship; last day of a year seems as good a reason to round things up as any. Glad you don't, though; it is always a pleasure to read your posts.
    No, I am not enjoying it this year - despite my firm belief instilled in me by my upbringing - that New Year is the best holiday ever. I can barely keep it together, it takes all my will.

    Hope 2017 will be good for you. Happy New Year!

  • At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Dick Stanley said…

    Please write about anything but [political correctness. It is boring enough to see in the snooze media day in and day out. And please leave the PC out of 2017. I know our good new President Trump will be trying his best to do just that. One of several reasons I hailed his election. Hail yes!

  • At 3:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, AA, are you alright?

  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Akaky said…

    Sorry about the long delay, Tat, but I've been having ankle pain like no one's business for the past month and a half, so writing has been taking second place to my whining about how much pain I am in. But not to worry, there's something on the griddle and I hope to post it sometime in the next week or so. I trust all is well with you and yours.

  • At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not all is well, but tonight I will sleep better, knowing you're still here!
    Be pain-free - and let us know you're [relatively] OK


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