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Letters of Resignation
WHEN the world gets too heavy, like when another American who should have free mental healthcare murders children in a primary school, I try to cheer myself up by printing a few letters from the editor, an idea stolen from the 70s & 80s American National Lampoon satirical magazine. As always, I certify these letters are 100 per cent authentic because I made them up myself.
Jodan is 38
JODAN, my nephew, is 38 years old and this is my present to him and those of you with the uncanny feeling you've read those words before are not victims of a strange and lingering deja vu: you have indeed – although you may not remember, it was so long ago.
Black Friday Blues
TODAY IS the only Black Friday of the year, so there’s another thing the Democrats in the USA can protest against. It’ll be trending on Twitter in no time. It’s surely got to be some sort of elitist old white male conspiracy that would cough up only one measly Black Friday from a possible 12! How much more will black people have to put up with?
CARLITO’S WAY was a 1993 Al Pacino/Sean Penn movie about a Puerto Rican ex-con trying to go straight after his release from prison and Alito’s Way is about a US Supreme Court Justice this week trying to make any woman who doesn’t carry a pregnancy to term go straight to prison; so the two are connected, even if Pacino and Penn are a lot more palatable than Alito.