Britney Spears's crotch comes home to roost. Our site meter stats continue to soar. Yesterday's PajamasMediaLanche has given way to today's CrotchaLanche. But check out the occasional aberration (photos below) for clues to the light at the end of the tunnel.
"When you lose an election, bad things happen," writes Allahpundit at Hot Air, delivering a most eloquent eulogy for the nation's tragic loss this day of the best US Ambassador to the UN you could ever ask for in these days of gathering darkness.
A Google search in our site meter stats for "hampton tollbooth accidents" (midway down the list above) leads to one of our all-time favorite posts, "Baby is our Co-Pilot,"
We speak, of course, of John Bolton, the man with the mustache that repels bullets, who handed in his resignation in the knowledge that a man of no qualities -- Senator Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. of Delaware, about to wrest the mantle of Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee from Richard Lugar in the wake of the recent unpleasantness at the polls -- would use the power of his office to deny the full Senate, a majority of whom would have voted in favor of Bolton's appointment, a chance to have their say.
Another Google search, this time for "michelangelo-mary and child" (near bottom in site meter list above) leads to "Lacrymosa," where we wrote "While the MSM slept, Michael Yon -- the self-employed, reader-empowered embedded journalist blogger reporting from the front -- captured the spirit of the age in one amateur photograph that has touched the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens in spades."
As we've blogged forever, the totalitarian impulse runs deep and dark in our species, and minority Senators long denied their ability to strut and fret their hour upon the national stage are particularly vulnerable. The coming televised hearings will be unwatchable.
Update: This just in from our totally awesome nephew, Chris:
Click here or on photo above of Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope and
whatshisnameRichard "I Led Three Lives" Carlson [thanks to commenter Kimsch of Musing Minds for the ID] in the 1940 movie "Ghost Breakers" to learn what a zombie is.
The year was 1940, two years after the appeasing Chamberlain declared "Peace in our time" as Hitler's forces of darkness were closing in. Bob Hope, who would later become the great white hope of American forces all over the world, delivered the punchline of all punchlines, which resonates bigtime in this post-election season of our discontent:
Richard Carlson character: A zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring.
Bob Hope character: You mean like Democrats?
Thanks for the memories.