Sunday, December 31, 2006
Muppets Take the Middle East
They say death comes in threes.
I made it back to New York. The holidays that involve my family are over. I missed James Brown at the Apollo.
I am very happy to be in New York. I will now go back to taking it for granted.
Since my return, Saddam Hussein has been killed by a Puppet government and the newspapers report George Bush having gone to sleep before it happened. I wonder if that asshole would have slept if a real Puppet were killing him. Like an actual Puppet. Like Burt or Janice.
In fact, I think we should all cut the shit and prop up a Muppet government in Iraq.
Kermit and Miss Piggy could fight about the fact that she wants to show her legs.
I'm sure they would kill Gonzo for looking like a Jew.
Everyone would have hands up their asses instead of heads, and we would be guaranteed at least one more musical number every couple of hours.
Can I absentee vote in Iraq since my country has conquered it?
I vote the Big Bird/Grover ticket.
I have very mixed feelings about the Trial and Death of Saddam Hussein. A few of my friends and bar patrons agree that silencing the man who had the information Saddam did was, to quote one person, "as dumb as shit."
I also think that it was pointless at its most benign and harmful at its worst. And I believe less in the death penalty now than ever.
I will be leaving for Texas in about 18 hours. I will be in New Braunfels/Austin/San Antonio, attempting to create a theater piece based on Border Politics and More of Our American Crap.
I think the timing is pretty alright.
Please check in for the latest from another part of the country that is Not New York.