#33 My Lobster Roll Lament

I was about to write a blog critical of the viral outbreaks of ANGER  that are sweeping across our culture. I wanted to warn Biddies and Geezers that it is totally unhealthy and will shorten your life to let your organs be subjected to the bad juices that are generated by anger. For some cause.

Then it happened to me. Tell me. Is this a just cause to inflame the world and have demonstrations? It goes like this.

There are two classic ways to make lobster rolls: the Maine way with mayonnaise and the Connecticut way with lemon and melted butter. Either way, the locally caught lobster is always be the star. In a sit-down restaurant $20 is about what you would pay for this bit of New England gastronomic pleasure. I love them.

One or two years ago McD’s put them on the menu for just under $9. And they were delish. But they were only on the menu for a few weeks around the 4th of July. Several times last year I trekked from my Quincy apartment to Boston South Station to enjoy a lobster roll. On the Internet this year I read they had them again, so I took the T to South Station to get one.

Bummer. Not on menu any more only a few days after the 4th of July. Now, here is my question to you! Give me feed-back. Comment!

Is this a cause worthy to go viral with demonstrations? Regardless of the damage the anger does to our bodies? Is this cause any less worthy than others being demonstrated?

You decide.

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#12 Silliness Deficit Syndrome

Biddies and Geezers can get immunity from from the rampant social disease of Silliness Deficit Syndrome. Simply recite the following Rx every day for a week. For best results read it to another of any age. Here it is:
Secret research at Mousetrap, Minnesota, has determined beyond the glimmer of a doubt that a debilitating disease has deleteriously effected most of the population of the United States.
Silliness Deficit Syndrome, a malignant crippling malady, is rampantly raging among the cognoscenti and spreading out from this elite population to even the upper levels of the hoi palloi. But not, however, among the lumpen proletariat who seem to be immune.
Awareness of this serious threat to society first appeared when secret interviews were conducted on the Harvard campus of members of the New Ashmolean Society and the Student’s Conservatory Band.

Ligatures on the free expression of silliness by the political classes have been extant historically. And there have always been strictly enforced bans in primary and secondary education as well as in business. The business community is perniciously prejudiced against licentious laughter.
Sesquipedalian tomes critical of any politically correct student activism are now unacceptable and discouraged on the campi of universities.

While egalitarian insipidness is still tolerated, any slippage into subjective silliness concerning the behavior of protesting persona is condemned as treasonous. It is in this atmosphere that unexpected consequences have developed and are now becoming pandemic. The malady of Silliness Deficit Syndrome has become enteric and almost incurable. It requires immediate and uniquely surreptitious and clandestine action by all who love freedom.

The health and sanity of the entire earth is now in danger of the loss of laughter. Forever. Resulting in the extinction of homo sapiens, leaving the planet to be managed by the monkeys or their uncles.

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