Amoeba’s Lorica: The More Things Change …

On 22 April 1970 (the first Earth Day), and again on 22 April 1971, Walt Kelly, through his cartoon possum Pogo, pronounced his assessment of the human condition, and identified the ultimate source of all human ills.

Forty years on, Kelly’s observation appears progressively more accurate – and progressively less likely to be heeded.

With apologies to Nick Anderson, and to Walt Kelly’s estate and legacy.

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Dude and Dude: Post Haste

“OK, dude, wuzzat?”

“What’s it look like, dude?”

“Yeah, but what kind?”


“That ain’t a kind, dude, it’s a label. An’ it ain’t a very kind one neither.”

“Hokay, it’s well weathered. Happy now?”

“Yeah, kinda.”

“Riiight. Watch yerself, dude, ya c’ld wind up tha next White House press secytary.”

“That’d be you, dude. ‘Cause yer great at distractin’ peeps.”

“From what?”

“From like answerin’ a dude’s question. What kinda post is it?”

“I dunno. A fence post?”

What?!? Ya tryin’ ta get OC thrown in jail or somethin’?”

“[…] whut?”

“Fer writin’ ’bout stolen goods!”

“Get a clue, dude. What wit’ all tha playin’ that dam’ horn a his he’s been doin’ lately, not ta mention takin’ a work break ever’ now an’ then so’s he can afford ta play? What makes ya think he’s got time ta write ’bout somebody passin’ stuff ovah no fence? ‘R about ennythin’ else neither.”

“Ya tellin’ me he ain’t got time ta post?”

“Yeah. So’s ya get pics a old posts. Deal, dude.”

“He coulda dug up one a our old posts instead, yeah?”

“Uh huh. Wuzn’t it you who wuz complainin’ just now ’bout how callin’ somethin’ old ain’t very nice?”


OC at play.
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Amoeba’s Lorica: Truth. Deal with it.

Never. NEVER. For ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. EVER believe yourself to be “Good”. Or “Competent.” Or anything other than an ignorant, stupid fool.

You will yourself demonstrate to the world your error.

And you will deserve all that you have coming to you.

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