can't say 'no'
(shown at left)
And for sure
old, bald guys
(shown at right)
are so bored
that they just
don't know what
of the times:
Everyone is B-O-R-E-D!
By MURRY (YAWN!) FRYMER
I think I understand
the inordinate time that is being spent in this country watching
the competition between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Were
bored. Were watching this duo because it is a sporting
affair, a competition in a world that needs sporting affairs
to keep us awake.
I also understand why Mrs. Clinton is staying in the contest
long after she has lost it. She is bored. Where else can you
get thousands of eager people to show up to hear your words and
applaud the sentiments. Hillary has some Senate work she could
do, but that
would probably be boring in comparison.
Americans are terribly bored. They dont even pay attention
to the war we are in. The war is not very interesting and it
is terribly long and it is easy to confuse the Shiites and the
Sunnis, as Republican candidate John McCain keeps doing. Even
when he goes over there he is confused. The whole thing is boring.
The news stories are repetitive. Newspapers keep firing reporters,
as reporters who have not been fired keep telling us in writing.
I keep checking my Internet mail for something new but it is
all spam. And yet I check. I am bored.
Have you noticed how boring all the new movies are? Only in the
animated films do the actors seem truly interested in the plot.
I know why the new pop music is so loud. It is an effort to keep
the listeners awake. But the songs are so alike and so repetitive
that even all that noise doesnt work. It is easier to turn
it off and go check my Yahoo for mail.
Does anybody listen when the President speaks? I was listening
today and he said he gave up golf because of the war he started
and cant finish. I dont know if he meant that doing
without golf was a sacrifice akin to losing your life to a suicide
bomber. I dont know what he meant. I think the man is bored
with being President as we all are with having him as President.
I think relations between men and women are at a low ebb. Young
people dont date anymore. They just meet, have sex, smoke
a joint and go to sleep.
After a while that can get boring. Long ago, I remember how exciting
a young lady smiling at me was. Sex in the first moments can
take a lot of excitement out of a random smile.
Have you ever looked closely at Larry King? There is the most
bored man in the world and yet he can talk to any world leader,
any famous celebrity, anybody at all. He looks like hed
rather nap, or maybe he has learned to do his show while napping.
I guess Ill watch a little TV and see what all the panelist/mavens
say that Obama is saying or whether Hillary will keep going.
I understand more and more why Bill turned to Monica. Some say
it was risky but the man was so bored.
The more the world becomes a technical wonderland, the more money
the billionaires make, the more terrorists set off bombs, the
more tiresome it gets. Why do suicide bombers do it? Theyre
I know thats cynical. Have you ever notice how boring cynics
©2008 by Murry
Frymer. The Murry Frymer caricature is
©2000 by Jim Hummel. The cartoon is from IMSI's Master Clips
Collection, 1895 Francisco Blvd. E., San Rafael, CA, 94901-5506,
USA. This column first posted May 19, 2008.
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