Saturday, January 24, 2015

Voters Seldom Cast Ballots For Dumbasses Who Wear Glasses

Goodhair (But No Brains) must have played hooky at Paint Rock Elementary on the day that its students learned to count to three. No doubt he stayed home to be with his favorite ewe; the sheep bleated and Goodhair did a 180 from the path to the school bus stop. The poor sumbitch was 12th (among 12 contenders) in the most recent poll of Iowa Dumbo voters. He's so far behind that he thinks he's in 1st place for 2016. Black frames worked for Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, on Goodhair — not so much. If this is a (fair & balanced) eyewear and memory assessment, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Magic Eyewear
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Rick Perry now wears thoughtful glasses,
With which, advisers think, he passes
As someone worthy of reprises—
A man whose brain now never freezes. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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