Friday, July 14, 2006
Personal Asides: Its Preston Noell by Only a Few Minutes!...The Obama Thing Causes Some Ruction with the Politically Correct (With Apologies to Dan Curry for Being Sideswiped Because he Likes this Blog
While Bernard Shaw was dozing he half-heard the evenings moderator say quite off-handedly that the word sugar was the only one in the English language spelled s-u but pronounced as shhh. He then asked Shaw: Am I wrong? Shaws answer was: Sure.
Thanks to all who played. The winner is Preston Noell whose grasp of English literary lights as well as public policy issues is quite phenomenal. But coming in close behind, only a matter of minutes was our hardy perennial player Frank Nofsinger of Connecticut who has won a series of these engagements. Charles Johannus also came in with the answer. And when we had lunch yesterday, John Powers volunteered the answer. Tell me, did you guys actually figure it out or had you heard the story? Amazing.
My mention of Barack Obama writing first a book with the title about his father and the coverage by his free-lance biographer Boswell, Lynn Sweet that he is going to his late fathers village prompted me to ask the question: Why, when his father left the family to go to Harvard never to return has Obama chosen to concentrate on him and not write about his mother. Then of course I mentioned that Obamas father was black and his mother white which cannot be mentioned in polite society I guess since African Americans would be offended: why I dont know. Moreover, I was promptly accused of trying to read Obamas mind by the conductor of a very popular blogsince I had the temerity to suggest that the trip had political overtones. Then I was hailed into disrepute in the court of public opinion by a few respondees to this very popular blog (and a very-very-very-very good one, honest) some of whom used the tired racist epithet. Also the usual hes a windbag stuff which is fine by me. But the payoff was when the conductor of the blog and one respondee criticized Dan Curry for daring to suggest my Blog is entertaining. I dont know if my Blog is or not but I do know Dans is superb at www.reversespin.com