Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The worst offense

I'm going to have to briefly interrupt the HIV saga -- and don't worry, I'll get back to it -- for an exigent commentary. Gov. Blagojevich's most egregious misdeed is the worst wig since the days of Moliere. Blagojevich would be summarily drummed out of the Hair Club for Men. Sy Sperling would personally cut the buttons off his jacket and flog him on the way out. I have to disagree with other commentators -- no self-respecting dying rodent would crawl onto a human head and end up looking like that. The anaerobic conditions under that thing must be causing necrosis of the scalp and probably a dangerous build up of botulism. It's a good thing for Blago that he won't be allowed to wear it in jail -- it's a hiding place for contraband. In fact I think that makes him a net winner in this whole thing.

And there you have the key to the mystery: delusional vanity.

1 comment:

kathy a. said...

OMG, that was a good laugh! i've been trying to not follow this thing obsessively, but i look at those photos and think: "wtf? what IS that thing?" and then my nice self thinks: "maybe someone misled him about the advantages of hair dye and blow-drying and appropriate haircuts for his particular stage of life." but, my nice self doesn't really believe that's the problem.