I AM AMERICA
Saying for the Days: The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
I finished the other book I got for Christmas. This one was given to me by my son Peter. He knew I enjoyed the Colbert Report on television so he gave me “ I AM AMERICA ( AND SO CAN YOU) “ by Stephen Colbert.
I have to tell you that if you are only going to read one book this year or only have the money to buy one book this is definitely not the one. It reads like an eighth grader trying very hard to be funny ( even eighth graders are funny now and then). It proves that anyone can write a successful book if he has a successful TV show to plug it on. The book is so bad that I could have written it. Regular readers of this blog know how bad that is.
Unlike the show the satire in the book is badly done and far too obvious. The conservatives he makes fun of are far too easy a target. Trust me you will hate the book.
Instead get yourself a good science fiction novel by Donaldson ( he has two new ones out) or Robert Jordan ( he’s dead but his books are still good) or even the stories of dragons and Perth by the various authors. These at least read well. Or if you want good satire go back and read O’Henry or the Wizard of Oz. Satire , you know, doesn’t have to be stupid.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is just a little strange. People are now trying very hard to find the tree with the hole and the box mentioned in the driblet. If you want to read the driblet it is on Petrovich's Web Site, driblet 97. If they never find the tree then finding the one who is pure of heart will make no difference.
At least they have the food and some Miller Lite that came in on the helicopter yesterday. It also brought Nancy and Dr. Fortress. The helicopter you remember was prevented from leaving by a vine that caught in the rotors. The helicopter was disabled but nobody was hurt in the crash. This morning they dragged the helicopter off the main street. Eino things it can be repaired but he doesn’t have the parts.
In the meantime life goes on in Pigeon Falls. They contacted Jack and got permission to use his sauna so the bath problem is solved. Life just feels better after a good bath and there is no better bath that a good Finnish sauna.
As in any war families are separated. The part of the family that was in town is separated from the part that didn’t go shopping or stop in to the Fly Inn for a drink that day.
So far Homeland Security still sees this whole incident as a laughing matter. The head of Homeland Security told one of his aids that they have much more important things to worry about than angry trees. The President, of course, has not been told. He’ll have to read about it in Time or Newsweek when it finally comes to their attention. Would you trouble the President about a rumor that trees are attacking a small town in the middle of nowhere?
Today's Link-Almost Somewhat Positive- She has a fever but is she sick or pregnant or both?
It was one of those very good days that has you almost singing by the end ( of course I don't sing because it would disturb the dog). It started with a good oxygen reading. Then I blogged and visited all my links. Then Betty, Pennie and I went to lunch at Perkins. They opened a new Perkins not far from our house and Betty wanted to try it out. It was, of course like all the other Perkins. There lemon pie is still not as good as my grandmothers. In the afternoon I laid track ( yes it finally came) while Betty started taking down the Christmas tree. The track is now all laid but there is much work left to put in the incline that should take about a week. Now I need a breathing treatment. Tomorrow another elf tale.