Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Story of the day - The "big lie" and there are so many of them

Larry was hollering and screaming at the TV when Karen came into the living room just in time to watch him hurl a throw pillow at the TV.

"Wohhhhhhhhhhhw," said Karen, "down big guy."

"I'm so pissed," ranted Larry. "I can't believe what they're doing now. Jesus Christ almighty. If He wasn't resurrected, He'd be rolling over in his grave."

"Did you take your pills today," asked Karen.

"No god damn it, I didn't take my pills. I wanted some beers, so I'm skipping them today," said Larry.

"You really think that's a good idea?" asked Karen with a subdued tone so she didn't upset him further.

"Listen, if a guy can't have a couple of beers on Sunday, what's the point of living?" asked Larry.

"You work hard," said Karen placatingly, "and you deserve to relax and enjoy yourself on your day off, but look at what's happening to you. Maybe you need to stop watching these Sunday morning political shows. They just get you upset."

"Yeah, maybe you're right. I don't know why I let them get to me. You know, when I was in high school, our Social Studies teacher wanted us to watch the news to keep up with world and national events. If we wrote up a report of what we learned, he'd give us extra credit. So it seemed like a good thing, like its my patriotic duty to keep up with what's going on, but Jesus, these assholes just don't get it and are only in it for themselves, and then these TV moderators seem to just want to stir up trouble,"said Larry.

"Remember Holden Caufield, in Catcher In The Rye, talking about the big lie?" said Karen.

"Yeah, it all seems like lies now days and you can't tell which is the biggest," said Larry.

"Turn that off why don't you. We still have time to go to church. The service is at 11:00," said Karen.

"Really?" said Larry. "You want to go to church? Why?

"We haven't been there is a while, and it might do us some good. You know get our minds off of all the crap," said Karen.

"What's the sermon topic?" asked Larry. "Do you know?"

"Something about climate change, I think,"said Karen.

"Jesus!", said Larry, "What the fuck are we suppose to do about that?"

"Yeah, well, we could go to the beach and just walk around. That would be relaxing," said Karen.

"I'd rather go the beach," said Larry. "I need a break from all the shit. I feel like my brain is fried."

"Yeah, well, let's go commune with Mother Nature, watch the seagulls, watch the waves, you know, become one with the sea of life," said Karen.

"That's my girl," said Larry. "I love you."

"I love me too," said Karen laughing, "and I love you too."

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