Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tidbits and Cat Treats — Disaster Edition (Maritime and Otherwise)
We cats have been out and about in Washington all day, attending very important meetings. (Well, maybe not, but they were important to us.)
And while we were sojourning, what to our wondering eyes should appear — on our BlackBerry, of course — but a message telling us that Rick "Don't Google My Name" Santorum had thrown in the towel!
This started us thinking about all the disasters that are front and center in our news sources this week. So without further ado and in no special order of importance, here they are:
Disaster #1: Santorum: Are we surprised that Ricky has, um, pulled out? Mais non! We figured days ago that he wouldn't risk getting clobbered in his home state again. To which we cats say, "Go, Newtie!"
Disaster #2: Ozzie Guillen: Oh God oh God oh God oh God, we cats are so glad we don't live in Miami any more, and therefore don't have to care about this.
Disaster #3: Fat Mike Huckabee: Apparently Willard Mitt Romney isn't the only fakey guy in the Republican Party. Mike Huckabee kicked off his much-touted radio show yesterday with a staged caller.
Disaster #4: The Even Fatter Chris Christie: Who knows couch potatoism better than the two-airplane-seat Governor of New Jersey?
Disaster #5: RMS Titanic: Thanks to media saturation, we're all aware that this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the fabled ship's sinking. If your only cinematic encounter with the Titanic is the abysmal 1997 James Cameron movie, we cats hope that you will check out the brilliant 1958 film, "A Night to Remember."
In the meantime, please take a quiet moment to appreciate this last view (above) of that magnificent ship. And think about the crew members who valiantly stayed in her boiler rooms on the night she sank, stoking the fires — and keeping the electricity on — as long as they could. Heroes are not always the people we expect, are they?
(PHOTO: Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland, her last port of call, on April 11, 1912. You know what happened after that.)