Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cranky Large Medium reading, 23 May

Go away.

Why are you still standing here? Is there something wrong with your legs? Other than that they're funny-looking, I mean. Can't you figure out how to leave? The gate is right there. Oh, I see, you want something from me before you are willing to go anywhere from here. And that something is.... A reading. But of course. Well, if that's all it will take to get rid of you, then here you are:
You are just too enthusiastic about everything. You make Irish Setter puppies look subdued, by comparison. Adversity and failure only serve to make you more annoyingly chipper. You have oodles of self-esteem, not that it has been earned. You are fond of art and music, and love to carry on what you perceive as witty banter. No amount of trouble will make you as miserable as you make the rest of us.
Are you happy, now? Of course not. If you were, you might be traipsing and tra-la-ing down that pathway away from here. Still, look on the bright side. At least you still can traipse and tra-la, unlike these people, all of whom, on this date in history, strode up the shining highway: Henry V, Ashikaga Yoshitane, James Otis, Geraud Duroc, Christopher W. "Kit" Carson, Lloyd Bentsen, Adrien Auzout, Augustin Louis Cauchy, Franz Ernst Neumann, Girolamo Savonarola, John Gauden, Franz Xaver von Baader, Henrik Ibsen, William Bradford, John Wood, the Elder, Joseph Anthony Passalaqua aka Joe Pass, Utah Phillips, George Jessel, Sterling Hayden, Earl Webb, Gene Green, Ray Candy, Sam Snead, Captain William Kidd, John D. Rockefeller, Heinrich Himmler,
and Moms Mabley.

Somebody already has done that.
Happy birthday, anyway.

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