I awoke this morning at dawn to see the sun going down. The sky was mustard yellow; the rain was coming from the ground and falling up. The cars were going down the streets backwards. Birds were flying north. I saw a house painted blue and orange.
Today I fully expect that right-wing talk radio will be singing President Obama's praises; all of Britain will wake up, come to its senses, and admit that baseball, football and pool are in fact far better, more sensible, easier to understand, more fun to play, and vastly more entertaining to watch than cricket, soccer and snooker; and the city of Washington, D.C. will change the racist-ass name of its football team to "The Washington Warriors" like it ought to have done in, oh, 1968.
It apparently really happened. I thought I was dreaming, but no, I wasn't—unless I'm dreaming now. It was "The Battle of the Backups," but the bottom line was that...the Chicago Bears came into Lambeau Field and they had the better quarterback. Or, to state the exact same thing using slightly different words, the natural order of the Universe was turned all upside-down. Did not compute.
Congratulations to Bear Nation and our Bear-fan friends. Including my nurse friend Cynthia*, my brother Charlie the Chicagoan, and of course Michael. See you on December 29th!
*Cynthia recently suffered the trauma of arriving for a visit and finding her toddler grandson dressed in a Packers jersey. Being an intelligent, analytical adult, she rationized that he will grow up being loyal to the team of his home State just like she did, but emotionally I'm sure it was not easy for her to, um, Bear.
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