Friday, November 20, 2015

Awake

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris... I've been reading that sentence a lot this week, as I'm sure we all have. I welcome constructive discussions about the attacks. But when the sentence gets attached to mundane personal announcements, it seems silly. 

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, I need to reschedule the plumber's visit this morning an hour earlier. In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, Joan's class had their first field trip to the natural history museum. In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, has anyone seen any good movies lately that they'd recommend? Photographers are the worst. In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, I'd appreciate feedback on this photo I took of the Louvre 10 years ago. I mean, seriously? Fuck me.

I don't mean to belittle the tragic events in Paris. In the wake of those tragic events in Paris, the events in Paris were tragic. I get it. I sympathize. But, in the wake of the tragic events in Paris, consider the possibility that not every international crisis is about you


But enough geopolitics. This blog is about me. So, in the wake of the tragic events in Paris, I'd like to warn folks about the UFOs. I'm not saying an interstellar invasion is imminent. But, in the wake of the tragic event in Paris, ruling it out at this point would be foolish. Until we locate their base and strike the threat is real. In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, maybe it's time to register the aliens? Or are they presumed to have inalienable rights? 

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, the first person to claim this print* gets it. (*Sorry, it's been claimed)

4 comments:

microcord said...

In the light of the tragic events in Paris, I think we should realize how UFOs resemble rabid dogs. Where do they congregate? Libraries, clearly. (No big surprise, given that libraries constitute a socialist threat to the free market aka Amazon.) Let's build a yuuuge database of UFOs, which we can do by reducing income taxes, and (cough) consider making a second and perhaps even a third print of this cromulent photo.

Blake Andrews said...

Cromulent! Dang. Had to look that one up. If it ever comes to a word battle, Humans vs. Aliens for planetary control, I'm using that one.

!G said...

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, wouldn't it make sense to convert the aliens to Christianity and enlist them in the war on terror? Or am I mixing metaphors again? Dangerous stuff, those metaphors....

Gordon Stettinius said...

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, I forgot to check in with your blog for a while. Nice image.