Jethro Tull – Kissing Willie
Today’s Quote: “Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.” — Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta)
I believe it is cold outside, cold enough to test your frosticles. I have tested it myself and judged it to be true. Actually, the testing of the frosticles is conjecture although very believable and highly probable. That’s a hypothesis, I don’t care to test.
The Four Ghosts of the White House
One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him Bush asks him, “George, what”s the best thing I can do to help the country?”
“Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did,” Washington advises, and then fades away…
The next night, Bush is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. Bush calls out, “Tom, please! What is the best thing I can do to help the country?”
“Respect the Constitution, as I did,” Jefferson advises, and dims from sight…
The third night sleep still does not come for Bush. He awakens to see the ghost of FDR hovering over his bed. Bush whispers, “Franklin, What is the best thing I can do to help the country?”
“Help the less fortunate, just as I did,” FDR replies and fades into the mist…
Bush isn’t sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Bush pleads, “Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now to help the country?”
Lincoln replies, “Go see a play.”
Kissing Willie by Jethro Tull, Rock Island (1989)
Yes, the song is about what you probably think it is.