Lookin’ for a deal on a Conestoga wagon and a pair of oxen

Traffic – Dear Mr. Fantasy

Today’s Quote: “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” — H. G. Wells

I think I’ll go ahead and tough it out this winter but come spring I’m reckonin’ to hitch up a yoke of oxen to my Conestoga wagon, pack my meager belongings into it, and move the family out west, down south, or sumthin’. I don’t rightly know yet, just as long as it someplace where you go to the snow; it doesn’t come to you. Then again, it would be fine by me if they didn’t even have a word for snow. Ideally, it would be a place where I could be nekkid anytime I wanted. Where’s Gilligan’s Island? How seaworthy are Conestoga wagons anyway? They used to call ’em Prairie Schooners back in the day.

This causes arguments??? is an interesting commentary on the subject of public breastfeeding, explaining it in “nautical” terms.

The Year’s Best (actual) Headlines Of 2006:

  • Crack Found on Governor’s Daughter
  • Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
    [No, really?]
  • Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
    [Now that’s taking things a bit far!]
  • Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?
    [Do they ever read what they write?]
  • Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
    [What a guy!]
  • Miners Refuse to Work after Death
    [No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-sos!]
  • Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
    [See if that works any better than a fair trial!]
  • War Dims Hope for Peace
    [I can see where it might have that effect!]
  • If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
    [You think?!]
  • Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
    [Who would have thought!]
  • Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
    [They may be on to something!]
  • Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
    [You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?!]
  • Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
    [He probably IS the battery charge]
  • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
    [Weren’t they fat enough?!]
  • Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
    [That’s what he gets for eating those beans!]
  • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
    [Taste like chicken?]
  • Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
    [Chainsaw Massacre all over again!]
  • Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
    [Boy, are they tall!]
  • Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
    [Did I read that sign right?]

MrFantasyDear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic. Album: Mr. Fantasy (1967)


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.