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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Trump and (is?) Cancer

I will be fine, but they took a silver dollar sized piece out of my scalp. The downside of being fair-skinned and blue eyed. We'll try and let it heal on it's own or graft if necessary, but I won't be gorgeous for a few months. The voices in my head have shut up as they seem to know I will go in there after them if they aren't careful. Here is the look I will be sporting for at least a few weeks. I made it kind of Cheeto colored to see what it must be like for you-know-who.


I had a small deja vu experience this morning. This vision of Charlton Heston (when he was still a liberal) came to me. What happened to him in the original Planet of the Apes movie and his revelation of the truth of his circumstances comes in the closing moments of the film. It reminds me so much of what could happen if Trump, now the darling of the Republican Party, actually gets elected.
I can't believe that was all the way back in '67 (the Summer of Love) that this movie came out. Back then it seemed like a lot of films tried to have a lesson on the state of affairs in the country or in the world. There are apparently a lot of Americans that didn't learn anything from our previous mistakes. Maybe the mistakes weren't big enough.

32 comments:

  1. That scene--with the Statue of Liberty buried in the beach--made Heston scream.

    If an orange man becomes POTUS, I will scream, too.

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  2. I'm glad to hear that you'll be okay. Take good care of yourself.

    If Trump wins the presidency, I'll be doing a VERY convincing Heston impression.

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  3. get well soon, handsome!

    and screw the orange blob in cleveland!

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  4. I didn't know Heston was ever a liberal.

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  5. Speedy healing!

    I'll be joining all the screaming people.

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  6. Sioux, You and anyone with a lick of sanity left.

    Ahab, Thanks! I would imagine primal screaams will become popular again.

    anne marie, Thanks, Beautiful! I think the Scots said it best by calling him (among other things) a small fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon.

    Bill, He actually supported civil rights in the 60's and was president of the Screen Actors Guild (union). I'm thinking he must have had a small stroke or a hard hit to the head that made him start to embrace the right wing later on.

    Pixel Peeper, Thanks! Maybe we should start screaming sooner than the election.

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  7. Wow - it looks like you might need some pain-killer for the aftermath of your surgery. How long will it take to feel better? Take care of yourself.

    I never knew the plot of The Planet of the Apes but that has now been rectified, thanks to Wikipedia. You're right, it seems like a fitting clip to post right now. It feels like normalcy and sanity has been suspended the last few months, peaking yesterday.

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  8. Heal well. And quickly.
    From this side of the world many of us are watching. Anxiously. (For your healing AND the presidential caper).

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  9. Holing you're not too sore and are on the mend.

    Trump is a cancer....on America's nether regions. Lol.

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  10. So ... you finally had your head examined! But seriously, looks like things are going well,and I hope you heal quickly. But jeez, I sure do hope we don't have to make bigger mistakes than we already have!

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  11. They didn't take a piece of your skull, too, did they? Just your scalp? Glad to hear everything will be OK.

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  12. jenny_o, It is only mildly bothersome now, but the Lidocaine injections gave me a numbskull. I know all the words to O Canada just in case.

    Elephant's Child, I will be well eventually. Of course, eventually I'll be dead so I try to make the best of my time on this side of the dirt. I'll do my part to alleviate your anxiety, by working to be sure to make what's-his-name a bad memory.

    jennifer, Trump is the personification of America's nether regions and not in a nice way.

    Tom, It was long overdue examination, but they didn't find anything there except this disease. Yes, we have made enough mistakes. 330 million people in this country and these are our best results. I am a bit dissappointed.

    Blog Fodder, Yup, I was just scalped which makes for a pretty ugly spot. I'm wearing a bandana (do-rag) today so as not to gross out anyone. In case the bandage starts to leak again. I have had to do a French voyageur impression for a few people, though. My French is pretty poor, but I promise I'll learn more if I have to move to the other side of the border.

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  13. Please get better soon! Maybe turn off the Republican Nat'l Convention to speed recovery.

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  14. And it seems like most of those who did learn from the past weren't even born when those mistakes were made.

    Healing smoothly, my friend.
    Good thoughts to you.

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  15. he wins? we all lose...and I'm moving to Canada

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  16. "Numbskull" eh? I see all the brain cells are still intact! :)

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  17. As Randy Newman wrote… "You can leave your hat on."

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  18. Glad to hear the op went well and you're on the mend! I remember so well how shocked I was at the ending of Planet of the Apes. I was 10 when it came out and the movie (and that scene in particular) made a big impression on me.

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  19. Donna, I did a successful dressing change earlier so all is good. Beer and popcorn for the Republican Clusterfuck.

    Robyn, That's why it's better to learn from the mistakes of others. Before trying new things it is a good idea to see if it has been done successfully and the mistakes that were made. It's why we have books and now the interwebs.

    JACKIESUE, I already love beer and donuts. I just have to get more enthused about hockey.

    jennyo, Nice of you to notice. :)

    Professor, I have been, but right now a do-rag hurts less and makes me look more baddass. Someone referred to me as a Voyageur today so I started speaking with a French accent. At least I can still entertain myself.

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  20. Debra, I am doing well. I was 16 when that movie came out and was also impressed. Although at 16 I was impressed by a frozen Three Musketeers bar, too.

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  21. Glad it's over with and you're on the mend! We have pretty good health care up here, too. And our politicians are slightly less scary. Just sayin'...

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  22. That looks ouchy! Heal well!
    And I am terrified that Trump will win...

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  23. Diane, It's over for now anyway. "Oh, Canada, our home and native land..." Thought seriously about moving there back around 1972. If tRump is elected you (Canadians) may have to build a wall.

    Knatolee, Thanks! I think tRump's supporters are terrified of something or other and that is why they think he could be their saviour (see how I spelled that?).

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  24. If you get sick of the bandage, you can chop the head off of a broom and glue it to your head to form a sick combover. Really give yourself the full Trump experience. Oh, and feel better!

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  25. I'm so glad you got your spot taken care of! Keep us posted on your healing!
    On Trump: I'm shocked, saddened and frightened that he's made it this far.
    I read a story the other day that summer it up and tickled me: "Trump Supporters: They Really Are As Stupid As You Think."

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  26. ABFTS, Not a bad idea, especially for Halloween. It'll be the scariest costume around!

    Dawn, I'm sure I'll recover, but there may be a few other spots cropping up from time to time. Maybe Trump supporters think he is the new messiah. He comes from less than humble beginnings, though. However, humble is never a word associated with this bloviated, puffed up buffoon passing himself off as human. His followers really believe he gives a flying fuck about them.

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  27. Take care! That's a big owie! Glad to hear it is ok.

    Unfortunately, a lot of people know nothing about that scene, or so many other things in history. And apparently a lot of others don't care. Scary times we are in right now.

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  28. Glad it's nothing serious. There seems to be a lot of serious going around lately.

    We may all have to move to Canada soon … if they'll take us.

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  29. I wonder if this has become more prevalent because of depletion of the ozone layer?
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  30. Wow, that Planet of the Apes thing is PERFECT!!

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  31. chlost, Thanks! You getting up this way this summer?

    Agi T., Annoying, but not too serious. As long as we learn the language I think Canadians will be okay with our immigration.

    Ol'Buzzard, It could very well be, but I also have a genetic predisposition for it. Otto left a lot of good things for me, but this was one of the exceptions.

    Al, It came back to me in a moment of flashback. It seemed to fit.

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  32. I am very glad that you will be ok, my friend. And I am sincerely hoping that the orange terror will not become POTUS:

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