It has been said that “Laughter Is the Best Medicine.” Using that old saw as a standard I’ve tried to find humor in the absurd, but in my apparent dotage it is getting harder to do so…
Anyway, it seems Clint Eastwood has been Swatted
Add another celebrity to the list of people that have been swatted. “Dirty Harry” himself, Clint Eastwood, is the latest in a long line of celebrity victims. According to TMZ, police rushed to Eastwood’s Los Angeles home this week, after a 911 call stated that men with assault weapons were inside the actor’s house, and people had been shot.
Linking Eastwood with Bieber (see the link) is funny, but all it takes is a phony 911 call. Any one of us could annoy someone and have a well meaning SWAT team come a-knocking.
I suspect that defining “absurd” is where I fail. Someone has changed the definition when I wasn’t looking.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered all U.S. Special Forces out of two key provinces within two weeks, accusing Afghan units under their jurisdiction of being responsible for the torture, abuse, and disappearance of Afghan civilians.
My first thought was that he must finally have amassed enough cash AND have a jet on the runway all warmed up. If we didn’t have “boots on the ground” there the absurdity would be worth mentioning. How DID he become Prez in the first place?
Must note Jonn’s take – it just fits.
Hmmm… I found myself getting so tangled up in definitions I almost trashed this post. Then I realized that my confusion may reflect some of you TAH readers so I’ll leave it to you.