Mel Brook’s character Mongo in his classic movie “Blazing Saddles” said it most succinctly: “Mongo only pawn in game of life.” Aren’t most of us? We try to convince ourselves that we are masters of our fate; if we just work hard enough and smart enough and network with the right people, we will make it in this world.

The stock market dropped another 500 or so points yesterday. Still think you control your fate? Really?

Cleavon Little as Sheriff Bart in Blazing Saddles
Cleavon Little as Sheriff Bart in Blazing Saddles

“Honesty is the best policy but insanity is the best defense.
I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.”

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

“Love your enemies.. it pisses them off.”

“If you plugged your nose and your mouth while you sneezed, would it come out of your ears or would your head explode?”

“Life is like a roller coaster, and I’m about to throw up.”

So, anyway, do you know how to cool a nuclear reactor after an earthquake has broken its cooling water pipes? Can you stop a river from flooding your house? Can you land an airplane if a maniac kills the pilot and co-pilot? Can you detect salmonella in your hamburger?

Do you know if the barista put soy milk in your coffee like you requested, or real milk?

My point exactly; you don’t know. Sooner or later you are roadkill on the highway of life, just like the homeless person you just walked by without giving him a dollar because “He should get a job”.

Uh, huh.

Last weeks roadkill observation:

  • Opossum – 4
  • Squirrel – 1
  • Birds – 1
  • Unidentified – 2
  • Cat – 1
  • Rabbit – 2

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