OR, AARDVARK GETS BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS
Thanks to the indispensable Vasari for passing along this jewel:
And a big shoutout to Mitzie from upstairs. Aardvark and Dr. Aardvark were dining with Mitzie and Dr. J. here at Happy Acres tonight. Mitzie helpfully called our attention to this page about Trumplethinskin, also known as Pig Boy. It includes a lengthy Dr. Seuss hommage that begins thusly,
In a land where the states are united, they claim,
in a sky-scraping tower adorned with his name,
lived a terrible, horrible, devious chump,
the bright orange miscreant known as the Trump.
Aardvark’s own contributions are as follows. In previous times of considerable stress, I have drawn solace from reading the Tolkien Trilogy. You might try it. As for me, I have already read it twice, and I believe I will save the third reading for the day after I receive that terminal diagnosis.
We discussed some alternatives over dinner, and concluded that Wodehouse’s Blandings Castle series might be just the ticket. (I see that on amazon the Blandings Omnibus is available at prices ranging from one cent to $240.76; either way, you’ve got to add $3.99 for shipping.)
As for myself, I am on the fourth book in the late Marcel Druon’s Accursed Kings series. The series tells the story of Philip the Fair and the kings who followed him. The second in the series is The Strangled Queen. The third is The Poisoned Crown. These are clues. All was not well in fourteenth century France. Very engrossing stuff, and nothing like our modern, advanced age.