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We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy: “Boomer The Dog”

If you have been paying attention to the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate, then you know that we live in a hateful world of small-minded bigots. Setting aside the larger, more obvious aspects of the non-issue, including the fact that we live in a country that (purportedly) celebrates freedom of religion, and the fact that this is election year fear-mongering of the crassest sort, there is the simple fact of the matter that lower Manhattan is an endless string of garbage businesses catering to a migrant collection of workers and tourists. There is nothing sacred about it. Moreover, this is a debate that is raging well outside of the boundaries of New York City proper, where most people (one assumes?) recognize the spurious and even dangerous logic behind a total non-issue. Shut up, Newt Gingrich, you criminal. Anyway, the point is: our country has been culturally slipping backwards for the past nine years, and it’s not getting any better. We should all enjoy the brief moments of pleasure and joy wherever we can find them, even if that means dressing up in a shaggy dog costume and working hard to legally change you name from Gary Guy Matthews to “Boomer the Dog.”

Good luck, sir, in your quest to find some momentary respite in the ENDLESS NIGHTMARE that is LIFE ON THIS PLANET. (Hahaha. So dramatic. WELL, AM I WRONG?) (Via TheDailyWhat.)