Xmas Cruelty to Pets
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Politics, Sex, Religion, and all those impolite Human Conversations...
"So, by a raise of hands I would like to conduct an informal survey. Who has had sex in the last week?"
The crowd goes nuts with waving hands.
"No honestly, who has sex in last month?"
The crowd, still rambunctious erupts in a lot of hand waving.
"I'm serious about this, how many only have had sex once every six months?"
Properly chastened, in the crowd only a few brave souls raise their hands.
"Well, who has sex only once a year?"
Unexpectedly, from the back row is a voice saying, "Me, me!"
The speaker taken aback asks, "Why are you so exited?"
"It's tomorrow, it's tomorrow!"
Have the worlds of science fiction and presidential politics ever been more closely aligned than they were in 2007?
But really, is it all that remarkable that Romney would identify with the story of a virtuous hero who saves Earth from a foreign invasion force? Or that several candidates have embraced science fiction when so many of them could benefit from its lessons? As the primary season approaches, we offer a few sci-fi suggestions to some of the Democratic and Republican contenders — and to a few major players on the periphery who could use the remedial reading.
Former mayor of New York
Should tell reporters he’s read “Childhood’s End,” by Arthur C. Clarke: An advanced intelligence arrives from above, creating a utopia by integrating all of humanity into a single mind that thinks and acts as one.
Might also consider reading “The War of the Worlds,” by H. G. Wells: During a cataclysmically destructive event, an observant bystander happens to be in the right place at the right time and thereafter never stops talking about it.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Senator from New York
Should tell reporters she’s read “Dune,” by Frank Herbert: Left adrift to wander in a desert wasteland, the scion of a deposed dynasty retakes the family’s lost throne in thrilling and violent fashion.
Might also consider reading Herbert’s “Children of Dune”: A calculating despot undergoes the ultimate act of political triangulation by transforming himself into a part-human, part-worm creature and going on to rule for what feels like 3,500 years.
GEORGE W. BUSH
President of the United States
Should tell reporters he’s read “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card: A gifted child from a privileged family defeats a race of inhuman warriors without ever having to leave the comfort of his war-simulator machine.
Might also consider reading “A Scanner Darkly,” by Philip K. Dick: A troubled law enforcer invites a series of increasingly desperate, damaged characters into his home and lives to regret the decision.