Tuesday, November 20, 2012

From Serious to Silly


 Probably I once ate a Twinkie.  What is this nauseating nostalgia orgy in the media about the Hostess Bakery's bankruptcy and the possibly demise of Twinkies and all their equally disgusting brothers and sisters on the snack shelf?  Why are American's minds being filled with the mysterious "creme" filling of those concoctions while big things are happening int he world: Myanmar is being visited for the first time in history by an American President because heroic Daw Ange San Suu Kei (is that in the wrong order? Is it spelled correctly?) maintained her moral stance throughout decades of house arrest.  The Israelia are bombing  Palestine again, yes, again, again, again. And the Chinese, as I previously noted, seem to be satisfied with an oligarchy as the super rich settle in to talk economics with the super rich in American banking and so on...  Twinkies!  Where do they fit into the news?  They've displaced Kate Middleton and a possible arsen in Indianapolis that destroyed a neighborhood of peaceful middle class families.

The emails multipy, old fashioned fliers stuff post boxes and parking places in malls are filled because of the sales idiocy called Black Friday -- the greed is good fantasies of people who think Christmas is about overwhelming the kids with toys and overwhelming residential streets with lights, Santas, deer, creches and artificial snowmen all bound for the town dump sometime in January.

"Ma in her kerchief and I in my cap/ had just settled down for a long winter's nap/ when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter/ I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter."  It was curious townspeople driving around to see who had wasted the most money in the big box stores to turn their lawns and houses into the another version of Twinkies with HoHos seeming to boom from that fat Santa on the roof. Mass madness takes over the next six weeks, now that most of the pumpkins and other orange colored junk have been carted off. 

3 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

June -- I am thinking of your walks on your beach. they sound so meditative. Hopefully the jingle jangle of Christmas tunes doesn't blare out to the beach. One has to think of ways to not be over-exposed to the madness. -- barbara

June Calender said...

Yes, my walks are meditative and quiet - I don't own anything with ear buds. When the local classical music station starts, in December, to intersperse real classical music with Christmas music I mostly leave it off. I'm truly Scrooge about mall music and scoot in and out of supermarkets as fast as possible. I haven't done Christmas decorating of any kind for 40 years. Bah-humbug. Thanks for commenting, Barbara.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

June -- I just have to respond to your message. I also do not do any holiday decorating. You have me beat by several years. Glad to read that you believe as I do -- unnecessary! -- barbara