Archive for June, 2018

Da Fix Wuz In

June 13, 2018

Lunghu has recently been maintaining a dignified silence on a certain topic, mostly because there’s just too much to say about it, not much of it good.  However, because athletic spectacle is always and forever an effective distraction from the sordid reality of bestial human existence, a readymade alternative is conveniently at hand: FIFA futbol.  Russia 2018.  Qatar 2022.  And now that CONCACAF has been remade in the image of its master … America del Norte, 2026.

The eyelines in this photo are worth 10,000 words.

 

On the bright side, the Royaume du Maroc can now spend a decade’s worth of ten-cent dirhams on improving the lot of its impoverished rural populace.  Transportation infrastructure.  Potable water supply and irrigation.  Microcredit that sidesteps the local landlord class.  Etc.  It would be nice to see some of that happen, but Lunghu won’t be holding his breath.

 

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Overheard in the Parking Garage

June 10, 2018

Time: 2 days after the municipal election.

Dramatis Personae:

  • tall, silver-haired executive, wearing a pale blue button-down oxford shirt and dark grey slacks.
  • newly-elected yuppie councilperson clad in orange slacks, white shirt, blue blazer.

The quote (Subject A to Subject B, who is shoe-gazing):

“There are planning opportunities, so don’t get confused.”

The translation:

“Don’t be in such a hurry to get paid, newbie.  Developers’ attorneys are the bagmen here.”