by Scoobie Davis
Great Yesterday in Westwood Village
Okay, it's Mothers' Day Weekend. However, those of you in the know also know that yesterday was Free Comic Book Day. I went to Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash and got my free books. Totally phat.
Note: before you continue reading, read my views on compassionate mockery of street proselytizers. Also, yesterday when I was in Westwood Village, I notice two young men had set up a table. As I walked pass, they asked me if I wanted to do something about George W. Bush's Social Security scheme. As I looked at their literature, I realized that these guys were devotees of Lyndon LaRouche, fringe presidential candidate and whacko. Those of you familiar with this blog know that I enjoy mocking LaRouchies (click here and here).
The exchange went something like this (unfortunately, I didn't record the exchange so the transcript is based on memory):
LAROUCHIE ONE: Do you want to do something about Bush's Social Security scheme?
SCOOBIE: [Looks at the publications and realizes they are devotees of Lyndon Larouche] Oh, God. You people are with Lyndon Larouche.
LAROUCHIE TWO: What do you think about Lyndon Larouche?
SCOOBIE: He's a complete nutjob and I can't believe you would think I'm gullible enough to follow someone like that.
LAROUCHIE ONE: But he's doing something to save Social Security.
SCOOBIE: Wow, you two volunteer for Lyndon LaRouche; you must be getting laid like rock stars.
I kept on walking. I realize my final response was a non sequitur but it was probably the most reasonable thing they've heard in a while.