Was that your weiner on Twitter or are you just happy to see me?

2 Jun

Welcome to June. I know it is already the 2nd (where did the month go already?!) but I missed the 1st and now I am playing catch-up.

I returned to work after a 5 day weekend. That was hard.  You gotta love paid days off, but having to jump back into the paid days on after so much leisure time can be challenging. I am just glad this is a short week.

June is such an important month, falling right there in the middle of the year the way it does. Of course, Summer will begin this month–at 1:16PM on June 21 to be precise.

Apparently they can time these things down to the minute. Kind of like The Rapture, only with more accuracy.

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but from where I sit, it is already getting summery already.

June has been one action packed month throughout history–Henry Ford test drove the first “horseless carriage” June 4, 1896, D Day happened on June 6, 1944, and Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968.

To name a few.

June has really seen a lot of important events–the Battle of Bunker Hill, Ed White became the first man to walk in space, Tom Sawyer was published, Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space, Lizzie Borden was found innocent, the Watergate break-in occurred, and baseball was invented–all in the month of June. Well, not the exact same month of June–you know, different Junes of different years.

June, throughout history, has been very busy!

This June–the one we’re living in right now is pretty action packed as well. We don’t have Lizzie Borden, but we do have Casey Anthony. We have the final voyage of the space shuttle Endeavor. Here in Florida we have a drought and a bunch of wild fires. We don’t have Watergate, but we do have Weinergate.

Have you heard about Weinergate? It is a scandal for our times. It couldn’t have happened much sooner in history because you had to have Twitter to make this thing go. Rep. Anthony Weiner has been accused by a right wing website of Twittering a picture of his (oh, let’s just go ahead and say it) weiner (underwear clad)  to a female admirer. He says he was hacked and, frankly, I’ve seen plenty of evidence to suggest he is indeed the victim of political dirty tricks (speaking of Watergate) but at the same time, the Congressman is reticent to say whether or not that was his bulging crotch in the photo.

I suppose after the Clinton scandal we shouldn’t be surprised by this, but truly, an entire nation mesmerized by the image of a man’s bulging crotch? All I can say is, “Oh, what an age we live in!”

Of course, the fact that this man’s name is Weiner just makes it all the more amusing.

I remember the summer of 2001. It was a long, hot summer filled with a lot of slow news days. So, the 24 hour news cycle, having to feed on something, was obsessed with shark attacks. “Sharks are on a rampage, I tells ya!” Those pesky beasts were biting the heck out of people. Probably no more than usual but, like I said, there were a lot of slow news days.  The other big news obsession that summer was the disappearance of Chandra Levy and the revelation of her relationship with Congressman Gary Condit.

It was Chandra Levy/Gary Condit and sharks all the time. That was all you heard about the summer of 2001.

Then September rolled and around and, well, I don’t have to tell you…

I guess the moral of the story is, be thankful for slow news days.

Speaking of June, today is the birthday of  Sally Kellerman (the original Hot Lips Hoolihan from the movie M.A.S.H.), Dana Carvey, Marvin Hamlisch, Justin Long and Zachary Quinto.

So, happy birthday Sally, Dana, Marvin, Justin and Zachary.

May your news day be happy…

Have a great Thurday…

One Response to “Was that your weiner on Twitter or are you just happy to see me?”

  1. Pamela N Red June 2, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    With a name like Weiner you gotta have fun with it. I think he was just drunk posting and wont fess up. All I care about are the pictures. Where are the damn pictures?

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