March 10, 2008

Jet-lagged... and no one even left home

How I used to luv Tarzan movies... all in glorious black & white. They were like graphic novels for film. Very few words... the action was all understood. Even Cheetah the chimp could understand what was going on... (though chimpanzees have lately been given a bad reputation by certain politicians).

Today is that dreadful day of the year when the genius politicians decided we working people should all wake up one hour earlier!

Virtually everyone I've met today is grouchy... the grocers couldn't count the change... everyone in line looked like they were sleepwalking.

Even Blogger isn't working today... all day long it's been out of commission. Everyone is yawning everywhere I go... it's just plain dumb.

An entire grouchy jet-lagged nation. Leave the time alone! That's what I says.

p.s. If politicians were serious about saving energy they would mandate a 55 mph speed limit, like Nixon did in the 1970's. It is astonishing that I have never once heard this basic sensible idea mentioned in the last 5 years in any discussion to do with being Green or energy savings.

Truly the world's most ironic bumper sticker reads: "I never thought I'd miss Nixon". But he looks like a liberal environmentalist compared to the mindset in power today.


Paula Pertile said...

Its 2 days later and I'm still grumpy! (Oh wait, I'm always grumpy, now I just have an excuse.)

I remember the 55 mph thing, and how excited my Dad was to get cruise control on his new car. I thought it was so nerdy, but now I get it.

P Girouard said...

Speaking of Cheetah, he's the only surviving member of the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies. He will be 76 on April 10th, and currently resides in a primate sanctuary in Palm Springs, California. The Guinness Book of World Records has named him the world's oldest chimp. In his retirement he has become an avid painter, you can check out some of his work here -

John Nez said...

That's very reassuring to know that Cheetah outlived Tarzan. Those are great photos of Cheetah at the Florida retirement center! I hope I'm living that well at that age... but then Cheetah was a Star.


Nancy Bea Miller said...

Mmm, I felt the same way about the time change...sleepy and grumpy for a good day or so.

Hey, simply eye-popping thoughts on Nixon as liberal environmentalist! I guess everything IS relative.