Sunday, January 18, 2009

The eve of a new era?

So we've got about 48 hours before Barack Obama's inauguration as President of the United States Savior of Mankind, and things are already starting to look crazy. Examples:
  • Driving home last night from the airport in Richmond after returning from the west coast, I saw a car with the license plate "NOV0408". Maybe it was the brain damage caused by watching Nights In Rodanthe on the plane ride home, but it took me a second or two to make the connection to Obama's election date.
  • All those big lighted traffic information signs on I-295 and I-95 between Richmond and Fredericksburg had messages warning motorists of Inauguration Day traffic. A hundred freakin' miles south of Washington.
  • Need a hotel room anywhere between Washington and the area south of Richmond for the inauguration? Fuhgeddaboudit.
  • Want a lasting - as in permanent - memento from the big day on Tuesday? You can get an Obama tattoo.
OK, yes, it is a big deal that we're about to install our first black American president. But an Obama tattoo? What if he turns out to be a bigger crook than Nixon and gets his ass impeached? Aren't a lot of people setting themselves up for a huge letdown no matter how Obama's presidency plays out?

2 comments:

ceez said...

he is a crook and probably will be impeached.
And I actualy liked Nights in rodanthe!

Eric said...

Oh, but it was the chickiest of chick flicks! I can take a romantic comedy, but romantic drama? Blech.

No more flying on planes without in-seat video systems.