by Andy Weddington
Thursday, 23 May 2013
"Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up." George Saunders
Earlier today I watched President Obama, who's surrounded by serious scandal and clinging to his job, speak to our country. Was his address a scheme to distract from troubles? Surely.
At the conclusion of his remarks I walked to the kitchen for a snack. Opting for a nutrition bar, I grabbed one, looked at the wrapper, chuckled and then burst into laughter.
Coincidence is not something I believe in. But I do find great irony all about - all you have to do is look, pay attention, and think a little.
So, captured in title on a wrapper - our Hawaiian-born bi-racial president or, our 'white chocolate macadamia nut.'
Clad in red, clinging to a cliff while stabilizing self with the left leg, and the background of three peaks - symbolic of ongoing scandals with Benghazi; IRS wrongly targeting conservative groups; and the Department of Justice targeting AP reporters (particularly FOX News) - perfect.
A better caricature of reality there cannot be.
Make this stuff up? Impossible!
The wrapper is hilarious.
But what the wrapper represents is not the least bit funny.
And there rests yet more irony - aside from the fact this is my favorite Clif Bar. Yes, really!