Okay, so full disclosure time, I’m a huge PJ O’Rourke fan. Got just about all his stuff on my shelf, and I live by the Republican Party Reptile credo of opposition to government spending, aerobics, trailer parks and jewelry on men and being in favor of guns, fast cars and Nastassia Kinski.
So I’m thoroughly enjoying PJ’s latest, Driving Like Crazy, and I’m up to his chapter on the Philippines and their love affair with the Jeep. I get to his list of slogans painted on the side of jeepney buses in 1986 and discover, of course, ‘Hello Kitty’ is one of the favorites.
I must attribute this to GorT traveling through time to spread the Gormogon-al influence to this, at the time, benighted land. I am sure it is not coincidence that Cory Aquino and the liberty loving Filipino people toppled assbag-in-Chief Marcos at the same time as rampant ‘Hello Kitty’ influence. The Gormogons are truly everywhere.
Well spotted, sir. And in the spirit of game we’ve played throughout history, we acknowledge those clues that people discover. (Except when we don’t.) So, yes, that was us. And you remind Confucius, who can recite whole passages of “How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink” and other P.J. O’Rourke classics from memory, that he’s got Driving Like Crazy lying around here somewhere unread. Must remedy.
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Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.