Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chicago Lampoon's Summer Vacation

With finally some semblance of summer weather embracing Chicago, the Lampoon is going to take a bit of a break.

During this hiatus, I am going to:

1) Live at the beach and fill out and enrich my already formidable tan so that by Fall I will be able to pass for an illegal alien and thereby be able to get a new identity under the Obama amnesty plan and thereby thwart the taxman and assorted other collectors,

2) finish reading the "Compleat Workes of Jonathan Swift." Did you know that the Lilliputans actually conspired to poke out Gulliver's eyes and poison him? This was not the cutesy kiddie story of cartoon fame.

3) Ride my rehabbed 1974 Raleigh Record up the Green Bay Bicycle Trail to Lake Forest and back 2 or three times.

4) Finish Margaret MacMillan's "Paris 1919," an account of the Versailles Peace Conference wherein the Jimmy Carter precursor, Woodrow Wilson, saddled the world with the unsustainable concoctions of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Iraq. He also caved in to the French demands for onerous reparations from the German people, thereby paving the way for Adolf Hitler.

5. Get a new laptop so I can better upgrade and maintain this silly blog.

Happy Summer --

Here are some classic Summer songs for you to enjoy:



  1. Oh dear, and I just posted the link to Macarthur dog to my Facebook page. Montana and I so enjoyed our spontaneous chat. Sounds like the rest of your summer will be splendid indeed. Carry on....

  2. Thanks for doing that. Montana seems a cool, laid back dog -- seemingly quite content now that he has a home and no longer has to wander thru the fields and backways of Mt. Carroll, IL

  3. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing vacation. :)

  4. I know it is a regretable pleasure -- but ABBA is good, even Garry Meier on WGN says so.

  5. Actually, I heard Garry Meier when he commented on that some months back and he said that ABBA wasn't rock by any means, but it was the best among the kind of schlocky pop groups from that era --- but he said that he kind of ate their music up and could never get it out of his head after hearing it.


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