Stepping up to the Mad Computer this morning, I had absolutely no plan for this post. Sometimes finding a subject on which to sharpen my rapier wit can be quite the chore. Angst over this problem quickly faded, however, when I realized the Academy Awards were televised last night.
Suddenly, Mad Gringo had a subject for today’s post! The celebration of an ancient and venerable tradition dating back to the time of the Second Dynasty – the awarding of trophies to skilled and deserving artists.
With bated breath, news stories were perused, results were reviewed, and… I eventually conceded that not having watched the telecast, I had no idea what might have gone on. Alas, the Mad One hadn’t actually viewed a single one of the winning films. In fact, it wasn’t clear that I’d seen a single one of the nominees. In any category.
No. Wait. There’s one – “Inside Out,” a Disney cartoon viewed by yours truly alongside a gaggle of little Gringos. Alas, my memory of the film is strangely vague. Perhaps I briefly nodded off...
In my searching, however, I find this touching photo of Leonardo DiCaprio from his award-winning role in “The Revenant.”
I understand the production of the film was quite grueling, as can be seen here in DiCaprio’s fatigued expression. I’m a little disappointed in the period costumes, however. Apparently, they don’t stand up well to close examination.
Reluctantly, I moved on to what I hoped would be greener pastures…
Next, your favorite Mad Gringo contemplated the weather. It’s been a changin’ here in Fremoahu. Snow is receding. There is actual liquid now on the local skating ponds. The big thaw seems like it might finally be upon us.
Then I recognized the dullness of such a subject. And how unfair it might be to Gringos in Alaska to discuss the “S” word. After all, they could still be locked in the icy grip of winter. Plus, I think I’ve completely worn the “cold hatred” subject down to a nubbin.
There was very brief consideration given to politics and tomorrow’s upcoming Super Tuesday primaries. Fortunately, I was quickly able to extricate myself from that hot mess, shedding only tears and no blood.
This led to despair. I had no topic for today’s blog post. Nothing poignant to say. Not a tidbit of information with which to titillate my gentle readers.
And then it hit me. Today’s blog post would be Seinfeld-esque. Its subject? Nothing!
I mean, if Jerry can write a nine season series about nothing, certainly I can similarly pen one short blog post (liberally lengthened by silly pictures, of course.)
And when I looked back at my computer, it was already finished!