"Sure, understanding today's complex world of the future is a little like having bees live in your head. But, there they are." -- The Honorable Chester Cadaver, "I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus," Firesign Theatre, 1970.
I had the unrestrained joy this morning of having a letter to the ATF read to me over the phone regarding a major faux pas in recent regulations. It is a mistake on their part that is at once so small and so huge that the mere receipt of this letter will cause them to think like Chester Cadaver (pronounced Ka-duh-VER) that they have bees living in their heads, or worse, that Khan's mind control slug has crawled into their ears.
I can only marvel at the brilliance of operational art of the man who wrote this letter, which is, at this very moment being faxed to the agency.
I mention this now only so my readers will have a reference point when this deviously simple question begins to make headlines. It is so you can say, "Yeah, I remember that."
Those of you familiar with Bozos by Firesign will know how the President reacted to Clem's subversive question: "Why does the porridge bird lay his eggs in the air?"
For those of you unfamiliar with the classics, the answer was exemplified by Pico (or was it Alvardo?) and his plaintive cry: "Hey, man, I tink he broke da Prezident!"