Why We Say Such Silly Things.

Understanding our mumble gumble and why dogs don’t stare at eclipses.

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Silliness seems to come from the top, but like anything that flows downwards, eventually it pools. We end up with lakes of silliness.

Trump also didn’t do himself any favours by making it sound like America was going on a turkey shoot. General Kelly kept staring at the floor. Former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon couldn’t stop giggling.

She took one more crack at it, pointing to Buenos Aires. “I still think it’s the wrong map,” she said.

This, of course, brought anecdotal evidence to the contrary. Three people responded, saying their dogs were practically blinded by the last eclipse. “That was in 1991,” the reader shot back. “Your dog’s just bloody old.”

“While you can erect a Spacemaker fence yourself,” it said, “you’ll find a helping hand makes erection easier.”

Sometimes we can’t giggle, though. Senator Chappelle-Nadal, for instance, didn’t get any laughs when she hoped Trump would be assassinated. “He says outrageous things,” she said, which is true. Certainly presidents have been shot for less. Besides, as she pointed out, it was just a suggestion.

“I’ve got a great idea for a fantasy novel about a warlord turned wizard turned reincarnated punk rocker. Anyone want to write this for me?”

A lot of people laughed at that. Even the vice president thought it was pretty funny. He wasn’t kidding, though. Right after we left, he was on the phone to another agency, probably with the same idea.

He’s used “incredible” to describe every silly thing he’s ever done, including not shaking Angela Merkel’s hand.

I’m sure she has a wonderful family, and who doesn’t love a spanking new car? But it hardly changes the sectarian violence in Syria or ISIS blowing up people in Barcelona or over half the world’s glaciers tumbling into the sea.

Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance, ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world, That ain’t been there before.

Robert Cormack is a novelist, children’s author and blogger. His first novel “You Can Lead a Horse to Water (But You Can’t Make It Scuba Dive)” is available online and at most major bookstores. Check out Yucca Publishing or Skyhorse Press for more details.



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Robert Cormack

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.