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⚑ January 16, 2014

A Most Obscene Drawing πŸ˜„

A signature smiley-face on a document.

A signature smiley-face on a document.

Let the healing begin. In order to truly qualify for your hard-won Shmoo credentials, which allow you to weeble-wobble but never fall down, you must first know about the marvelous characters in the old Al Capp cartoons.

The Shmoo in action, back in the day.

The Shmoo in action, back in the day.
Some Shmoo trading cards.

They are bred to make you smile. Smiling is supposed to make you feel better. Even if you feel lousy, go ahead and try it: smile anyway, or at least lift up the corners of your mouth. Shmoon are distant cousins of the hard-working, hard-playing Minion, so it’s all good. And I’ve met, in person, the ladies who played Al Capp’s Stupefying’ Jones, both onstage and in the movies. And both of them were total knockouts as aging women.

I have been in both of their bathrooms in the past. They had bathrooms big enough to exercise in, with windows and tubs open to the scenery. Both ladies are still probably very fit. Hard working. Very springy steps as they stalk their seventies. Fierceness doesn’t fade. Not with age, not with disappointment, not with setbacks, and not with trouble.


Life is a whetstone; there's no need to be dull.

Two curvy goddesses. Julie Newmar and Tina Louise both played the role of Stupefyin' Jones in Lil' Abner on Broadway.

Two curvy goddesses. Julie Newmar and Tina Louise both played the role of Stupefyin' Jones in Lil' Abner on Broadway.

But to get back to that obscene reference, far above at the top of this journal entry. That drawing was on a page of data and scribbled on something perhaps as small as a Post-it. If you zoom in a bit you will see the adorable smiley-face that points to a certain part of the drawing. See it? It even has a little nose.

A little smiley left by a worker in the Dark Arts.

A little smiley left by a worker in the Dark Arts.

Well, here’s the more technical and accurate rundown about what you’re actually looking at, but in a nutshell: the guys who are interested in listening to whomever or whatever they want are bragging about doing exactly that. This was a slide released by the Snowden avalanche. It’s just a tiny reminder of the contempt they feel toward you and your vaunted privacy. πŸ˜„ πŸ”