Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Confused and delighted by Washington

Not to harp on about it, but there is a topless George Washington statue and Tim Burton couldn't even get Marky Mark to get his top off once in Planet of the Apes. WTF!? But hang on, I'm not sure what is more WTF? Because, um, I'm not sure if I'm the only person that thinks this is weird, but why is there a statue of George Washington wearing nothing but a sheet? Dude, that is some messed up shit! A SHEET! He has his wig on. You know, he was obviously in the process of getting dressed, and then he and his publicist and the sculptor all decided that it was a good idea to just stop right there and start sculpting. Mate, I am having a hard time dealing with this. How you gonna respect a dude in a sheet? I hope Obama's publicist hasn't seen this. And why is G.Wash so ripped anyway? I mean, dude is really ripped. Mmmmm. Ripped.

Your trip to WDC is pretty much blowing my mind actually. First topless, ripped George Washington! Then pink fairy armadillos! I am so glad I clicked your wiki link. 9-11cm!!!! That is so freaking cute. I feel like until I see one of those cuties in real life I won't be happy. Which is annoying, because after I saw Bob Dylan a couple of weeks ago I really thought to myself, 'I feel great, now I've seen all I need to see.'

And then the pink fairy armadillo comes along and throws everything out. I guess it was bound to happen.

What was best for me though was to see that even though you are holidaying with your mum, that time between siteseeing and dinner is still being spent with beer and a salty snack in a bag. I love that about holidays. Especially the choosing of the salty bag snack. I hope those spicy babies were delicious. But it just brings home what a weird place Washington is, because, um, 'red hot' isn't a flavour.


  1. Hi. Sometimes I read you guys and I'm tempted to pipe up. I hope you don't mind, but I guess that's the point of a blog, right? Anyway, I just wanted to say that what I love about the USA is that culturally they have the progressive attitude, the BALLZ even, to say, "Red hot isn't a flavor*? It is now!"

    If I was an American marketeer I would invent a new tea flavour called "Kind of Blue". It would actually tasted exactly like rooibos tea, which often makes me feel "kind of blue". In a bittersweet, melancholic kind of way. It's nice. I guess the problem is that drinking tea and feeling "kind of blue" is something one does in Melbourne. Maybe it's discouraged over there.

  2. We love comments! I know what you mean about rooibos. I feel that way about tea generally. Especially in a pot. It's like listening to the Carpenters.

  3. I agree that we love comments and that rooibos tea makes a person feel a lot of feelings. I would like to drink kind of blue sometimes.

  4. *did you notice my American accent when I wrote that?

  5. No. Probably too high from getting a comment. DUMKOPF!