Where Have All The Nice Things Gone?

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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Powerline runs an occasional column “The Week in Pictures.” A while back, they started to end each column with a photo of a beautiful woman holding a gun and wearing very little. Come on, relax, it’s innocent fun. Then some female reader complained – there should be photos of hunky men holding guns, for fairness. That was added and the women holding guns got more clothes. Not as much fun. This week, a female reader complains in the comments that the hunk isn’t hunky enough and the girls are still too hot.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Joe Doakes

On this, I have no comment.

SCENE: Mitch BERG is salting his sidewalk. Absorbed in achieving a proper dispersion pattern, he doesn’t notice Avery LIBRELLE, walking up behind.


BERG: (Turns, mild suprrise followed by disappoinment). Oh, hey, Avery.

LIBRELLE: Gun owners are stupid.

BERG” Naturally. Why this time?

LIBRELLE: They think someone is coming (BERG reaches into his inside coat pocket) for their (BERG hands a trifolded piece of paper to LIBRELLE) guns….

LIBRELLE starts reading LInda Slocum’s House File 1322, which calls for sweeping confiscations of guns and the systematic extermination of the right of privacy. As LIBRELLE falls silent, LIBRELLE’s jaw keeps slowly flapping, like a beached fish, bill in hand.

BERG: Careful when you start walking agian. Neighbor’s sidewalk’s pretty icy.

BERG goes inside, hauling shovel and remaining salt. LIBRELLE stands, ,jaw flapping impotently, as camera fades to black.