I just did a search of two names on Yahoo ! and Google :
Britney Spears ,who was "so yesterday" a year ago had 192,000,000 online "hits" on Yahoo ! and 2,980,000 on Google.
Hillary Clinton, who just might become the first woman to be elected President of the United States ,had only 147,000,000 on Yahoo !, and 1,930,000 on Google.
Astute readers will realize instantly this would have been a good place to insert one of the many unflattering photos of Hillary and/or one of the "R-rated" shots of Britney . Instead, I chose to take the high road, and post a shot of Mr. Meangenes - who, as it happened, was checking out my refrigerator for WMD .
(His inspection disclosed a bottle of Yuengling,which in a truly noble and sacrificial gesture,he tested for Bio-toxins by imbibing the contents, and
scrounging around extending his precautionary search for more. What a guy !! Click his picture and you'll see why .)
Naturally, I drew Meangene's attention to the tell-tale statistics.
Hey ! National elections are less than a year away, and every trend-no matter how tiny or insignificant-must be reviewed,analyzed,and interpreted by the Talking Gods of the Media.
For example: last week , Hillary Clinton gave a news conference in Waterloo,Iowa. At the end of the conference,as she was preparing to leave,an American flag,which had been placed too close to the stage curtain started to fall. Hillary and her aides caught it.
This "hot story" was picked up by ABC's "Action News",and broadcast-complete with falling flag clip-to millions of viewers : the producers (who sound suspiciously like Barack Obama fans) managing to suggest Hillary knocked the flag over.
Studio Exec: "Okay,what else happened at the news conference ?"
Producer: "Gee, I dunno. we concentrated on the important part."
Studio Exec: " Okay ! Good job !"
Oddly enough. Mr. Meangenes didn't seem interested in the Clinton vs Spears situation. When I asked him again, he shook his head, raised his index finger,wagged it warningly, and said : " B-R-A-A-A-A-A-A-AP !!"
When the windows stopped rattling , I rushed over to him. " Meangenes ! Are you okay ? Were there bio-toxins in the beer ?"
" Naw ! I just swallowed that one a bit too fast. Got any more you want tested ?"
That's Meangenes for you: short on nuances;long on thirst !
I looked for one of Britney, but most of them were "Not Safe For Work".