Pissin' in the WindThis issue I want to talk about plumbinglessness. I don't want to talk about individual plumbinglessness but since I can't spend an entire "column" talking about collective plumbinglessness, because I don't know that much about it, I will talk about something closely related to individual plumbinglessness. Namely, the subject of Mark Sidran having relieved himself inappropriately.
Now I don't really want to single Sidran out for this sort of discussion. I want to include prosecutors, and lawyers who have been prosecutors, like oh, I don't know, maybe Henry Hyde, Asa Hutchinson, or that Hamilton Ham-Burger creep that was always sneering at Perry Mason. But on my way to including them I'd like to make an example of Sidran, in obedience to the Silver Rule (Do Unto Others As They Do.)
Let's look at the record. Mark Sidran is a lawyer. Therefore he has a college degree. Therefore the facts indicate that Mark Sidran has been a college freshperson.
At this point, Mr. Sidran might, if he were honorable, immediately confess that he has relieved himself inappropriately.
Or, he might not. But I ask you, the reader, to use your common sense! Not only are talking here about a lawyer who has been a college freshman, but one who has a clear motivation to lie, until now, about having relieved himself inappropriately, because he prosecutes other people for doing so. But let me suppose that you are not ready yet to accept that Mr. Sidran relieved himself inappropriately during the time that he was a college freshman, in spite of the overwhelming proof based on circumstantial evidence, guilt by association, logical surmise, and that fact that over and over again I have been talking about Sidran relieving himself inappropriately. In that case, let me remind you that we do not have to establish any one instance of inappropriate relief on Sidran's part in order to prove our case. It is enough to convince you that he has committed this act on at least one occasion, without actually having to specify that occasion.
I'd like to continue this discussion until you have all agreed with me in order to make me stop, but my space is up. Therefore I simply will remind you, my reader, of your wisdom, and encourage you to look deeply into this matter as you have always done in the past. And having looked deeply, come to know, deep in your hearts, that Mr. Sidran has relieved himself inappropriately. So let's talk about collective plumbinglessness. The first thing that I learned about this when I started studying it last night is that at one time all of Peoplekind were plumbingless.
In fact, the word `plumbing' is Latin for `Lead-Pipes-R-Us', and there was no plumbing at all until the Dawn of the Lead Age, which in turn had to wait until about twelve hours after the Twilight of the Get the Lead Out Age. So there was a long time, before that, that people had to relieve themselves inappropriately, for eons.
Even after there was plumbing it might have been better if there weren't. Science now knows that the widespread use of lead pipes causes guys to wear dresses, have sex with their sisters, sleep with horses, and , eventually, to allow their cities to be overrun by Swedes, Norwegians, Finns, and Canadians. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
In fact Swedes and Norwegians did overrun the main city of the Latins whom I mentioned above, but unlike certain patronymic precursors of Henry Hyde, who had previously overrun it, they stayed (and he has had the gaul to complain about that?)
Well, anyway, one thing lead to another (Get it? Ha, ha: `lead to'!) and pretty soon no-one trusted plumbing anymore. So even though there was still plenty of lead to go around, everybody went back to doing it in the river for about a thousand years.
Why did they stop? Was it because some prosecutor stepped in and said, look here, these Dark Ages must end or you are all going to jail!? Or was it because people started to get the idea that plumbing was a good public investment after all?
Yes, it was. And there are still other good public investments that may yet be made.
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