Monday, May 24, 2004

We're screwed

It's rare that I get email spam that I even read, let alone enjoy... but this one got me:

How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?
  1. one to deny that a lightbulb needs to be replaced
  2. one to attack and question the patriotism of anyone who has questions about the lightbulb,
  3. one to blame the previous administration for the need of a new lightbulb,
  4. one to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of lightbulbs,
  5. one to get together with Vice President Cheney and figure out how to pay Halliburton Industries one million dollars for a lightbulb,
  6. one to arrange a photo-op session showing Bush changing the lightbulb while dressed in a flight suit and wrapped in an American flag,
  7. and finally one to explain to Bush the difference between screwing a lightbulb and screwing the country.

I think that the purpose of this kind of humor is not just to make you laugh because it is funny, it is to make you laugh so the truth doesn't hurt as much. You can test that idea for yourself over at The Onion.