We’re staggering a bit, because we’re even more short-handed than usual as well as from lack of sleep, and we’re banking on Mister Breville and David Bowie to give us the jump-start we need.
If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about the predicted heat wave you may want to stay under that rock a bit longer as temperatures – and the related human insanities that seem to come with it – are expected to soar this week.
As it is we appear to be locked in a Fever Dream of mass car thefts, bass-banging Bad Boys and Girls, Machete Men, and hard-charging Dodge Challengers which seem to be flitting at will around the county until we realized there’s more than one. Coupled with all that you have to throw in Flash Messages and inquiries from a – how can we say this? – edgy public convinced they’re seeing mob rubouts, kidnappings and stickups on every corner.
Throw in some COVID, car-to-car jousting, water bottle barrages, Express Lane Blockading and Bio Bombing – all whirring around in an echo chamber Cuisinart turning routine shoplifting incidents into robberies, residential burglaries into Home Invasions and Social Media forums fanning schoolyard transgressions into full-blown Asphalt Jungles and it’s little wonder suburbanites are trembling in their recently re-modeled home bunkers.
Us? Well, we’re just trying to figure out what it all means, Binkie, as we appear to be living in a New Age of organized criminality and willful drug-taking with a component of lethality akin to a round of Russian Roulette.
We have to psych ourselves up to take a couple of Tylenol, so much of what’s going on can be hard to figure out, even though we’ve been around the track a few times and seen a few things in our time.
At present we’re dealing with a series of traffic-chocking crashes on one of our namesake highways, a pursuit, and reports of a couple of dudes waving guns around (believed to be AirSoft but oh, so dumb in this shoot-’em-up world).
What’s it all mean? We don’t know right now but we’re here to figure it out if we can…
Stay cool, people.