Fifty ways

Volume 5, Issue 2; 19 Jan 2021

I am reminded of a quote from a film.

In 1981’s Body Heat, Teddy says to Ned:

I got a serious question for you: What the fuck are you doing? This is not shit for you to be messin' with. Are you ready to hear something? I want you to see if this sounds familiar: any time you try a decent crime, you got fifty ways you're gonna fuck up. If you think of twenty-five of them, then you're a genius…and you ain't no genius.

I am reminded of this quote every time I see a headline that announces the capture of another one of the seditious bastards who stormed the Capitol. If they, their organizers, and their financiers, spend the rest of their days in prison: good.

On this, the penultimate day of four grueling and ignominious years, I am quietly relieved that they were nearly all stupid and staggeringly incompetent.

One of them (I don’t remember which one and I don’t care) was described recently as being as “dumb as a box of hammers”. Someone else immediately quipped that the box of hammers was suing for defamation.

I’m with the hammers.

Starting tomorrow, shortly after noon eastern standard time, the only things I ever want to hear again about 45 and his co-conspirators, enablers, and supporters, are brief synopses of the developments in their ongoing criminal trials.