Situation Normal

The lead from an article in the online satire magazine The Onion: “According to late-breaking reports emerging from Damascus, Gaza, Baghdad and elsewhere across the region, the deadly, generations-long conflict in the Middle East was not resolved today….Additionally, 100 percent of accounts confirm that the situation is presently violent and unsettled.”

That, by the way, was from August 2013. A year ago. A truly timeless article.

It reminds me of when Chevy Chase said during each SNL newscast, “Francisco Franco is still dead.”

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