“Mary Elizabeth, kill it before it multiplies.” :-)

My words to others on Jay Bookman’s blog, March 18, 2017, in loving memory of my father.

Mary Elizabeth: “Here is a priceless comment from a fellow that caught my eye out of the over 1000 comments on Facebook about the Merkel/Trump press conference yesterday:

‘I wish this guy would just drop dead!’

He said it better than all the rest, imho. ;-)”

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Another poster to Mary Elizabeth: “Bad Karma.”

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Mary Elizabeth: “My post, above, was supposed to be for humor, not to be taken so literally, just an expression of frustration on the part of America’s citizens as to having a president such as Trump.

Here is a parallel remark that my father used to make to me on occasion when my thinking went too far awry, that will hopefully communicate my intent better in sharing that American citizen’s words. That poster is not my personal FB friend, btw. That press conference clip of Trump was shared on FB and thousands of Americans responded to it. It was not on my FB page.

Dad: ‘Mary Elizabeth, kill it before it multiplies.'”

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Another poster to Mary Elizabeth: “Serenity Prayer.”

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Mary Elizabeth: “Interesting that you said that. I have hanging above this computer in my study the very Serenity Prayer that my father gave to me before he died, engraved in wood with gold-plated hands pressed together in prayer above the verse, itself. And, beside it is the crocheted Serenity Prayer in a glassed mahogany frame and matted to perfection with a lifelike vine with blossoms around the verse that was given to me by one of my favorite cousins, taken from his guest bedroom when I had spent the night with him, in memory of my father’s previous Serenity Prayer gift to me.”

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2 Responses to “Mary Elizabeth, kill it before it multiplies.” :-)

  1. dbm1fromjaybookmansblog says:

    The ideal state to achieve would be serenity about Trump being President and courage about speaking out to try to limit the damage and help the future.
    Some people need to understand hyperbole better.

  2. Thanks for your thoughts, dbm1. Btw, I have noticed over the years that a lot of my particular humor is based on hyperbole. That’s also why I sometimes enjoy farce and slapstick in physical comedy.

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