Last week, we introduced the "Wile E. Coyote Anvil of Reason Award," given to that person in the news who most needs a dose of brutal cartoonish enlightenment.
This week, we have several worthy nominees. They are:
• French Prime Minister
• Jim Harrison, deceased. Nominated for using his parting message on earth -- his obituary -- not to leave a touching message to his family or friends, but to solicit anti-Obama funds. Lacking perspective while alive? Tacky. Lacking perspective from beyond the grave? Sorely in need of an after-life infusion of brutal cartoonish enlightenment.
Those are the nominees. So who's the big winner? Who most desperately needs to be struck from the sky by a reason-infused cartoon anvil?
I'm going with the Nobel Peace Prize committee. Talk about looking silly. How about next time, before giving an award, you guys, I don't know, wait just a little bit and make a decision based on (what's the word?) facts?
Enjoy being struck over the head with a heavy dosage of reason, you Norwegian fellas. You earned it.