Posted on May 23, 2011 by The Bay Area Brit
This is the first time I have ever written a suicide note…….well….not counting that one time after I strangled that homeless guy and dumped his body in the lake after I accidentally gave him $20 thinking it was a dollar and he wouldn’t give it back. I didn’t know his name and so I just kind of scrawled a squiggle as his signature at the end of his sad “woe is me” note. I guess bringing that up right now isn’t going to help my cause to get into your Heaven Compound or whatever you’re calling it these days.
So the word is that the world is ending. Fortunately, by the time you read this I will probably be laying on a cold slab in the morgue and not suffering the ordeal of this “end of the world as we know it” business. I mean seriously, who wants that mallarchy?
So when I got the word that The Rapture was coming to my neighborhood, I decided I was going to slash my wrists in the bathtub…which, as you know, is where I get most of my ideas.
Anyhoo, I know that suicide is frowned upon, but the way i figure it, you’re going to be so busy judging the sinners and whatnot I’d make it easy for you.
I am a sinner, God. I’m sorry that I have sinned so much and with such frequency, but here’s my excuse: You made me in your image and you’ve been really hush-hush these last 2,000 years about what is acceptable and what’s not. No offense, but The Bible is an antiquated business model for good behavior and it’s so very long and so mindnumbingly boring, and soooooo incredibly preachy.
My excuse for all my misdeeds is based entirely on the premise that if you created me, you must have known what you were doing and allowed me to do the stuff I did because I’ve been told from like Day 1 that you were omnipotent and omnipresent: you know like “all knowing” and “all-seeing” and I’m assuming “all-hearing” although that’s not ever mentioned….your ears must be huge BTW.
So yeah, when I did that one thing with those two flight attendants in the garden of the Icelandic Embassy in Kensington Gardens, I figured that since you didn’t strike me down with a lightning bolt, we were cool. Although I did get food poisoning the following week from eating a can of clam chowder that had been sitting on a shelf at my corner store since the week that Kennedy was assassinated. But I can’t blame you for that though….or wait….why can’t I blame you for that? And why can’t I blame you for the Kennedy assassination? I mean if people give you credit for creating the beautiful stuff like the trees and the birds and flowers and that one really hot chick that I love on the Internet, then you must also take the blame for expired chowder and earthquakes and Hitler.
I mean that’s only fair. And who was it that first said “The Lord works in mysterious ways.” Because thats a huge cop out. You know what? I don’t think I’m going to kill myself after all, because I want to wait and see what this Rapture’s all about. Judgment Day? You’re damned right. I’ve got some judging of my own to do.
Well, anyway, there are some people expecting something funny from me before this Rapture comes and I’m assuming you’ve got a pretty decent sense of humor, so if you think of anything hilarious, like really actually ending the world…lemme know.
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Posted on May 1, 2011 by The Bay Area Brit
To My Dear Lovely Kate, or should I say, Duchess of Cambridge, as you are now known.
As I sat by my mailbox waiting for my velvet cloaked invitation to your wedding (an invitation that never came by the way.) I wondered how long it would be before your royal romance ended. I know what we had was fleeting: A drunken kiss and fun clumsy grope on your sofa while we watched the Queen Mother’s funeral on the telly. But I’ll never forget those words of love you whispered in my ear: “Nibble my neck…Wait did you just drop your chewing gum in my hair, oh you did. You idiot.”
Your Prince is handsome I suppose, in spite of his premature balding and Stonehenge toothy smile. I know you think that he’s relatively normal by royal standards, probably, because only one half of his gene pool came from generations of inbreeding: Second cousins marrying third cousins, and whatnot. I’m not bitter. Just don’t try to tell me you and he will live a “normal life.”
Only common folk (like you and me) actually have life experiences in real situations: like having to pay the gas bill or changing a light bulb in a darkened room. Or like when I had to take you to the Emergency Room at St. Mary’s Hospital because after cutting out that piece of Wrigley’s I accidentally dropped it down your throat and you were coughing and choking trying to spit it out like it was a human hairball.
Real life is not having employees with job titles such as “Royal Fly Swatter,” “Corgi Wrangler,” “Prince Phillip’s Jacket Pocket Lint Remover,” “Third Floor Kitchen Ice Cube Tray Filler,” and “Buckingham Palace East Wing Pillow Fluffer.”
Also just a heads up what you’re getting into: Charles and Diana broke up when “Big Ears” fell in love with the spawn of one of the witches from Macbeth and a Budweiser Clydesdale horse. Seriously have you seen the face on this woman she’s like your stepmother now. Wicked!
When Drag Goes Wrong: Next Jerry Springer
Prince Andrew leapt from the Sarah Ferguson ginger love train when his “Duchess of Pork” got her freckled boobies snapped by some (now) millionaire photographer in St. Tropez while carousing with a self-titled playboy. Fergie found out that Prince Randy Andy had been shagging some Glaswegian scullery maid in the pantry every Wednesday night during the closing credits of Eastenders, and had enough.
Since MI5 had Princess Diana murdered in that tunnel in Paris—for fear that she and Dodi would breed a small militia of Arab babies that would take down the British monarchy from within—she wasn’t there to see her oldest sapling prepare for a life of dipping his imperial sword into a commoner’s scabbard. Sorry, my lovely Kate, but that’s what you are to these people: a common scabbard.
Now that said, at least when your marriage is given its last rites “Wills” probably won’t have your head cut off. Don’t think I’m being funny, it’s in their blue blood. One day you forget to remind a minimum wage maid to vacuum the moldy 14th Century carpet and the next day you’re wondering why your oxygen supply has been cut off: Oh that’s right your head and neck aren’t connected anymore.
So, once the honeymoon is over, prepare for the most miserable of lives; your every waking moment documented by a team of Lifetime movie channel TV writers and producers, lurking in trees and bushes hoping for those golden lines that will end up in the 30-second trailer of your life.
“Oh, Wills, you knew there had been other men before you, didn’t you? I just loved that he liked Juicy Fruit chewing gum too. We had so much in common.”
“Yes, Kate, the operative word: Common!”
Enjoy being told “your place” by your new “family” and being made fun of for being an outsider within the Palace walls. Oh, and don’t forget the continual hounding by the paparazzi. I’m sorry to burst your Union Jack Royal Wedding Commemorative helium-filled balloon, my dear Kate, but I give it five years tops.
My Sentiments Entirely, Expressive Little Royal
Oh, and I want that piece of chewing gum back if you still have it. No one believes me that we almost did it, and I’m assuming some of your DNA from your hair is still in the gum so I can prove it.
Don’t Ever Forget me, My Lovely Kate
The Bay Area Brit
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