The melodic, seemingly happy chirping of birds in the morning is not an expression of joy, but a territorial warning to other birds.
The beautiful, crisp Autumn leaves swaying lazily to the ground, are dead.
Our pet dogs hate us, and are just waiting for the right moment.
Our cats hold us in contempt, but at least don’t pretend otherwise.
The bright, glorious sun is steadily burning out.
Since the dawn of humanity, somewhere, at every minute, war is being waged.
The glass is half empty, with a hole in the bottom.
When life brings you lemons, pucker.
Optimism is reflective of a slave mentality i.e. I was tied to the whipping post for an hour and got fifty lashes, but it could have been two hours and a hundred lashes; Hallelujah!
People who believe lethal injections are humane are too stupid to recognize oxymorons and should be drawn and quartered, in the nicest possible way, of course.
The Founding Fathers were slave owning oligarchs who plagiarized The Declaration Of Independence.
Most accidental shooting deaths are in fact premeditated murders.
The Bubonic Plague of the 14th century wiped out half of Europe, and the surviving other half was ecstatic.
Climate change is real and the deniers will eventually burst in flame and not be included in The Rapture.
Most suicides by hanging are in fact auto-erotic strangulations gone awry, but the decedent’s family is too humiliated to admit it.
Purgatory in fact lasts longer than Hell, and is even hotter.
Surgeons frequently and summarily amputate the wrong limb with impunity, and exhibit neither shame nor remorse.
Diamonds are not a girl’s best friend and are plucked out of mines by slaves who are worked to death.
A kiss on the hand is not quite continental.
Everything Qanon says is true; as a registered Democrat, I can attest that baby is quite good, when prepared properly.
To top everything off, I was just inexplicably fired from my job answering phone calls at a suicide prevention hotline.
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This Ron Terranova piece is very funny and full of sobering truths,about the present day zeitgeist in the world! 🌎 🤔 😁
Thank you, Nick. Your praise is always appreciated.
Ron. Frighteningly true. Frightening times.
Thanks for your feedback, Noreen. Although on some of my observations my tongue was firmly embedded in my cheek, some of the others were dead serious. But please don’t stop enjoying the chirping of birds- the ornithologists are not infallible!
Mostly too true to be just for fun, but written in the no-weeping style you do so well.
Thank you Larry. At least I hope the ornithologists are wrong.