Just got a dispatch from the Bands of America grand championships currently under way in Indianapolis. Apparently it featured one Minnesota high school performing a JFK assassination show. Complete with “grassy knoll prop” and the color guard spinning their rifles as Kennedy is shot. If that sounds tacky, consider this: my source says two years ago, he saw a 9/11 marching band show at the same event.
So, this is how high school marching bands are trying to stay edgy these days? No wonder a blowhard football coach kicked one off the field.
So in other news, I got my new laptop yesterday. Still figuring out the bells and whistles. For example, in the middle of typing this I accidentally logged out of my computer system. I have no idea how the hell I did that. And WordPress has unleashed a fresh hell in my life. I can’t scroll down to check off categories anymore, I have no idea why. So now everything is going to be labeled “Housekeeping,” which is the default, because I can’t scroll down to the rest of the categories.
Sigh. Just shoot me now.