7/2/21 | 24 /52
Originally this week's essay was going to be about things I found bizarre, laughable and insane in the movie JFK but I didn't think most people would want to start their weekend reading several thousand words on Tommy Lee Jones white brillo pad hair or Joe Pesci's clown like painted on eyebrows. There is one thing I do feel compelled to share and it's the excuse delivered at a news conference by John Candy's Daddy-O, sweaty beatnik character. (I had completely forgotten that he was still alive when this movie was released. In my mind he died around 1987) His excuse, "I didn't talk to no one after the assassination. I was on drugs...in the hospital." can be used in almost any situation to get out of almost any lie. If further questions are raised, simply repeat, "I was on drugs....in the hospital." Hopefully you won't need to employ this diversion any time soon. Try your best to live purely and make the most of this beautiful day.