Thursday, November 24, 2016

Addams Family Values, Thanksgiving



What we have here is a metaphor. 

A metaphor that stands for our present election. The narrative is set. Established. Written down and well practiced. And along comes an outlier, a horrid creature that simply does not fit, an individual with their deplorable cadre all seriously disregarded and they tear into your set scene from oblique angles and burn down your Thanksgiving of yourself to yourself. 

And the resulting show is a lot better than the one that was planned and so thoroughly intricately  coordinated.

12 comments:

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Metaphor...is that sort of like Karma?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I think it's a standard comedic trope (if that's the right word) that a social event is planned and expected to be a certain way and then someone shows up and the audience gets to watch it all come undone and see how the status quo/order-preferring characters deal with the new uncertainty of the situation.

The Three Stooges at the music recital. Rodney Dangerfield at the country club. Frank Drebin at the fete for the Queen. And so on.

Is the point of this blog post that Donald Trump is a clown?

He'll be President of the United States.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

In all fairness, it's not just comedy. Paris got the golden apple rolling, so to speak, when he voted in favor of the goddess of good humpin' over the goddess of settling down and the goddess of well-informed contentment.

Let's not forget that he took a bribe.

And maybe, just maybe, he was jonesing for a hellacious destruction, from the get go.

Sixty Grit said...

In addition to the abundance in my life, today I am thankful for rain. It rained this morning for the first time in a very long time and it is good.

Dust Bunny Queen said...
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Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ha!! I love that movie and love that Thanksgiving scene.

"Eat ME!" Perfect response to the uptight politically correct establishment.

"Eat ME!" Then the deplorable Chippewas rebel, take over and burn down the joint.

deborah said...

Brava! I don't know why a production company like Amazon or Netflix hasn't picked her up.

ricpic said...

GOBBLE GOBBLE y'all!

deborah said...

Happy Thanksgiving, turkey :)

Rabel said...

That particular Wednesday eventually developed into a major babe. I think the forehead reduction surgery helped.

Chip Ahoy said...

Rabel, Christina Ricci, interview here. There are a lot of other things about her on YouTube.

Rabel said...

Thanks, Chip. I'll add that one to her folder.