Exercises

Exercises

by Ursula K. Le Guin

The man in Georgia who posted a lot of blogs pretending to be a Syrian lesbian involved in the anti-government protests in Syria and the congressman in New York who posted a lot of pictures of his crotch to women around the country ought to get together. The Georgian has explained his impersonation blogs as being “a writing exercise.” What he can do now is dress up as a Syrian woman, with veiled face of course, and go oooh! ooooh! at the congressman’s crotch. Then he can write a blog about it as a writing exercise. The congressman can parade his crotch, both veiled and unveiled, to the admiring Georgian. Then he can lie and say he didn’t. Then he can explain to his wife and constituents that he did it as a prevarication exercise.

Then perhaps they can both go somewhere a long, long way away, where I will never have to hear or read about them again.

I am trying to think where. Maybe Las Vegas. Maybe they could be a night-club act in Las Vegas. With Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin will lecture on the History of the Colonial Period and flash her glasses and shout Gotcha! while explaining how she gets healthy exercise while controlling predators by shooting wolves from a helicopter. Meanwhile the veiled Georgian blogger will perform the hootchy-kootchy and the unveiled New York congressman will perform the crotchy-crotchy.

They can call it the Cirque Sans Honte. The news media will eat it up.

— UKL

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Ursula K. Le Guin is a founding member of Book View Café.

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Exercises — 5 Comments

  1. I love you wit.

    Those three deserve each other … but does Las Vegas? I’m thinking more … erm … Death valley, in the summertine.

  2. Oh my god, that is the funniest take down of these pricks I’ve read yet! Thank you, thank you!

  3. Dear Mrs. Le Guin,

    Please take over a major news outlet so I can read more articles like this and less articles about the 3 deplorable people of whom you spoke.

    sincerely,
    a concerned American woman