by J. Tortorici
DJT: These Arabs know how to party! Huh!? This is a monarchy as it should be. And they know how to treat a guest. F**kin’ gold everywhere, and a necklace! No way!
Saudi King Salman (SKS): Infidel! You are easy.
DJT: …and swords! Heavy! Nice…oh shit. Dance? No, don’t do this…
SKS: Not like the smart-aleck Obama. What a pain he was. As for the Slavic barbarian, Putin, bah! This is how kings do it, bitch.
DJT: The Brit’s are such tight-asses about royalty. Although there are some hot English women…Racheal Hunter! Remember her in “Jesse’s Mom?”
SKS: Just the beginning. We will show him true wealth. Russians…goatherds! Walk him through the palace and bring the bling. Bring him young Fatima for the “Babylonian Onsey-Twosy.” This is easy.
DJT: On to the Pope. Another tough guy. He’ll probably come after me…they all do. I fixed his ass though. Callista Gingrich! Bwahahahaha!
SKS: Grinning baboon. Stick to the script and you will be rewarded.
DJT: I have to rethink this culture. Their system with women is centuries old and it seems to work for them.
SKS: Now, to purchase some military assets in our favor. He seems dazzled by the swords.
DJT: Couldn’t live here. Too effing hot. But this palace, wow! The Mar’ is due for an upgrade.
SKS: The preening unbeliever only now begins to understand the world he is in.
DJT: I’m keeping the necklace.
Greetings, and welcome to the May edition of Central Standard Time. This issue characterizes all the diversity and insights one could hope for. We want to tickle your humor and intellect at the same time. As always, we get the conversation started and let you take it from there. This issues line-up of articles and essays is ready for a cup of your favorite coffee.
Our favorite baseball guy, Tom DeMichael, finally gives up his age. For all of us elder pretenders to the baseball diamond, Tom hits it out of the park with “The Game…In Another Way.”
We are so pleased to see John Zielinski return to the blog with his salient insights to the modern world. John examines the coming tech’ revolution in “It’s All Part of the Job.” Buff-up your resume’.
Steve Buschbacher talks Blues history and the recent loss of giants in our uniquely Chicagoan style in his essay “On Those Who Preceeded Us…”
From the Publisher’s Desk, we have a bleated birthday celebration for Edward “Duke” Ellington, born April 29, 1899. He remains one of the world’s greatest composers and innovators. Profiled in a re-print of an article from January 2015 (The Chicago Progressive) “Happy Birthday Duke…”
Current events in our troubled world take the stage in an opinion piece examining the harsh realities of political posturing, “A War of Errors.”
Grab a seat at the table. We are here to talk and entertain each other with thoughts and opinions.