07/15/16

Frank Zappa For President! … Or Vice!

The Great Presidential Puzzle, Republican Candidates,1880, illus James Albert Wales, Library of Congress.

The Great Presidential Puzzle, Republican Candidates,1880, illus James Albert Wales, Library of Congress.

I once met a physicist from Oxford. (That’s it for his limerick unless something rhymes with “overbearing.”) He was a nuclear physicist at that, and hopefully better at managing neutrons than women. I can recall only one amusing exchange with him aside from dodging his radioactive advances – a conversation about the American presidential elections. Since the alleged leader of the free world influences global matters so significantly, he surmised, why shouldn’t the entire world be allowed to vote in the election? Read more . . .