Kickass and sleeping fish
Kickass, the doorstop dog, does his best to keep the keeper relevant, but it is a difficult and thankless task. Take his—the keeper’s recent suggestion for politicians to use an old newspaper column space-filler technique from back in the days of linotype machines. One such filler was, “Fish sleep with their eyes open.” In fact it was overused at one newspaper to the point that an infuriated editor said if he ever saw it in the newspaper again, heads would roll. The keeper, however, after listening to recent blather from those who occupy positions of leadership would much prefer that instead of uttering narcissistic nonsense, the self-centered gerrymandered idiots now in place simply say, “Fish sleep with their eyes open.” That would at least give the citizenry something sensible to think about.