Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," brought to you from the Great Blue Northeast since 2005! We've got millionaire neighbors here now, but that only makes it more likely that we will flaunt our radical left-wing agenda. And possibly eat the rich.
I don't know if you've kept up with the alt-right and their symbol appropriation. Long story short, this cute little frog has become the alt-right's mascot.
Poor little guy! My heart bleeds for him. (What else would you expect from a bleeding heart liberal?)
It seemed only a matter of time before the radical left responded in kind. An eye for an eye, and all that nonsense.
Last year, the Philadelphia Flyers unveiled a new hockey mascot who is so magnificently hideous that he practically melts steel. His name is Gritty.
As luck would have it, the very week the Flyers unveiled Gritty, Donald Trump visited Philadelphia for a fundraiser. Protesters gathered, and more than a few signs featured Gritty, telling Trump to get out of the city.
Don't ask me why the Flyers promotional team didn't match up the rhyme ... but they didn't.
Gritty caught on immediately as a foil to the alt-right's frog. From local origins he has branched out in all his tangerine glory. Even the New York Times made a snooty note of it. Now you can't go to a protest of any sort without seeing Gritty on signs or decals.
Don't mess with Philadelphia when it comes to being bad-ass.
The first time I laid eyes on Gritty, I thought he was what one might see if one watched Sesame Street while licking a cane toad or swallowing questionable mushrooms. But wow, did I warm to him quickly when he stepped into the political arena!
The title of this post, "Destroyer of Worlds," comes from the t-shirt my daughter The Fair gave me for Christmas.
All I have to say is, if Gritty can destroy the world our nation is descending into -- where we're held hostage by a lunatic narcissist and his venal flunkies -- then you go, Bearded Wild Thing! Have at them!
PS - He came to the Mummers Parade. Imagine that!
Yes, that's me hugging him. He was in my unit.