Rants and reactions to contemporary politics, art and culture.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Was Donald Trump Right About Goosing?
photograph of Canadian goose by Marco Verch
Hi, there! Do you have a minute?Let’s try a little experiment. Donald Trump
in the recently released 2005 tape proposes a biologic theory, which used to go
under the name of goosing. Take a moment and goose the gal or guy sitting next to
you. If Mr. Trump is right they will suddenly become stimulated and
if Trump is right about this controversial statement which has gotten him into
hot water, then he’s more likely than not right about all the other things he
says whether they pertain to trade, terrorism or taxes. Indeed Galileo got
into deep shit for suggesting that the earth was not the center of the
universe.On the other hand if the
results of your experiment prove that Mr. Trump was not correct about the
salutary effects of goosing, then you should vote for Hillary Clinton.
Francis Levy's debut novel, Erotomania: A Romance, was released in August 2008 by Two Dollar Radio.
His short stories, criticism, humor, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The East Hampton Star, The Quarterly, Penthouse, Architectural Digest, TV Guide, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and other publications. One of his Voice humor pieces was anthologized in The Big Book of New American Humor (HarperCollins). He is presently the Co-Director of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination (philoctetes.org), where he supervises roundtable discussions on topics as varied as “The Psychology of the Modern Nation State” and “Modern Traffic Theory, Behavior, and Imagination”.