Sunday, April 29, 2007

Standing By His Man : The Story of Dubya and Gonzo

Dubya and Gonzo were breaking camp under a blazing Texas sunrise, preparing for another long day of clearing brush. Peeking out at Dubya from under lowered lashes Gonzo quietly asked,"You still angry?"

Dubya strolled over to Gonzo gently cuffing him on the chin."You know I can't stay mad at you for long. There aren't very many who truly understand me the way that you do. Not even Laura."

Reassured for the moment, Gonzo began to pack the bedroll with the rest of his gear. Turning slightly away as he strapped his supplies to his pony, Gonzo inquired hesitatingly,"But what are you going to do if they keep pushing for you to fire me?"

Dubya threw an arm around Gonzo, "Don't you worry 'bout that", he drawled. "You know I can't quit you!"

The men quickly finished their packing, eager to get on with the day's work. They swung on to their mounts, Dubya's a golden palomino and Gonzo's a sprightly paint, and began the long ride to the next area of brush to be cleared. Lulled by the gentle swaying beneath him, Gonzo asked,"But what if HE wants me to go?"

Just then Cowboy Karl appeared on the horizon astride his faithful mule, Sugarplum. Dubya began to smile,"Don't you fret Gonzo, you're doing a heckuva job!" He gazed fondly at Karl as he continued his approach. "You know Gonzo, like him or not, you've gotta admit, Karl's got one mighty fine ass."

Special thanks to Lucy for working a bit of Photo-shop magic in the creation of the graphic for this post!



Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Ethel, that is great, "lulled by the gentle swaying beneath him," and Lucy's photoshop is over the top!!! Hah!

Deb said...

That is priceless....I'm going to link to it on my blog - I know my friends there would love it.

Great job.

Deb said...

(in thinking back, it seems that "priceless" is my word of the week!...I used it last comment too.)

Flimsy Sanity said...

Perfect. Only way to make it perfect plus is to work Cheney into the saga.

Jamie said...

Such a heartfelt and deeply sincere story. May they always be together in another world far, far away,,,,,,SOON

Ron West said...

GREAT photoshop effort! BrokeGOPback Mountain it is.

TomCat said...

LOL!! One thing confuses me though. From the positioning Bush got to be the "top". Then why does Gonzo have such a big smile? ;-)

Gledwood said...

Doesn't Gonzo mean a man who acts in a porno while filming self and partner with same camera?? I got that word from the Guardian newspaper btw::

As for Thelma & Louise, I posted up my own mini review or response. No no it wasn't too girly at all.

Another chickflick I like is Nine to Five ...

The last film my parents saw together while they were still married...

(I.e. the last one ever!!)

Marva said...

Spitting my ice tea all over my keyboard. I should have realized from the picture, but I thought it was real.

two crows said...

**snortle! chork!**! that was TOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie said...


You really know how to torture someone. I went looking for The World to Come by Dara Horn and fell in love with the cover and the great reviews. It has now been added to my interminable list of "books that must be read".

Thank you for the suggestion.

Catmoves said...

This one needs to be linked to and I just did it. Thank you both for wonderful senses of humor.

Women on the Verge said...

*Blushing* Thanks for the compliments. I am an amateur photoshopper, but I love doing it... and Ethel really does have a way with words, doesn't she?


gledwood said...

o! did you do the image yourself??! i didn't even realize!!

it is really good btw

Women on the Verge said...


Thank you :-)


Thank for the link!! Your praise is priceless ;-)


I thought about it... I suppose Sugarplum could have had an uncanny resemblance to him....


May they all ride off into the sunset as soon as possible...

re: torture

Always willing to share!! :-)

ron west-

Lucy is a photoshop goddess!!!


If you don't know, I'm not telling!! ;-)


Very interesting definition of Gonzo... and oddly appropriate...


Oh dear... sorry you wasted good tea on your screen!!!

two crows-

Thank you *blushing*


Thank YOU for linking to it!! AND for giving us a forum to share our bizarre senses of humor instead of constantly inflicting them on our families...


Mando Mama said...

BWAAAAAAAAAAH! Oh dag, you ladies made my day.

Women on the Verge said...


Always happy to make your day ;-)