Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Gorilla in the Room

How many times have I written that I'm not blogging anymore? Twice, I'm sure. Maybe three times. The old gang is mostly gone. Bradley Enterprises has lost millions. I think I'm glad that Barack Obama is our new president-elect*, but I don't know what his position is on the whole Save the Gorillas movement. I tried to ask him at a press conference, but despite my exuberant arm-waving and boisterous shouting, he never answered my question. At least someone else noticed. Monte Canfield of Ohio wrote about this particular piece of pathos in his article, The 800 lb Gorilla in the Room that Obama Can't Admit:

I am not faulting Obama for ignoring this gorilla in the room until after the election. In fact, I have no idea whether or not he even sees the gorilla.

Just to clarify a point, I'm only 424 lbs, actually, as I recently lost 10 lbs just from shedding fur. But I take his point. I don't think Obama saw me.

Can you see the gorilla in the room?

In other news, I recently modeled for Anthony Browne's new book, Little Beauty.

*I don't get to vote. This country does not allow gorillas the franchise. That means that I don't pay taxes either. No taxation without representation!


Ulric said...

Brad, It's great to see you posting again. I think Obama was just afraid to call on you because you have a reputation for using #$%^! words at inappropriate times. Though these *are* appropriate times for such words. When are you running for president?

Sam said...

Thanks for the post, Brad. You should have the right to vote -- it's always a few simians that ruin it for the rest.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I suspected your long absence was probably due to you fighting alongside other guerillas in the Congo - not posing for the front covers of kids' books! How quickly one's admiration for a guerilla can be popped!