Glenn Reynolds is organizing Thursday’s blog-a-thon for victims of the hurricane.
Yesterday I promised I would watch the memorable telethon scene from the movie UHF to get some ideas. I came across this classic speech, delivered by Michael Richards as Stanley Spadowski, the host of “Stanley Spadowski’s Clubhouse” and the station’s janitor. I post it here, not to trivialize the suffering, but hopefully to add a bit of humor to an otherwise bleak situation.
STANLEY: This is my new mop. See? My friend George gave it to me. It’s a good mop. Of course, it’s not as good as my old mop, but… sometimes you just gotta take what life gives you. Cause, you know, life is like a mop. Yeah. See… when your life is full of dirt and crud and bugs and hairballs, you just gotta rinse it off and ring it out and start all over again.
And sometimes, life sticks to the floor so bad, a mop just isn’t enough… you gotta get on your hands and knees and use a toothbrush! And if that doesn’t work, you gotta get up – you gotta get right up and go over to the window and shout – “This floor is dirty as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”
Over at the Corner, Ed Whelan shares an e-mail that expresses similar sentiments in a slightly more serious way.
Nola.com (the New Orleans Times-Picayune) and WWL-TV in New Orleans have lots of breaking news. Michelle Malkin is tracking all the blog coverage. Find out how to help at the Katrina Help Wiki or the Salvation Army.