Hey, everyone, it's a cloudy Sunday afternoon as I'm writing this. I'm going to a local atheist meetup in a few hours and trying to get some writing done. (I also have to get a canned good for the local food pantry because our group donates to it.)
A day ago or so I felt the need to write to an article for The Random Journal. Even though they are happy with reposting my old material I like to write something original for that site. I really had no idea what I would satirize. In those situations I either go to the religion section of the Huffington Post or look at Yahoo and see what political stories are in the zeitgeist. Seeing that we're in the presidential election cycle there's a lot more crazy around, and I quickly found something that met my comedic needs. Rand Paul yanks Ray-Bans after complaint is a story how Rand Paul was placing his first name on Ray-Ban sunglasses -- without getting permission from the company -- and selling them on his site. Ray-Ban told him to stop, and the merchandise was taken off the site.
The story had all the elements I like: a public figure doing some that is obviously wrong and expecting no one to call him out on his bad behavior. I immediately saw the opening for the premise of the funny spin on the story and wrote Rand Paul to stop wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses after antiviral resistant cootie outbreak. There's a bunch of jokes crammed into that piece, and I hope you enjoy reading it!