In the sixties cult classic, The King of Hearts, a Scottish soldier played by the late Alan Bates is dispatched by his commander to a small French village to diffuse bombs left behind by Nazis. Once there, he tries to convince the townspeople of their imminent peril but they could give a rat’s ass. Instead they insist on dressing in costumes and holding a carnival in the streets.
At some point he realizes that he’s actually dealing with the patients of the local insane asylum. The other villagers fled to safety before his arrival, leaving the crazies behind.
Last Friday, aside from the usual “Trump fumes in tweet threat,” this was the headline in our local paper that first caught my eye: “Legally Bombed.” It referred to the annual 4/20 Fest happening in Golden Gate Park. This festival has been going on for…
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