Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ray Ray's 100-day plan finally coughed up!

We found it! The mayor's 100-day plan! Praise God in heaven! Lisa's son spawned the mayor's inspiration where it was gestating in his chest as a ball of phlegm!

I can now appreciate why Ray Ray didn't want to prematurely reveal his plan while it was still just a colorful sputum morphing in someone's chest. It would have been premature to let it out (and rather unsightly) before it had an opportunity to fully develop. While we were anxiously waiting, something completely amazing happened. We didn't just get a plan -- we got a plan and a spokesperson all wrapped up in one. Now that the mayor's plan has been transformed from a mere sputum into a thing called Eduardo -- who will no doubt provide the answers in detail to all of the questions we've been waiting for the mayor to reveal -- the city of New Orleans can finally exhale a sigh of relief and proceed with the long-awaited rebuilding effort.

I haven't been able to locate, as yet, a picture of the sputum, but there do exist these artist's depictions of Eduardo:

All in all, I'd say we're pretty fortunate to have a plan which appeared in a phlegmatic form, but we'll have to be alert to laziness:

While phlegmatics are generally self-content and kind, their shy personality can often inhibit enthusiasm in others and make themselves lazy and resistant to change. They are very consistent, relaxed, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats. Like the sanguine personality, the phlegmatic has many friends. But the phlegmatic is more reliable and compassionate; these characteristics typically make the phlegmatic a more dependable friend.

As an aside, I found it interesting that Eduardo and I have a lot in common. Eduardo, like me, has an NT temperament in the Keirsey variant of the ancient Greek classification:
Rationals are introspective and pragmatic. Architects, Masterminds, Inventors and Fieldmarshals are the role variants contained within this category. Rationals seek mastery and self-control and are concerned with their own knowledge and competence. Their greatest strength is strategic intelligence. They excel at engineering, conceptualizing, theorizing, and coordinating.

So you see, the great lesson in this for all of us is that, in the end, when we least expect it, sometimes we just cough up the most amazing things!

Finally, in keeping with the bad song meme, I think I have a winner: "Brown Sputum" (sung to the tune of "Brown Sugar").

"I'm ... doing ... some ... thing ..."

Come out, come out, where ever you are

Where's the 100-day plan Ray Ray?

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At 7/26/2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous adrastos said...

Schroeder, you had a Shecky moment. The word sputum is inherently funny. Well done, boy-o.

At 7/26/2006 01:37:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

What an honor to be so Shecked (I think).

At 7/26/2006 03:24:00 PM, Blogger Roux said...

Sadly neither Ray or Mitch had a plan. Nola is abosolutely screwed.

At 7/26/2006 08:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny I don't feel ching

At 7/26/2006 09:34:00 PM, Blogger LisaPal said...

You took an inherently uninteresting little factoid from a post to an unimaginable level of creativity. Clearly there is no limit to your (mad) genius!

At 7/26/2006 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Mitch may have lost because he didn't advertise a plan (and because he's white), roux, but he had what Nagin lacks: Intelligence, leadership, and political savvy.

Takes one to know one Lisa (there it is again).

At 7/26/2006 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Bravo Schroeder!! A masterpiece.


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