BARON VON BOMBURST, INDIANA JONES, STAR TREK, INSECTS, AND THE ...
Do you remember Gerd Frobe's last big role in film? If not, and before you run to a search engine to find out who Gerd Frobe was, he was the actor who portrayed Auric Goldfinger opposite Sean Connery's James Bond, in the movie of that name, Goldfinger, with its memorable theme music, and an equally memorable and iconic performance from Frobe, who could easily be considered the James Bond villain. Well, Frobe went on to portray an evil German baron who kidnapped and enslaved children in the Dick Van Dyke movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. What most people don't remember is that the book from which the movie was fashioned into a screenplay was authored by Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond character and novels. The name of the evil German baron whom Frobe portrayed was "Baron von Bomburst." I mention all this, because recently I did an interview with Canadian radio host Richard Syrrett, and inevitably we started talking about Klaus Schwab and the horrid group of ne'er-do-wells known as the World Economic Forum, or alternatively, the "Davos set." I shared my nickname for Schawb - "der Hochklaus von Blohschwab" - and Mr. Syrett chuckled, and responded with his favorite nickname for der Herr Blohschwab, by referring to him as "Baron von Bomburst", the Gerd Frobe character from Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. I have to admit, it's a very humorous and very apt satirization of the pomposity that seems to follow Schwab like a green malodorous cloud. So, from now on, if I happen to refer to "Baron von Bomburst" in addition to Der Hochklaus von Blohschwab, you'll know whom I'm talking about. Baron von Bomburst presides over a birthday "party" in his castle where a group of "merry makers" dance a dreary waltz to an equally dreary "music" probably set in the key of "R Minor." The scene always makes me think of the gobs of fun and merriment that probably attends every WEF conference, as Al Gore screams and John "ketchup" Kerry drones on about the climate and population crisis, and while Baron von Bomburst presides over the "party"-goers.
(For the exciting fun of the Waltz in R Minor, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DcsI4wX2wo )
Which leads me to my next questions:
Do you remember the Star Trek Next Generation episode were Captain Jean-Luc Piccard returns to Starfleet headquarters only to find the command structure has been infiltrated by aliens whose principal diet is a bowl of insects? In this case, the bowls of insects look a bit like mealworms, you know, the tiny little worms that you feed your pet gecko.
And while you're at it, do you also recall that unforgettable scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where, at a sumptuous banquet held somewhere in India at a young Maharajah's palace, the guests are dining on a variety of repulsive and repugnant entrees, ending with "monkey brains"?
Well I mention all these characters and stomach turning diets because of two stories, the first and second shared by P.T. and T.M., and the third by W.G."
Now, I'm not at all surprised that Baron von Bomburst and his ilk would be behind not only advocating the consumption of a nice bowl of mealworms and crickets, nor am I a bit surprised that the bureaucrats of Brussels - we call them the Brusselspouts here - would just take it upon themselves to go ahead and approve of the additives, nor am I a bit surprised that they managed to convince some corporations to go ahead and do it. It reminds me of the lyrics to the old Tom Lehrer satire song from the 1970s, "Pollution":
If you visit American city/ You will find it very pretty;/ Just two things of which you must beware/ don't drink the water and don't breathe the air/ (CHORUS): Pollution, pollution, we've got smog and sewage and sludge/ turn on your tap, and get hot and cold running crud.
Only in this case, perhaps the lyrics need to be updated a bit (and I'm pretty certain that, were Mr. Lehrer still alive, he wouldn't mind):
If you visit Europe city/ You will find it very pretty;/ Just two things of which you must beware/ don't eat the bread in the Tupperware./ (CHORUS) Oh Davos oh Davos, we've got worms and crickets and flies; hold up your bowl, and get hot soup made out of bugs.
Or something like that.
Which brings me to the third shared by W.G.:
Now I have no doubt whatsoever that Missouri's nullification law in this case is directed precisely against practices and regulations such as the EU-PU's current fascination with eating insects. Indeed, I strongly suspect this legislation is also intended as a direct repudiation of fed.gov's policy vis-a-vis GMOs and other practices including an over-regulated environment (think only of California's once-lush southern San Joaquin valley, now a dust bowl thanks to measures designed to "protect the environment").
But where states need to step up, and step up soon, is to make sure that products are properly labeled, and insect-derived additives carefully tested before being admitted, and if they should pass muster, that such ingredients clearly and boldly labeled.
Meanwhile, I'm waiting for Baron von Bomburst and the partiers at Davos to lead the way with bowls of mealworms, breads of bugs, and some "praying mantis pastries"... and I want to see Baron von Bomburst smile as he sinks his teeth into those live cricket exoskeletons...
Of course, none of that will happen, because the Davos party-goers to Baron von Bomburst's castle are all a bunch of hypocrites.
See you on the flip side....
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