President Pinhead gave up golf out of respect for U.S. soldiers killed in the war. Said he of the pointy noggin: "I didn't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf," he said. "I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."
Now let us all pause for a moment and imagine just what the right signal might be.
Did you think that maybe bringing some of those troops home would be the right signal? Me too.
I'm thinking of giving up Tetris in solidarity with the earthquake victims in China. I think it might send the wrong message to be playing a falling-blocks puzzle video game, no matter how vexing it may be, during this time of tragedy and suffering.
I'm also considering giving up Ritz Crackers until that whole Texas polygamous sect mess gets cleared up. I just don't think that Ritz sends the right message. I'm thinking something more along the Townhouse line.
I could give up watching the news altogether, and in this way avoid any possible message that Steeple-Cranium might send. I might give up shrubbery until we have a new president. I might give up the letter "B", except my mother -ar-ara would feel just a little silly.
In the same interview, Pinhead said that he had also given up sending e-mail. He said he gave it up to avoid leaks. He looks forward to "e-mailing to my buddies. I can remember as governor I stayed in touch with all kinds of people around the country, firing off e-mails at all times of the day to stay in touch with my pals." I just hope he sends the right message.