The Fall of the House of Ushers?
Blog Guy, what’s wrong? You’re looking very puzzled. Disoriented. Confused. Perplexed. Dumbstruck. Flustered. Even more than usual.
Yes, I’m very bothered by this top photo. The caption says these are ushers at the Royal Opera House, in London.
What bothers you about that?
They’re all seated. Every one of them. Who seats ushers? I mean, is there an ushers’ usher, and why isn’t he still standing?
If they just seated themselves, isn’t that sort of like doctors prescribing their own medication?
And if an usher is somebody who ushes, then why can’t I find ush in the dictionary? And another thing…
Blog Guy, let me stop you for a second.
I’m going to take a wild guess that today is a Sunday in the middle of a three-day weekend. You know nobody will read this, so you just grabbed a photo at random and started typing.
I’ll bet you’re going to slap a lame literary reference in the headline just for the smart people, and then go out for doughnuts.
Am I right? Blog Guy? You still there?
Royal Opera House ushers wait for their meeting to start on the opening night of the opera based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith, in central London, February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning