Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Preparing for the Inauguration

SNL: Donald prepares

How are you going to prepare for Friday January 20th 2017? This is of course the day that in America,  Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the USA.

From the Scottish Sunday Herald
"After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories - among the most common is the "What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War" setting - but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present.
The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today's feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It's a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we're not careful."

(Note to some American readers:  Irony)


Our Trump Party
From all perspectives /the Donald/ becoming president is a landmark event.  Marcus and Agata are genuinely interested in the ceremony, and the lead up to any last minute complications or events.

So we are organising a Party in Lausanne for friends and family.   If you are in the area, then do drop in.  A high resolution TV feed, smelling salts, man-size tissues, and some sedatives  (alcohol) are being provided.

Some Other Preparations