FOWC with Fandango — Facetious

FOWCWelcome to August 12, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “facetious.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

19 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Facetious

  1. Marleen August 12, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    Merriam-Webster defined it this way: joking or jesting often inappropriately

    But American Heritage said this: jocular, without lack of dignity

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/12/1968640/-Republican-pollster-shows-off-his-utterly-bizarre-home-office-1-million-replica-of-the-White-House

    Squawk Box is the business show where Sorkin represents the liberal point of view, while Kernen represents the conservative point of view. In reality, there is not much of a difference between the two except for maybe a few degrees difference in how much bulllshit they are willing to sling out to the public. That and Sorkin is clearly a younger man than Kernen.

    Luntz was brought onto the show to give his opinions on Joe Biden’s announcement that Kamala Harris will be his running mate against Donald Trump this November. Luntz did what he always does: blather away……………..

    As disturbing and bizarre as all of this is, the aspect that turns it into huckster grotesquery is at the end when Luntz, smiling and clearly not joking, excitedly tells both hosts that “you have now made this a tax deduction. It cost almost a million to build and now I can take it off my taxes because I can say I used it for a CNBC shot.” Hilarious. Republicans are holding up extending unemployment benefits and helping out actual small businesses because of fake deficit anxieties, and Luntz is angling to make Americans pay for his weird 1995 Oval Office Bill Clinton fetish. (And yes, I’m kink-shaming Luntz.)

    ……….

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    • Marleen August 13, 2020 / 1:35 pm

      I see a call for a tiny clarification: Republicans are holding up extending unemployment benefits and [holding up real considerations for] helping out actual small businesses because of fake deficit anxieties, and Luntz is angling to make Americans pay for his weird 1995 Oval Office …

      {By the way, of course, this is irony. To see — rather — the facetious joking going on with the pollster, you’ll have to go read the article. I think the article’s reference to a nineteen seventies grandfather is impertinent, for a few reasons, but that the video and interaction is informative.}

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