06 August 2008

Upsize yourself! Nobody likes a quitter

Did you ever find yourself fantasizing about throwing together a junta and overthrowing your bosses if they ever tried to fire you?

Well, prepare to meet your idols, living the dream:

Mauritania army stages coup

To boil down the story to its essential elements:

The coup in Africa's newest oil producer took place after the president and prime minister fired the country's top four military officials. ... A brief announcement read over state television Wednesday said the new "state council" will be led by ... one of the four generals [fired] earlier in the day. The statement also restored the jobs of the other three generals.

Take that, The Man!

21 comments:

Kat said...

My kids try this everyday of their life.

Kori said...

A junta? you are a classic, Dan. And yes, there have been times in the past where I have desired to do that very thing.

Brittany said...

If anything, this has made me a little paranoid about the rope and duct tape my kids have been hording...

Middle Aged woman said...

In my experience, if I have been fired from a job, then that job sucked anyway! Who needs it? NOT ME, bitches! I...oh...sorry.

Plan B: Junta

Carolyn...Online said...

Dude, I wish someone would overthrow me from my many many jobs around this house.

Weith Kick said...

Sometimes at my job I think I'm THE MAN and that I'm the one they want to overthrow. I'm constantly watching my back.

Miss Grace said...

It must help that they have the loyalty of the country's armed forces.

Birdie said...

You'd better stop filling my head with these ideas Dan.

Momo Fali said...

Do you think guns are mandatory? Because I have guns.

Always Home and Uncool said...

This will go into the "Projects" file for later ... uh, evaluation. Heh, heh, heh.

LilSass said...

Hey Dan, I just read your comment over at Dad Gone Mad. You and I think alike...I like you kid!

LiteralDan said...

Kat: You must be a pretty hard case then, putting down insurrections left and right. I may need to consult you in a few years.

Kori: Don't just desire-- go for it!!

Brittany: You should have already been paranoid. But consider us even for all the entertainment you've provided me in the past couple of weeks, now that I saved your life.

Middle Aged woman: I refuse to be a part of club that won't have me as a member. And now I want to know what Plan C is.

Carolyn... Online: Not if it meant you were drawn and quartered. Or even tarred and feathered.

Weith Kick: You should be, because I've heard things. I can't say what, I'm just sayin'.

Miss Grace: That usually helps when trying to maintain power-- better to have the people with all the tanks and planes taking your orders instead of giving you them.

Birdie: I'm always one to prod the impressionable. I don't plan to stop-- moohoohoohahahaaaaa!

Momo Fali: Not mandatory, if you're skilled, but advisable if you are not, or if, like me, you are lazy. How many guns are we talking about?

Always Home and Uncool: No, you must label it X. Or maybe, "Do not read if you even wonder if you should be reading this". Then stick it in your Forbidden Cabinet of Mystery.

LilSass: I promise you that we think alike, after what I read at your blog. You got blogrolled almost as fast as Black Hockey Jesus, my friend, and that's saying something.

Mama Dawg said...

Oooohhh, ooohhh, ooohhh, I wanna start a junta! Please, please, please!

LiteralDan said...

Only if you clean your room first.

Middle Aged woman said...

Dear LiteralDan, Plan C is this. Please grace my blog with your talented presence to pick up your Kick-Ass Blogger Award, because you rawk.

Mama Dawg said...

Hey! We both got an award at the same time. Bet I can get mine up fastest....wait, that didn't come out right.

LiteralDan said...

Middle Aged woman: Thank you, ma'am, and might I say the same to you. Please note my deeply serious and heartfelt comment at your blog accepting it.

Mama Dawg: Oh I think it came out exactly right, but I still won. See my right sidebar! The official acceptance in post form will have to wait. I'm off to stop procrastinating finish my post, I swear!

Mama Dawg said...

You suck.

LiteralDan said...

Hey, that's not very nice!

If it's any consolation, you'll have beat me in putting up a post about the award by several days. I don't know how you do it.

Mama Dawg said...

I don't work. I sit in my desk at the place that employs me and I listen to my iPod and read blogs. I'm so gonna get fired one day.

LiteralDan said...

Here's a free tip-- don't admit that on a blog while at work! You gotta be slicker than that, my friend. You gotta thrive in the gray area.

Unless you have some really monstrous dirt on somebody very important. Then do whatever you want and live the good life!