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Catching Butterflies

It’s easier to catch butterflies in cold weather because they are less likely to melt


Fractured Cliché #32

Fractured Cliché: They tried to butter me down

Correct Cliché: They tried to butter me up OR wear me down

I’m susceptible to flattery, even when I know the person is being nice to get something in return. In one of my corporate jobs we had a special term for it: MSU – Mindless Suck Up.

I wonder how President Obama responds to MSU. He was literally buttered up by Mathew Wilson and Adam Brooks when they created a butter bust in the President’s likeness. They wheeled their creation through the streets of Chicago (bust-a-move) in a glass-fronted cooler to the Chicago Cultural Center where it will remain on display through February 17, 2013. It’s entitled “The Harvest” because the artists were harvesting the opinions of onlookers.

If they’d asked me what I thought, I would have told them it’s pretty cool but frankly, I can’t believe it’s not better.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Butter Obama (Photo from

P.S. I’d like to see the Barack Obama Butter Bust displayed next to the Kevin Bacon Bacon Bust actualizing the immortal words of Homer Simpson: “Now boy, butter up that bacon.”

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