Good morning and happy Thursday, loyal patrons. Thanks for getting your day started with us here at The County Line.
Today is Thursday, but much more importantly, today is Pandemonium Day, a faux holiday that we fully and whole-heartedly support. According to the always-accurate scholars on the internet, this day is “a celebration of bedlam and chaos” and an opportunity to “revel in the craziness of life.”
I like this one so much — it probably cracks the top five in our work-in-progress fake holiday rankings. This entire morning-post series is dedicated to nonsense, and nonsense is the cousin of chaos, so we’re basically dealing with family.
It’s also a good reminder that even the best laid plans can and oftentimes do go awry. There’s nothing we can do about it, so we might as well embrace the random, welcome the unexpected, and savor the unpredictable.
With those thoughts in mind and in honor of today’s holiday, our Quote of the Day is a double shot, both of them chaos-themed.
“What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.” – Kerry Thornley
“Chaos is a friend of mine.”—Bob Dylan
A quick note, not relevant to the rest of this article or anything else, just a hot-take opinion I must share. Bob Dylan is not good. I cannot think of a more overrated American pop culture icon. Neither his writing or singing is appealing or provoking.
I used to think he was kind of cool, like an anti-authority voice of the previous generation. Even though the music didn’t appeal to me, I still read his autobiography. I’ve never read such pretentious, fake intellectual gibberish in all my life. It made me literally mad that so many people claim to be a fan. Bob Dylan is a self-aggrandizing space cadet, full of himself, and no one will ever change my mind.
Now that I’ve casually eviscerated a beloved musical icon, let’s move on to today’s weather, courtesy of the intern:
Just a few minutes before 7 a.m., it’s currently 66 degrees outside company headquarters in Russell Springs, and an identical 66 just down the road in Jamestown. It’s slightly warmer in Columbia, checking in at 68 just outside The County Line’s Adair County branch. No rain the forecast today, so expect mostly sunny skies with a high approaching 90 degrees.
That’s all for today. Thanks for joining us. This post is dedicated to nothing in particular, in honor of Pandemonium Day.