November 20, 1983

On November 20, 1983, an estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie “The Day After”. This movie depicted the outbreak and some of the consequences of nuclear war. Forty-two year old Wyoming Congressman, Dick Cheney, was watching that movie and thought to himself, “We’re out here in Wyoming. We could survive that shit. Alright, alright, alright. Bring it on Comrade Yuri Andropov, let’s see what you got.” Cheney then stuck his opera-length cigarette-holder between his lips, settled his top-hat on his balding head reached for his swallow-tail coat and yelled at his wife, “LYNNE where’s my umbrella? Feed the attack penguins. We’re going back to Washington, where I’m going to TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND BECOME VICE-PRESIDENT!” It could have happened.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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