Who is Walter Mitty ?

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(Danny Kaye, a.k.a. Walter Mitty).

Walter Mitty is a fictional character in James Thurber’s short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, first published in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and in book form in My World and Welcome to It in 1942. Thurber loosely based the character on his friend, Walter Mithoff.

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(Barack Hussein Obama Junior).

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(Barack Hussein Obama senior).

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Continuing… 

It was made into a film in 1947, with a remake directed by and starring Ben Stiller and scheduled for release in 2013.

Mitty is a meek, mild man with a vivid fantasy life:

..in a few dozen paragraphs he imagines himself a wartime pilot, an emergency-room surgeon, and a devil-may-care killer.

Thurber’s character, “Walter Mitty” has come into more general use to refer to an ineffectual dreamer, appearing in several dictionaries. “The American Heritage Dictionary” defines a Walter Mitty as; …

“an ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs”.

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Obama prosecuted two wars, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as being responsible for turning Libya and Egypt over to Al Qaeda and the Muslim brotherhood. He’s also (responsible) for America’s (unwanted) “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” ..and/or, ..Obamacare, ..and to hear him tell it, he (devil may care) ..killed Osama bin Laden.

Accordingly, (at least in my opinion), if that doesn’t make our Commander-in-Chief a bona fide Walter Mitty, ..I’ll eat a bug.

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The most famous of Thurber’s inept male protagonists, Mitty is considered “the archetype for dreamy, hapless, Thurber Man”.

Although the story has humorous elements, there is a darker and more significant message underlying the text, leading to a more tragic interpretation of the Mitty character.

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Even in his heroic daydreams, Mitty does not triumph, …

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(America’s Mitty).

Several fantasies being interrupted before the final one sees Mitty dying bravely in front of a firing squad.

In the brief snatches of reality that punctuate Walter Mitty’s fantasies the audience meets well-meaning but insensitive strangers who inadvertently rob Mitty of some of his remaining dignity.

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Hopefully I fall into that category with America’s Mitty?

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Imagination is a wonderful thing…

According to Webster: “i·mag·i·na·tion,” The formation of a mental image of something that is neither perceived as real nor present to the senses.

..and without imagination, Homo sapiens wouldn’t be any fun at all. Can you imagine spending all day, ..every day, ..with nothing but reality?

What would you have?

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 The devastation of war…

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 Corruption at it’s finest…

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..and Death. 

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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