In a scene similar to Toto leading his steadfast and virtuous owner, Dorothy and her compunctious companions, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow to peering behind the curtain and discovering the deceitful megalomaniacal wizard for who he really is; or the paranoid King, Macbeth seeing the outline of a figure hiding behind the curtain in his royal suite and charging blindly with a dagger only to discover it was a serf masturbating, satirist "King David" discovered the truth about America's culture of entitlement.
Reporters say that the ribald satirist was visiting long-time friend and hobby farmer, "farmer Bill" when he heard the news that a mutual friend had bought an expensive muscle car, a brand new 2007 Mustang.
"What the hell was that boy thinking?" both satirist and farmer said.
After further discussion, both men reasoned that their buddy, after working 10 years as a civil engineer in Chicago and now in his second to last year of surgeon's residency in Dayton, had been working 80-hour work weeks on a regular basis and just needed some pleasure.
Reporters at The Spoof magazine surmised that most Americans, like "Levon" who "wears his war wounds like a crown," wear their high-hour work weeks like a crown too.
"To put in an 80-hour work week on a regular basis is pure vanity," said Lauren McCall editor of Vanity Magazine. "We are experts on vanity here and know it when we see it."
Critics on the amount of hours that Americans spend working say that most Americans, not knowing the difference between what they've been conditioned to want and what they really need, are living in denial and are trying to avoid coming home from work and those long, vacations that Europeans seem to take and use work as an excuse not to come home.
"There is something at home that is not quite right in the American family," says psychologist and best selling author, Dr. Sigmund Soda. "The average American does not know how to spend time with their family and trophy spouse because, either they don't have a family, or they have never had a chance to learn. That's where my communication seminars can help. Americans are the most hopeful people in the world, but you have to give them a chance."
American corporate culture and a culture of acquisition and consumption and the guillibility of many Americans can be thanked for splitting this country into haves and have nots, and for this non-opportunity for all. In addition, Washington political whores bend over so easily when it comes to receiving "the grease."
"Why the hell even have a muscle car," King David surmised, "if the damned thing is a cop magnet and you can't go the speed limit anyway?"
Farmer Bill just shook his head.