The Great Pretender


"EVIL" versus "GOOD"

"My Dream Ticket for 2008."

It's time to inject some old political humor into this year's election.   Since each side believes that the other side is "EVIL" and that their side is "GOOD," each party can pick their own persona from the "Dream Ticket" above.   Just remember while I believe that there is little bit of "God" in each and every one of us, St. Augustine proved that there is also a little bit of the "Devil" in each and every one of us.   But I digress.   I used to eagerly await the arrival of the Bookmobile Library when I was in sixth grade.   And the librarian introduced me to "The Little World of Don Camillo."   It was on the best seller list of France for 10 years.   It is interesting that France and Italy have multiple parties.


Don Camillo represents "Good" and talks to "God" daily and sometimes needs guidance.


Peppone represents "EVIL" and has weapons of persuasion at his disposal.


In addition, Peppone sometimes represents "GOOD" and sometimes wins over Don Camillo who is not perfect.

For those of you who have never read this fun book, I have the pleasure of introducing it to you as follows:

"The Little World of Don Camillo"
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The Great Pretender

  • (1955)
    Lyrics by Buck Ram
    Music by Buck Ram

    The Great Pretender



    Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender
    Pretending that I'm doing well
    My need is such I pretend too much
    I'm lonely but no one can tell
    
    Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender
    Adrift in a world of my own
    I've played the game but to my real shame
    You've left me to grieve all alone
    
    Too real is this feeling of make-believe
    Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal
    
    Yes I'm the great pretender
    Just laughin' and gay like a clown
    I seem to be what I'm not, you see
    I'm wearing my heart like a crown
    Pretending that you're still around
    
    Too real is this feeling of make-believe
    Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal
    
    Yes I'm the great pretender
    Just laughin' and gay like a clown
    I seem to be what I'm not, you see
    I'm wearing my heart like a crown
    Pretending that you're still around 
    
    
    

    (Performed by The Platters)