Going over the rollercoaster of news from the White House this past week, along with the subsequent explanations for more Russian connections to this administration, I was reminded of the scene from The Wizard of Oz where the Wizard tells Dorothy and company, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Thinking about it further, the comparison of Donald Trump and the Wizard is, by the week, increasingly fitting.
But let’s talk about something serious for a moment.
Have you ever really thought about the scene in The Wizard of Oz where the lion gets scared and jumps out of the window? It’s hilarious and obviously intended to add some levity to the situation. But where does he go?
I assume the Wizard resides the tallest tower in Emerald City, so the lion should have a long trip down. I’m not sure how the laws of physics work in the land of Oz, but I also assume there would be catastrophic results once he reaches the ground. He seems to be just fine in the next scene, however, so maybe there was some kind of lobby or wizard reception area on the other side of that window.
In any case, it is a bit ironic that the “cowardly” lion does the most badass thing in the entire movie, wouldn’t you say?
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