The Wall St. Journal quoted Animal House in their lead editorial today:
Otter: I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.
Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.
The point of the editorial is to complain that the Democrats in Congress have been engaging in futile gestures - and getting nothing done.
I read it, and grinned, and mumbled in shock:
We've stumbled into gridlock!
Perhaps we've missed out on some good new laws,
But I believe there's adequate cause
To think that most of them would have been bad.
So thanks for the fortunate year we've had!