Stevieslaw: President Scheisskopf
Readers of Catch 22 will certainly recall Scheisskopf, who rose to Lieutenant General (chapter 37) from Lieutenant (Chapter 8) on the strength of his incompetence. Scheisskopf was a single minded imbecile whose sole interest was parades. While in the combat zone, he wasn’t allowed to schedule or have parades, but he could cancel them—
“Due to circumstances beyond my control, there will be no big parade this Sunday afternoon.” Colonel Scheisskopf.
Scheisskopf loved this memo, as it implied that some Sunday soon, there might be a parade.
Oh, I should mention that Scheisskopf translates from the German to “shithead.”
It’s like Joseph Heller knew what was coming:
“Due to circumstances beyond my control, there will be no big parade this year.” President Shithead.