Wednesday, March 28, 2012

...I Forget What Day It Is...

Can you believe next week is already April? Of 2012?

Can you believe it’s 2012?

I thought by now we’d have flying cars and be able to communicate using only our minds, but alas it would seem that we are far behind where we should be.

Take this survey for example.

The responses were even further behind.

It’s funny how everything must be a political issue. Everything is the fault of the liberals or the conservatives. Or someone that's not us.

Sometimes things (or people) are just right or wrong, occasionally they are debatable.

How odd we would pretend that race is not an issue at the same time incidents like Trayvon Martin are still in the news. People seem to overlook that the real issue with that case is that someone had a deadly over-reaction to feeling their space was threatened by someone they didn’t feel belonged there.

That’s all these conversations about immigrants and black people and “boot strapping” are about: people feeling threatened by someone they feel doesn’t belong near them.

When will people understand that people demanding equal rights, equal treatment and equal protection under the law doesn’t mean that someone else has to give up their rights? White people (or whoever) aren’t going to lose anything because someone else gains something. There’s enough to go around. The so-called “displaced majority” is just being greedy and, it would seem, very desperate.

There’s a difference between fighting for equality and fighting to maintain your perceived status on top of the heap, the threat is imaginary. And it is born out of your knowledge of past wrongdoing. The only people at the front of the line fearing retribution are those people that used unethical tactics to get there.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

...It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown...

I forgot all about this cartoon.

I remember Peppermint Patty’s song and my sister and I still sing the “Listen to Lucy” song but neither of us could remember which Charlie Brown special it came from. For some reason I had no memory of the big Snoopy number, although I think Jennifer Lopez remembers it judging from the choreography in that one Kohl's commercial.

But Snoopy does it well, especially in the opening credits when you can really study the footwork. I bet Willow Smith probably loves this cartoon, and of course, I love the Snoopy Afro Puffs (around the 7:30 mark)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

...I Have (Another) Dilemma...

Question for you

Suppose you own something that you don’t really use. You are required to keep it on you at all times and maintain it, which you do, but sometimes it’s a pain in the butt to keep up with.

Then you magically discover that you could potentially get rid of it. Or at least part of it- just enough to make it manageable; it would really make things easier for you if you did.

Now since there’s always a catch, here it is…

If you choose to get rid of any of it, you can never have it back. One day you might need it or want to use it, but you feel like it’s unlikely.

At this point you’re pretty much holding on to it because you know once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can never, ever get it back. It’s completely irreplaceable. And you would hate to throw it out on Tuesday only to discover you need it that next Monday.

What would you do? Would you keep it or ditch it?

It’s funny because as I reread that it almost sounds like I’m talking about virginity or something. It’s not, (we’re a lotta years too late on [debating] that one) but it might as well be. It’s something really personal, and I have it, and I’m so tired of having it since I’m not using it but I feel so, so sure that the second I get rid of it, I’ll be sorry.

How do you shake that feeling?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

...They Call It Vera...

I saw a girl walking just like this earlier this week and this performance has been in my head ever since.

(Jim Carrey as Vera De Milo, with Jamie Foxx as Lil Richard and Jennifer Lopez as the first chick to hit the deck)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

...You Can Save the World...

How do you save the world?

I happened to come across this picture while I was editing a post about some ideas for things to make America a better place. The economy’s bad, the climate’s crazy, the loud and rowdy seem to be overtaking the quiet and reserved, and all you see around you is propaganda and distractions.

There is very little news, very little information or knowledge.

I was looking at these pictures and just thought the whole thing seems impossible. For the first time ever I honestly thought there was no answer, no real solution to these problems. They loom too large and spread too wide.

The traditional answer of “start where you are” seemed cliché. And then I thought about it and realized it was so crazy it just might work.

If you ask 100 people what the biggest problem is facing the country, you’re not going to get the same 100 answers. Some things will pop up more than others, but if you dig deeper what you’ll find is that most people are answering a different question. The question they’re answering is “What is the one thing you want improved in your life?”

Despair not, friends. Even a selfish answer to a community question can lead to solutions that work for everyone if we can commit to taking things at least one step further.

Everyone can’t do everything, but everyone can do something.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

...You May Insert Your "Jersey Shore" Joke Here...

I haven't watched Jersey Shore since the premiere episode but as best I can gather, the show hasn't changed much.

With that in mind, please enjoy this clip of drunken monkeys.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

...They Missed Kirk Cameron...

Well, technically they didn't because this video was completed prior to Kirk's interview, but in dire need of publicity for some reason, he tried to make the inevitable round 2 of this list.

He's entitled to his opinion but personally, I think the most destructive thing to civilization would probably be a convinced moron with a platform and half a plan. No offense to politicians.

Hopefully the Piers Morgan show can pull their ratings up so they don't have to resort to this sort of stupidity. Or if not, they can always book Rush Limbaugh, the new poster child for why birth control and/or easy access to abortions should always remain inexpensive and legal. Yeah, I said it.

Anyway, this video was put together by Lambda Legal. It is not a spoof, but real content from real idiots.

In case you missed Kirk Cameron's comments, you can watch the video below, or view it here.

And why does everyone always bring Adam and Eve into this?

The bible is a book. A book has editors. There are multiple versions and numerous printings of each version of this particular book.

And even though some newer publications of the various versions include the word "wife," the very old , falling apart, gold-letters-fading-off-the-front-cover bible that belonged to my grandmother doesn't say anything to suggest they were ever married. It just says God brought Adam a woman and they became one.

Sounds like fornication to me.