Saturday, September 30, 2006

I just got back from that cruise . . . .

It was a wonderful thing. Granted, I never saw so many fat, & old, & half naked (all at the same time) people all together all at once.

Daymn. I musta looked 1/2 ok in comparison.

Anyway, do not ask me how I got sunburn on my left nipple, but not the right one. I am still trying to figure that out myself.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Katie Katie Katie

(In Case you have not figured it out, I am OVERSTATING my affection for Katie. I will explain why later in this post, but for now . . .)

I LOVE Katie. Why do I love Katie?

She is FEMALE.


I get to see that, and hear that, 5 nights a week, see her pretty face and see her dressed in pretty female clothes. I like that!!

I like pretty females with pretty faces dressed in pretty female clothes!


Ok now I will get a little serious here, but I will make fun of myself too (I am allowed to do that. You are NOT!!!)

It speaks volumes about how unhumanly unsatisfactory my life is, vis a vie The Opposite Sex, that watching Katie Couric deliver the news each night is the HIGHLIGHT of my evening.

I do not LIE. After watching Katie on CBS News, my evening goes downhill. Well ya I can still watch TV and all but . . . . .


I Suck!

Being me SUCKS!

Oh but my sister works for CBS News.

That means I could get me an autographed pick of Katie, by the end of next week if I call my sis tomorrow and ask.


I Suck! Being me SUCKS!

Well as far as my relations with the opposite sex goes.

It would be so much better to have a real satisfactory relationship with a real woman.

That is if I can EVER take the risk again with trusting my feelings to anyone.

Talk about fucking scary shit.

On second thought I think I should just go back to saying . . .

Katie Katie Katie~~~~

Sunday, September 10, 2006

OMG!!! OMG!!! I AGREEE with a FOX NEWS Contributor/Employee!!

Oh not too suprising as Lis Wiehl had some kind (er?) words for Katie Couric's Debut than some folk:

The burning question of the week: Can “America's Sweetheart,” Katie Couric, transition from cooking and colonoscopies to hard news reporting? After three months of extreme hype, Couric finally made her evening news debut. And her detractors are still deciding if this cheery blond is tough enough (read: man enough) to take the helm of a serious news program. Sharks have been snapping at everything from the color of her hair to the length of her skirt. (For those of you wondering, she wore a mid-length black dress and white fitted jacket on her first night). Critics have been kinder to Vieira, saying she's established and well-respected in the field — but keep in mind she's replacing another woman, not taking over for a leading man.

As a woman of a “certain age,” I applaud the promotions of Couric to evening news anchor and Vieira to the “Today Show.” In a society where men over 40 are considered worldly and distinguished, but women of the same age are considered passé, these changes are a step in the right direction.

And as is known, I have already decided that I like Katie for being FEMALE and PRETTY as hell, the news is usually ugly enough, might as well have a pretty face and voice to deliver it.

And she does come across as smart enough . . . to read the news at least. Shit. I think about some of the idjits on cable now adays who make me think a toy dog might well be smarter than them and Katie looks very smart next to the competition.

Anyway it is FUN to agree with a FoxNews broadcaster for a change.

DADA at MoMa

A mere two days before it closed, I finally go to see the Dada show, at the Museum of Modern Art ( MoMa, to it's intimate fans.)

This major museum exhibition, which premiered at the

National Gallery of Art, is the first in the United States to

focus exclusively on Dada, one of the twentieth century’s

most influential avant-garde art movements. Responding

to the disasters of World War I and to an emerging modern

media and machine culture, Dada artists led a creative

revolution that profoundly shaped the course of

subsequent art.

It was very impressive, as these folk were the original avant garde.

Now I am not going to try to go that far with a description of the artistic movement but I will say that it was an European art movement that has in its origins a rejection of the horrors of WWI and the alleged modern rational world that produced such a monstrous horror of an event.

Hmmm . . . My quick analysis is that it is nearly 100 years later and the species, the allegedly rational society, is still producing monstrous horrors.

Sucks, that.

However, the art show was very timely, even if old enough a movement to be something of a time capsule.

Ok. That is as close to political as I will get today . . . even considering that Five Year anniversary that is upon us, tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Day Two of the Katie Couric Era, at CBS Evening News, and I Have to Say . . .

I am falling in LOVE with Katie (*thump, thump.*)

Well she is cute, even in middle age, she has her allure, and I am smitten.

What makes it even better is we are getting the deliberately smarter side of her.

Smart is sexy.


Now my tastes, nah instead make the point BIOLOGICAL IMPRINTING, in female humans from my pov as a hetero human male aside, I think she is doing a good job so far.

But in all honestly, I can not really detach from that "hetero human male IMPRINTING," thing.

Give me a woman with a pretty face, and a soothing voice, and you can get my attention.

And if she is smart, ohh that just makes me more attentive!!!

Just don't put some ill-tempered, vicious ballbreaker in my path. Main reason I dislike most men for most reasons and under most circumstances, is we men are programed by nature to break each others' balls (well to want to and if we can then to actually do it.) That whole Alpha Male, become the Leader of the Pack by humiliating and defeating any rivals, thing???

That is why I have no need whatsoever for any ballbreaking from women, or any ballbreaking women.

I pay attention to women because (to a great and important extent, among other reasons) they are supposed to be the antidote to that!

I mean really, if women are going to be nothing but mannish ball breaking creatures who do not stand up to pee, what the hell is the point in anything in this world??

Opps, I digressed there.

But hmmmm. Now Katie does not seem to have any ballbreaker tendencies.

Can I say *MEOW* yet again!!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

If Your God or Prophet NEEDS Defending, Your God Ain't Very God-like . . .

and your prophet likely just made shit up!

Yes, I am vamping here, based on my reread of "Satanic Verses," When I read it the first time, way back when first published, I definitely got that part about how the "Prophet likely just made shit up," and hmmm, well, it did not seem all that blasphemous to me, but I guess that I knew that some would have (no make that seen) cause for taking offense. What I did not know then was the one incident, where the title of the book comes from, is an event for which there seems to be historical evidence that that prophet of that religion pulled a major "WHOOPS!! DO-OVER!! Um, anyone got an eraser? I did not mean what I said then."

Even worse, the reason they refer to that incident as the one involving the "Satanic Verses" is because of the (allegedly) stated reason for the revision of the "sacred text."

"The Devil Made Me Say That!"

Hmm . . . ya, right. We believe that (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more!)

But given the age old dispute and embarrassment concerning the incident, to the eyes of some, I now (thanks to googling) understand why so many Moslems went bat-shit over that book, even with out reading it. The mere title was seen (to those of a rigid, fundamentalist, tyrannical and despotic, if not violently militant POV) as blasphemy. Well that was the official story. Personally, I think it was more a matter of the "WHOOPS! That is soooo EMBARRASSING! Whydidja havta mention that?" factor, that was conveniently disguised as rage over an act of blasphemy.

Anyway, shifting gears a little, I do know I tend to RAGE at the internet, but hey I will say something NICE about it here. Really. SWEAR!

One of the (few, precious few) good things, things I like about the internet, is how it helps me in my age-old, lifetime, one of the best of the best and few hobbies of mine:


I do like it that when I am reading a book and have a question, or want some clarification on a point (or even to look at a map, all I have to do is google it.

Neat, that!

Now should I dovetail back to the matter of dissembling prophets and lunatic followers? Nah. Unless, just to say that I do get that whole built-in psychosis of fundamentalism. If you take such a hard line you basically Must Go Batshit on anyone who disagrees with your belief, no matter how trifling the deviation. Any kind of fundamentalism, be it a religious one, academic, or political one, is a classic "Paint Yourself Into a Corner," thing.

I mean, if you run around acting as if YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS! YOU ARE THE KEEPER OF THE TRUE PATH/WORD/GOSPEL/WAY -- WHAT THE FawK EVER IT IS!!! You MUST reject any thing anyone else says, because once you accept the possibility that you can be wrong, even on a trivial point, you admit fallibility.

And even if it is not a guarantee of the fact you are all wrong, it opens up the chance for a slide down that slippery slope to a realization (yours or that of any observer) that you very well may be totally full of bullshit.

Hmm that turned out to be a longer end note than I had thought.

Oh hell. There is more.

Ok this is my take on it (not original, likely) but the net result of the (alleged) rewrite of the (alleged) Satanic Verses is likely directly related to the (from our Western POV) misogynistic tendencies of those cultures, and that religion.

I mean really? Can going back (allegedly) to the sacred text and wiping out, repudiating the ancient goddesses, saying that the former verses lauding them as "intermediaries" to the One God, were THE WORK AND WORDS OF SATAN, give support to a bias against if not HATRED of Women?

Naa that could never be!

I must be making shit up!!

{I'll skip the LOL. I did go for the irony there, but this shit is no joke.}

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Bush Loves Fart Jokes (Says an insider)

No I am STILL not going back to political commentary but I am working on the embed skills here.

Hey that worked! Not that I exerted any energy or skill here. All I did was copy/paste the code from YOUTUBE.

Oh and what is this vid?

The Aug 24 edition of the Stephen Colbert report (1st half, at least.)

I am not saying this is great clip. I am just playing around here.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

How about another (lesser known) Quote?

This week I cranked through the latest installment in the Dune cycle of (I hate even categorizing them this way) Sci-Fi books. Yes the genius author Herbert has been long gone from the planet for several years, but this sequel is said to come from the notes he left behind.

Works for me.

Anyway, since the begining of the cycle, every chapter began with some epigram, usually a quote from either a character of the Dune universe, or at least some observer who may or may not even had been a bit player in the narrative.

Damn, there were so many great observations, over the course of the (now is it?) 12 or so books?

So here is a nugget from the latest one:

Ok this is a good one (methinks) and has much broader sway than it's given context:

"In our arrogant assumption of superiority, we believe that our developed senses and abilities are the direct result of evoloution. We are convinced that our race has bettered itself through technological advancement. Therefore, we are shamed and embarassed when something we consider to be "primitive" has senses far superior to our own."

Nuanced, and pregnant with possibility, that one. Just change the bit about evolution to any other source of feelings of superiority, and just change the bit about tech with any other real or imagined "advantage," and change that last part about primitive's senses to . . well any quality, and you got a template for just about any possible human group folly.

No, I am not going back to POLITICS here. I am just making a sociological observation, ok??

Beyond that, Hey!! FUN ALERT!!

I stared rereading "The Satanic Verses" today. I forgot (almost) how lucid and funny, and as well, as deep and literary a writer Rushdie is.

Speaking of arrogant thoughts about superiority, I used to say that I was one of the very few people I knew, who not only read that famous book, but undersood it.

Yes, I can and have been an arrogant shit in this life. But how many folk do you know who even read that book once?

Anyway . . . even if I think my readership here is next to nil, happy and safe Labor Day to all.
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