Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This is NOT Politics. It is HUMOR . . .

Ok it is political humor (and more political truth than we get from the White House minions and masters.)

Jon Stewart speaks about the First Lady's recent "remarks" about Iraq, and more importantly, what was the expected daily quota, when both he and I were growing up here in Joisey:

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

Some classics, from a great American Classic Statesman:

"Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it. "

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. "

"The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."

"The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."

And there are many more than these. Honestly, I was inspired to do Adlai quotes today as I heard that last one on Meet The Press, today.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Another Nugget from the last episode of "LOST."

Hey! I am not going to try to explain the whole thread of the one story line but the sadistic yet smooth middle-aged woman among "The Others," known as "The Sheriff," gets into it with Dr. Jack over his (some Asian character) tatoo, and says something like:

"That means 'Outsider. Not one of us'."

And Jack (God love him) corrects her:

"THAT is what it SAYS . . . NOT what it MEANS!"

And before I go too long, that to me is the nuance that is lost on too many people.

So many people THINK they know what things mean, but they do not have a clue what things mean.

They only seem to believe they know what things mean, while truly having no clue at all what anything at all means, leave alone the subject then under discussion.

Ok. That is more of an OPINION, than a declaration of FACT, but at least I know the meaning of what is an opinion, and what is a fact, I am damn sure!

Anyway, that is today's message.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Inspired by Tonight's Episode of "Lost."

And the crazy people I work with (not to indicate they all are crazy; I do mean the CRAZY ones.)


Do people have such a hard time figuring out that things their brains think, things they say can be totally stupid?

Why do people have such a hard time even CONSIDERING that ANYTHING they could possibly think or believe is nothing more than the most useless bullshit?

Oh and why DEAR LORD why do some people tell lies, talk trash, act all selfish and mean and ugly disrespectful . . .

and NOT UNDERSTAND that they deserve no more than contempt in life, and eternal torment in the after life (barring their true attonement?)

Rhetorical questions, these.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

I had an excuse this time

for not posting.

I lost my dsl line for a few days.

Well that works now so now I have the other problem to deal with:

finding something interesting to say?

Let me get back to ya'll on that one. Ok?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Now I remember

Yes, earlier tonight I was watching the latest episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Great scene (but before I give the line that inspired me, I need to say that the person the line was delivered to was a Cylon . . . not a human but a robot who looks like a human, and the line was delivered to her by some "psychic projection" of her -- its own mind.)

Anyway here is the line . .

"You want to be human. But what you need to remember is that to do that you must care only for yourself."

That is a 95% verbatim quote from memory.

Anyway, I would just leave the quote as is for digestion but I need to dovetail to tonight's episode of 24, where bad guys, be they domestic or foreign, seem to be very "human" without being honestly selfish and self-centered bout it.

HELL's Bells! There is only ONE THING worse on this planet than a self aware selfish piece of trash, and that is some one under the delusion that they are doing a greater good.

I would rather deal with a self aware selfish person than some delusional scumbag, any day.

You can buy off the selfish ones.

The deluded ones are freaking INSANE!

And in the end, they are not only no better than people who are out for #1, but they are worse.

The can (at least to my knowledge of the real world, leave alone fictional world) do way more damage than the person who wants to make a quick buck.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

My Usually Hum-Drum Day was Brightened by a (seemingly) Special Celeb Sighting.

Ok . . . I could be wrong, but . . .

there I was, minding mostly my own business, and I notice, this drop-dead gorgeous, very tall raven-haired beauty walking my way.

"That looks like Jill Hennessy," I thought.

"Is she really that tall," I thought?

She (if it was her) was wearing very dark sunglasses. As I got within 3 feet of her, I became more convinced it really was her, based on her facial features.

Hmmm . . . Ok.

So when I got home, I Googled and the real Jill is 5' 8".

Hmm, now if she was wearing boots with decent heels she would have been nearly at my eye level, and the slyly glamorously gorgeous brunette I saw was basically almost at my eye level.

I am convinced.

It was her.

Don't take issue with me, or contradict me PLEASE!!

I got nothing else going on in my life, so PLEASE do not harsh my mellow!!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Way I said it to folk on the shop floor, today . . .

(that is how I refer to the office, mostly) I usually get that shitty, ignorant, meant-as-a-compliment-but-it ain't-ya-shitheads . . .

"Gee you ain't really BLACK."

But anyway . . . great article about the core issue behind the Joe Biden, Foot In Mouth incident, focusing on that A word???


New York Times . . . Articulate

Here is a taste of the article:

A series of conversations about the word with a number of black public figures last week elicited the kind of frustrated responses often uttered between blacks, but seldom shared with whites.
“You hear it and you just think, ‘Damn, this again?’ ” said Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of humanities at the
University of Pennsylvania.

Anna Perez, the former communications counselor for Ms. Rice when she was national security adviser, said, “You just stand and wonder, ‘When will this foolishness end?’ ”

Said Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment for Black Entertainment Television: “It makes me weary, literally tired, like, ‘Do I really want to spend my time right now educating this person?’ ”

So what is the problem with the word? Whites do not normally object when it is used to describe them. And it is not as if articulate black people do not wish to be thought of as that. The characterization is most often meant as a form of praise.

“Look, what I was attempting to be, but not very artfully, is complimentary,” Mr. Biden explained to Jon Stewart on Wednesday on “The Daily Show.” “This is an incredible guy. This is a phenomenon.”

What faint praise, indeed. Being articulate must surely be a baseline requirement for a former president of The Harvard Law Review. After all, Webster’s definitions of the word include “able to speak” and “expressing oneself easily and clearly.” It would be more incredible, more of a phenomenon, to borrow two more of the senator’s puzzling words, if Mr. Obama were inarticulate.

Please read the rest.

Personally I do not need any twit or nitwit to tell me I am articulate.

However, feel free to compliment me on either my slightly-diluted Beacon Hill accent (my mid-level professional speaking voice), my Midlantic (my higher professional speaking voice), or my Larchmont Lockjaw (I only pull that one out for special occasions! Watch out, Bill Buckley!!)

Anyway, without making some OBVIOUS statement about the black middle (and upper) classes (that article does well enough, thank you very much) I can speak with authority about me:

Undergrad, B.A., Theatre, UVM, followed by a J.D. from Pierce Law, of Concord NH.

Hell, not only can I tell the difference between a Montpelier, Vermont stacatto, and a Pembroke New Hampshire Semi-Fr. Canadian nasal tatoo, but on a good day I can do either rare Northern N'England accent without hardly trying.

I did not mention the Down Easter, Maine Accent there, as for some reason that one is always effortless for me . . . not only from hearing it, but I have read way too many Steven King books and he is prone to writing his native state's accent in dialect.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Saturday Quickies

Since I never mange to keep to any sort of schedule in even posting here, I will skip even hinting this might be a regular feature.

I don't take this blog at all seriously. It is merely a self indulgent outlet of my expression.

Moving along, time for some quickies. I am going to try for at least three (seeming) originals. I got the idea from the first one that popped in my head just now (and my inspiration was reading the rantings of some total idiot on the Hannity Message Board. No, not everyone on that board is a total idiot, but the one who inspired me is so much of an idiot I would otherwise describe him as about as smart as bucket full of hair.)

Ok. No. 1:

"Hmmm kay. If your life is so impoverished that doing that gives it meaning, all I will say is . . . Good Luck With That!"

(I should add that the nit wit at issue was heaping hate and abuse on some other poster . . . . in an attempt to prove how good a christian he was!!! I kid you not!)

Now let me try for another.

No. 2:

(ya this is sorta almost political; I said it to someone in the office, earlier this week.)

"Hmmm . . . now if the the USA was ANY GOOD at unilateral intervention, the rest of the world should be a 'Happy HAPPY,. Joy JOY,' kind of place, but it clearly is NOT."

Ok that makes two. Let me try for a third.


(Oh I said basically this to one of my co-workers this past week.)

"This job is so tedious that I am fantasizing about doing other things that I usually consider tedious but seem WAY MORE INTERESTING than what we do here, day after day."

Ok that is all for now.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thirteen Days to go . . .

till V-Day. A day that I have been known to enjoy but have DREADED for the past three years.

So am I going to dread it this year?

I am going to try not too. I am going to try NOT to complain or bitch or moan.

Ok this is me NOT complaining about that stuff.

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