Friday, December 19, 2014

100 of My Favorite Songs

Today's offering (43) Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Why can't Sony release the movie The Interview in Canada? Even the North Koreans can't hate the Canadians... Heh heh - John Wayne chased them down an alley... Think about it - even if you won $1 million in the lottery every month for the rest of your life - you would never become a billionaire... Heh heh... Who knew? Barry Manilow's hit "I Write the Songs" was not written by Barry Manilow... Interesting interview of Joss Whedon regarding the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie... Idea for a new TV channel; ESP-N (the Extra Sensory Perception Network). Psychics would make sports predictions and pick games... Who knew? The Russian economy as measured by GDP is smaller than that of the State of Texas...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Truth About the Island of Misfit Toys

I had an epiphany the other day. It was in regard to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. The thing about the misfit toys wasn't that they were squirt-guns that shot jelly or cowboys who rode ostrich's. The really strange thing about these "toys" was the fact THEY WERE ALIVE!

Now any high school biology student can tell you that life comes from life. These misfit toys were probably the offspring of some sick minded magic elves who must have gotten too "friendly" with some of the toys they were working on and fondling day after day. They were put on the Island of Misfit Toys probably as an attempt by upper management of Santa's Workshop to cover up some of the sick shit that was going on when the lights got turned off at night.

Let's be clear here - we aren't talking about misfit toys either - we are talking about FREAKS! If my kids got a choo-choo with square wheels that was alive - I would freaking BURN IT WITH FIRE! I would also then have to start spending thousands of dollars on therapy probably for the whole family. You could bet that Christmas and Santa would take on whole new meanings (and nightmares) from that day forward.

God help the children who ended up getting those freak misfit toys on Christmas morning.

100 of My Favorite Songs

Today's offering (41) Traveling Man / Beautiful Loser by Bob Seger. (Yes I know that it's technically two songs but you almost always hear the live version paired together.)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

100 of My Favorite Songs

Today's offering (39) Father of Mine by Everclear.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Former White Sox player now US Ambassador to New Zealand

- This Frank Sinatra letter is so Sinatra

- I would have to agree with Jeff Passan's Hall of Fame ballot

- Santa Claus as a shroom-tripping shaman?

- Good point

Greenpeace and the Nazca Lines

You should be outraged when you read what the clueless, self-absorbed, entitled idiots at Greenpeace did to the Nazca Lines in Peru. It was an unprecedented desecration of a 2,000-year old UNESCO site and for what? So Greenpeace could have a centerpiece to a new marketing campaign!

The "ad" they placed was in English. Not Spanish so they could send a message to the host country of Peru. Not Japanese - for whom Greenpeace is best known for combating in their anti-whaling campaigns. Not Chinese - the most populous nation and the country who needs the most change when it comes to pollution and carbon emissions. The "ad" was in English because that's the language that gets Greenpeace the most return when they do fundraising.

Imagine the outrage if Chick-Fil-A spray painted "Eat More Chicken" onto the rocks of Stonehenge. Imagine the outrage if Coke chiseled their logo onto George Washington's forehead  on Mount Rushmore. There would rightly be a world-wide boycott of those products if those companies did that. That's the type of lasting damage that Greenpeace just perpetrated on the Nazca Lines. There is not enough outrage over this. Fuck Greenpeace!

I hope the Peruvian government not only throws the book at the Greenpeace folks who did this - I hope they also go after anyone at Greenpeace who had a hand in planning this "ad" or helped in the logistics of making it happen.

Fuck Greenpeace! And fuck you too if you send them even one dime in contributions.

Saturday, December 13, 2014