Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's raining... it's pouring... my love life is

.... not what it used to be. But then a lot other things about me is not "what they used to be.."

And I must admit that the continual fascination with sex gives me a big grin. Makes me want to find a bunch of 20 something's and yell:

Birds do it, bees do it, your grandma did it....!..... Sometimes in her combat boots!

And while sex sells, I find this either funny or dumb. Your pick.

Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte.

"[Creative partner Terry Heckler] poured [sic] over old marine books until he came up with a logo based on an old sixteenth-century Norse woodcut: a two-tailed mermaid, or siren, encircled by the store's original name, Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spice. That early siren, bare-breasted and Rubenesque, was supposed to be as seductive as coffee itself."

And naturally:

A Christian group out of San Diego has found grounds for outrage over the new logo for Starbucks Coffee.

In the meantime I understand that there is a a movie coming out where four women talk about sex..

Well, duh....

It appears the relentless promotional blitz surrounding Sex And The City movie has reached saturation point for some - and it hasn't even opened in cinemas yet.

you think??

I confess that I have never seen the HBO show. Any network that has Bill Maher on it gets no money of mine. Besides, if the show is worth a flip it'll be available on DVD...

I guess this all started back in the late 60's when the Left urged us to "Make Love Not War."

Along with such sage advice came discos.... One I remember well featured a tall lanky young man who wore tight fitting trousers.. displaying physical talents that most men could only envy.... He was always on the dance floor and demonstrated moves only seen in "Grease."

Then one night, after just making such a move his trousers split in the crotch.... and there on the dance floor under the sparkling and speckled lights lay a sock... a rather large sock..

His departure was rapid and final.

Stephen King

stepped on his we-we and has now tried to apologize three times.

This is what he said:

I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that.

The truth is that reading will greatly assist you in learning to think critically and educate yourself. But reading alone won't let you just walk into a job. That will require special skills. And being a History or English Lit major is likely to only qualify you to say: "Wanna biggie size that?"

Having found himself in a hornet's nest he has tried three times to get out, but the problem is, he doesn't understand.

That wasn't my intention. I like the troops just fine, and respect the hell out of their brainpower. I know that most of them read.....It's the war our politicians--many of whom have never heard a shot fired in anger--have sent them to fight that I have a problem with.

What he doesn't understand is that when he runs his mouth the enemy the troops are fighting are encouraged. The terrorists believe that if they can hold on just a bit longer then the anti-war Left, one of which I believe King to be, will force a withdrawal and the terrorists will win. Of course to "hang on" the terrorists must kill some US troops, so the troops and those of us who support them, see his position as being un-supportive and counter productive.

King is a fantasy writer. He has been in his fantasy world too long. He rants a bit about "No Child Left Behind" a bit and then, having decided that no child is learning to read, comes up with this.

Many will be faced with entry-level jobs like clerking and handing out burgers from the drive-thru window. The best option for many is the armed services, because they see a chance to continue their educations and/or learn a marketable skill. Many will wind up in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some will die, because this is an entry-level position where kids wind up getting shot at.

What King doesn't understand is that most of the young men and women who join are patriotic and believe in this country, and believe in this culture and understand that the country and culture must be protected. That they may learn a skill is a plus, but that's not why they join. There are far too many other educational options available.

If King was truly concerned about the futures of these men and women he would be pressing for energy independence for thus country. To do that we must work on not only alternative sources, but drill for oil now and build nuclear power plants now. Two proven technologies that need only for King and his ilk to join with others in demanding that government get the hell out of the way.

But he won't. His success in writing fantasy has convinced him that he knows what the rest of us should do.

I for one know what I will do. I will no longer purchase King's books.

How to tell a writer is in the tank for Hussein 57

It's really simple. Just look for a talking point of Hussein 57's campaign minions that is inserted into a sentence/phrase that adds nothing to the sentence's subject besides the talking point.

For example.

The rise of McCain as their champion is not without irony, since the 71-year-old Arizona senator has quarreled with his own party for years on issues as diverse as immigration, campaign finance reform and global warming

What does McCain's age have to do with the claim that he has been at odds on various issues with some Repubs?

You can also get a grasp of the writer's politics by the obviously wrong claims made in an article.

Democrat Travis Childers on Tuesday won Mississippi's first congressional district, one of the safest Republican seats in the country, following his party's recent special election wins in Illinois and Louisiana.

Now, if the district had been "safe," how did Childers win? Obviously it wasn't, and since the Repubs spent a ton of money, and had a visit by Cheney and help from McCain, the Repubs knew it was in trouble.

You can also tell by what the writer leaves out. In this case it is the fact that the wins provide no real advantage as an incumbent since the general election is only months away and the winners must run again.

Why everything is made in China or India

Another goody from Grant M.