Saturday, November 04, 2006

Okay, let's see if I have this right: Tobacco companies were forced to make anti-smoking ads. They were forced to put them on TV. The ads aimed at kids worked. A New Zealand study found, however, ads aimed at parents showed a link to kids thought smoking wasn't as dangerous. Could it be because the ads weren't aimed at the teens, perhaps, but at the people who are always telling them what to do? The people who won't ever let them have any fun? The people who track their kids' movements with GPS and Internet companies? And it's the tobacco companies' fault that kids rebel against their parents and do what their parents tell them not to do?

Is it the tobacco companies fault that kids have sex? Drive fast? Raid their parents' liquor cabinets? Spend too much time on the cell phone? Surf porn on their computer?

Or could it be that teens are rebellious?

Nah! Then there wouldn't be anyone to sue!

Friday, November 03, 2006

The House of Ideas is now out of Ideas.

Back in the 70s, during the Kung Fu craze, and yes, I lived through it, Marvel and DC cranked out several martial arts titles. One of Marvel's creations was Iron Fist. I read some of the Iron fist books, mainly because they were a bit more accessible than the Shang-Chi series based on Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu stories.

Now, thirty years later, we learn that there have been many Iron Fists? The latest issue of Wizard magazine lists four previous Iron Fists: Bei Ming-Tian (1194-1227), Wu Ao-Shi (1517-1550), Bei Bang-Wen (1827-1860), and Orson Randall (1900-1933). The writers of the new Iron Fist series, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction want to "explore the character, and to cross pollinate the well of Wuxia fable, the pulp tradition and Marvel Superheroes."

Sounds to me like they are ripping off Lee Falk's The Phantom.


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Debra LeFave got exactly ZERO years in prison for having an affair with a 14 year-old kid. She blew him and had sex with him. No doubt, she is being wooed by Maxim Magazine or Playboy for a photo pictorial. LeFave admitted to the affair blaming it on bipolar disease.

Schmecka White was arrested in April 2005 for stripping naked in front of students and touching herself suggestively, a charge she denies. She has been in jail since her arrest. Last week, Schmecka was sentenced to 9 years in prison.

Did I mention that Debra LeFave is smoking hot and white?

Did I mention that Schmecka White is somewhat less hot and black?

Let's see here. Hot and white means no jail. Not so hot and black means 18 months in jail while waiting for trial and nine years in prison.

I don't think Justice is a blind and she's supposed to be.

Maybe if people voted once in a while. . .


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This family risked their lives to vote in Iraq's first elections. Insurgents in that country shot voters and triggered car bombs to intimidate voters. The insurgents were wasting their time.

You won't vote because it might cut into your lunch hour. How screwed up is that?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Want to be scared this year?

Less than one-third of Texans voted in the last gubanatorial elections! Twenty-nine percent of Texans picked our Governor and Representatives.

That sure does scare me!

Make sure you vote this year, and take a friend with you to the polls. Make it a party!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Your boss is hoping that you don't vote.