Saturday, April 07, 2007

I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago, and while waiting in the check out line, I spotted one of those bastions of serious journalism. The headline was that Rachel Ray was divorcing her husband.

O happy day!

I still have a chance!

I once worked with a guy who would gaze longingly at a woman and mutter, "I could change her world. . ." Now I know what he meant.

Mmmmmm. Cheesecake.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Cosimo Cavallaro created a 6 foot tall chocolate sculpture of Jebus on the Cross, and the Fundies are mad! Can you believe it? (Even the hot Asian chick on Fox is pissed! She wondered why CNN wouldn't run a story on the Mohammed cartoons but would run a story about a chocolate Jesus. Duh! Can you say IED? CNN knows that Muslims will use them and Christians won't, unless it's an abortion clinic.)

They don't have a problem with a chocolate rabbit stealing everyone's attention from the Lord. They don't have a problem with multinational corporations making millions of dollars in celebration of when He was risen from the dead. They don't have a problem with a clucking rabbit becoming the symbol of a religious holiday. But they get pissed when someone sculpts Jebus out of chocolate.

It's time for the Religious Right to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. They need to demand that candy companies stop selling candy for Easter, or at least donate all their profits to charity. They should boycott any event that showcases a rabbit or a colored egg. They should put the Christ back in Easter. Well, that doesn't ring quite as well as Christ back in Christmas, but you get my point.

Does anyone else remember when the Christian church used to be the inspiration for art? Now it just seems to be the inspiration for outrage.


I've come to the conclusion that the RIAA treats the American public in much the same way the Church of Global Warming (Praise Gaia and her anointed prophets Al Gore (henceforth also known as The Goreacle) and Tom Brokaw. Hah-men!) treats us.

In the case of the Goreacle and his acolytes, even though China has said it is building 100 new coal plants and will not adhere to the Kyoto accords, who caused Global Warming? Americans and their big SUVs, multiple light fixtures, and air conditioning. In the case of the RIAA, China is the source of much of world piracy, so they sue 6 year old children in the United States, i guess because children generally don't have nukes. heck, even the MPAA fights piracy differently there: Here they search people going into movie theaters for video cameras, there they sell the DVDs we buy for $15 for $1!

And the left says Michelle Malkin is deluded. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, ya'll.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter is coming up and it's time for our thoughts to return to the real meaning of the holiday: Cadbury Cream Eggs. Or candy in general. And hiding eggs so our kids can play in the grass.

Oh, and that Jebus fellow everyone at Fox News is so enamored of.

I hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you!


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Like my blog? Sometimes it's a chore to come up with something to write, but content, they say, is king. You have to have it to sell ads. That's why I have Adsense, Amazon ads, and a couple of other ads. So even reading a stupid blog isn't free.

I have four email accounts. Each day I get 60-70 emails in each account wanting me to buy penis enhancing drugs, breast enlarging drugs, Canadian prescriptions drugs, car insurance, home insurance, second and third mortgages, plasma tvs, mp3 players. . . You name it, they try selling it. And email is cheap! And no amount of anti-spam legislation can stop the flow of junk into my free email account's inbox.

I watch a lot of TV and have noticed that in the 60s and 70s hour long TV shows were about 50 minutes long. Today, they are down to about 43 minutes. And that's not even counting the credits, which are played over the last few minutes of the show to make more room for commercials, or are shrunk to a teeny tiny square while commercials are played alongside.

I go to the movies, and besides the ads before the film, there are ads in the film. Anyone remember what candy E. T. liked? Practically every scene has product placement in it somewhere.

There are ads on public buses, taxis and buildings. Soda companies pay huge amounts of money to advertise at school, candy companies pay the same to advertise on educational TV stations played on school buses and between classes in some schools.

There are even marketers who have huge erections when they think about beaming ads into our cell phones or other blue tooth devices.

And ads in video games don't make the games any cheaper.

During election time there are ads along the roadsides telling us that a particular candidate is better than another.

I don't have a solution. Do any of you?


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

While 80% of the British public believe Global Warming (Praise Gaia and her anointed prophets Al Gore and Tom Brokaw! Hah-men!) is a serious threat, half of that number are doing nothing to slow it. Apparently, they feel it is more important to own a plasma TV or take an overseas holiday than to sacrifice their way of life. In other words, you save the Earth, I'm watching the telly.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Here's another Inconvenient Truth: A Canadian study has found that ethanol burns no cleaner than gasoline in today's vehicles. Previous studies, and I no longer have the links for this, have shown that it takes more energy to make ethanol than it produces, making ethanol rank right up there with perpetual motion machines.

I'm all for a cleaner environment. But we as voters have to demand better fuel efficiency from our car makers. Don't buy an SUV until they hit 30 mpg or better! So write your congresscritter and demand it.

And without a couple of thousand in the envelope, don't be surprised if you get an answer like: "This is a very complicated issue" and "effects to the economy" and "when Hell freezes over."


Sunday, April 01, 2007

I am still a teenager at heart. A geeky teenager, certainly, because I still like comic books. I can while away an afternoon reading Batman, Superman or, until recently, Captain America. And there are some super generous people who scan their comics and post them online for people to complete their collections without emptying their 401Ks. But reading comics online each individual page by each individual page isn't the same.

I recently ran across Comical, a reader that opens the usual cbr files that comics come in, and displays them like an actual comic book. This makes reading a comic on your computer as comfortable as reading in your easy chair! If you love comics and you have some stored electronically on your hard drive, you need this software!