Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurry Up !!

and watch this before NBC finds it and yanks it off. Laughed so hard I cried.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I love this...

... watch how pissed of he gets midway through. He looks like he wants to spit out of disgust.

"Conservative women ecstatic over Palin"

... from USA Today headline. Most of the women interviewed at the campaign rally at Franklin and Marshall College and by phone were middle aged homemakers/stay at home moms. The general consensus is that all of these women support the potential VP for three reasons : her stance on women's right to abortion (she's pro-life), she's a mom, and she's a woman.

Conservative women are gushing over the fact that she chose to have a baby even after she was informed the baby would have Down syndrome and because her 17 yr old daughter opted to have her baby despite being young and unwed. Any woman in her 40's who decides to get pregnant is probably aware that the chances of having a child with Down syndrome are extremely high. (Despite many years of research to identify risk factors associated with Down syndrome, only one factor, advanced maternal age, has been well established. CDC website)) There is a 1 in 30 chance that a pregnant woman aged 45 years will deliver a child with Down syndrome. Gov. Palin was 44 when she gave birth. But who needs science and medicine when you've got God, right? Let's applaud this genius. As for her daughter... she's 17. She's probably in love with her boyfriend and welcomes this opportunity as a means to trap and keep him. Not that he's complaining.. his future mother-in-law is the future Vice President of the United States. Think of all the job opportunities he'll have now.

Let's not leave out the fact that the Palin's are a family with means. Caring for dependents monetarily is not an obstacle for them. Children born with Down syndrome are dependents for life. Can you really blame someone who doesn't want to take on that responsibility? Also, Palin's daughter will never have to worry about how she's going to finish college while working to support her child. I'm sure mommy will work something out.

I just think it's plain silliness for any of these three factors to play a role in determining who one would vote for. I'm beginning to wonder if women should have been granted the right after all. Seriously, these women are an embarrassment to our gender. Especially the so-called "hockey moms" and unemployed home-makers. Get a job and stop popping out kids and maybe then you will actually have something better to say. I apologize if I sound cynical and angry... I think Sarah Palin's self-righteous grin is getting to me.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's been a while since I've blogged. Here's a few things I've been into lately:

  • Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. - Bella Swan is an impossibly clumsy teenage girl in love with a vampire. Of course. In the second book of the series she discovers her best friend is a werewolf. Really, can it get any better this? Alas, it does have some faults. Too much over characterization. If that is even an actual term for criticism. Bella is too clumsly. The vampire is too broody. The situations are sooo dramatic. Edward (the vamp) has to save Bella's life like every five seconds and the one time he thinks he's failed, he attempts suicide. Seriously, these two put Romeo and Juliet to shame.

  • Furniture Shopping- In the market for a new sofa. I'm stuck on this.

  • Getting ready for fall.- The mums are out. Soon it will be pumpkins. I bought two sweaters and a black patent leather bag on a day it was 80. And hot tea. Lot's of hot tea.

  • Old New Kids on the Block videos. - . They are in the process of trying to stage a comeback but I don't think it's going to pan out. When my 14 year old daughter and her friends laugh at "these old guys trying to dance", you know it's time to throw in the towel and call it a night. The smart ones will go into real estate or start producing younger hipper acts that will actually make some money. I had to put her down with the old stuff lest her think that my teenage crushes were just big dorks. Well... they really were. Here's the latest vid that has all the kids cracking up. The beginning shows them separately at all of these exotic locations, (on speed boats, driving Porches) when each of them gets a call on their high tech cell phones to presumably reunite. Doubt it. Aside from Donnie, who actually has had other career oppurtunities, these NKOTB were still hangin tough in Boston praying for that phone call. If you don't have time to waste, fast forward to the end when they are doing the "Hangin Tough" arm wave on the beach... hilarious.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

"Fifty bucks, grandpa..."

I just finished watching The Guardian and discovered two things that surprised me:

1. That Ashton Kutcher is really a good actor.

2. and that Kevin Costner is hot.

I know that a lot of women have been on the Costner train for a while and that I'm really late on this one, but when I found myself melting when he smiled and his crows feet became deeper, I began to wonder if I was developing a thing for older men. Nah, but Ashton has nothing on this man. Now if I could only see what all the hype over George Clooney is all about...

Friday, July 04, 2008

how bout "D O R K" ?

I've decided to add a regular feature to my blog- Pet Peeve of the Week. Since I've been having trouble coming up with any interesting material and aggrivation is never in short supply, it seems to be a win-win situation.

This weeks pet peeve: lame vanity plates. I cannot tell you how annoying it is to me when someone with a slightly better than average vehicle slaps a liscense plate on it that says "4u2nv". That was seen on the orange bumper of a Scion that looked similar to this one. I'm sure the guy behind him in the convertable BMW was very very jealous. Yesterday I was driving and saw a newish Mitsubishi Eclipse with the tags- "gtsnvme". So, you're saying all gt's envy your 2004 Eclipse? Cuz this is a gt, and so is this... and this... Whatever, you moron.

Then there are the Jesus freaks who like to display their devotion to their lord and savior by slapping some variation of his name on the ass of their transportation. The owner of a pizza joint in Blasdell has a plate that reads- "L O R D" Lord of the Rings? Lord of the Dance? Lord of Gino's Pizza? No, only a born again could be so corny.

And a person who puts his/her name on a liscence plate ranks right up there in the stupid category with someone who would put it on their bicep.

However, there are some that I can appreciate... I saw a blond woman in her 40's driving a white Jaguar convertable around Deleware circle a few years ago with a vanity plate that said "Thanks Larry" She either snagged herself a sugar daddy or won it in the divorce settlement. Now that's sassy.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

a rant

WHY?? God, why did you allow for the invention of the mini-van? They are the bane of my existence... I just don't understand the mental process that results in all mini-van drivers going 10 miles below the speed limit. " Hey you, plump lady with the bad haircut and the annoying kids ... get the fuck out of the passing lane!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Buffy alum sighting

Spike- aka James Marsters, plays best pal and business parter to King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) in the uber-sappy P. S. I Love You. It's unsettling to hear him speak with an American accent, which is of course his real accent. Also there is a reference to vampire slaying in the movie. Looks like someone on board of this disaster is a fan of The Joss. Movie was tedious, with all the forced crying and contrived lovey-dovey moments but... the men are delicious, Lisa Kudrow is hilarious, and the soundtrack is pretty damn good.