Can We Please Move On?

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I’m easily distracted by shiny things. -The Tick

I have a love/hate relationship with the TV. It can be a wonderful, informative tube of illumination. It can be entertaining and smart and clever and insightful and can bring a whole host of Good Things to the average TV viewer willing to plop down in front of it and pay attention for a scant few minutes. 

And then there’s the other 99.9% of junk that’s on TV. With that junk, I include the Michael Jackson coverage. For crying out loud, that man hasn’t been musically relevant in years. His life, of late, was mostly a sad circus act played out in front of a too-attentive media. And frankly, I just don’t care.

ELSEWHERE:

TRO compares Michael Jackson to Obama. I wish I’d thought of that.

I agree with Cranky-D. What about nuclear power, bitches?

Pam is bored. Me too. I just want to know if her hubby knows about all the angels kissing her knees…

Jonolan finds answers in Obama’s childhood. Hmp.  42 does not equal “government“.

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OK. Panic.

The Hockey Schtick Graph, Revisited… Sorta

Well, when you put it that way… just damn.

Let’s see…

Inflation – check.

Trade restrictions – check (almost).

Devalued dollar – check.

Credit restriction – check.

Unemployment – check check.

Increased bankruptcies – check.

Bank failures – check.

National debt increase – check.

What’s the definition of an economic depression again? Shit.

Generational Cycles

The political pendulum swings both ways. Sometimes, it just takes a little longer for it to swing back to the right from the left. Here’s a snippet from an article in the Canada Free Press, When Those Who Don’t Pay Taxes Run the Nation:

If you remove all of the voting blocs that are attempting to vote themselves gifts from the public trough, Democrats couldn’t garner more than 20% public support in any national election today. But add all of those groups together and offer to buy their loyalty with the property of others and you have yourself a political juggernaut that will win political power for the next generation or two.

Looks like mob rule is here for a while. Let’s hope he’s wrong.

[Via Hecate’s Crossroad.]

Oohh! A Contest!

I suck at contests. Oh, I love logic and number puzzles and such like sudoku and masyu. But guessing games? Little green apples are better.

But this game is a cool one, because the prize is a donation to a charity of your choice should you win! Suhweet. So go over to The Local Malcontent’s place and guess at this month’s contest. Or, you know, you may actually know the answer. Like I said, I suck at that kind of game.

I mean, I can’t guess what emotion is on a person’s face in real life. Forget about guessing what kind of emotion is portrayed by a person in psychedelic drawing. Shyeah.

Alias Meme

I found this at Pam’s place. You know I love this kind of stuff. Some of these work better than others.

1.YOUR REAL BLOG NAME:
Prudence Penelope Ponder

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother and fathers middle name)
Elizabeth Emory

3.NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad)
Earl Nolen

4.STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)
Ponpr

5.DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Blue Hippopotamus

6.SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, town where you were born)
Penelope Anniston

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add “THE” to the beginning)
The Green Julep

8.FLY NAME: (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
Prer

9.STREET NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie)
Vanilla Dried Fruit and Nuts

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet’s name, street you grew up on):
Fluffy Dragstrip

11.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of last name plus izzle):
Ponizzle

13.YOUR IRAQI.. NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, first two letters of your middle name, last two letters of your first name then last three letters of your last name):
Onpeceder

14.YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets):
Black Rascal

15. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
Roma Twizzler