Archive for November, 2009

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Mad as Hell (video)

November 30, 2009

You may recognize the sound byte, “I’m as Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take This Anymore” but perhaps you haven’t heard the quote in its full context.  Check out this clip, its short and clever.  I found it interesting how the issues which frustrated our society 30 years ago are in large part unchanged.

Note:  Make sure you have the volume turned on (yes Mom, I might be talking to you)

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to be a Beatle

November 29, 2009

Everyone makes fun of Ringo Starr, and ya know what, maybe they should!  Hell, he knows it!  His big quote is “I am the luckiest guy in the world” and he ain’t kidding either.

Ringo is really ugly, and not just in a creepy big nosed old man way – he’s always been hard to look at.   I suppose it makes the other Beatles look better – I mean that had to have been the plan, why else would they have chosen to replace the original drummer with an uncreative  second rate dance hall drummer.   Yet  every morning Ringo gets to wake up and realize that only one other person on the entire planet can claim to be in history’s most popular band.  If i Ringo Starr made a deal with the devil, then I want his attorney cause that is one posh deal!

Conversely, there is  Eric Clapton… talent till the cows come home but plagued with some shit luck.

Not only did his kid try fail to fly from his hotel window but back  in the 70’s, when Clapton was at the top of his game – easily among the five coolest humans alive, he had the misfortune of falling in love with his best friends girl.   Which in on of itself wouldn’t be a problem unless the best friend in question happened to also be among the five coolest but a freakin’ Beatle to boot.

I wonder if the gravity of this situation was felt by the woman they both desired?  Can you even imagine what something like that would do to your ego?

EC was able to capitalize on those  big hurts to build a legacy  “Layla” and “Tears in Heaven: are easily his big signature songs, without them would we ever care about Eric Clapton?  Still he’ll never be a Beatle!

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Thanksgiving, a love story

November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving is my girl next door.  Friendly, loyal,  non-materialistic and non-judgmental.  Blessed with unassuming natural good looks that have only improved with age.  You look back now and wonder why you never truly noticed how beautiful she’s always been, especially when compared to the others.

Sure, growing up you always included her but she was never your first choice.  Still, she warmly welcomed you back and never expected a gift.  Best of all  she never excluded anyone or lied to them about imaginary people flying through the sky and breaking into your home.  I suppose that if Thanksgiving was Grandpa Joe than Christmas would be Veruca Salt.

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Squint, Squint Harder… See it?

November 28, 2009

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Thanksgiving ’09

November 26, 2009

I hope that you all were where you wanted to be today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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UPDATE – “4 out of 5 friends agree, Dan is a douchebag” –

November 21, 2009

Sometimes the greatest stories go untold….

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OK, Fess Up, Who is it?

November 18, 2009

I don’t check my blog stats very often but when I do there is one post (from May) that is ALWAYS the most read post.    That post is “Hitler = Guilty Pleasure”.  I am guessing that I either have a very strong neo-nazi following or that one devoted follower bookmarked this page.  So who is it?  Shoot me an email.