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good Wednesday, all…

a little something to brighten your day (perhaps?) thanks to GoodEatsHumorPage

The Dog’s Diary

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8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

The Cat’s Diary

Day 983 of My Captivity

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now …

oh, and one more thing…

Namaste…

Cute? Too Darn Cute?

You be the judge…

sorry – I couldn’t resist (volume might start out loud, just so ya know)…

CUTE? OR TOO DAMN CUTE?

that’s it…

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

:D big grin :x lovestruck :D big grin :x lovestruck :D big grin

NSFW, but WTF!!!

I just ran across the piece that is actually the ending segment by Louis CK, of this entire tribute. First I was just going to post that short, Louis CK version. Then I realized that is not anywhere near enough tribute to one of the best, go-your-own-way comics ever. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like George, though I’m sure there are a few who don’t. But that’s OK, and that’s what George would say too – something like (me, inspired by the great one) “You can’t fuck all the pleasers all the time, and you can’t please all the fuckers all the time. So just fuck ’em and please yourself!!!”

I really hope this pleases you as much as it pleased me… it is rather long (104 minutes), so you may want to watch it in bits. Or not.
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A Tribute to George Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
About George Carlin
(all images courtesy google images)

Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. He appeared on The Tonight Show more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials, hosted the first Saturday Night Live and penned three New York Times bestselling books. Of the 23 solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, 11 were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the “Freedom of Speech Award” by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
from: http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/tribute-george-carlin-hosted-whoopi-goldberg

if you did, in fact, watch the entire video above, you may have noticed that there are a couple clips cut. Well, it turns out, they are not clips of George doing his thing, but someone else talking about George doing his thing. So, I’m going to include the real clips of the real George, doing the real material.

🙂

Related posts:
http://metousiosis.com/2012/02/10/george-carlin-on-the-proper-way-to-age/

http://pknatz.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/george-carlin-another-celebrity-i-dont-know/

Charity? Toys for the Lobbyists? Bullies on the Charity playground? All of the Above?

Holy Cow! I feel like I’m watching a tennis match with a good volley going, head left, head right, head left, head right, head left, head right…
As you may have heard, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, has become a target in the past few days for critics and other news starved individuals. First, it was reported that the Komen Foundation was suing the pants off small “mom and pop” run charities who dared to use the Komen trademarked word “Cure” or the also trademarked “color pink”. So, it would seem, this wonderful altruistic organization is spending a goodly chunk of their donated funds to pay for them to play the bully and literally sue hundreds of small charities for using their trademarked “Cure” and “the color pink”. Now wait a minute. Can you own a word, or a color for that matter?!?!? I mean, really, what’s the big deal, can’t we all play together. Instead of a polite request to discuss this, Komen is filing suits willy nilly, forcing the small charities to use their limited funds for legal fees and research of the issue. What are they, some big corporation that doesn’t want its “brand” sullied or diluted by allowing these small home grown operations to use a certain word or a certain color?!?!? It would seem that they are attacking legitimate grass roots charities who sponsor honest homespun events to raise funds for the very thing that Komen supposedly stands for. I could forgive a little, if it seemed to be an issue of targeting, oh, IDK, soft porn groups who try to ride the Komen coattails by using these trademarks in their promotions, or even just a run of the mill entrepreneur who tries to cash in by using “Cure” and “pink” to sell their little products, related or not to the core issue. But that doesn’t seem to be what’s happening here.

Next, we hear that the Komen Foundation has decided to withdraw its funding to Planned Parenthood. Not pennies, either. Donations were in the upper 6 figure range for 2011. Externally this action was a perceived reaction to pressure from pro-life, anti-abortion politicos. Komen claims this change is due to their policy of not giving funds to any group currently under investigation, which, Planned Parenthood is, federally, to determine whether they are using tax dollars for abortions. Some have called this investigation a witch-hunt. Sort of reminds me of a recent situation in which a friend gave me a gift of funds to get some work done on my van. All of a sudden, there were strings attached, as to how the money should be spent, how the work should be done. This friend passive-aggressively said he wanted to be sure his money was being spent “wisely”. So Komen, didn’t like how Planned Parenthood could be (not even a sure thing) using the money. and decided not to give it in the first place.

Well, that surely raised a lot of hackles, critics from far and wide were suggesting Komen should not allow their actions to be determined by political issues and climate. Soon, wealthy Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, promised a hefty sum to Planned Parenthood, that the results of Komen’s decision might be somewhat offset. Whatever his agenda, it replaced some money so that those that Planned Parenthood helps, women who would otherwise have no health care, do not have to go without important health care, because of some political pissing contest.

A few of Komen’s top people, including a physician, resigned, some citing the decision as reason for their departure.

Then, well, guess what, Susan G Komen Foundation changed its mind and reinstated their fund allocation to Planned Parenthood. This has been well received by many, who feel that Planned Parenthood is the one place where women who would not otherwise get health care, are provided with appropriate screening and treatment. My personal thoughts on Planned Parenthood’s over all policy has always been good-for-you, Planned Parenthood, for ensuring the right of each and every woman to quality health care, especially those who would probably not get it, and ensuring their right to choose, a choice for themselves, their bodies and maybe even for the spirit/child not to be born at this time. A spirit/child who will come again later, when circumstances are much better and they will be entering a world in which they are wanted and will be loved and nurtured, rather than neglected, hated and punished for just being alive.

Though I would like to end the story on an up note, further research has disclosed that former press secretary to G. W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, has had a solid role in the framing of the Susan G Komen Foundation’s position with regards to Planned Parenthood. In fact, Mr. Fleischer has been integrally involved in defining and filling the position of Senior Vice President for Communications and External Relations, recently created by the Komen Foundation. He has taken part in the interview process for prospective parties and questioned the candidates’ position on the controversial relationship between the Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood. Thus, Mr. Fleischer as a paid consultant to Komen, has insinuated his political agenda into what mayhaps should be a non partisan entity, a non profit organization.

Well, my lesson has been learned… things are not always what they seem to be…

Related articles:

Susan G Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use of the Word “Cure”
Charity Pulls Plug on Planned Parenthood
Susan G Komen Officials Resign as Backlash Gains Steam
Top Susan G Coleman Official Resigned Over Planned Parenthood Cave-In
Komen says Planned Parenthood Plans are Mischaracterized
Bloomberg Pledges $250K to Planned Parenthood
Top Komen Official Resigns in Protest over Grant Cuts
Supporters Grapple with Komen Fracas Fallout
Ari Fleischer Secretly Involved in Komen Strategy on Planned Parenthood
Komen Backs off Decision on Funding Cuts

Komen also stops Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research

chuckles and cheers…

CHUCKLES AND CHEERS

I admit… I just can’t get enough of this guy (no, I don’t mean Mitt)… at about 2:40 note what Mitt bought from Hammacher-Schlemmer…

chuckles and cheers, everyone…

Well, first off, I want to say I never thought I’d be creating posts in alphabetical order, as, so far, they have been… I figured I’d be all over the alphabet, maybe even doubling up on some letters before I even got to others… well, I never promised you an alphabetically ordered garden, but if you get one, hey –  you’re ahead of the game…

So… I want to talk about concerts… in all my many years/decades I’ve probably been to less than a dozen or so… I have always felt that concerts are 1) overpriced, 2) way too crowded, 3) and in order to get a good seat, I’d have to pay 10X the price of all the artists’ albums… then if I’m too close I’ll be deafened by the BOOMING speakers shaking the building from their pedestals on stage, probably between me and the artist and ready to fall right on me… so, I have gone to a few… early on, I guess I’d decided they’d have to be REALLY big names, or forget it… not worth spending 2 months pay for 2 tickets… so I believe my first concert was in the early to mid 60’s and stretched out until just about 6 months ago… so I suppose you want to know who I’ve seen… well, ok… to name a few…

Neil Diamond, probably late 60’s to early 70’s when he was really hot stuff…

then there was Fleetwood Mac… back in the days when Stevie and Lindsay were probably still an item and everybody still acted professional (1980’s)… in fact, I liked many of Christine McVie’s songs like “Songbird”

Who else, you ask? Well CSN I think it was without the Y, but I can’t be sure… some of the best harmonies ever sung came from these guys… I saw them about 8-10 years ago and it was a rockin’ event… 

Then, let’s see… most recently was Shawn Phillips, I don’t think he was world famous, or anything, but IMHO, one of the greatest guitarists, lyricists, poets, singers, etc of our time… listen to these lyrics…

Another many of you may have hear of is King Crimson… their hit “21st Century Schizoid Man“, classic and raucous and prophetic… but this has to be one of my faves with haunting harmonies…

now I see The BOSS is up next… saw him in USC stadium 30+ years ago… best damn show by any artist ever… solid three (at least) hours of Bruce and his E Street fellow bombers… PUMPIN’ out the hardest Rock ‘n Roll you’ve ever seen – everybody was sweatin’!!!

Just a few more here… U of M Northrup auditorium where I first found (and now trust) StubHub… Van Morrison… front row orchestra, which just meant fron row center… absolutely awesome, except the poor old fool had a cold and was all wrapped up in a scarf and you could tell he wasn’t where he really wanted to be – but a pro nevertheless…  got a good 2 hours + out of him and his cohorts, no other bands to fill in…

second to last on my list, my homeboy, that good old fella that everyone said couldn’t sing… but he sure could write… now, there’s just WAY to many songs to play so instead, I’m gonna share with you my only ever photo of a celeb in action -voila… not bad for a twenty something kid (me, not him)… had my   Olympus, (WAY before digital), probably used a 100-300 zoom lens and it’s my only ever shot of a bigshot like Bobby…

ok… we’re at the last, which, of course, I’ve saved until last… I still can’t believe I went to the this groups’ concert, more that I could get in… I have no idea how much the tickets were… I had just moved back to MN from NE and I was about 13 or 14 at the time… are you ready for this………………………… it was at a baseball stadium, so they were real far away, but I remember being right at the fence so I really couldn’t have gotten any closer… and yes, I was one of those screaming kids, but it didn’t matter cuz I new every song word for word and could even sing in harmony while my friends just kept screamin’ and we all cried…. ready… have you guessed who it is yet…   ok… this was my first ever concert, and everything afterwords never reached the level of emotion and raw love for… my guys… ..

well… that’s it folks… I guess I’ve used up all my media allotment.. and I did’t think this would be so long, so… I’ll tell you what… since many of my various $.02 thoughts are on holidays and other traditions and expectations… I’ll save them for tomorrow…

ok, then all my new blogosphere friends… have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you will if you’re a football fan)…

and for those of you who plan to begin your “Black Friday” at the crack of midnight… I found out that if you have a Starbuck’s in your Target – they too will be open at midnight… after all, what good’s a sleepy shopper who hasn’t been injected with caffeine after a day of turkey and tryptophan…

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

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