June 29, 2007
Mitt Romney as a young man was smokin’ hot (but apparently not so bright). Even now I think he is quite handsome in a distinguished way. He just looks presidential (or like an actor who should play the President on TV). He’d never get my vote but I wouldn’t have kicked him out of my bed (I’m being shallow here, I know, but I’m so good at it).
What I’m leading to here is the rest of the Romney clan. Romney has five sons: Ben, Craig, Josh, Matt and Tagg (who names their kid Tagg? I suppose someone named Mitt). Out of the five, Matt is the cutest. The other four are fair to middling, in my opinion. And that Craig has total gay face too.
How does this happen with two very attractive parents?
In my own family, I have one cousin who is absolutely stunning. Her parents, her brother and the rest of us are completely average looking. She found herself a smokin’ hot husband too (If I had known that I would have gone to the wedding (more shallowness, sorry)). I wonder if they too will suffer the Romney Curse?
As a side note: Ben, the little towhead in the picture, looks almost exactly like I did as a little kid (even down to nellie way he is sitting).
June 28, 2007
“Narcotics agents in Yolo County say they have arrested six people after confiscating 3 pounds of strawberry- and coconut-flavored cocaine.
Adding a flavor to the addictive stimulant is seen by Yolo County Narcotic Enforcement Team Commander Roy Giorgi as “just another marketing tool.”
When the flavored cocaine is inhaled through the nostrils, users say the flavor can be tasted and smelled.
“They said regular cocaine gives a medicine taste in the back of the throat when snorted,” Giorgi said. “With the flavored, you get a strawberry taste.”
Flavored cocaine costs 40 percent more than regular cocaine.
Added value, increased price. Duh.
June 27, 2007
I got to thinking about my younger gay days. I loved me my drag shows back then. One of my favorite songs was performed by Dena Cass (OMG, drag queens have web sites) . Dena was (I’m assuming she still is ) a big girl and she just tore this shit up.
Here’s the song (with cat pictures, not drag queens):
If you see this Dena, this is Brea’s friend, John.
(Sadly, “Brea’s friend John” was my actual nickname back in the day. Well that and “Just plain Joan”. In the crowd I ran with, there were three Johns: “Big Joan” (fat), ”Little Joan”(short) and me, “Just plain Joan”.)
June 26, 2007
Americans are known for their ability to make money. Some people think this is good, some not so much (you know, that whole “capitalist pig” thing ). We get accused of being obsessed by money. You’ve heard the rhetoric (if you haven’t, just Google “greedy Americans”).
Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes last year, setting a new record and besting the 2005 total that had been boosted by a surge in aid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma and the Asian tsunami.
And the people giving are not necessarily all Warren Buffet types:
About 65 percent of households with incomes less than $100,000 give to charity
Americans compared to other countries:
“It tells you something about American culture that is unlike any other country,” said Claire Gaudiani, a professor at NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and author of “The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism.” Gaudiani said the willingness of Americans to give cuts across income levels, and their investments go to developing ideas, inventions and people to the benefit of the overall economy.
Gaudiani said Americans give twice as much as the next most charitable country, according to a November 2006 comparison done by the Charities Aid Foundation. In philanthropic giving as a percentage of gross domestic product, the U.S. ranked first at 1.7 percent. No. 2 Britain gave 0.73 percent, while France, with a 0.14 percent rate, trailed such countries as South Africa, Singapore, Turkey and Germany.
Unfortunately, the New York Times is not as happy about this as I am. Their headline: “Absence of Major Disaster in ’06 Affected Giving“. Apparently, the lack of disasters is a bad thing.
June 25, 2007
This is truly inspirational:
Born with only four fingers and no legs under her knees, 20 year old Hee-ah Lee is an inspiration to all who know her. Although she began playing the piano at age 7 for therapeutical purposes, she has now become a concert pianist! Disfigured from birth, her mother cared for her as if she were perfect and today, she eats, walks and uses the adjusted piano pedals on her own. “You play with your heart and head not your fingers,” Hee-ah says.
June 24, 2007
Boring, boring and more boring, I know. But the Caulk is Cheap wayback machine is here to make the subject a little more entertaining and to show that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Obviously taxes were in the news in 1926:
(Title: “No New Taxes”)
And this is the 1935 version of the balanced budget debate:
(Title: “Baby New Year Balances the Budget”)
Taxes huh?, budget what?
June 23, 2007
I thought “cheap caulk” was a bad Google search. The list is growing. Someone found me through “pink caulk” and “cat gagging”.
BTW, anyone looking for pink caulk or gagging cats should drop me a line. I’ve got answers.
Update: I have to add “my dog drank chlorine” to the list. I don’t have any answer to that one.
June 23, 2007
My turntable was almost worn out in 1988 by this little ditty (it was the last vinyl record I ever purchased) . The video is a bonus. Little people and beer; it doesn’t get much better than that. Who thought someone could take an already fun ABBA tune and improve it so much.
(Something I didn’t know about this song until today (according to Wiki); the creators of this song followed the tongue in cheek instructions laid down in The Manual(How to Have a Number One the Easy Way) .)
This is your fucking theme song, Hillary?
I won’t blame you personally since your supporters picked it for you (another reason to distrust voters), but really, Celine Dion?
This campaign is going to be very (very) long.
(searches for dull, rusty butter knife)
Update: If you want a catchy theme song Hillary, check this shit out :
June 21, 2007
I hooked up my old computer to find some pictures that I had left behind (the catfish picture from my last post, in particular).
I forgot how bad that computer was. It took about 5 minutes to boot. Online, it was slow (I could feel myself aging). It froze up twice in the half hour I was on it; “Ctrl Alt Delete” was a regular part of my life back then.
Even with all of that hassle, I was so happy to rediscover these pics of cat #1:
No one can deny the cuteness of kittens.
Here he is as an adult (in the same chair):
And here is a face shot:
Ironically, he’s in the box that my old HP monitor came in.