Friday Fives

1. How do you fell about re-gifting?

not really for it or against it. Boring question. Save that for the Christmas edition.

2. Regardless of the genre, name a work that should be a cult classic but isn’t

Smashing Pumpkins – Gish. It is a very niche album. Wasn’t meant to appeal to many, and the production is sparse. However, it is beautiful and powerful and perfect in every way. Or, was this supposed to be about movies?

3. I never did the catechism. What is so good about Friday?

ah yes, I did all that schooling. There is nothing good about Friday. Friday was the day their leader, Christ, was murdered. I have talked about this before. Let’s say I get killed on a Tuesday. Call that Tuesday whatever you want, but don’t called it ‘awesome Tuesday’. That kinda hurts, and really sends the wrong message. Don’t worry, the giant bunny will move the Sisyphean boulder yet again up the hill and our lord will emerge.

4. Ever see the Simpson’s episode in the store where Marge finds all the discount tapes of real and make believe amalgams of groups like Air Supply, Loggins & Oates, Seals & Crofts, Pablo Cruise etc. ?
When Lisa asks what kind of music they all play, Marge can’t recall the genre. Homer offers “Crap rock?”, but that’s not it. Then Bart says, “Wuss rock?”, and that’s it.
So, with all that said, what is the worst Wuss Rock band of all-time?

REO Speedwagon. They are soundly mocked, a la Michael Bolton. Yet, they wrote huge sounds and toured stadiums. The music was as gay as Billy Squires, yet bigger. Actually, maybe I should change my answer to Billy Squires.

5. So, when Carl Kipper gets out of jail, will you let him date your sibling?

Steve? No. Steve is a top, and so is Carl. I see all kinds of conflict, not to mention Steve being an Aries cusp. Unless Carl’s moon is in the Capricorn house, all you get out of that relationship is gay drama and broken dishware.


Friday Fives

1. Do you believe in good and/or bad luck?

I actually very very much believe in the old saying “you make you own luck”

2. Do you believe there is one man/woman luckier than all the rest?

you are treading into Gladwell’s latest treatise.
  That is mostly over my head, and too thinky.  I would say, generally not.  I do believe some are born with more talent than others… which is pretty close.  An example?  Justin Timberlake.  I do not own a single Timberlake song or track (other than ‘Dick in a Box’).   So, I don’t know about his singing.  I do know, however, he is extremely funny, and a terrific actor.   Dude is great looking and extremely personable.  I ain’t gay, but Timberlake is hot, talented, funny as well, and a fabulous dancer.  That’s all I am saying.  I call that talent, you can call it luck.  Nothing gay about that, eh?

3. When was the last time you considered yourself lucky?

just about every day I pull into my driveway.  really.  drive up in my nice truck to my own house where my wife and dogs and all that are home waiting.  Life is great, I have no complaints.  Ok, maybe an occasional bitch… but no regrets.

4. What is the most unlucky thing to ever happen to you?

being born a Democrat in Arizona.

5. Where do you think luck (good or bad) comes from?

1.  luck   2.  hard work  3.   a positive attitude

Friday Fives

Do you keep a journal?

like a diary?  No.  I used to keep journals in college, but right now I would say this is truly my journal.  Right here, you reading it now!  See how generous I am?

Do you doodle.  What is it you doodle?

not really.  If I have a pen in my hand, it’s because I have to… so I am likely making or taking notes.

Deep base or rolling melody?

having no idea what that means, I would say rolling melody.  Aw, who am I kidding?  I have a $1200 stereo in my truck and all I listen to is NPR.  I am so lame, it’s just sad.

When you quibble, and trust me you do, what do quibble about the most?

* warning to the reader.  Upcoming 6 paragraph tangential rant directly ahead.  As an editor, I would edit this for being pointless and rambling.  However,  also being the author… this guy is dead on!  The piece remains in tact!  – ed

usually, the utter wrongness of the Republican philosophy and ideology.  Like, when Republicans bitch about the monster deficit of the Obama admin.  These same people said nothing when Bush racked up the hugest debt in history, and spent every penny overseas.   Bush gave 10 billion, BILLION, to Pakistan.  No one said a word.  Obama wants to spend money in OUR country, on our bridges, on our schools, on our electricity grid and everyone is butt hurt.  If you are Republican, you are all retarded failures at everything.   Seriously, just go kill yourself.  You are the reason why the entire world is in the shitter right now, and instead of doing anything to help anyone, you sit around and listen to Rush waiting for Obama to fail.  die.

As for that awesome comment I hear every day, where people say “I sure would like to find that money tree that Obama gets all this money from”.  I say “from the same fucking tree that Bush used for Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq you fucking ignorant asshole.  You just didn’t recognize the money because it had never been spent in our own country on our own people before.”

I mean, everyone asks ‘what if this doesn’t work?’  You  mean, what happens if we end this term with nothing but: better roads, newer bridges, better schools, health care for the working class, energy independence, and job creation?  Is that your fear?  Is that what happens if we ‘fail‘?  Or, do you mean, what if he does all that and we are still deep in debt?  Well, what do we have to lose?  What is the downside of this plan?  We are already super deep in debt as a country, and we are approaching 10% unemployment.  By fall, 10% of American houses will sit empty, as 10% of Americans are without their homes.

Seriously, what do we have to lose?  Money?  Credibility?  We are broke, our houses aren’t worth shit, we are in two wars, we are 38th in the world for health care, and the world hates us.   What exactly do we have to lose, here?  Who gives a shit about our national debt?  I mean, who really does?  Has the national debt ever been tacked on your burger king bill or paycheck?  You never did care before, and you won’t after this.  If we are going to print money like the Republicans did (Reagan and the two Bush’s have the highest deficit spending records in history, fact) then why not get something out of it?  Why not fix a road or two?  Why not throw down some health care for some of the 50 million uninsured in this country so they CAN go to work and pay taxes and spend money in their communities?

800 billion.  Ok, let’s imagine the worse case fiscal scenario.  Let’s imagine in eight years we still owe the 800 million.  Let’s just say that happens, and the tax revenue to pay it back didn’t materialize.  Yet, we owe that but we pay for community college for any kid who wants in, health care is available to all working Americans.  Let’s imagine that we don’t worry about Muslim extremists bombing our country because they are all dead ass broke because we don’t buy their oil anymore?  A bankrupt terrorist isn’t too much of a threat this far away.  Wanna stop terrorism?  Voting Republican doesn’t do it, not buying gas ever again does.

Let’s say those things happen and we still owe 800 billion to ‘future generations’.  Wouldn’t it be worth it?  I have had this piece simmering violently in me for months.  It started when all those fucktards in Congress (both parties) that passed the TARP bailout that bought new jets for all those wall street assholes and still haven’t loaned a penny to the American blue collar workers.    Where we you on that one?  That whole piece of shit buyout went down on Bush’s watch.  Socialism?  Yeah, it’s happening, and not because of the Dems.  Because Bush had to buyout all the banks that robbed your asses since Clinton handed them the keys on the honor system.

other than that, I an generally and agreeable person.  I swear.*

How much does Carl Kipper actually owe you?

honestly, that is between Carl and I.  I don’t to my dirty laundry in public.  By the way, if you see him (and this seems to imply you do see him fairly often), tell him I am looking for him.  When you do that, make that knife pantomime motion across your throat for me.  He’ll know who its from.

*  ok, that’s it for now.  have a great weekend.  I love you all, and I am sorry I got so mad at you Republicans.  I just can’t tolerate how wrong you have been for the last eight years, and how much deep deep damage you have all done.  You all deserve to suffer, frankly, and now you have taken us all down with you.