Thoughts of Outrage:
|"Do my eyes yell 'crazy'?"|
2. If Leonardo DaVinci had been born in the 1940's and had been a folk singer, he'd be Bob Dylan. If God were a running back, he'd be Adrian Peterson.
3. Raising the taxes on the top 2% of earners is just a nod to the growing displeasure of the overwhelming class disparity in pay. The instinctual backlash towards those who have, from those who have not. Sadly, I don't see either side working with each other in Washington, and therefore, a Fiscal Cliff deal will not be made. Instead, both sides will once again point their fingers at each other; Boehner vs. Obama, Mcconnell "the human turtle" vs. Pelosi, and the United States will ironically melt into the sea along with the Fox News denying evidence of climate change melting polar ice in the Arctic.
4.The United States government has issued another stern warning toward Syria if they were to use chemical weapons on their own people. Syria's scared response was to fire a scud missile at their opposition. Stern warnings work so well. Just take a look at North Korea. Firing rockets into the air like unchaperoned young boys around the 4th of July. Someone is liable to blow a finger off. Or possibly a dangerous explosion in the cab of an Bengal Blue 88' Ford Ranger.......forcing the passenger to then dive out the cab door and into the ditch. It's in the works?
5. Only the inconsistent Minnesota Vikings can have Adrian Peterson rush for over 200 yards against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau and lose by 9, and then the following week win ugly at home against the Bears; and these guys are getting a new stadium? I'll support it if they land Johnny Football at QB; because in the opinion of this author, Christian isn't gonna save this organization from the lions of the NFL.
6. How surreal of an experience was it, watching the 3 remaining living members of one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, on David Letterman 2 weeks ago? It was as if someone dipped my fingers in Timothy Leary quality LSD as I felt the tightening of my stomach from eating too many magic mushrooms, reminiscent of feeding groupies to sharks in Holiday Inn swimming pools. The warm smell of teenage basement gatherings. Then, Jim from The Office had to follow Led Zeppelin. Somewhere in either Heaven or Hell, Jimi Hendrix was laughing about the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Pete Townsend is laughing at the irony as well; that and the fact that he's still alive. But really, the title of his autobiography is Who I am?? Then again, it made no sense to this author until his lovely better half pointed it out to him. That's right, he was in the band The Who. Too many trips made in the basement maybe? Light the incense. Speaking of which, only in America, the land of no common-sense, only corporations; in the state of Washington can you now possess up to an oz. of pot if you are over the age of 21. But, you can't grow it, or buy it, so it has to fall from the Heavens like Manna to the Israelites; call it Mannijuana?
7. Did the Royals murder another person who got in the way of their royal bloodline? The U.K. nurse caring for Princess Kate, who answered the prank phone call from two Australian D.J's, was found dead from an apparent suicide just days later. It is sad and tragic......and of course someone has to be to blame for all of this, but it's not the D.J's. How about blaming the media with their incessant coverage of all things Royal Family? Just a thought, hell blame me, Thelonius Ronscpiacy. The more you dig into the nefarious dealings of the people in power, the scarier it all becomes. I feel like David Ferrie in Oliver Stone's magnum opus, JFK.
8. The cost of shipping two stuffed animals and two children's books, making sure that they are to be received by Christmas day, thanks to the good profitable people at UPS, $60?!!! UPS is going strong, the United States Postal Service is going bankrupt, because unlike UPS, the United States Postal Service isn't butt-raping their customers.
9. After having just finished reading a brilliant book, Life of Pi, and recently having seen the genius of a film by filmmaker Ang Lee, I have found that the central theme throughout both works of art, is that there are basically two ways to view one's life. One can either choose to see things as having both meaning and a deeper purpose, or one can simply choose to see things as mere chance coincidence. In the end, each one of us gets opportunities, throughout our lives' to choose which way we will live our lives. Now, if only we could find a better way out of traffic jams due to winter storms of wet snow coating highways with a layer of ice filled chaos and extremely slow driving. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and long live Festivus. Here's to hoping we make it through the end of the world cosmic changes of the Mayan calendar, and the looming fiscal cliff.
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