Sunday, December 27, 2009

Classic headline

After sex sting, AP governor Tiwari ejects prematurely
- The Times of India

It's nice to know that even in India, copy editors can be mischievous.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Pomplamoose....

....yes more!

And you know their whole thing is what you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice) and if you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds.)

Blah blah.

ps - check out the cute ending of the 1st video when his sister walks in.

2,000 channels...

I literally have something like 2,000 channels on my system and I still can't get shows like this, which were once part of the regular TV landscape. Now we get, you know, American Idol:

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's the little things....

Happiness is finding something you thought you had lost in Vegas several months ago. No, not my innocence. My cool pair of classic Ray Bans, which I found buried in one of the 38 pockets in my laptop bag.

Yay me!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

At least it wasn't an 8-year-old altar boy

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Monday, November 09, 2009


This girl is scary...but yet somewhat intriguing. You can't go wrong with college girls in soccer uniforms - in ponytails no less - but, damn, this is a one-girl terror squad.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The fat guy sings

Sigh: why do I do this to myself and pay attention to election results in a very off-year election, with only a few notable races going on in the country. It was mixed results tonight. The good guys (the Dems) lost in Virgina, which, let's face it, is really still basically a right-wing Southern state.

Very happily, though, the Dems won that NY-23 Congressional seat that the right-wing nut jobs have been salivating over. Glenn Beck and the rest of that crowd have been pushing this race (the seat became open when Jedi Master Obama tapped the Republican incumbent Congressman to be Secretary of the Army causing the special election).

The GOP has literally held that district since the Civil War. Until now. Haha.

Disappointing, though, was the NJ governor's race, where the fat guy won. Buncha yokels down there.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


My newest coveted electronic item, the Droid. Conveniently, it's debuting just a few weeks before my New-Every-2 plan kicks in in December. And of course, better than the iPhone, it's on Verizon. I hate them sometimes, but their network is much better than crappy AT&T.

The specs look great, including a built-in turn-by-turn GPS powered by Google Maps. Why buy a $200 stand-alone GPS any more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Er, I hope so!

Pilots of wayward jet lose licenses

Considering the two alternatives on this story were either that they fell asleep or were so busy on their laptops they didn't notice they overflew the airport by more than an hour, I certainly hope they lost their licenses.

If I have to pay to check my damn bag these days, I'd sort of like a little alertness in the cockpit.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pomplamoose does "Single Ladies"

She always looks startled!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I always enjoy meeting my friend Jan for drinks. Not only because I've know her for 7 years now - which is crazy - but she still manages to amuse me with her tales. And, perhaps just as important, she always overpays her share of the bar bill, while I always try to guilt her into thinking she hasn't left enough.

We met at the lovely but ridiculously overpriced M Bar in the Mansfield on West 44th. It's one of those clubby, wood-paneled rooms with a horseshoe-shaped bar and a live jazz combo.

But alas, no happy hour prices. I had 2 glasses of an amusing little Pinot Grigio and one of the house specialty martinis - a concoction of Stoli Vanilla Vodka, French Parfait Amour, Blueberry & Pineapple Juice and Fresh Blueberries - and still managed to get out of there for $32. Good times.

When we were figuring where to meet, and I suggested the M, she looked it up on the web site and emailed me today that she was afraid she was not dressed nicely enough. I was expecting a tee-shirt and ripped jeans but she was fine. (Although I told her if she hadn't been dressed appropriately, I would have just pretended I didn't know her, made her sit on the other side of the bar, and we could have texted all night.)

But the best part is when she imagines she sees celebrities. She was staring at a girl sitting 2 seats down from us and I asked what was going on, and she whispered it was Rachel McAdams. Er, not even close. Not even in the ball park. Then again, this is the same girl who a few years ago froze - and I mean literally froze in her tracks like the proverbial deer in the headlights - with her jaw gaping open, because she thought she saw the blond guy who played Samantha's boyfriend on Sex and the City. Needless to say, another miss.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I knew she looked familiar

Here's that teacher that Don Draper is currently defiling on "Mad Men." And she's a blogger!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


A beagle puppy attacks a Rottweiler. He could have had the little guy for lunch if he wanted.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

There's a lesson in here somewhere

A 3-way cat-tug-o'-war over a piece of steak. The little guy in the middle doing all the eating instead of all the the tugging seems to be the smartest one.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Great New York TV theme songs

I vaguely remember doing a Too Saucy post a long while back about the crazy amount of TV shows that are set in New York (sit-coms and dramas, not the talk or news stuff).

(Sorry Red State America, apparently no one really wants to see what happens in your little town.)

Here's some classic theme songs from a few of them. This just scratches the surface of course.

Back at the beginning of TV, Bensonhurst (that's in Brooklyn) was represented.

And a decade or so later, Brooklyn Heights.

Sometimes, Queens got in the act (even from Television City)...

I'm not quite sure where Maude lived, but it was somewhere over one of the bridges.

But let's face it, Manhattan is where everyone wants to be be...

Haha, no really. Sometimes for work...

or school...

or fighting crime...

Look at Herman Munster!

But usually just to have fun and try to be glamorous...

Or to be somewhat insufferably in love...

Meh, need a little palate cleaning after that (although they go over the same damn bridge in Central Park)...

Sometimes people in NYC were thrown together for reasons I could never figure out. Why adults would want to have roomies beats me, but apparently divorce is very expensive...

But sometimes money is no object...

Even if you and your roomie are a low level chef and a coffee shop waitress, you can still live in a great Greenwich Village loft (I forget how, or even if, they explained that)...

And they will bring the great NY theme song theme together...

Monday, October 05, 2009

Look at this baby

Although the crappy cell phone cam pic really doesn't do it justice, I've got into making homemade pizza lately. This thin-crusted beauty is topped with a delicious tomato sauce, mozzarella, portabella mushrooms, and sliced black olives, all sprinkled with sea salt, onion powder and garlic powder.

It's 12" across and provides four very good-sized slices.

Total cost to me = $6. Kaching!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Unfortunate moments in the annals of Twitter

From CNN's TJ Holmes:

@tjholmescnn Can't get that Miley Cyrus song out of my head! Though it's driving my nuts, I gotta hand it to her for making such a catchy tune!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A business suggestion that can make someone a small fortune

I have a suggestion for someone looking to make some nice coin. Start an assembling company - that is, a company that you hire that will put together furniture that needs to be assembled.

As someone who does not like doing manual labor, I would use this service in a New York minute. And I doubt I am alone.

If you order something online, you definitely need it. And even some items purchased from a store need to be assembled, but the store invariably charges a ripoff amount if you get them to do it. Undercut the store prices and you will get business.

Last year I bought a beautiful new media center for my even more beautiful 55" HDTV (1080p, thank you) and surround-sound components. I got it from the strangely named Door Store, and I knew it would be a nightmare to put together: a glass top, doors and drawers. Ugh. So I had them do it.

Well the guys delivered it and put it together in about 15 minutes. They didn't even have to look at the instructions, they had the proper tools. I would still be sitting on the floor today trying to figure it out. Cost to me $60. Well worth it.

But that's a fairly elaborate piece of furniture. I am, I have to admit, helpless with anything that has to be assembled. It is my weak spot. My one weak spot.

I just bought speaker stands from Amazon. They are basically a base, a pole that extends, and a clamp thing at the top that you attach your speaker to. But there's something like 50 freaken' screws and nuts and bolts and blah blah. I looked at the instruction sheet and realize I do not have the time or patience for this, so I'm going to have to get one of the maintenance guys in my building to do it for 20 bucks. He will probably do it in 3 minutes, so, you know, good deal for him.

But it would be nice to have an assembling company to hire who are experts at putting together anything and everything. Or at least has the patience to read those ridiculous instructions sheets with the crappy drawings that make you more confused.

So some enterprising entrepreneur out there, take this idea and run with it. You're welcome.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is why I love New York

Tuesday, I had a $200 Italian dinner with my old boss (he paid) followed by $5 Hurricanes at a dive bar in Times Square. Good times.

And just as good, on my way to the restaurant, I was on the N train coming from the East Side into midtown, and there were - and I am not exaggerating - people reading Asian, Spanish, Indian, Russian (maybe Polish, I couldn't tell) and British newspapers. And a bunch of other folks reading books - serious hardcovers and trashy paperbacks.

Does any other city read as much as this one?

Granted, most people out there have to drive while they commute so they can't read. But what an amazing - it's cliche, but true - melting pot the city is.

And this, of course, is the great fear of those clowns you hear out there in East Bumfuck at those "town hall meetings" screaming, "I want my country back."

Back from what?

It ain't the 1950's any more, goober. Get over it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Patsy Cline's last TV appearance

All that talent and her dress costs less than Tori Spelling's left fucking earring.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Why is Billy Mays still on my TV...

...selling some new cheap-ass car phone holder/adapter thing? Didn't he die of cocaine?

Of course, now whenever you see one of his ads you have to just look on in fascination at the manic personality. It all makes sense now. Nobody could be that excited about a Shamwow or whatever it was he was selling.

But still, isn't there some sort of protocol about taking dead people's commercials off the air.

Then again, I'm pretty sure there's a new commercial for Walgreen's running that features Nancy Marchand, the actress who played Tony Soprano's mother, who died in real life about 8 years ago. It looks like they are dubbing in her voice though.

I guess the family or the estate okays these things for the residuals, but it does seem sort of tacky.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Springy side or flat

Smart as I am - and I am incredibly smart and modest - even after years and years of battery use, I still can never remember which is the + side and which is the - side for the battery, and I still have to peer at the remote and at the battery and contemplate which end goes in which direction.

Guitar Hero for Beethoven?

Actually, it's just a graphical animation of the 5th Symphony.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Virgin America, good airline, bad writer

I got an email from Virgin America a few days ago bragging that they are at 1 million members on their Elevate (frequent flyer) program.

You're welcome.

(And, by the way, I just switched my recurring charges from my Citibank to my Virgin credit card so I will be getting points every month for my cell phone, cable bills, etc.)

You're welcome again.

Anyhoo, the email provided me with a special code to get 20 percent off a flight, but as I read it I knew there were going to be big problems. The genius who wrote it came up with this language:

Book by: September 29th
Fly: September 2nd and November 18th
December 2nd and December 16th
January 6th and February 10th

Hmm, so let's see, I have to fly on those 6 days to get the 20 percent off?

Well, I can only imagine the calls they got from many confused folks, so today a sheepish follow-up email came:

We’re sending this follow up email as a friendly reminder, and to make sure that we are clear about the dates of travel. So here again, and with our thanks, are the dates that your 20% off offer applies to.

Book by: September 29
Fly: September 2 - November 18
December 2 - December 16
January 6 - February 10

Ok, that's better. (Even though they ended a sentence in a preposition.)

You know, Virgin, I would be quite happy to proofread your silly emails for a nominal fee - how about round trip first class to Vegas, hmm, 6 times a year.

Now that sounds reasonable to me.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Do I have to run every company in the world?

As I was painfully aware, Gmail went down Tuesday for a few hours.

"Google said it had taken some of Gmail's servers offline for routine maintenance, and underestimated the load that would place on other computers responsible for directing traffic to the appropriate Gmail servers."

They took servers down at 2 pm ET on a Tuesday?

Hey, here's a suggestion, numbnuts: pay a little overtime and maybe have your techs work on a fucking Sunday night.

What is wrong with these people?

Friday, August 28, 2009

This is totally my luck

I've been aggrieved lately obsessing over losing a pair of sunglasses and a book during a recent trip. I was in Las Vegas 3 weeks ago and when I got home I was quite perturbed to find that I no longer had my classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a Nelson DeMille book I had been reading. I tore my suitcase apart looking in every square inch, hoping they were in there somewhere.

And when I obsess, I obsess. It was driving me crazy wondering how I could have been so clumsy. The glasses cost about $80 five years ago, they're probably $100 today. I was halfway through the book and enjoying it, now I would have to buy another copy to finish it.

Did I leave them in the hotel, on the plane, in the car ride home from the airport? Seriously, this was driving me crazy.

Last night, I literally had a Eureka moment and sat up at 4 in the morning - now, this is 3 weeks later, mind you - and thought: the computer bag. I had taken my laptop with me and haven't opened it since I came home. So I get it out and sure enough there was the damn book. The bag has lots of pouches and is great for putting in things to carry on the plane.

But, and this is the part that's totally my bad luck: no sunglasses. A $9 paperback, sure, that I find; $100 sunglasses? Nah.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I have to admit, when I get my bouts of insomnia, I think I agree with them:

A good night's sleep or great sex?

Sleep, say 51% of respondents in a study released today by Westin Hotels & Resorts.

The study of about 12,500 recent travelers in a dozen countries commissioned by the hotel chain, backs up headlines that say Americans don't get enough sleep.

Some highlights:

• 51% of respondents would prefer a perfect night's sleep to great sex. Contrary to stereotype, more men than women picked slumber over a roll in the hay. Canadians were the only group to favor sex over sleep. (When a Westin survey asked the same question a decade ago, just 31% picked sleep.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Luck be a lady tonight...

I just flew back from Las Vegas - boy, are my arms tired - so a few random thoughts:

Those guys who stand on the Strip trying to hand out cards to strip clubs or for call girls are absolutely relentless. Do those cards actually work? I guess they do, because they keep using them, but jeez, so annoying. They don't even seem to pay attention to who they are trying to give them to; I saw them trying to thrust them into the hands of old married couples and 14-year-old girls.

And apparently the LV police department doesn't care. I saw a gaggle of those guys handing out cards while a cop car was sitting right next to them. I have to think if the casinos put the word out, those guys would no longer be there. I wonder why they don't get them banned?

Speaking of LV cops, one of the funniest sights I saw was a guy dressed as Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow taking a picture of tourists who wanted to pose with LV cops. I was going to take a picture of him taking the picture, but it would have been too meta. Also, my battery was dead.

For the first time, I actually saw women with a Kate Gosselin haircut. Oy. God bless the Midwest and the hillbillies who live there.

There are a LOT of dueling piano acts these days. When and why did this become so popular? And come to think of it, how many Comedians of the Year are there in Vegas? Seemed to be a lot.

On my flight out there I was stuck next to maybe THE most annoying person I have been forced to sit next to for 5 hours. Not to be a snob - ok, who am I kidding, I am a snob - but one of the reasons I fly first class is to avoid the riffraff. Well, thank you Continental for putting me next to one of the most obnoxious individuals I have ever met. She was an elderly woman (God forbid I ever get stuck next to a hot little blond), late 60s probably, and, wow, she had to fucking comment on everything.

As we were sitting waiting for the plane to fill up, she had to comment on the weight of the people filing past: "In my days, we called that saddle butt." She had to comment on girls with tattoos: "I just found out, they call that tramp stamps." She actually commented on the size of carry-on luggage: "I don't know how they allow those on the plane, they're too big."

She wouldn't fucking shut up.

So even though I was planning to read a Nelson DeMille mystery, I quickly put on the headphones to watch TV. Didn't stop her. She kept tapping my shoulder to comment on what was on my screen. And here's the thing - she wasn't watching TV herself. I actually said to her, "Don't you want headphones?" and she said, "I have a good book I want to read." But she didn't! She just kept watching my screen and yapping. Fucking Baby Jesus. She was maybe the MOST annoying person I have ever been forced to endure.

I was already in a bad mood having to fly Continental instead of my beloved Virgin America, but I was coming from Philadelphia this time and Virgin only flies out of JFK, so I was leaving from Newark. I have to tell you, after going Virgin, you really notice the shoddiness of Continental now - the plane itself, the entertainment choices, the personnel (fairly surly.) Ugh.

Never again, if I can help it.

Although I do have miles, so, you know, case by case.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

This is great

No, this isn't the missing Gabor sister, it's the leader of the "birther" movement, which claims Obama isn't really a U.S. citizen so can't be president. Yet another right-wing loon determined to make the Republican party extinct by the next decade. Bless 'em.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Coniving bastards

I thought I had scored a good soda deal at C-Town today: 99 cents for 2 liter bottles of Schweppes, Pepsi, and Mountain Mist (which is a Sprite knockoff. Of course, Sprite itself is a 7-Up knockoff. I digress).

So I load up with a bottle of ginger ale, cola, and the lemon-limey stuff.

Then I get home and suddenly realize they had charged me $1.89 per bottle!

Of course, then I took a close look at the weekly sales flier. It's 99 cents - with an additional $10 purchase.

That part, of course, is in the tiniest print possible. Maybe a .3 font size.

Why do they like to screw us?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


President Obama will drink Bud Light at the Thursday meeting with the African-American professor and white police officer who got in a dust-up earlier this month.
- USA Today

You know, I love the guy, but, seriously, never mind the Middle East - he clearly needs a beer adviser.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A different era

Now we have Glenn Beck.

Look at the end of the Kennedy assassination segment. Cronkite almost breaks down when he announces the death and a guy standing behind him in the newsroom looking at the wire machine swings his head around to see what was going on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weird censoring

So I'm watching Big Brother After Dark again, and although it is, for the most part, an uncensored look at the BB guests from midnight to 3 am, there was some strange censoring going on.

Monday night, there was an extended discussion among the players (who were liquored up) about their sexual histories, and oh, the cameras did not move away from the stories of anal sex, group sex, one-night stands, etc. Thank you, Showtime.

There was even a little booby flash from Jordan, the yummy Southern blond. Thank you especially for that, Showtime. Giggidy.

But Tuesday night, a few players were sitting in the yard (they were joined in mid-conversation as sometimes happens as the cameras cut from room to room) and one of them was saying, "She's really the wife of the president?"

The other player said, "Oh yeah, he owns CBS, and Viacom, which is MTV...."

They were clearly talking about Julie Chen, the host of the show, who is the wife of Les Moonves, president of CBS and Showtime. But the guy who was trying to explain this was confused and was actually describing Sumner Redstone, who is the guy who owns CBS and Viacom (which includes MTV, etc.)

Suddenly a Technical Difficulty card came up on the screen for about 30 seconds, first time I've ever seen this, and they quickly cut to some other people in the kitchen prattling on about nothing in particular.

So lets see, anal sex discussions, fine. Sumner Redstone discussions, not fine.

At least we know the limits.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Why is this not surprising?

Pew surveyed more than 2,500 scientists, conducted in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The survey found that more than half (55%) of the scientists identified themselves as Democrats, and nearly as many (52%) call themselves liberal. What's more, "Many of the scientists surveyed mentioned in their open-ended comments that they were optimistic about the Obama administration's likely impact on science.

Only 9% of the scientists, meanwhile, consider themselves conservative, while fewer still (6%) identified themselves as Republicans.
- Washington Monthly

Gee, I don't suppose that could be because today's GOP doesn't believe in evolution or global warming and is dominated by a bunch of bible-thumping holy-rollers could it?


I've done it again, allowed myself to get suckered into Big Brother. It's not the primetime shows on CBS that are the problem, it's BB After Dark on Showtime that run seven nights a freaken' week - from midnight to 3 am no less.

Hey boss, no early morning meetings for the rest of the summer, ok?

But I do rather like that little southern blond girl on this season. Giggity. (Oh, and the bikini model ain't too shabby either). Yes, I'm sure that were some tough casting decisions made.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Those are some bad weddings

Is it just me or does there always seem to be a dozen or so people killed by a drone in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Often coming or going to a wedding no less.

It's like when they were constantly killing the #3 guy in al queda. It seemed to happen every week.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Always read the label

Sigh. This is why you need to carefully read directions in the store when you're trying a food item you've never had before.

I just bought Mancini's spaghetti dinner: big meatballs with "Sunday sauce." I was totally looking forward to it; a green salad, some garlic bread on the side, an amusing little Pinot Grigio.

Unfortunately, after I eagerly ripped open the package, I saw the hidden directions: "Defrost in refrigerator overnight."

Oh well, I haven't ordered pizza in a while.

Holy crap

It would have been too much after MJ and Farrah

I thought Debbie had died. No exaggeration, I heard "Only in my Dreams" THREE times in a long weekend in Florida. I have no idea why it was being played so much. Unusual musical tastes down there.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Congrats, Minnesota

Minn. Supreme Court Declares Franken Winner in Senate Race

I think Fat Ass Limbaugh's fat head just exploded. Bwahaha.

$284 later...

The GE repair guy just left, after replacing some fan thing - whatever.

The damn fridge is less than 3 years old. My old fridge was probably about 20. It was in the apartment when I moved in. It was still going strong, but, nooo, I had to get a fancy schmancy stainless steel.

America doesn't build things any more.

It's sad.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Republican hijinks

Naked ex-mayor arrested at campsite

"A former mayor found sitting naked and holding a beer at a Rabun County campsite told police he wasn’t the same naked man seen walking around earlier.

Ranger Brandon Walls and a deputy sheriff went to the campsite Saturday evening after a complaint of a man walking naked in Earls Ford Road, according to the report. Musselwhite appeared to be intoxicated, and several alcoholic beverages were at the campsite, Walls said.

Walls said he had spoken to Musselwhite earlier in the day regarding an ATV the former mayor was driving.

“He looked at us and said hello,” according to the report.

Musselwhite then asked why he was being visited.

“I said the complainant had specifically said his campsite, and the fact that he was still nude made me think it was him,” Walls wrote

Musselwhite, a Republican, was elected to the City Council in 2000. He served on the council for six years, including as mayor of the town. In 2006, he lost a bid for a state Senate seat."

Bill Clinton was a freaking eunuch compared to these Republicans.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Does she use Linked In?

This might be longer than the lead story in The Times today.

But, you know, when you are writing to "Dearest," well, you want to speak from the heart.

Dearest, Kindly accept my apology for sending mail to you.I believe you are a highly respected personality, I am writing this mail with tears, sadness and pains. I know it will come to you as a suprise since we haven't known or come across each other before considering the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile database on your country through Internet. I am Miss Esther John Garang 24 years old female from the Republic of Sudan, the Daughter of Late Dr. John Garang. Before my late father’s death in Uganda on 31st of July 2005, he was Vice President of Sudan and was kill by Sudan President Omar al Bashir in helicopter crash. You can read more about my father in the link below

(I'll save you the link)

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my international passport and other valuable documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father's File which contained important documents. Now I am presently staying in the Mission House in Burkina Faso. I am seeking for longterm relationship and investment assistance. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$12.7 Million in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I had contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation. However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf. I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am affraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money. Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you. As you indicated your interest to help me I will give you the account number and the contact of the bank where my late beloved father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin. It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your assitance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign investment. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. Thanking you alot in anticipation of your quick response. I will send you my photos in my next email. Yours Miss Esther John Garang

Oooh, I want some of that money. And I bet she's good looking too!

GE sucks, they bring bad things to life...

This is how the U.S. ends, not with a bang, but with GE becoming just another piss ass company.

General Electric used to be - seriously - the mark of an amazing product.

The company was founded by Edison, for crissakes.

Dishwashers, jet engines, TV sets, can openers - not to mention products I don't even want to know about - but most of all, damn, their refrigerators were really, really good.

Not everyone buys a SubZero or a Viking. But GE fridges were a pretty nice product level.

I moved into my apartment a decade ago. And there was a GE fridge in the kitchen that probably was there since the building opened in the 80s. And it worked really good.

A year or so ago, doing an "upgrade," I got new stainless steel appliances - micro, dishwasher, stove and, of course, refrigerator. All GE brand.

Well, this week, the fucking GE refrigerator basically went kaput. The freezer part is going fine, everything in there seems to be solid - but the refrigerator part, eh, no.

I first realized it when I got stuck with a sour carton of milk a few days ago. Initially, I was ready to blame the milk people, then I realized the bottles of soda and beer weren't quite as cold as they usually were.

So I cranked it up to 9 - the highest level on the temp control - what no 11? - but still everything just didn't seem right.

Well, now, I'm fucked - stuck with a stainless steel paper weight. Because, of course, the warranty has ended after one year.

Oh, thank you GE. Thank you fucking Home Depot (where I bought this piece of crap).

If you ever wondered why America is no longer the economic powerhouse of the world, here's a hint: Blame GE. Blame Home Depot.

They sell shoddy pieces of disposable crap.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This is the real tragedy

Never mind what's happening in Iran. How can I spend an hour on the treadmill and it tells me I only lost 410 calories?

I'll get that all back just sniffing the cork on an amusing little pinot noir at dinner tonight!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I feel so inadequate

That Virgin America quiz was today, and I just "completed" it.

Ugh, let's just say it was not pretty.

Here was one of the questions: "While chatting with your college roommate, her mother borrowed the keyboard to ask you about sightseeing in their upcoming trip to the US: Hvilken stat har det største stadion i USA? For this contest, however, you should provide your answer in English. Hint: Use Google Talk to say "Hej" to!"


Let's just say I probably won't be getting one of the free tix on Virgin. I really wanted one, love that airline, but, er, are they aware they are dealing with the American public and not the freaken' Japanese!

Now ask me who played Louis on Taxi and I'm going first class everywhere they fly (mostly on their Vegas leg, of course).

Oh well, maybe they'll do a pop culture test next time. Hint, hint.

Here's all you need to know about Mark Sanford

"As a congressman, Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, citing the need for 'moral legitimacy.'"

Well, ok, he is quite the hypocrite - shocking, I know, a family values, right-wing Republican who is a hypocrite!!! - but he is also quite the email charmer. Here's an excerpt of a missive to his little Argentinian spitfire:

"I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night's light — but hey, that would be going into sexual details."

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

And we get to play that video again...

...for yet another Republican holy roller who was considering running for President in 2012. Buh bye, Mark, we hardly knew ye.

Has he tried a GPS?

Mark Sanford, the Governor of South Carolina, went missing over the weekend, just dropped out of sight for five days, no security detail with him, his wife didn't know where he was. "He was writing something and wanted some space to get away from the kids,” she told the A.P. on Monday.

(Nice for the kids to hear, by the way, that their father didn't want to be near them on, um, Father's Day.)

Anyway, when the press started asking where he was, his staff said he was tired after a long legislative session, and was "hiking the Appalachian trail."

Uh huh.

Ooops, well now it turns out, apparently he was in Argentina on a personal trip, driving along the coastline there.

That's a hell of a discrepancy. And from what I understand, the coastline of Argentina is not that accessible.

Hmm, something fishy going on here, wouldn't you say?

Oh, and do I even need to note, this guy's a Republican, of course - the party of weird, freaky fetishes. I'm pretty sure you can find a few down Argentine way. (It's also the party of hypocritical family values right-wingers who screw around. Paging: Larry Craig, Newt Gingrich, David Vitter, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Foley, John Ensign, etc., etc. - there's not enough room on the Internet to list them all).

Sanford better hope that what happens in Buenos Aires, stays in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

There's a new contendah

I used to think the Cablevision commercials were the most annoying ads you could see on TV.

Even beating out even such normal winners as Shamwow or the Snuggly, and simply because those attrocities really only show up on late night infomercials, you know, on Ch. 9 at 2 am - so if you see them, well, it's your own damn fault.

But the Cablevision ads, with those incredibly annoying jingles, can catch you during a Seinfeld rerun on Ch. 5 or TBS in late fringe.

But now, I have to say, there is a new winner.

Freecreditreport dot com.

Holy shit.


Not to mention, the service is a rip-off. You can get your credit rating for FREE by LAW. You don't need to use these clowns.

Please, Baby Jesus, make them stop.

Who are these brainiacs who read Too Saucy?

Another genius lurking out there is heard from. I posted recently about a contest Virgin America is running where you have to answer a series of questions within a time limit, using various Google apps.

They ran a sample quiz a few weeks ago, and, um, it is going to be freaken' hard.

Love that airline. Hating this quiz.

But some people keep leaving comments at that post, casually answering some of the questions: "#FF4F00 is the hex triplet -- a 7 digit code for international orange."

Or as another commenter explained in more detail: "just google the three things ("NASA Advanced Crew Escape Suits" "Golden Gate Bridge" "Tokyo Tower"), and you will find websites (including wikipedia!) about the color "International Orange". Just copy the HTML code for the color (it's on the wikipedia page!) and paste it in the answer!"

Of course. What was I thinking!

Jumping the gun

I thought my credit card was missing, frantically searched all over for it, even calling the restaurant I had been at the night before to see if I had left it there.

No, of course not. So I called Citibank to report the loss. The rep immediately canceled the card, even read back what my last charge was to see if it was one I recognized, Yes, it was mine - well at least no-one had used it.

She said she'd send a new card and account number within 3 business days. Fine.

I hung up and LITERALLY within 10 minutes - oh yes - found the card, stuck in the pocket of a pair of shorts I had on while doing laundry the day before. I had thrown it in the pocket in case I needed to add money to my laundry card and forgot about it.

Of course, I called back but they cannot un-cancel the card. Pain in the ass, topped off by the fact that I have several recurring charges on this card every month; TV, cell phone, etc - it saves paying those bills individually and I get reward points. But now the joy of having to reapply for the recurring feature with a new card number for all of them. Sigh.

Sometimes I'm too conscientious for my own good.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I just booked for a couple nights stay at a Hilton in Florida.

I hate to think I'm somehow contributing money to Paris Hilton.

That's unfortunate

Girls, avoid slightly side view pictures in your bikini.

Even if you're Kristen Bell.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

For old times sake

Aww, it's been a while since we've seen that picture, and this is as good a chance as any to run it.

It looks like Boy George hasn't lost his magic - his verbal acumen continues to astound:

"I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor," he said. "I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work."

The seltzer water cartel

Are the oil companies now running the seltzer companies?

A 2-liter bottle of seltzer (store brand only - it's carbonated water) has suddenly went from 99 cents to $1.19 at both Key Food and C-Town.

How does that happen?

I can see it going up a nickel or even a dime - but 20 cents in one week? At both stores?

It's just fizzy water.

I love not having to drive, but....

Men-only train cars sought in groping fears

Well, that's in Toyko, but is there any way I can petition for a non-coughing, non-noisy subway car in Manhattan? One where the nudniks on the platform actually get in the car and move inside to the middle instead of just planting themselves at the door.

Oh, and one where strangers don't brush their legs up against mine while sitting on a crowded seat would be nice, too. OK?

Hey, here's some Japanese karaoke of Tom Waits tribute to the MTA.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ha ha

Republican U.S. Senator John Ensign, a social conservative who had been seen as a potential 2012 presidential contender, admitted on Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair with a female aide.
Ok, I'm not a Biblical expert by any means - I know of many, many things, but some areas, like religion, not as well - but, er, doesn't it say something in there about not putting thy rod in thy staff?

Maybe not.

But this is certainly yet another case of delicious right-wing hypocrisy.

I'm pretty sure Ensign was at the head of the baying right-wing pack calling for Bill Clinton to be impeached.

Let's just do a quick Google (or Bing)....oh yes, here we go: "Ensign would call on Clinton to resign. "I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it's because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through," he was quoted saying at the time. "He has no credibility left," he added."

Do these family-value Republicans ever tire of being exposed as the hypocrites they are?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No Xmas tip for him!

One of my building's maintenance guys was doing some work in the gym this afternoon and started whistling "Camptown Races" as I was running on the treadmill.

I'm not sure if he was just happy in his work or calling me a horse.

And if the latter, it wasn't Seabiscuit.

More like Entenmann's Chocolate Chip Pound Cake.

Mmm, Entenmann's.

Monday, June 15, 2009

GOP hypocrisy? How can it be?

The right-wing loons are going crazy over David Letterman and his joke about the always classy Palin family.

What sad, pathetic people.

Remind me, again, by the way, aren't the right-wingers the ones always up in arms about "political correctness" and how evil it is?

You know, they make a few nasty jokes about black folks or gays and get in trouble - then whine about the PC police. Letterman makes a mild joke about the Alaska snowbillies and their dysfunctional family - OMG, IT'S SHOCKING, IT'S OUT OF BOUNDS!


It's Florida 2000 all over again!

Apparently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the George W. Bush of Iran.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Google killer?

Well, I've tried Bing, the new supposed Google-killer search engine from Microsoft.

It's quite good - actually does the job very well.

I have had Google set as my homepage for a while, and probably will keep it like that for the time being as it's easy to access my other Google apps (gmail, docs, etc) from it, but the Bing search is all right.

And, just like Google, Bing has Too Saucy as the number one result when you plug that in, so, you know, I certainly can't fault it there.

Why does this woman still have a column?

Recently busted for plagiarism, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times turns in yet another mediocre riff on on a pop cultural phenomenon she poorly understands.

She throws out this line: "As an explosion of pixels hits our TV screens this weekend, with the digital and high-def revolution, my unscientific survey shows women are less excited about high-def than men."

Er, yes, ok, men like high def more than women - wow, there's a new take - but the switch to digital broadcasting has nothing to do with HD. There's not going to be be any more or any less HD just because analog broadcasting ended.

Does The Times not have editors any more? I realize times are tough in the newspaper business, but really.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The cable nets better be all over this story next week

Ms. Knox said that she was at Mr. Sollecito’s house on the night of the crime, where the two smoked marijuana, watched a movie and had sex.

And that's her defense!

I'm loving this Amanda Knox girl.

I'd be scared shitless to date her, but I'm loving her.

Now if we can only get rid of the Sham-Wow guy

Six Flags amusement parks have filed for bankruptcy.

It's always too bad when a company gets in trouble, but if it means we won't have to see that little bald guy dancing to that annoying song again this summer in those endless commercials - well, you know, silver lining and all.

Friday, June 12, 2009

They call her "Angel Face"

I had vaguely heard about this Amanda Knox story on one of the tabloidy-shows, but never really paid much attention to it.

A 20-year-old American college girl charged with killing a roommate while on a semester abroad thing in Italy - and yadda yadda another person goes missing on a cruise ship, and another blond goes missing in Aruba or whatever, blah.

But, wow, this is actually the first story I really read about this case. It does seem like there's a bit of a railroading going on.

And, um, look at her.

Come on, that girl looks so innocent and in need of comforting.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Uh oh

Oy. I signed up to play a contest that Virgin America is holding later this month. It's a series of questions that you can answer using various Google apps (Maps, Calender, Picasa, Google search itself, etc.), and the prize packages include a netbook, 1TB Google Account storage, and - best of all - 12 one-way tickets on Virgin and complimentary WiFi passes.

They sent out a test run today, so I hopped on figuring it would be one of those silly company "quizzes" - you know: Who is Richard Branson, or What does the G in gmail stand for.

Um, no, they are quite difficult. One was: "This 5-letter word can mean a sequence of steps that demonstrate a valid conclusion or an action required for making bread. It’s also the name of an award winning play, which was then turned into a movie. What’s this word?"

Or: "What do the NASA Advanced Crew Escape Suits, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Tokyo Tower have in common? Your answer is the 7-character code that a webmaster would use to represent this commonality."

A timer is ticking down as you answer, just to up the panic level, and if there is a tie at the end of the day, there's a "creative" question that has to be answered.

It's like the freaken SAT's.

Damn you Virgin (or Google, I'm not sure whose behind this deviousness.)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Speaking of Twitter...

I do some Tweeting for work, and it's sometimes a challenge to get your message across in the 140-character limit Twitter imposes, although that's also part of the fun.

But another part of the challenge is not to sound like a freaking idiot.

And that's something Sen. Charles Grassley, Republican (of course) of Iowa, failed at miserably.

Apparently upset that Pres. Obama was, you know, representing our country at the D-Day anniversary in France, after completing a highly successful speech and tour of the Middle East, Grassley took to Twitter.

According to The Washington Post, at 7 am on Sunday, Grassley sent out this Tweet:

"Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us"time to deliver" on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."

A few minutes later, he followed with:

"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a "hammer" u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL"

Er, ok. Maybe he's not a nail, but he's certainly a tool.

With crowds lining the streets of Paris to actually cheer the American president instead of boo him, as they would have Boy George - for that alone, the trip was successful.

But Obama's masterful speech in Cairo, the beginning, hopefully of the much-needed repair to our image caused by the previous administration, was vital.

And, Grassley, stop bellyaching because you had to - gasp - work on the weekend.

Millions of Americans work every single weekend, in crappy jobs at Wal-Mart and McDonald's and in other minimum-wage, soul-killing drudgery, and they don't whine as much.


Saturday, June 06, 2009

10 grand a month to Twitter about wine?

There is a winery in Sonoma that is going to pay someone $10,000 a month to be their social networker - doing their Tweeting and blogging, etc.


Ok, it's a bit of a publicity gimmick - they'll pay out $60,000 (it's a six-month deal) - but meanwhile they get a few million dollars in free press, like that LA Times article.

It's along the lines of that island in Australia that just hired someone to do the same thing, except that person also gets to live free in a luxurious beach-side villa at the same time as getting the money.

Sigh: why do things like this never happen to me?

Who did I offend in a previous life? (I know it must be a previous life because I'm such a good person in this life.)

It's just so hard to believe they are called the stupid party

Norm Coleman, the right-wing nut from Minnesota who has persisted in numerous court challenges to prevent Al Franken's election win as Senator, recently told a conservative group that the Republicans need to be able to compete better "on the ethernet."

Er, yes, and they must also crank out more press releases on the telefacimile machine, and maybe even use pagers and beepers more frequently. And then, the next step, acquire one of those new-fangled cellular telephone devices we have been hearing about!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Can Lindsay or Britney do something wacky again soon? Please.

I get daily email updates from US magazine - ok, since when did they become the official repository of all things Jon & Kate?

Every day it's something: Kate showing off her new bikini body, Kate's new hairstyle, Kate on vacation, Jon with his 23-year-old girlfriend (kudos on that, though!), the sister-in-law saying the kids are being exploited. Ya think?

I guess folks are eating this stuff up, especially when you see the ratings TLC got for the season premiere, but enough already.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

"The last 2 pages are recipes, a lot of people dont even get that far"

How come Bud doesn't show this during the Super Bowl? Their Internet ads are much better than the TV vesions.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Clothes call

I had to go into midtown today and I decided to dress like a grown-up, so I wore my beautiful new Jos. A. Bank blazer (400 bucks, got for $165 - ka-ching).

So I leave my building, it's an amazing spring day in the city, I'm contemplating walking the whole way - and then I look down to adjust my sleeves, you know, pulling the shirt sleeves out from the jacket, and I realize that I had forgotten to take the damn labels off the blazer.

Not the paper label with the price, but those damn cloth labels that are welded onto the jacket itself.


But now I'm running late and thinking, do I even have time to go back upstairs, find the scissors and cut these things off. Because you can't just pull them off, they are attached by some sort of titanium thread. If you try to pull them off, you invariably leave thread dangling or even create a hole on the blazer.

Luckily, my little Chinese laundry is on my block, so I stopped in there, they took them off in about 3 seconds, no charge.

But, seriously, why do they put those labels on the clothes?

And don't even get me started about how they sew the damn pockets closed. I've still got to take care of that!

The Crappening

I watched "The Happening" on Cinemax tonight. Oy. This seriously might be one of the worst movies I have ever seen - and that's saying something.

Has M. Night Shyamalan made a good movie since "The Sixth Sense?"

Magic 8 Ball says NO.

And how the hell does Mark Wahlberg repeatedly get hired to act?

Oh, and Zooey Deschanel, I thought you had better taste than this. Shame on you.

This concludes today's movie review. Thank you.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

They love life, don't you know

A doctor who provided abortion services in Kansas was shot and killed today.

How many doctors have to get killed, how many Planned Parenthood clinics have to get firebombed before these "pro-life" cretins are labeled as the domestic terrorists that they are?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

And start the backlash in 3...2...1

Ok, we have already seen that Kate (of Jon & Kate Plus 8) is a domineering biotch, and actually has "people" who help her be rude to fans.

Today we learn about the astounding dollars they are pocketing.

Jon & Kate get $75,000 per episode for their show (the network just picked up 40 more episodes), $25,000 for personal appearances, and $8 million from a new book deal.

And, oh yeah, Kate's own sister charges that the family is exploiting the kids. Well, yeah.

US Weekly helpfully compiled a list of some of the freebies the family has also received:

- Free beds
- Front-loader washing machines
- New furniture
- Free solar panels for "Going Green" episode
- Clothes from Gymboree and Gap
- Mady & Cara birthday at American Girl Place (2 dolls and birthday package for 2 adults & 2 kids): $710
- Trip to Florida Key's for Jon's 30th birthday
-Tickets to Dutch Wonderland amusement park: $309.50
-1/2 an organic cow from Natural Acres Farm: $1,395.00
-Tickets to Philadelphia Zoo: $104.00
-Tickets to Walt Disney World: $654.00 per day
- Utah house rental (estimate: $5,000), ski lift tickets $72 for six days), ski school lessons ($140 per child)
- Upright piano, which they got rid of when they moved into their new $1.1 million home : $5,550-$6,350
- Violin: $100-$300
- Old house re-carperted
-Crayola Factory Tour: $90.00
-Teeth Whitening (for Jon & Kate): $1,310 (average price for 2 adults)
-Hair plugs (Jon): $5,200 (average cost)
-Sesame Street Place tickets: $509.50
-Day with Thomas the Tank Engine: $180.00
-Beach trip to North Carolina, house rental, Jeep tour
-Sight & Sound Christian theatre tickets: $236.00
-SkyBox at Phillies game
-LegoLand tickets: $550.00
-San Diego Zoo tickets: $278.00
-Grand Wailea Resort (Hawaii) for 2008 vow renewal: Suites range from $725-$1,080 per night.
-2 purebred German Shepherd puppies: $1,000-$3,000 per dog
- Please Touch Museum tickets: $150.00
- Giants grocery store: $5,000 in gift cards and a year's supply of diapers

Friday, May 22, 2009

How did I miss Porn Day?

YouTube is deleting thousands of sexually explicit videos after it was hit by an organised attack yesterday in a prank known as "Porn Day".

The video-sharing website, owned by Google, has removed most of the porn clips but some content could be available for days as YouTube deletes the offending material. The pranksters hid the porn amid innocent footage of celebrities such as Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers.
- The Guardian

Damn - usually, all I find are videos of kittens and people singing Sinatra badly.

Baked & good

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Onion gets closer and closer to reality every day

Police Slog Through 40,000 Insipid Party Pics To Find Cause Of Dorm Fire

What the hell was ABC thinking?

Can we fire ABC's programming department now? I seriously have to imagine the network is kicking itself at this point.

I just watched the season premiere of The Bachelorette, ok, a few days late but just as cheesy.

Oy gevalt.

First of all, at the best of times, this show starts out with 3 strikes against it - in fact, 25 strikes again it.

This is the version, of course, where the guys are going after the girl. At least with The Bachelor there are 25 usually smoking hot, often slutty (no less) girls, cat-fighting and scheming and double-crossing to get the guy. Good stuff.

In this version, it's 25 blah guys, many with the gelled, spikey hair (um, memo: the 3rd season of Saved By The Bell is no longer recording) and a bizarre obsession with their bods. Ugh.

But it could be salvageable if the girl was interesting and hot.

Unfortunately, ABC decided to capitalize on the fact that "America was shocked" (as the smarmy host says) last season, when Jillian was cruelly tossed aside by the Bachelor for a (let's face it) hotter girl - so they made her The Bachelorette this time.

Ok, first, she's Canadian. Hey, they are the nicest people in the world, you would pick Canada to apartment-sit for you if you had to pick a country to apartment-sit. But they are BLAND and boring. And this girl is.

And, not to be shallow - she's not particularly good looking. She's got a bit of a schnozz (which I actually sort of like) but no boobs whatsoever, which I don't like.

The initial meet and greet she had with the guys was just painful. No personality whatsoever. Let me tell you, a hot little blonde in a micro-mini would have made all the difference.

Come on, ABC! Don't you know what America wants?

Seriously, it's no wonder network television is dying with programming decisions like this.

The show has been one of my guilty pleasures, so I'll give it a few episodes to see if it picks up a little, but if it doesn't, let me tell you, I'm just waiting for Big Brother to come along and kill some brain cells.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don't tell anyone in Connecticut....

...but I'm trying wine-in-a-box. Black Box, to be precise.

And it's pretty good.

An amusing little Central Coast Shiraz (they also had Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and a Cab). The box is 3 liters, the equivalent of four 750 ml bottles - for 22 bucks! Ka-ching.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

WTF is Tiffanny these days?

At one time, this girl was the heroine of every mall rat in Long Island and NJ. (Not CT, though, she was considered déclassé there, thank you.)

That looks like a girl mullet, doesn't it?

It was another time

Farrah Fawcett in her prime, Lincoln-Mercury and 60-second commercials for big-ass cars. This was when America ruled the world.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The world has gone mad

Kate Gosselin Scares Fans at Michigan Meet-and-Greet

In her first public appearance since acknowledging she and husband Jon Gosselin might split, Kate Gosselin briefly addressed their martial problems.


Fans had mixed reactions after seeing Kate.

At one point, a girl put her arm around Kate for a photo, but Kate's bodyguard waved her off. "Don't touch her," he told the girl. Shannon Knapp, 34, Swartz Creek, Mich., told that she brought three gift bags with birthday gifts for Kate's sextuplets. "Kate looked so intimidating - I didn’t even want to bring the gifts to her!" Knapp told Us. "I felt like I might get my hand slapped."
- US

She has a bodyguard? She has fans?

The horror that is the office fridge

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An office worker cleaning a fridge full of rotten food created a smell so noxious that it sent seven co-workers to the hospital and made many others ill. Firefighters had to evacuate the AT&T building in downtown San Jose on Tuesday, after the flagrant fumes prompted someone to call 911. A hazmat team was called in.

What they found was an unplugged refrigerator that had been crammed with moldy food.

Authorities said an enterprising office worker had decided to clean it out, placing the food in a conference room while using two cleaning chemicals to scrub down the mess. The mixture of old lunches and disinfectant caused 28 people to need treatment for vomiting and nausea.

Authorities said the worker who cleaned the fridge didn't need treatment - she can't smell because of allergies.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's not always the price

Because of the whole "weekend in the 'burbs" thing, I missed my usual Sunday guilty pleasure of The Apprentice, but I finally got to watch it tonight.

There was one particular shot where The Donald is giving out the assignments to the "celebrities" and is flanked by his yummy daughter, Ivanka, and his son, Donald, Jr.

Junior is wearing what is probably a $3,000 suit, but, I'm sorry, he looked like a schlump. (I think much of it might be the horrible pastel ties he insists on wearing.)

Me, I wear a blazer with a pair of jeans or khakis, and it's not even close. Ok, it's a $400 blazer, but you know what, it's still how you wear it.

Also annoying is how they keep calling Donald, Sr. "Mr. Trump." Ugh. Stop it. I was on his yacht several years ago for some party (he's since had to sell the boat - his "empire" is really just smoke and mirrors these days, just saying) - anyhoo, trust me, no one in real life is calling him "Mr. Trump" except for schtick.

Another little Trump note; I once had to bring The Donald's (now) wife, Melania, to a few media appearances when she was a guest "correspondent" for a show I was then working on. She is seriously a doll. Not only gorgeous, but a lot of fun and incredibly nice to hang with. So, for that, I will give him "Mr. Trump."

Friday, May 08, 2009

More nonsense from the right-wingers

The right-wing loons are having conniptions because Pres. Obama decided not follow Boy George's tradition of recognizing "National Prayer Day" - whatever the fuck that is.

And of course, the usual right-wing lies are spewing from the Fox News/hate radio crowd, claiming he tried to cancel it, or even won't allow others to celebrate it.

In fact, Obama is doing what the overwhelming majority of presidents have done, including the sainted (in the right-wingers' eyes) Ronald Reagan - ignore the damn thing.

"I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President and without feeling that I might in some degree disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this county in its complete separation from the political concerns of the General Government."
- Andrew Jackson, statement refusing to proclaim a national day of fasting and prayer.

Do these dimbulbs ever tire of being wrong?

More importantly, why do these religious nuts feel a need to shove their religion in my face? How did religion become such a public thing?

Perhapse we should even go to the source itself:

"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret."
- Matthew 6:5-6

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