Saturday, May 24, 2008

Music Video Friday 3:Late Edition

I'm stumped,so I'll fall back on an old favorite.This was my "drive the neighbours nuts" song a few years ago.It's a good thing they were so understanding.And that I had such thick walls:)

Ladies and gentlemen,"Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional.

Of Cats And Dogs

This brought a smile to my face today.


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 - Lunch! 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 - Milk bones! 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!


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

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 what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am.

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.

Image at the top is courtesy of the webcomic Sinfest

Monday, May 19, 2008

And In Other News

Womens' brains shut down during orgasm

From the good folks at Scientific American,no less.Still trying to digest the rest of the article.Apparently they got subjects to engage in sexual activity INSIDE PET scanners(basically fancy ultrasound machines).The things we do for science,eh?


Woman raped over phone?

Apparently Nigeria doesn't have a monopoly on stupidity.Defamation suit,anyone?

Nothing New Under The Sun

"The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." --Assyrian tablet c. 2800 BC, unearthed near Babylon

Sounds familiar.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


No mother ever dreams that her daughter's going to grow up
to be a junkie,

No mother ever dreams that her daughter's going to grow up
to sleep alone.

-Against Me,"Thrash Unreal",2007.

Music Video Friday 2:Songs Of Our Future Past

I just do what the voices inside my head tell me to do-Anonymous

In recent days music has been on my mind,even more than usual.That's at least partly the fault of various bloggers recounting what can only be described as movie sequences set to music. Freaksho mentioned bolting from a riot to the accompaniment of One Winged Angel.Then Carlang got his kungfu on to the backing of 9ice singing Gongo Aso(still has me in stitches,that one).I suspect neither of them will ever consider listen to either song in quite the same way again.

Which brings me to these:four of the most persistent songs I've ever listened to.All heard before I hit puberty;all memorable,if in different ways.

Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money

This one's a Mother's Day song,no doubt about it.I can't even remember how old I was when I first heard this.

Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - I Wonder If I Take You Home

Anyone else remember this one?I don't think I was more than 8 first time I heard this song.My first real party song;even then,I couldn't help thinking she looked...striking.Particularly in that pink.And that hair!Of course,now I think she looks striking for somewhat different reasons:)

Chubby Checkers & The Fat Boys -The Twist

This one is permanently linked with NTA and cartoons for me,from the days when NTA actually made an effort to entertain you.It always takes me to my happy place.YOUR PARTY'S NEXT!

Bob Geldof-Love Like A Rocket

Now this haunted me for a long time.I heard it exactly once when I was eleven or so and it never left me.The words "Love like a rocket on fire" stayed with me through secondary school and Uni and I never was able to identify it.Till now.God bless the Interwebs:)

Lovely weekend y'all.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day.Called your mother yet?No?Well,too late.Better luck next year.I came across a lovely Mother's Day tribute at this link: Anand Lal Shimpi
Read it;I suspect it'll sound familiar.

In related news,apparently we DO marry our mothers.
Culled from Yahoo News Sunday:

Mother is role model in son's choice of wife: study

Wed May 7, 11:32 AM ET

If a man's mother is highly educated, chances are the woman he marries will have a similar education, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Iowa found that nearly 80 percent of high-achieving men who were sons of mothers with college degrees married women with a similar education.

And 62 percent of men whose mothers had graduate degrees tied the knot with a graduate degree holder.

"These young men look up to their mothers as role models. They grew up in a family where their mothers were educated women," sociologist Christine Whelan, who conducted the study, said in an interview.

"For an increasing number of these men ... when they make their own choices about someone who they think will be a good wife in the future or a good mother, they go back to their role models."

Whelan and her colleague Christie Boxer studied data on 3,700 people who took part in a survey about men and the educational level of the women close to them.

All the men surveyed were considered to be high achievers in their 20s and 30s who earned salaries in the top 10 percent for their age group.

The researchers found that more than 70 percent of the men had mothers who worked while they were growing up, and that the same group was twice as likely to marry women who made $50,000 or more a year.

Whelan, who interviewed more than 100 men and has written a book entitled "Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women," found many men welcomed the idea of a working spouse.

"They are increasing excited about the idea that they won't have to be the only bread winner in the family, so these men are attracted to women who have a job and express a continuing interest to work," Whelan explained.

Original article at this link:;_ylt=ArZqoA5W9jiIBiKUK8kGJkiGWo14

I suspect this applies to other characteristics as well.Thoughts?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Music Video Friday I :The Case of The Jedi Wannabe

I use my music as a weapon-Disturbed.

In honour of my first Music Video Friday,I present Obiwon singing "Onyinye".Agreed,the guy's sunglasses no make am,the acting sucked and the babe used the wrong shade of lipstick.Still,a nice song.

And just for Freaksho,the original video for my previous post.It's Sick Puppies,singing "All The Same".

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tag,I'm it.

I'm it,courtesy Freaksho.So,six unspectacular quirks of mine, and then I can share the love.Rather like a communicable disease,don't you think?Anyway,here goes:

1)When I'm contemplative,I suck my tongue.I also cover my left ear with my left arm or shoulder. I have been doing this for as long as I remember,despite maternal efforts to....cure me.I suspect the Freudians out here could write theses on the implications.Moving on...

2)I like trivia.Distance to Alpha Centauri?4 lightyears.Capital city of Outer Mongolia?Ullan Bator.I'm nowhere near that Jennings fellow,but I like to think I can hold my own.

3)I love books.I have read a lot in my time,from fiction through autobiogaphies to war stories,but still mainly fiction,specifically science fiction and fantasy.I've even read romance(M&B,Silhouette,Harlequin) when I had nothing better around.The quality of your bookshelf is a factor in whether I respect your opinions or not.

4)People bore me.Too many people lose their sense of wonder by the time they're ten.Too many people believe education is what you do to get a degree.Too many people stop reading when they finish school.And far too many people are too self involved to actually enjoy the world around them.

5)I have a temper.Buried deep and hedged around with row after row of inhibition and warnings of the cost of anger,but it's there.I've lived the term "blinding rage".Add that to a mule headed stubborness,and there is potential for....incidents.Thankfully,they're pretty rare.

6)Makeup fascinates me.The whole process of applying warpaint has always been interesting to watch.The results are almost as interesting,and often provides unintended amusement;anybody remember the false eyebrow craze?

Okay,I think that's enough show and tell for one afternoon.Next up:Icequeen,Syd , Afrobabe and Hengish.Your turn.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Reach Out And Touch Someone

Either I'm becoming a real softy,or this is something special.Tell me what you think.Meantime,I think I'm going to go hug someone.

Music by Sick Puppies "All The Same".