Friday 1.28.11

Lingerie, baby!
It was fairly quiet week here in Popsicleville, WI. I look at the calendar and keep thinking that only 9 or 10 weeks from now things might almost be bearable. In the meantime, I had a couple of lingerie shoots this week. One with KJ modeling Tia Lyn’s collection and another with Jess, who made and modeled her own creations. She’s taking part in a fashion show this coming weekend and wanted to kind of break a couple of things in. Here are a couple of cool, impressive things… She made these things herself with fabric, needle, thread and such things that most of the kids out there have only ever heard of such mysterious tales of creativity. When I see crafts people like Jess and Tia, I just have to be super impressed.

I did also listen to the State of the Union Address. It was not unlike many other SOTU’s given at any other time. Making a difference to you depends on where you are and who you are and why you think as you do. What I find quite interesting is the continuing necessity by people on the right to far right to tear any speech any President gives apart – letter by letter.

Seriously. It is the obligatory pep talk the President traditionally gives every year. Woodrow Wilson was the first President to deliver the speech before a joint session of Congress. Before that time, most presidents delivered the State of the Union as a written report. Article II Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says “He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

A Pep talk. An Outline for the future. A recap of how we got to where we are right now. Nothing new. Yet, we need to rip it. This, for me, is great as I get to take a look at how stupid the far right thinks most of us are, or how wrong headed they think we are. I just read Sarah Palin’s WTF post on Facebook. I do not believe she penned that response at all. Funny and scary – go look at it and then read some of the back slapping praise following the post. It almost makes me want to see her run and win as President. Not because I think she’ll do anything good, no……. it will be so I can stand somewhere and point at those knuckleheads that thought this would be a good idea and say “See?, you are a fucking idiot.”

Perhaps there should be a team of people who just do nothing other than rip into every pep talk ever given. The SOTU is only once each year. During high school football or basketball season, there are several games. What if this happened with each pep talk given to the team. You’d have pretty much every day at practice and then the beginning of the game and halftime. What about the company dinner or picnic? Perhaps any speech a parent gives a kid as they grow up.

I have just solved the unemployment problem. You certainly don’t need any critical skills to bash the shit out of what someone just said. You can even make up your own facts if you want to. You can say any damn thing you want and then when someone attempts to call you on THAT, you just tell them that you were 1. Joking and they just did not get it or 2. Using certain words as metaphors. Take up Arms and reload, reload means go to your voting booth? Look, take up arms is a metaphor as well. Somewhere, someone started calling weapons “arms.” I think we in fact had real “arms” before we knew that we could use those arms to hold a weapon, or “arms.”  Don’t confuse me here! If you want people to go vote at a voting booth try using the phrase “Go vote at a voting booth.”

That was going to be it for this post but I just read how Tracy Morgan got into trouble on “Inside The NBA” on TNT before the Heat-Knicks game. HERE is a perfect example. Sarah evidently just did not understand the JOKE and/or METAPHOR this comedian was using. He stated: “Now let me tell you something about Sarah Palin man, she’s good masturbation material. The glasses and all that? Great masturbation material.”

Christ, Sarah and Sarah defenders, “she’s good masturbation material” means he thinks she is an attractive woman. I think that’s pretty much it unless Tracy actually needs to think about Sarah to actually get off. Dude, really? Perhaps the thought of how fucked we all would be for such a fucking long time if she became president reminded him about actual fucking and got him semi-excited or something. That’s probably what happened.

And just to be very clear, when I say “how fucked we all would be for such a fucking long time if she became president reminded him about actual fucking and got him semi-excited or something” I am using a metaphor. What I am really saying is “Go vote at a voting booth and when you are in there do not masturbate.”

Oh well, back to lingerie…

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