Archive for October 13th, 2010

The Turd In the Punchbowl

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

OK – that’s me again.  I’m very happy about the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners.   I apprehensively watched some of the minute-by-minute coverage of the drilling and I wept with happiness when I saw the rescued miners reunite with their families.

So why am I not as thrilled as everyone else?

I just can’t get our troop numbers out of my mind.  33 men were just rescued – some even called them “heroes”  (HEROES!?)  Over 6 -THOUSAND Americans cannot be rescued because they died fighting in our hopeless, unwinnable Mideast wars.  Almost 100,000 are still there fighting and dying.  They aren’t shown by overwhelming media coverage – nor can they be sucked out of their situation by a high tech tube.

It’s a lot easier to think of 33 men than 100,000. Does one have anything to do with the other?  Yes – if we consider what’s important to this country. The only way these killing fiascoes can go on is if we forget about them.  And economic conditions, lying politicians, phony elections, and breaking-news situations help us forget about them quite easily.

Coming In For a . . .

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Where's the "Landing Strip"?

It’s true – you can find just about anything on the internet.  There are any number of sites which show women how to trim their pubic hairs (or not).

One has a different twist on the idea and an unfortunate name:  “Guess Her Muff”.  The idea is women (or their lovers) send in 2 pictures – one in their regular clothes and one naked to show how she’s trimmed her “area”.  The idea is to guess which “style” she prefers.  There’s no mention of any prize for correct answers.

“The Landing Strip” (top row – second from left) is now the 2nd most popular style in the US.