Archive for July, 2012

Randy Wayne White Rut

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Randy Wayne White has had about 19-books on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Most are about the same characters on the same Florida Key Islands solving kidnappings, murders, terrorist plots, and other spectacular crimes.

“Doc” Ford is a former CIA operative who’s now a marine biologist.  He uses remarkable, high-tech gadgets when the agency convinces him to solve another case – which is exactly once each book.  The villains are really evil but they always get what they deserve in the end…ahhh, fiction.

Some might say I’m obsessive but I’ve read fourteen of his books in a row at about 3-per week.  I’ve compiled my library list below so i don’t take out the same book twice.

Dead Silence
Hunters Moon
Black Widow
Dark Light
Shark River
Chasing Midnight
Tampa Burn
Night Vision
Dead of Night
Deep Shadow
Sanibel
Twelve Mile Limit
Captiva
Everglades

 

It’s OK To Be Takei

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

“As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is
impossible – but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.”

OK, I’ll just admit it.  I have never seen an episode of Star Trek – not one. So that probably puts me on some secret FBI list but WTF? I happened to come across the quote above by George Takei who, I guess,  was on the show.  I loved the quote so much, I checked out his Facebook page and enjoyed it. Trekkie or not, you will too. Go to Facebook and type: George Takei.

Gun Laws Just Don’t Work

Saturday, July 21st, 2012


Tomorrow is the 1-year anniversary of the mass murder of 70 teenagers in Norway. Anders Breivik has now been declared insane by a court and lives in a mental institution.  Last year Breivik, a Christian, anti-Muslim fanatic, set off a bomb killing 8 kids. Then he dressed as a policeman and went to a summer camp for teens.  Breivik killed a few, changed his location, and mowed down 60-more when they ran towards the “police” for help.

Should Norway adopt stricter gun laws?  The problem is, they now have the strictest gun laws in the Western world.  Check them out on the link below – they are extreme! But this monster was able to easily ignore the laws, buy assault weapons, and the legal ingredients for a murderous bomb.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/24/norway-strict-gun-laws-circumvented

As rational human beings, we want to find answers and solutions.  We have a very hard time accepting the fact that some horrendous events occur over which we have no control.  Passing gun laws will make some people feel better.  But to mass murderers, they won’t matter in the least.

Control Nuts Not Guns

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The bodies hadn’t even been picked up today before the anti-gun people started yelling about the need for stricter gun controls. Horseshit.  Please allow me to state a few simple points:

1. Pandora’s box has already been opened.  Currently there are over a billion guns in the US – about 3 for every person.  Is anyone suggesting we confiscate firearms that are now legally owned by millions of citizens?

2. Criminals and nuts AREN’T going to register guns.  They can buy them now on the street with no papers – what’s going to change with more laws?

3. The right to own a gun is still in the Constitution.  Our forefathers probably couldn’t imagine a tragedy like this but they could imagine oppressive government power trying to control people.

4. The media needs to fill a lot of time with sensationalism even when there’s little to say.  On the Today show, one kid was interviewed in the first hour, then they came back to check how he felt ONE HOUR LATER.  Give me a break!

5.  In a society of 350,000,000+ people, there are a lot of nuts.  Already many movie theaters are beefing up security in anticipation of copycat crazies.

There are no easy answers in today’s drama because there are no real answers we can understand.  If the mentally ill made any sense, they wouldn’t be mentally ill.

Hot – Weather You Like It Or Not

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Twice as hot as it needs to be.

I’ve never slept with a woman who was warmer than me. I mean physically warmer – as in “Can we turn the air conditioner down?,”  “Do you have another blanket?” or “I’m freezing – could you lie closer?”

Now I know there are some scientific theories about this – like body weight, metabolism, and a genetic pregnancy marker – but there’s a fact here they seem to ignore.  You, darling, can always get warmer with more clothing, blankets on your half of the bed, or a small heater.  I – on the other hand – can only get so cool even without clothes or bedding, and with a kickass air-conditioner. My body temperature is not going to drop much past normal – even if I’m too hot.

For both of us to fall asleep comfortably might require separate beds, separate rooms, separate apartments, or even separate cities.

Hannah’s Behind Her Now

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The world is shocked that Disney’s Hannah Montanna grew up to be Miley Cyrus. The little bubble gum chewer is now 19 and heads a multi-million dollar corporation – herself.  I think she’s hot.

Mayor Stubbs

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


The 900 residents of Talkeetna, Alaska didn’t like any of  the candidates running for mayor so they wrote in the name of Stubbs the Cat.  He won and is now referred to as Mayor Stubbs. He sleeps all over town and is most  comfortable in an alley. So he acts pretty much like all the candidates he beat.

Don’t Trip Over Piles Of Shit

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

 

A collection of past campaign promises.

I won’t be voting for President because I don’t believe anything these guys are saying. I will be voting in local elections but have no favorite professors at all in the electoral college.  What’s that you say – I should just hold my nose and pick the lesser of two evils?

Naaah – I’m ALREADY  holding my nose because it’s almost impossible to ignore the daily hands full of horseshit each side is throwing at the other.  It’s also pretty entertaining to watch the passion some people have about all this.  Suddenly the country’s very existence is based on their guy winning the election.  I don’t think so.

Who’s lying more  – Obama or Romney?  It’s pretty much a dead heat and both are spinning so much they may start drilling for oil with their shoes.  Think your guy lies less?  Here’s a page you should bookmark:

http://www.factcheck.org/

This is perhaps the most nonpartial, fact-based organization on the internet.  It checks candidates’ statements against the truth and the truth usually says, “ouch.” That’s because both of these dolts are equally full of shit.

The Last Virgin in Jersey

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Let’s face it, West New York, New Jersey doesn’t have a lot going for it. Magnificently overwhelmed by New York City just across the Hudson River, West New York didn’t even bother to choose an original town name.

Maybe that’s why its townspeople were thrilled when an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary formed in a tree right in the middle of their commercial district!

 

Someone told Mayor George Morene about it and he declared the tree “a miracle.” Since then, hundreds of tourists have made a pilgrimage to the site praying, taking pictures, and falling to their knees on the sidewalk. West New York businesses flourished – especially the nearby McDonalds.

Hmmm.  I don’t quite see an image of the BVM in the photos but it does remind me of something.  I just can’t put my finger on it.

More “Miracles”: https://presentationsunplugged.com/blog/?p=4976

Not Too Cool

Friday, July 13th, 2012


People say the dumbest things. I try not to listen but often the dumbest people speak the loudest – and usually the longest.  Yesterday I heard one of my annual  favorites:

“My air conditioner broke and of course it had to go on one of the hottest days of the year!”

I always want to say, “Damn.  It was working just fine on Christmas Eve!”

So far, I’ve restrained myself.