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Too Scary!

So today's writer's block is too scary... things that scared the shit out of you as a kid, but seem silly now.

No problem. Episode #119 of the Muppet Show.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060720131311/muppet/images/thumb/3/3d/Evilvision.JPG/300px-Evilvision.JPG"

Basically furniture came alive and turned into monsters that were attacking people. The worst was the sofa.

Feb. 2nd, 2009

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!!!


ok, they're prairie dogs. But we don't have any ground hogs at our zoo!

Major Tom?

Titan: Are you wearing aluminum clothes?
Ham III: Um, yeah.
Titan: Are you in a rocket?
Ham III: Yeah.
Titan: In outer space?
Ham III: Yeah.
Titan:Are you David Bowie?
Ham III: No.
Titan: Then you must be an astronaut.

Space Chimps is a cute movie. I recommend it, for silly animated fun.

Oct. 24th, 2008

A post on a friend's LJ has got me thinking about prop 102 (amendment to state constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman).

I know I’ve ranted a little about this before, but here I go again.

Why do people oppose same sex marriage? Because they think it’s wrong. Why do they think it’s wrong? Because of their belief system which is most probably based on the Bible or some other religious text. You know what? 2000 years ago a fledgling religion started up. And there are two ways to increase the numbers of followers of a religion. You can convert people, which can be difficult with a new religion. Or, reproduce, reproduce, reproduce. And generally same sex couples don’t do so well at the reproducing. So generally, a main reason to villainize homosexuality in a religious context is to increase the number of followers in that religion.

Fast forward 2000 or so years. We live in a country where, despite what much of the extreme conservative population thinks, we have separation of church and state. You cannot base the legal definition of marriage, or of anything else, on the Bible or any other religious text. You just can’t. If the idea of same sex marriage is so infuriating to these people, then fine, don’t make it legal. But then we have to dissolve all marriages. Either any two people can get married or no one can. If they want it to be a purely religious union that isn’t recognized by the state, then go for it. But if it is going to be recognized by the state with its little perks, etc., then it has to be available to everyone.

I LOVE the argument that same sex marriage will destroy families. Because us straights have it right. That’s why the divorce rate is so high. Because we’re so good at it. Same sex couples can’t raise kids because they are innately immoral? Show of hands… how many of you know someone who was sexually abused by a parent? It’s ugly, it’s horrible, but it happens. And how many children being abused are from a home with a same sex marriage…

My cousin is in love with a wonderful woman. They are great together. They compliment each other in every way. They were married in a private ceremony almost nine years ago. But they couldn’t be legally married because my cousin is also a woman. If anything had happened to one, the other would have no rights. None. They just got married legally a couple of weeks ago (CA). Let’s all hope they can stay married.

What Cleese thinks of Sarah Palin

Thanks to prodigy69 for posting this

Apr. 17th, 2008

I meant to post this earlier... But on Tuesday night all the local stations in Phoenix, and I think AZ, aired this documentary, free of charge.

http://www.crystaldarkness.com/

I think that's pretty cool. There's a huge meth problem here- and it was 100x worse in Bullhead.

Robust Religiosity

Term used in talking about the Pope this morning on NPR. :-)

OPERA!

All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vNReqUGtsc

I saw this once on Bravo about 10 years ago. I loved it. And it's still awesome. I had totally forgotten about it. And like a dork, when I did remember it, I didn't think of looking on youtube for it. :-)

Apr. 11th, 2008

I usually get to work ealier than anyone else. And that's especially true on Fridays, when everyone else gets in later than usual. So I listen to some Monty Python skits. And every once in a while a phrase just sticks in my head. Like this one:

It's people like you what cause unrest.