Showing posts from January, 2011

The State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered what I believe to be one of the best State of the Union addresses I have heard in years this evening - and I say that as someone who has been watching them since the days of Jimmy Carter. (Yes, I was a nerd as a kid.)
First, as a Detroiter, it was great to see newly elected Rep. Hansen Clarke at the State of the Union instead of his predecessor, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, mother/instigator for disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick.
As for the speech itself, I loved the fact that President Obama referenced the one million private sector jobs created in 2010. It's great to remind everyone that some good is happening, just not as fast as anyone would like.
I couldn't help but notice that when the President proposed a five year freeze in government spending hardly anyone applauded. That is a shame.
As a small business owner, I loved the President's idea of simplifying the tax code and lowering the corporate tax rate. I was also thrille…

Tobacco (Brown) Road

Thanks to the folks at GQ, I now know that tobacco brown suits will be all the rage this spring. I, unfortunately, do not own anything that is tobacco brown.
The way I see things, I have two choices. I can either go shopping or I can start rubbing old cigarettes over everything in my closet.

Nude Stars from the Golden Globe Awards

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were less than 24 hours ago. By 8 a.m. this morning, however, there were nude photos and video clips of the winning actresses on-line.

Yes, the internet is a wonderful thing indeed.

Things That Make Me Laugh

I was surfing around on YouTube the other evening. Britney Spears has a new song up, which I listened to out of curiosity. I was shocked though when I saw one of the advertising overlays that showed up.

Yes, a Britney Spears video was paired with an advertisement for "private drug rehab."
This makes me laugh for reasons that could never be described in a blog post. I'm not sure if it's something that was arranged or if it's just one of those happy coincidences. Regardless, this is one of those things that make me laugh.

Lingerie Shopping with Britney Spears

People magazine reported that Britney Spears went shopping for lingerie recently. She purchased "a Valentine's Day-themed piece and a body suit."
In related news, the National Academy of Sciences concluded that Britney Spears shopping for underwear is the least newsworthy story of the past decade. The fact that a national publication decided to report this shows how low things have sunk in American culture.

RIP - Major Dick Winters

Major Richard "Dick" Winters, who commanded the 101st Airborne, Easy Company and was the inspiration for Band of Brothers, passed away last week at the age of 92. He was, until the very end, an inspirational leader to his men.
The obituary for Major Winters is available here.
As a writer, I'm glad that there are people like Major Winters to provide me with endless inspiration.
As an American, I'm simply glad that there are soldiers like him to stand on guard for us.

Follow Me

Traffic on my blog has more than doubled over the past month. A lot of folks have discovered my site after my posts about Rachel Nicholsappearing on Criminal Minds as well as in this one really weird dream that I had. Others continue to discover my blog after my posts about Heidi Montag and fake boobs.

Regardless of how you find my blog, I'm glad that you did.

If you are one of my new readers, I would like to welcome you to my site. I invite you to follow my blog with Google Friend Connect by clicking the "follow" button in the right hand column. You'll be able to keep up with all of my blog posts and assorted rantings.
Besides, my fellow Detroiter, Uncle Kracker, thinks that it would be really cool if you followed my blog. He even wrote a song about it.

Uncle Kracker has never steered you wrong, has he?

Guest Starring in Weird Dreams

I had this really weird dream last night.
In my dream, I was looking for the TV Guide and walked into my living room to find it. Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, and Katy Perry were all hanging out there for some reason. (Yes, I have excellent taste in guest stars for my dreams.)
Anyway, I asked the ladies if they had seen my TV Guide but they ignored me. Instead of answering, Rachel Nichols started a pillow fight with the three other women. I remember being both excited by the pillow fight and irritated that they were ignoring me.
I never did find my TV Guide, but - and here's the really weird part - after a moment, those pillows turned into giant ice cream cones. Four of the hottest women in the world were now having an ice cream fight in my living room.
It was at this point where, in my dream, Keira Knightley turned to me asked what my favorite flavor of ice cream is. It was at this point that I woke up with this intense craving for ice cream.
Anyway, psychoanalyze th…

Katy Perry Comes to "How I Met Your Mother"

CBS announced this afternoon that Katy Perry will make a special guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother later this season, in an episode entitled "Oh, Honey". She will reportedly play Zoey's (Jennifer Morrison) cousin, a beautiful, naive girl who the gang resorts to calling "Honey".
Katy Perry has made a lot of guest appearances on television shows (Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, American Idol, and so on). However, none of these roles have ever been challenging enough to test whether or not her acting abilities are as good as her musical talents. This, I believe, will help to settle that question.
The one thing that I can say ahead of time is that I guarantee she'll be better than Britney Spears was when she showed up on HIMYM, which I'll admit is not saying a lot.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing Katy Perry on How I Met Your Mother. It should be a fun episode to watch.

Things I Think About

From the growing list of things that I think about while sitting in the waiting room of my doctor's office, I give you the following item.
No. 381
Is everyone in Denver automatically a member of the Mile High Club?

Natalie Portman's "Inappropriate" Bottom Covered

Natalie Portman will appear this spring in a new film entitled Your Highness. It's from the director of Pineapple Express and tells the comical story of prince who goes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped bride (Portman).
In one particular scene, Natalie Portman is seen wearing what can only charitably called a thong. There really isn't much of a costume there. In fact, about the only thing that is in that costume is proof that she spends a lot of time at the gym.
However, when it came time for Universal Studios to release the trailer for this film, they digitally altered the scene to show Natalie Portman wearing a more modest bikini bottom. She will still wear the more revealing thong in the film, but for the trailer, the studio changed it so that she was wearing something a bit more modest.
Let me repeat myself: the studio changed it so that Natalie Portman is wearing something more modest. Universal Studios actually released a statement saying that it wasn't "appropria…

Omen for a Good Year

I use Google News Alerts to keep up with the news that is important for me.
And what was the first news alert that I received for 2011?

Toronto-based artist Lisa J. Murphyhas released a book called Tactile Mind. It features raised, three-dimensional images of naked people and private parts that are sculpted into thermoform plastic, which is the material that is used for Braille.

Some critics call this "porn for the blind". I, on the other hand, just call it awesome.
The fact that this was my first news alert for 2011 tells me that this is going to be a very good year.