Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Give Me That Old Time Religion

Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion,
It's good enough for me.

Let us worship Aphrodite
In her silky see-through nightie
Though she's mean and somewhat flighty
She's good enough for me.
Let us sacrifice to Isis
She will help us in a crisis
And she hasn't raised her prices
And that's good enough for me.

Let us sacrifice to Kali
Let us worship her, by golly
To ignore her would be folly
And that's good enough for me.
Let us worship Zarathustra
Let us worship like we used to
I'm a Zarathustra booster
And that's good enough for me.
Let us all bow down to Buddha
There's no other God who's cuter
Comes in copper, brass, and pewter
And that's good enough for me.
Let us travel to Valhalla
In Volkswagens, not Impalas
Singing "Deutschland Uber Alles"
And that's good enough for me.

Let us pray with dear old Buddha 
'Cause there ain't nobody cuter 
Comes in plastic, wood and pewter 
And that's good enough for me 
 
Let us pray with those Egyptians 
Built pyramids to put their crypts in 
Covered subways with inscriptions 
And that's good enough for me 
 
Let us pray with good old Loki 
Let us pray with good old Loki 
He thinks Thor's a little hokey 
And that's good enough for me 
 
Let us pray with those old Druids 
They drank fermented fluids 
Waltzing naked through the woo-ids 
And that's good enough for me 
 
Hare Krishna, he must laugh on 
To see me dressed in saffron 
With hair that's only half-on 
And that's good enough for me 
 
Let us pray with lovely Venus 
Of the gods she is the meanest 
She once bit me on the... elbow 
But that's good enough for me

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Fly in Social Media

Reasons for discontinuing social media vary: it eats up time, it results in conflict, people make catty remarks, and it fosters a sense of discontent and dissatisfaction with one's own life and accomplishments. A big one, in my opinion, is the time it demands to follow others and to write about oneself.

There's the realization that web pages are a form of self-advertisement. Some people find it needful to portray their life as more interesting and successful that it really is, given that so many others engage in glowing self-descriptions.

Lately, though, another reason has emerged from the chorus of people angry at the doings of Donald Trump. While you might expect conflict and irritation by people who disapprove of his particular viewpoint, and sometimes this gets rebutted impolitely, some people expressed dissatisfaction with being exposed to people incessantly complaining about politics; even if they largely agreed with the viewpoints being expressed.

I think this is the result of the repeated reminders that things are off kilter; and that things are as bad as they seem. There's no respite from reality. Things are bad; and there are no guarantees.

I wonder how it was in the days of Nixon and Watergate. Did people feel so hopeless then also?

And there might be a certain amount of anxiety lest one is found to be incomplete in one's orthodoxy regarding the prevailing viewpoint.

We are not in terribly forgiving times; live and let live is not in many playbooks.




Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Prom Ride to Remember

Prom Night is memorable for teens; and it helps if the occasion is marked by novelty and excess. 

Some go in a limousine.  However, this happy Priceville couple went in a novel way: by Weinermobile!

http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2017/05/couple_ride_to_high_school_pro.html#incart_river_home

Monday, April 10, 2017

Resignation of Robert Bentley

Today Governor Robert Bentley resigned as Governor of Alabama and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Thus ends an overlong, lurid saga in Alabama history that was marked by a series of government changes. His resignation completes the trifecta, following the resignation of House Speaker Mike Hubbard and the ouster of Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Following al.com, he became widely known as the "Luv Guv."

This saves a lot of expense, uncertainty, and spinning of wheels in the State governor.  Finally, he did the right thing and put the rest of us out of our miseries.

Best wishes to new governor Kay Ivey.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Suspended Teacher

Metro News reported that this teacher was suspended for posting this provocative selfie in a Facebook account on the internet.

I have a few questions:

1.  Is this provocative?

2.  Should she have been suspended for posting this selfie?

3.  What, specifically, is offensive about this picture?



Care to comment? Please give us the benefit of your opinion.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No Cash

Apparently some businesses prefer that you use credit. Apparently, crotch sweat and boob sweat taints money for some people.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hooray for Playboy!

With all this collective insanity of late, at least something has finally gotten back on an even keel. 

Yes, Playboy is returning to pictures of nude women! 

Maybe Alabama will end its political nuttiness. And maybe some stability will creep into the Trump administration. Is that too much to hope for?

I might as well also see aviating swine.

Still, hooray for Playboy!

Thursday, February 9, 2017