Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Choppy, Yet Insincere, Apology

So I've had the Riverboat Gamblers stuck in my head lately.

Which gets me thinking.

What's up with all the rudeness lately? Yanno, Addison Graves "Joe" "How Many Diseases Can I Be Named After" Wilson, Kanye West, Serena Williams.

Granted, I'm hardly the first to address the Trifecta of Rudeness. The Chicago Tribune, Crain's New York Business, Andy Borowitz, and the Seattle Times, among bazillions of others, clearly beat me to the punch. But still, here I am...

One would think Joe Wilson's behavior would have won him no fans. Especially since he refuses to apologize on the Congressional floor. But a simple search of Facebook groups shows no dearth of pro-Joe Wilson groups, lauding him for Standing Up to Da Man, Speaking Truth to Power, blah blah blah. And he's apparently received over $2 million in campaign contributions since exposing himself as a total asshat. TWO. FREAKIN'. MILLION. WTF? Explain?

Kanye West got promptly turned into an internet meme. Regardless whether he continues to get laughed at or not, his next album will doubtless go multi-platinum.

And Serena will continue to grace the tennis courts and draw crowds, no doubt.

Hm. A trend here?

Maybe the problem here is - NO FREAKIN' CONSEQUENCES FOR ACTING LIKE SPOILED BRATS???!?!?!??!?!?!

(P.S. The actual title of the Riverboat Gamblers' song is "A Choppy, Yet Sincere, Apology." Just in case you were wondering.)

Oh and I know I still need to post pics of my qiviut smoke ring. I took pics, I'm just too lazy to download them to The Beast. It will happen. At some point. I promise.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Someone please tell me... a lavender fluid can somehow turn my hair auburn?

I'm touching up (OK, completely redoing) my hair color. I'm about 3 weeks overdue, so I decided fine, just redo the whole thing. L'Oreal Excellence, color 5RB. So you all know my secret. Not that I've ever kept it a secret, mind you...

What I can't figure out is this.

You mix the color with the base. It looks lavender right after you mix it. Just exactly how does that become reddish-brown? WTFOMGBBQ? Let's just say chemistry wasn't my favorite subject in school...

So anyhoo.

I missed the Sprint Cup race last night because of coming back from Laramie (the Texas game). I forgot to set the DVR, plus I kind of figured that by the time I got home I was going to be too tired to watch anyway, what with having to get up for soccer today. As for soccer, Will's team finished second in their division at this weekend's tournament. I don't have pictures unfortunately. Next weekend I need to take pictures.

I finally blocked the smoke ring I made with the qiviut/wool blend I bought in Alberta. Pictures will go up next time. Pattern here.

Thinking about getting this book: Respect The Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns With One Amazing Tool by Abby Franquemont. Signed copies (once the book is released) are available on Abby's site...


Which reminds me... I think I have a prospective victim or two to asspinerate... hehehe...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Back to School Left-Wing Indoctrination from NASCAR

So. The nattering nabobs of negativity on the right are screaming bloody murder about the President's webcast to schoolkids scheduled for tomorrow morning. Clutching their pearls, they wail that the President is threatening to report them to "some enemies' list" and that he's somehow some sort of unspecified "threat to our inalienable rights" or that he'll somehow come across looking like Big Brother. (I just got a mental image of Max Headroom...)

Mhm. Yep. Telling kids to stay in school and work hard is a left-wing threat.

So, therefore, you should be shocked to learn who else is helping indoctrinate your precious kids so that they will be softened up and ready for the AmeriCorps re-education camps:

Yep. Dale Jr., Carl, Jeff, Smoke and Juan Pablo... NASCAR, sport of rednecks, is helping de-redneckize your kiddos...

Oh noes!!!!!11!!!eleventy!!! Pretty soon, our kiddos will be going to Purdue and getting engineering degrees like Ryan Newman...

The only thing that would have been better would have been if that video had been on during last night's race. I didn't see it during the race, sadly...