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….Until I Stop Kicking!!!

These are the words found at the end of my instructions to my sister, to be used when I’m at the end of my rope (literally).

Having watched my mother’s dragging along for several months caught up in the end stages of Altzheimer’s, I wanted it known beyond a doubt exactly what I want to have happen to me in the event I ever end up in that or a similar situation, for any reason.

The complete quote?

“Bring me a constant flow of tasty alcoholic drinks, and keep giving them to me until I’m no longer able to keep my eyes open and I enter REM state (or perhaps I should say RUM state). Anyway, after a few minutes have gone by, take a large soft pillow and press it down tightly over my face and hold it there until I stop kicking. And then, keep the pressure on for at least five more minutes to be sure it’s done. Finally, wait for a few hours to go by before calling the paramedics and reporting that you just came over to visit and found that I’m not breathing.

Not much room for ex-post-facto after thoughts on this, as they say in those old shoe ads, “Just do it”.

Swoosh!, and I’ve left the planet…..

July 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Name That Song, While You Still Can……

……. Before they’re banned from public use as per Department Of Homeland Security Reg# 23599874.6

Name these once popular songs from just a few of their words, and then figure out their relationship to a previous posting of mine:

1.       …. be jubilant my feet

2.       …. and the fog was lifting, and the voice was chanting

3.       …. Till all success be nobleness, and every gain devine 

 

          Double Bonus Points for naming the writer of #2

Your reward?

You’re back on a track (no pun intended) to regain the country we used to have not so long ago.

If you figured this out, feel free to send in some of your own, there’s a ton of them out there……..

If not, consider taking a night school class in American History, or Civics 101

July 28, 2008 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

Keep your tongue to yourself,

…… ‘Cause I’m kissing you goodbye, democrats, republicans, and all you other lost sheeple.

Get back, keep  your distance, I’m still morphing and I really don’t know how all of this is going to end up..

I’m now caught up in the middle of a revelation that is changing me down to my basic roots. I’ve been taught from elementary school on that my only option in politics was to choose between being a democrat or a republican.

To me, this always seemed similar to being required to choose between being thrown into a cage filled with Tigers or a cage filled with Lions (Being from Detroit, the humor in this is hard to pass up, even to a non-sports person like myself), but what are we to do since we’re locked into this situation?

In either case, you end up as just a steaming pile of feline poop.

This all started with a gift of a DVD produced by Aaron Russo, who sadly died last year of cancer, and since watching the film I’ve taken a hard look into the world filled with the kind of people that I used to think ran around in tin foil hats and spoke in tongues, but now I’m not so sure. 

The film is called Freedom To Fascism .

You can watch it in pieces,  here.

It was given to me by an audience member at a seminar that I recorded the audio for in Los Angeles given by a motivational type speaker who was not related to politics at all. 

I took the disc because (honest disclosure here) that audience member was a very pretty younger woman and I’m a lifelong heterosexual male, even though there was no plan for any future moves as I’m married and live in a community property state.  Don’t mention that part to my wife, but a guy can still dream, eh?

Well, that DVD sat on my desk for a few weeks, and during some down time created by an oncoming S.A.G. strike work slow down I popped it in the powerbook and watched it. Mr. Russo was the producer of some fairly large films, he started this project as his own personal look at economical issues involving the ghost like organization that’s called the Federal Reserve, which is kinda / sorta a corporation but yet even with the federal part in the name, not exactly part of the government. Vague enough so far?

By the way, check on the ‘net to see what that “C” in FDIC stands for.

After an informational but for me not all that interesting look into money (when you don’t have it, it’s an issue for someone else), he veered into the rapid fading away of our personal rights in America, privacy being first among them. He covered a lot of ground in this, and then the tipping point for me came when he got into the RFID chips issue, something that I’ve known about for some time and have written about on the 3rd of last April, here.

I’m not ready to jump in and support Ron Paul just yet, but after watching and listening to Alex Jones, and a few others, who knows where all this will lead to?

This change for me is ongoing, so I’ll be updating and correcting the links and my beliefs on this page soon, stop back when you can and watch it (and me) evolve. 

Maybe I’ll even include some funny cat pictures and photos of Jim Morrison and the Doors, as for some unknown reason these topics seem to be drawing a lot of hits lately.

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July 28, 2008 at 6:04 am Leave a comment

Nancy Keeps Her Bush Off The Table….

WTF Nancy, why Is Bush off the table?

Dear Ms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,

Do you keep track of exactly how many Americans have died or been injured since you first said “Impeachment is off the table”? Just asking……

A drop in the bucket since Bush declared Mission Accomplished?

How many drops of blood are there in a barrel of oil?

N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as always, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

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July 25, 2008 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Oh, I thought you meant BatEman!

BatEman is here as (sort of) props to the work of  Jason Bateman in “Hancock”, who also was in one of the funniest sitcoms I ever worked on when he was a kid, it was called “It’s Your Move”.  I can’t omit a brief mention his sister Justine Bateman, who probably was responsible for the sales of more boxes of Kleenex products to young men than anyone when the show “Family Ties” was on tv. I had the pleasure of working with her a few months ago on a new project from Illiana Douglas, we shot at an Ikea store in Burbank, and I was so glad to get a chance to see that she’s still very attractive, and as it turns out, she’s a very good actress with the chops needed when one is not just the next pretty young thing.

Anyway, it’s almost spellled the same as “Batman”, as in “The Dark Knight”, which leads to……

No spoilers here, it you for some reason haven’t seen it, this is safe to read. But, if you really haven’t seen the film yet, get up off your ass and deal with the lines, it’s a picture that really calls for the “Big Screen” viewing. And I’m not talking about a large screen LCD or any type screen that can be measured in inches.

I saw “The Dark Knight” earlier today, and it’s just possibly the best film I’ve seen in many many years. I didn’t work on it so this is not a hype statement, just a thank you for an excellent job from the cinematographer on down on the crew end, and actors that deserve the great reviews that they will get for this.

I’ve never seen Heath Ledger act in anything before (save the sermons please, it’s just something that happened) but now I understand all of the Oscar buzz about him, a young Jack Nicholson comes to mind. Same quality review for Aaron Eckhart, just an outstanding performance on his part (and killer special effects make up work as well).

I was a little shocked to see Michael Caine in what at first seemed to be a bit part, but he nuanced the living crap out of it, he’s a true Actor with a capital “A”, I’d pay to watch him read a phone book.

Christian Bale, as to be expected, was very good, matching his earlier work in the character. I was happy to see great work by Eric Roberts, who I had worked with on a piece of crap film a few months ago, that one P.O.C. that I got ripped off for two weeks pay and one weeks equipment rental, but that’s a story for another time….. and shouldn’t be taken as a reflection on Eric.

I’ll most likely add to this, but the whole thing is still sort of sinking in and being evaluated on some levels….. More to follow.

Oh yeah, bonus points to whoever can figure out how the power was delivered to the ground on the,  um, I guess it’s called a batscycle?

July 23, 2008 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

Shake Hands With A Mass Murderer Lately?

Pandering as always to the far right of the religious right, it would seem that the Bush administration and its subsequent republican followers hope to be able to define several widely used contraception methods as abortion.

Exhibit “A”, a weapon of mass murder

Which begs the question, can men who masturbate thereby become (so to speak)  known as mass murderers by default?

It seems like only a little while ago you could hear people humming “Every sperm is sacred” from the excellent ’80’s Monty Python film “The Meaning Of Life”, the song says it all, give it a listen here:

  The best 5 minutes you’ll ever spend! 

Please note that you may need to search around on YouTube a bit to find that song since it seems that the c-suckers of comcast (a.k.a. “Comcrap”, the soon to be owners of Universal Studios) have blocked it on YouTube.

Can anyone explain why that street dance number  didn’t get at least a “best choreography” Oscar?

But again, I digress……..

It’s possible that under the even more asinine than usual Bush plan, you could be arrested as a felon for singing that song, but I suppose that humming it would only be a misdemeanor, not exactly fit punishment for a hum job is it? And as for the actual act of “Punishing the Pope”, certainly you’d be booked as conspiring to kill all of those innocent pre-born children?

Use caution, if you listen to it twice, you may have to do some time on your knees!

Need I say more?

Well yes, I do need to say the following:

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of mine) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but because success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan, blame will not be so attributed. 

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below, I don’t choose them and (sadly) I don’t make a penny off any of them.

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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July 20, 2008 at 2:25 am Leave a comment

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