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Dear, Dear Ms. Christine O’Donnell

Christine, I wanted to let you know that I really do appreciate your stance on masturbation. Your concerns about sex, considering you’re a non-participant, are very…….touching.

However,  I have a few questions for you, you witchy twitchy woman.

In that stance of yours I mentioned above, how many inches apart are your cankles, and how long can you maintain that stance while wearing torn fish net hose and 6″ black stiletto high heels? You know, the kind that makes your pelvis sort of push forward?

As a mature and single woman who has perhaps past her expiration date, does it bother you to know that I find you oddly attractive in a matronly kind of way, somewhat like a reform school guard in an old movie, sent by central casting? Sometimes, you seem even more warm than Sarah Palin, but then you can betcha she’s had a lot more political candidate coaching.

Icy Sarah visualizes being as hot as Christine!

And further, does it bother you that sometime (i.e., today) I might just settle down on my sofa and rub one out thinking about you and me doing the dirty in some cozy log cabin?

If so, relax and hold on, maybe I’ll do it for you…

Yep, that’s about the right “hold on” size!

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September 28, 2010 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Fiorina Takes In Kochs For $$$

I originally wanted to title this posting “Carly Fiorina uses her back-door method to use an old  Koch to help finance her campaign”, but all of that just wouldn’t fit on the subject line. Carly Fiorina has been pandering to the billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch a lot, those same Uber-Wealthy billionaire brothers who have quietly and almost single-handedly bankrolled the far-right Tea Party movement and convinced those and other morons that what’s good taxwise for the very very rich will be good for them on the day that they hit the Lotto. The funding she’s getting doesn’t actually match the 120+ million that her BFF Meg Whitman has invested in herself, but is quite substantial just the same. And all she had to roll over for in exchange was to give the Koch Industries PAC support in their effort to push their greedy plans to lower capital gains taxes and get rid of those pesky environmental regulations like lower carbon emissions by supporting the campaign for Proposition 23 in California (again, google it). Quoting Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times, “This month, Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain noted that, while the brothers’ oil companies stand to profit mightily from Proposition 23’s passage, they also have an interest in seeing that other states don’t emulate California’s attempt to reduce carbon emissions. Two years ago, this state adopted model air-quality regulations curbing cancer-causing emissions of formaldehyde in the forest products industry. Federal interest in adopting similar curbs is causing Georgia-Pacific no end of grief”.  So, much like the always warm and charming Meg Whitman, they aren’t spending their money, they’re actually investing it now, against their expected big returns downstream. I’m not sure which Koch is which (yes, I know, all old Kochs look the same), but the old Koch on the left looks like a photoshop up-aged version of John C. McGinley from “Scrubs”, the somewhat dim looking Koch on the right just looks like you’d suppose that his childhood limo would have been of the short yellow variety, if you get my drift. I have to guess that they should be thankful that their father didn’t choose to  name them A. Harry or Hugh G. Koch. The Kochs manage America’s second-largest privately held company, Koch Industries, which is made up of oil, gas, pipeline, chemical, fertilizer and wood products companies, including the above mentioned Georgia-Pacific. As of 2010, the Koch brothers combined assets have the country’s third-largest fortune of around $35 billion, closely following Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. These smarmy bastards are the personification of what you might find if you google “Greed Gone Wild”, and yet they still want more.  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 everyone knows, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

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September 27, 2010 at 5:27 am 1 comment

When “Nikita” Fails….

And it will, and in the not too distant future.

To see where those Nikita producers F’d up in casting, catch Ms. Grace Park, the tough girl cop in the new Hawaii 5-0 show, and imagine how those weasels must be kicking themselves now for missing an actress with actual “chops”, that is to say, one who can actually act, i.e.:

Instead we get a vapid Maggie Q with a sultry expression that’s continually stuck somewhere between bemused and blank, an expression often referred to as a Paris Hilton look.

Added information 9-22-2010 below

Everything I said above about Grace Park still goes, but after seeing Gugu Mbatha-Raw (I couldn’t make that name up even if I was still using psychedelics) kick serious ass and pop off a LAW shot from a speeding (?) Lada * in the premier of  JJ Abrams new show “Under Cover” I now have to multiply by at least 10.

*Lada, a Soviet clone of the boxy 1960’s Fiat 124, so “a speeding Lada” is an Oxymoron

blogInsertN.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 everyone knows, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

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September 21, 2010 at 6:36 am Leave a comment

Barack Obama’s to-the-point speech.

Barack Obama missed his big chance to give a short and to the point speech yesterday, one that might have helped his chances for re-election in a few years to move up a notch or two.

It’s quite a simple speech and one that’s impossible to refute, and it could have gone something like this:

“My fellow Americans, I’ve come to realize that I’ve made a major misstep during my first term, and this is because I didn’t ask a key question of the many Republicans that I’ve tried to reach out to and achieve some sort of compromise on the many issues that face us. I ought to have been asking them if they’re able to find a way to break free from their lockstep pattern of block voting, and be Americans first and Republicans second”.

Perhaps Mr. Obama would have taken a little pause at this point, and then finished with:

“To be fair, to some extent we have found this problem also exists in the Democratic party as well, and I’m working on it.

Thank you for your time,

B.H.O.”

September 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

W.W.J.D. You Ask?

Yeah, What Would Jerry Do?

Here’s a quote from Samuel Johnson (1709 to 1784), a guy who it seems was way ahead of his time:

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully”

As often happens when working freelance and things are slow, I got to thinking  and wondered what I’d do if I knew exactly what my life span was going to amount to, i.e., when am I going to leave the big auditorium?

Yeah, so I have a finite amount of time left on-planet, we all do.  I don’t know about all of the aspects, but I’m fairly sure that no one gets out of here alive.

In an attempt to organize things (o.k., perhaps a few decades too late) I started to break it down from one month to one week to 12 hours to 1 hour, in an attempt to figure out the best use of the dynamic range of it each period.

If I knew that I had only one month to live, for starts I would blow off all my worries about my weight. Next, being an atheist I’d just the same continue doing my own version of “My Name Is Earl”. This is a routine that I’ve been doing for the past few years, apologizing for the countless times I’ve caused problems for people. I don’t believe there’s a heaven or a hell (other than working for Disney), but I figured that I’d try to cover my bets just the same. It’s sort of like that ‘Vegas over and under thing……..

If I knew that I had only one week to live, I’d spend my days trying to be sure that I’ve tied up all the loose ends to my life so no one has to clean up after me, no one would find old love letters or a stash of my old porn (this happened to more than one of my friends), no one should be stuck paying off my old bills, that sort of stuff.

If I knew that I had only 12 hours to live, I’d do a much, much shorter version of “My Name Is Earl”, doing it on the phone and calling as many people as I could remember that I had caused grief for or otherwise screwed up their lives, and apologize.

Barbara, you’d be at the top of that list.

If I found out that I only had exactly one hour to live, I would do as much as possible of whatever of the above I could manage, but I’d have to find some way to set some time aside for:

I’m amazed you can still buy this without a prescription!

September 10, 2010 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

Funnier if it didn’t happen to me daily

I got this link (below) from a friend today, and my first reaction was, holy crap, someone has been secretly taping my job interviews. I go through this crap almost every day when I have to sit through yet  another dog and pony show style interview with a new boy (or girl) wunderkind producer. If you’re a regular reader you know my often stated views on those who choose to call themselves producers, if you’re new here stick around.

Somehow, these “Producers” will never be able to recognize themselves in this video clip. Further, these same a-holes will always be amazed when whoever they managed to hire for $50.00 a day will drop out at the last minute, usually without even a phone call, when they find a job that pays $75.00 or  has a better lunch menu (yes, there are better places to get food than Subway). Remember this: Bottom feeders have no loyalty!

If you watch this video, everything that follows will be easier to understand.

A day in the life of a location sound mixer

The conversations I have to sit through with these morons are nearly identical, like they’re reading from the same script, using the same buzzwords as they try to get me to work on their great labor of love for nothing. Of course they’ll never actually come out and say that I’ll be working for nothing, they will say that my pay will be deferred and there will be meals and imdb.com credits.

Here’s a note for you; in my over 25 years of being a location sound mixer on movies, commercials, documentaries, whatever, not only have I never been paid from a show that was deferred, I’ve never met anyone who has.

That’s “never”, as in not one single person has responded in the affirmative when asked if they had ever received a deferred payment or even personally knew anyone that was eventually paid. I guess it’s possible, just not around me. I was once offered “Double Deferred”, which meant that not only was I not getting paid, I was not getting paid twice as much.

Inspirational….

September 4, 2010 at 12:33 am 1 comment


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