Friday, March 31, 2006

Stupid Girls

Yesterday, I boasted about theDaughter wanting to focus on her career before boys. theWife and I keep pounding into her head that she is going to be so much more that just some eyetoy for boys. I wish more parents would teach their daughters that, but no. There's so many celebrities, read Paris, who act like that's all girls are good for. Throw in half the dang videos I see on MTV, and one would start to believe that women are only good for one thing. Pink, theWife made me listen to it, shutup, has a song out about these stupid girls that, although I may not like the song as a song, it's message is great. Pink says "What happened to the dreams of a girl president, She's dancing in the video next to 50 Cent". Not my daughter.

Hell, now you have Sharon Stone giving advice, and I use the term loosely, to a young girl she met in a store that "oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex." She goes on to say "If you're in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job." What?? Are you kidding me? What happened to no means no. So all a boy has to do is pressure a girl for sex and he'll get oral sex? That sounds like rape to me. Sharon, if your ever in my area and want to give my daughter advice, feel free. I'll sue you for every penny BI2 makes. And when it's all said and done, I'll take my 50 cents and buy a pack of gum.

So where, does this all lead? To this: Sex Acts Alleged On Ohio Bus Full Of Seventh-Graders:
The bus was on its way back from Mount Union College when the game of Truth or Dare allegedly got out of hand for eight children.
Some put their hands down each other's shirts. Then some girls reportedly started flashing passing cars.
Eventually, one child allegedly performed oral sex on another.
The community is asking where the teachers were, but I ask, where were the parents. Why were the boys not being taught that this is inappropriate. Girls are not meant to be treated this way. Why were the girls, especially the last one, not being taught that she is more than just a sex toy. I am absolutely outraged that the parents could hold the teachers responsible. We as parents need to be teaching these children their sense of self-esteem. If we don't, Sharon Stone will.

Oh, and one last thought before I wrap this long post up, before you guys out there disagree with me, and think this behavior is ok from 12 year old girls, think about this. Imagine, that is your daughter on that bus. Guys tend to be so hypocritical, it makes me sick. I heard a bunch of comments on a radio show the other day regarding this that were along the lines of, "where were these girls when I was 12?" I tried calling in, but never made it. I really wanted to know, if all these callers thought it was ok, would they think the same for their own daughters? I doubt it. Hypocrites. Here I thought we evolved from the intelligence level of an animal. I guess not.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


I have been internally debating with myself this morning. I have been trying to decide in which format to bring you 3 or 4 posts that are not that related, per se, but segue into one another quite nicely. I could break them up and link to posts as needed, or I could create one longer post with all the material I have swimming through my head presently. The latter would present itself to the reader in a much nicer format. The one main drawback of the one long post debate, is that until everything is down, you, good reader, will enjoy none of it. With that being said, my decision is made. I will seperate my thoughts and try as best I can to break them into seperate posts. Here we go.

On my way home from work yesterday, theWife told me of a little conversation she had just had with theDaughter. She has been seeing a chiropracter for the last month or so, in fact I just started going to him yesterday as well (more on that in a seperate post). As it turns out the chiropracter, let's just start calling him theDoc, has a son who is one year older than theDaughter. theWife was joking around with theDaughter yesterday, telling her about this boy, but theDaughter wanted nothing to do with him. I believe theWife said her words went something like:
theDaughter: I need to work on my career first.
So what does Dad think of his 7 year old today? I could not be more proud. That's my girl.

Monday, March 27, 2006

theWife's new Gig

Rarely, in life, does a person get a chance to go to work and do something that said person truely enjoys. It happens so infrequently, that when it does it needs to be applauded. theWife has just found herself in that position, and because she has, at least for the past weekend, I did too.

theWife has become a Personal Wine Consultant and offers Free Wine Tastings at Homes. She gets to set up and attend wine tastings for a living. Better yet, she's one of only a handful in the whole state, due to the fact that Ohio just lifted certain restrictions on the importing of wine. If you live in the Cleveland area, and like wine, you should definately consider having a tasting in your home.

My part in enjoying what job you do was in building the website. That was my job this past weekend. Let me know what you think.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

4th Amendment Shipping Tape

When I first read this story, I thought "Wow, people need to stop whining about lost liberties, because times like these require extra protection". 4th Amendment Shipping Tape:
You can put this shipping tape on your packages and your airplane luggage. Every time I fly, my luggage gets a card in it telling me how “for my protection” they have searched it.

Now, when they open my luggage, they will have to literally slice the 4th amendment in half in order to do this.
Then I started to really think about my first impression of the story. What exactly is "extra protection"? Does it mean government has the right to take away liberties given to me as a citizen of the United States by the Constitution? I don't know if I'm OK with that. I definitely should not be, but this persistent thought continues to burrow through my head...they blew up buildings and killed thousands of Americans with hijacked airplanes.

It is fear of the worst that allows us to accept lost liberties. But as time distances our memories from the event itself, we start to question the means and methods being used to protect us from a similar occurence. Movies are made that assign blame for the lack of action taken before 9/11, but the actions needed are also not wanted.

For my part, I think like most Americans, I'm on the fence. I get upset at times, about losing my Constitutional rights, but once I sit back and think about it, my view changes. I will probably read something tomorrow that will swing my thinking in the other direction. Even as I type this, I am having a very difficult time writing "for now I give up my rights for peace of mind".

I start to think, where will it end. If I give up one or two rights, how many more will be taken away. This is where I always end up. My brain gets filled with the opposites sides of the argument, and shuts down. This post then will follow suit, and now....shut....down.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Funniest Commercial Ever

First things first, I must tell you, paying for things with your cell phone is just cool. Getting $5.00 for signing up isn't bad either.

SignUp at TextPayMe

Ok, with that out of the way, last night theWife and I saw this ad for the first time. I haven't laughed at a commercial as hard as I did at this one in a very long time:

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Math Geek Test

See how many patterns you can figure out. I've gotten 3 so far, but I only played with it for a minute. I'll try to come back when I have more time and update how many I can get.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

How to Enrage Your Owner - A Pet's Guidebook

Enraging your owner is fun to do. Watching the human's face contort into a fit of rage is one of the few truly enjoyable moments of the day. Mornings do work best, especially before the rest of the house wakes up. That way, the owner's rage must be kept in check, and the temper tantrum must be a quiet one. This enrages humans even further.

A good idea is to coordinate your efforts with more than one pet. The human can not focus his anger on just one of you, yet the anger grows and grows, bringing the human to a state of pure fury that is so enjoyable to watch. That's when you can sit back and enjoy the fireworks.

Here is a good way to get the ball rolling in the morning, again, having more than one participant works wonders:
  1. Pet 1: Knock over a plant that has a lot of dirt and rock in it, making sure to cause a crash when it hits the floor spilling the rock and dirt everywhere.

  2. Pet 2: Try to eat the rock and dirt as the owner is cleaning it up.

  3. Pet 2: The owner should still be cleaning up the dirt, and not watching you, go poop in the dining room. Make it a stinky one for effect.

  4. Both Pets: Give your owner 5 minutes to calm down, we wouldn't want any pets getting harmed for our enjoyment.

  5. Pet 1: Just when your owner has settled down, pick something else to knock over. We recommend your food if it is kept in a place suitable for knock off of. Pretend like you are eating to keep your owner from getting suspicious.

  6. Pet 2: While your owner is cleaning up the food and probably cussing under his breath (remember, it's too early for the owner to yell) find something to tear apart. We suggest some sort of beanie animal, the kind that has lots of tiny little beads in it.

  7. Pet 2: Bonus...while the owner is cleaning up the remains of that conquest, start tearing something else apart, like your bed. Make sure it makes a ripping sound, again, for effect.
After these steps are completed, sit back and enjoy the wonderful quiet temper tantrum that you have created. Heck, have a good chew on deserve it. If, by chance, either one of you end up in your cage for your efforts, consider your mornings job well done.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting - Yahoo! News

Every so often, I read a story that makes me feel better about my own kids:

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting - Yahoo! News:
A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say.

The boy was part of a school group from Holly that visited the museum on Friday, officials say. They say he took a piece of Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler's 'The Bay,' an abstract painting from 1963.

The museum acquired the work in 1965 and says it is worth about $1.5 million.

Well, at least it used to be.

Darth Vader Prank!

Sometimes, I see priceless ads that are homebrewed and generally not funny.  In fact, most of the priceless ads have lost their humor all together and become something of a bore.  Except this one:

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