Friday, September 14, 2007

Snippets

* Wouldn't castration for rapists and child molesters be better than sex offender lists?

* Call me a socialist, but I believe sustenance, water and shelter should be guaranteed to all in our society. One way or another.

* Britney might be lame, but she's not fat. What is wrong with people?

* Apparently "milkshake" is the new term for ass. I find this rather disgusting. Especially when I ponder it too long.

* No one knows who first invented the umbrella. Apparently, the Chinese, the Aztecs, Native Americans and African tribes all "invented" umbrellas independently.

* You know how a car can be all rusted out on the outside but the interior and motor are just fine? Yeah, that's like tanning.

* I remember phone numbers more easily than names.

* Why aren't squatters called trespassers? I mean that's what they are, aren't they? (I had a bad dream about squatters.)

* My mom and my cousin arrive this evening for a three-day visit. We have a reservation tomorrow for the restaurant Au Pied de Cochon. (At the foot of the pig.) Their specialty is pig's feet and foie gras. I don't anticipate spotting any yarmulkes.

*Speaking of Jews. I can honestly say I've never met one I didn't like. This is probably why I don't comprehend anti-semitism.

* The biggest problem with youth today is stupidity coupled with invincibility. Come to think of it, that was probably the same problem when I was one of them. But today, you throw in a sense of entitlement, and whoa......

* I found a sock that Em left at my house 3 years ago. It had survived, unseen, stuck inside our comforter cover. (Which has been washed many times during that time.)

25 comments:

Lemuel said...

I love how your mind works!

Frank said...

"Milkshake" would make more sense as an alternate for breasts

Anonymous said...

I've heard a lot about Au pied de Cochon. Hope you have a good meal there. On my next trip to Montreal, I want to go to La Colombe (554 Duluth).

Ed said...

There aren't many jewish people here in Indiana but I did work by one once. He was a big guy and we became good friends. I was used to being pushed around and he wouldn't allow the other guys to bully me anymore, yea!

bobvt said...

I can't quite comprehend the meaning of Au Pied de Cochon. Can you help?

GayProf said...

I also believe that people have a right to health care and education in addition to the things that you mention.

I thought the same thing about Britney. If that is "fat," this nation is really twisted.

Have fun with your mother and cousin!

Cooper said...

A female co-worker said to me yesterday, "If Britney is fat, then god help us. Our society is sick!" She is right.

Oh, the Secret Life of Socks? The saga of Em's sock made me grin from ear to ear. I think socks must have some kind of metaphysical life of their own. I swear every washing I lose one of my boys' little socks ...who knows where? I have accumulated a small basket of odd little socks wondering where their partners are ... :)

Patricia said...

yes to castration! with a rusty blade!

britney being called fat just chaps my (actual) fat ass.

enjoy your time with your family!

don said...

And speaking of Jews, one of my fave memories of YUL is going to the Cote de Neige neighbourhood and waiting with all the orthodox Jews buying bagels. You can only choose from white or black seeds but you MUST state that you want them "fresh off the chute". Don't ponder that last part too much...

Anyway, the bagels are the best in the world and the whole experience is totally freaking multicultural.

Polt said...

You are a Socialist. But that's okay, so am I.

And at a restaurant called "at the foot of the pig" you won't find any Polt's there either. I have no desire to eat at the foot of anything! (my boyfriend excepted of course)

HUGS...

dr. mo said...

How do you come up with so much stuff? That's is why I love reading this.
As to castration for sex offenders, I'm not too sure -doesn't that reinforce the wrong view that rape is about sex rather than violence? They may not be able to use their penises, but we all know there are other ways to rape. Admittedly it's a different story for child molesters. So I revise my view: yes to castration for them, but still not too sure about rapists.
On a lighter note, I'm not a fan of either pig's feet or foie gras, but I'm so jealous of your dinner Au pied de cochon! I expect a full account...

em said...

Sex is about power, but nobody wants to loose their dick. I think it would be a grand deterrent. Of course, I have an ax to grind.

The whole Britney thing is really upsetting me. The is now the symbolic repository of deep societal hatred, based on nothing to do with her. Based on a herd instinct to kill off the weak. Welcome to high school again, except it's plastered on CNN and other worthy news outlets. I hope she has a good support system, because that would be too much for me to withstand. Plus she's not fat.

Socialist. And I agree that healthcare and education should be included.

I have often suspected that socks have a separate existence.

Have fun with the traveling women!

Anonymous said...

you don't need genitalia to commit violence

em said...

Oops, I meant to say rape is about power...

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I'm a raving, left wing socialist. Did I mention that 225 people control 40% of the world's wealth? Oh yes, in my last comment. It sounds unbelievable, I know, but wealth is becoming more and more concentrated the longer capitalism is allowed to run amuck.

Vila H. said...

I am so with you on Britney. Can you imagine what people would say about Marilyn Monroe today? (Sighs.)

TJ said...

Along with shelter and water, health care and education should also be provided.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

What a fresh batch of snippets.

I thought the same thing about Britney. I thought she looked wonderful.

Jews are salt of the earth. I wonder, too, why people hate them.

I would never eat a pig's foot.

And your commentary on today's youth -- brilliant.

David said...

* People seem to forget that castration involves removal of the testicles, not the penis. I'm not sure I agree with you because it allows for no possibility of rehabilitation. We are saying this person will never change, and then cripple them for life.

* The next question always becomes: how much is enough?

* I don't care about her at all.

* Ew.

* Makes sense to me.

* Ew.

* Reverse for me.

* The landlord speaks! ;-)

* Enjoy!

* Does that mean that if you met an upleasant Jew, anti-semitism would be valid? Good thing you never met my grandma.

* Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

* Not sure I'm in the loop on this story.

mainja said...

I always assumed milkshake meant boobs. I figured 'my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard' was all about the boobs.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

For every right we grant, others get the "right" to enslave us to provide it.

dawn said...

No.

You did not actually start a snippet with "the problem with youth today."

You're like a step away from swatting the damn whippersnappers off your lawn and yelling curse words at them.

And really, who doesn't love the Jews? They're great.

em said...

People only get the right to enslave us if we give them that right. I reject the idea that the government is evil. It is only evil if we allow it to be...

Okay, sure, we are currently allowing exactly that. But dammit, we don't have to.

Chunks said...

The youth of today is the same as the youth of our generation and the generation before ours. The only difference is the hair and the clothes. And if the 80's styles keep coming back, it won't even be THAT different!

Geezer.

heheheee!

And didn't Rhiana invent the umbrella. ella. ella. Or something like that.

I'm hip! I'm hip!

dirk.mancuso said...

Thank God someone else thinks Britney looks fine. When I heard how she looked fat at the VMA, I broke my ass to find the footage on You Tube only to be spectacularly disappointed.

And I honestly had no idea that "milkshake" was an ass reference. I thought it was a mammary euphemism.