Sunday, October 21, 2007

Damn you channel 35 and your soft-core porno!

A few things while I'm still awake and semi-coherent at this late (early?) hour.

Firstly just a follow-up to my comment on the last post, if our Swedish friend has any insight into it, I'd be curious to hear it.

Next up, I do love baseball so much. Saturday night is "Hockey Night in Canada". Do I give a shit? No. Hockey sucks balls. I just don't get it, I really don't. I know that it's out national sport (along with lacrosse) and though I think Canada is a great place to live (most of the time) I just don't get this blind allegiance to the game of hockey. Wish I could explain it, but I don't care to. there's a real sport. The ALCS has been a blast so far and I can't wait until game seven tomorrow, though I have this nasty feeling that the actual World Series won't live up to it. My only caveat is that the games bloody last forever. Why are play-0ff games so much longer than the regular season? Oh well.

Also when I stay up late (which I've been doing too frequently lately) there's never anything good on TV and I'm actually too lazy to throw a DVD in the machine. So I watch those stupid phone sex infomercials (or whatever) on Telelatino while listening to my iPod. I do the strangest things when I can't sleep. Those phone sex girls sure are hot. I actually watch it enough that I recognize them and have favorites. Again, very sad I know.

For some reason I remember this one experience I had many years ago. I was perhaps 16 or 17. My first job was at lousy McDonald's (I know, I know) and one time after work this one girl I worked with (her name was Dianne) was getting off at the same time. We were talking towards the end of our shift and I remember her saying something about how she didn't have anything to do that night. She actually asked me if I wanted to go see a movie and I said 'no' for whatever dumb-ass reason. She said something like "oh come on, let's go do something!" and yet I still came up with some excuse to say that I couldn't. And she was HOT. I was too bloody scared to do it for whatever reason. Maybe this was my chance, this could have been a turning point and I blew it because I'm a chicken-shit. I don't know where I'm going with this but I think the moral is that if I had even the slightest amount of balls I wouldn't be so bad off. But I don't.

Finally I was working at Rona a while back and something interesting happened. I was randomly putting some stuff away when some German sounding fellow came up to me and asked me where the water filtration systems were. I directed him to the next aisle over and told him whatever little I knew about them. He thanked me and as I was about to leave, he said "Hey, was that you singing when I was in the aisle over from you"? I feigned ignorance and said "Oh perhaps, I tend to do it absentmindedly sometimes. What song was it"? He replied "Ventura Highway" and I said that yeah, I suppose it was me. He then said that I had a "damned good voice". That made me feel sorta good. Again I don't know where this is leading. But to hear someone objectively say something nice about you is nice. I still think I fucked up "Lady in Red" that one time, though I never did hear my rendition of "Drive" (which I'd have loved to) so perhaps I'm not so bad after all. Ah but who am I kidding, I'll never be a rock star like I want.

Okay, I'm done. This post is what happens when you drink and are on drugs.


Blogger Monica said...

Here in Sweden, the Swedish people, including the media, support Vilks 100%. Some of the little wooden dogs on the roundabouts, like the one depicted in his cartoon, have been burned down by Muslim teens, and Vilks has been receiving death threats, but the protests in Stockholm have been pretty peaceful.

The biggest problem has been other countries weighing in. Iran and Pakistan have both held major protests and they want to bring this issue up at the next UN "conference against racism," in 2009; they want to make religious defamation part of that agenda.

It's sickening. I don't see how any free country could support that kind of censorship. Sweden has stood strong and said that they won't (though, news outlets in the US have refused to publish Vilks' cartoon or the Danish one from 2005 for fear of public reaction)

Naturally I had no problem with the cartoon, or any of his other cartoons (he has another one with a Jew's head on the body of a pig btw), it's in poor taste, sure, but Jesus, Mohammed, Moses; it's all the same nonsense to me and we should be allowed to defame them all, equally.

October 21, 2007 7:33 PM  
Blogger Kid Icarus said...

The fact that Iran of all countries would have anything to do with a "conference against racism" is hilarious.

And good to hear that the people are Sweden are standing behind Mr. Vilks. While of course any of the cartoons we've discussed here are in bad taste, they're still within the realm of free-speech and while they may be offensive, they're certainly not hateful. And he's being an equal opportunity offender too, which is fine. I mean as a Christian I don't care for Jesus being portrayed as a pedophile or barnyard animal or whatever and I might voice my displeasure, that's as far as it will go. Whatever happened to civility?

October 21, 2007 11:00 PM  

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