Thursday, August 28, 2008

More craziness and insane rantings on my part!

A few thoughts on random things that I've had on my mind lately:

1. Very sad to hear about Margaret Thatcher's declining state. It doesn't really come as that much of a surprise seeing as she's really been out of the public eye for several years now but it's still upsetting nonetheless. 'The Iron Lady' was one of the truly great leaders of the twentieth century, a key figure in bringing about the end of the Cold War and (I should hope) an inspiration for strong women everywhere. I certainly wish her well in her twilight years.

2. Wow, Pierre Trudeau's son thinks that Canada should get out of Afghanistan. What a colossal shock. Mr. Trudeau's narrow viewpoint is very conveniently forgetting our country's long history of being peace keepers (something this deployment is strictly about) and is only able to see our presence their as constituting 'aggression'. He goes on to defend the Taliban (whoops, sorry we shouldn't call them that) and their 'different values' which include the complete oppression of women and utter intolerance for other religions other than their own. Oh and there's the fact that it was his beloved Liberal Party which deployed troops there, not the current Conservative government. I swear sometimes I think that a great many people who share Mr. Trudeau's point of view almost (and I'm being a bit facetious here) like it when Canadian troops are killed overseas. Because if there were little or no fatalities, they'd have a pretty damned hard time to protest.

3. I love this. Saudi Arabia wants to ban birthday parties because they are against Muslim 'righteousness'. And Mother's Day should also be on the black list, though predictably there's no mention of a ban on Father's Day. This is the same country that forbade its women from taking place in the Olympics, seeing as it forbids women to play any sort of organized sports whatsoever. Yet there has been no talk of any sort of sanctions on the part of the IOC. South Africa under Apartheid was rightly barred for many years yet we hear nothing about any potential action against this awful country which oppresses half of its entire population. Oh wait, they have oil. Never mind.

4. Along similar lines, Malaysia can also go to hell. Even though they reversed their decision, the fact that the country wanted to stop Avril Lavigne from performing a concert there because she's "too sexy" is utter horse shit. Sorry but since when is it wrong to be "too sexy"? What, are they all closet homosexuals? Are they bitter because none of their own pop stars are as smoking hot as Avril is? Are they afraid that people might actually have a good time at the show? Fuck. I just hope she doesn't change her show one bit, the sexy bitch.

That's it for the time being. I'm trying to get back into the blog and hopefully next entry will be more true to the blog's title. I have lots of depressing stuff to talk about after all, so I guess I should give it a go. Tomorrow maybe? We'll see, I always say that and then tomorrow never comes.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'd spit in Madonna's face if I had the chance

When I read this in the paper while having my breakfast today I quite nearly threw up. The fact that I'm a little under the weather may have contributed to that, but still.

Madonna is comparing John McCain to Adolf Hitler and Robert Mugabe?!?! Are you fucking serious?! John McCain is a decorated war hero who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison camp. He is a an experienced public servant with a long record of working across party lines in order to pass legislation the he believes will benefit the American people, regardless of what the majority of his party thinks. Adolf Hitler slaughtered Six Million Jews. How is this comparable?

I'm not going to go on about this any further because it's just going to make me madder. In short, Madonna is a disgusting piece of shit and a disgrace as a human being. She also hammers home the point of those McCain "The One" ads and just how much truth there is behind them. People are really being roped in by this very charming and articulate fellow with great sound-bites, who also happens to be a first term Senator with no experience, no real policies and no real substance. And they're doing so quite blindly I may add. But I think that as the campaign goes on these things will become painfully clear and Democrats will start kicking themselves over the fact that they didn't nominate the far more experienced and capable Hillary Clinton over their new Messiah (who also happens to be the most liberal senator in the United States).

Oh and Madonna? Just go suck off Barack Obama already. It's pretty clear that's what you and all your ultra-liberal Hollywood pals would line up to do in a second. At least that's more honest, you tired old whore.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blog is near death and perhaps so am I

Y'know, I really like that new Coldplay song. I actually saw that it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 a few weeks back (a first for them) and gave it a listen. While I'm still not the biggest fan of Chris Martin and company, I must say that "Viva La Vida" really is a great track. It's nice to see that good singles still make it to the top of the charts in this day and age. Most of the junk that the scientists (?) at Billboard deem fit to occupy the upper reaches of the Hot 100 is shit that's usually forgotten very quickly. But on rare occasions they do get it right.

However this is a very sad day for music. You see, I just found out that over on the Billboard 200 (the album chart) the Soundtrack to the 'film' Mamma Mia! is actually the best selling album in this week. I can't even fathom this. Miley Cyrus I can handle, but this is simply too much. The fact that people ever liked ABBA is forgivable, after all there have been many strange chapters in music history. No problem. But the fact that someone thought it would be a good idea to take all these shitty songs and use them as the score for some God-forsaken musical production? Yikes. That was too much.

I remember when the musical was playing in Toronto a few years back. When I was downtown on occasion I would see tourist buses driving around and would comment on how they were probably idiot tourists coming in from Tonawanda to see Mamma Mia! Though I was being a bit facetious, I probably wasn't too far off. Only morons would go and see such garbage. And no, I don't have to see it to know it's garbage. I'm quite sure that my intuition is right.

Anyways, I don't know where I was going with all this. The fact that really good actors like Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan would act in something like this is also pretty disturbing. And so far as I remember the only two halfway decent ABBA songs ("Waterloo" and "Fernando") aren't even in the show. Ugh. What a mess. But so is this post. It was my attempt to get something going a couple of nights ago but I found myself really messed up midway through on a really bad trip and had to abandon ship. This is what my blog has come to. Perhaps it really is time to call it quits, especially when I'm falling apart in 'real life' as I am now.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

And you thought Clinton knew how to get it on!

Once again I must apologize to the three or four of you who still check this on a semi-regular basis only to find that I don't seem to ever update. I really, really haven't been feeling well for the last little while but I'm hoping to work through it. I have some time off in the coming week and hopefully I might be able to get some rest and perhaps get myself into a better mindset. We shall see.

I have a lot of things I want to write about (mainly the wedding I attended last weekend) but for now I think I'll just direct all of you good folks to this rather amusing news story, if you can even call it that. Say what you will about the man but George W. Bush is doing an awesome job as a lame-duck President. If I knew that my term was up in only a few months this is exactly the sort of shit I'd be up to. God bless him for knowing how to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

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