Thursday, January 31, 2008

Random Thuursday

Because I had nothing substantive to say yesterday, I've made note of a few random thoughts from the drive in to work...

LOST, the television phenomenon that has swept the nation (without me!) - I have finally succumbed to the teevee. Well, I watched the special "Looking Glass" episode of LOST anyway, and I loved the snarky subtitles! And thank heavens for the DVR so I could back-track every time I looked away and missed a critical element in the Cliff Notes. This was a very clever way to catch up the Neanderthals (me) who managed to miss last season (and all seasons leading up to that one). So will this season take place off the island? I'm not sure I'll stick with it, but I have set the DVR to record tonight's episode should I choose to watch it. We'll see. If there are no subtitles, it will probably lose me pretty quickly.

Britney in the news - again - gasp! This girl has enough problems without the 24/7 spotlight hysteria from the media. I'd go stark raving mad also if that was my life! Brit Brit needs to hole up in a bunker someplace and not come out for a few years. Poor girl. I'm afraid she's not long for this world. Poor kids. They are the real losers in all of this.

Election Predictions - Two days ago, I was all ready to call my prediction for a "Nick-Osama" race. But following the Florida primary, I'm now predicting a McCain - Clinton race. Not nearly as exciting, in my opinion. And while Jen claims to be bound by the Heath Act, unable to voice her opinion, I will share mine...I don't think Clinton has a chance against McCain who has gathered a lot of support from across the aisle. He may not be a true-blood Conservative, but if what we're really afraid of is another Clinton administration, I don't think we will have to face that horror. Republicans will band together and vote for anyone who is not Clinton. And Democrats/Independents will be split between the two. So I'm predicting a McCain win in the end. Not that this is who I am voting for in the primaries, mind you, just my prediction, for what that's worth.

Fox News XM Radio ads - too much Viagra! My. Word. Every other commercial is for some form of "male enhancement" or "performance" drug. I've stopped listening to Fox News. It's all blues, all the time, from now on. Exit 74 on your XM dial. Good stuff!

Study shows that all blue-eyed people are related - oh, really? I suppose some government grant money funded this study also. Another reason why I no longer need Fox News in my life. This is what news has boiled down to. Well, this, and all Brit, all the time. It seems that about 10,000 years ago, some mutation took place in the human species resulting in the loss of pigment in the brown eyes which caused them to appear blue instead. And ever since, the recessive blue eyes have been passed down through generations leading researchers to claim that all blue-eyed people are related. Am I missing something here? Because if we push back a few more years, aren't we also saying that we all descended from the original brown eyed folks, possibly the two found sharing an apple in the Garden? And doesn't this make all people related? Not surprising I guess is that the study arose in Germany where, if my history serves me well, it was also once claimed that the Aryan blond-haired, blue-eyed race was superior.

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At 6:28 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Sisiggy said...

LOST: Well there goes another show everyone talks about that I can't commit to...Someday I'm going to hole up in my house and watch The Sopranos and LOST and then I'll know what everyone was talking about.

Britney: Could have done so much good and instead decided to turn herself into a train wreck. I'm sure she'll have a victim story but, let's face it, she's had ample opportunities to turn it around. She leaves the house in a mini skirt without underwear: have at it media...

Election: McCain is now probably the only one who can pull in some Libertarians too. At least he'll make the election interesting. It will come down to which does everyone hate more: the Republican party as a whole or Clinton?

Fox News on XM radio: Can't get satellite radio here and don't have it in the car. But the commercial mix kind of tells you who they think is listening.

Blue eyed people: I have brown eyes, my one brother has blue and my other brother has hazel. Am I related to my brothers? I need to know otherwise I'm throwing those strangers out of my house every weekend (I always suspected I wasn't related to my tall, blonde, blue-eyed skinny brother...).

(I need a blog to respond to your blog.)

At 11:00 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Gwynne said...

Sissigy - you too? You're not up on all the latest shows? I thought I was the last person in the world to get cable and a dvr. But after last night's episodes (sans, I accidentally watched the 2 episodes in the wrong order), I'm not likely to stick with it. I guess I just don't "get" teevee.

I don't know about you, but when I go out in a mini skirt and no underwear, the media does not have at it.

It's a joke. I'm joking! I've never gone out in a mini-skirt and no underwear. Ever.

Who needs a mini-skirt?

Okay, seriously, I agree she's brought it on herself. And the media wouldn't be all over it if it wasn't what so many viewers want. I just think the obsessive media frenzy is as disgusting as is her behavior.

And based on the study, it appears that your blue-eyed siblings are more closely related to their blue-eyed neighbors than they are to you. Have you talked to your mother about this?

At 6:26 AM, February 04, 2008, Blogger Sisiggy said...

Maybe that explains why I'm normal and they're big bundles of neurosis.

The mini skirt is a spawn of the devil.


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