Tuesday, January 31, 2012

To the tune of "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac

Yesterday you said something dumb
It caused us all to have a little fun
Making light of the dumb things you say
I can't wait till election day
The GOP debating
Election day's almost here
It will be here before we are done
And Obama still won
Obama still won

If you think you may have a clue
Well we can't tell by the stupid things you do
Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann
I suppose you want Barack Obama again

The GOP debating
Election day's almost here
It will be here before we are done
And Obama still won
Obama still won

Warning: Those Day Ahead

Today is a those day. I can feel it, can you? I could tell by the endless stream of commuters who refused me access to the far left lane none of them were using that today was certainly a those day.

Personally, I prefer THESE! days. THESE! is such a friendly and inviting word. Would you prefer THESE! or those? Always THESE!, right? THESE! are eager and ready to help! those are distant and require you to work for them. Think about it: have you ever said those with any eagerness? You mean I get those reeks of disappointment. I can have THESE! drips with excitement!

Stay indoors today and cover your head; crawl in the sheets and call it a day. Today is a those day.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Obama's First Term in a Single Photo: Both Pro and Con

I seriously like this photo. I really think it sums his first term up so perfectly


It is a great photo.
He looks strong in it.
He is leaning Left.


It is a photo of the TelePrompTer with him inside of it.
He is transparent in the photo.
It is a reflection leaning left, so he really is leaning Right

You can put your own value to it and be correct.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Copy of Email Sent to Sen Bill Nelson

You must vote against this. Voting for NDAA was pretty bad, but if you vote for this as well I will have no choice but to support any opponent this fall in your bid for re-election. Freedom is the most sacred of all American attributes and any attempt to limit them is an affront to us all.

While I am sure your intent with this bill was noble, as usual the putting of it into practice is troublesome and the wording of the bill leaves too much open to future government officials who may see it a different way and use it for nefarious purposes.

It is always better to side with more freedom rather than less. The risks of SOPA being abused in the future is too great to allow a bill like this to be passed.

Please vote against it. I voted for you before and would very much like to do so again. I cannot vote for anyone who votes against freedom.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heaven Announces Candidate for 2012 Election

*News Release*
Date: 1/16/12
Time: 11:18am EST

G-d Declares His Candidacy and Plans to QB Super bowl.

Tired of hearing about how he supports this candidate or this team, G-d has decided to end "all this stupid mortal nonsense" and seek the office of the President once and for all for himself. He said at a recent press conference: If you want me to solve your problems, I will solve them my way.

His platform includes, but is not limited to:

1. Earth flooding
2. First born killing
3. Insect plagues
4. Extending of the Bush Tax Cuts for two more years
5. Rib removal

Opponents have sighted G-d's omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence as unfair advantages and are seeking Campaign Supernatural Reform prior to his declaration.

Given his ability to exist in both the past and future, it is generally believed that by declaring his candidacy, G-d has in fact already won the Nov 2012 election that has yet to happen for the rest of us.

A Little Humor

The Man Should Forever Have to Live This Down.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band @ Bank Atlantic Center 1/12/12

70’s reborn! That is about the sum total of it.

I would love to open with a full review of the opening act, but I can’t really as they never told us who they were. OK, to be fair, I was a bit late and heard the start of their first song as I got to the fourth floor of the Bank Atlantic Center, but still as an opening act one would assume they would remind us who they were once or twice during their set. They instead just said random rock Cliches like “Ft Lauderdale!” and “Bob Seger folks!” We know where we are and who we came to see; we need to know who you are! They then closed their set with the ultimate rock cliché by playing a song for our troops.

While a song for the troops is noble, playing Creedence Clearwater’s Fortunate Son is not the song to play. I love the song personally and was glad to hear it, but the “for the troops” kept repeating in my head as the lead singer sang the lyrics “some folks are born made to wave the flag…but it ain’t me.” I kept being reminded of those poor people who think Born in the USA is a pro-America song, but never bothered to pay attention to the actual lyrics. This band did not have the luxury of that excuse as they sang them 100% correct. They just didn’t get the song and anyone who knows me and how I am with lyrics knows this was totally distracting for the rest of the opening act. Actually made me think of Nirvana who sang: He’s the one who likes all our pretty songs and he loves to sing along, but he don’t know what it means.

However…this is a review of Bob Seger. It is a sign of poor writing that I have spoken so far of an unknown opening act, CCR, Springsteen, and Nirvana and have not yet got to the Detroit Rock Star himself. I will correct that now.

Bob Seger is a man I never knew what he looked like to begin with and my only real exposure to his songs are via the live albums, so I thought I knew what to expect and I was promised not to be disappointed by his older appearance. I was wrong on the first count and never saw beyond a gray blur on a black body thanks to my 40 year old vision. The audio of a Bob Seger show I knew was only 30% of the experience. The man and his band know how to put on a show. It didn’t matter where you looked on the stage at any time; each member of the band was performing and giving it their all. And there were about 15 people on the stage from his back up singers to his horn section to his band.

The songs were just one hit after another with no filler tunes save for one new song towards the end of his set, but the man can’t do just “Turn the Page” forever…well, he actually could. My friend and I would comment after each song ended “that could have been the encore!” Most bands would be lucky to have a song like “Old Time Rock and Roll” or “Fire Down Below” to close a set with, but Bob has so many hit songs that those were placed early in his set with bigger hits following. Even the previously mentioned “Turn the Page” didn’t earn encore status which gave it an amazing “out of nowhere” feel as I really expected it to be at least the closer.

I must take a moment here to speak about Alto Reed. Alto has been with Bob Seger since 1971 and the man IS the show. He moves nonstop with these funky dance steps and his sax solos empower every song he touches. As much as Bob’s singing, Alto’s sax IS “Turn the Page” and as much as I wanted to watch Bob do his thing, Alto kept stealing my attention.

And the crowd…I posted on Facebook from the show “Cougars, and Bikers, and Hicks…Oh My” and that about sums it up. My beard and bald spot fit in perfectly which was actually nice for a change at a concert. The only problem was the quality of the pot they smoked. I did not partake at all, but the aroma of cheap dirt weed was rather pathetic given the age of the crowd. Shows I go to with younger crowds has better smelling herb and it isn’t a concert until you smell that first joint. You know that is true.

Overall, I am so happy I got to see Bob Seger and am more than happy that even 40 years later, he still seems to love every moment on the stage playing the same songs he has for 40 years. He sounds exactly like he always did, but given his voice was never operatic to begin with, that really wasn’t too shocking.

Go see him if you get the chance. You will be more than happy.


1. Roll Me Away
2. Tryin' to Live My Life Without You (Otis Clay cover)
3. The Fire Down Below
4. Mainstreet
5. Old Time Rock & Roll
6. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
7. Hey Hey Hey Hey (Goin' Back to Birmingham)(Little Richard cover)
8. Travelin' Man
9. Beautiful Loser
10. We've Got Tonight
11. Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner cover)
12. Come to Poppa
13. Her Strut
14. Real Mean Bottle (Vince Gill cover)
15. Turn the Page
16. Sunspot Baby
17. Katmandu
18. Against the Wind
19. Hollywood Nights
Encore 2:
20. Night Moves
21. Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The GOP Hokey Pokey

The GOP race is rapidly becoming a children's game:

You put your candidacy in
You take your candidacy out
You put your candidacy in
And you raise a little doubt
You try the next Primary
And you hope for a little clout
That's what its all about