Satellite Paradise

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me

Today’s Quote: “I’ll walk by and give mom a spin. Her presence is here.” — Lauren Clauson, who keeps her mother’s ashes in a ceramic urn on a turntable in her living room.


I’ve been seeing that commercial again for satellite Internet access. Apparently, all I need is several hundred dollars and a clear view of the southern sky. They don’t come out and say how much it’s going to cost you for equipment or service but if the $200 rebate is any indicator, I’m sure it’s more than a few Franklins. Considering how undependable my satellite television has been, I’m not so sure I want to trust my Internet connection to satellite technology. Believe me, Internet access if far more important to me than television. I can live without TV; living without a high-speed Internet connection would be much more traumatic.


Paradise Lost, more on the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the Hawaiians’ subsequent subjugation.


The Vow of Celebracy

The Pope dies and, naturally, goes to heaven where he’s met by a reception committee of angels. After a whirlwind tour, The Pope is told that he can enjoy any of the myriad recreations available.

He decides that he wants to read all of the ancient original text of the Holy Scriptures, so he spends the next eon or so learning the languages.

After becoming a linguistic master, he sits down in the library and begins to pour over every version of the Bible, working back from the most recent “Easy Reading” to the original handwritten script.

The angel librarian hears a loud scream, and goes running toward its source only to find the Pope huddled in a chair, shaking and crying.

“The R! They left out the R!”

“What do you mean?” the angel librarian asks.

After collecting his wits, the Pope sobs again, “The word was supposed to be CELEBRATE!”


I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick, Live At Buddokan (1977)

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Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.