Equilibrium and Freedom


Today’s Song: Louie Louie
Artist: The Kingsmen
Album: Louie Louie: The Kingsmen In Person
Year: 1964
Facts about Louie Louie
– Although most of the lyrics are indecipherable, many people thought the song was somehow offensive. Indiana governor Matthew Welsh declared it “Pornographic” in 1964 and asked the Indiana Broadcasters Association to ban it.
– The FBI launched an investigation into the song’s lyrics, feeling they might be subversive. After playing the song backwards and at various speeds, they found it indecipherable any way they listened to it.
– Approximately 54 seconds into the song, in the background and very faintly you can hear the F-word. The story is that during the recording, the drummer broke his drum stick and screamed the word in frustration.


Today’s Quote: “I am what I am, Leila, and if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else’s.” — Spock, Star Trek: This Side of Paradise
Bonus Quote: “I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.” — Spock, Star Trek: This Side of Paradise


I’m feeling better today. The BARF storm finally passed through by yesterday afternoon bringing in a cloud of depression. Yesterday evening I finally reached equilibrium somewhere between BARF and depression. Barring any unforeseen events, I should be able to maintain that state for a few days. The equilibrium is generally just about as good as it gets except for those rare times when I actually enter what might be considered a “normal” state (definitely not Ohio). That doesn’t happen nearly often enough, maybe once a month if I’m lucky.


I think husbands should be allowed one day a month for themselves. A day they can call their own for the purpose of doing manly things or whatever. It would be a day they don’t have to account for to their wives and she wouldn’t be allowed to ask about it. I don’t mean he should have license to do absolutely anything he wants; a day of freedom entails a certain amount of responsibility. For a monthly freedom day, he would agree to not engage in any activities that were illegal, immoral, unusually dangerous, outside of a predetermined budget limit, or constituted infidelity. I think that’s fair. The wife would have to trust him to abide by those rules and if he violates them he loses his freedom days for a year and suffers whatever consequences his offense warrants.

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Author: Rick

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