Kansas, Revisited, Again

Jackson Browne – Running On Empty

Today’s Quote: “There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum. It’s breathtaking. I highly suggest you try it.” — Dr. Evil, in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

I’ve intended to use that subject line for the last three entries and then changed it at the last moment. This morning I find myself wondering if Kansas is worth revisiting, again. Kansas is a state and I’m sure it’s a very nice state although I’ve never actually set foot in the state of Kansas. I’ve referred to Kansas as a state of mind, metaphorically speaking, with no disrespect for Kansans intended. As a metaphor it references the flatness Kansas is known for; it goes on with no significant peaks or valleys. Well, you get the idea. When you have to explain a metaphor, it tends to lose its meaning. Oh, never mind.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who are Ad Rock, Mike D, and MCA? A) The Beastie Boys B) Public Enemy C) 2 Live Crew
2. Brian Setzer, of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, was in what band? A) Matchbox 20 B) The Stray Cats C) Duran Duran
3. Which group, founded in San Francisco in 1965, sang about white rabbits? A) The Mamas & The Papas B) Jefferson Airplane C) Peter, Paul & Mary
4. Which of these Beatles songs, written by Paul McCartney, protested the meddling of Yoko Ono in the band? A) Let It Be B) Revolution C) Get Back
5. Who wrote and recorded the 11-minute Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding ? A) Elton John B) The Who C) Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Mistress Condoleeza
Dominatrix of State

Beat me, whip me,
Make me join the Republican Party.

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Some More Things To Consider

John Mayall – Table Top Girl

Today’s Quote: “The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.” — Chinese Proverb

Some More Things To Consider:

  1. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
  2. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  3. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
  4. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
  5. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
  6. It ain’t the jeans that make your butt look fat.
  7. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, & never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”
  8. There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”
  9. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
  10. You should not confuse your career with your life.
  11. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
  12. Never lick a steak knife.
  13. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.
  14. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
  15. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
  16. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
  17. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.
  18. Your friends love you anyway.
  19. Thought for the day: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. This artist and his band Utopia had hits with Hello It’s Me and Can We Still Be Friends. A) Peter Frampton B) Boz Scaggs C) Todd Rundgren
2. Complete the name of the popular country western singer Mary Chapin _________. A) Plumber B) Carpenter C) Hammer
3. What do you call the plastic piece that guitar players hold in their hands as they play? A) Strummer B) Fret C) Pick
4. What does the right pedal do when it is held down on a piano? A) Makes the sound louder B) Holds the sound longer C) Makes the sound quieter
5. In which band is Christine McVie a singer? A) The Pretenders B) Fleetwood Mac C) Jefferson Starship

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It was what we in the British Navy call… a lie.

Today’s Quote: “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.” — Socrates

Is there a way to lessen the trauma of Monday? I hate them so. Arthur Dent couldn’t get the hang of Thursdays and I just can’t get the hang of Mondays. What makes it worse is that Monday pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the week.

I watched Walking with Cavemen last night. I think it was on the Discovery channel. It was very interesting. I find it interesting that among other mammals there are many species of each genus. But with humans, there is only one species, homosapien. Over the last 8 million years or so there have been several species of man but all but one became extinct. Of course, if you’re an avowed Creationist, none of this applies since the Earth has only been around about 5,000 years and homosapiens appeared just about as they are today (only naked) just 5 days later.

I also watched Real Pirates of the Caribbean, which was also very interesting. It was interesting to see the historical background for Yellowbeard. That’s a great movie. If I don’t already have it on DVD, I want it.

Dan: Look, if you cut my head off it’ll start to putrefy!
Yellowbeard: Do what?
Dan: Putrefy, go rotten!
Yellowbeard: Yeah, it would ooze a lot, heads do. But I could live with that.

Us Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we’re dead.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who sings that “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away”? A) The Rolling Stones B) Bonnie Raitt C) Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Which artist wrote Tears In Heaven after the death of his child? A)James Taylor B) Eric Clapton C) Rod Stewart
3. Who sang “Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much about biology.”? A) Sam Cooke B) Paul Simon C) Otis Redding
4. The Verve had a hit in 1998 with Bittersweet ____________. A) Love Affair B) Symphony C) Reunion
5. Complete the title of the KC and the Sunshine Band’s number one hit of 1976: Shake ____________. A) Your Booty B) Your Body C) Rattle and Roll

There was this cat who loved to get drunk, who went to the bar on the other side of the tracks.
He stayed all night long and got so wasted he could barely stand up, much less walk.
The cat started to stumble on home. As the cat came to the train tracks, he didn’t notice a train coming down the tracks.
As he started to cross the tracks, the train zoomed by, and cut off his tail. The cat turned it’s head to see the damage, got his head stuck into the side of a speeding box car, and was instantly decapitated.
The moral of the story : Don’t lose your head over a piece of tail!

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Two for the price of one

Alice Cooper – Under My Wheels

Today’s Quote: “Love is a serious mental disease.” — Plato

A man and his wife were on their honeymoon. The husband took off his pants and handed them to his wife.
“See if they fit.”
“They don’t.”
“Now you see who will wear the pants in this house.”
She thought a little while, took off her panties and asked him to try them on.
“I can’t get into these.”
“And you won’t, either, with that attitude.”

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. This song, recorded by Smokey Robinson as well as Linda Ronstadt, has the lyric, “People say I’m the life of the party ’cause I tell a joke or two.” A) Tracks of My Tears B) Tears of a Clown C) I Second That Emotion
2. “God only knows where I’d be without you” is from this popular group. A) The Monkees B) The Beach Boys C) The Everly Brothers
3. According to Dusty Springfield, who was the “only one that could ever reach me”? A) Hoochie Coochie Man B) Soldier Boy C) Son of a Preacher Man
4. Who had a number one hit with You Are the Sunshine of My Life? A) John Denver B) Stevie Wonder C) Michael Jackson
5. Who sang about Alison and Veronica? A) Van Morrison B) Joe Jackson C) Elvis Costello

A 90-year-old man said to his doctor, “I’ve never felt better. I have an 18-year old bride who is pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?”
The doctor considered his question for a minute and then said, “I have an elderly friend who is a hunter and never misses a season. One day when he was going out in a bit of a hurry, he accidentally picked up his umbrella instead of his gun. When he got to the creek, he saw a rabbit sitting beside the stream. He raised his umbrella and went, ‘bang, bang’ and the rabbit fell dead. What do you think of that?”
The 90-year-old said, “I’d say somebody else killed that rabbit.”
The doctor replied, “My point exactly.”

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Behind Brown Eyes

The Who – Behind Blue Eyes

Today’s Quote: “If I ever meet anyone from your company, I will kill you. I will f—— kill you and your families.” — A disgruntled consumer, one of many, submits feedback to accused spyware distributor Direct Revenue (The article is interesting.)

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who was the first to record Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, making it the second most popular Christmas song? A) Bing Crosby B) Gene Autry C) Roy Rogers
2. According to the Beatles song, Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My ________. A) Monkey B) Guitar C) Shadow
3. This relaxed singer/songwriter had a hit album called Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. A) Jimmy Buffet B) James Taylor C) Hank Williams, Jr.
4. Which Who song did Roger Daltrey sing with a stutter? A) Magic Bus B) My Generation C) Love, Reign O’er Me
5. This group sings about a woman who “moves in mysterious ways.” A) Santana B) The Police C) U2

It seems like I never get much of anything accomplished on Saturday as I should. I still need to fix the toilet. My work here will never be done.

Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) Gene Autry [He didn’t want anything to do with this song. It was his wife who talked him into recording it, and it went on to become the 2nd biggest-selling Christmas song of all time, next to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. (Songfacts.com)]
2. A) Monkey [This has the longest title of any Beatles song. (Songfacts.com)]
3. A) Jimmy Buffet
4. B) My Generation [Roger Daltrey sang the lead vocals with a stutter, which was very unusual. After recording two takes of this normally, manager Kit Lambert suggested to Daltrey that he stutter to sound like a British kid on speed. (Songfacts.com)]
5. C) U2

I knew them all this time around. Sometimes I feel like a trivial deity.

A 3-day week but it felt longer

The Spinners – Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got

Today’s Quote: “You know how it is: whatever beliefs you hold, you will find experiences to support it.” — Silvia Hartmann

On tomorrow’s agenda I have a trip to the dump and some plumbing. And I gotta fix the handle on the toilet. Those are the big items. I’ve got my Web site update to do and I need to go through my room with a fine tooth comb searching for misplaced documents. It’s going to be a such a fun day. It may be difficult to work in some quality naked time but I’ll try. Just what SPF should you use down there? (I need to know just in case.)

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who wrote such Frank Sinatra hits as I Get A Kick Out of You and I’ve Got You Under My Skin? A) George Gershwin B) Cole Porter C) Lorenzo Hart
2. This folk song writer was a self-proclaimed Communist and wrote Where Have All the Flowers Gone and We Shall Overcome. A) Huddie Ledbetter B) Woody Guthrie C) Pete Seeger
3. This singer of Relase Me (Let Me Love Again) was known as Gene Dorsey before changing his name to: A) Tom Jones B) Engelbert Humperdinck C) Perry Como
4. Steely Dan tells who “not to lose that number”? A) Sheila B) Delilah C) Rikki
5. Who wrote Roll Over Beethoven? A) Chuck Berry B) The Beatles C) Bo Diddley

“It’s just too hot to wear clothes today,” Rick said as he stepped out of the shower, “Honey, what the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?”
“Probably that I married you for your money,” she replied.

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Degrees Of Darkness & Large Values Of 2

Smokey Robinson – Tears of a Clown

Today’s Quote: “Censors do what psychotics do… confuse reality with illusion.” — David Cronenberg

It was with great reluctance that I got dressed this morning and went to work. I think giving in to the notion of not getting dressed and staying home may have had its positive points. The morning proved to be quite frustrating; both software and hardware were quite uncooperative but by mid-afternoon, I seemed to be dealing with it better. The cloud was still there but not nearly as dismal. I’ve reached the conclusion that there is no light, only varying degrees of darkness.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Who took Midnight At The Oasis to #6 in 1974? A) Minnie Riperton B) Maria Muldaur C) Cher
2. Which duo had a hit with Reunited (and it feels so good)? A) The Captain & Tennille B) Peaches & Herb C) Sonny & Cher
3. Which group had a hit song with the lyric, “Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home”? A) The Temptations B) Poison C) The Doobie Brothers
4. Who had a top ten hit with the novelty song Guitarzan? A) Ray Stevens B) “Weird Al” Yankovic C) Tiny Tim
5. Where is Tin Pan Alley located? A) New Orleans B) New York City C) Los Angeles

“Censorship drives perversion. Always and everywhere. When we drive sex out of the mainstream we guarantee that all sex is, by definition, deviant.” — Why is non-pornographic erotica so rare? (Interesting article about censorship.)

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