Friday, October 17, 2008

Assorted Friday Stuff

I'm still trying to get my head around the whole economic meltdown thing, but since my head isn't all that large, it's taking a while. In the meantime, here are a few assorted random things I found that may enlighten, interest, or entertain you on this Friday morning...

Agnes and I have lamented that this season's cast of Dancing with the Stars isn't quite as good as previous seasons have been. Now, here's the DWTS team we'd like to see...

CNN yesterday ran a story about a horse that not only paints, but has had his work shown at an exhibition. You can read the story here, and visit the horse's website (yes, he has his own website) here. Best quote from the story comes from a spokesman for the art show: "We have to admit that we did not expect the application of a horse."

Do you know the difference between a horse race and a presidential race? In a horse race, the whole horse runs.

Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend. She'll do well...she's watched the show before, from her living room in Alaska, so she's an expert.

One of the most often quoted people is Dr Samuel Johnson, who has been described as "the most distinguished man of letters in English history." Foreseeing the 2008 presidential campaign, he once said, "They have few sentiments, but they express them neatly; they have little meat, too, but they dress it well."

If you're going to make an informed decision in the upcoming election, it helps to have a sound education that will help you understand the issues. Well, maybe not understand, but at least grudgingly accept. In this regard, we are well and truly screwed, for as comedian Dennis Miller once commented: "You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R's only one begins with an R."

And in the same vein, historian and commentator Alvin Toffler has said that, "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." I don't think he was specifically speaking about President Bush, but you never know.

And I leave you today with this thought from comedian Eddie Izzard: "The NRA says 'guns don't kill people, people do.' But I think that the gun helps. You know? I think it helps. I think that if you just walked around going 'Bang!' you wouldn't kill too many people would you? You'd have to be really dogdy on the heart for that to work."

Okay, that's enough. Time to get ready for work.

Have a good day. Cartoon Saturday is coming tomorrow...just in time to help you get over another week of political and economic balderdash.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

I love Eddie Izzard! That's a great one. The photoshop Palin Obama scares me though!

Amanda said...

LOL! I looked at that picture before reading your words. I just stared at it thinking....those people look familiar. Stupid me!

KKTSews said...

I love Eddie Izzard, too. And Grace always repeats Eddie Izzard lines about the NRA whenever she hears the organization mentioned. One of his shticks about Charlton Heston and monkeys is hysterical. That kind of humor (smart) is much-needed during a presidential race.

Blog Stalker said...

Guns kill people just like "spoons" made rosie O'donnel fat!

Great post today! I agree the worst part of politics today is those who are voting don't know crap about who or what they are voting for except based on a few minutes of tv coverage.

Have a great day!

fiona said...

LOL here as always.
Eddie is my hero. Even straight!

fiona said...

I need to figure out how to post links.
Sorry, I'm challenged.

lacegem said...

I think the problem with this coming presidential election are the candidates themselves. What they lack is persistence & determination. As Calvin Coolidge put it very eloquently, "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing os more uncommon than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the wolrd is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are not omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved & will always solve the problems of the human race."

Mike said...

Lots of good zingers today. You're on a roll.

Melissa B. said... about the viral nature of the Internet...I sent that Obama/Palin/Dancing w/ the Stars photo to my daughters this morning after receiving it from a friend. It's now my youngest's Facebook Profile photo. Photoshop is an amazing thing. So is SNL. Although the whole show is not up to the standards of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, I'm really enjoying Tina Fey as Palin. Gilda Radner would be proud!

fiona said...

Lawdy you are tagged!
Check my blog.
It's the Evil one's fault hehehehehe

Mike said...

I may just tag you back ... 7 TIMES!

Or better yet. I'll wait and see if Bilbo bites on this and just cut and paste his responses. Except nobody will believe that I ballroom dance.