2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the... Continue Reading →

Death and not dealing…

My husband died last July 29, 2014. That's almost three months ago and this is the first time I've ever thought of writing about his death, his passing. I have gone back to writing, which is my job - freelance writing my not be a lucrative job, but it's the only one I've got. With... Continue Reading →

‘Don’t Pick Your Nose:’ Here Are 30 Rules for Boyfriends From Two Genius Little Girls

That’s funny…

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Massachusetts Mom Gabrielle Daniels posted the below note penned by her two daughters, 6-year-old Blaire and 9-year-old Brooke. In the note, the two little geniuses detail 30 rules their future boyfriends must abide by. Who knew kids gave such good romantic advice?

(h/t Huffington Post)

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Industrial Band Claims U.S. Government Used Their Music To Torture Gitmo Prisoners

WTF????

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While Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain,” music has a troubling history as a wartime torture device.

George Bush Sr. famously blasted Van Halen’s “Panama” to drive out Panamanian president Manuel Noriega from his refuge at the Vatican embassy. Metallica, AC/DC, Eminem, Barney the Dinosaur and even the MeowMix commercial (Meow Meow Meow Meow, (Meow Meow Meow Meow) have all been used by the government “to induce sleep deprivation, prolong capture shock, disorient detainees during interrogations – and also drown out screams.”

Vancouver’s iconic industrial rockers Skinny Puppy now believe they have joined the ranks of bands included on the government’s playlist.

“We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people,” said Skinny Puppy founder cEvin Key speaking to the Phoenix New Times. “We heard…

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Now You See Me (2013)

nice…

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nowOver the past few years there seem to have been a number of movies related to professional magicians. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, Now You See Me takes its place among them, providing some strong performances and an unexpected plot for the audience.

The movie starts by introducing us to four magicians (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher, and Franco), each making a living at their chosen profession, however, not all of them necessarily in the most ethical manner. In turn, each illusionist mysteriously receives a Tarot card that includes an invitation to gather in a single location, at a particular time. The magicians, for whatever reason, feel compelled to heed the call and find themselves in an enigmatic apartment. Smoke fills the room and the next thing we know a year has passed. They…

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Here Are the People Jay Leno Made Fun of the Most on The Tonight Show

He’s really funny!

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In addition to record ratings, Jay Leno now boasts a new record for…Bill Clinton jokes.

Out of the 43,892 jokes the comedian has made on the show between 1992 and Jan. 24, 2014, he has cracked 4,607 about the former president, according to a new study by The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University. Essentially, Bubba was the subject of about one out of every 10 jokes that Leno made about public affairs and public figures, researchers wrote. Democrats were also targeted more than Republicans because they were in the White House more during Leno’s time as host, and the comedian’s humor tends to focus on presidents.

Below are the other top figures that the late-night star has targeted, per CMPA’s analysis, so we’ll see if he makes any more cracks at them before he steps down tomorrow:

Top Twenty Political Joke Targets

1. Bill…

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