Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thirtsy Thursday The Honor Of Summit


Time to wake up. Guess these movies in 23 seconds.

Did you do well? I got "Yellow Submarine," and "The Blues Brothers."


Rest in peace, Dick Clark. Thanks for making Rock and Roll accessible to young white folks back in the day. Sorry it was stolen from you, black people. But hey, thanks!

You watch, Dick will up onstage in a “Hologram” next weekend at Coachella.

No one really dies, do they?

There is a person who knows when it is truly time to quit. See below. Reach your Summit, and then let it go.


Here we go.

Our young, spoiled Next-Gen thirty-somethings feel a disconnect from our society, (even though they are connected to the internet and text at every moment) and there is a song for them. Irony at it’s finest, and here’s the synopsis:

“The Internet has a song for you, and no, it doesn’t make you feel better. But misery loves company, right?” ---from The Daily Dot.

Here might be why they feel the disconnection. With the scandals stemming from the use of tax money to pay for $20 muffins last year at a Department of Justice conference, to the GSA’s fun trips to Las Vegas, to the latest one in Columbia, it may appear to these young folks that they should become employed in government agencies so that they can partake of the love.

The Columbian Escort speaks.

“The dispute was that he offered $30 for services she thought they had agreed were worth 25 times that, and it set off a tense early morning struggle in the hallway of the posh hotel involving the woman, another prostitute, Colombian police officers arguing on the women’s behalf and American federal agents who tried but failed to keep the matter — which has shaken the reputation of the Secret Service — from escalating.” --- from The New York Times, written by William Newman on April 18, 2012.

Mitt chimed in, reminding us that he enjoys firing people.

“Earlier in the day, Mitt Romney jumped into the fray, suggesting to radio host Laura Ingraham that a lack of leadership led to the incident. “I’d clean house,” Romney said.”

---from The Washington Post, via Associated Press.

Always know when it’s time to step down, like Patricia Summit has. Heck of a last name, huh?

It’s too bad that we don’t have folks in charge who would make strong, difficult choices that could even put them in harm’s way, only because it was the right thing to do, and it was best for our country.

Here are artifacts from the assassination of one such great public figure: Abraham Lincoln.

How would you suppose that we older folks could lead the next generation of folks, the Next Gen, who will fill our shoes soon?

Simply bitch at them for their attempts to rebel against the unfairness of the rich pigs?

We are the lost generation, complaining about high taxes, the shitty reception from our cell phones or the dish, or the infomercials on cable, when all we want to do is watch more reality TV, bitch about celebs, and try to find fame on FB?

We can do better than that.

We can lead by example.

God Help You.

God Help Us All.

---willies out.

Ok, One More For You.

Excellent video of a song by the Shins: The Rifle’s Spiral. From Jamie Caliri, in the style of Tim Burton. Very cool.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot. Here is the link to the next chapter of the Weekend At Willies thing. It’s at chapter 7 now. I have short, little chapters, but they go deep.

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