Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Random Observations, or Too Much Free Time: 2/21/2006

Random Observation #1:

I watch this music video channel called International Music Feed because, well, I'm hip and trendy like that (sarcasm alert!). So, I'm watching the hip-hop show which show hip-hop from around the world. Some Asian wrapper named Dabo comes on. He's wearing an NBA jersey, gaudy jewelry, and he has half-naked Asian girls dancing. It was just like most of the ignorant rap videos on MTV or BET. To be fair, they showed more thought-provoking acts, but there was a lot of the extravagant bullcrap on display. Nice to know commercialism is universal. Or maybe it's a fair exchange. They give us the videogames that make us fat and lazy, and we give them good-old fashioned, homegrown, United States greed and materialism. I know it sounds cheesy, but can love be imported or exported? When will dignity and morality be put in the same regard as fancy cars and bling-bling? Like the old song goes, "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"? Think about it, people.

Random Observation #2:
I noticed that in some cultures, one has to kill himself when he is dishonored. Whoa, partners, aren't we being a bit hasty? Isn't there some kind of honor probation? You know, take some Honors classes, pay a fine, do some community service, a couple of push-ups? I don't think I'd get along well in those cultures. I'd just have to be dishonored. I could live with the shame.

Random Observaton #3:
While I was in Oakland, Tennessee aka the boondocks, I saw a store named Kountry Video. I realize that being a Fayette County resident for several years leaves me in no positon to ridicule, but doesn't spelling country with a K just scream podunk? I mean, do they have a muzak version of the theme from "Deliverance" playing when you enter the building? Do they have cutouts of Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers? Is there a special "Kounry Klassics" section that includes such gems as Lonesome Dove, Roadhouse, Gator Bait, Pure Country and The Gambler? Do they have DVD collections of Hee-Haw and The Beverley Hillbillies on sale? Just wondering.

Random Observaton #4:
I saw on the idiot box (TV) that a 62-year old great-grandmother is pregnant again. I had mixed emotions. On one hand, the fact that an AARP member has a better lovelife than me is, well, the type of thing that would lead me to drink if I wasn't taking pills for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. On the other hand, maybe it gives us something to look forward too. Maybe the golden years are better than we thought. Forget the biological clocks! Just because there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there's not a fire in the furnace. Wooohoooo!

Wow, I think a lot! Oh, well, these are my thoughts. I just had to get them out. Be easy, readers.


At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you do have too much free time but hey i enjoyed your comments.


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