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My Favorite Bumper Stickers

Let’s Fix Democracy in THIS COUNTRY First

Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber.

You Can’t Be Pro-War And Pro-Life At The Same Time

If You Can Read This, You’re Not the President

Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?

George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight

Impeachment: It’s Not Just for Sex Anymore

America : One Nation, Under Surveillance

They Call Him “W” So He Can Spell It

Jail to the Chief

No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade?

Bush: God’s Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap

We Need a President Who’s Fluent In At Least One Language

We’re Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them

Is It Vietnam Yet?

You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.

The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century

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It’s Friday and I get to leave at 2 today. I’ve got to run home, pack a few things and then hubby is driving me to the airport to catch a flight up to Pennsylvania. I’m going to spend the weekend at my sister’s place setting up a wireless network and helping her husband get some of his PC stuff set up properly. I’ll also get to see my new nephew (he’s definitely going to get spoiled by me). I am checking one piece of luggage filled with 40+ pounds of gifts for my sister and her kids.

Let’s finish out this week with some quick movie reviews:

My Super Ex-Girlfriend – I liked this cute comedy. I know it didn’t stay in the theaters long, but with a quick moving storyline, cute ending, and about 15 seconds of Luke Wilson’s bare ass, it was an enjoyable evening of entertainment. Anna Farris was great in this one.

Just Friends – An OK comedy with Ryan Reynolds (did this one ever come out in the theaters?) trying to hook up with his high school crush. Anna Farris was great as the Britney Spears pop-tart diva.

Scare Movie 4 – A really funny installment of Scary Movie. The writers kept themselves to about 4 basic films (The Grudge, Saw, War of the Worlds, The Village) and were able to make it all fit together. Many of the scenes and sets were spot on with their original counterparts, it was almost creepy. Anna Farris was good as always in the film.

Do you spot the running theme in all these films? Honest, I didn’t plan it that way.

Have a great weekend!

Quick Thoughts

I’ve been clearing off the movies and TV shows that have been accumulating on the DVR. Here’s the “blip-vert” versions of my thoughts about them.

Skeleton Key – A nice, spooky movie with some decent stars…which ends up a steaming pile of crap because of the stupid ending. Why do directors of horror films think we enjoy movies where the hero/heroin fails at defeating the villain? I wasted my viewing time for this ending? At least I didn’t pay to see it.

Evil Dead 2 – A hysterical horror romp. I think I enjoyed it more than Army of Darkness, its sequel. Totally creative with cheesy effects but a few that really wowed me. And Bruce Campbell’s possessed hand scene is a total trip!

The Soup (E! Television) – I’ve starting setting the DVR to record this show. You not only get to see the trashiest/strangest/saddest clips from talk shows, news programs, etc…you get some really great sarcastic comments and skits from the host and crew. Mark and I laugh out loud every time we watch an episode.

Eureka (Sci-Fi) – My neighbor showed me this program last week as she records it. An interesting show. It’s sort of a cross between Desperate Housewives and the X-Files, though it it more int he comedy vein than drama. If I don’t max out my viewing time when the new shows start (Weeds is back this month!) then I may keep watching.

Doctor Who (Sci-Fi) – What can I say? This is still my guilty pleasure on television. The 2 part Dalek episode was pretty good. But when does the Master resurface?

1 Vs. 100 – I saw one episode and will never watch again. This blond female contestant had the following question asked of her: “If you have 99 bottles of beer on the wall, how many 6-packs do you have?” and the answer choices were less than 15, exactly 15, and more than 15. And this stupid twat says, “I don’t drink beer so I don’t know.” What the ever-loving-fuck!?!?!?! It’s grade school math! 6 times 15 equals what!?!?!? 90!!!!! I was about to turn it off when she gets to ask someone in “the mob” what answer they would pick and she picks a Playboy Playmate who says, “I only drink wine.” WTF times 2!?!?!?

Why We Love Bobby Brown

I still can’t figure out why Whitney divorced him…

Bobby Brown Believes He’s Still a Target for Bin Laden

R&B star Bobby Brown is still convinced Osama Bin Laden wants him dead so he can marry Whitney Houston – 11 months after the singers officially separated. Brown’s 14-year marriage to Houston came to an end when their divorce was finalized earlier this year, but the hitmaker remains adamant he is on the al Qaeda leader’s hitlist. He even hired extra security to guard him on his recent tour of Australia. He tells the New York Daily News, “I figure if Bin Laden wants me, and everybody is looking for him, it probably won’t happen. But if he wants to try and find me for something so stupid, he can do what he wants. I have to leave it in the hands of my higher power. Come on, if anybody (else was) threatened by Al Qaeda, they’d take it seriously.”

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Movie Review – The Simpsons Movie

I really enjoyed it. The same humor from the television series, with a few more adult content jokes thrown in. Yep, there’s a nude shot with Bart. I do think the film just barely made it through an hour and a half of running time. Any longer and I would have been looking at my watch. If you are not a Simpsons fan or have never watched the program then you can skip this one. It’s defiantely for fans of Homer and his family.

I’m A Big Girl, Now!

Movie Review – Hairspray

A really great movie! This is a film you just go to see to sit back and just have a fun time at. Yes, we both were singing along with the songs…so were the queens right next to us, too. Actually, I’m sure all the queens we saw in the theater were singing along.

John Travolta does a great job as Edna, and the fat suit looked amazing. I think everyone did a great job, though I had to get used to Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Velma…she just seemed more reserved then her character should be. I also wish Allison Janney had had a bigger part. I love her.

Watch for two great cameos: John Waters and Ricki Lake.

For those of you who know the Broadway show, there are definitely some changes to the music and story. A few key songs have been removed like The Big Doll House. And a few new ones thrown in. New Girl in Town is nothing impressive, but Ladies Choice is so infectious and Come So Far is really good. But you need to sit through the credits for a real treat: a modern version of Cooties not done in the film (the music is played during the dance competition but not sung) and Mama I’m A Big Girl Now sung by the three original Tracy’s: Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky.

Don’t be a square! Go see it!

Hairspray

Koby!

Have you ever watched something that is so bad you laugh unintentionally. Of course you have. I’ve often said I can’t watch porn because the dialog is so bad that I can’t get horned up from laughing. Well, this program is along the same vein (just not in the league of porn). It’s called “Shaq’s Big challenge”, where the basketball star is trying to help a group of morbidly obese children get healthy. But every time they would put the camera on Shaq, and he’d spout some stupid platitude to the kids, and I’d see that lazy eye of his — there goes any seriousness. All I can envision is Aries Spears of MadTV doing his Shaq impression, lazy eye and all, saying: “…And Koby, don’t be rapin’!”

I understand he’s trying to do something good, but he looks like he’s had his head used for foul throw practice for way too long.

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Is it written, “chin-strap dildo” or “chin strap dildo”?

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Movie Review – Sicko

What a fascinating movie! The stories from the people involved were just incredible. Sometimes my jaw dropped when people told their story of being denied coverage by their health care organization. And it all just shows you that the HMO’s are in control of you, not the doctors. And sadly, it’s all based on corporate greed. I really don’t want to go into details about the movie because I can’t do it justice. Just go out and see it. But I’m sure you will come out of it wondering how we can work to improve the US’s faulty health care system.

But He’s Such A Nice Dog…

Yet another pit bull mauling. The quote by the owner is simply priceless:

Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face

POSTED: 10:07 am EDT June 29, 2007
UPDATED: 1:16 pm EDT June 29, 2007

DELTONA, Fla. — A 63-year-old woman visiting a family member in Deltona, Fla., was killed Friday when a pet pit bull attacked her face and nearly ripped her scalp off, according to officials.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 dog attack call Friday morning from a home located at 1608 Roble Lane.

When officers arrived, they found Mary Bernal being mauled by the pit bull.

The deputies shocked the dog and Bernal was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where she later died.

The victim’s sister and owner of the dog, Estela Macias, 52, was also injured in the attack. She was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for medial treatment.

Dog owner Eliasar Macies said he did not think his pet dog was capable of killing anyone.

“This is new to me,” Macies said. “(The dog) had never done this before. Never, never.”

Before the attack, Bernal was attempting to pick up another dog in Macias’ back yard, deputies said.

The pit bull was taken by Volusia County Animal Services and Code Enforcement.

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It ain’t Florida if there aren’t a handful of pit bull maulings each year in the news. I think they need to tattoo the phrase “This is new to me” on the bastard’s forehead.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We got some yard work done Saturday, along with hitting Lowe’s and some other stores for home needs. We tried out giving the kids a little more Freedom in the house when we went out. Instead of just having the kitchen area, we left the babygate to the family room open…of course, we picked up any small objects we thought Sydney might get a hold of to chew on. We got back and found nothing destroyed, so now they have more room. We will next try giving them run of the house, but with all the bedroom doors closed.

Hubby left for New York on Sunday for a business class (benchmarking his job against another company that teaches the same type of classes). He saw the final night of Tarzan on Broadway. And his hotel room overlooks the giant billboard for Wicked. I wish I could have gone with him but I’ve already missed enough classes this semester.

On Sunday, once he left for the airport, I went to work in the pond. I re-potted the Iris and the dwarf papyrus plants. They both were spilling out of their pots. I cut off healthy sections of them, planted those small pieces in new aquatic soil, and sunk the pots back in the water. I’ll get pictures of them and post. Oh, and the new lily I planted finally bloomed this delicate pink flower. And if you want more nature news from me, I finally saw my first humming bird in the neighborhood. I was beginning to think they were none in Lake County at all.

Some more good news is Spider is doing very well after his surgery. Yea, Spider!!! Get well soon!

Quick movie review: A Prairie Home Companion

This film was a big disappointment. Maybe I should chalk it up to the late Robert Altman who directed it. There really wasn’t much of a storyline, more like the goings-on on the final show of APHC (fictitiously). What was really strange was how three of Garrison’s Keillor’s characters he features in his real show are played by actors in the movie. I couldn’t tell if this was supposed to be a fantasy, a reality, or a mixture. There’s Meryl Streep as a singer who had a fling with “GK” and wasn’t over it, Lindsy Lohan as Meryl’s daughter who writes poetry about committing suicide, a dead listener who is walking around the show and is the Angel of Death now. And in the final shot she shows up in the diner and walks toward the table where everyone sees her as she comes to claim someone – is she there for Guy Noir, Meryl, Lily Tomlin, Garrison? It was just confusing and a waste of some A-list talent. Catch it on cable and don’t waste your money. If you are a fan of APHC I would recommend you to see it, just to see the faces of the musicians and actors you hear every week on the show.

Verbal Bitchslaps All Around!

We saw the funniest movie the other night when we got together with our “girls” (the ones we met on the cruise) last week. K. brought out a movie called Girls Will Be Girls. I had seen the DVD in the TLA catalog and thought the cover was Elaine Stritch on some really good drugs.

K. pops in the DVD, and right off the bat the three stars and another male lead are on the DVD menu tossing bitchy remarks to each other telling you to select this option or that option (they asked you to choose the option they were standing over). The three leads are all drag queens: Evie, Coco Peru (“It buuuuuuurns!”), and Farla. Actually, there are no female actresses in this movie. Any females seen are men in drag.

Three Girls

It’s a trashy little tale about ambition and fading fame; think Valley of the Dolls meets All About Eve…done by drag queens. And we laughed our asses off! Here’s a taste of some of the one-liners:

Coco: Evie, have you ever had an abortion?

Evie: Coco, I’ve had more children pulled out of me than a burning orphanage.

and

Coco: Evie, what do think about having a dog in the house?

Evie: I’m sorry. Was I staring again?

And the witty repartee flies through the whole film. No [real] nudity but the male lead has a chest to die for. I put this film in league with Sordid Lives: You watch it when you need a trashy laugh or want to entertain a group of queens at a party. Needless to say, I just won a copy of it on eBay to add to our collection.

So if you want a belly laugh, give this unknown gem a view.