Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Silly Church Sign

You got to love this!

I actually witnessed a woman praying before eating an Egg McMuffin at a McD's in Danville, Va., this morning.

I suppose when one thinks of the fat content in that breakfast treat, perhaps all of us should bow our heads before digesting it...........even if we are agnostic!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Quote of the Week- Anne Frank

This week, we are using quotes used in James Turner's graphic novel "Nil: A Land Beyond Belief."

On our sister blog "The Daily Vampire," we have a quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here we have from one from Anne Frank:

"..........Because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death........."

Friday, June 26, 2009

If I Ever Needed a Weekend..........

Whew! It's been a very long week! This photo might be a bit misleading since I have not gone fishing since I was in high school circa 1987.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Special Screening_ Harold and Maude

"Harold and Maude" is showing at the Red Vic Movie House in San Francisco on July 24.

I would go out there to see it, but I did just recently rewatch the film on dvd.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Silly Photo to Fill Space- Woman Eating Cereal

Hmmm, yeah this is a bit lame, but then again, no one really looks at this blog.

Quote of the Week- Francois Truffaut

"Is cinema more important than life?"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mock Interview with Sarah Palin

If you check our links section, you'll notice a link to my friend Randall H. Miller's blog The Friday Morning Fix. Miller usually deals with serious matters, such as the Iran election protests and the potential North Korean missile crisis. But, this week he has a hilarious mock interview with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in which she cites Ronald Reagan as her favorite founding father. It's brilliant satire!

Happy Father's Day

I have about 20 neckties myself. My personal favorite has to be the Batman tie, though a cool Jerry Garcia tie comes in a close second.

Happy Father's Day to everyone or as they say in Turkish: "Babalar Gunu Kutlu Olsun."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer Vacation....... (well, not exactly)

I'm sure my friends and family who know me well are already taking bets to see how long this will really last, but for right now I am taking a two-week break from both of my blogs.

Of course, our main aim is to actually get some frigging work done, and perhaps see the new "Land of the Lost" movie as well.*

*-ok, this is a joke since it is getting very bad reviews!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quote of the Week-Ron Howard

Today we post two quotes from "Happy Days" stars on our two respective blogs. One from Henry Winkler is available at "The Daily Vampire."

Here we quote new grandfather (his daughter the ever-hot Bryce Dallas Howard recently had a child) and AARP Magazine cover guy Ron Howard, who was (of course) Richie Cunnigham.

I must say I went through three pages of quotes from the child star turned movie director (loved "Frost/Nixon, btw), when we suddenly came across this startling one:

"You reach a certain point where you say you're not going to do juvenilles any longer," Ron Howard.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Silly Photo to Fill Space

I adored this photo of a cat and a Slinky...........hmm, perhaps I should get one for my cat Gizmo, but then again knowing him, as well as I do, he would probably ignore it!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

ZIP CODE USA_ 38478 Pulaski, Tenn.

Today we focus this blog entry (note many previous entries to this series are on our other blog "The Daily Vampire") on Pulaski, TN., which is the place where the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865.

I was initially going to post a picture of the Klan with this entry but I thought it would: a) potentially offend African-Americans b) displease the city's mayor Daniel M. Speer, who could stumble upon this blog. So, we are going with the University of Tennessee's mascot instead though we suspect Pulaski, which sits on the Alabama border, is pretty far from the campus in Knoxville!

(We found a cyber-image of an old postcard of a county courthouse from Pulaski, Tenn., but this seemed more visual.)

The city of Pulaski, TN., has condemned the KKK, which was founded there in 1865 by Civil War soldiers who wanted to form a social club. Interestingly enough, one of the group's founders was named John Kennedy.

The city's web site promotes Pulaski, TN., 38478, as a place that is safe, clean, healthy and prosperous.

Pulaski, TN., is the county seat to Giles County. It is 70 percent and 27 percent African-American. The city's population is 7,871.

I have never been to Pulaski, but I am curious how the city manages to build its image given that it is the place where the most infamous 'political' organization in America had its roots.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Special Quote of the Week_ Paris Hilton

"The way I see it, you should live everyday like it's your birthday."

Amazingly enough, Ms. Hilton seems more humble than Heidi Montag (and Mr. Heidi- aka Spencer Pratt)..........how is that possible?

NOTE: I believe I have used this quote before on one of my blogs, but it is rerun season!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Beers of the Muslim World (2 of 6)

Sakara Gold from Egypt, where Barack Obama is currently visiting.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Silly Photo to Fill Space

At first glance, one might assume this photo is an example of American zaniness, but amazingly enough this photo of a doga class (yoga with dogs) was apparently taken in Brisbane, Australia. I took some yoga classes here in North Carolina and in Roanoke, Va., a few years ago. My poses were quite limited though! (and, no I did not bring Mitzi the family dog).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Quote of the Week_Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country," the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr., who penned "Slaughterhouse Five."