Monday, January 19, 2015

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Lack of Colour at Oscars: They don't like Mexicans none neither

Maria Christina Jurado Garcia, performing as Katy Jurado, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1954.

The next nomination for a Mexican came in 2003 for Salma Hayak, a span of 49 years.

Katy Jurado

Ms. Jurado received the nomiiation for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Broken Lance, playin the native American common law wife of a cattle baron.  Think about it; Hollywood couldn't even find an Indian to play an Indian.

"Nuff Said

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Birthdays Today

Michelle Obama and Betty White. Don't know what that means, but karmically and comically kewl.

Crippled Ass MotherF*****s

Damn, I hate when news programs run stories on inspiring disabled people: see them walk on prosthetics,  see the addled run at Special Olympics, see the legless peddle arm bikes in marathons at the Paralympics, see the addled run spprints there also, see what plucky human beings can do if they only try.

Golly gee whiz, Lara Logan of CBS News found a dude, former Hells Angel Tim Medvetz, that takes folks who left limbs behind in illicit wars led by the devil, Dick Cheney and his soulless minions, and they climb the highest mountains on each continent.

Now dammit, reckon they could attach helium balloons to my wheelchair?

Naah, I'd probably blow away like that fool on his lawn chair.

First have to establish mobility w/ local transit agency and try and volunteer anywhere.

Well, that comes after or during working on upper body strength and trunk control.

And, oh yeah, work on my depression.

Should occupy my time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fight Rape Culture

Great Day 4 Gator Nation

Seriously, usually root for Florida teams in games against outsiders.  The state of Florida should rule over all college football.

So I watched the Florida State vs Oregon and rooted as long as humanly possible: until perhaps 3 minutes left in 1st half after seeing the epic Winston fumble and gift TD to the ducks.  Although this fumble will show on blooper reels until the end of time, the most heinous and despicable acts ever: yelling at his coach.

To recap, "Famous" had dropped back to pass, dodged right, scrambled out of control to the left, ignored chance to run for first down, lumbered right into teeth of the rush, and tried to throw the ball while falling on his butt, and served up fumble with Oregon player flying for a touchdown, quite possibly the single worst play ever by a quarterback ever.

Afterwards w/ "Famous" on sideline and Coach Dumbo Fisher try in to explain 1 of the obvious points of the game--like hold onto the ball, son--and "Infamous" Winston yelled back.

Back in my day, a qb would cower in fear and flee from a coach after such a play.  Yelling back risked getting your facemak grabbed and pulled so close the coach's spittle would explode on you and the dread slap to the helmet would concuss you.

Instead, "Famous" stood toe to toe with his coach, Jumbo Loser, and yelled back at him.

While generally opposing violence by coaches directed toward players, my soul yearned to see a clipboard rap the player's earhole on his helmet, which would leavehis ears ringing for a week.

That'd learn him some discipline!

Of course, it felt good to see FSU smoked!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Obama Out of Closet; Homosexual Agenda Revealed!!!!!

Here we see Obama posing w/ Girl Scouts, a well known front group for the ho-Mo-SEX-ual agenda.  Praise Jesus, please send this to all Christian friends.  How dare he support science!

Santeria Sacrifice: Anybody Able to Sell Me a Live Chicken?

Time has come to sacrifice a chicken to the technology gods.  While hopeful my usual saviors of several devices will come through might have to take drastic measures like live sacrifice.

Thinking through the list makes my brain hurt.  First, my newer old Dell works: but only for 45 minutes at a time.  And the wi-fi switch on the side only works randomly.

My older old Dell works, save for the "t" and "y" and the backspace keys on the keyboard.  Oh sure, can copy and paste those from other web sites, but that proves cumbersome.

And dropped my Lenovo tablet.  Sounds like it still works but screen blank.  Shit.

Happy F'ng Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Victory or Shite: or both?

Saw w/ my 2 eyes so no HIPAA violations: a miracle.  Man hadn't so much as stood in 2 months, and he stood and walked to end of parallel bars--whereupon he said, "Oops, I need to poop," and he shat upon the floor.

You can't depend on Depends.

Sometimes you have victory; sometimes you have shite.

Sometimes you gots both.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Poem 3: (mother)

i don't dream
of my mom
as much
as i did

Can see her
Can hear her
a part of me

Will she come
when i need
her to?

No Bukowski can i
Can i become

(i hate sophomoric and trite write trash like that above ..…
Crap like that, please forgive me, Momus, minor goddess of irony--and screw you antiquity, for in my eyes see Momus as a female she be, catty as hell but beauteous--for writing like that, but that's how i feel @ this 5 am.)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chris Martin Says Next Coldplay Album the Last

Universe cheers and weeps in relief.

Coldplay, in midst of recording their 7th album and tentatively titled "A Head Full of Boring and Banal and Derivative Songs, had frontman Chris Martin say it will make their last album.
Coldplay may be bowing out with their next album. 
The group is in the midst of recording their seventh studio record, tentatively called A Head Full of Dreams, and according to frontman Chris Martin, it may be their last. 
“It’s our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it’s like the last Harry Potter book or something like that,” Martin said on BBC Radio 1.

Rock and Roll Ripoffs

Friday, December 5, 2014

Best Company Ever

Abebooks: Supplies a searchable list of used books available from booksellers all ever the United States and England.  This company provides an eminently easy way to buy books that suit your fancy at absolutely affordable prices,

This allows m to indulge in buying more historical non-fiction books and indulge in my guilty pleasure of reading science fiction.

It just makes me happy to hold a book, pencil in notes when reading, and even to write in definitions of previously unknown words.

So shop at Abebooks.  Tell 'em Dan sent you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Most Recent Books Received

Ran across the name Charles Bukowski, most recently by characters within the movie Beautiful Creatures (2013).  Even though angst ridden teenagers, these had more depth of characters than that schlock series with teams Jacob and Edward

Also knew his name as author whose works formed the basis of the movie: Barfly, a movie set in LA dive bars recognized as same as ones I'd frequented in Orlando.  Most had air handlers to remove cigarette smoke but still had enough smoke to kill a rabid wolverine and most human beings.

All of the bars had at least one mean and cynical bartender who had worked there at least 20 years, and woe unto you made them mad for then you'd die of thirst or at least fail to reach desired intoxication level.                                                                                

For even though found movie marred by Mickey Rourke's overacting--at one point, he actually sounded exactly like a cartoon character, "C'mon put up your dukes.  Put up your dukes and I'll whup ya.."--it helped me see the downsides of alcoholism, the utter squalor, Rourke's characters; rejection of an offer to give him a place in the suburbs to follow his muse to write.

Even so, some of the characteristics of Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's alter ego, made me analyze myself;; to realize I drank to self medicate, to cover failure to relate, to isolate, to consummate--all to keep a barrier between myself and others for fear of rejection.

So when I saw on Abebooks that Bukowski had a book with the title Love Is a Dog from Hell, it had to become part of my holdings.  Alas, it turned out a book of poety,, modern poetry at that, not a rhyme in sight but some wonderful views of the bones of humanity and sinews which can also snap, sometimes sans signs.

Love is a Dog from Hell and other books
Here you can also see the Bukowski reader and a larger book somewhat concealed from view: a Beatles song book, like from '66 to '71.

This seems odd since much prefer actual rock and roll bands such as the Kinks, the Who, and the early Rolling Stones, before they needed Viagra and defibrilators.  More later

Sunday, November 30, 2014