Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Best Living Will Ever

I agree whole heartily with this...

I, "Raspootin", being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers / doctors interested in simply running up the bills. If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

Glass of wine
Cold Beer
Chicken fried steak
cream gravy
Mexican food
French fries
ice cream
cup of tea

It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the "fat lady sing". . . and call it a day!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter

In celebration of the release of Deathly Hallows I think a mix of two of my favorites: Harry and the Simpsons is in order!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Always look on the bright side of life

dedicated to those at metro blog who i offended :) lol

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Banana Republic: Hail Ignatius J. Reilly



This is my comment to the folks that are manipulating New Orleans Metro Blog as their personal stand on what's going on in their lives. Who cares about their lives? It's not a personal blog; New Orleans Metro Blog is supposed to be telling the cyber world what's going on in New Orleans. The personal shit is interesting, but all negative and not productive in shining any real light for the tourist or umm may I be manipulative too : The ART BUYER

I am here to say New Orleans is up and running, beautiful and as corrupt as ever. Please come and visit because we Laissez Les BonsTemps Roulez.

If the Good times don't roll well with you, N.O.P.D. seems good at getting the indecent exposure arrests: but y'all are lucky it's just a just a fine, or if you have money a "find" for our boys in blue that will leave you in jail for 10 days.

Talking about 10 days in Jail?

If You actually murder someone in Orleans Parish Eddie Jordan, our DA will let ya out in five days, especially if you have prior convictions and are black. (not being racist, just stating the facts) In fact if you have prior convictions and shoot 5 kids in a car: well then you are going to be let out as fast as your cocaine supplier can pay bond. (Twenty days max - as there are no witnesses)

This is my actual dismissive post to New Orleans Metro Blog their click is more important to them than the city so even though I know quite a few of the writes I could give a (rat's ass) i never really understood that term, but it feels good to write it.

I really should not write this, but I will as it will be buried in the next thing that you all post about.

I am so tired of your self centered martyred shit that I could puke.
Why as blogger reps for New Orleans can you not find something good to say? Do you all live in such lavender colored lenses that you're blind to the fact that New Orleans has always had problems?

Before Katrina there was a school board that stole 20 million. There was Marc Morial there was Edwards facing off with David Duke for Governor, I could go on and on, but I know you know so why pontificate?

Perhaps it is the situations that you and I, as a small business owners and home owners or even more difficult - renters place ourselves in that makes us angry. Perhaps as new home owners some of us our understanding that Nancy Marshall sucks and the other guy was better. Perhaps we forget that before Pennington we were still the murder city of the Nation.
Don't blame it all on Katrina, look into your self and understand that it is not the city as much as what you are not looking hard enough to get out of it. We have problems they just "used to be amusing" and now they are not.

"Rome was not built in a day" Duh neither is New Orleans. But face facts. Leaving leaves our city open to "the, carpet baggers" who will, make us less than whole.

We all get disgusted with politicians and contractors. But personally before "The Storm" I was disgusted with them already.

Give it a chance, take a breath and try to make Metro Blog a positive thing. This is still New Orleans - this is the place we all call home.

I have lived all over Europe - Born in Denver 2 years and NY with by passes Thur life to London, Paris and Cairo and still this is the best place which is why I picked it because of the people, culture and ingénue.

You are the representatives of Metro New Orleans on this site, and I hope that you will not lose sight of your responsibilities.

Easy for me to say; and yes, I just did.
It felt like velvet and smelt like leather.

Posted by: raspootin at July 18, 2007 09:36 PM on the metro blog site..

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

1974 DC 10 - Paris

When I was listening about the Brazilian Crash it made me think of what happened in 1974 in

When I was 9 an airplane crash happened outside of Paris that took 375 people. 10 entire families from my school. 8 of those families were close friends of my family.


To me it was the 8 families where I knew all the kids and did sleep overs and cared about them that seemed to be the worst. Selfish as 9 years old is, I still felt the grief of London for the other 275 people that were in mourning. However, it was very difficult at 9 to realize that everyone was dead. Moms and Dads are supposed to have kept them safe. This is a combination of 100 family members just gone to dust - a wide awakening for a child with a vivid imagination.

From my high school should you think I am making it all up

" 1974 -first Music Tour – Stage Band goes to The Hague The American Memorial Collection is established in the Mellon Library to commemorate ASL families killed in a Paris plane crash The International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST) is started " http://www.asl.org/

I think a lot about the families that were lost in the crash as my family had returned to London only hours before. As old as I get, the unreality of the reality of death never ceases to amaze me.

As The BBC is much more graphic than any American TV station , especially in the 70's we were treated to pictures of bodies and body parts all caught in the forest where the plane went down. Judy Norman and I morbidly wondered which belonged to our friends.

I have tried to find pictures - but to my great relief I can not find any that are on the net now. I guess what I saw has made such an impression that if I could paint or stage an enactment in order to memorialize I would. Staying in my mind, makes the reality live regardless

The following is a song by 10 cc that came out right after the DC 10 crash and was one of their first hits in London : wonder if 10 cc and DC 10 had anything to do with it?

Probably not, but I have always associated the song with the crash. We used to have the TV Commercials over there that were " Hullo I'm Susan" as a flight attendant " Fly Me" = Braniff airlines if I remember correctly , but the most popular was a very good looking blond in front of a DC-10 saying " I'm Mandy: Fly Me"

I remember reading through the endless death lists with my friend Judy Norman - just hoping that Karla Wilcox, Terry Hart and many more of our friends were not on that skiing trip in Switzerland that went through Paris to London. If BA had not been on strike they might not have been on the flight. Just one of the coincidences of life and death that make you wonder.

Sadly so more than 100 people on the flight were parents or children of The American School in London.

It was a great loss to lose that many people; and I still am holding on to them in my mind.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Big Fat Worms

When I was in 1st grade a little nasty girl compared me to an elephant when the teacher asked for comparisons to animals. 30 years later I still remember her name ( teacher and nasty little girl) I also remember this song which is what I hummed in order not to cry and make myself laugh instead.

I must say that I remember with the mind of an elephant every nasty thing that anyone has ever thought, uttered or said out right about me - so maybe the nasty little girl (Jill Tracey) had a point and I just took it the wrong way.

We are all the mess that we make in our minds and there is nothing that can defend from that, however this still works for me with most situations: and I have to have a laugh at this woman's brave performance:


she got it sort of basically correct -but here are the actual lyrics as known to a number of people and interpretations: almost like religion this worm folk-lore!

I'm Gonna Eat Some Worms

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me,I'm gonna eat some worms,Big fat juicy ones, little teeny tiny ones,Teeny tiny, squeemy, squimey worms!

Down goes the first one, down goes the second one,Oh how they wiggle and squirmBig fat juicy ones, little teeny tiny ones,Teeny tiny, squeemy, squimey worms!

Up comes the first one, up comes the second one,Oh how they wiggle and squirmBig fat juicy ones, little teeny tiny ones,Teeny tiny, squeemy, squimey worms!

Another version of the song :

Nobody likes me Everybody hates me Going to the garden to eat worms Long slim slimy ones Short fat fuzzy ones Ooey, gooey, gooey, gooey Êworms

Now the long slim slimy ones slip down easilyThe short fat fuzzy ones stickWhen the short fat fuzzy ones stick to your teeth Your blood goes ick, ick, ick,So you cut off their heads and spit out their tails and throw their skins awayNobody knows how I can survive on a hundred worms a day.

who could not appreciate that turn of phrase mastered with a tune :) I think the first version is what I hum hum hum in my head...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Macho Conservative BS

I am a liberal and damn proud of it!

I am definately not threated by this 'he man mockery' of liberals. To that extent I am not going to "forward it" - and will post it !

Here is a condensed version of history.

(as told by a conservative)
And may I add who are the "jackasses"that voted for GW Bush not once but twice? Evidently they are now just feeling like donkeys"

"Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadichunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to getman to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization andtogether were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct

1. Liberals
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery.

That's how villages were formed. Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement. (This is the movement of men that spend all their time in front of a TV high fiving it with buddies or hangin' at the bar while their wife has 2 jobs and takes care of his cleaning, food needs and offspring)

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. (These are the men who care about their wives, family and are actually useful)

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women.(very offensive) The rest became known as girlie-men.(very offensive to men who actually are in touch with their feelings) Some note worthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs,and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided. ( I like cats that are not ferile- I hate group hugs so I guess I am a liberconservatist -)

Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass. (that would be a donkey)

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.(most 'manly conservative" men would never think about steak tartar - but its fun to watch their face when they order it in a restuarant and realize what it is )Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men.( I don't think who wrote this has ever heard of ann coulter ) Most social workers,personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and grouptherapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat. ( that sounds like some sort of gay f- ing double entendre)

Conservatives drink domestic beer.(yeah for dixie and bud) They eat red meat and still provide for their women. (barf - by battering and being controlling basters) Conservatives are big-game hunters,(nice) rodeo cowboys,(yahoo cowhunk) lumberjacks, (thats right cut down the trees all so environmentally correct) construction workers,(YMCA ya got to love that group so sure they were conservative) firemen, medical doctors ,police officers, corporate executives,(Enron, uh how many more ripped off the good conservatives that worked for them?)athletes,( OJ was a great athelete) Marines, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living. (sounds a bit Iconoclastic: but Conservatives probably don't even know how to spell the word let alone what it means)

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production.(we must be the brain behind the brawn) Liberals believeEuropeans are more enlightened than Americans.( European culture has preceeded ours by 1000+ years I guess that might mean something to someone who acutally has a brain) That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wilderness was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.(sounds pretty clever to me) Here ends today's lesson in world history: It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.( I blogged it because it was dumb) A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history( because they are dumber than this blog/ post) that it will be forwarded immediately too their true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off." ( not pissed off - i actually had a bit of fun!)

Monday, July 09, 2007

A monday giggle

too amusing to pass up: at least the humor appealed to me...

Friday, July 06, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Not an American Idiot

This is my 4th of July mind set

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test?

I scored

100% !

What that really means is that I am not an idiot – and yes I did guess on the “form” question.

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