Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Non-specific thoughts

The greatest influence on modern music was a group of lads from Liverpool, England. Their music still sells, still influences and they are still number 1. John was murdered in 1980 by an idiot and arsehole. His friend, George, died in in 2002. I hope that Paul and Richard have a long wait to meet them and play again.
There is another group from England that, in my mind, are number 2 . Formed in 1962 this band has changed over the years but the following boys were once in it: Brian, Mick J., Keith, Bill, Charlie, Mick T., and Ronnie.. The compilation "Forty Licks" only has one bad tune. 39 out of 40 ain't bad. Keith and Mick J collaborate in the writing of the groups music. Live long "Glimmer Twins."

A Liberal is just a conservative who has been arrested and incarcerated. A Canadian Liberal is simply a socialist in a hurry.

I do not think there is a compelling reason why, in the 21st century, we observe daylight savings time. During World War 1 it was a policy to help preserve coal which was vital to the war effort. After the war, it was never repealed. Like income tax, it was supposed to be a temporary measure.

What would have happened to the music industry if Robert Johnson never went to the crossroads?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stupid people

In a politically correct world there are no stupid people. I do not wonder what the nabobs of liberalism would call stupid people unless the term would be "intellectually suspect." Everyone has her or his place in the universe and some of them are here to annoy the sensible. The intellectually suspect have a job and that is to annoy the everyman. Everyman can be a traveller on life's highway, his automobile cruise control set to the posted speed limit. Mr, or Ms, I.S. (Intellectually Suspect) will approach, tail gate for a bit, and then, overtake. Sometimes the overtaking is done in the legally proscribed area of the highway which is indicated by broken yellow lines; sometimes, not. Regardless of where or when the overtake has occurred, I.S. will inevitably slow dow to just below the posted limit and thereby force Everyman to slow down with him. When Everyman decides to overtake IS, IS speeds up, thus trying to initiate a game of "I am in control ". The wise Everyman will turn off the road leaving Mr. or Ms. IS to play with him/herself, no doubt to a huge moment of satisfaction.
intellectually Suspect is not limited to the highways. he often frequents parking lots, malls and crowded corridors. IS will block and hinder Everyman's progress by stopping suddenly, occupying the mid portion of whatever corridor is available. Doing so prevents Everyman from gaining any further progress in his journey. IS never has the correct change, demands special treatment, argues over the rules as if the rules do not apply to him, spills the wine, tips the veal and eats the waitress, and talks loudly during the movies. IS should have a special place in society, away from Everyman. Stupid people cause Everyman to rant, have a Stella or glass of wine, or sigh an excruciating WTF. There should be special prisons for stupid people.