Thursday, October 19, 2006

The complexity of Women

Scientists have finally cracked the complex nature of the Female mind.

Click Here to see the easy to read diagram they have provided.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What's good for the Goose...

This weekend I had a friend get pulled over by the police and given a hefty fine for having tinted windows on his car. Not only was he given a fine in upwards of $300.00, but he was ordered to have the tint removed or he would continue being fined and face having his vehicle impounded. When he asked why he was fined, the officer explained that "In the event of a crime, officers need to clearly be able to identify the driver and/or passengers of a vehicle." Suffice to say, my friend was not at all happy. It cost him close to $500.00 to get his windows tinted and now it may cost him even more to have it removed, again on top of a $300.00 fine.

So, after he told me this, I got to wondering. If tinted windows are illegal because police want to clearly identify suspects in a vehicle, isn't it about time that we make burkas as illegal? I mean, you certainly can't walk around the street in a Ninja outfit without raising a few law enforcement eyebrows, so why are we so accepting of the burka? It completely covers someone (though the veil that covers the eyes can be lifted.) Yes, it is a part of religious Muslim culture, but it is not a part of American culture. It is often associated with terrorism (and rightfully so.) Not to mention that as often depicted in Hollywood movies, can easily hide a full-sized shotgun or rifle with ease. So why are we still accepting it as being acceptable?

When did the majority of America attend a Sensitivity Training course? Why is it such taboo to offend other cultures by asking that they make changes in order to properly acclimate themselves into our culture? If we have a license to carry a concealed weapon does that give us the right to carry that same weapon in Germany? Fuck no! If "FUBU" shirts were banned in Singapore and some idiot fuck was arrested for wearing one (knowing that they were illegal), should he be rescued? Fuck no! Cane his stupid ass for breaking the law. - So why must it always be us who bends and breaks to accommodate the diverse cultures that make up a good portion of our population?

I, for one, am growing sick and fucking tired of it.
Friday, October 13, 2006

Outta-Luck Louie?

Damn you HBO! Damn you all to Hell!

HBO has opted to not pick up a second season of Lucky Louie, an adult situation comedy based on the comedic styling of Louis C.K. Though HBO claimed that the show had poor ratings, it appears that the show had much more of a following than they had estimated. Fans of the risqué sitcom, which is filmed live before a studio audience, are banning together to try and change the minds of the HBO decision makers.

There is an online petition which can be signed and I ask that you do so.

A fan of the show even started this MySpace Page which details the canceling of the show and provides several resources on how you can support the movement to bring it back.

You can even go so far as to write HBO directly and let them know how you feel about the cancellation. Like cast member and comedian Jim Norton said, "They're a big company but they aren't deaf." There's no need for nasty and profane responses. Simply be concise and passionate on how you felt about the show and the fact that HBO has cancelled it.

I'm pissed that they cancelled the show. I thought it was brilliant, hilarious and above all else, REAL. Most of the fluff they fill programming schedules with is unrealistic Hollywood bullshit. Lucky Louie was a fresh spin on the "television family" premise. Shows like "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Cosby Show" made it through countless seasons because it was all about "funny," yet in both scenarios, the families were well-to-do and their lives were whimsical yet hunky-dory. Lucky Louie on the other hand, brought reality into a comedic setting and in most cases, your laughs were not only fueled by its writing, but by the fact that you could relate to those very "real" situations.

PS> I signed the petition and was # 9,199.