Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fat Chance?

January 29, 2013

I heard somebody talking about how all the food ads on TV make her hungry at night. We hear so much about obesity being the new health epidemic in the U.S. that I was wondering:

Some day will fast-food ads be banned from TV, like cigarette ads?

And will TV characters be banned from reaching for ice cream or cheesecake when things are getting tough?

Now You NBC It, Now You Don't

January 29, 2013

What is NBC's thought-process with its new show, Deception? Is it trying to give it a fair shake, or run it off the air? This is what I hear about it: 

Person A: Does either of you watch “Deception?”

Person B: No, it sounds too much like other shows: Somebody’s looking for the person who killed somebody they care about, and it drags on forever…

Person C: Are you talking about The Mentalist and Red John?

Person A: No, oddly enough. And we’re not talking about Hawaii Five-O or Castle or Elementary or…

Person B: See? That’s the problem! All the shows are doing that!

The other weird thing about this show is that it’s going up against Hawaii Five-O and Castle. If you want to doom a show from the start, that would be my vote on how to do it. 

Maybe they do. Maybe the programmers at NBC are as tired of this premise as the rest of us.

(NBC also put "1600 Penn" on at the same time as Grey's Anatomy and Glee. Same question: What were they thinking?)

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Missed Opportunity

January 28, 2013

The Idaho legislature, which tried to pass a bill to force colleges to allow guns on campus, got very perturbed when a man with a gun attached himself to a Boy Scout tour the other night. The guy carried openly, and you’d have thought they’d take the chance to say, “See? People can carry guns and not cause havoc!” 

But no. 

Guess it all depends on which end of the barrel they're looking down.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Don't Shoot Your Cause in the Foot

January 27, 2013

I don't want law-abiding citizens to lose the right to bear arms; but I’ve never seen the reason for average people to be carrying around assault weapons; and if Gun-control opponents don't start using some logical arguments, we may very well end up with draconian laws that only help the bad guys. I thought these Anti Gun-control points were interesting:

One is a cartoon of a guy holding up a little old lady with a handgun saying, “Give me all your money! And don’t worry, this gun only holds six bullets, so Andrew Cuomo can’t yell at me.”

With all due respect to the little old lady, since the gun only holds six bullets, at least the guy won’t be taking out her and 70 bystanders…

The other one is an argument that a clip that only holds seven rounds would be hard for hunters who didn’t get the deer with the first shot.

Buddy, if you need more than 7 bullets to get the deer, you should be practicing on the firing range, not in the woods where you could hurt somebody.

So think it through, folks, think it through.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's All in the Perspective

January 12, 2013

Yesterday’s crossword had the clue “Like many new stadia.” I said, “Still lacking enough women’s bathrooms.” 

But at only 6 letters we had to settle for “Domed.”

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

They Don't Even Sell Twinkies!

January 8, 2013

About two years ago I was tailgated by a white VW with the plate RUNRMOM. I wondered why, if she was going to be driving so obnoxiously, she wanted to have a vanity plate so that she’d be easy to identify. And I couldn’t believe it when I saw the place that she was in such a hurry to get to.

Today I saw RUNRMOM again, tailgating somebody else. But this time the roads were slick, and she really could have caused an accident if the person ahead of her had had to hit the brakes.

I wondered if she’d be going to the same place that she was in such a hurry to get to last time, and sure enough! There she went!

What I still can’t figure out is what’s so important about getting to the Bakery Thrift Store.