Just a hodgepodge of random shit as The PC counts down the hours to the blog's one year anniversary...
On The Subject of Anniversaries
40 years ago tonight, the band formerly known as Wicked Lester played a show in a small New York club to an audience of three. One member of that audience was up-and-coming record mogul Neil Bogart.
The rest was, as we fans like to say, (to the annoyance of non-fans)...
Get Well Soon!
A few posts back, The Blog paid tribute to one of the colorful characters that touched his life.
Today, it has come to The Blog's attention that another of those characters is in need of prayers, positive thoughts, good vibes, or whatever you like to call them.
Porn star, character actor, reality show personality, gadfly and purveyor of rum...
... drove himself (presumably to save himself the cost of an ambulance, because that is how Ron is) to Cedar-Sinai hospital, yesterday, suffering from chest pains.
Today, he underwent two surgeries, the first for a heart aneurism, the second, a perforated aorta.
He is listed in critical but stable condition.
Ron has sometimes been described as "fat, hairy, greasy, cheap and creepy."
And those descriptions come from those of us who love him.
We would also describe him as a great friend and generous to a fault. He would give you the shirt off of his back, even when you would rather that he keep it on!
For the second time in as many weeks, I type the phrase, "He is a character, but he is my character."
My thoughts go out to Ron and I hope that yours will, too!
Guns (I Know. Again.)
Today, advocates and lobbyists for and against stricter gun regulation in America, testified before Congress.
National Rifle Association shill, Wayne LaPierre, opened our eyes by explaining that [paraphrasing] "... background checks are useless, because criminals do not submit to background checks."
Mr. LaPierre has made it so simple for us to understand.
Laws are useless, because criminals do not obey the law.
How did we Liberals not see this before?
What LaPierre actually demonstrated was, he is either utterly clueless, or he just doesn't give a fuck.
The Blog's money is on the latter.
Right-wing mouth piece, Gayle (who the fuck is she?) Trotter, spewed this... um... interesting bit of testimony in favor of the AR-15.
This has gotten The Blog thinking.
The aforementioned Mr. LaPierre, in his "Everything is responsible for gun violence, except guns" speech, laid a whole lot of blame at the feet of Hollywood movies and television.
After hearing Ms. Trotter's testimony, The PC thinks that there may be something to LaPierre's claim.
While the scenario that Ms. Trotter lays out in defense of high capacity assault weapons happens several times a week in prime time television, it happens in the real world, pretty much, never.
Did Adam Lanza watch too many episodes of "Law & Order?"
Has Gayle Trotter seen too many episodes of "Criminal Minds?"
On the other side of the argument...
If you can not watch the testimony of Gabriel Giffords without tearing up, at least, a little bit...
Then you have the soul of one of the zombies from "The Walking Dead."
Speaking of Clueless, Soulless, or Just Plain Not Giving a Fuck
Check out this Teapublican's theory about children who receive Welfare.
Just a couple of quick hits...
To end on, as they say, a lighter note...
Here is a collection of amazingly funny cat videos.
See you tomorrow night!