March 26, 2006

Spicolli Remains on the Cutting Edge of American Revulsion

Just when it seemed like the forces of tolerance would make me become just another average citizen in spite of my best efforts, the University of Minnesota Sociology Department releases a study showing that atheists are the least trusted minority in the United States.

From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in ôsharing their vision of American society.ö Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.

Yeah, that's right worse than Muslims! Worse than Mexicans! Worse than gays! I'm an outlaw just because I choose to eliminate any mysticism or superstition from my thinking.

Oh well, at least I have a way to get out of being set up on blind dates at the office.

Posted by Spicolli at 5:04 PM

March 22, 2006

Random Thoughts : I

I was watching the movie "Delirious" yesterday. I like John Candy... sad to see a decent comic talent go in Momma Cass fashion. One thing I noticed were all of the currently-dead people in a movie that's barely 15 years old. John Candy (Heart Attack), Raymond Burr (Liver Cancer), Charles Rocket (Suicide), Jerry Orbach (Prostate Cancer), Tony Steedman (?). What got me thinking is that I remember watching my grandmother watch movies from back in the "good ole days" and noticing that all of the stars that she grew up watching on the big screen are now pretty much dead. Am I getting old now or was this movie cursed in the same manner that Poltergeist, The Exorcist, or The Crow were cursed? Hell, even Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed an actual demon was living in the celluloid reels of The Exorcist. Who can dispute logic like that? Speaking of disputing faith-based claims: Members of the Triumph Learning and Worship Center for Life in Alabama, want to share a modern day miracle with the public. The church was flooded by Hurricane Katrina; causing some drywall in the building to buckle into an image that church members believe is Jesus Christ himself on the cross. (Yawn!) So now the all-star bible cast is making 21st century appearances (standing room only) in variously weird places like walls and breakfast bar crumbs? If it's not being sold on E-Bay, the price of admission still applies I'm sure. Truth be told, I believe that the Lord almighty knows BS when he sees it. Now once when I was a kid, I poured a bowl of Alphabits and in a strange coincidence, the letters spelled out "I can lay your body out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces, or we can talk", but I was too smart as to believe Satan himself had graced my cereal. Anyway, back to the wall... It gets better... they framed the markings and now people line up every day to touch it, and several people claim they've been healed. "One young man that belonged here was scheduled to go on dialysis. The next week, he laid his hand there on the wall on the image, went to the doctor and they said they can't see where, why, how.", Exclaimed Pastor Ella Roberts. "From touching that, my eyesight began to clear up completely," said Benita Bogan. Somehow I doubt that the EPA would recommend mass crowds gathering to touch a stagnant moldy surface. Well, without further adu, I'd like to share with you this "miracle":

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Sheetrock Jesus or just a random pattern of wrinkled moldy filth?
You decide!

Now, I've been doing some drywall clearing out myself, and I'd like to share with you what I believe is the image of a reincarnated cross bur... I mean loving group that also promotes traditional american values and heritage preservation... straight from my wall, I bring you this miracle, which is pretty much undeniable:

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It's no miracle really, I mean, my hometown was 86% Caucasian anyway. BTW, I touched it and got a nasty rash... hallelujah!

Posted by Reese at 3:55 PM

March 12, 2006

Senator Russ does it again

Feingold to call forárare presidentialácensure. I hope that in investigating this censure, we find out Bush got a blow job so this can be stepped up to impeachment, but the censure is a good start.

Posted by Spicolli at 3:12 PM

March 7, 2006

WhatsUp?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said he doesn't believe Iraq is in a civil war. He claims that the media is "exaggerating" the deaths and violence going on there. Somehow, I find it harder and harderd to believe either the Bush administration nor the media... however the media may have a slight edge of credibility.

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Geez, no need to brag, Rummy! Well, then again, you're probably exaggerating yourself.

Posted by Reese at 3:57 PM

March 6, 2006

We Need To Get the Marines Back To Build Levees

U.S. Marines Wall in Iraqi City With Sand

Posted by Spicolli at 12:11 AM

March 5, 2006

A Good Reason to Doubt Reports that the Economy is Doing Well.

From the Democratic Underground

Another argument is that the wealthiest 20 percent of American families account for roughly 40 percent of consumer spending, spending roughly 4.5 times as much as the lowest 20 percent, something Citigroup's chief U.S. equities strategist Tobias M. Levkovich pointed out in a recent report. The implication: This group isn't going to run out of money anytime soon. If a healthy economy depends on the wealthiest Americans continued spending on $200 haircuts and $500 seven-ply cashmere sweaters, we can all rest easy.

Posted by Spicolli at 11:57 PM

March 3, 2006

Brian finds the fifth blog he likes today

From Richard's Friend, Sister Reyna Terror...

here's a short list of affectionate nicknames for the City Too Scrappy Not to Love:

1) Fema Town

2) Stinkoville

3) Land O' Fun

4) Hell's Toolshed

5) Moldberg

6) Death's Little Cottage By the Sea

7) City of Litter & Onions

8) God's Used Tampon

9) Village of Crazy Hope

10) Land of Opportunity

11) Ti-Jean's Junk & Bait Shop

12) Place de Toits Bleus

13) Stadt der Angst

14) Land of Joy, Gold, and Candy...um...and Money

15) Boţte d'Enfer

16) Hotel Purgatario

17) Hobotown

and last but not least,

18) Newer Orleans

Posted by Spicolli at 9:27 PM

Thought I'd lighten the mood...

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You're a cunt, cunt , cunt, continuous source of inspiration!

Posted by Reese at 8:55 AM

March 1, 2006

Make Way Small Timers...

Oh yeah... Finally got my WWW.IMDB.COM posting for my extra part in "Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers". Woo Hoo! Originally aired October 16, 2004, it featured such phenomenal stars as Alan Thicke and Kirk Cameron (Who's only wee tall in person, but big on screen, baby!). On Sunday, October 17th (the following evening), I was at an ESPN Nationally Televised NFL (Saints Vs. Minnesota) Game... so technically, I may have been on twice that weekend. Take that 20th Century Fox, for not casting me in Runaway Jury when I adhered to the casting call... we all know which movie grossed more, now don't we? Hell, I didn't like the John Grisham crap script anyway... I picked something more challenging for an actor of my caliber! So, goodbye losers... Time to find out who my REAL friends are. Yup, my phone will be ringing off the hook with movie offers any minute now. Yes, any minute I'll have all of the lines lit up. Gonna need an accountant to manage my millions and a secretary to schedule my life... now that I'm in "The Biz" you know. Yup.. just waiting by the phone... waiting... waiting...

P.S. My "acting" credit has to have more weight than Spicolli's filmography creds, right??!!

Posted by Reese at 1:02 PM

Media Hype

Now I don't attempt to get caught up in the media hype.. entertainment matters and such.. as much as I can avoid. But, reading stuff at MediaMatters.Org has really shed light on just how skewed, biased, and even blatantly nonfactual supposed "NEWS" channels can be. I mean, the Enquirer probably has a better fact-checker on staff than Fox News. Recenlty, Kieth Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly have had spats against each other. O'Reilly actually petitioned MSNBC to cancel Olbermann as host and bring back Phil Donahue. First off, why would anyone care about another network's ratings dropping... wouldn't that be to his benefit? Second, he actually lied about the ratings being lower than when Donahue had the show. Thirdly, I found it interesting that O'Reilly's average viewer age is 68.5 years old. MY GOD! If that's average, then there are either a lot of nursing homes that only get Fox News, or that old neolithic conservative-style of thinking may be a dying breed (literally!) Let's see.. those same old geezers are probably the kind that (in the back of their mind) wish that Hitler may have won and spread the Aryan nation to the corners of the globe. The same peeps who probably miss the "good ole days" back when they had their own segregated water fountain, toilets, and voting rights. I don't know much Olbermann's show, but I do remember him being quick witted and entertaining back in his ESPN days. In conclusion, what bothers me about people like O'Reilly and "News" channels like Fox News is the chance that they may actually convince or persuade people to believe their warped sense of reality. That's the part that really scares me, considering the types of people and levels of intelligence of Americans (No offense, America, but not mentioning Bush, you've made some shit dumb decisions in my short lifetime.)

Another Note: New Orleans Rebuilding
I've stumbled across an old postcard depicting proposed bridges back in the first half of last century. The first bridges built were the Old Spanish Trail (now Highway 90) bridge and the 5-Mile Highway 11 Bridge near the Slidell / New Orleans Border. Both of those old bridges were practically untouched by Hurricane Katrina's wrath, while the newer I-10 span, located in between the other two, was ripped to shreds and took months to repair. Now the Pontchartrain Causeway was originally proposed to be from Mandeville to West End (in New Orleans). It is, of course, from Mandeville to Metairie instead. Another proposed bridge was from Lacombe to New Orleans, which was a good idea. Why not have another Lake Pontchartrain Bridge from Lacombe to West End? It would make a lot of sense, considering the growth that St. Tammany has had over the past 10 years. Before this new bridge could be complete, the population will only be higher in Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, and around. Where could we save money? Maybe re-use some of the temporary spans on the I-10 that, in the future, will be replaced with permanent concrete spans to match the rest of itself. Just an thought, but not a new one.. just another great idea that one that our recent ancestors had already whipped up.

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Sometimes old school can teach new school a lesson.

Posted by Reese at 10:44 AM