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Create your boo’s Valentine card with luv’

Create your boo’s Valentine card with luv’

Who would have imagined the initials V.D. would be so revered? It’s February 14th… Join me in celebrating the kick ass pagan holiday (actually, it’s more of an ancient fertility festival thingy) called Lupercalia: which gave way to the modern version of Valentine’s Day. Damn right! It’s that time of year one needs to prove one’s romantic prowess by sending a teddy bear or pajamagram to one’s betrothed, apple of one’s eye, or “it’s complicated” F.B…That kind of unique holiday. Oh yea. What other modern holiday emphasizes displaying physical affection in its most primitive form? I ask you, how many people indulge in foreplay and romantic liaisons on Arbor Day? Not too many, lest ye take “getting wood” literally, but I digress. So, greeting card companies want us to immerse ourselves in the opulent, titillating (that’s right, I said “tit”) world which Hallmark and Madison Ave. commercialization have hijacked…because of these ridiculously over-priced cards – probably written by introverted, bordering on nutty people sitting in cubicles – you can savor newly found sensual and erotic freedom in expressing yourself (with other people’s words) and be as confident in doing so as saucy “working girls” plying their trade at an upscale Parisian brothel. If that’s not showing confidence in L’Amore, what does? Be that as it may, I refuse to pay over five bucks for a piece of mass produced paper that uses possessive pronouns to express my feelings written by nutty people who don’t know me. So I’m making a nice Valentine’s Day card for my wife out of recycled waffle boxes, Chinese menus, and a Sharpie (thus, helping Mother Earth.) Now I must bustle! So, the dog and I wish you a great day! Valentine’s Day. National Organ Donor Day (which is also February 14th). No matter what day you celebrate today, go forth and enjoy! Enjoy it as much as lustily consuming a big, succulent, bulging cream-filled cannoli. And yes, I’m aware of the symbolism of cream filled cannoli and organ in the same post. Just keepin’ it real folks, just keepin’ it real. 

Do not eat Tide Soap Pods. It’s stupid.

Do not eat Tide Soap Pods. It’s stupid.

Normally, I try not being an a**hole (unless justified of course.)

And I would not usually castigate a person for (calmly and respectfully) expressing his or hers views.

So, if you castigate a person for (calmly and respectfully) expressing his or hers views on a subject, situation, or circumstance, you could very well be an a**hole too.

Not in all instances, but sometimes.

However, not in this situation.

We The People must speak the Hell out about an act that takes stupidity to high-art…So I defy you to give any credence to/defend this act as “kids being kids” or it being a “fad” or people “just looking for their fifteen minutes of fame” BS.
Who in their right mind would eat a chemically laced soap pod? A poisonous soap pod.
If you willing put alcoholethoxy sulfate, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate or propylene glycol (just a few of the toxins in Tide Soap Pods) in your mouth, you’re pretty much an a**hole.
Personally, I’d rather eat butternut squash – raw- than a Tide Soap Pod. (And that’s saying something!)

Stop making stupid people famous for doing really stupid things. 

A new year and a new start

Positive vibes for the new year

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality” – Plutarch  I agree, and I also think that to better to know oneself is to better know our world. Look at oneself from the outside in, and maybe we’ll better understand our world. As we embark on this new year, I want to share this with you: my thoughts…Continue Reading

Elections in the US

Post Election Observations

My post election observation and thoughts (after hearing “the word on the street” AND reading social media posts): In my opinion, MOST politicians are not really “working for the people” as they claim, nor care to. They don’t really care about YOU. Only your money and curbside appeal. Remember that. They’re working to line their…Continue Reading

Father’s Day and libraries

What is Fathers Day Anyway

What is Father’s Day anyway? Just another day (to me.) OK. I’ll be honest and open and wish a very Happy Father’s Day to MY most loyal, devoted, always-there (except Sundays because he was closed) “father.”  My father was a brick & mortar kinda guy…a dad who opened up the world and broadened my emotional…Continue Reading

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Dr. Seuss birthday

Dr. Seuss birthday

  I LIKE OLD SCHOOL. Big props to one of my fav story tellers. It’s the birthday of Theodor Geisel, street name: “Dr. Seuss.” If he was alive today, he would pimp-slap the living s**t outta society – starting with YOU! Yes, you…who propagate the BS that’s crumbling civil discourse. He’d be like, “yo, Mofos,…Continue Reading

For the love of winter

For the love of winter

An invigorating dog walk along the East River soothes the soul and eases the mind when its overloaded with negative stimuli brought on by life’s external forces – and then compounded by its confluence of the many modes of communication (or lack thereof.) So a vigorous stroll and an afternoon coffee often does the trick…Continue Reading

John Lennon Happy Birthday

John Lennon Happy Birthday

October 9th, is a very cool day for Musickind: John Winston Lennon bopped into this world and gave us some of the most profound lyrics and tunage – ever! He’s a complex personality who (like most of us) wrestled with demons. Regardless, he was a person who touched the world with his words. There are…Continue Reading

International Happy Day

Don't worry, be happy

It’s International Happy Day! Seriously, it’s actually been decreed by the U.N. (The only administratively positive action of note they’ve done lately.) So, in light of the way things are going in our world currently, I’m going to accentuate the “Happy Side” of life today: I’m happy that I have a lovely (understanding, patient) wife.…Continue Reading

Marriage and The Bachelor

Marriage and The Bachelor

Watching The Bachelor is tantamount to getting a root canal from a drunken Edward Scissorhands (with Freddy Krueger as the dental hygienist – both gacked out on an opium jag.) KrAzY and not fun. I’m all about fun and frolic and have a healthy relationship with my good humored wife. Thankfully, I’m a happily married…Continue Reading

Read a Book Instead of Taking Debate

Read a Book instead of watching debates.

Are you sick of the debates? Sick of politics? SICK OF ALL POLITICAL DEBATES? Me too. So, I’m attempting to not watch any more debates (until after the conventions.) Best defense against being emotionally ravaged by today’s political debacle: Read. Be informed. READ MORE! Especially books on history and other cultures.   It’ll open your eyes. Every…Continue Reading

Scrooge you Holiday Music Haters

Scrooge you Holiday Music Haters

Tis the season in which to get in tune: So please don’t be a Scrooge, downer, or intolerant for the remainder of this year, especially when it comes to holiday tunes. There’s more to this month than meets the eye. At this time of the season, I try to respect others who possess a holiday…Continue Reading

BOAT SHOW DREAMS AND SUNSETS

BOAT SHOW DREAMS AND SUNSETS

“Thar she blows!” What was the mariner thinking (or doing) who first bellowed that? …When I was a kid, that seaman’s proclamation made me titter. Speaking of which, the word “titter” still makes me titter. There are many nautical terms, mariners’ cries, and sea shanties that spew forth double entendres, stimulating the senses, continually confounding…Continue Reading

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