Thursday, October 27, 2005

On the Fly (over)

Again, the national media portrays Chicagoans as dumbass hayseeds. Maybe we are.

First of all, until last night, I’d never heard of “Jimbo’s”, the South Side bar where FOX placed a camera to capture the reaction of Sox fans during last night’s Game 4. FOX opened the telecast by ‘interviewing’ a female Sox fan as she bragged about the Sox. The woman they spoke to is the “stereotypical” Chicago woman (an “Antoinette”, I call them*): Heavy set, bleached hair in a manly short cut, obviously a smoker (deep, flemmy voice), not especially attractive.

If the situation were reversed and they were in a Houston bar speaking with a woman, she would be a tall, big-haired attractive blonde, buxom, in a western shirt, possibly wearing a cowboy hat, speaking with the cutest drawl (you know, the one that I threw a perfectly good education away for).

At least we didn’t have any car burnings or rampant vandalism with this championship. I guess a World Series win is not cause for looting, unlike NBA championship. (Subtle racism somewhat intended).
*Chicago men are all “Anthony”, or Ant’ny, as it is pronounced.

Go Go Sox

Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox.  We Cub fans will just have to deal with it; and perhaps learn something from it as well.

Swoopes, there it is !

Sheryl Swoopes is a fantastic basketball player and a role model for not only women athletes, but the rest of us as well.

Her private life is hers.  She’s not breaking any laws in my state, and she’s not denigrating my lifestyle.  

Good luck next season, I say.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Wilma !

It's not that I'm tired of all the hurricanes, and I'm not tired of the hurricane victim stories.

Officials in the Keys and southern Florida ordered people to evacuate. Some did, others did not. What I'm tired of is hearing people on the radio who wouldn't leave as requested complain about the intensity of the storm and say "I didn't think it was going to be that bad". Mind you, these were people who had the means to leave, but chose not to.

You people. I'm tired of you.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

On the Verge...

I believe that I am ready to explode creatively and produce not only an album, but a screenplay as well.

A marketable screenplay.

In the meantime, stay tuned for a multiple post in praise of the 1972-1979 works of Dan Fogelberg.

But first...

Artist James Plakovic gave me a couple of CD's with an eclectic mix of music. One of the tracks was an orchestral arrangement of "Baba O'Riley". I am a huge fan of Pete Townsend (thanks to James) and this is what I must say about that track:

It is often the case that the true genius of an artist is revealed in the interpretation of his works.

Whoever took the time and talent to create this arrangement of Baba is to be cherished and held in awe.

.....As Baba should be.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I am a Total Bastard

The following is sarcasm...I don't really believe this. It's a shame some people take me seriously.

I am not the most sensitive, politically correct guy:

A month ago, Islamist terrorist groups were heralding the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as the righteous wrath of Allah on the spawn of satan that is America. Approximately 1200 people died as a result of those storms.

The earthquake in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan (the summer home of Al Queda) caused over 40,000 deaths.

My God is 40 times more powerful than your god. Deal with it.

On a related, politically incorrect note: That region is prone to earthquakes. You'd think that those governments would have adopted and enforced more stringent building codes so entire apartments, schools, buildings, etc wouldn't turn into dust after a big earthquake. You think people are standing around pointing fingers at their governments for failing to keep the poor safe? Yes, I am a bastard.

Seriously, these people need help. Please help.