Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Random Thoughts and observations

  1. Several years ago (either the late eighties or early nineties) the slogan for Toyota was "Who Could Ask For Anything More?" In the mid-late nineties Edwin McCain released the song I Could Not Ask For More. With that in mind is McCain writing about a woman or is he a satisfied Toyota owner with an unnatural affection for his vehicle of choice?
  2. In 2006 Survivor (remember them?) released their first new studio album since 1988's Too Hot to Sleep. The album is pretty good, or at least it would have been had it been released in 1989, or maybe 1990 at the latest. An album released in 2006 should not sound like it was released in 1989 or 1990.
  3. I'm currently on another of my Australian music binges. Lately I've found myself listening to Crowded House, The Cruel Sea, Australian Crawl, and a handful of other distinctly Australian bands. I've come to find that there is something about Aussie music that sounds "different" than similar music from the United States. And while it does sound similar, there is something about it that's distinctly different. Oh, and much of it is pretty damn good-- many of us North Americans are missing out.
  4. Over the weekend I rented and watched 10,000 BC. 2 Observations. The leading lady in the film whose name I don't currently know had/has some of the most strikingly beautiful eyes I've ever seen. AAAAAnnnnd, the film was not at all what I was expecting, the only reason I kept watching through to the end was because of the leading lady with the strikingly beautiful blue eyes. Oh and there's some decent violence but it wasn't "ultra" violence and there was no Ludwig van... so Malcolm MacDowell would not have approved.
  5. I'd like to start a presidential campaign a la Richard Pryor's mayoral campaign in Brewster's Millions-- "Vote for None of the Above!" McCain's 2008 Presidential platform is a bit different than his 2000 Presidential platform so there's no telling which McCain we'd actually get and Obama's lack of foreign policy and military experience has me rather leery. Regardless of whether or not we should have gone to Iraq in the first place, we're there now. If we leave before the job is done, chances are we'll have to send our kids or grandkids over to clean up the mess we'd create by pulling out too soon. In other words going in may have been wrong, but pulling out too soon is wrong too... and last I checked 2 wrongs still didn't/don't make a right.

Well I didn't see my shadow but I'm still going to dip back into my hole for a spell.



David Amulet said...

Nice observations.

I'm not entirely excited about either major party candidate, either. I was hoping for a good, true libertarian to get that third party's nod, but instead we get Bob Barr--not my idea of a solid libertarian.


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

well thanks for peaking out for long enough to say hey!

The Phoenix said...

I love Survivor - too bad they never reached their full potential.

I'm going to vote...none of the above!

Where's Ross Perot when you need him???