Not necessarily the news

July 5, 2006 at 12:04 am (Uncategorized)

green.jpgYou know? We really never get around to discussing lofty world issues in here. This occurred to me as I was reading the story of the US soliders charged with raping an Iraqi woman, burning her body and killing her entire family. I thought, ‘huh. That’s goddamn horrible. I wonder what the others think of this.’

It was the same deal when I read about the third severed head popping up down there in Mexico City, where the drug czars are always finding new and exciting ways to keep things lively. I imagined this head sitting on the courthouse steps and thought: ‘huh. I’ll bet the others would have plenty to say about this.’

missilekorea_pic.jpgDitto with the North Korean missile standoff. Will they test their nukes? Will we strike first or try to shoot the sucker down? Will China or Japan step in? Could this lead to an out-and-out nuclear war? I wonder if the others are building bomb shelters and whether or not one of them will let me in.

That’s you: the others. I value your opinions, even when they’re stupid. It’s just that my mind tends to wander toward matters of vomit and sex toys (not necessarily in the same train of thought) than to matters of great, social importance. So, if you feel that I am remiss in neglecting to address issues like the crisis in Gaza City, the World Trade talks, or current foreign policy, feel free to bring it to my attention. I’m listening.

In the meantime, whoa! Three heads in two days, huh? How about that?



  1. LaFlamme said,

    Incidentally, I’m told the North Korean version of the scud is known as the “Nodong missile.”

  2. Mainetarr said,

    They fired 7 missiles so far, those little bastards. And withing moments, the Nodong crapped out, so looks like we are safe for now. Why can’t people, including the US, just stay in their own little countries and mind their own business?

    Other news, ITALY won in the world cup and advance. The Indians–yeah, the CLEVELAND Indians SPANKED the Yankees 19-1. New Jersey is about to shut down because they can’t decide on a budget, so Atlantic City, the Meadowlands and all Goverment offices are closed. Stupid bastards, they lose $2million a day by being stupid.

    Anyone go see any fireworks last night? We saw some from my porch, sounded like they went on forever 9-10pm and the finally was LOUD!!! Anyone shoot off any illegal fireworks? My yahoo neighbors had a better display than Oxford last year, but this year they were all silent.

  3. AO said,

    I went to the fireworks. We ended up going to a friends house the next street over. Their house is up on a hill so, it was perfect. Didn’t have to fight any traffic or hoards of people. We just pulled up, took out our lawn chairs, cracked a beer and….relaxed! Lovely!

  4. Omnius said,

    Fireworks were going off behind me when I went to get into my car last night, and had a bit of a scare because of the high-pitched whistling sound they made while in the air, prior to the explosion. I thought we were being attacked by screamers, or at least TIE Fighters.

  5. AO said,

    I think that this has to be one of THE slowest blogs…ever. No offense, Mark! Just…where the hell is everybody? Out building bomb shelters?

  6. Omnius said,

    I’ve been wondering myself, today, where all the responders went. Seems to be a slow internet day overall, actually.

  7. Bobbie said,

    I’ve been doing housework today. Waiting on guests right now. They should arrive in 20 minutes or so. Going to let the dog greet them first!

  8. AO said,

    Tell them I said “Hi”!

  9. LaFlamme said,

    Yeah, it’s mausoleum quiet in here tonight. Hills and valleys, man.

  10. Omnius said,

    The sad thing is that this is one of the first serious posts in awhile, and no one is here to see it. Coincidence?

  11. LaFlamme said,

    Exactly! I should stick with vomit and other bodily revolts.

  12. Mainetarr said,

    I’m here, if anyone gives a shit. I just don’t know what to write tonight. Any ideas? I know, let’s talk about sex. Anyone getting any?

  13. AO said,

    Not me. How about you, MT?

  14. LaFlamme said,

    Ah, I haven’t been the same since it was explained to me that it’s no longer fornication if you’re married.

  15. Mainetarr said,

    Is Corey still waiting to get old? Remember the Treehugger remark?

  16. Herb said,

    I get it all the time when in Thailand do as the Thai do. Or do as many Thai as I can.

  17. LaFlamme said,

    Yeah, she’s waiting for ME to get old because you perverts were telling her about some study where older men get more lively or some damn thing. Clearly, it was the fat bastard talking.

  18. David Burke said,

    The fireworks were actually kind of nice this year. A quicker tempo than last year. The finale was still kind of lame… but nothing that a few more corporate donations couldn’t rectify.

    It was kind of nice seeing the hoards of locals in the city last night. Not exactly pretty, but nice nonetheless. I’ll never argue against having bands in the streets, pretty much public drinking allowed, and pyrotechnics.

    My only request – kill the power to the ugly high pressure sodium lights on the Longely Bridge. The fireworks will look nicer.

  19. Mainetarr said,

    Hey, don’t blame me. It was the other pervert who said something about sex at 10am, not this pervert. I was too busy refilling glasses to be talking sex. Come on AO, back me up here.

  20. David Burke said,

    Now I read the sex part. No, of course I’m not getting any. I’m married.

  21. Mainetarr said,

    I remember the first time I took Chris to a Liberty Festival. He’s a flatlander, you know, so I had to explain to him what we meant when we talked about all the people with summer teeth. Summer going this way, summer going that way. I thought he was going to die laughing. As long as you stay on the Auburn side, it’s not as bad. For some reason, they are all drunk once you cross the bridge. Drunk or fighting. Heard about a good old fashioned cat fight at the little carnival on the Lewiston side earlier this year. Never a dull moment.

  22. LaFlamme said,

    Fireworks. Sex… puts me in mind of a song. “Sky rockets in flight…. Afternoon delight….”
    That’s all I know.

  23. Mainetarr said,

    David Burke, hmmmm, there is a David Burke, MD–a neurologist who works upstairs from me. You are not him are you???

  24. David Burke said,

    I refuse to answer that question. You’ll just have to ask him ūüôā

    And jeezus, “sky rockets in flight”… I finally got to watch “Anchorman” last night (thanks Netflix!). In it, they (Will Farrell and others) do a version of Afternoon Delight. I laughed until I cried.

  25. LaFlamme said,

    I friggin loved Anchorman. I went to see it at the drive-in after a long ass day driving around the White Mountain. Farrell is great when you’re overtired. Except in Bewitched. That was just tragic.

  26. K2 said,

    I must admit, I thought ‘Anchorman’ blew and turned it off after maybe 30 minutes. ‘Old School’ was pretty funny, though.

    As far as North Korea, I think their isolationism is the cause of their lunacy. Closing borders (and minds) is not a way to move forward and progess as a society. Nationalism is fine, to a degree. But what the N. Koreans need is what helped bring down the Soviets — Elvis, the Beatles and blue jeans. Our American culture can be the slow drip that ultimately erodes away the Korean’s and other closed society’s figurative walls.

    The psycho rapist murderer soldier is just a bad apple. While I was never for going to war in Iraq, I do think a great majority of our troops are behaving with some of the highest standards in the history of warfare. (Granted, shit happens, but it is a fucking war after all.) I just wish we had kept the majority of our forces in Afganistan and focused on bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the real public enemy #1. Remember them? . . .

  27. brenda said,

    I missed the story about the severed head in Mexico city- where did you read that?

  28. Nadine said,

    On the topic of N. Korea — just like Japan bombing Pearl Harbor — Kick us when we’re down…China has lots to do with this, I can feel it. Cowards!

    Off topic: anyone else think we should just scrap the whole NASA crap? Let the Russians have the glory — who cares? We have much need for the money and lots more to worry about these days.

    Screw the Universe! Save Earth! (Whatever, I don’t really care either way, but damn, we waste sooo much money!).

    And Mark, “Not necessarily the news”!!??? I remember that! Good call!

  29. brenda said,

    Nadine, I like that!
    Save the Earth!
    And you are right- we COULD find better uses for the MONEY!

  30. Anonymous said,

    oh, a serious topic & no one shows? And where was I? Fireworks? well there were some I could see off my balcony, between searches for free porn & running down the batteries of some stupid vibrator. How come every porn search seems to lead to ” Mature women teach teens how to____” I’m not interested in teenagers! But that’s what the internet tries to trap you into clicking on…warningwarning: DON”T CLICK ON IT! IT”S A TRAP!

  31. Nadine said,

    Thanks Brenda!

    Damn, I wish I were President, hehe. (I would also change our National Anthem to “America the Beautiful” as it is not militant. But don’t worry! I DO support our troops, I would just rather praise our land then “bombs bursting in air”).

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