Hey look. I'm just vamping here until I can remember what I was going to originally write about. Well maybe it will come to me.
Here's something for you Masterpiece Theater buffs. I found this video that featured a dramatic recreation of The Battle of Pearl Harbor. Great Theater! It was quite moving.
Maybe others have mentioned this as I have not been around for a bit, but you must be aware of the big fuss made over those airport scanners. The guy in San Diego left his video running on his phone as the TSA agent was going to give him a pat down. The pat downs now are very "hands on" as in hands on everything. This is tied in with the backlash to those airport scanners which essentially show you naked. We had a dust up very recently here in Boston where people were upset about a choice between getting groped or essentially standing naked in front of a stranger. See normally groping would be considered a sexual assault, unless it's done by the government. Well suddenly yesterday The head of the TSA here in Boston said that the machines could be altered to make someones body appear as a stick figure. Anything hidden would stick out. There's a joke there. So let's see. They skipped the idea of using stick figures in the first place, and went with, "What the hell! lets look at 'em naked!" I have a friend who is a stick figure and he's very offended at the stick figure choice!
In the meantime all cargo loaded on a passenger flight goes largely unchecked. In the meantime you as a citizen might be pulled aside because the scanner picked up a stick of gum you left in your pocket. We are spending more and more money on smaller and smaller risks not to mention the amount of aggravation it causes to citizens. To sum up. It seems the plan to protect us at airports offers two choices. Having a stranger look at you naked or, getting felt up by the government. It would make a good game show.
"Welcome to, NAKED! or GROPING! Here's your host...Charley Sheen!"
Maybe they could post a sign at the checkpoint. "Won't see London. Won't see France. Unless we see your underpants."
All of this naked talk dovetails with what I heard on the radio this morning. Fox Television is banning the butt of Homer Simpson. You will no longer have to endure the sight of Homers yellow hindquarters.. Now I honestly don't have the whole story in fact that's all I really have. This show has been on for 20 years. It's Fox's oldest show. I wasn't aware of any problems that can be linked to Homer's yellow ass.
What about other cartoon characters? Does Porky Pig wear pants? I can't remember. Mickey Mouse has pants but his buddy Donald Duck doesn't. Do we have to put pants on Donald Duck! And the same goes for Daffy Duck. No pants. Bugs Bunny. No pants. Did somebody complain about Homers butt? Was someone offended? It's a cartoon! Who knows? Maybe something really big was going down. Maybe the threat posed by Homer's butt would have caused a great disaster but it was caught in time, before it was too late. Maybe the truth will come out in 50 years.
Well I'm still not sure what I was originally going to write about and it's taken me a couple of days to start and finish this. At least the news provided me with something. I'm done for now.
I'm outta here.