We have another sports team going for a championship though as of this writing they are down in the series 3 games to 2. I used to follow hockey back in the '60's and 70's. I had the privilege of watching Bobby Orr play. As far as I'm concerned the greatest hockey player ever. Of course I'm being a homer when I say that. I forgot what an exciting event the Stanley Cup playoffs are. The Bruins haven't won the cup since 1972.
Today, Sunday, the weather is cool topping out at 60 or so. It's overcast and drizzly. Not a great day but I don't care I'm not working today. I hate working Sundays. Massachusetts was the last state in the country to allow big stores to open on Sunday. This was about 1985 I think. People in the Boston area would drive to nearby New Hampshire on Sundays because their stores were open, not to mention that New Hampshire didn't have and still doesn't have a sales tax. Of course the two states are different. New Hampshire is very rural. There are as many people in Boston as there are in the entire State of New Hampshire more or less. When I was growing up until 1985 Sunday was a very quiet and peaceful day. I do miss it. Anyway I am off and I took a lady friend out to breakfast this morning. After our meal we frequented a local warehouse type store. I guess it's sort of like a Wal-Mart though I have never been in one. I have my reasons for not going into Wal-Mart. Let's just say I don't like them. I admit that I do like this store. It's really no frills but contains just about anything you're looking for from tenderloin steak to fishing rods. I did find it amusing at what I saw as I walked in. Right next to a section that had glass cases full of jewelery were four large bins full of watermelons. Now that's cross merchandising!
Your tax dollars at work dept.
I suppose he took a lot of crap growing up because of his last name. Still, despite his name he had managed to get himself to congress. Yes I'm talking about the congressman from New York State, Anthony Weiner. It is an unfortunate name. At least these days. Imagine if he was born a girl and his parents had a sense of humor and named him Heidi.
This man is obviously full of himself and and not very bright. Sure with today's technology doing what he did was easy but it's also just as easy to have this stuff discovered. And what did Mr. Weiner do when, if you'll pardon the expression, he was exposed. Deny and lie. It's what they do when they are caught red handed, so to speak. This whole thing just lends itself to endless jokes. What makes it worse is that he's a married man. If he were single and just admitted to it right away as being a stupid, thoughtless thing to do especially when you're a high profile government figure we could have all had a chuckle over it, made our jokes and it would fade into the past though I think this would have been one of the more amusing political goofs of the new century. Believe me I am restraining myself from using some of the words and phrases that are available. Think Al Pacino as Scarface, "Say hello to my little friend." I don't know if I'll ever be able to have another hot dog on the Fourth of July. Here's a clip from one of my favorite show called Mystery Science Theater. It's a silly but funny show that ran about 9 years. The character on the show would take only the most awful movies that they could find, as long as they were in the public domain, and sit and watch and just crack wise, tearing the movie apart. I always found it very amusing. It didn't have to be a feature length movie. The made fun government films, such as the famous "Duck and Cover" film from the '50s made for school children. Here in the U.S. during the '50s and '60s there was constant worry about a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. It told children that in the event of an attack to get under the desk if they were in school and if they were on the street they were to drop to the ground and cover themselves with their coats. I guess if was summer, too hot for a coat, you were shit out of luck. It's hard to believe they thought this would make the public feel more secure. Any way Here's a short clip from MST3000. It comes from a school home economic film. It applies to Mr. Weiner.
OK I've gone on long enough. Time for supper. Hold the mustard.
I'm outta here.