Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Found in a bath tub

What I find sad is that, at the end of the day, Whitney Houston's death has potential to outshine her talent.  Not possible, you say?  Just as Mama Cass is remembered for choking on her lunch (some say ham sandwich, others say a chicken leg), Jim Morrison oding in the bathtub, and Kurt Cobain committing suicide, Whitney will be reduced to being found with her head submerged under water, feet up, in a hotel bath tub the night before the Grammys, after mixing a deadly cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol.  And cue music......Didn't we almost have it all?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Profound thought I had while wandering....

OH my, it's been awhile!

As I walked down the hall at work on the way to the loo or photocopy room (both equally exciting in their own way), I realized - Jesus was the original zombie.  Go figure.....

Friday, April 2, 2010


Things I am currently tired of....

1. Celebrities who are famoused for .....what?

The Kardashians. Jon and Kate. Speidi. Lauren Conrad. The entire cast of Jersey Shore. Why do we insist on making these average people into celebrities? What have they done to warrant the money and/or attention? Why can't they all live on an island and cannibalise one another -or would that become a reality show?

2. Stars dying after long public battles with drugs

Corey Haim and Brittan Murphy are the two new members of a the OD club - a membership you don't live to see. Now we are all sadly waiting, watching to see if Lindsay makes this exclusive club whose membership includes Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson, River Phoenix.

3. Cheating spouses

Tiger Woods and Jesse James have caused us to ask the golden question - why get married? What hurts more, perhaps, is that it is with multiple partners. If one stung, 14 must just leave you numb.

4. The "other" woman telling "her" side

Seriously, what do you hope to accomplish by telling us why you slept with a married man? A reality show? Photo spread? Your own porn flick? Seriously, if you are going to cheat, do it with a hooker who is paid to be discreet....otherwise, you'll be paying for it for the rest of your life.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Tiger in bed

So Tiger Woods has been caught with his pants down as it was revealed to all the world that he cheated on his wife with a twenty-something cocktail waitress. Pardon me as I yawn through the cliches. Another idol/sports star/American icon engaging in the age-old tradition of an extra-marital affiar. Some are outraged, saying he has failed his fans. That he should loose his sponsors. That he is an embarrassment.

Um, get a life? I am not saying that what he did was okay - he screwed around on his wife. Whats quite sad, in my mind, is that he did it during her pregnancies (not one child but two)- so he had his cake and ate out too. Yea, its disappointing when you see someone who has it all, and seems like he deserves it, basically shit it away with poor choices; however, should he now be vilified?

When I was growing up, I adored Jimmy Steward (which is a bit odd on its own, I know); and my mom used to give me grief because he was a fighter pilot in WWII and supported the bombing of Hiroshima. Or she would tell me how the cardigan-wearing crooner Bing Crosby used to beat his kids. I remember telling my mom that what I appreciated and admired about Jimmy and Bing wasn't the person but their unique talent. Were they douche bags? Maybe, I don't know; however, were they talented? Without question.

So Tiger cheated on his wife. Repeatedly. Should I care? Should I question his character and make a judgement? Or should I spend some time thinking about how many soldiers have died in Afghanastan and leaving the judging to Elin? I think you have your answer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mantrums and tears

Jon Glosselin's twenty-two year old girlfriend told The Insider that daddy dearest Jon is fond of mantrums, that he likes to take his anger and frustrations out on her.....oh, what a keeper! She is quoted as as saying, I don't want to leave him all alone," she says. "At the end of the day, I love him but I dislike him at times. When I love someone I would never hurt them." Okay, think about what you just said, sweetie. When you love someone I would never hurt them - so why be with someone who hurts you? Ah, to be twenty-two again and have your whole life ahead of you, dating a selfish man-boy - I am jealous!

I then read that Corey Feldman is reeling after his wife of seven years filed for divorce. He released the following statement to the press: "Corey is deeply hurt and saddened by this unexpected change in their relationship, and has done nothing to contribute to the demise of the marriage." Okay, thats a weird statement, its as if he is professing his innocence as everyone will assume that the 80s child star, former BFF of Michael Jackson and Corey Haim, would be the root of the problem. Granted, I didn't give the poor boy much credit considering his drug-ridden past -but a cat can change its stripes. Maybe its that they met while he was "starring" on The Surreal Life" at a club that made me think it wouldn't work. Maybe it was when they had MC Hammer officiate the ceremony - how can anyone take that seriously? Maybe it was when the two Coreys starred in their own reality show - gawd, that would put a strain on anyone's marriage. It is sad when love doesn't triumph-and I mean that sincerely.

Perhaps Corey and Jon can become roommates - that's my answer to manturms and tears, because misery does love company. Oh, and then they could make a reality show too, cuz you gotta keep the income coming in.....child support and all.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Classic example of bad parenting

Dear Dad

What were you thinking? How did performing a circumcision on your defenceless four year old son with a razor and no freezing agent seem like a good idea? Of all the things to get in your crazy head - this is it? So, after a series of misfortunes, you decide that the only way to make things right with God is to circumcise you and your son -really? Was there no fattened calf to offer at the alter?

What I don't get is how, after botching your own (penis turned black, only able to cut half of the foreskin off, can't stop bleeding) you decide to still circumcise your son. I loved that you researched this on the Internet, read the bible and listened to the radio to learn how to perform this surgery. And it was very considerate of you to ask your 4 year old if you could perform this procedure as we all know how rational children are at that age, especially when you promise ice cream and being allowed to watch any movie the child desires for a week. Hell, I'd say yes!

And your defence is religious freedom. Here is my thought: go ahead and do what you want to your body. Feel free to cut off whatever piece you think God may want -slice away! However, hands off your son. I am wondering where mom was during all this because I have to say that if this happened in my house....yea, it wouldn't have. Said man would have been kicked to the curb with his trusty bible way before we would have gotten to the planning stage.

In the future, if in doubt, ask yourself: What would Jesus do? Because I have to say, I don't think he would have done that....I really don't.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Family - gotta love them

If I was Billy Baldwin, I would be a bit pissed at my sister-in-law, Mackenzie, for sharing her deep dark secret on national television with tv-guru Oprah because it thrusts everyone into the spotlight, and causes tongues to wag in unwanted directions . What does one gain by coming foward with the news that she had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship with her father (also known as incest); and how does this effect the other siblings? If you are her sister, you have to make it crystal clear that this had nothing to do with you and either support her claims or adamently deny them. Then this can add more fuel to the media machine....perfect! Does anyone have a book coming out? Why yes! An album? Perhaps? How about some acting gigs? Ga-ching! As you tab the tears with kleenex in one hand, make sure to hold up your new book with the other!

Did it happen? I don't know - I wasn't there. What does concern me is that the other person involved is this deep dark secret died 8 years ago; and, as we all know, dead men don't tell tales. All I do know is that holidays just got a whole lot more complicated for the Baldwins.....