February 27th, 2003


RIP Fred "Mister" Rogers

"Mister" Rogers died of stomach cancer early this morning at his Pittsburgh home.

OK, you know, say what you will about Fred...say that he was weird, say that he was queer, say that he was scary. Any and all may be true. However, this is also someone I respect, for one very simple reason: this is a guy with a vision that I agreed with, and who stuck to his guns in the face of change. He wanted to reach kids, help them, teach them, and chose to do it through television. 32 years, he did this, and in all of it, did he resort to anything 'popular' or flashy? No. He kept with his idea, and presented a safe, non-threatening, non-trendy atmosphere, wrote his own little songs, did a bunch of the puppetry himself...and presented a show that made a child actually pay attention and LISTEN. How many 'children's shows' do that anymore? Hell, even Sesame Street started giving in to popular culture.

So sleep well, Fred. You earned it. Welcome to the final neighborhood.


Apparently, this is to be the new World Trade Center.

Sorry, but, to me, it just looks like a bunch of broken towers...which sorta seems in bad taste, as well as kinda dopey. Still, no accounting for taste. Hell, I don't have to see them.
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Axioms Of Masculity

gothkittyn sent me an e-mail describing what things would be like "If Men Ruled The World...". I had to share a few of these, as they gave me a good laugh:

2. Breaking up would be a lot easier. A smack to the butt and a "Nice hustle, you'll get'em next time" would pretty much do it.

7. Regis and Kathy Lee would be chained to a cement mixer and pushed off the Golden Gate Bridge for the most lucrative pay-per-view event in world history.

10. Tanks would be far easier to rent.

12. When a cop gave you a ticket, every smart-aleck answer you responded with would actually reduce your fine. As in: Cop: "You know how fast you were going?" You: "All I know is, I was spilling my beer all over the place." Cop :"Nice one, That's $10.00 off".

17. The victors in any athletic competition would get to kill and eat the losers.

18. It would perfectly legal to steal a sports car, as long as you returned it the following day with a full tank of gas.

19. Instead of a fancy, expensive engagement ring, you could present your wife-to-be with a giant foam hand that said "You're #1!".

22. The funniest guy in the office would get to be CEO.

23. "Sorry I'm late, but I partied last night", would be an acceptable excuse for tardiness.

Where Are They Now?

You know, it's always sort of odd to look up someone you think is cool, and find out they are complete loonies.

Take Amelia Kinkade, for example. Yes, I'm quite aware that no one out there knows who I'm talking about...and if you do, well, you just earned cool points in my book. Ms. Kinkade was an actress who didn't do much. In fact, other than the horror flick "Night Of The Demons" (and sequels 2 and 3, and yes I own all of them), her appearances have been a few TV episodes and some uncredited 'dancer' parts (in 'Road House', for one). Kinda sad for the niece of actress Rue McClanahan, and someone that was formerly a professional jazz dancer and choreographer, with years of dance training under some big names.

Still, not that I cared...after all, I'm a huge fan of bad movies, and the 'Night of the Demons' films are definitely that. Add to that my normal preoccupation with dark but attractive goth-like chicks, and you can see why I always thought she was a hottie. Well, on a lark, today I decided to see what ever became of her. Imagine my surprise to find that not only did she basically abandon movies (not that I blame her), but also discovered that she is now works as an "animal communicator" (claiming to have a psychic ability to speak with animals).

Yep, you heard right. "Animal Psychic".

*ahem* Huh-wha?

Well...shattered THAT image, I can tell you that. She has a website, AmeliaKinkade.com, but it doesn't appear to be working at the moment, which is probably a good thing. I don't think I could look at it just this moment. I'm still trying to reconcile the loony animal psychic with the scary demon chick I always had the hots for.
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Maybe Tomorrow

I have a movie review to write, namely for The Rules Of Attraction, but I'm not going into it tonight. I've already been through a long day (of playing 'Mafia', admittedly), and a long evening (of fixing Di's machine AGAIN...hopefully for the last time), and now I have the choice between telling you about a flick, or jumping into bed with the good-lookin' chick...sorry, check that, the good-lookin' NAKED chick in my bed.

Easy choice. Night, all.
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