August 18th, 2004

Worship Chaos

Upcoming

The weekend should be eventful. Friday evening, looks like we are hooking up with aardammit and his lady to take a tour of the "Shanghai Tunnels" of Portland Underground. Ol' P-land had a very nasty rep, 150 years ago, for being one of the worst places, where you were likely to get kidnapped and sold into slavery. This tour is of some of those underground areas, etc....looks like an absolute scream.

Saturday, of course, in a long overdue 'bad movie' gathering. Dunno if anyone is actually making it, but I know jahnji will be here, and that's always a good time. Sometime during that day, phoenxbutterfly should be stopping by, which will be cool since I haven't seen her in ages.

Speaking of her, she was in a dream I had last night...Collapse )
  • Current Music
    Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonight
Typing

Black Vodka

I'm not much for vodka. Even as a mixer, it's just not my thing...only in rare occasions will I drink it (like sitting around with discordian's Dad, eating Russian cooking).

But this stuff would be fun to have around, if only to make people wonder: Blavod Black Vodka. Yep, it's not clear, it's black. Besides, I have to give props to their ad department for the quasi-erotic commercial.
  • Current Music
    Flogging Molly - Black Friday Rule
Getting Old (Suckage)

Food?

Man, there is approximately dick in this house for lunch. Choice between home-made nachos or shrimp ramen...I'm thinking the chips 'n salsa is winning.
  • Current Music
    Genitorturers - Sin City (KMFDM Remix)
Wrong!

Another Case Of A Bad Apple Spoiling The Bunch

So, some guy in Washington (the state) got a vanity tag, couple years back, that says "GOTMILF". OK, fine, we all know what that means. Two years later, the cancelled and revoked the plate, because of a whopping 2 complaints. Two. As in more than one and less than three.

The reasons they finally gave for all this was that he had given false/misleading information on his application, where he claimed it stood for "Manual Inline Lift Fluctuator," some kind of automotive part. Later, when confronted about it, his claim was that was a present to his wife, standing for "got married into Lisa's family". OK, these were lame (along with the other possibilities he listed on his response), and thus, the Department of Licensing didn't buy that or his assertion that the plate was within his First Amendment rights.

But, come on...2 fucking complaints in two years? Does this sound like a problem? This is the shit I talk about constantly...that we've become such a whiny, pussified, litigious society, that people in power we'd rather act on the tiniest complaint than learn to deal. And what does that teach us? it teaches us that whining gets your way...and soon, you whine about everything. This is NOT the way to run a species, kids.

Guess what? Freedom means sometimes you have to put up with things you aren't fond of. Freedom doesn't mean complete freedom for YOU. I think a lot of people forget that little factoid. Freedom here means we all gotta live, work, and deal together. I'm not so much supporting this guy's right to have his (mildly) offensive license plate, as I am denouncing the system's reaction to what is, in all fairness, one step from the tiniest fraction of the population you could get. In two years, PLENTY of other people have seen this plate...I think two complaints is nothing.

If this were me? OK, fine, I'd turn in the tag...and then paint "GotMILF?" right on the back of the trunk lid, or on the bumper.

Damn The Man.