OK, call me heartless and insensitive if you must, but I was sick of the crap surrounding the World Trade Center circus LONG ago. But, just when I'd hoped it calmed down, then all the emotional 'one year ago' things hit. Then, the plans for the new buildings went around. Now, it's all about The WTC Memorial. Would you all get over it? 3,000 people died...so what? I'm sorry they died, too, but I didn't know them, any more than I know the millions of people who die every day, all over the world, plenty of which are actually dying for a cause. Christ, makes me want to bomb something more important.
For all of you who think California is too weird to live, I offer up another reason to add to the list. Apparently, LA county doesn't like that computer hard drives are designated 'master' and 'slave', and feel they are offensive and derogatory terms. DO these people not have anything better to do? Well, they elected a partially articulate Austrian as governor, so draw your own conclusions.
Speaking of the Governator, dig it. Arnold Schwarzenegger is definitely bringing a little Hollywood to Sacramento. The newly-installed governor raised eyebrows among some hard-nosed politicos when his office issued a press advisory that for his inauguration, the former action star would be wearing a grey Prada suit and his wife, Maria Shriver, would be dressed in Valentino. A contact number for the governor’s press office was included. "They spent taxpayers’ money to give free publicity to Prada?" fumed one political insider. "What do they think this is, a red carpet?"
Just to end this on a rockin' note, I gotta share a story form one of my fave rockers. Budget Living Magazine asked aging rock babe Joan Jett what was the best bargain she ever got. Her answer: her two massive tattoos, which set her back a mere $400. "My tattoos are works of art that will stay on my body for the rest of my life," the singer told the mag in its upcoming issue. "I’ll gladly pay a few hundred dollars for that. To me, that’s a bargain!" Heh, rock the Hell on, Joan. You kick ass.