Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sexy and 17

As a child, I remember hearing Maurice Chevallier singing 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls' and thinking, 'WTF?'.

These days (and within many circles) such a song would at least raise an eyebrow - unless you're Roy Moore and/or one of his supporters.
(But he lost his Senate seat and is no longer relevant so... moving on.)

Back to that song by the Stray Cats.
I was in high school when that song came out but I remember thinking, 'WTF?!'.
All the cool senior girls liked the song just fine but Bryan Setzer looked to me a bit too old to be dating high school aged girls.
It was the 80's and New Wave was in and the band was living in the UK and they had a different age of consent there so....
Legally I got it, but it just irked me when college guys would come to our high school to look for girls.
It just seemed kind-of creepy.

A few years earlier The Police had a minor hit with 'Don't Stand So Close to Me.'.
Nabocov novel aside, this song didn't seem as creepy.
Sting seemed to try to distance himself from a girl who had a crush on him - it happens.

But these songs have no excuse:

KROQ would play this catchy little ditty but the video was kinda' Catholic Priestish....
The Suburbs 'Music for Boys' seemed like a NAMBLA theme song.
Sure, I liked the song just fine but the cover for the twelve-inch and the video seemed a bit odd.


Then there is this - The Ultimate Creepy Song.
I liked Oingo Boingo and most of their albums.
Heck, I even liked this song.

Again, it was the 80's and Roman Polanski had been in the news for 'Tess' (Which starred a young Natasha Kinsky) so the idea of an old dude with a little girl kind of creeped me out.

The video for 'Little Girls' showcased little women so I never even thought of the song being about pedophilia until my older sister pointed out the meaning behind the lyrics.

This whole #MeToo thing is sometimes ridiculous - I won't even hug a woman at the clubs anymore for fear that they may say that I tried to grope them.
But judging by the songs from my youth - maybe there is something to it.


It Was Bound to Happen

 Church Martin has gotten the go-ahead to open his museum of Chicano Art in my hometown in the city's former central library.

I'm not a smoker and I always favored listening to Cheech and Chong's albums over watching their movies but a Chicano Art Museum in Southern California seems like an inevitable and natural fit.

Located next to the historic Mission Inn - it would seem to be an ideal location from which to draw maximum traffic.

Californians may now legally smoke recreational marijuana.
In a state thought to be liberal, many may have assumed that this would already be the case.
Weed and California go together like Cheech goes with Chong - they're a natural fit.

My only concern is the area's likelihood of wildfires.
Wildfires in California are as common as heat in the South or snow up North.

In other words...

Count on seeing news of many farms going up in smoke.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Double Standard





 Trump, Weinstein, Simmons, Lauher,.... and many others are in the entertainment industry where drinking, drugs and parties are common.
Maybe they're just used to being surrounded by party girls who willingly offer up the panocha just to say that they did.

Women who drink too much and then run up on a brotha'.
Women who'll grab a handful of meat as they drunkenly rub ones muscles.
Sure, they may say that they regret it later - even if they initiated the conversation and physical activity.
(And I'm not including situations when men aggressively force themselves upon women. To be honest, I won't even be alone with a woman who is obviously drunk.)

Believe it or not - NOT ALL WOMEN ARE FEMINISTS.
There are hoards of women who brag about the men they've bedded.
Are these women sluts?
Maybe.

Guys who sleep around are often viewed as being dominant, studs, a man's man.
Women who sleep around are thought of as being whores.
Is there a double-standard?
Sure.

I had a conversation with a cousin who found out that her ex had been with other men.
'He's gay', I said.
'What about women who have been with other women?', she asked.
'They were just 'experimenting'. There's a double-standard.', I replied.

Is this fair?
Sure, why not.
If one knows the rules of the game then they cannot complain later that they lost playing by the agreed upon rules.




Shit Storm

Panocha-Gate may have just Jumped the Shark and the only 'winner' may be Megan Kelly and her low-rated talk show.
I was through with it when Cosmopolitan magazine posted their Cat Call video a couple of years ago.
The woman in the video was dressed in a way that would maximize the attention received, she walked through areas where she'd most likely be noticed, and the video edited out the 90% of men who completely ignored her.

But in this age of victimization - everyone has the need to point out their special form of being oppressed.
In this #metoo, media celebrity driven culture - everyone feels that they are special and that life should be lived unopposed.
In this era of the Participation Trophy - few have been taught to endure, to overcome and then to just move on.

 When did a then 24 year-old woman who knowingly and willfully engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with a known-to-be married man earn the ability to claim to be a 'victim'?
Addie Collins Zinone is trying to now say that Mr Lauer charmed his way into her panties and that she is a victim of his position and celebrity, and that the relationship lasted for over month?
Bish-please. Have two seats.

Sure, these cards were intended to be a joke but are we to the point where they may become necessary in order to avoid future litigation?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter Storm

It seems that a bad hurricane season portends cold winters on the Gulf.
We had a few inches of snow down here so I had to make a snowman.
And yes, even when in Texas my snowman had to rep Cali.

Storm Fanboy

 Ororo Munroe (Storm) is best know for being part of the X-Men franchise.
 But Storm has also been a member of the Fantastic Four,
 And the Avengers.

Storm has been married to Black Panther and a member of all three of Marvel's 'Big Three' yet, in movies, she is treated like the superhero version of Dennis Rodman.

 She has battled the Silver Surfer,


And has beaten Wonder Woman - yet she is still used as as mere sidekick.

Cited as a possible 'Omega Level Mutant' - for some reason she fails to develop and use her abilities to their ultimate potential.

Fox superhero movies pretty much suck and they have a lock on my two favorite superbeings (Storm and Silver Surfer).
If a movie, comic book series or animated series were to be developed in which the Surfer took Storm on a spiritual journey across the cosmos in order to learn the deontological ethics required to attain and harness her almost-unlimited abilities - THAT would be my movie.
If The Watchmen, Deadpool and Dr Strange can be developed into relatable characters, why not the Surfer and Storm?

Sure, it could be boring AF but Storm needs study from one who has seen it all and who has become jaded by his many travels and experiences.
Maybe they could even be seen zooming past Dr Manhattan (In a nod to DC) as he is creating another new world.

Halle Berry was terrible (Too lightweight and vapid.) And Alexandra Shipp was too inexperienced.
Give me a movie with an attractive, thoughtful and smart actor and a decent script in which Storm takes her hero's journey and I'm all-in.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Panocha-gate

Men losing their jobs for acting like men while falling for that brown (or white) sugar twenty years ago?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Game Recognizes Game

 Let's take it from here.
When Bill Clinton chose to play the saxophone on Arsenio Hall, some said that he was not coming across as being 'presidential'.
But the thing is: Bill knew how to play to his audience.
Bill was being a showman.

Regardless of what many partisan voters believe - there is little difference between the philosophical beliefs of these men.

Trump is, and always has been, a showman.
What other role-model could Trump imitate than Vince McMahon?
Each man knew to appeal to the lowest common denominator when selling goods to the general public.
The lower the value - the higher the appeal.

Vince would often play the cad, fool, foil or whatever it took to increase his company's ratings (value).






Now we have this foolishness.
Both Donald Trump and Lonzo Ball are known for making asinine comments and behaving badly.
Both are merely showmen and each is trying to add value to his brand.


Ball could have beaten Jordan?
Ridiculous.
Trump had a great relationship with The Blacks?
Maybe.
(And I know - of the many mendacious comments put forth by Trump, this is the most innocuous.)



Trump knows Don King, 
and you Lonzo Ball
are no Don King.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Gay Coffee Agenda?


 Some are upset (AGAIN) with Starbucks' most recent holiday cup design.
Some see a lesbian couple sharing an intimate Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
I just thought it was a picture of old friends who hadn't seen each other all year.
Some see two gay men holding hands on an alternate cup design.
I just assumed that it a heterosexual couple.

 I had no idea what McDonald's cup design was intended to convey.
Someone said that it was supposed to be a pair of mittens - others saw a man holding his butt cheeks open (I had to laugh at that observation.).

(Dunkin Donuts 'Joy' cups.) Joyous = Merry = Gay?
I guess if one looks hard enough and assumes what they wish - everyone and everything can be seen as 'gay'.
Or.
Maybe some people are just projecting.