A very special episode of Blossom

April 29, 2008

Every morning my alarm goes off and the radio station I’m tuned into kicks on with a typical morning talk show where the guys have names like Schnauzer and The Dangle. (I don’t know what there names are actually, I don’t pay that much attention, I couldn’t even tell you what station it is.) This morning the topic was salary. They were taking calls from people to discuss an article in the paper that said salary isn’t a defining characteristic anymore. In the 80s and 90s it was very much you are what you make… now we tend to judge people more on who they are, by their actions, by their treatment of others. Refreshing right? They took a call from a woman who said, “I’m in the lower bracket in terms of salary among my friends, but they all hate their jobs, and I enjoy going to work every morning so they all envy me.” It was kind of serendipitous, considering the thoughts that have been going through my head lately. My body has been all out of whack lately… (in fact not to be gross, but I threw up again this morning… I guess I’m not over whatever it was that had me so messed up this weekend) I kind of think it has a lot to do with stress. Stress over not just work, but lack of happiness. Don’t run with that sentiment and take it to mean that I’m depressed, despondent, and ready to dispatch myself… I’m just saying there is not a lot of joy going on through out my day. It’s not good for the soul to not smile for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week… it will mess you up… I know.

Someone was holding the camera. If it was a friend, it’s not a very nice one. If it was a parent… how dare they put this on the internet. If the kid taped the camera to the cat and this was all his doing… I just don’t know what to say:

Are you a defender of net neutrality? Are you a virgin? Do you want to lose your virginity? Time to email Tania:

Defenders of net neutrality sex application

Of all the weird ass things to dedicate a website to… this is easily in the top 5000:

Bad Spock drawings

Not making the list, Operation Reversible Panda, Operation Hooray For Everything, Operation Chris is bad at naming things:

25 Least Inspiring Military Operation Names

Our dearly deposed governor Spitzer has not yet become a movie of the week (to my knowledge) but thankfully the porn industry is on top of it… so to speak… with Gov Love: The Elliot Splitz-her Story:

As I seem to have several friends who have found themselves pregnant recently… including Amy Poehler, congrats… I leave this here as a public service:

Illustrated Dos and Don’ts of Pregnancy

If you’ve been to my apartment you know the rules:

I’ve never been the obsessive type about a pet… but I have to admit that poster is pretty cool… and I’m pretty sure I know what my roommate is getting for Xmas now:

15 Pet products we can’t believe exist

This is the awesomest idea ever… this guy sent letters to famous and infamous people posing as a 10 year old contemplating dropping out of school… nothing tops the letter from Charlie Manson… if you ever wondered just how bat-sh*t crazy that guy is … check this out:

Billy’s letters

This man takes pictures of my nightmares… I’m truly frightened:

Joshua Hoffine photography

Finally today, someone has taken a great Eddie Izzard bit about Darth Vader and Legoized it:

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3 Responses to “A very special episode of Blossom”

  1. Rich said

    LOVE the picture of the French Bulldog! Gonna be my facebook picture.

    Gay?

  2. erik said

    yes, the dog is gay, rich. just like YOU!! as for money vs. happiness. i’ve chosen happiness, so have no money, but haven’t really seemed to find happiness, either. one dumb people or those with some weird freaky hormonal imbalance are truly “happy”. hey, smiley, you coming to rokey any time soon? can i buy you lunch or something sometime, see if you can crack a smile sometime while the sun’s shining?

  3. erik said

    that’s what i get for trying to call happy people ‘dumb’. i fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is: “never get involved in a land-war in asia.” but only slightly less well-known is this: “don’t make spelling or punctuation errors while trying to call an enormous amount of people ‘stupid’.”

    it should have said “only” dumb people, not “one” dumb people.

    okay, i’m audi…

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