Filed under: Rants
Okay, here’s my take on the whole Chick-Fil-A thing: Yes, their food is cracktacular, BUT I think so many people (read “Christians”, “family values” advocates, etc.) are completely getting off track. YES there’s a thing called the First Amendment and YES, it is every American’s inalienable right to exercise it, brand it, etc. I’ve grown weary of the argument that “liberals” lay claim to the First Amendment when THEY have something to say, but when conservatives do the same, liberals call foul (no pun intended).
This whole Chick-Fil-A debacle isn’t about what was SAID, it’s about what is being DONE: An American business is using their revenue to fund intolerance & hate. That’s it, pure and simple. Everything else is a red herring. It’s not about whether you believe in/support gay marriage. It’s not about the First Amendment. It’s not about theology. It’s about PEOPLE. You either support justice for ALL… or you don’t. You either support what Chick-Fil-A is choosing to do with their revenue, or you don’t. Continue reading
A friend posted a link to this article (Is ‘Dear’ dead?), via Facebook. Personally, I’m one of those people that still uses ‘Dear’ when I address a card, letter, e-mail, etc. I’m not really losing any sleep over how I’m perceived because of it. I think WAY too much etiquette has fallen to the wayside already; I can’t tell you how many times I haven’t received so much as a ‘thank you’ from a business after making a purchase and/or a simple ‘thank you’ for holding a door open for someone. As for the ‘Dear’ Factor, I think it’s just another excuse for people to be lazy, just like all these people (re: Gen Duh) who don’t know how to fuckin’ spell, much less use correct grammar. It’s pathetic and if they had any self-respect, they’d have the decency to feel ashamed. It’s lazy, pure and simple. As for the retard who left the comment that using the greeting ‘Dear’ has “intimate connotations”, needs to have the stick removed from her dumb ass. I swear to god people will come up with any excuse, to be perceived as profound.
Filed under: Movies
I admit it. I am REALLY behind on my DVD shoppin’… but then I’m REALLY behind on finding a new job, paying my bills, correspondence, Spring cleaning, etc. With that said, here are a slew of DVDs coming out this year, and a few (like the 5 titles below) that have already come out! Enjoy.
• The Legend of Billie Jean © 1985
Comments: I love this movie SO much! So glad to see it has FINALLY made it to DVD. It only took 25 years. Yeesh!
• Night Watch © 1973
Comments: I remember watching this movie on television with my mom. She was a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor. I remember the movie being pretty creepy. Glad to see it’s FINALLY on DVD as well!
• Windows © 1980
Comments: Another first-time on DVD. I’ve never seen this film, or even knew about it, until a friend told me about it years ago. I’ve wanted to see it ever since. I like Talia Shire (of Rocky fame). Looks like a great thriller! Can’t wait!
• New Year’s Evil © 1980
Comments: Another favorite that is finally getting the DVD treatment. This is one of those oddities that I watch every New Year’s Eve (derp!). Love Roz Kelly and especially Grant Cramer. Omg, he’s fuckin’ BEAUTIFUL in this movie. Have fond memories of seeing this one on Elvira’s Movie Macabre, back in the good ol’ 80’s. *sigh* Good times.
• Alice: Season 1 © 1977
Comments: Always loved this show. Used to watch it with my mom in the 70’s & 80’s. Gotta love Linda Lavin and Polly Holliday.
• Werewolf Fever © 2009
Comments: I haven’t seen this one, but I love the poster and the story line. Will probably disappoint, like most new horror, but I’ll give it a shot anyway. I’m a werewolf addict.
• Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Kit
Comments: I couldn’t locate an exact photo of the package I bought, but it’s almost identical, except mine says ‘Pop Kit’ on the front and is just 5 oz. The package says it makes 20.1/4 cups and the kit includes popping corn, seasoning salt and sunflower oil. I found it at Target for just $1.49 a pack, so I bought several. Brilliant concept whose time has come!
• Mio Orange Tangerine Liquid Water Enhancer
Comments: A friend recently turned me onto this and I have to admit I really like it. I read some (ridiculous) comments left at an online review, and I have to say it’s gotta be do-gooder trolls with nothing better to do. Yes, it has artificial colors, sweetener (Sucrose, not Aspartame), chemicals, etc. Big deal. What doesn’t anymore? I never signed up to live for fuckin’ ever. Besides, this product wasn’t made for those who live on a cloud in Rainbowland. It tastes delicious, only takes a few squirts and it’s actually been curbing my appetite. Naturally, all the holier-than-though health nuts who left comments on the review site, were Henny Pennying about it causing Cancer and making other outrageous accusations. I call horse shit. I must admit though, that one of the ingredients also doubles as an antifreeze-type de-icer. Oh well, I guess when winter comes I’ll be safe from frostbite. Mio comes in lots of flavors. So far I’ve tried Orange Tangerine and Lemonade (they mix well too, fyi). Next one: Peach Mango.
• OtterBox iPhone case
Comments: I was given an OtterBox as a gift recently and I have to say I love it! I’m not an OtterBox aficionado, so I’m not sure which ‘series’ mine is, but I like that it has a soft inner core (1 piece) and a hard outer shell (2nd piece). I feel much better about dropping my phone now, which I don’t normally do, but I HAVE, like 3 times in the last month or so. Thanks to the OtterBox I’ll be less likely to freak out now.
‘Muppets’ Sever Ties With Chick-Fil-A
Huffington Post– Last Friday, the company behind beloved shows such as “Fraggle Rock,” “Labyrinth,” and “The Muppets,” severed ties with Chick-Fil-A due to the fast food chain’s CEO’s opposition to same sex marriage.
According to “Muppets” fan site ToughPigs.com, The Jim Henson Company had partnered with Chick-Fil-A to feature Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys — “essentially a plastic tube with cut-out features for customizing your own puppet” — in their kid’s meals from mid-July until August 18th.
However, on Friday, the Jim Henson Company posted the following statement to their Facebook page:
The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.
With this, The Jim Henson Company joins the ranks of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has vowed to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city, office star Ed Helms who tweeted that the chain had “lost a loyal fan,” and the countless individuals who have taken to social media to voice disapproval, including those planning a National Same Sex Kiss Day on August 3, in condemning the Chick-Fil-A’s CEO’s opposition to same sex marriage. Continue reading
Filed under: Home
$30 at Target! I REALLY want this! Going to paint my bedroom dark gray and this will look fantastic!! Love.