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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drink up! After All it's Only Brain Surgery

Alright, I admit it.  I watch a great deal of television.  It's something to do, it entertains me, sometimes I even learn from it.  Quite often it makes me go what the hell?

I have noticed that in most shows that center around hospitals and doctors that quite often at some point a doctor will open a desk drawer and pull out a bottle of the hard stuff.  They then drink it as is or add it to whatever liquid might already be in their cup.  And yes, anyone who has ever watched House knows that he pops Vicodins like they're Viagra and he's Hugh Hefner, that's one of his character traits.  So, I'm not even referring to that.

The last hospital show I think I saw it in was Hawthorne, which I just started watching.  But, there was a tense conversation between the head of the hospital and an employee and after the employee left the HOH pulled some type of liquor out of one of his desk drawers.

The other place I see people regularly indulging in a swig or two is crime shows.  Cops, FBI agents, US Marshals, if there is a show about a particular agency then someone on it probably has unearthed a bottle of some kind of booze from a drawer.  I know I have seen it happen on my beloved Fringe (although I can't remember if anyone actually drank it or not.) and In Plain Sight.  There's been more instances but I didn't write them down and my mental notes, they're a little chaotic and disappear easily.

My point is ... it probably is not the best idea to drink alcohol at any job.  But, when that job entails you slicing someone open and playing with their insides or pointing a gun and, well, I was going to say firing, but just pointing a gun is bad enough then it should be an even bigger no-no.  I just find it interesting how often I see it.  At any job I've ever had, if I was caught with alcohol there would've been some major repercussions.  But I guess that's TVland for you. 

Just my thoughts.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Parody Designs

A few new graphics are up and they are some funny parodies that I came up with.

This design that says 'Keep Calm and Play On' with an acoustic guitar in a green circle above it is a play off of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On Posters with the Crown above the words.  The poster originally came out around World War 2 and has recently become one of the most popular ones for people to recreate with their own saying. 
This version would be a great idea for people who enjoy playing the guitar. 

Click here for all products with this design.

In today's age of technology and instant gratification no matter what kind of task you are undertaking, information you need, or game you want to play there is an app for that.
This is my take on that.  It says 'Bored? Unmotivated? Indifferent?  There's a meh for that.'
For a word that is only one syllable and 3 letters and is more of a grunt than anything else meh has become one of the most recognized ways to convey a general feeling of boredom or lack of interest.

Click here to see more items with this message.

I think this might be my newest favorite design.  It is a yellow smiley face except instead of smiling there is a zipper that has been zipped shut across it's mouth and underneath the graphic it says 'Shut your piehole.'
Because sometimes you have those days when people tell you to have a nice day or some other facsimile that they probably don't even mean and you just want to tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine and shut their piehole.

To get one or see more items with this graphic click here.

All of the above are available on many different types of short and long sleeve tee shirts as well as stickers, magnets and other things like drink coasters and reusable wall decals with a special adhesive that won't harm your walls.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Beagle and the Tale of the Invisible Dirt

I love my beagle.  She is the cutest thing.  Her body is mostly black with a little brown and white thrown in on her sides and legs.  The very tippy tip of her tail is white and her head is mostly brown with a white stripe between her eyes.  Since it's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, here:
See, she's adorable.  She was young here, just a puppy so she's a little whiter around the muzzle now but you get the drift.

Ever since the stork dropped her off she has this weird thing she does sometimes.  When she is given a treat she will walk around and look for a spot to hide it.  But, the entire time she is "hiding" it she whines so it's not like she's being stealthy and no one knows where she is.  She emits her own little tracking signal. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Round of Driving Lessons for Hollywood

I often wonder why on television shows and in movies it seems that NO ONE can come to a nice uneventful stop in a car.  When is the last time you saw someone pull up in front of a house, building, or into a driveway without having the car rock forward and then backwards as though gravity suddenly became horizontal and hicupped?  Plus add in the little squeal/screech of brakes, even when it is not an urgent matter.  I realize that tv and movies add in sound effects and extra visuals to tickle our senses, but squealing tires every time?  That's just one more thing that makes me go hmmm...
There's a lot of those.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Damn Misheard Lyrics

Do you ever think you know the words to a song and then you find out that they are not what you thought and it changes the meaning of the song for you?

I looked up the guitar chords to St. Stephen by the Grateful Dead yesterday and when I read the lyrics, I had a little surprise.  The verse:

Wishing well with a golden bell
Bucket hanging clear to hell
Hell halfway twixt now and then
Stephen fill it up and lower down and lower down again

... well let's just say that's not what I thought the words were. Now my brain is confused and I can't even think of the words I use when I sing it.

It does change the meaning for me, although I'm not sure how yet ... I'll have to think about that.

Adding on 6/26/11:

I was really curious to know what I had been singing all these years, so I listened to the song and let my mind go on auto pilot to see what lyrics I used.  It turns out, this is my version:

Wish him well with the Golden veil
bucket hair, ne'er do well
Hell, I've played tricks now and then
Stephen fill it up and throw it down and throw it down again

Although I never sat down and thoroughly thought about it, I'm pretty sure my mind decided this song was about a nomad.  Now I see it more as a sad old man who is near death.  I liked my original theory better.  So I go back to my title ... damn misheard lyrics!

I do love that music and lyrics can be interpretted differently by everyone.  That's part of the sheer beauty of it.  However, when I don't even have the lyrics right in the first place ... well, that's a different story.