The other day, while riding home from work, I observed a poster on the train from a group opposed to fur. The ad pointed out that it was really bad to wear fur. Sitting just in front of me was a woman in a fur coat. It's times like these that I wish I had one of those new-fangled camera phones so that I could take pictures of things like this. Such is life.
This week's theme:
A quick review of the year in movies and music. Is it a bad thing that of the top five movies from that year, the only one that I've actually seen in Beauty and the Beast? But I've seen Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. A thought: Keanu Reeves, despite lacking any acting talent, has now been in two cult classics which spawned sequels (The Matrix movies being the other.) Is it really that easy to have a Hollywood career? Another thought: What happened to Alex Winter (Bill)? He is perhaps the best personification of the theory of "That Guy" out there. "That Guy" is someone who when you mention his name (Alex Winter), no one knows who you're talking about. However, when you mention something about him (He was Bill in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure), everyone says, "Oh yeah, that guy!"
While we're at it, I Love 1991, Part Deux: Part Deux et Part Tres.
On to the news:
There's a Starbucks in China's Forbidden City?
(I suppose there's one right across the street in the City We're Allowed To Go Into)
Latest place to be breathalyzed: Before getting into a bullfight
(Because that's something you do when you're sober... And apparently they're also testing the bulls...)
Adulturers could get life in prison in Michigan
(Moral of the story: Don't cheat)
Bright, shiny objects:
How to quit your job
(Note to self: buy black body paint)
How to dance like a white guy
(Note to self: buy video)
Today's random "next blog":
Archaeology News, the Blog
(Proof that you can blog about anything)
T-shirt of the week:
Now here's a t-shirt I can get behind on this 20 degree day
(If global warming is caused by people polluting, then thank you for polluting!)
Today's strange anniversary:
January 18, 1961 -- Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat. So, next time you think that your vote doesn't count, remember: you don't know where Zanzibar is either.
Fun fact of the day:
The Roman emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
We're cleaning up FIF's world hindquarters (aka, our apartment) this week. We're having our home blessed. I actually dusted. That's right, mom, if you're reading this, I actually dusted.