Thursday, January 11, 2007

Where was the beef anyway?

My niece is the cutest!

This week's theme:

The end of I Love the 90s, 1990
(But wait, there's more! I Love the 90s, Part Deux, 1990, Part I)

If you're in the mood to buy some slap bracelets, here you go.

I typed "1990" into Google and got an assortment of links for your reading enjoyment:
Afghanistan's constitution of 1990
Estimated Water Use in America in 1990
The most popular baby names in 1990

Further proof that you can find anything on the internet.

On to the news:

Wanna buy Dracula's castle?
(Right after I buy that country)

No more doughnuts for inmates in Ohio
(Because of trans-fat!)

Bright, shiny objects:

Nothing quite like Finnish a capella polka
(WTF Factor: Off the scale!)

Today, we ask the question, "Is that a mouse?"

Today's random "next blog":

The, uh, Random Blog Button Blog
(An entire blog devoted to basically what this section does every day. It's what came up. Irony?)

Today's strange anniversary:

January 10, 1984 -- Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"

Fun fact of the day:

Former Major League Baseball player Will Clark is a direct descendent of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark)

Today's Public Service Announcement:

How not to raise your children
(I'm a child psychologist. Trust me on this one.)

And finally:

A few more thoughts on weddings. Any time you go to a wedding reception, there are a certain set of songs are guaranteed to be played, but sometimes I wonder if anyone has ever stopped to consider what exactly the DJ is playing:

B-52s -- "Love Shack" -- The lyrics are about a swingers' club outside Athens, GA.

The Village People -- "Y.M.C.A." -- The entirety of the Village People's act was intended to poke fun at the gay subculture, and Y.M.C.A. was no exception. Just don't tell grandma that's what she's singing about.

Gloria Gaynor -- "I Will Survive" -- Nothing like a song about domestic violence to cheer up a wedding! Actually, she wrote it while recovering from back surgery. Still, I suppose it's better than Pat Benetar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Meatloaf -- "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" -- "So now I'm praying for the end of time to hurry up and arrive..." Although, this one's usually done pretty tongue in cheek.

But then wedding receptions are where you can drunkenly warble any song by Journey and it's socially acceptable (and people will join in!)

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