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23 Mai 2005

Opposite of orange on the color scale is....

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...BLUE!

Before I really begin and so that I don't use the term 'red state' and 'dark ages' in the same breath because that would just be a timewaster, I have to share that Nick Lache and Jessica Simpson are on TV now "on the front lines in Iraq". How the hell does Jessica Simpson get to the front lines? Whatever. This is yack, I have to change the channel. I'm all for entertainment for people working overseas (been there, done that...oh, I wasn't working in the military, did my work not count? Sorry...) but I'm feeling some minor barfing pains coming up at seeing this lavish expense for...oh man, it's getting bad. Shhhyaa, by the by, I'm down with "Team America" now, I know the nation's underground anthem..I'm feeling it rear its head on this show, and I don't mean in the hillarity sense.

Oh, oh. what's that? OK, Jessica just said "Hello from Rammstein Air Force Base...". That makes more sense. Guess that announcer was on crack. Oh wait, my bad. After the commercial break they are going to the ZONE.

NO! Guest commedian Jimmy Kimmel or whatever his name is did NOT just say "So this is where Siegfried and Roy are from...what are we doing here, didn't we beat Germany?"

OK, got that out of my system. I don't like the song "God Bless America" anymore, there: I said it. Jessica Simpson is singing it and...oh geez, what is that screech? WOW, I never realized how much she utterly SUCKS. She is all over the place in a not good way. And damn, she's ugly. I clearly have some pent-up issues with her.

I like God and America more than the next person. But this song has just stated to conjure up things that Creep Me Out. Like "WORLD CHAMPIONS" or "WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT COUNT" or "WHEN WE SAY GOD WE MEAN THE WHITE MIDDLE CLASS CHRISTIAN GOD". Call me a pinko, I don't care. Whew, guess I had to release that demon too.

OH-Kay. I ran accross a Most Intersting link today: BuyBlue.Org. If you are a RedStater, don't fret, anything on this list? Look for the opposite and you'll locate your version, duh. Of course, no matter what your leanings are, and I would be completely unreasonable to not firmly believe this, we do need to take 'information' on the internet with a grain of salt and in a more general sense, to try and understand [doesn't have to mean 'agree with'] the OTHER, but I do think that regardless of stance, consumerism affects us all.

So much crap to choose from, so little time. I really get tired of people who gripe that they have no choice. If you are one of those people, shhhaaaddap! That is bullcrap, particularly in the US. We have more choice than we know, but some things are waning, I fear (hi, let's not let women and gay people and immigrants do as much as they could ten years ago, shall we? And while we're at it, let's slash some Mother Nature, she'll always be around). OK, I'm really trying hard not to personally insult Bush Jr. now, I'm Really Trying Hard!

Come on, you have to admit that it is Indeed Interesting to be reminded of the vast extent to which consumer products are wheeled and dealed--AND the extent to which we can (at least feel like) have choice in where we put our moolah. Don't get all worked up, I am not saying consumerism is bad! I'm a huge fan! We just have to be careful. We do have choices as to where we can put our money. So check it out, see which companies own which other companies and products.

Spread the love, think about how you spend your $$$. Or don't; that's your call. But at least know that you could. Now, now, don't fret, I'm not gonna ban Target because they tend (according to this list) to live up to their logo color and store interior [shudder] but I'm glad my general spending habits and investments lean towards the blue corner. And I'm employing 'blue' as in socially aware, senisitive to variables, and forward-thinking.

Another rant I have is how fat we are apparently becoming--it's called stop eating non-food crap and get off your toosh, duh. Look into it. Not so sure what's so hard about that, with respect to the complex extent to which healthy eating and living habits are very socially constructed.

Speaking of which, I've got some 'mystery' salmon (meaning I can't identify its origin due to texture and color, which is something people from the Pacific Northwest tend to be good at) on the broiler which I must take off. It's kind of orangey. It many not actually be salmon at all. It may be something from Star Wars, who knows.

Must run, DO comment! Oh wait, this is unreal: they are letting Jesssica Simpson shoot M4's. UNblievable. Why do all guests on an overseas 'tour' have to blow crap up?

Oh my, last thing, this is the best: Now Jessica is trying to sing "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" with Willie Nelson. Wilie is neither singing nor saying anything and looks SO COMPLETELY STONED, it's amazing. Go Willeeeehhhh!

Ameri-cuh, FU@#*! Yeah!

8 Comments:

At 24 Mai, 2005 00:29, Anonymous Anne Hundley said...

I like how Most Interesting is used, in an off- the- clock- scholar- way.

I will be checking out Buy Blue and let you know what I find. Hmm. Yes, we have SO many options.

Lately, I am watching my tendency to overdo things. I was going to say zealously overdo, but--I don't see myself as zealous.

This morning, I spent SO much frigging time trying to make my hair look Inoffensive and I realized, y'know, it would save me time (ie resources) to get a really scarily expensive Something Done. L will be delighted to know that I put in a Rinse the other night. And there are still some freaky coily white hairs. Not many,and most I can tame with my favorite product in the World, Textureshine, but all it takes is like a drop of rain to just turn it all freaky unprofessional. I am blessed by this belated observation because I have a 12 year old assistant in 2 of my dance classes. She's come in with her hair looking wild and I've thought ???????? and then realized, CRAP, my hair looks quite close to that. Sweet revelations like these make me think- see, I can feel motherly without having the Lifer- committment that mothers make. Anyway. Bye for now!

 
At 24 Mai, 2005 14:32, Anonymous Anonym said...

THE Troll is back, from doughterland/lisa. hi.
i have to agree with you that my "blue self" is disgusted by the Simpson/Lachey show. Maybe I'm turning "red" and becoming more socially aware?

 
At 24 Mai, 2005 14:38, Anonymous Anonym said...

oops. i dont pay attention to colors.did i mention im colorblind? please substitute red for blue and blue for red in the above comment :)

 
At 24 Mai, 2005 21:20, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

HI confused troller, you found me, welcome back...how did you get here?;)

 
At 25 Mai, 2005 12:17, Blogger Gina Grace said...

L, I too was humored by the Nick and Jessica "tour." But watching Nick say somewhat sensible things like "Wow- we're here in an Iraqi sand storm, and I can't imagine having to live in these conditions everyday." while holding the hand of a very clearly PISSED OFF Jessica, -who was very clearly told to smile, shut-up, and ignore the sand in her teeth- was nothing more than a great opportunity to laugh.

Don't hate Jessica Simpson. What did she ever do to you? Don't call her ugly. She's so not ugly. I know it, you know it, that American people know it. And don't come back with a "well, that's just commercial America's definition of beauty! Average women are a size 14 and have back fat! That's REAL beauty!!" cause that's just a bunch of nonsense.

Jessica Simpson is a super hot hottie in the eyes of most armed service men (and probably a fair contingent of lady marines...). Many there probably thought that seeing her live was heaven. She was like candy for them- and they haven't had candy in a while. Would the crowd have gone so wild for (a more 'legitimate') Melissa Ethridge? Perhaps, but my initial thoughts lead toward... no. This wasn't supposed to be art. It was supposed to be entertainment.


I'll step off my soapbox now to concede that I think watching her sing is painful. Its so obviously WORK for her to get the songs out. And again, I thought it was just as funny to see her in Iraq as seeing Condi in the helmet. Fish out of water, trying to smile and nod their way out of it.

 
At 25 Mai, 2005 14:32, Anonymous Anonym said...

oh, i hundled you down from the last blog... remember during the election?
yea u r right on about SITH it was lackluster at best, and I just wanted to see the vader scene. now i can unwrap the Trilogy DVD i got for christmas and see how it flows...
speaking of ugly chicks, make sure to check out paris' latest venture.
http://www.carlsjr.com/ontv

jessica is pretty hot but she blows it with her emptiness. don't get me started on her sister ashlee!

 
At 25 Mai, 2005 16:12, Blogger Gina Grace said...

I forgot to say: Regardless of where you find Jessica on the hottness spectrum, she's not even CLOSE to Natalie Portman. She doesn't even hold a candle.

 
At 25 Mai, 2005 20:13, Blogger Lisaopolis said...

No, I don't know it. Jessica Simpson is too so ugly.

I don't understand the idea of American beauty thing. She doesn't match it, size 5 or 14. I'm not sure what the issue is with saying "she's just ugly and has no talent".

But the fact that a bimbo can be dangled in front of men to keep them distracted and happy is one of the pleasures of being a woman, indeed! I mean that for real.

And, by the way, duh, I'm not interested in seeing anyone on TV with backfat, either, I want pretty shiny people! But not ugly people. Jessica's not even entertainment. But if that's all people get, that's what it becomes. Hmm. She does however clearly have good managers and marketers. Good for her. I mean, the other part of her marketing package, Nick Lache, would have been a perfectly wholesome form of entertainment; at least he seems to be a guy's guy, just bopping along doing something.

Melissa Etheridge? A rocker but too old and therefore kinda 'ugly' for TV. Plus she has too much baggage on her for mainstream fluffy prime time TV. But at least she has age on her side. What's Jessie's excuse?

Too bad Portman is not also a pop star. I must say that there are entire galaxies between her stellar performance in "Closer" and her stint in "Revenge of the Sith". Now that's what I call range! Although she did wig me out when she called director Mike Nichols "just the best daddy" when she got her Golden Globe...

 

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