1. G & GAh yes, it's Goofus and Gallant time...
- Goofus blames Ronald McDonald for childhood obesity: Health professionals rally against McDonald's marketing to children
- Gallant says we should let kids go out and play unsupervised like all the other kids on the planet and the way we used to do growing up: It's Leave-Your-Kids-at-the-Park-Alone Day!
It reminds me a lot of global warming, this Ronald McDonald stuff. For example, if we blew up every single McDonalds today, would childhood obesity go down? Um, no. Same deal for our curly cue light bulbs. If we all use curly cue light bulbs, will this stop or reduce global warming. Um, no. But they're both the "right" things to do in leftie dogma, regardless of how flaccid the logic is.
The other common thread is people are getting paid. The nabobs against Ronald McDonald are getting paid. The global warming guys are REALLY getting paid. At least when McDonalds gets paid, you get a prize with your Happy Meal. Oh my!
This article is the 2nd one I've read from Lenore Skenazy. She's a nabob, but she seems pretty cool. Here's her blog: freerangekids.wordpress.com. Free range kids. Good one.
"Back in the 1970s and '80s, the crime rate was higher than it is now. Yet our parents let us play outside not because they thought crime did not exist—they weren't idiots—but because they weren't yet in the grip of predator panic."And Lenore talks about a product called Toothprints which is "a $5.99 plastic wafer that records the size and shape of your child's teeth so police can identify the body even if it's badly decomposed."
- Lenore Skenazy
I was incredulous. Lenore was making shit up.
Toothprints... here it is, from some "child safety" website.
2. The "C" word
Review: 3 bill-stars (out of 5)... very funny.
"Bridesmaids" is a girlie version of the raunchy buddy comedy genre that has had a popular run these last few years. This movie is the female version of "40 Year-old Virgin" or "Old School" or "Hangover". It was fun and worth seeing. I enjoyed seeing the female protagonist scream the "C" word at a young high school girl. He he.
Also kind of interesting... as the credits rolled and the lights were turned up in the theater, a lot of the girls in the crowd just kept on laughing. I think the female review of this movie will be substantially higher than 3 bill-stars. For us guys, it was fun and enjoyable and the movie has a positive feeling throughout.
And I say huzzah to any girlie movie that isn't just goo.
the c word... yow, bill