Really freaks out the neighbors.
New Year Resolutions for Housewives
I promise not to use Prune Juice for his Pancake syrup on Football Sunday.
I resolve never to tell my husband "I told you so" for the first three days of the new year.
I resolve never to work in the kitchen so I can look my best when he comes home.
I vow not to "play in his garage" whenever he offers to help "whip up something for supper."
I resolve never to take the dog for a walk because he is a man's best friend.
New Ways to Describe One’s Intelligence
Not pulling a full wagon.
A few threads short of a sweater.
Driveway doesn’t quite reach the road.
Battery not fully charged.
All foam no beer.
Aladdin takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland
Did you ever wonder how the Genie in Aladdin was able to recall and impersonate Jack Nicholson and Rodney Dangerfield? Or how he was able to joke that Aladdin's clothes were "so 3rd century," or turn Abu into a 1950s muscle car ? One solution posits that Aladdin actually takes place in the distant future, after a horrific nuclear war.
Think about it. The movie never specifies the time or the country. When we first meet Genie, he's complaining about the neck pains he has thanks to 10,000 years of indentured lampitude. If Genie knows enough about pop culture to become a game show host, this must be the far-flung future -- around 12,000 AD. The primitive technology can only be explained by a giant world-ending catastrophe that wiped out almost everything but the Middle East. You still have some high-tech leftovers like the magic/nanomachine carpet, but for the most part it's all wooden carts rolling around "Agrabah," a mispronounced "Arabia." The apocalyptic wasteland motif even made it to the video game, where you can see a stop sign buried in a sand dune.
You could say that a mystical being like Genie experiences time and space in different ways than humans, and that he says he's going to Disneyland at the end of the movie because he's really going to time-travel, but that would be silly and not at all realistic.
"I scream! You scream! We all scream for Jim Beam!"
Well, we didn't, actually, but Dad said it was the only way he could get us kids to shut the hell up.
Issue of the Times;
Reading Between The Lines by Chris Rossini
Reading between the lines, what exactly did Sony and movie chains reveal by not showing the movie “The Interview”?
They pulled the movie because of terrorist threats. Could those threats have been genuinely acted upon, or were they mere bluffs? I guess only the hackers really know the answer to that. But Sony and the movie chains did not want to take the risk based on the information that was in front of them.
Here’s the thing… By pulling the movie, both Sony and the movie chains expressed (again, by reading between the lines) that they did not believe that the U.S. government would be able to protect them should those threats have been genuine.
That’s a significant admission.
– Consider all the draconian laws that have been passed since 9/11.
– Consider the heartache and embarrassment that we Americans have been put through (and continue to suffer) with TSA radiation, nude X-rays, and groping of our most intimate areas.
– Consider the blanket spying that the NSA performs on American communications. Just about everything is being recorded and stored.
– Consider the militarization of local police.
Sony and the movie theaters were not willing to take the risk. They were not confident enough that their property would be protected.
Were the images of Ferguson still fresh in their minds? Every American was able to see that private property couldn’t even be protected from a gang of looters! Government buildings were protected. But private property went up in flames.
By choosing not to release the movie, Sony and the movie theaters made a huge admission. They don’t believe government would protect them.
Government thrives on belief. It’s their lifeblood, which is why so many officials were unhappy with the decision.
Quote of the Times;
“Competition is merely the absence of oppression.” – Bastiat
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