Monday, August 29, 2011

Yoga Pants

Yoga pants are the wonderbra for asses. I've yet to see a bottom that was worse when in yoga pants. That explains why so many women where them when not doing yoga. It's like those tight shorts college volleyball women wear.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Infanticide Stats

The local news reported on a sad case of infanticide in our metro area. These news stories hit my wife a bit harder now since we have a wee little one now. As she said, "babies cry for a few reasons, diaper, food, sleep, no need to hit them". The child was two months old yet died of blunt force trauma from multiple hits. With all of that Casey Anthony uproar in the back of my mind, I decided to look for some statistics on infanticide in America.

The breakdown of who does the killing surprised my wife and I, as it was dads at 31%, moms at 29% and male 'acquaintances' at 23%. No wonder many dads don't feel to keen on strange new boyfriends of their ex or baby momma being in the house where their kid lives. The percentage killed by acquaintances has risen since 1976, which I bet is tied back to the number of illegitimate kids rising and children living in divorced homes.

The breakdown of who dies by age is the majority are under 2 years of age. People are killing children who can barely communicate with them. Maybe the 2 year mark is a break point where the ability of adults to cope with the quicly elevated stress levels and alarm of a crying child is conditioned.

The racial breakdown is pretty sad for the black community, but at least it has come down in recent years. The white rate per 100K has been stable since the '70s, and the black rate has come down, but it is still 3x the rate of white infanticide. I do think they are sliding the hispanic rates into whichever color breakdown hispanics place themselves. I do notice that the 'other' rate is lower than the white rate, proving that Asians take care of their kids. This is another self inflicted wound in the black community.

This last part might be part of the media circus with Casey Anthony. It was a ridiculous story of lies, deceit and no remorse. Add to it a pretty woman. Add to it a pretty white woman with a weird family. These things all together make her case even more unusual.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Favorite Bands That I Don't Own an Album Of

3. Flaming Lips - I could listen to them all day long, but I don't have an album.

2. Led Zeppelin - I have mp3s of my favorite tunes by then, but no albums. No high school purchases or even jr. high when I started listening to harder rock. I will keep the radio on no matter what song it is by the Zep.

1. The Rolling Stones - Regardless of mp3 downloads, it is a sin that I do not have a complete album by the Stones. I feel sicken realizing this.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What is Worse the Loser or the Loser who Admires the First Loser?

Another season of Bad Girls Club has started. My desire to play amateur psychiatrist and social pundit is strong (I should have been a shrink), and Bad Girls Club is too much to resist. This is Human Zoo TV. These women are horrible, make horrible decisions, act horrible, and don't realize what they are doing and how they are acting leads to their problems. What is scary is not just their behavior, but that this behavior is portrayed positively as if they are empowered. What is scary is that other young women in America watch this show and identify with them, consider them people to look up to and want to be that way in their lives. Watching this show, I finally understand some of the previously perplexing things about modern human nature.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Primary Thunder Rd Association

Music is such a personal and emotional artform. Whether it is classical or cheeseball pop summer songs, music can be the perfect expression of the human condition for a specific moment or feeling in your life. "Thunder Road" will now forever be associated with driving through Pennsylvania at 2:33am screaming this song with my cousin.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Movie Review: Captain America

Summer movies are supposed to give you fun and entertaining escapes from normal life. Big action pictures are the normal fare, and you need some Raisinettes and popcorn to get the full experience. Captain America is a fun and well paced action flick that delivers. Shooting Nazis? Check. Period piece set in the '40s with great costumes? Check. Explosions? Check. A couple of great actors to give the picture some depth? Surprisingly, a check. Great pacing and story that makes the 2 hours fly by? Check. Captain America is a good family action flick that can entertain the parents as well as the kids.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Will Obama Pull an LBJ?

Every single time I think Obama can't look any weaker, he manages to surprise me. The debt ceiling deal is amazing as he didn't get anything he asked for, went back on things he'd vow he wouldn't do "I will not yield", and gave in to the party that held one house of congress. No one ever associated debt ceiling limits with other policy decisions. How in the world did Obama not see this when he extended the Bush tax cuts???? Is he that bad of a politician?

Another New Song With Great Retro Sound

This song sounds like it is from 1972. I love singing this and inserting any interesting combo of words I can in the 'money grabber' lyric place. It is great to see a band so committed to their total package like this band. This entire video has a time marker on it. It evokes that period of soul music. The little back to back dancing at 1:52 is a nice touch. It's something silly they would have done in a promotional video back then. The outline sequence from 2:02-2:18 is my wife's favorite part of the video. It is a very Austin Powersy touch. The look, sound and lyrics are fantastic and true to that old soul feel. The lead singer sounds like Hall from Hall and Oates. Great voice to sound like. I hope these guys come our way.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Fun New Song

My wife and I love this song. I heard it on the radio one day and told her she had to listen to it. That bass line is just too menacing. We love the chorus for it's uplifting melody-dark lyrics fusion. We sing this song to our infant son. We have problems. I love the whistling. Best use of whistling since "Patience" by GnR.