May 13th 2010 9:53PM And prior to this, we had a man in office who consistently could not use proper grammar, whose cultural interests were limited and who admitted having a problem with alcohol up until age 40. He had a DUI in 1976 and Doctors suspect a period of cocaine abuse up until mid 20s. These are documented in many reports, on wikipedia, and on other "Presidential Health" sites. Not faring much better, eh?
Jan 24th 2010 10:06AM Lorrhen - you forgot the SPORRAN!!
Actually, I agree with you. Historically, men have had some sort of carrying pouch. Fur Trappers and Mountain Men had a "possibles pouch" where they could safely keep tobacco, patches, gunpowder and all they needed for their muzzle loaders. It kept things dry and close at hand. The fighting Scots kept their needs close with the Sporran, a waist worn pouch often made of leather and fur. Since Kilts don't have pockets, they didn't have a place to put neceesary items. Cowboys had saddle bags, (and for a while in the 70s - women adopted that style for their own carved leather & fringed purses.) I don't know if you'd consider men like that gay....(unless of course they traveled together in a group with an indian and a policeman....)
It's really only in the last century we have gone to the idea that a wallet and pocketknife is all you need, because frankly, who carries rifle and muskets much or a months supply of tobacco anymore? And only in the last century that we have actually acknowledged open homosexuality and hence (sadly) developed homophobic attitudes.
Dec 28th 2009 5:33PM I don't know -- I would pay premium price to see serious movies with serious viewers. Someplace with comfortable chairs, upscale appetizers and a device that automatically prohibits cell calls or texting. Talkers would be immediately asked to leave, and no previews for movies with exposions. Perhaps an expert lead discussion afterward.
We are lucky to have something like it in Rochester - Little Theater. 5 screen Independent Theater. They do have the discussion series, and real butter popcorn, but seats are not premium and cell and texting, while frowned upon, still happens.
Dec 7th 2009 6:33AM Oh I am already imagining the commercials in my head. Music - Foreigner's Rev on the Red Line.. Frankie Valli - Oh What a Night...Kool & The Gang - Too Hot.
The possibilities are staggering.
Oct 11th 2009 9:07PM Yes -- back in the day (40s - 70s?) It was to make a stupid, and often public mistake. Came from a short version of a "bonehead" move.
Aug 2nd 2009 2:43PM I had a friend with a child who was a little drama queen and would inevitably choose the checkout for a tantrum. During one particularly thrashing tantrum , my friend threw herself on the floor next to her and started screaming too. This horrified the little girl, who pulled herself up and hissed "MOM! you're embarrassing meeeee!!!" end of tantrum.
A few years later, she had a pre-teen hissy fit in line , and this time my friend started applauding and pointing saying to the other shoppers, "This is my daughter Alexis, and she's playing the part of a drama queen in her school play next week! let's give her a round of applause!" Suddenly all eyes were on Alexis, and NOT in the way she had hoped. She hissed "MOM! everyone is looking at me" and Mom said "Isn't that what you wanted?"
Jun 28th 2009 9:49PM Thank the powers holy and political that keep marriage the provenance and privilege of heterosexuals! This protecting the sanctity of hollywood / reality marriages.
And no, I'm not gay. Straight, married 20+ years . Think We should authorize civil marriages, and churches can decide whether to sanctify them on an individual basis.
Feb 19th 2009 12:52AM Oh PETA will be all over this. They are trying to get us to think more kindly of fish, (ergo, less likely to want to eat them) by re-imagining them as "sea kittens" How will they refer to scorpions? "desert lobster"?
Feb 11th 2009 10:00PM And if it wasn't for the melting pot in the first place, you and your kind would not be here, nor would I. Unless you are Souix or Cree or Seneca or some other nation, you have no room to say "furriners" should go home. I have a remote branch of my family in the Onondaga Nation, but not enough to give me any rights, so I'm just a guest here too.
Jan 19th 2009 4:04PM Oh my gosh! There is a sheep in collusion with this monkey?? They must make quite a "pear"!