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Father Knows Best to Who’s Your Daddy

The kids were bored with all our movies (a collection that cost me many pretty pennies over the years) and I was resigned to scouring through the online movie dregs for some entertainment. Good Lord, the filth that is out there, marketed as “family” entertainment. I don’t have television and don’t go to the movie theater, so I have a different (read: objective) perspective on it all. Eek.

Anyway, I came across an old show from Father Knows Best. Do any of you remember that old show? It aired in 1954 (it was a radio program before then). It evolved into the TV show with Robert Young and Jane Wyatt. So we saw some episode where the boy wants a baseball team to visit Springfield, and he is convinced that his insuperable dad can arrange it. Which he does.

But the problem is that the dude Dad partners with to make it happen wants some (political) favors. Dad is unwilling to do it and there ends the heroic hopes and dreams of the Springfield boys.

As we watched the show, I was appalled. Simply APPALLED. What the heck ever happened to fathers???

Oh I KNOW, Father Knows Best was fiction, fantasy. But heck, even at its most fantastical, most Dads were still WITH their families in the 50s. Life has changed so much in 50, 60 years. Not for the better, no. Better to have a lame dad than no dad.

Whatever happened to the family unit, to the sanctity of marriage and the honor of raising children? Hey, a huge and fancy barbados wedding is terrific, a real accomplishment. Keeping those vows is even more important. :( So what happened between point A and B that makes us so radically different.

Of course, there is a lot to be thankful for– women don’t have to have 18-inch waists and wear poofy dresses all the time. And we have iPhones and laptops now. But all those things seem like a poor exchange for a wholesome family. So much has changed.

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I Still Think They Are God’s Greatest Creatures…

Funny Pictures  - The Most Interesting Cat in the World

:grinny:

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Going a LEEETLE Too Far with the iPhone Craze

I saw this video showcasing the “latest” iPhone app. Watch it and tell me what you think…

If you are like me (and why else would you be reading this blog, hmmm??), then you probably thought, “Hey! That is so cool!!” After a moment when your brain cooled down to normal mode and the marketing scent evaporated, you no doubt thought, “What the heck?” Finally, you thought, “This is actually dumb. Why use your iPhone as a remote? Why don’t ya just put your TV remote in its proper place every time?!” See, I KNOW what you were thinkin’!

I think the iPhone is indeed a nifty device. Hey, vanilla dutches can be nifty, too. But humans always seem to take things a little too far to the extreme, you know? The iPhone is indeed neat, but do we really NEED an app for EVERYTHING?! Must it replace EVERYTHING we do? Just because there’s an app for that does not necessarily make the app good.

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Oscar the Grouch Day

Meh. Stay away, far away, little children. I’m a GROUCH today.

funny pictures - Feeling a bit crabby this morning, are we?

The company I work for– the one I LOVE to work for– is going down the toilet. I don’t know what I am am going to do. I rely on that income and I’m not able to work too many other jobs. :(

Maybe I can get a job selling steel bracelets or something. Or selling encyclopedias…. *sigh*

I’m pretty angry at Google, actually. They rule the Internet and so they can make websites irrelevant with one wave of their evil magic wand. And they have waved it at all the companies I work for. It’s bad enough that they wrecked the professional blogging business, now they want to rule the entire online roost, as well.

Yeah, look out. I’m pretty peeved today. Lord, I need some joy! And a new job!

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Crazy Car Designs

You asked for it, I got it. Crazy cars!!! It’s ALL the rage now, huh?

Roll out the barrel! Haha!

The Good: No more banging the car door against other cars in the parking lot! The Bad: If someone rear-ends you and you aren’t buckled in…..

This one is best followed by the “dog” car. What a design, though. Must have taken some heavy-duty technical expertise from the Houston web design gurus to get this one right….

*Some* people would accuse me of driving such a car…

Just plain weird.

Show-off:

Uhhhh what is it? The Blob?

I’ve always wanted to drive a Chia Pet. Hey, you could also snack on something green while in traffic.

This one must have a magnet for an engine. Hold on to your refrigerator magnets, people, lest this car slurp them up while it goes down the street!

The Barbie car. Or, Maureen Dowd car.

This one helps alleviate the “bugs splattering on the windshield” problem.

A popular model for Third World countries.

Tacky!!

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. :D What’s your favorite?

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Kick Me Now

Blast it.

I went to the local “mega behemoth gigantic super” center store Saturday. I’m still shaking from the shock. I could kick myself.

I HAD to go. We were out of milk. The kids had guzzled it down during the week, and I really didn’t want to drive to the convenience store (creepy in there). So I drove the 3 extra miles to the “mega behemoth gigantic super” center store, TOTALLY forgetting that it was a Saturday. And a Saturday afternoon, too!

*screams of horror*

Why does every shop on Saturday? You’d think they’d hate the cologne-soaked crowds, the sweaty, dirty, screaming children, the bumper-to-bumper traffic. I know I sure do. I came home in shock. Get me to see one of the folks who work those Occupational Therapist Aide Jobs, I needed help!

So next time I get it in my head to go to the store on a Saturday, especially when it’s just FOUR WEEKS before Christmas, kick me. Hard. And pray that I get the message.

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