Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Bath Salts"

Causeway Cannibal Identified; Fears Grow Over Drug Possibly Involved « CBS Miami Did you hear about this "Naked cannibal attack' down in Miami? People now think that the cannibalism was caused by a new stimulant "LSD" type drug known as "Bath Salts".This is all new to me as I rarely take baths but do use my outdoor shower quite religiously usually until about Thanksgiving here on Cape Cod. Some people I guess do enjoy soaking in the tub and pouring in some bath salts to ease their weary bones, but not me. Often I see commercials on the "TV" that describe some prescription drug of some sort and to me it seems that some of the side effects seem worse than the condition that the drug is trying to correct. Some drugs list even DEATH as a side effect or liver damage, etc., I'd rather forgo these drugs and luckily so far I don't have any prescriptions for any chemical drugs and once in a while I do have an aspirin but that doesn't seem too bad. I guess these drug dealers should start putting warning labels on these "bath salts" drugs such as "CAUTION: using bath salts may cause you to run around naked and eat the raw uncooked  face of other naked humans, please consult with your physician before consuming "bath salts" as this drug may also cause you to say the pledge of allegiance backwards or speak like "Bobba Fett or Jabba The Hut from Star Wars".

Me, I think I'll stick to showers and forgo the "bath salts". I don't even like steak tartar that much and do draw the line at eating people's uncooked noses.

Friday, May 25, 2012

I Lost A Filling

Last week I lost one of my gold fillings from one of my upper molars. With the price of gold these days I was lucky that I didn't swallow this filling and I made sure that I saved it. I had this filling for a number of years but I guess this is a sign that I'm getting a day older each day as it is no fun to  lose a filling. One thing about gold is that it retains its bright lustre and it didn't take me much time to scrub off the coffee and spinach stains. Luckily this filling was installed when gold was about $240 an ounce so I actually can sell this filling for more than it cost me.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IHYD becomes "That's My Boy"-

That's My Boy Trailer Official 2012 [1080 HD] - Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg - YouTube Opening on "Father's Day", "That's My Boy" the latest Adam Sandler movie was filmed on Cape Cod for a lot of the scenes. The "working title" while filming was "I Hate You Dad". I remember seeing advertisements for "extras" during last Summer and also seeing "IHYD" road signs around Hyannis and Dennis. At first I wasn't sure what "IHYD" meant with these signs as I was thinking,"Is that a ransom sign meaning I Have Your Dog"? Or perhaps, "I Hate Young Democrats?" I figured it out after a while.

I don't mind Adam Sandler's silly characters as found in movie classics such as "The Waterboy" and "Happy Gilmore". I'm sure I'll see this movie at some point as it is fun to see local sights on the "big screen" and say to yourself"I know where that is", or "I've been there". So, that's my preliminary thoughts on "That's My Boy".  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Water Under the Bridge"

Yesterday I was able to cross over the Lieutenant Island Road wooden bridge in Wellfleet on Cape Cod as I timed correctly the tidal water flow whereas my previous attempt was thwarted by the high "Super Moon" tide that flooded the road to the island. I hated to waste the time and gas from my previous island crossing attempt but some times in life you have to "go with the flow" and my unsuccessful attempt is now "water under the bridge".

Friday, May 11, 2012

"A Bridge Too Far"

Yesterday I was on my way to an insurance inspection on Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet on Cape Cod when I saw that the rising tide had flooded the road before this wooden bridge to the island. It was interesting to see all the little fish  swimming in the water on the road and I saw a couple of hermit crabs scampering around as well. I have never been over to this island but I think this is the only road available to reach the houses and wildlife sanctuary. I didn't feel like driving through the salt water as I didn't want to rust out my car or chance getting caught on the island and having to wait for the tide to change. Yes, today, this was "a bridge too far " for me. Luckily, I hadn't been drinking and didn't have a young lady named Mary Joe with me in the car and didn't crash my car off the side of this bridge like that Kennedy fella over on Martha's Vineyard many years ago.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Brownies Can't Sell Brownies

Parents: Rule’s half-baked - BostonHerald.com What do you think of the new regulations set to go into effect in Massachusetts by the Department of Public Health banning sale on school property of pizza, fudge, cookies,pies 2% milk, and other treats used to raise money for student activities such as band trips, drama clubs, hockey teams and other organizations? The Department of Public Health thinks banning "fatty foods" will help reduce the alarming amount of child obesity and give the kids a chance to lead a normal, healthy, life as these tasty treats would then not compete with the school lunch program. Seems to me this is another example of bureaucratic regulators going a little too far. Maybe some of these organizations and clubs will just have to get permission to set up a table across the street from the school to get around these regulations. Maybe these clubs will start selling raw carrots, apples, bananas, parsnips, and beets to raise money for their activities as I'm sure that there will be great demand for these healthy snacks.

The obesity problem to me seems to be caused primarily by not enough exercise as schools reduce the amount of recess and gym activity. A lot of people and kids these days seem to concentrate their activities around their computer,smart phone, or game console. Maybe instead of desks the schools should develop lecterns where kids could stand during class instead of sitting or devise a type of bicycle wheel apparatus to their desks so that all the students could spin a bike chain and generate electric power that could be stored in batteries that could help reduce the electric bills of the school. Maybe the schools should require all the children to shovel the snow in the school parking lots by hand instead of using the town snow plows. Just think of all the new regulatory ideas that could be developed. I say "Let the Brownie troop sell their brownies, let the Girl Scouts sell their cookies and let the students eat cake".

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" (to some people)

Forbidden Photos of Adolf Hitler Ran across some photos I had never seen before of Adolph Hitler that portray him as great with women and children, a vegetarian animal lover, artist, and all around "jolly good fellow". Just another example perhaps of how impressions can be formed in many ways through the media both in a positive and negative manner. Adolph Hitler was "before my time" and I in no way can condone his genocidal actions of supposed racial purity or his maniacal quest to conquer all of Europe and Russia. These photos do show though that even the greatest of Satans can be portrayed in a favorable light and mask a truly despicable person. It is sometimes easy I guess for some people to be swayed by a "smooth talker" or a charismatic leader especially when the "press" is on their side.