It’s the little things

… that make my day.   Like Wil on a horse.  With a tan.  If you know who Wil is, you know his motto:  Don’t Be A Dick.

I like these Old Spice ads and take-offs.  There’s one about being in the library, too, but I can’t remember where it is.

Here’s the latest way to quit your job that doesn’t involve emergency slides:

http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/

And doesn’t that make  you laugh again about the flight attendant, really?  Have you seen how many friends and ‘likes’ he has on FB?  Check out the t-shirts.  Heh.  Popular culture at its finest.  I’m behind the curve for posting this but you should be used to that by now.  I am the pop culture maven for old, slow people.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Also:  is there a word for the thing you’re doing if you “cut off your nose to spite your face”?  It’s almost the word(s) ‘counter-productive’ but that doesn’t quite capture it.  I am having a brain fart about this.  You are doing something to someone that hurts yourself more than the other intended target and do it even though you know the outcome.

Last (for the moment) but not least, text “kids” to 277-22 to make a $10 matched donation to the Loma Linda Childrens Hospital. I don’t know who is matching it.   Craig Bierko is running a 24 hour tweet-a-thon to boost donations. Actually, it’s probably over by the time I posted (see pop culture reference above).  Anyway, I don’t know why he’s doing it.  Nathan Fillion was pushing it.    There are numerous Vimeo videos out there, you can search and find out more if you’ve read this far.

Songs

Nice quotes today from the Quotemaster.

They made me a little nostalgic.  I used to date musicians.  Was even married to one briefly!  I schlepped drums and a Peavy amp (not by myself) and all things musical for about 6 months on the road at the tender age of 18.   It was an experience, for sure.  XMRadio would have been a godsend for those long drives in between gigs from Bumfuck, Texas, to Butt, Montana. I heard Bennie and the Jets about a thousand times.  B-B-B-B-Bennie!

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I don’t need to be recognized with presents. I just wanna go onstage and sing my song.
– Celine Dion

You can cage the singer but not the song.
– Harry Belafonte

Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.
– Pete Seeger

I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
– Neil Young

The songs worked as a different kind of rhetoric, one that could reach the fence-sitters.
– Peter Yarrow

Song writing is about getting the demon out of me. It’s like being possessed. You try to go to sleep, but the song won’t let you. So you have to get up and make it into something, and then you’re allowed to sleep.
– John Lennon, 1940 – 1980