New Years Eve is coming up fast. Time to get out your new calendar…oh yeah…and prepare to party! I’ve never been a big fan of this day. The parties are too big or too commercial and you end up saying happy new year to perfect strangers or people you hardly know. I prefer my ‘bubbly’ at home with close friends and family. To each his own. Happy New Year!
New Years Eve has become a cliche For a new start, the old giving way. But other than taxes The salient fact is With the sun rise it’s just a new day.
Time to take a pause from all the trials and tribulations of everyday life and spend some time with family and friends. There is no better way to do this then over a good meal. ‘Breaking bread’ has always been synonymous with sharing, camaraderie and peace. Just make sure to keep the discussions of politics and religion away from the dinner table. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Holidays are time to remind Of things we forget in the grind Of everyday living, So pause for Thanksgiving And nourish the ties that will bind.
I’ve been trying to watch the new zombie show ‘Walking Dead’ on AMC. It’s pretty realistic as far as zombie movies go but the pace is a little slow (kind of like the zombies themselves). Too much character development. I’m not usually opposed to this but with thirteen episodes this season, it seems to be moving at a glacial pace…made even worse by the incessant commercials. Someone should turn zombies loose on the producers!
With an uncanny knack for survival Seems Zombies are in a revival, While they look decomposing Their show’s presupposing Success, though they’re ‘dead on arrival’.
Here are some extra limericks for Halloween. This is one of my favorite holidays. No religion, gift giving or flag waving necessary. Everyone just have a good time while pretending to be someone (or something) else!
It’s soon to be all Hallows Eve, A day for which some still believe Black magic abounds, But now it’s just sounds Of ‘trick or treat!’ some candy please?
I’ve got ghosts and monsters galore All standing in front of my door Expecting a treat, But who’s under that sheet? I think I’ve seen that one before!
and for adults…
Sexy witch, sexy cat, sexy maid All assume lot’s of skin is displayed. While candy is dandy The trick if you’re randy Is a treat that unwrapped gets you laid.
Obama has finally found an answer to that perennial Presidential dilemma…what do we do with the Army? Voila…Syria is our new enemy. Forget all this ‘chemical weapons’ baloney. We encouraged Iraq to use these weapons against Iran back in the Reagan days (memory’s are so short). The real reason is simple…we have too many bombs with the winding down of the war in Iraq. We need to reduce our stockpile so we can build it up again. After all, it’s good for the economy.
Obama is searching for a way To convince us to agree “bombs away” ‘Cause our thirst for the power To make others cower Is America’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
The government continues to overreach using ‘terrorism’ as the excuse to slowly remove our personal privacy and liberties in the name of national security. The terrorist have already won. They have sown the seeds of fear that dictate our actions. All they had to do was blow-up a couple of office buildings. In response, we started two wars, spend billions of dollars and shed 100 times more blood from soldiers and civilians alike. Now we are sowing the seeds that will crumble our democracy through the creation of a surveillance state. We can never be 100% safe and I do not want to relinquish my privacy and civil liberties in an attempt to achieve it.
“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fervor pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in ceasing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? This is what I a have done.”
– Julius Caesar
Obama is surprised at the fuss Over surveillance he thinks is a must But what’s he protecting Now that we’re detecting The NSA spying on us!
I remember a manager years ago talking about this concept of ‘customer delight’. It was as stupid then as it is now. Intuit (maker of Quicken) seems to think they have achieved it. I’ve got news for them. Nobody is ‘delighted’ to balance their checkbook unless they just won the Powerball! Nevertheless, they keep trying to sell me a new version every year with new features I don’t want or need. Hardly a ‘delightful’ experience. I pity the poor rank and file that have to pretend to drink this kool-aid.
Companies are getting excited To think that we’ll all be delighted By everyday tools ‘Cause management fools Have their heads up a place that’s unlighted.
If you think there is any privacy left in the digital age…think again. That latest example is how the FBI (and even the IRS) are freely and legally reading your emails. You might think they’d need a warrant but, with so many loopholes in the privacy laws, they are virtually useless. The ACLU does the best they can to protect us from an over-reaching government but it is an uphill battle. Big Brother is not only watching but reading and listening as well.
The government’s new holy grail Is privacy laws weakened and frail. Now with so many reading Your inbox we’re needing To change it to ‘we’ have got mail.
I recently received an email describing a new Insect Spy Drone being tested by the government. It looked cool and sounded plausible until one of my friends pointed out this Snopes post that debunks the claim. End of story…right? Wrong! A week later I read about a Harvard team that has developed the first mechanical flying insect. It’s not yet capable to be a spy drone but an important step has been taken. It’s only a matter of time.
It seems that we just can’t forestall The making of things very small Like this latest machine That’s almost unseen The proverbial ‘fly on the wall’.
Last night I tried to watch the Lyrid Meteor shower. I never have much luck with these. It’s hard enough to get up before dawn then I look up and rarely see any meteors. After ten minutes I’m back in bed. I think the term ‘shower’ is a misnomer.
While I patiently watch the stars twinkle It appears that my plan has a wrinkle While they talk of a shower And meteors per hour All I ever see is a sprinkle.