Saturday, June 30, 2012

Where do we go now? Where do we go?

A good day of fishing

Freedom. Old vs New

Bridge to somewhere

Monday, June 25, 2012

Whelp, Roof with No Name Has Returned to Being For the Birds...Until the Next Blog Party, We Wish You Were Here

It's bird, it's a plane, it's the roof with no name.  Now returned to = for the birds.  
Birds occupy roof with no name.  So does yours truly.  We miss your faces...tho my neighbor does NOT
  Wish you were here...
So...did you think you can tell...heaven from hell?  Blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field...
From a cold steel rail?

 A smile from a veil?   Did you think you can tell? 

Until the next blog party... These views bid youz adieu...

  In the meantime, we wish you were here.

Remembering Michael Jackson, The King of Pop: May the Good Lord, Shine A Light On You. Cause YOUR Light Still Shines to this Day.


Dear MJ,

While I'm sure you're up there smiling down on us, doing the moonwalk in the sky (on the moon?), we sure do miss ya down here.  It seems like just yesterday we were watching you on MTV, introduce the world to your white sequin glove and black sequin jacket that are forever memorialized in our collective minds.  You THRILLED us all with Thriller and quite frankly, still do.  I mean, the thing just NEVER GETS OLD. And probably never will.

I'm sure you already know this, but just in case you don't, we know you were involved in some high profile court cases that were controversial and publicly damaging in your later years.  But that doesn't negate the fact that you contributed MORE than ANYONE in  history to the music/entertainment industry...over DECADES.  You inspired us, Michael, in more ways than one.  Your dedication to entertainment was only PART of the equation.  You GAVE more than $300 million to charities around the world and helped so many people through your huge heart and limitless generosity.  

So, though you may have been embarrassed over court cases that may not have put you in the best light, YOUR LIGHT will shine on...long, long after your death.  We do hope you are resting in peace, Michael.  Doing that moonwalk on the moon, or on Steve Jobs' iCloud, perhaps...just don't lend him your iPad (word to the wise...).  

So, in the words of another great, Sir Mick, we can only hope that God's returning the favor, on behalf of ALL of us here on Earth..."May the good lord, shine a light on you...Make every song your favorite tune, May the good lord shine a light on you, Warm like the evening sun." 

With Love,

The United States of the World (and dogs too) XOXO

PS. I may SPEAK to dead people...but I don't SEE dead people...not yet, anyways.

Dear Europe, Get Your Shit Together...And for the love of God, Contain Yourselves! Cause We Got a Case of the Monday's.

This Just In: U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Concern Europe’s Crisis Will Worsen (Sounds like SOMEBODY's got a case of the mondays)

U.S. stocks retreated, following last week’s decline, amid concern that a meeting of European leaders will fail to help contain the region’s debt crisis. (Hmmmm...Dear Europe: CONTAIN YOURSELVES, for the love of God, and your OWN mother)
Bank of America Corp.Caterpillar (CAT) Inc. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) dropped more than 2.4 percent to pace losses among the largest companies. Pfizer Inc. (PFE) andBristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) fell more than 1.9 percent after their top experimental drug, blood thinner Eliquis, failed to win U.S. regulators’ approval.
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, talks about the European debt crisis, central bank monetary policy, and the economies of the U.S. and so-called BRIC nations. O'Neill speaks with Tom Keene, Ken Prewitt and Sara Eisen on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 1.4 percent to 1,317 at 9:47 a.m. New York time. The benchmark index for American equities snapped a two-week rally on June 22. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 145.61 points, or 1.2 percent, to 12,495.17. Trading in S&P 500 companies was almost in line with the 30-day average at this time of day.
Billionaire investor George Soros called on Europe to start a fund to buy Italian and Spanish bonds, warning that a failure by leaders meeting on June 28 to produce drastic measures could spell the demise of the currency. (Doomsday prediction...could be onto something...) German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected joint euro-area bonds or bills, saying that introducing shared debt now would be “counterproductive.” (But the steps taken thus far: thinking about possibly coming up with a solution in the not so distant future when shit may or may not hit the fan next month, have been extremely productive...)
“I don’t really see the euro coming unwound if the June 28 meeting doesn’t go well,” said James Paulsen, the chief investment strategist at Minneapolis-based Wells Capital Management. His firm oversees about $333 billion. “Yet we’re going to stay sensitive to news out of Europe until we get better economic reports out of the U.S.” (Sensitive Sallie's over here)
Signs of slower growth and concern over Europe’s crisis pushed stocks down 7.2 percent from an almost four-year high in April. Data today may show that demand for new homes probably rose in May for the second month as mortgage rates dropped, bolstering the residential real-estate market while other parts of the economy cool, economists predicted. (and our chances of retirement just dropped from slim to nil...whelp, smoke em if you got em...cause we're not retiring in THIS lifetime...and possibly the next.  Thanks, Europe.  Way to make our Mondays THAT much better...yep, thanks a lot...looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays....)

Words on the Street: Read 'em and Weep...Dolphins Still Rape People...and are being PORPOISELY Obtuse

Fearless Vampire Killers

LONDON was here (I was too)
DRABS FUCKED UP (so did I)...A lesser EVIL


Dolphins STILL rape people.  And they're being porpoisely obtuse...
"RAPE?  I don't even know what that means!"
Tom Selleck.  A BETTER Pirate?
If you like it and you want it put a bag on it!  LOL  LIKE LIKE LIKE.  Beyonce does too.

Words with Friends, Volume 11,971. Victory is OURS, Bitches...Don't Drink and Derive

  Yep, bringing back old school, fun with math style...

PS: Welcome back to the blog party, Netherlands!  It's nice to see youz again.  Victory is ours...could it be YOURS too??  ...Just remember, don't drink and derive, mkay?  

Hey, It's Your Birthday, And this is CRAZY, But Have a GREAT One, I'll Call You, Maybe!

In honor of one of my favorite people, Dess, it's your daily dose of Call Me Maybe, extra special BIRTHDAY edition!  Allow me to welcome you to another year in style...Call Me Maybe style!  So catch it...and change your life, on this birthday, like I've changed mine (tho not necessarily for the better) and drink something for me, will ya?  Cause this song's perpetually stuck in your head now, for many, many birthdays to come...and possibly until the end of time :)

  PS: I'll call you later....MAYBE!

Hey here comes the weekend...aaaaaannnd it's gone

  My thoughts exactly.