Real Music Thursday: Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween!!!!  This is my kind of my first big holiday in my house.  I just had my first Trick-or-Treaters. They were so little and cute.  It was two pairs of toddler twins.

Because of the shutdown, we didn’t have a holiday party at work.  So I didn’t get to dress up. Sigh!  Next Year.  Halloween 2014 falls on a Friday.  It’s going to be awesome!

Now on to the music.   Halloween isn’t really one of those holidays with music.  Yes, you have Thriller and Monster Mash, but that’s about it.

So in honor of the holiday, I give you three version of the same song: I Put A Spell On You.   The original was made in 1956 by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Nina Simone and Creedence Clearwater Revival have famous remakes.  I oddly have all three in my music collection because they are all great in their own way.  The original is hilarious.  Nina’s version is so passionate and CCR’s version has that kick ass guitar solo in the middle.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!  Also, Happy Birthday to my pals, Jennifer and Adam.  Crazy Halloween Babies!

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Real Music Thursday: Dorothy Moore

I’m tired.  So very tired.   After over two weeks of going to bed and waking up whenever, worrying about my career and everything else, I’ve been thrust back to being on schedule. No me gusta.

I’ve been yawning nonstop.   So I’m winding down listen to soft music.   Which leads us to today’s Real Music Thursday: Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore.   Her voice is so smooth!  It just puts you at ease.

Hell No: The Sensible Horror Movie

Finally, characters that are genre savvy!!! LMAO!

I know that I’m not the only one that shouts “Run, bitch, run!” at the screen while watching horror movies.  It’s like the characters make every poor decision imaginable.

Fools and Charlatans: The Federal Government Shutdown, Part 2

The fact that I’m even writing a part 2 about this fuckery is enough to make me scream.   So we’re heading into week 3 of the shutdown because of childish overpaid and extremely underworked bitchmade fools in Congress.   Who needs a functioning nation?  Not them!

Here’s a secret to anyone out of side of the DC Metro Area.  Congress hasn’t created a budget in years.  They do little patchwork malarkey called “continuing resolutions.”   A continuing resolution is a short time budget that allows the federal government to operate for as little as a few days.  That is some bullshit.   A budget is supposed to span the entire fiscal year and yet every time they find some way to mess it up.  Can you imagine going to work and tell your supervisor “I’m only going to give 5% of the project that’s due.  You’ll get more when I feel like it”?  That’s what Congress tells American citizens every time they show up, show out, and do not a damn thing.

And now to top it off with people sitting at home worrying and government services shutting down, we now have the debt ceiling debacle.  And since no one in Congress will do the logical thing of cutting spending and raising taxes (seriously, it’s the most obvious thing, but these bamas are ridiculous), we’ll be hitting that ceiling on what the government can borrow on October 17.

The worst player in all of this firestorm is the media.  “The Republicans are winning. The Democrats are winning. Someone has to cave.”  How can anyone be winning when people are anxious and suffering?  The media is supposed to be riding the politicians’ asses, not kissing them. Furthermore, there is no such thing as caving in this situation.  It’s called being a grown-up and learning compromise is a way of life.

I guess that I’ll just get through more of the book that I’m reading as I watch all of this play out.   It’s about a fringe political group that worms it way into the highest form of government in the land via backroom deals and criminal acts while rallying people that they’re going to take back the country.   It’s called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer.

My Favorite Scene: The Godfather

The Godfather is one of my favorite movies.   I still remember the first time that I saw it.   I was in fifth grade and my mom bought the video and we watched it.  I was an advanced child.  The movie definitely left a lasting impression on me.  Not in the “aren’t gangsters cool?” kind of way; these characters are psychologically interesting.  TV Tropes have identified characters Michael & Vito Corleone (the titular godfathers of the movies) and Tom Hagan (their brother & son, respectively) as INTJs.   I knew it!!!  All three characters are quiet, logical, even-minded, and utterly ruthless.  While Vito and Tom can present a more friendlier manner than Michael’s usual iciness, the viewer can never forgot through their actions that all three have committed horrific crimes in the name of family and business.

So that leads us to one of my favorite scenes from The Godfather.  A lot of movie buffs speak of the famous Baptismal Massacre scene, but the scene actually does nothing for me despite being very well executed.   It’s one of the following scenes that falls into my favorite bucket.

In this scene, Michael and Tom go to confront their little sister Connie’s husband, Carlo.  Carlo is cheating, wife-beating, raggedy ass, golddigging son of bitch.  And it is also heavily implied throughout the movie that he was involved in the death of their brother (and former godfather) Sonny.  In the past, Sonny kept Carlo out of the family business for being an outsider and once beat the stuffing out of him upon finding out that Carlo assaulted a pregnant Connie.

For the audience, there was only maybe a split second where we actually believe that Michael wouldn’t make his sister a widow.  After all, he just stood in church as godfather to Carlo and Connie’s second child. Of course, he also just stood in church while all of the opposition Mafia leaders were being shot to pieces at his behest. So there’s that hiccup for Carlo.

The timeline in The Godfather is never explicitly spelled out.  We know that the movie starts off in 1945 and then after that it gets a little hazy.  Based on what I remember from the book and from the age of the children in The Godfather, Part 2, at least, 8 to 10 years have passed in Part 1.  Michael was gone for several years in Sicily to avoid jail for a killing a corrupt police captain.  Sonny was the godfather for a least few years.  So let’s say that from the point that Michael takes over until the end of Part 1 spans 4 to 5 years.  In that timespan, he brings Carlo in as his lefthand man.   Carlo is in almost all of the family business.  That is what makes this scene so sinister.  For years, Michael has lulled this man into a false sense of security and then comes down on him suddenly like a ton of bricks.

That is some cold-blooded shit.  See, Carlo could see a man like Sonny coming a mile away.  He was like a bull in a china shop.  If Sonny was displeased with you, you most definitely knew it; but Michael, Vito, and Tom wait with the patience of a spider and then strike.  Those magnificent bastards.

 

Apparently, Dinosaur Erotica exists

You know, it takes a lot to surprise me.  As an INTJ, I recognize that anything can exist in human thoughts and I’m fully aware of internet Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it.   But, dinosaur porn?!  Just what the fuck?  It’s not even logical.   It’s just so…it’s….

 

 

Fools and Charlatans: The Federal Government Shutdown

Mocha Pikachu along with over a million others is at home today when I should have been at work.   I’m one of the over a million people affected by the Federal Government shutdown. Newsflash to all of you Republican trolls in Congress so happy to stick it to the President, all you’ve done is hurt a bunch of federal employees and private sector employees.  Yes, even the precious private sector that y’all profess to love, and of which I’m a member, is affected too.  My employer is still trying to figure out what to do with us.

So while y’all slack-jowled bastards get to pat yourselves on the back for a job done horribly, we will sit and ponder how long our savings (if we are lucky enough to have any) will sustain us.  It’s expensive as hell to live in the DC Metro Area and federal employees and contractors aren’t ballin’ out of control they way that some would have you believe.

We’re regular Americans.  We have mortgage/rent and bills to pay.  We have families to support.  We’re not idealistic fools that still get paid no matter how many lives we destroy.

What the hell does it say about this nation that the biggest internal fights are always about civil rights and the public good?

What is so wrong about letting people get access to insurance and not having pre-existing conditions clauses?  It is not the Universal Healthcare that would normally have y’all pissing your pants.  Insurance companies are about to get paid off the Affordable Care Act.  I thought y’all were pro-business.

Or are you more anti-black than anything else?

All I know is Boehner better put down the MAC NC42 Studio Fix powder, dry those bitchmade tears, and go start kicking some ass in his own party.  2013 is not 1996.   Americans are worse off due to Corporate and Government mismanagement.   Things will get ugly.

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