Thursday, December 04, 2014

Random Musings

Since becoming husband-and-husband, I’ve found renewed joy in my life with Carlos because, well, I get to gaslight him all the time now!

Like the day I was home and he called to say he was running late, and I acted as though I couldn’t hear him.

Then, when he got home, and I asked why he was late and hadn’t called, he said he had. I said he didn’t; he said he did. It went on like that for a couple of m minutes before he whipped out his phone and called the house phone because he wanted to check if it was working.

And I laughed, telling him that I was gas-lighting him.

Like the time he said he had to go to Lancaster for work, then to Cassatt, and then back to Camden. He called to tell me he was back in Camden and I asked what he meant by that.
Carlos: I told you I was going to Lancaster.

Bob: No, you didn’t.
Carlos: Yes, I did.
Bob: No, you said you were going to Cassatt and then back home.
Carlos: I did go to Cassatt.
Bob: You went to Cassatt? Why didn’t you tell me?

Gaslight. Not that there’s a huge sum of money I’ll come into when I have Carlos declared mentally unstable; I’m just doing it for fun.
"I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process."

Good.Bye. And I hope we never hear from you again.
Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach-turned-NBC analyst who said he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam because he wouldn't want to "deal with all of it" — meaning the media attention — said this week that he would welcome wife-beater Ray Rice onto a team.

So, you can beat up a woman and still be an NFL star but you can’t be gay.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson yesterday petitioned the Fourth Circuit Court, asking that they not rule on his marriage appeal until the Supreme Court issues on a decision on the cases out of Sixth Circuit. Wilson, like his counterparts in several other states, is desperately trying to keep his case alive so that marriage equality can be undone should SCOTUS rule negatively.

Although he’s wasting taxpayer money and doesn’t seem to realize that South Carolina is not bound by decisions of the Sixth Circuit Court.

Seriously, Alan, give up. The Queers have landed legally married in South Carolina!
Back in the olden days — well, late last century — it was always a bit surprising to see interracial couples on scripted TV shows. Not surprising to see them in real life, mind you, but TV always seems to lag behind the real word. I still remember the shock of the Willis’ on The Jefferson’s back in the day.

So, imagine my surprise when two new shows — NBC’s Marry Me and Bravo’s first scripted show The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce — each featured an interracial couple.

And a gay one, to boot — clockwise from top left: Dan Bucatinsky and Tim Meadows from Marry Me, and Patrick Heusinger and J. August Richards from GG2D.
A friend posted this thing on Facebook that you should Google your first name and the word ‘meme’ following. Then go to images and post the first image that comes up.

That one, up there, was the first image that came up, but that — down there — was Number Four and, I felt, far funnier and more apropos.

So, let me get this white: in America you can be shot to death for stealing cigarillos from a store in Missouri, and you can be choked to death for selling “loosies” — single cigarettes — on Staten Island?

Oh, only if you’re Black in America.
AT&T U-verse had a Free HBO weekend over Thanksgiving and so I recorded all the episodes of The Leftovers, which is based on a book I’d read last year about a Rapture-like disappearance of 2% of the world’s population.

Good book, but the show features one Justin Theroux, an ISBL hottie, and star of a Would You Hit It post. Justin appears shirtless, pants-less and nude.

Bob is intrigued.
Down in Houston, two teenage carjackers were met with a wee surprise when trying to steal a car: a stick shift.

The two morons held the motorist at gunpoint trying to take his car, and then demanded that he tell them how to drive it. After the driver provided a few instructions, the teens ordered him out of the vehicle, drove off, probably riding the clutch all the way, and the driver called the police.

Both morons were arrested for carjacking and stupidity.
Speaking of Texas, county clerks in Fort Worth and Houston say they won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even if a federal judge lifts his stay of a ruling striking down Texas' marriage bans.

Bob says you should then be fired for not doing your jobs, and then you can whine about how, while not following the law, and denying Gays the legal right to marry, your own rights were trampled on.

Then you can STFU.
I stopped by Blobby’s Blog this week — on World AIDS Day — and he had written a post and then ended it with a Rosanne Cash song, “I Want A Cure” as a way of tribute.

And that little moment triggered the song that’s been playing on a loop in my head for the week. The song, “Tennessee Flat-Top Box” was one from Rosanne’s childhood — she remembered it being sung to her as a lullaby — and she longed to record it. When she did she found out that old lullaby had been written by her late father, Johnny Cash.


mistress maddie said...

LMAO........I do think that second meme is probably right on!!!! I did mine and got a picture of Stephen king. It said something about men would rather douse their dicks with gasoline, light a match and dance to disco inferno rather then pay any more money on some kind of tax!!!

anne marie in philly said...

"Good.Bye. And I hope we never hear from you again." - unless someone lynches him first.

"So, you can beat up a woman and still be an NFL star but you can’t be gay." - WRONG!

"The Queers have landed legally married in South Carolina!" - thank the dogs and cats for that!

tim meadows - (swoon)

so I googled and I got a pix of keanu reeves with the words "what if anne marie created this meme...because she needed an outlet to share her insane ideas without being judged?" - HELL YEAH!

number 2 (heh heh heh) was "anne marie broke my table. her ass was too big." - HELL YEAH AGAIN!

the dogs' mother said...

They couldn't drive a stick shift... the mind boggles!

Professor Chaos said...

How has Tony Dungy not been booted off the air yet?

Blobby said...

Oooooh. A shout-out. Thanks! Cash is one of my most favourite artists.

Yes, I would hit Justin T. And he could hit me. But not in that Ray Rice kind of way. ....and now it seems I have a meme to do.

anne marie in philly said...

@TDM - I never learned to drive a stick shift either. I have no coordination.

Biki Honko said...

The NFL is so hypocritical that its not even funny.

Stupid county clerks in many of states. If you dont want to do you job, quit! I'm sure there is someone that would adore doing that job.

I drive a stick, and not a single one of my buddies can drive my George! And they are amazed that I can do so!

I got a fella saying, Yo Gill, Yousa Baby Back Bitch. Not sure, but dont think this one fits me at all.

Mark in DE said...

The Leftovers is a good show, although it will take several episodes for you to understand a lot of it. And just WAIT until you see Justin T out jogging...

Here's my meme thingy:
Hmmm... oddly accurate.

Bob Slatten said...

@Mark Love the meme!!