Dave Stancliff 2016-01-24 blogarama.com

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Why Wile E. Coyote Never Caught Up To The Road Runner

Good Day World!

What's come over the coyotes in Marin County, California?

Locals describe nighttime drivers stopping on the twisting highway because coyotes were staring them down and acting like they were going to attack.

The curiously hyper-coyotes were coming close to cars, but turning away at the last moment; howling insanely while dashing off into the night.

TWO POSSIBLE REASONS

1) They are stoned on hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the area and are on vision quests to interact with people driving cars. (my favorite)

2) People have been feeding the coyotes from their cars, which is never a good idea for several reasons.

One of my favorite cartoon characters, Wile E. Coyote, always looked like he was loaded (at least he did to me!).

Now, I know why he never could catch up to the Road Runner. He lived in Marin County and his inventions were dreamed up after eating some magic mushrooms! 

It explains a lot.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Recognizing The Power of Breasts

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Men love women's breasts.

I know that's a broad (no pun intended) statement, but I'm standing by it.

A tour through history books highlights how breasts were featured in the arts and literature of all the great civilizations.
Boobs are worshipped on a daily basis in the mainstream media and social media today.

BREAST POWER PROTESTS

Perhaps one of the most unique way of protesting inequalities in society today is flashing one's breasts in public to make a point (again, no pun intended).

Two quick examples:

* Topless women greeted Iran's leader Rohani when he came to Paris (1/28) to negotiate trading with the government.

What I really found amusing about exposing Rohani's pure eyes to those naked breasts, is that the French really went out of their way to keep him from seeing them by covering up works of art - statues, paintings., - in museums and on the streets.

Rohani finds boobs that offensive. What do you want to bet his mother didn't breast feed him?

* Last fall there was a topless protest in Canada. Women were demanding the right to bare their breasts in public (Warning *Explicit). 

Most men, like myself, think breasts are beautiful. Here are 8 awesome and interesting things to know about boobs.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Takeaway from Trump's Tantrum: Real World vs Reality TV - Things Get Messy


                                  Good Day World!

If it were an episode of The Apprentice Donald Trump could fire Megyn Kelly and gain total control of the Republican debate on Fox News tonight.

But it's not. This is the real world and Trump is either going to have to answer serious questions at some point in his campaign or he's going to lose the presidential game.

Trump's refusal to appear in the debate is reminiscent of a angry, spoiled little rich boy not getting his way and taking his ball and going home.

He's afraid of Megyn Kelly and what she may ask him. Imagine that. The man who says he can deal with Putin doesn't want to be put on the spot by a conservative news reporter.  

That's because Trump fears substance. It scares the hell out of him. Pin him down on how he's going to build the "Great Wall Between the US and Mexico" and he'll tell you the Mexican government will pay for it.

How realistic is that response? It's something he could have gotten away with in an episode of The Apprentice, but not in the real world.

Meanwhile Ted Cruz, Trump's closest tormentor, used the hashtag #DuckingDonald to make fun of Trump for ducking out of the debate and tweeted a mocked-up picture of Trump's head on Donald Duck's body sitting on a pile of money.

There's at least one Republican presidential candidate who suspects it's all theater and Trump will show up at the last moment.

Jeb Bush claims to have put a $20 bet on Trump making a dramatic (what else for an entertainer?) appearance at the debate at the 11th hour.

Perhaps he will. Trump is a narcissistic showman who doesn't like being left out of any limelight. Eleven million (predicted) viewers is a big audience.

However, I'll put my money on Trump following through with his own controlled "charity" event and thumbing his nose at FOX and the real world!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Political Documentary I'd like to See: 'Bring in the Clowns!'

Good Day World!

Heres a documentary that I'd like to see:


Title: Bring in the Clowns
An independent documentary on the 2016 Campaign for President of the United States. Every candidate will be scrutinized like never before.

Stripped of party politics in the production, the producers carefully fact-check every claim made by the candidates when they speak to audiences.

The documentary will strip away the clown makeup voters normally see, and force the candidates to address important issues like rebuilding America's infrastructure, instead of relying on demagoguery.

After watching Donald Trump campaign I think most Americans would really like to see this documentary.

I'll go one step further and even suggest that the majority of Americans would like a political system as detailed in Bring On The Clowns.      

Meanwhile I'll leave you with another political story that would make a good reality show, but has been made into a documentary:

Ulta-Juicy Revelations from the Anthony Weiner Documentary

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Viral Videos: It's Insane What Entertains People These Days

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When millions of people tune in to a video of a brick in a washing machine on a trampoline, you know how crazy the new cool is.

There's no other explanation.

When over 10 million people checking out a video of a guy covered in ice cream extolling the merits of the desert, you have to wonder about their IQ.

I strongly suspect that Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is gaining his followers among this group of viral viewers.

Trump followers watch viral videos like "Your Eyes Are Stupid" and "True Facts About The Dung Beetle" (slinging shit is a real favorite pastime with this group).

Here's a list of the Top 10 Viral Videos of all time.

What passes for entertainment in the 21st century seems pretty strange to me with my 20th century values. Let's put it this way;

When I was a teenager if someone would have seen me watching a short movie about a washing machine jumping on a trampoline they would have called the guys in the white coats!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Nightmare #9: Bad Vibrations

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I had a weird nightmare the other night about wearable technology.

I was riding a Hoverboard and checking my Garmin Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker - a wrist watch to monitor my daily activity, when something surprising happened!

My brand new Smart Yoga Workout Pants began vibrating in the wrong places!

I was wearing them so they would track my body's movements and use haptic feedback (vibrations on the skin) to maintain a proper yoga pose while riding on my Hoverboard.

PAUSE

Have you who have heard of vibrating underwear for lovers

Something terrible must have happened with my Yoga Pants because they were acting like vibrating underwear for lovers and driving me crazy!

Worse yet...I didn't know who was on the other end of the remote vibrator! 

Of course I was out in public and people were staring at me as I writhed down the street, when my Hoverboard suddenly caught fire!

Luckily, I had my Smart Ring connected to my Bluetooth and was able to call for emergency tech help at both the Yoga Pants Center, and local Fire Department.

Translation of my dream: I think I'm wary of modern technology...

related: Sex Wearables Go Where Fitbit Dares Not Tread

 Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, January 24, 2016

We Live in Fertile Times: Create You Own Cult

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There's never been a better time to start you own cult.

The dumbing down of America is complete.


(Illustration - Google images via The Atlantic)  

We have a bigger cross section of dumb people to select from now than ever before (318.9 million). 

Perfect example; look at Donald Trump's followers. I know it's not pretty, but if you look at the demographics the picture is clear: under-educated and older White Americans who are feeling disenfranchised. 

Trump's slogan. "Making American Great Again" appeals to a paranoid and angry group who want to turn the clock back to the so-called good old days in the 1950's and 1960s.

How about ISIS (or Daesh as they hate to be called?) It's one cult that borders between religion and political agendas.

There are others that fit the foreign and domestic terrorist category.
The armed, and militant, right-wing loonybirds at an Oregon bird sanctuary are holding taxpayer land hostage to further their own personal aims under the guise of helping others.

Religious cults are more common in this country. Some say Mormons are on the cusp of being a religious cult. The armed occupiers of the Oregon bird sanctuary building (BLM property) are led by a group of Mormons (the Bundys), which does play into that narrative. 

A political cult's primary interest is in furthering a certain ideology, mostly advocating a far-left or far right agenda. 
A good book on this subject is:
"On The Edge: Political Cults Right and Left," by Dennis Tourish and Tim Wohlforth

I see the signs everywhere. We live in a fertile time for paranoids of all ilks. Thanks to the Internet, cults can flourish like never before. It's no longer a real challenge to brainwash most of the public today.

Too many are waiting for the next messiah. Be it a president of the United States leading us to world domination, or the next mindless megalomaniac claiming to be Jesus, the country waits...and watches.

Time for me to walk on down the road...