Monday, January 16, 2006

Day Dreaming

I hope you've enjoyed your day off. If you didn't get today off, then shame on your employer.

Me, I've spent the day putting off work I brought home to do over the weekend. (Shame on me.) Also, I'm trying to tune out t.v. and television in order to avoid the usual non-analysis of what King was about and where we're at now.

Yesterday, Anna Ford (my old Oly buddy who has just moved to town) and I had a sleep over. We ate pate, triple cream stinky cheese, and drank wine. To balance it out, we watched Hotel Rwanda. If you think we've come a long way, you are so wrong. Sure, Anna and I got to be born to interacially suited parents (it was still illegal for my parents to marry in some states when they did). We get to eat fancy food. But there is still a bunch of inhumane and disgracefull stuff going on.

13 Added Something:

Anonymous anna (eng, not ford) quipped...

as a child of interacially suited parents and an eater of fancy food, i think i have to disagree about the inhumane/disgraceful bit. I mean, just this morning I was at this MLK deal where a guy was singing a song about the blacks, browns, yellows, whites and reds living in ha-aar-mony!

chin up, chin up I say! Don't worry, be happy!

Monday, January 16, 2006 5:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Greg quipped...

Hotel Rwanda is excellent. And my employer does indeed suck.

Monday, January 16, 2006 5:28:00 PM  
Anonymous New Agent #9 quipped...

K- I am jealous of your sleep over. Remember when you, me and Anna started a church in Olympia, WA back in the mid-nineties? Those were good times.

Monday, January 16, 2006 5:31:00 PM  
Blogger Lucy4 quipped...

Sure, MLK might have been a womanizer and a plagiarist but it's like when Lisa Simpson found out that Jebediah Springfield was really a no good pirate. She was going to tell the townspeople on his holiday but decided against it because the spirit of Jebediah brought out the good in everyone.

Just remember that, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."

Monday, January 16, 2006 5:49:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...

I'm a womanizer and a plagiaist.

Seriously, I'm going to defend the man on this day.

First of all, as long as the womanized were willing, it's of no concern to me. I know lots of perfectly wonderful people who have stepped out on their partners. I don't think it's a good idea, but I won't condemn their work. (Except Woody Allen -- I don't know him, and he's a pervert to have gone after a woman he knew as a girl and stepdaughter.)

And secondly, plagiarism is encouraged and required in the churchy professions. They're always drawing from the bible or other religious texts. I never expect preachers to be very original. Often when they are, I'm troubled and wish to engage in discussion about it. But the nature of church or ralleys doesn't really lend itself to dialog.

So, in conclusion, I disagree with regarding King as either womanizer or a plagiarist.

p.s. -- I'm never a womanizer. I just said it to make a point.

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Up&Overcomming quipped...

New Agent #9 - Yes, I remember the Church. I am the church. Speaking of which, I think I need to be born again - Can you come to LA and be my priest in the city of Angeles?

To everyone else - what to MLK & the Golden Globes have in common?

Monday, January 16, 2006 7:37:00 PM  
Blogger Lucy4 quipped...

My point was that it doesn't matter if he was a womanizer and plagiarist. The important thing was that he did lotsa good things.

I mean Clinton is one of my top three presidents. And another thing, I might even give Woody the benefit of the doubt and say it was love, so take that!

Though I do agree it should be something like "Civil Rights Day" and throw Gandhi in there too because he was one of the OG of civil disobedience. Though Gandhi was also criticized for inappropriate behavior with women and racist remarks about Africans (even though he did help them a lot too and there's a statue of him in South Africa). He also said Jews would win God's love if they willingly went to their deaths as martyrs.

Blah, blah..everyone is a sinner except maybe Oprah and Princess Diana.

Monday, January 16, 2006 8:42:00 PM  
Anonymous new agent #8 quipped...

You mean St. Oprah, right?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:37:00 AM  
Blogger Dirty Dan Sin quipped...

oprah worships gift bags. her tom cruise thing is idolatry. also she and steadman are decidedly not married.

i pondered the work of king while i took my bath and considered what good i am offering to the 'movement.'

the speech i wrote for a rally in my hometown a few months ago was included in the press packet at a rally in palm springs over the weekend which got coverage in newspapers from chicago to mississippi. that's pretty good for starting in northern ca.

i'm no saint, but i do educate and uplift on rare occasions. i am known to womanize more often than i plagiarize.

mostly, though, i spent the whole day watching season 4 of 24.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Sacha quipped...

Hotel Rwanda was good, but it sure leaves you with a lead heart.

I totally concur with your Woody Allen assessment. He is gross.

I love Don Cheadle so much more than Woody Allen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous ed sheff quipped...

Sometimes in April is a good one too.

i was feeling left out so i did a little womanizing and a little plagiarizing today. damn, does that feel good!

anybody see the Boondocks, "I Have a Dream" special?

and, Woody Allen has always creeped me out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:11:00 PM  
Blogger Lucy4 quipped...

Speaking of MLK Day, I just read that Nagin said this in response to the outrage against his "chocolate New Orleans" comment yesterday.

"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," he said. "New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special."

Haha. That's great!

I think it's the dirty pics that Woody Allen had that makes him gross. Though I wonder if people might think he was less gross if he looked more like Jude Law.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:29:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...

Maybe if he were Jude Law's age he might be less gross. Then again, imagine Ashton ending up with one of Demi's kids. Scout? Gross even though he looks good and is young.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:41:00 PM  

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