Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Violent Love

Been fatigued during social dancing recently. Sucks.

While taking a long break, had this conversation:

Me: Is this song familiar to anyone?

J: It's Indigo Swing covering a ... punk band, I think.

[Note: They were covering Oingo Boingo's Violent Love]

Me: I've danced to this song a dozen times and never noticed the lyrics.

D: I want to make violent love to you...

Me: Er, thanks. I'm flattered. But, I'm actually seeing someone right now...

D: I was saying the lyrics!

Me: Sure, sure. But it would be explosive.

D: I was saying the lyrics!

Me: That's fine.

D: Wait, violent?

Me: Maybe not violent. But explosive.

D: This conversation is making me uncomfortable.

Me: You and me both. Why'd you bring it up again?

D: [slowly winks] [1]


She has been shaking her butt at me a lot recently. [2]

[1] That part didn't actually happen. But what did happen was:

D: I have a confession. I say shocking things to you sometimes to see if they show up in your blog.

Be careful what you wish for.

[2] That part actually happened.

SSC 14

Short Shameful Confession:

I watched the "All About Mormons" episode of South Park this morning, and though it was hilarious. Then I felt guilty.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

One Day

From the Los Angeles "branch" of the American Friends Service Committee:

$720 Million a day?! That's mind-boggling.

SSC 13

Short Shameful Confession:

I lied and said my Tazo Peach Iced Tea was "Alright" when it was delicious, so I wouldn't have to share.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jim Wallis on The Daily Show

Jim Wallis was interviewed last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's the author of The Great Awakening, which discusses the evangelical adoption of traditionally left issues such as poverty, peace, and environmental stewardship.

From Amazon:

What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time: extreme and needless poverty, global warming and environmental degradation, terrorism and the endless cycle of violence, racism, human trafficking, health care and education, and other pressing problems? While Washington offers only the politics of blame and fear, Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation about faith and politics, has traveled the country and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change.

Wallis also reminds us that religious faith was a driving force behind our greatest national reforms, such as the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement. These "great awakenings" happened periodically at crucial times in our nation's history to propel us toward the common good. The time is ripe for another movement that will transform this country. With The Great Awakening, Wallis helps us rediscover our moral center and provides both the needed inspiration and a concrete plan to hold politics accountable and find solutions to our greatest challenges.

The interview:

[link in case embedding is broken]

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SSC 12

Short Shameful Confession:

I spent about 10 minutes this morning being really angry at my mother for taking out the garbage without replacing the can liners before I realized that my mother doesn't live with me and it was just a very vivid dream.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pinball Number Count

I never knew it was the Pointer Sisters.

Family Guy Parody is a must see.

I miss watching Sesame Street. But I'm not adding it to my Season Passes.

SSC 11

Short Shameful Confession

I have a verbal affectation: I often say "moms" and "pops" instead of "mother" and "father." I can trace this back to an interview I saw with Dr. Dre (the hip-hop music producer and performer) in 1993. He sounded so cool saying it, that I decided to adopt it into my own speech pattern.

I was 20 at the time.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Mormon Lingo 1

Just for my own edification and memory, Mormon code words or lingo and what they mean.


When you're Mormon and you stop attending Church because you've been offended, that means you're upset over something that everyone else thinks is trivial bullshit that you should get over. Grow the fuck up, bitch.

Though apparently, they don't put it in quite those terms.