Friday, October 31, 2008


I don't understand Hallowe'en. My big-cats cut up poor defenseless squashes (see picture) then invite hordes of little kids dressed up in scary costumes to come to their front door and receive gifts of sugar.

Very strange.

President George W Bush and his friends,

and how they have fared in office.

The illustrators forDer Spiegel's cover pages have said it better than I could ever

In 2002:

In 2008:
Note that the US Embassy in Berlin ordered 33 copies of the 2002 cover page (in poster form) for the White House. Der Spiegel notes that there has been no word yet as to whether orders have been (or will be) placed for the 2008 version of the cover page.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Halloween, it must be time for Thriller

I was channel surfing earlier today while the big-cats were at work and I stumbled across Michael Jackson’s video for “Thriller”.

I find it interesting that every Halloween this video gets played over and over; principally because it features zombies and Michael Jackson in a costume.

But what I find ironic about this video, is that Michael Jackson looks scarier now than he did in the video.

I’m not sure when or why he took leave of his senses, but I blame Bush and Cheney.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Two phrases I hope I never hear Sarah Palin say

#1 Freeze! I have you in my sights.

#2) I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lisa Marie Presley a mom again

She just had twins...and this picture brings a question to my mind...

Did the Obstetrician beat her up or is her publicist a cruel person?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thinking of you

I wanted to give a shout out to Rae in LA; a long time reader of my blog.

Keep your head up, I'll be thinking of you.

Good luck,

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Last night while the middle-cat was cooking dinner, first one, then the second carbon-monoxide detector in our house went off. (One is very loud...two is deafening). The Big-Cat had to unplug both detectors and remove their batteries to make them stop....then big-cats opened a bunch of windows.

The big-cats weren’t sure what to do next, so they asked the Internet; which suggested they call the fire a couple minutes later, a big fire engine pulled up in front of our house and three firemen came in the front door (I have drawn a picture of what the fire truck looked like from my perch under the bed).

The firemen were wearing their regular, lounging around the fire hall clothes (not the big raincoats and masks). They said that dinner smelled really good (too bad they didn’t bring garlic bread) and that they don’t often get to go on calls where they get to take their boots off.

The Captain (or Cap, as the other guys called him) wandered around with a carbon-monoxide gauge. He tested the furnace and the areas around the house and didn’t find any abnormal readings.

They told the big-cats to call them again if there were any problems and they’d come back (with garlic toast?)

We’re sill not sure what caused both carbon-monoxide detectors to go off; but everything is a-ok right now.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cost of living increase

The banking crisis is ruining everything...the economy is in the toilet, the value of my RRSPs is falling quicker than Palin's popularity, and now this...the price of a can of Fancy Feast has increased by almost 15% in the last week (especially the ones without Melamine).

My big-cats came home from the store with the shocking news that a tin of Fancy Feast now costs 89-cents and that due to the price increase, I would have to cut down on my consumption of them.

Will someone please fix this financial fiasco that we are all in?

I hate investment bankers.