Some random observations and musings from the weekend.
- The Private Man has eye cancer and just had a motorcycle wreck. Though he’s not asked for it, I’m sure he could some help. He has a donate button on his blog.
- In college I dated a high school senior who looked like the girl in the Stacy’s Mom video. Unfortunately, her mom looked nothing like Rachel Hunter. An interesting thing about this video, at the end when ‘Stacy’ catches the boy jerking off in the bathroom, notice the look of surprised satisfaction (implied tingles) on her face. Never noticed that until recently.
- The holidays are upon us. Watch this video of a homeless veteran getting a hair cut, shave, and new suit. The next time you see a homeless man and have the instinctive urge to treat him like a worthless ‘bum’, take a moment and reflect on how you’d treat him if he were cleaned up like the guy in this video. Our social conditioning is powerful. Don’t let it over rule your more rational nature.
- Recently watched the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas. I hadn’t seen it in years, and never appreciated the depth of the abyss the two main characters are in until this viewing. Elisabeth Shue’s character reminds me of a woman I had an affair with long ago. Though not a prostitute, she had the same desperate, lost, and damaged qualities that Shue’s character has. It’s hard to believe I ever fell for a woman like that. Though not as much of an alcoholic as Nicholas Cage’s character, my drugs were more food and sex, I remember being in much the same kind of pit as his character. It’s hard to believe I was ever so lost and in despair. Not a film for the squeamish, but it paints a picture that many may relate to.
- If modern man were more learned in stoic philosophy, atheism a la Richard Dawkins and Ricky Gervais would seem unremarkable. Next.
- People should carry, not cyanide pills, but Ex-Lax, to eat in case of surprise anal probes by cops. Shit all over them.”Gee, sorry officer.”
- Which came first: Ads depicting men supplicating to women or men supplicating to women?