Mars

Hi, The point (if there is a point) of this blog is to post liner notes and playlists of mix CDs originating from moi and hopefully fanning out into a chain of mix CDs. If you get a CD from me, make me and a friend one, and email me some liner notes and I'll post them. Then your friend should make you and someone else a mix CD etc etc. Maybe it will work PS If you want to be on my knit list, let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Black Friday

George Best has died, from alcoholism. I don't know why this has made such an impact on me; maybe because he was a throwback to another era where a talented, gorgeous, witty, womanizing bad boy was feted, and not manicured into some milquetoast, uncontroversial Ken doll. And there's something tragic and mesmerizing about having such talent and squandering it. Someone like him is the antithesis to the grim, Puritanical, joyless striving that seems to be so endemic to our times, and I wish there were more like him.

His liver transplant was pretty controversial, especially as it became apparent he could not stop drinking. And now the NHS is proposing banning hip and knee replacements for the obese. Is this the thin (no pun intended) end of the wedge? This seems unfair - hip or knee replacement is no picnic, and deciding who is 'too fat' for surgery seems so subjective. Somehow, the concept of fat-but-fit does not seem to have cottoned on. I personally believe the rise in obesity is a direct result of the rise in dieting and people over-eating out of guilt, and I think this punitive, judgemental attitude towards heavy people is horrible, and guaranteed to make matters worse.

Anyway, my recommendation for a quick ego-boost is to look at your E-Bay feedback scores. Wow! I'm a great e-bayer! Super communicator! A++++! TRUST ME I am THE BEST! I can't help it, it just makes me feel better reading them, maybe because they're so over the top.

I was looking at Salon the other day (the unpremium version), and I had to watch an ad before the ad you have to watch to enter Salon. That just seems unfair. I really hate the pre-mercials (yes, that's what they're called) where they have a link that's something like 'Click here to learn more' that appears about 30 seconds before the link to Salon appears. So often I click that in anticipation of the one to get into Salon and have to watch some junk about Lexus or Marriott hotels or some other company I am certain not to patronize. I should just pony up the thirty-five bucks for Premium - but hey, I'm Scottish.

7 Comments:

At 1:24 AM, Blogger Phil said...

Re: Salon --

Maybe some friends should put up $5 each for a shared password?

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger mykull said...

you can use my password jeebs. but only if you bake me a my big fat bumpy life cake.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

I saw that cake special too!

didn't that blonde woman seem like she was a little hopped up on something? maybe she was just very happy to be off the pecan farm.

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger mykull said...

that blonde woman totally puts crystal meth in her my big fat lumpy life cake. which is why she won the contest. and now marianne will be making it for the masses!

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

AWESOME. Serve me up some meth cake anytime! perhaps it will lift my dragging ass.

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Can you get meth at Harris Teeter? Or do I have to make it myself, as usual?

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger mykull said...

jacob can help you, as usual.

 

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