Friday, July 10, 2009

What about love?

my sister sent me this from a grad school class she took. (or at least I think that is where she got it.....


1. Why are there no good movies about sexy, exciting, friendly and durable relationships?

a. Forget the movies--why are there no such relationships?
b. See Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage--that's why.
c. There have been plenty, but no one's seen them.
d. The question betrays a confusion and lack of understanding on the part of the questioner.
e. none of the above.

2. Is love a lie?

a. Freud: love is projection onto the beloved of our own desires, so yes.
b. Firestone: love is a trick played on susceptible women by patriarchal systems to keep women submissive, so yes.
c. Jung: love is projection onto the beloved of our own next desired stage of development, so yes and no.
d. Probably yes, but so what?
e. None of the above.

3. Using the definitional method of genus and differentium in answering the philosophical question, What is love, really? which is the genus?

a. Love is a feeling.
b. Love is a way of being.
c. Love is a wanting.
d. Love is an ideal .
e. None of the above.

4. Using the same definitional method, genus and differentium, what is the differentium?

a. without feathers.
b. an ascent of the soul toward mystical union with truth, goodness and beauty.
c. doom.
d. being cut in half as one cuts an egg with a hair or wire. [Plato]
e. none of the above.

5. How are men and women different?

a. Men are stupider; more rational; more direct; more interested in sex and less interested in love; more worried about control, power, competition; less manipulative in covert ways, less affected by relationships, more desperate for justification for their existence.
b. Men are always mooning around because of love while women just want sex.
c. There are no differences that make a difference except those systems and cultures construct.
d. Women just know and men try to know.
e. None of the above.

6. How are your experiences of sex and love ("mine," for short) different from other peoples' ("your," for short) experiences of sex and love?

a. Weelllllll, yours are yours and mine are mine.
b. Language gets in the way of my understanding your experiences but does not get in the way with mine.
c. "Experiences" are mythological beasts--all that's real is just nerve endings and friction.
d. The names of my experiences (e.g. "orgasm") are also the names of your experiences, so they aren't.
e. None of the above.

7. Why won't love stay? (Tom Robbins' question)

a. We screw up.
b. All too often, lover and beloved spend time together and find out about each other.
c. Time keeps mucking things up with changes.
d. It was a mistake at the beginning.
e. None of the above.

8. What is the relation between sex and violence?

a. I mis-heard during the review session and thought it was sex and violins. I'm not equipped for this question. (apologies to Gilda Radner)
b. It's love, not sex--lack of love, especially from parents, leaves us wounded and morally numb--perpetrators are victims of lack of love and often worse, with the most atrocious perpetrators those most atrociously abused, and for them violence is a sick substitute for sex and love, but all they have available to cope with this universal need.
c. Pathological violence and pathology in sexual matters are two sides of the same coin.
d. Whatever it is, it is all men's fault.
e. None of the above.

9. Upon what are moral judgements in matters of sex and love properly based?

a. "There's no right or wrong; what's right's what's right for you" (Oscar Wilde)
b. "Is that right?" (Socrates)
c. There have to be standards which apply to all everywhere, rules or ethical systems or commands, or else morality is just chaos.
d. Every example justifies the moral judgments it justifies, regardless of cultural acceptances or absolutist rules.
e. None of the above.

10. What is the most important thing you have learned from this course?

a. Hide.
b. Always use a condom.
c. Thinking and happiness are not necessarily correlated.
d. I'm not alone, maybe.
e. More than the above.
Have A good weekend..... I'm off to the woods!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Anyways..... I was cleaning out some old emails and files& stuff and came across this. It's old, but I still think it is amusing. It also makes me smile when the off-the-wall types like the Westboro Baptist Church or Pat Robertson get me down.

TOP TEN REASONS WHY BEER IS BETTER THAN JESUS "When Christian students at Texas A&M University donned pro-abstinenceT-shirts titled 'Top Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Better than Beer,'Steve Berry of Texas A&M's Agnostic and Atheist
Student Group knewhow to respond:

10. No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.

9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.

8. Beer has never caused a major war.

7. They don't force Beer on minors who can't think for themselves.

6. When you have a Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give them away.

5. Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured
over their brand of Beer.

4. You don't have to wait more than two thousand years for a second Beer.

3. There are laws saying Beer labels can't lie to you.

2. You can prove you have a Beer.

1. If you've devoted your life to Beer, there are groups to help you

I think I will go pray tonight. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What About Peter?

Ok. That time of the year. Just a bunch of emails and we all get together. This time, up North at John's cottage. We drink. Cook good food. Talk stupid, laugh alot. Smoke cigars around the campfire. Drink. Look at hot young girls along the river. Drink. & generally act like we did thirty years ago. Except thirty years ago we would get thrown out of bars.

Are you ready to play this weekend? YES YES Yes

While I don’t have a lot of plans (and would like your input on options), here’s the scoop:

Friday: fish fry at local restaurant (good fish-all you can eat with fabulous hash browns for $7.95 Can everyone arrive before 5:00pm? I can, do they have a senior discount we're trying to catch? Is 5PM cocktail time? Yes….beverages will be flowing the minute we get there…if not earlier. Thought it would be fun to have a few before we leave for dinner.

Saturday: breakfast Tim responsible (it better be good) Regular or Honey Nut?
Lunch John responsible
Dinner: Rosey….Tim mentioned that you had this famous chicken dinner. Do you want to do it??? I'll do it.......will I have to buy the fixin's? No, I think you can get one of the breakfast boys to help out (or if Tom or Hacker come, they can do it)

Things to do options: boating, fishing, rafting the wolf or golf. Email everyone if you want to play golf so we can bring our clubs I can do all or any. Grill had a good question on how high is the water. How bout a good answer? Who is the outfitter? My neighbor went last week and had a good time, I'll ask more questions My clubs are 50 years old and I'm afraid to diminish their collector value by using them, plus I'm still too young for golf. How about rafting? Ray mentioned he was concerned about rafting since he had an issue with a bump on his leg (he is on Coumadin)

Sunday breakfast: Ray Does he get to bring a bad one? Beer is OK, but not Bud, OK? And donuts

Snacks: Grill (but everyone should bring something to munch on)

All: bring the beverage (or two) of your choice. I'll bring a growler of Rush River Double Bubble.

Remember to bring your swimming suit, sleeping bag and pillow

Any other ideas???? Can you schedule the 'bikini girls' for 4pm Saturday, John? Already done….guaranteed to be even hotter this year…. I'm bringing the Kayaks again. I'll bring as mixed drink cooler if we go on the raft trip, no cans or bottles.

See you all soon. Hey! What about Peter?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fuck You Sarah Palin

So I get this pop-up add while I was on Yahoo....

Sarah Palin. SarahPac. Not authorized by any candidate or Candidates committee.

Boy, what a deal! "GIVE ME MONEY"

Shit I should have thought of that years ago!!

JimmPac. I need beer. "GIVE ME MONEY"

Ok. The bitch quit. So why won't she just go away?
Out of curiosty I went to her official web page,

and I gotz to the opening line "Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly to you, the people I serve, as your Governor." 'Hi Alaska' ????? Damn, I can be witty like that, too! "Good Day, Wisconsin." See, it's really easy. Anyone can be witty like that! "Hello Ohio!" or
"How ya doing, Indiana" or maybe "What's up, Wyoming."

And there was her long rambling I quit thingee. I would call it a speech, but coherent speaking is not a Sarah strong suit.

"Absolutely not. I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that ... that would ... bring this whole ... I'm not doing this for naught."
--Sarah Palin, asked about her plans for 2012 and whether she would disappear from the national political scene if she loses, ABC News interview, Oct. 29, 2008.
So she quits, and then starts begging for money on the net. "Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's commitee". Now what the fuck is up with that??

I think Sarah has her own brand of 'Don't Ask-Don't Tell'. She don't want no questions, cause she's a got no answers.

"I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also."--Sarah Palin, on not answering the questions in the vice presidential debate, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2008

I still think it is really ballsy asking for money. But it could be worse. I mean, Billy Mays is dead and she is looking for new employment and we could have been subjected to a ton of infomercials from the PalinPrincess.

I really like the way she quoted MacArthur, too.

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

But back to her speechifying on her web page when she waxs eloquent on her achievements in office; "We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions.." Boy &Howdy.... she sure knows what those are, huh! Here's another MacArthur quote for the Barracuda Bitch,

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”

I like this Palin-ese too.

"We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into the private-sector- where it should be."Absolutely. Government belongs in the private sector, not with a bunch of fucking cows. Cows make up really silly laws and make really really big messes in convention halls.

The bottom line is that Sarah Palin is an idiot. A loser. A no talent, no brain, bimbo. An opportunist. Possibly an unethical moron.

She is no leader. Sheesh, she could not lead a sober Pollock to free beer.

And no matter what she say's SHE IS A QUITTER.

Here's a couple of MacArthur quotes for her.

“Americans never quit.”

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”

I hope she remembers the last one. Just in case she quits being a quitter and tries to get a new career as a tattoo model.

After all.......................................

"I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is."

--Sarah Palin, on running for national office in the future, FOX News interview, Nov. 10, 2008

The Bottom line? Fuck you, Sarah.

Please go away soon.

In other news, Michael Jackson is still Dead.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rip-Off Monday

I ripped this off from

Since Sarah Palin and her little hubby are threatening to sue anyone in the media and bloggers who report that they may be under investigation by the Feds for corruption in Alaska, I am proud to report that Sarah and Toad Palin may very well be under investigation by the Feds for corruption in in Alaska.

me too.

I ripped this off from

Rush Limbaugh recently said this about the death of Michael Jackson: "He flourished under Reagan, languished under Clinton/Bush, and died under Obama." President Obama killed Michael Jackson!

I knew that, duh!

I ripped this off from

Alright, alright, Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?

I heard it before, but it bears repeating.....

Alright, alright, Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?

I ripped this off from

My Pussy is in Mourning

....well move it back to Georgia where it belongs!

And then I ripped this off from my buddy, Fritz, in CO. I'm sure he ripped it off from somewhere else and, as that didn't stop him, why should it stop me?

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ?
Where do they go?
Wonder no more. It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the familyand social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:"Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow." Then, they kick him in the ice hole.

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