Friday, December 4, 2009

"I'm in love ... she's all cooked up!"

I really like the youth of America. They are clever, imaginative and innovative. Also..... most of them are young.

... and if they are really really bored..... and they have access to video equipment.... all sorts of stuff happens.

The most interesting one that has come to my attention, in my part of the woods, is the filming of a, ah, rather strange movie..... Ed Gein: The Musical.

Ed was a serial killer/grave robber/necrophiliac/cannibal who was apprehended in Plainfield, WI in 1957 with a woman's body strung up like a dressed deer in his shed. He was the inspiration for Norman Bates in Pyscho, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs and Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

A local bunch turned this into a musical. A trailer clip is available at . The premiere is Jan 7. I can't wait. A local new story relates that they filmed the whole thing for $9,000; most of which was spent on pizza and beer.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Like Russ

I get some wonderful junk in my email. And then I get notes from my Senator, Russ Feingold. The Dude cuts right to the chase. I wish the Senate was full of more guys like Russ.......


I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on President Obama's plan for Afghanistan with you. I do not support the president’s decision to send additional troops to fight a war in Afghanistan that is no longer in our national security interest. It’s an expensive gamble to undertake armed nation-building on behalf of a corrupt government of questionable legitimacy. Sending more troops could further destabilize Afghanistan and, more importantly, Pakistan, a nuclear-armed state where al Qaeda is headquartered. While I appreciate that the president made clear we won’t be in Afghanistan forever, I am disappointed by his decision not to offer a timetable for ending our military presence there. I will work with members of both parties and both houses of Congress to push for a flexible timetable to reduce our troop levels in Afghanistan, as part of a comprehensive strategy to combat al Qaeda in the region and around the world.I will continue to speak out in favor of a flexible timetable for withdrawal, and I’m counting on you to help spread the word. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment and sign my petition supporting a flexible timetable for withdrawal. I’ll keep you updated on the next steps, and what you can do to make sure our message is heard.

Russ Feingold

United States Senator

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tell me why?

Sometimes someone somewhere says something.... and you have a song in your head for the day.

Sailing heart-ships thru broken harbors
Out on the waves in the night
Still the searcher must ride the dark horse
Racing alone in his fright.

Tell me why, tell me why
Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself,
When your old enough to repay but young enough to sell?

Tell me lies later, come and see me
I'll be around for a while.
I am lonely but you can free me
All in the way that you smile

Tell me why, tell me why
Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself,
When your old enough to repay but young enough to sell?

Tell me why, tell me why
Tell me why, tell me why

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