Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Iggy Pop, Miserable Bastard

**Iggy Pop** says it’s not as easy to feel good as it once was. “To feel
good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint,” the
59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. “Now I have to
turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of
coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or
two — knowing when it ends, I’m gonna feel like the miserable 59-year
old prick that I actually am.”
What a FUPOS. All I need to be happy is to sit on my back deck and
watch the sun go down, or play a few rounds of Halo with my son and his
friends, or play with one of the cats for a few minutes, or watch some
sports on cable. Cheese Louise. What is wrong with people that they

make things so complicated?
Hat Tip: Divine Miss M.
Source: Wants you to register. Don't Bother, this is the full quote.

Iggy Pop, Miserable Bastard

**Iggy Pop** says it’s not as easy to feel good as it once was. “To feel
good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint,” the
59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. “Now I have to
turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of
coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or
two — knowing when it ends, I’m gonna feel like the miserable 59-year
old prick that I actually am.”

Hat Tip: Divine Miss M.
Source: Wants you to register. Don't Bother, this is the full quote.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Welcome to the Republican Party

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?" She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus, college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the Republican Party."



Hat Tip: Nanc @ Moonbattery

Welcome to the Republican Party

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?" She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus, college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the Republican Party."