20 May 2008

Really stupid stuff, part two

Being a tourist town not too far from Minnesota, from time to time, we get people coming through here with this interesting bumper sticker on their cars. It says
WWWD: What Would Wellstone Do?
I admired Paul Wellstone, and I thought he was a good senator, if a bit liberal for my taste. I might have even voted for him once, but I don't remember for sure. But this is a really dumb bumper sticker.

I don't know why I think about these things, but I have often mused that I would like to create some other bumper stickers that would comment on the bumper stickers already existing on a car and helpfully add them to someone else's bumper. If I were to do so, when I saw a bumper sticker that said, "WWWD" I would add a bumper sticker that said:
Smell pretty bad right about now.

What I have been up to

I have not been blogging much. That has partly to do with the fact that there is little to blog about that has not already been covered by me and 10 million other bloggers. Hillary will go down badly... but she will go down. Obama is overconfident and McCain will have to seriously screw up to lose in November.

So I undertook a little home renovation project. When we bought the house we had a deck. I expanded it to accommodate my hot tub. Last summer we attended a graduation party and the owners of the home had a screened in porch. My bride commented how nice it was, and that she would use the hot tub much more if it was covered by a screened in porch. Well, we shall see...

The first week required that I get a complete set of plans-conveniently taken from my graph paper sketches and turned into computerized blueprints by my local lumber yard, Nelson Lumber-and apply for a building permit. I received a building permit and one of the conditions was that I dig 5 foot deep holes to pour a proper piers or footings into. I got a little help in doing the digging.

Here are some pictures from May 6 and 8, as the holes were dug and the first few boards went up.

Really Stupid Stuff

This morning I was listening to CNN radio news on the local radio station. Since much of what passes for news is now in fact entertainment information, it was not surprising when they made a reference to an upcoming television show and passed off to a reporter in Los Angeles.

She (I did not catch her name, sadly) started her report by saying, "Rod Stewart sang, 'Tonight's the Night' and so it is. Tonight is the night for the two David's who will be battling it out on American Idol."

The lyrics of Tonight's the Night to discuss the seduction of ... well, you figure it out:

Stay away from my window
Stay away from my back door too
Disconnect the telephone line
Relax baby and draw that blind

Kick off your shoes and sit right down
Loosen off that pretty French gown
Let me pour you a good long drink
Ooh baby don't you hesitate cause

Tonights the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

C'mon angel my hearts on fire
Don't deny your man's desire
You'd be a fool to stop this tide
Spread your wings and let me come inside

Tonights the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

Don't say a word my virgin child
Just let your inhibitions run wild
The secret is about to unfold
Upstairs before the night's too old

Tonights the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you woman
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

I cannot believe she used the Rod Stewart song Tonight's the Night to discuss a music competition between the two guys, one of whom is from Salt Lake City and the other of whom is married. What a complete moron this reporter is.

I really wish I was making this up.