Subj: Great cartoon
Date: 04/16/2001 1:34:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time
This cartoon was in the Boston Globe today. I found it at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette site where the cartoonist does his work. Evidently it appeared there on Saturday.
(BTW, I occasionally post to the Aerosmith list as Lightmaybu, and today under that name I took a dig at some people who profess their pride in being Republican. How could they admit that in *public*? Ugh.)=============
DOLL! Where you been? I am so bored and bummed. Chuck (My Consort and personal Joe Perry) is in Boston for The Running of the Babes (i.e. Boston Marathon), and I am all alone, stuck doing taxes, and it feels like EVERYONE has dropped off the face of the earth. No one e-mails anymore (well, not NO ONE, but hardly anyone...) I don't know. Maybe my site's dying. I have no idea anymore how many hits I get, because my server-dude is having trouble with stats scripting.
Sorry for rambling.
So, I LOVE THE CARTOON! Too bad the straight news stories aren't that honest, huh? I can't get over the fact that it now looks like 200,000 voters were wrongly purged in Florida, mostly blacks. Sons of b*****es who did it ought to be taken out and beat to within an inch of their sorry lives.
I say we call The Sopranos to do it!
But that will never happen, as we all know, because it didn't involve anything IMPORTANT, like unauthorized nookie. Jeez, doesn't it just make you nuts?
So, onto Aerosmith...
What list do you post to? The one on their site (aeroforceone.com)? My user name there is "the_diva", but I've only posted once. Seems like a lot of folks who post there are just cranky dicks who don't have ANYTHING nice to say. However, I did read there today that Joe Perry has dissed Republicans, but I'll be damned if I can find the article where THAT happened. (Confession: I've always been TERRIFIED of finding out the band's politics... What if they are reactionary rightwingers? Or Bill Mahr types, who are cool about sex, but complete republicans otherwise? YIKES! YIKES TWICE! I'd rather not know. If I had to give up Aerosmith on political principle...)
Anywho, just read the Rolling Stone cover story... RRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrr. And there is a wonderful moment in an interview the band did for the Today Show, where you see the softer side of the band:
...Joey Kramer tells Lauer that even in the doped-up years of the early Eighties, when the band's classic lineup had fallen apart due to drugs and depravity, he always knew in his heart of hearts that the band would get back together again, as soon as they were finished getting high. When Lauer moves on to another topic, lead guitarist Joe Perry turns around, leaning his head out of camera range, and asks Kramer, softly but intently, "So how come you never called me up and said that?"
COULDN'T YOU JUST DIE? I guess gods can have human moments, too...
Gotta go out and buy that Rolling Stone tonight, while I'm dropping off my taxes at the post office at the last possible minute. (This is the first year I have filed my taxes in April. I usually file in early January, but this year... Well, bigger fish to fry, as they say.) But I really should get out of the house... Maybe go see Bridget Jones' Diary. It's totally lame without Chuck here. BTW, I am getting really excited about the Aerosmith tour. I hope they come to Cali more than once. As it stands right now, Aerosmith are about the only thing keeping me from completely wigging. Everything else pretty much SUCKS. (Have you ever heard the song "Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit? Well, that's how I feel... "Everything is f***ed, Everybody sucks.") I can't even watch the news. It makes me want to boot, honk, spew, ralph... So I ordered a bunch of Aerosmith VHS's instead. My friend, Faby, says Aerosmith videos are the equivalent of porno where I am concerned. She is too funny.
Thanks to the first video arriving today, I'm back to my Jim-Garrison-meets-The-Zapruder-Film viewing (and listening) habits. All six of my cats now know the words to damn near every Aerosmith song. Oreo, bless his heart, likes to sing along. Something about Steven's voice, I guess, brings out the animal in my newest cat. (He is the one neutered most recently, so maybe he has some extra testosterone pumping through his furry little body, and that would explain it.) And I am looking so forward to seeing Aerosmith live... especially since, thanks to the coup, I am little again. I can now get into just about any hoochie-mama outfit I choose. Picking what to wear is going to be a challenge. (I never got to go to prom, so I jump on any excuse I can find to get dolled up to the nines, or Nine Lives, as it were.)
Well, It's almost 8:00 p.m. here, so I guess I've goofed off long enough. Time to go send my taxes, pick up the mag, and maybe catch a movie. I wonder what's playing at the Dollar Cinema... Oooh! Miss Congeniality! My friend Rae's son, Nolan, says there is a girl in that movie that looks like me. I have no idea who he is talking about -- certainly not anyone I've ever heard of. Maybe I should check it out. It's showing at 9:30, and it's only a buck... We'll see.
So, until next time, I'm still here, just missing Chuck and taking a breather..