Category Archives: family

Not a Single Lady

Beyonce’s song “All The Single Ladies” has created several youtube sensations.

Here’s one more.

This poor little boy had his dreams of being a single lady dashed by his father.

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Elvis and Mama

Is it just me or does Mama have a little bit of an Elvis snarl and some hound dog sideburns? All topped off by Priscilla’s Aqua-Netted hair-spectacular.

Ahhh, the 70s.

And if I’m not mistaken the kid in this pic fell into the chocolate river and went on to be sucked up into the Fudge Room in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Poor Augustus Gloop.

I found this pic over at Gelmania, but if you want to see plenty more of the same ilk, don’t forget to stop by Awkward Family Photos. Oy!

Feel Good Friday – Chicago Style

Now, when I type Chicago, I don’t mean the 1970s-era band filled with a groovy horn section. No “Saturday in the Park” here, mind you.

I’m talking about the movie version of the musical starring Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. I heard this song during dinner last night and was reminded how fun that movie was to watch. I’ll need to put Chicago on the list to view again soon.

Meanwhile, here’s Queen Latifah offering an introduction to how things work in the Big House to Zellweger’s character Roxie with “When You’re Good to Mama.”

Sure it’s a song about bullying with threatening overtones, but Queen Latifah certainly does it in such rousing, if not arousing, fashion.

Here’s a true story about me. When I was about 5 I had an older and wiser cousin. Whilst chunking dirt clods into a pond next to his house, he, being all of 7 at the time, posed a question to me. “Do you like Chicago?”

My honest response, “Well, I’ve never been there, but it sounds like a nice place.”

DOH! He beat me down verbally for my lack of musical insight by pointing out he was asking about the band not the Windy City.

Let me point out he went on to be a stoner DJ at a local Top 40 radio station for a while as a young adult.

I knew way before he got hired that was the perfect job for him.

Fidelity Video From The Courage Campaign

On this day for love, I present the Fidelity video from the Courage Campaign.

Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund have filed briefs trying to annul the 18,000 same-sex marriages carried out in California before the elections in November 2008. The Supreme Court will hear the arguments on March 5.

You can sign a petition asking the Supreme Court to uphold the promise of equality stated in the Constitution to the 36,000 people in committed relationships who were wed in California last year.

Love conquers all.

Squirrel Rescue

Don’t mess with my legion.

I’ve shown you before that they’ve got some made squirrel-fu skills.

Now, they’ve combined that with a fierce maternal nature.

Check out this momma squirrel vs. dastardly dog encounter with a baby squirrel at stake.

Slightly Warped has the whole sequence of photos from danger to squirrel rescue.

Hat tip to Some Geek In Tennessee

The Perfect Fruitcake

In my local grocer, there’s been a display of fruitcakes available for purchase since late October.

Mmm hhhmmm, but not mmmm mmm good.

I believe the purveyor of all good taste, Archie McPhee, has the perfect fruitcake available to consumers – the inflatable fruitcake.

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Recycle it year after year and enjoy.

Feel Good Friday = Perfect Day

I haven’t posted in a couple of days due to the holiday, but my Thanksgiving Day was just about a Perfect Day.

I watched documentaries about Andy Warhol and the folks at the Factory on the Ovation network, ate leftover dressing, wandered in the sun in my mom’s backyard, ate pecans I picked up off the lawn and cracked open on the spot, eyed a woodpecker stealing pecans from the tree, came home and watched some football, ate some more of my favorite foods, watched a Reno 911! marathon, caught a cool documentary on PBS about two fellows following in Marco Polo’s footsteps and all the political hassles they went through that still didn’t dampen the wonder of their journey, saw a few minutes of Jackie Chan in “Legend of the Drunken Master” and fell asleep next to the person I love and my dogs.

Yep, it was a Perfect Day.

This Lou Reed tune played during the Warhol doc. I used to have this on cassette years ago and always loved it. I thought it applied perfectly to the day and the parameters of FGF.