Now that the kids are all settled back in school, I felt like I had some time to bring up a few things that were troubling me. Before I started to write, I was checking out the news (because I like us to seem like we know what's going on) and a found a few more things I wanted to share with you. Seems like there is a no shortage of stuff that seems normal or like a good idea, but isn't. Or, it's just plain dumb.
|I guess the paper on top|
from doing this.
Less personal, but still annoying, was the local news story on the Parx Casino. Apparently, the people who frequent the Parx Casino (just outside of Philadelphia) are inclined to leave their little children in the hot car and go in to gamble. I think we all agree that's not good. The next part of the story goes on to say that the police have had to arrest less people since Parx added more security to monitor the lots. My first thought was great. Then, it occurred to me; why is the casino responsible for making sure people don't cook their children in the car?!?!? I guess maybe there is some underlying thought that the casino is luring in people who can't help their gambling, so therefore, anything that happens to the gambler, their family or possessions is the casino's fault. That's stupid, and I am giving it a whistle (new people, click here if you want to get up to speed on the whistle thing).
|Well, I guess|
now we know.
This next one is making me sigh. There is talk of making a live-action Rugrats movie. Why? Anything funny, cute or good about Rugrats was pretty much accomplished through the cartoon. It's going to be a bad idea. Let me turn your attention to Rosie O'Donnell and John Goodman in the live-action version of The Flintstones. Anyone in that movie was lucky to ever work again.
|I think her smile looks a little|
fake. I bet Trump still
won't come on her show.
Oh yeah, just so we can count this as meaningful adult discourse, also in the news is the debate among some presidential hopefuls. Don't worry if you didn't see it. Just knowing it happened last night will be enough to help you pass as in-the-know. If anyone tries to get specific with you or discuss it, just say that the debates were the "same old same old; politicians spouting off rhetoric and trying to make the other guy look bad." Trust me, it'll work. But, remember, after you say that, you have to feign the need to use the bathroom or take a phone call (pretend faint if you have to) since you don't have a follow up.