Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Five Things I Dig About Right Now

In the spirit of five things about pop culture we're torn about -- I give you a few things which I'm relieved to see go the way of all flesh and things I hope are here to stay.

1 -- Conversations about how comfortable thongs are. There was a period of five years where a group of very vocal women kept telling everyone how much they preferred thongs to actual underwear and how you didn't even feel them. News flash -- not comfortable at all. For some great reason, this line of reasoning seems to have died. I don't know what this means, but in the words of Nicolas Cage in Bad Lieutenant -- I love it, I love it.

2 -- Getting movies in the mail. Netflix hiked their prices. So what? I will pay what it takes to sit on my tail. Although in my weaker moments, I miss those hour-long debates in video stores. Seriously, I kind of do.

3 -- Ads about back to school are uniformly met with curses by everyone I know. Sometimes people flip the television off, say, when Old Navy starts in on the polo for school bit.

4 -- Self-serve yogurt places. Eating an entire candy bar without realizing is so sweet. It's just sprinkles, right?

5 -- Cornell West in the New York Times. He's got his cemetery clothes on and he's ready to tell the truth. His be a thermostat (something that changes the temperature) rather than a thermometer (something that merely reads it) is priceless.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours." James Baldwin

Cocktail Hour
Documentary suggestion: The Pat Tillman Story
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday!


Andy said...
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Andy said...

Kalashnikov AK47?

Anonymous said...

C.W. won't need that pocket watch where he's going. Too hot to handle!--Mr. Longines

the walking man said...

Wait, you can get movies in the mail? When did they start that up?

Anonymous said...

Invariably, wherever I teach the subject of a thong comes up! Of course, I always pronounce it "tong" just to provoke a response from the ladies. And then my response is always, yes, the metal claw feel would be terribly uncomfortable (making the claw with my right hand)! Always good for a laugh!--Mr. Haynes

Anonymous said...

The medium is the massage!--C. Coupland and Herman Northorp Frye

Anonymous said...

T.E. Lawrence was an imp!--M. Korda

Anonymous said...

Gandhi was a funk soul brother!--J. Lelyveld

Charles Gramlich said...

A comfortable thong. Even I would have thought that was an oxymoron.

jodi said...

Geez Guns and Gor sjwah ness! I love the thong thing. For years I defended and sported them. Of late I am diggin the boy shorts thing! You kill me sometimes, Babe! xo