Change is Coming, and We Want You to Feel It

The Monster Mash. Everyone’s heard the song at least once, I think. I just learned Wednesday night it is not the required song to accompany a rendition of musical chairs or other games of the same ilk. Honestly, I thought it was the song the game was played to. Every year there was a craft show in Prattville at Spinners Park. It is still going on, but I don’t know if they still have the Cake Walk. The Cake Walk was the best part. Essentially you played musical chairs on a big monopoly type board with cakes and prizes on it. When the music stopped if you were standing on a prize (the card not the cake) you got to claim it. When I was younger, I would go with my mom and sister and her two kids. We seperated from the adults and often ended up at the Cake Walk. We were very good at the game and often won most of the prizes until they made us leave for winning too much. Taine and I were talking about this because of an incident that happened with a friend of mine. I started singing “The Monster Mash” thinking he would laugh knowing it referenced musical chairs. Obviously I am an idiot. They were playing “The Monster Mash” because the craft show is in October, not because that is a standard for the game. Upon learning this and promising to admit this little incident of stupidity to Carol, I decided to also own up to a couple of other hilarious misconceptions I had over the years. I thought the logo for the redneck mothership aka the Cracker Barrel was a picture of a viking. When I asked my mom about it, she didn’t know what I was talking and when she finally realized what I meant, she said, “How could you think that? He’s not even wearing a viking hat!” Okay, 1 down; 1 to go. I don’t know if they have Hancock Fabrics where you live, but we went to their store often when I was a girl. Their logo at the time was 3 bolts of fabric, a yellow tartan one, a green one, and I forget the other color. Anyway, I thought it was a picture of a Scotish woman; the way the bolts were arranged, that is what I saw. I suppose it was kind of like an early Rorschach Test for me. I would ask my mother about the lady and ask her who she was. My mother never could figure out who I was talking about and she always got frustrated with me over it. When I was in high school we went past the old store which had closed down several years before and I saw the old sign. I finally realized it was 3 bolts of fabric and greatly relieved my mother’s fear I was insane. Apparently being blind or hallucinating is not a big concern.

Then last night, Taine came home with a brain teaser type story he heard on the radio in Detroit. There is a woman whose mother dies. She is at the funeral where she meets a man she has never seen before. He is intelligent, handsome and kind. He is all of the things she wants in a man, and she falls instantly in love with him. However, it is an incredibly difficult moment in her life. Unfortunately, under the stressful circumstances she forgets to get his number and doesn’t know his name. Two weeks later she kills her sister. Why? Think about it and then click for my answer.

She kills her so she can see the man again. He came to her mother’s funeral she assumes the best chance she has to see him again is if he shows up for her sister’s funeral as well. Apparently, this is a test to find out if you are psychotic. Serial Killers get this question right; normal people generally don’t. Uh-huh. Well, that explains a few things. So I guess what I am saying is don’t get caught down any dark alleys with me. You have been warned!

Lastly, I was all prepared to make fun of Charlie Sheen after this apperared in the NY Post:

March 23, 2006 — CHARLIE Sheen has joined the 9/11 gone-bonkers brigade. The “Two and a Half Men” star gave a bizarre interview on GGN Radio Network’s conspiracy-minded “The Alex Jones Show,” in which he suggested that the federal government was covering up what “really” happened. “It seems to me like 19 amateurs with boxcutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions,” Sheen said. “A couple of years ago, it was severely unpopular to talk about any of this. It feels like from the people I talk to, and the research I’ve done and around my circles, it feels like the worm is turning.” Sheen said the collapse of the Twin Towers looked like a “controlled demolition.” The out-there actor also expressed his disbelief over how one of the planes hit the Pentagon. “Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers . . . It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims, we owe it to everyone’s life who was drastically altered, horrifically, that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened

I planned to suggest perhaps he stop hitting the sauce and listen to his father, but in the spirit of free speech and your right to political dissent; I am posting a link to a documentary on the subject. I do not agree with the contents of the documentary, but I do think it raises interesting questions. Most of them would be incredibly troubling if I didn’t think they could be explained away by the sheer chaos of the day. At any rate it won’t hurt you to watch and make up your own mind. Also FYI for those concerned about the subject matter, the images of the 9/11 attack are similar to those seen on television in fact most of them are spliced together from various television outlets. There is no extra gore or profanity or anything of that nature added, just your general conspiracy theory. So if you have the stomach for the replay of that day, you should be ok to watch it.

P.S. I know I promised you a rant about the latest episode of Veronica Mars. Have you got until Saturday? Cause that’s how long I have to wait to see it. I am sure I will have lots of spirited remarks, but none of them will be timely. Also, be sure and check your local listings because the show has moved back to its old timeslot, Tuesdays at 8PM Eastern. Catch you on the flip side…Cheers!

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