Random Thoughts

June 5, 2009


With apologies to Thomas Sowell:

*I’m not the only one who thought the Cairo speech was more “same old, same old” from Obama. Ollie North said as much, but he was able to generate more ire about it.

*Have you seen the GM Bankruptcy commercials? Glad to see they are using taxpayer money to apologize for incompetence instead of strengthening their position in the middle of Chapter 11, I think sarcastically. And the commercial is a depressing failure. Dark, stark colors. Images of American hockey players being slammed into the wall. The pitiful attempts to pick us up halfway through, emphasizing “fewer, stronger”, is not nearly enough after the visceral assault they take on how they (along with Chrysler and, to a lesser extent, Ford) ruined the American auto industry. Here is to Saturn being sold off to somebody not evil (examples of evil: the UAW or China heavy machine companies). Else, I will probably never buy an American car.

*Speaking of commercials, Papa Johns has one advertising a “The Meats” pizza (with 5 meats!). They do not specify the meats in the commercial (though, if I have to guess: pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, ground beef, and regular bacon), but would it not be neat if it was:

  • Cow, Pig, Sheep, Goat, and Horse (mmm… 5 different domesticated mammals)
  • Koala, Kangaroo, Wombat, Crocodile, and Platypus (mmm… 5 Australian animals)
  • Blue Whale, Humpback Whale, Orca, Grey Whale, Sperm Whale (mmm… 5 whales)
  • Chicks, Veal, Piglets, Lamb, and baby Turkeys (mmm… 5 baby animals)
  • Dog, Cat, Squirrel, Songbird, and Bunny (mmm… 5 suburban animals)

The possibilities are endless. As a plus, the ad would then be more blatantly correct, since 4 of those meats are pig in the actual pizza in question.

*We all know (or should know) that Soylent Green is people. I wonder, though, what are the other Soylent foods made of? I mean Soylent Green was the one in (relative) demand; while the unwashed mob accepted Soylent Blue running out, they rioted when Soylent Green ran out.

If the other Soylent foods were made of different things, then the movie implies that processed human is succulent and tasty. If that is the case, why can I not get Hufu in the grocery store? Or anywhere, for that matter? Is it because the Obama economy has not crashed enough to where grocery stores still exist? I mean, hufu is bound to taste like Soylent Green.

If the other Soylent foods were also people, then why was Soylent Green so popular? Did the green make it taste better? Or was the fact that the processing center so close to New York mean that it was noticeably fresher (and therefore, tastier)? Or did the Soylent Green folks advertise better?

*Did you know the WordPress spell check does not recognize “Orca”? One would think they would, just to make hippies that do not want to type “Killer Whale” happy.

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