Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rotten Apple

Apple Inc. pulled a 99-cent iPhone application called "Baby Shaker" from it's stores.
Why? Maybe because the point of the game was to quiet a crying baby (granted it's a sketch drawing) by vigorously shaking your iPhone.
When the baby is "quieted two red X's appear over sketch-baby's eyes.
Poor Taste?
When the tag line of the game is; "See how long you can endure his or her adorable cries before you have to find a way to quiet the baby down"
The answer is YES.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I'm just guessing that this 1973 design for the Catholic Church's Archdiocesan Youth Commission would not make the cut today.
Nothing against the church... I'm just saying it was a much more innocent
(and understanding) time back in 1973.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Come On In - Take A Load Off

According to police reports , someone in the Port Ritchie area of
(all together now) FLORIDA .... had broken into a couples home and
was Gettin' their Freak File On. Let's give them a on second thought....
Story Below.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Get Off My Lawn!

Veterans are concerned about a "heavy metal festival" being held May 17th at the Resch Center in Green Bay - The Music As a Weapon Tour. Their concern is that the "headbangers" in attendance could be disrespectful to their surroundings - in particular to the Veteran's Memorial Monument on the Brown County Arena property. See Article.
The Veterans were/are still upset about a mini golf course being set up last summer (in their opinion) too close to the memorial. OK. But what does that have to do with this concert?
Why, after all the football and hockey games, monster truck/motocross rallies, "heavy metal" as well as other concerts and events held in the vicinity of their monument- is this particular concert being singled out now as a problem?
There's been literally 100's of thousands of people pass the way of the memorial since "mini golf gate" and now it's a problem?
Are the "headbangers" more likely to trash a sacred memorial than sports fans? No.
Are "headbangers" more likely to desecrate public property than country music fans or the New Kids on the Block crowd?
I respect and am grateful for everything veterans have done in defense of this country and it's constitution. But their's is an opinion purely based on ignorance.
Many of these heavy metal bands have worked with the USO, have played for our troops and have done shows supporting veteran's organizations. The "offended" veterans obviously have no idea of who these headbangers are.
I'll bet there are many "headbangers" among those who bought tribute bricks -ranging from $100-$500- for the memorial that they are supposedly pre-determined to vandalize because of the music they choose to listen to.
Again I thank the veterans for all they have sacrificed for the rights I have as an American. Including the right of free speech and the right to assemble (put those two together and you have a concert) but please don't turn the Bill of Rights into an Opinion of Wrongs.