Thursday, August 17, 2006

Things that are fun to believe...but probably aren't true.

These things are fun to believe in:

That the lunar landing was faked.

That someone not named Oswald killed JFK.

That Democrats actually care about minorities and working people.

That Republicans really care about the deficit.

That the Federal Reserve is a corrupt secret society of private bankers.

That Condi and Dubya are getting it on.

That John Kerry's skin is naturally orange.

That Jimmy Page (former Led Zep guitarist) isn't an evil mastermind behind all celebrity deaths.

That listening to Joe Satriani is cool.

That most of you know who Jimmy Page and Joe Satriani are.

21 comments:

little-cicero said...

You missed one:

"That the libertarian party will ever gain enough votes to become anything other than a spoiler for the Republicans."

(LC makes a whipping sound "whchi" before filling out word verification)

Tracy said...

You must remember that we are not an alternative party for angry GOPers. In fact in my state (Washington) the LP candidate for governor took more votes away from the Democrat.

I think if I were you I'd go back to believing the lunar landing is fake. (which it was)

little-cicero said...

You're right, in all seriousness your party really has a shot. I like to think a Christian Democratic party will emerge and we'll develop a four party system according to my political spectrum- it's all fun to believe.

Tracy said...

I'm going to start a Anti-Lunar Landing Party. It'll just be me following Neil Armstrong around with a sign that reads:

MOTHERFAKER!

Now THAT'S fun to believe.

little-cicero said...

I don't know about who killed JFK, but I do know this. Being Italian I have some respected sources on this one.

Lee Harvey Oswald was actually one of the victims of the massacre on the day of the baptism on which Michael Corleone became Godfather. Most people don't know this, but Jack Rhuby was actually working for Hyman Roth at the time- who was called on through Corleones' connection for his lack of criminal charges. The reason for the hit was that the Corleones had been close with the Kennedy family for years, and Joe Kennedy had requested to Vito Corleone on his daughter's wedding day that if any of his sons were murdered, that he would avenge their deaths. Vito passed it on Michael because Sicilian tradition says you can't refuse a request on your daughter's wedding day.

Gino said...

but you aint sicilian!
so much for your sources.

little-cicero said...

That's cold gino, very cold!
How dare you attack my sources!
You'll have to excuse me -- I'm tired, and I'm a little drunk!
And I want everyone here to know -- there's not gonna be no trouble from me! Don Gino.

Cicc', a porta!

Gino said...

you must be drunk.
no self respecting italian would ever admit to having anything to do with anything sicilian.

just stay away from those people, for your own good.

little-cicero said...

I think those gay bloggers are right- you are a bigot. An anti-Sicilite!

Tracy said...

Oh great Gino...at least you didn't get drunk and get pulled over by the cops and start blurting anti-sicilian slurs.

But then again, I doubt very much that it would make the papers.

Gino said...

cicerino:
i dont recall one of your gay freinds calling me a bigot.
but, ky wd-40 assumed i treated my wife like a personal sex toy (as if there was something wrong with that!)

tracy:
no alcahol required.
besides, isnt that a redudancy: sicilian slur?

little-cicero said...

If you want to get technical they said your suppositions, like mine, were either out of ignorance or bigotted. Precisely I don't suppose biggoted comments a bigot make.

Gino said...

cicerino:
i've had the same discussions, and more of them, with my gay sister.
she would tell you i'm actually rather accepting of others, not a bigot at all. i just dont use sensitive language,sometimes, is all. i like plain speak.
plain isnt rude, unless somebody is overly sensitive to another's opinion.

besides, namecalling in my direction doesnt bother me, unless i can get some mileage out of being offended.

Gino said...

I'm going to start a Anti-Lunar Landing Party. It'll just be me following Neil Armstrong around with a sign that reads:

MOTHERFAKER!

Now THAT'S fun to believe.



you see, thats what i like about Libertarians. they best see humor in the process,recognise their own quixoteness, all the while remaining very serious about their ideology.

i miss the days when politics was fun.

PlatinumGirl said...

I know who Jimmy Page and Joe Satriani are! Of course, Jimmy Page is a no-brainer. And I remember when "Surfing with the Alien" was big and when guitar "virtuosos" like Steve Vai, Eric Johnson and Yngwie Malmsteen were all the rage. Good times.

Tracy said...

Platinumgirl: Because you have invoked Yngwie's name on this blog I will love you and adore you forever. This means you and I are practically dating now btw.

Robert the Grump said...

Yngwie...Bah! Humbug! He's nothing but an overclocked version of an average guitarist. He crams 18 notes into a riff that needed six. That's makes him the fastest guitarist in the world, but hardly the best.

Somehow, invoking his name is enough to make Tracy soil his tightie whities. Go figure.

I'm with you on Eric Johnson and maybe Vai. Vai was awesome as the guitar player for Satan in the movie, Crossroads. Of course, he gets beaten by Ralph Macchio, which is embarrassing to say the least.

Buck Dharma is better than all of them. So to keep on topic, here's another fun thing to believe; all of the members of Blue Oyster Cult are ridiculously short. Al Lanier, who towers over the other members of BOC like Wilt Chamberlain is reputedly only five feet, eight inches tall. That makes Buck about five feet two.

When you think about it, it just makes him greater. How does he play so fast and so well with those short little fingers?

PlatinumGirl said...

Holy crap! Don't tell my husband! :0)

Tracy said...

Buck Dharma is a great guitarist and is always a good listen though I disagree with your assessment of Yngwie. The guy you're describing is someone else...

Yngwie's style has evolved over the years and is not simply fast but also very melodic in a European-Baroque style...it's old world...he can play fast sure...but I still count his composition as his main strength. His Trilogy Opus is a prime example.

Ironically Steve Vai and Yngwie came out of the same hard rock band Alcatrazz...the band sucked sadly. I blame George W. Bush for this obviously.

Just Tim said...

The federal reserve secret society is the subject of a documentary film made by Aaron Russo. I'd put a link to it if I knew how.

The movie is called America from freedom to fascism.

Tracy said...

Yeah, Aaron's movie looks pretty good but what I've learned from watching different documentaries over the years is that you can make anyone believe what you want them to believe. I haven't seen the movie but I'm not totally on board with the details...although Aaron's conclusion is probably pretty close to accurate.