All in the Family

//” cannot be displayed, because it contains just for the hell of it i downloaded the first season of all in the family. i remember watching it when i was a kid and enjoying it, but i haven’t seen the show in maybe twenty (yikes) years… and wow, pretty great! it ran from ’71 to ’79 and if something this progressive was the number one show on network tv today, well, that would be nice.

download it here…

All in the Family was notorious for featuring language and epithets previously absent from television, such as “fag” for homosexual, “spic” for Hispanics, “dago” and “wop” for Italians, “chink” for Asians, “spade” for Blacks, and phrases such as “God damn it.” It was also famous for being the first major television show to feature the sound of a flushing toilet; it became a running gag on the show.

While moral watchdogs attacked the show on those grounds, others objected to the show’s portrayal of Archie Bunker as a “lovable” bigot. Defenders of the series pointed out that Archie usually lost his arguments by reason of his own stupidity.

In addition to its candid political dialogs, All in the Family’s story lines also included a sense of realism not previously associated with sitcoms. A 1973 episode, for example, found the Bunkers discovering a swastika painted on their front door. (It had been intended for their Jewish neighbors down the street.) An activist from the Jewish Defense League showed up, proposing violent retaliation against whoever painted it, but upon leaving, he was blown up in his car, as the Bunkers watched in horror from their front door. To interweave illness, crime, or in this case, the off-screen violent death of a character into the plot of a comedy show was an unprecedented move.

too… but not as good and for different reasons…

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Stuff White People Like ~ #78 Multilingual Children

This site is too funny, it went viral over the last few months and has racked up 17.5 million hits.  last week he finally put up some ads… umm ya, $2500 a day sounds ok

and why is this stuff so funny? because it is sooo true! Je parle mal français, mais mes enfants seront parlant le français et l’espagnol.

Stuff White People Like

All white people want their children to speak another language. There are no exceptions. They dream about the children drifting in between French and English sentences as they bustle about the kitchen while they read the New York Times and listen to Jazz.

As white people age, they start to feel more and more angry with their parents for raising them in a monolingual home. At some point in their lives, most white people attempt to learn a second language and are generally unable to get past ordering in a restaurant or over-pronouncing a few key words. This failure is not attributed to their lack of effort, but rather their parents who didn’t teach them a new language during their formative years.

White people believe that if they had been given French language instruction when they were younger, their lives would have turned out very differently. Instead of living in the US, they would be living and working abroad for the United Nations or some other organization with a headquarters in Switzerland or The Hague.

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10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

a nice take on something that i have often felt and feel more often. interesting site check it out...

//” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps?

You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.

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my favorite art form ~ the female form

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i have to make these soon…(a few recipes from the interwebs)


Beer Cupcakes!

Despite the addition of Guinness, these cakes are not at all bitter; instead, the beer adds richness and moisture, and balances the sweetness of the sugar. Working from another Nigella recipe, this one the Guinness Cake from Feast, I substituted brown sugar for white to add depth of flavor, and made tiny cakes instead of a large one in a springform. Topped with a cream cheese glaze, these are a crowd-pleasing, not-too-sweet dessert. They’re also super-easy. Read the rest of this entry »

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a few shows that i have seen

Bob Dylan (The Rage Nightclub, Vancouver)(05/13/98 )
This was one of the most amazing shows ever! what a night… I was 18, senior year of high school and I found out (somehow?) that Bob Dylan was gonna do a small club show the night before the big show with Joni Mitchell & Van Morrison (I already had my tickets for that one). So I jumped in the car, drove to ticketmasters main office in Vancouver and stood there until they went on sale… got my ticket, grabbed my good (but not perfect) fake ID, said a prayer and went to the club… ended up talking in line with two beautiful women who though that it was sooo cute I was going to see this show that they would make sure I got in, and I did… It was amazing, I of course didn’t have the true measure of what I was seeing, but I knew I was lucky to be experiencing it, I knew it was rare… I stood beside a pillar 15 feet from Bob Dylan, drank beer, and watched him do a 90 minute set… I skipped my first couple classes the next day.

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i drinked all teh milk – g2g sleep now