Monday, April 4, 2016


I learned a new word today: fleek. Actually, I sort of learned this new word. Someone used it online so I plugged it into a search engine (, which doesn't track you) and came up at the Urban Dictionary. The first few entries did very little to help with my lack of knowledge. 'something to do with eyebrows' only served to confuse me further. Finally it mentioned 'on point', meaning someone's eyebrows were on point, cool. Being roughly the age of my readers, I didn't know eyebrows could be 'fly'.

  • A plane was hijacked today. This is allegedly a person taking a selfie with the hijacker. Not sure if this is today's hijacking or a different hijacking. Amiable hijacker, though.

In Backwards World, today's installments takes us to Emory University. Someone chalked "Trump 2016" on some steps, resulting in the snowflakes feeling unsafe, demanding safe spaces, referring to looking at the words as assault. I couldn't possibly make this shit up. A mealy-mouthed response came from Ajay Nair, senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University. Just to prove that there is a modicum of sanity left in university life, some wags are chalking actual portraits of Trump on concrete to counter the impression that Emory students are afraid of chalkings. Lastly, here's an interesting overviewBeyond words. This phenomenon is popping up at colleges across the nation, in what is described as The Chalkening.

Just in case you think one example does not define a very strange movement, the Scripps College (a private women's college in California) student body president said a 'Trump 2016' whiteboard message is 'intentional violence' and racist.

If and when these buttercups graduate, the Real World<tm> will come as quite a shock to them. Imagine telling the CEO during a board meeting that you feel microaggressed by his suggestion and you need a Safe Space.

If you're in the mood for a little cultural appropriation, a black San Francisco State University Employee assaulted a white hippy for wearing dreadlocks. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

  • The pope has condemned those who fail to help migrants. While failing to help migrants.

ThermionicEmissions bids a sad farewell to Ronnie Corbett, half of the British 'Two Ronnies'. The man was hysterical and brilliant. Check out some of their videos on YouTube. If you don't like them, I'll refund everything you paid.

  • We all know my one (admitted) vice is watching COPS. Years back, the show featured a real-life murder-for-hire plot, including hidden video. A wife was trying to hire someone to kill her husband. Fast forward five years and the case is going to trial. Five years.

In this time of (greater) economic uncertainty, diversification is healthy. Queen has announced Killer Queen Vodka. Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society) is making guitars, amps and coffee. Sammy Hagar (Montrose, Van Halen, solo) makes tequila. Many rockers, of course, make various alcohols (go with what you know). Where is this all heading? Let us guess what rockers will be endorsing soon:

ZZ Top: combination barbecue sauce and antacid
Hendrix Estate: too late-they put his name on too much already
Gene Simmons: marketers can't find anything his name ISN'T on, except Depends
Lynyrd Skynyrd: life insurance
Ozzy Osbourne: health insurance, pet insurance
Lemmy Kilmister Estate: designer meth
Queen: condoms

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