Archive for August, 2009

Rats With Wings

August 27, 2009


The residents of Blue Bell must be thrilled not to be known as Pigeontown any longer. It was originally known as Pigeontown, Pennsylvania, after the large flocks of wild pigeons that once gathered there.

Luckily, I don’t even think they have a single statue in the community.


When Kathy Griffin Speaks, People Laugh

August 21, 2009


Hilary Shepherd, a Northern California Kathy Griffin fan and local notary public diva, had this to say about seeing the redheaded comedienne perform live in Concord, California:

“Let me start by saying that Kathy Griffin is friggin’ hilarious. She’s also quite crude and makes absolutely no apologizes for it; my kind of girl, indeed.

Attacking everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion to Barbara Walters and even poking fun at herself, Kathy swings a sword of quick wit, dipped in deep rooted D-List bitterness.

But through it all, I could see that Kathy was being genuine and truly herself – not some character the world wants her to be. Somehow, knowing that the cruel jokes came from a place of true heart and love for making people laugh, they didn’t seem cruel at all and were just downright funny.”

She is hugely popular among a fan base of gays and lesbians without being lesbian herself.

Griffin executive produces and stars in Bravo’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” reality TV show. Check out her official website of KathyGriffin.Net.

Team Griffin consists of Mom Maggie; tour manager Tom Vize, and personal asistant Tiffany Rinehart. Oh, and don’t forget Kathy’s two dogs, Chance and Pom Pom.

Tom sometimes has that crazed “Jack-Nicholson-from-The-Shining” look to him which is sort of creepy but he seems about as harmful as a ladybug munching a leaf.

Tiffany is known for her unique laughter which is overheard at nearly everything Kathy says or does. Her good-girl-next-door charm just glistens through on the small screen.

Gone and noticeably absent from the troop is Jessica Zajicek, former number one personal assistant.  Information on her departure is pure conjecture. All that Kathy Griffin stated on her reality television show was a quick blurb about Jessica deciding not to return in order to pursue other interests.  (Maggie impression) “Jesus Christ, Kathleen, that’s hardly enough juicy gossip that we expect from you!”

My own unproven theory as to what really happened to Jessica Zajicek? Publicity-hungry Kathy Griffin was getting exceedingly jealous of the younger, hipper, blonder assistant’s rise to fame from the TV program and, in an “All About Eve”-evil maneuver, she axed her from the Southern California comedy compound before you can sing “She’s Got Bette Davis Eyes!”  Nice, huh?


The Rainbow Is An Almighty Reminder

August 14, 2009


It rained the other day.  As the mist was coming down, the sun was still shining so my friend and I were looking around outside – wondering if there would be a rainbow in the sky. Sure enough. We spotted it.

The defraction of light was stunning – like a prism projecting its beauty across the heavens.

A meteorology professor at Penn State once declared that every rainbow is personal. The rainbow that you see is your own specific rainbow – stimulating your retina and no one else’s in the exact same manner.

At the conclusion to the biblical story of Noah’s Ark, God placed a beautiful rainbow in the sky as a reminder to all living things that he would never flood the Earth again.

The rainbow is God’s covenant with the world. Like the calm after the storm.

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The Caped Crusader’s Little Buddies Are In Trouble

August 10, 2009


The United States has a bat problem.  And soon, a bigger bug problem.  In a USA Today posted story, originally from the Nashville Tennessean, a mysterious illness has been killing bats in droves and the scourge is widespread throughout the Northeast; not just in the South.

You see, these nocturnal creatures are part of nature’s bug control system.  A half-million bats can annually consume 2.4 million pounds of bugs.  I find it amazing that we can even quantify something like that.

No time to lose. Better call out for the Bat Signal, Commissioner Gordon. This has serious global insect implications.

Not Hooked By Swedish Fish Water Ice

August 5, 2009


Two of my favorite eats:  Swedish Fish Candy and Rita’s Water Ice. Unfortunately the combined effort, which launched July 31st, missed the mark.

The featured frozen dessert flavor doesn’t taste anything close to the gummi red candy version.  It’s almost like an extra sweet cherry flavor.

I give it “one fin” out of a possible five. Very disappointing.

Rita’s banana water ice is still number one. Tastes just like a real banana. Not artificial-tasting like other water ice versions.