Oh For the Love of God

Wisconsin. And Sikhs, of all people. I don’t know a lot about them but a year or two ago something inspired me to read about them. I just remember a lot of peace and love, and like Catholics, a strong focus on service. Oh wow, reading the Wikipedia entry now. “Protecting the religious and political rights of all people and preventing discrimination is an integral part of the Sikh faith.” Yeah, I can see why someone would want to shoot them.

Can we talk about a little gun control, now??

I’ve been goofing off. That’s the Bachelor Pad below. I was watching that earlier. Currently, I’m going back and forth between Dr. Who and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and later it will be Olympics, Olympics, Olympics. That is my Sunday. Because I worked really hard yesterday.

We Need a 24/7 Dance TV Channel

Here’s an amazing dance routine that came at the end of a Bunheads episode. I’ve watched it over and over. Watch it. Isn’t it mesmerizing? Between this and So You Think You Can Dance and some great dancing on Glee (and other shows) I got the idea: we need a 24/7 dance channel.

Everyone and all groups could participate—ballet companies, dance companies, hip hop dancers, all street dancers, ballroom, high school groups, children. There could be contests, and the dance equivalent of open mike night: Open Dance Night. I’m sure there are tons of archival footage of dance over the years (and since we’ve had cameras to film dancers). So we could have a Dance History show. And a famous movie dance routines show, and a tv dance routines over the years show. Oh, and tv dance classes! Seriously, I’m sure I could come up with an idea for show a minute. It could be great!!

I’ve been meaning to post this link. AMC was at war with … some cable provider, I forget who, and so they let some zombies loose in New York City and filmed it. Very funny. The make up and zombie-attitude is so good I would have screamed.

There’s been way too many lost pets posters lately. Dogs, cats, and even one for a bird (I have to imagine that would be the hardest one to find and get back).

Lost Dog Poster, New York City

Sex and the City Still Reigns on Perry Street

The show ended eight years ago and they still crowd Perry Street every day, taking pictures of Carrie’s apartment. Oh wow, check out red shirt guy’s hair.

Is anyone watching Newsroom? In the first episode, the main character reacts to a bunch of people saying America is the greatest country on earth. He says:

“We’re seventh in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports.”

I was wondering which to address first and it’s almost impossible to decide. You need to be literate to improve in math and science, which would lift the last three, but more than anything else, you need to be alive to do any of those things.

Litter Kills! Please Throw Away Your Trash Properly!

From the New York City Pigeon Rescue Central website:

“Have you ever seen a pigeon that has missing toes, a foot or even a missing leg? The chances are that the digits and/or foot were lost from string being wrapped around them.

“I can’t think of anything more horrible than that happening to a bird. Imagine tying a rubber band around your finger as tightly as you can. You know what kind of pain there will be. You can take off the rubber band. The pigeon cannot take off the string. They can’t walk up to anyone and ask for help. They suffer great pain and it can take over a year before the pain goes away along with the toe(s) or foot or leg.”

Sadly, sometimes the string gets caught in trees and the bird hangs until they die. This poor bird got caught in string on a lamppost. Please people, for the love of god, throw away your trash properly.

Bird Caught in String Dies