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The big news over the weekend, in case you, somehow, missed it, was Hurricane Sandy. At least 20 were killed in the North- east (as of the time of this blog) while another 67 people were killed in the Caribbean, there was MASSIVE flooding in New York and New Jersey, the power is out to about 6 million customers and Sandy created a blizzard in Virginia and West Virginia, complete with thunder and lightning. Sandy proved to be a very serious deal... in spite of its bitch- like name. Sandy also provided a bit of irony. You see, a movie about Noah's Ark, starring Russell Crowe (as one of the animals?) had to stop production because of concerns about, well, flooding. It should be noted that they built a replica of the Ark for the movie. Just sayin'. Also over the weekend, two Boy Scouts were rescued after spending two unpleasant nights in the elements out in the wilderness. Lucky for them, they lived up to the 'Scout motto, "Be Prepared". That's fine, but are you? All of us, at some time or another, have had the misfortune of having to deal with Mother Nature when she was feeling particularly bitchy and today we wanted your stories: WHEN WAS IT YOU VS. NATURE?
First of all, I'd like to submit my proposal for the folks that name hurricanes. I understand that it's an alphabetical thing and involves alternating between male and female names, but it seems to me that many of the more devastating hurricanes have p*ssy names. Katrina isn't the worst name in the world, and she was a real mother, but 'Sandy' and 'Floyd'? My thought is that hurricanes should be named after celebrities we all recognize as an indication of how bad we project them to be; so 'Sandy' would have been named, oh, I dunno, Charles Bronson or Mike Tyson, while lesser hurricanes or ones that generate very little concern could have names like Hurricane Justin Bieber or Hurricane Nickelback. Annoying, but non- threatening. Just an idea. I think it would help people understand the magnitude of what's approaching. My 2 cents.
SIT AND SPIN
Halloween is around the corner... as in about 7 hours... Jolene brought us the top 11 'devil songs'. Here's the link:
By the way, the 'devil' always mentions that he has "many names", including Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness, the Father of Lies and... the Lord of the Flies? Flies? Really man? No one is scared of f**king flies. How about the Father of Bees or something? Just sayin'? If you're trying to be spooky or whatever, come up with something that's actually spooky. as always... just sayin'.