Friday, October 31, 2008

A dying giraffe is NOT funny!

When this comedy show was in Bahrain over EID, a month ago, I thought "Oh, that might be something fun to do." But then I came to my senses and realized that in order to see it we would need to be willing to sit for hours in order just to cross the Causeway to get to Bahrain, which is really only a little over a half an hour away from us, and that is not something we are willing to do. Now, after reading that one of the comedians of the show, Fahad Al-Butairi, thinks that a giraffe throwing up in a zoo in Utah and dying is funny I'm am especially thankful that we didn't bother to even try to go. He says, "It's a sad story, but if you think about it, it's funny. I mean, it must have taken him forever to throw up and die!" I fail to see any humor in that, whatsoever, and will make a mental note to never see you in your act no matter if you are playing at the park two blocks from me at a free venue. This is funny! [I knew, somehow, I'd find a way to get the story of a man buying a taser gun for his wife into my blog, I just wasn't sure how...]

The 14-year-old girl who was forced, by her father, to marry a pedophile man five times her age, has been granted a divorce. It is final. Supposedly, "the Ministry of Justice in cooperation with other government organizations will issue a decision before the end of the year that would prevent girls younger than 14 to be married. The decision was made after research showed marriages like this often end in divorce, create widows and cause psychological problems." [Really? Ya' think?!? Emphasis, mine.] Not to make light of the issue, in all seriousness, it is a really big "baby step" that is steering authorities, here, to even give the matter of children marrying men old enough to be their great-grandfathers consideration that will prevent the practice from continuing.

This blog is not about politics. It is one of several topics that I avoid even mentioning no matter how strongly I feel. Anyone who has been reading what I write for a while and knows what type of blogs I link to, could fairly easily ascertain which of the two candidates running for the office of President of the United States I support. In the two-plus decades I have been voting I cannot remember an election that has dragged on and on and on like the one that is about to be decided. I, no doubt along with millions of others, am glad that in five days it will be over and we can move forward. Unfortunately, with all that has happened in the political arena, this time around, I suspect we will not only have a repeat of the 2000 election that was not decided until a month or so after the actual election took place, but that the "repeat" will be on a magnitude unlike that of any in the entire history of the United States. It would appear as though the entire world wants for Barack Hussein Obama to become our next President. His campaign has been so wrought with scandal that, in my humble opinion, the man should be drawn and quartered and thrown in jail, but people refuse to see it. I equate it to lemmings being willing to jump off a cliff. Accusations that the mainstream media are in the tank for him are no longer just "accusations," but are now acknowledged as truth. And, as if that isn't enough, media on the other side of the world are "in the tank" for him, too! It is going to be interesting to see how long the decision takes to determine who has actually been elected President after November 4th, and more interesting to see how Obama supporters react it their "chosen one" is NOT the next President of the United States...

Enough for today. I started grooming The Baby yesterday and did not have enough time to finish. It is quite time consuming! [Admittedly, I did absolutely no research at all with regard to the ongoing grooming that Standard Poodles require when I made the decision that The Boy really, really needed a Standard Poodle for a Little Sister.] Yes, I could take The Baby to the groomer and have her done there, and as good of a job as they do, I know they are not nearly as gentle as I am with her. I'm off to go finish clipping her and then this afternoon both Kids will get baths [oh the fun we WILL have!]. I will try to post pictures of The Baby tomorrow when the transformation from Rastafarian Rockstar to Pretty Princess is complete! Awww, how precious is that...


  1. can't wait to see the pretty princess.......


  2. It will wait until tomorrow! I ran out of "day light" yesterday and have one foot, the top of her head, and her tail to finish this morning... Then bath time!

  3. I'm surprised at your reaction; it's actually a funny quote from Jeff Dunham's Comedy Central special. I really thought people over in the Middle East are capable of finding the humour in such jokes.

    Here's the clip from which the quote was taken: (It's exactly at the 3rd minute)

    P.S. Upon reading other posts on this blog, I realised that you are simply bitter towards Saudis and Saudi Arabia altogether. Why live in a place you feel so negative about?

  4. I watched the clip, Keystone. And still, I fail to see ANY humor about a giraffe throwing up and dying. I'll cross Jeff Dunham off my list of comedians to see!


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