gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 10/29/06 - 11/5/06

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Coca-Cola Commercial.....Mean Joe Green (1979)

This is my favorite commercial.

Coke hilltop commercial

One of my all-time favorite commercials.

It takes a woman (or four)...

Go read this article about the rescue of a herd of horses in the Netherlands. It is a heartwarming story of what people can do for their fellow Earth inhabitants when needed.
"Rescuers on horseback lured a stranded herd of about 100 horses off a mud-soaked knoll where they had been stranded for three days and led them through receding floodwaters to safe ground Friday."

Note that it took four women on horseback to do this. That mothering instinct comes through again.

I need this...

Thursday, November 02, 2006


After reading this article, I am a mess.

All I can think about it is my Marine. Anthony will not be on the ground in Iraq. At least that is what we have been told, but that could change in a moment's notice. It still doesn't make his going on this cruise any easier.

He is not my youngest child, but he is my child. I know he is a man now, but he will always be my buddy and my baby boy.

I'm so scared.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Three Men...

Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and George W. Bush went to a fitness spa for some fun. After a stimulating, healthy lunch, all three decided to visit the men's room and they found a strange-looking gent sitting at the entrance.

He said: "Welcome to the gentlemen's room. Be sure to check out our newest feature, a mirror that we have on loan from the Disney archives of CinderFella. If you look into it and say something truthful, you will be rewarded with your wish. But, be warned: If you say something false, you will be sucked into the mirror to live in a void of nothingness for all eternity!"

The three men quickly entered and upon finding the mirror, Bill Clinton stepped up and said, "I think I'm the most intelligent of us three" and he suddenly found the keys to a brand new Bentley in his hands.

Al Gore stepped up and said, "I think I'm the most ambitious of us three."  and in an instant, he was surrounded by a pile of money to fund his next Presidential Campaign.

Excited over the possibility of having a wish come true, George W. Bush looked into the mirror and said, "I think...", and was promptly sucked into the mirror.

Kerry Apologizes for 'A Botched Joke'

iWon News - Kerry Apologizes for 'A Botched Joke': "At issue is Kerry's speech to a group of California students on Monday, where he said people who don't study hard and do their homework would likely 'get stuck in Iraq.' Kerry aides said he mangled the delivery of a line aimed at Bush - according to aides, language which was originally written to say 'you end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq."

Either way it was a bad statement and should have never been included in a speech. His speech writers should be fired and he should just back down and withdraw quietly.

Christopher Walken for President?

Walken 2008 - Campaign Website

I had no clue he was running. Did you?

New York - Early today, actor Christopher Walken, 62, held a private conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in which he announced his intentions to run for the Presidency of the United States in the 2008 Election.

Said the Queens native, “I have always been a follower of politics. My father was friends with the mayor of Schodack (NY) back in the 1940’s. We would walk the streets of Schodack and the people, they would wave to him. The children adored him. That is what I love to be, a man of respect and love.”

From a statement by Walken's agent, Toni Howard: “Mr. Walken has greatly admired the celebrities who have entered politics and he wants to be able to give a good name and reputation to the acting community as well as the political community. As for going national with this news we have not made any plans for the immediate future."

Because Mr. Walken is currently contracted for more than one film production, the Walken campaign manager Michael Hansee admitted that there would be relatively minimal publicity at this early stage. "[Mr. Walken] has a full plate right now, acting in a number of different films, and can't start any personal campaign work until these obligations are fulfilled," he commented. "We're looking to spread the word and build a little support base with our site, in preparation for a full campaign in early 2007."

The campaign website is patriotic-themed, with the tag-line "To Get America Back on Track." Hansee stated that the campaign is hoping to drum up early support through their online presence, much as Howard Dean did in the 2004 race.

Military Funding:
"I am a huge supporter of the military. I have always thought of them as our guardians, and when our guardians are making less than the poverty line, and children are suffering because their parents decided to join the military, well, I get very upset. I feel that instead of sending billions to the Pentagon's pet projects, it should go to the troops."

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin obviously visited this town overnight.

Either that, or it was a great prank.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bob Barker Retiring

Bob Barker Retiring After 50 Years on TV

The show just won't be the same without Bob. He has been around so long that I don't know if the show will survive without him.

Wow. 35 years on TPIR. I can't even imagine living in one state that long.

Up In Smoke

This article is about Israeli pot smokers and how the war is sending prices sky high.

And people think that is only a problem in the USA.

'Hood' Party

Frat Suspended Over 'Hood' Party

I don't know what to say.

Monday, October 30, 2006

PG Morph

Beer Cannon 101

This is awesome! Laughed my ass off!!

Gate Night

When I was growing up in Oregon, we lived in a small (pop. 1500) town that was kind of out in the boonies. For most of the year it was snowed in. It was so small (how small was it?) that they still had cattle drives through the middle of town.

Anyway, the night before Halloween was called "Gate Night." Why, you may ask? Because this was the night we stole gates.

Well, okay, to be technically correct not me, but the older kids would go out and steal the gates from people's fences and hide them.

And I don't mean just the gates on the yards in towns...they would steal them from the cattle pens, too, and let all the animals loose. The cop hated it (his name was Smokey!).

Do you suppose they still do that? I don't know...I haven't been in that town in years.

Did anyone else have that tradition?

How sad

Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe Split

How sad. I really thought they were truly committed to one another.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Update on Prison Tattoo

Inmate Charged in Killer's Tattooing

Why did they place a relative of the murdered child in the same cell block as the murderer?