Monthly Archives: June 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)It has been exactly 72 hours, or 3 full days if you are counting, since Michael Jackson was called home. Even today, every second after Michael Jackson passed away, I cry a little. In case y’all don’t know, Michael Jackson died Thursday June 25, 2009, at a Los Angeles hospital some time after 3:00 p.m. California time. He was 50, and he left a legacy that no one can touch.

What saddens me more is he went too soon. No matter how old you are, you know you’ve been inspired by Michael. He was “everybody’s kid brother”, even during his Jackson 5 days. Others may have thought of him as the uncle who gave them the creeps.

From Bad to Will You Be There?, Michael Jackson’s tunes can be heard all over the world, including Hot 93.7, Kiss 95.7 and WTIC 96.5 here in Connecticut. The flags were lowered to half-staff in Gary, Indiana to pay tribute to their native son Thursday. And this was just hours after Farrah Fawcett of Charlie’s Angels fame died at the same hospital where Michael Jackson had been taken to. Don’t get me wrong, when I heard that Michael had died, I was in a total state of shock. I thought it was surreal even when his health took a turn for the worse.

We must not wallow into sadness but rather celebrate his life because that’s how Michael wanted. May he rest in peace.

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Don’t Eat That Dough!

Nestlé Tollhouse CookiesIf you like to eat raw Toll House cookie dough at midnight, you’re SOL. The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers not to eat raw Nestlé Toll House Cookies due to the traces of e.coli found in it’s cookie dough.

So far, 66 people in 28 states have become sick from eating the contaminated raw cookie dough; 25 of them had to be hospitalized. This prompted the FDA to begin an investigation. But do not think cooking the raw cookie dough will stop the e.coli from spreading. It’s actually the opposite–the bacteria expands. Cookie dough is never supposed to be eaten raw anyway.

The recall for Nestlé Toll House Cookie dough shouldn’t affect that found in Edy’s Ice Cream.

CT Science Center Now Open!

It’s official!!!! The Connecticut Science Center has moved from its current site on Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, now facing the Connecticut River and paralleling I-91 in Downtown Hartford.

“Not Illegal” by Hard ‘n’ Phirm

The following message is the lyrics from Hard ‘n’ Phirm’s Not Illegal, posted from my old blog three months ago.

(Hard) So many things in this world you cannot do!
(Phirm) I was just saying that.
(Hard) It’s like someone is always coming down on you!
(Phirm) That IS what it’s like.
(Hard) But there’s a world of freedom out there… (Phirm) Where?
(Hard) …if you are creative (Phirm) Ohh…
(Hard) Now in this Schoolhouse Rock-style jam, I shall now get demonstrative
Lickin’ up bank is not illegal (Really?) Look it up
Fuckin’ a tree is not illegal (How?) If you own private property
Shavin’ a cat is not illegal (Now that’s just weird)
Marrying your mom is not illegal
(Why would I?) That’s not the point!!!
It may be wrong but I know my rights
You can take your little cape and some itty-bitty tights
and stretch ’em over your nuts and that’s not illegal. Now you try it…
(Phirm) Uh….makin’ your bed is not illegal…
(Hard) Nononono, pay attention, pay attention.
Sometimes I go to the li-bra-ry
and I put up lotsa books where they should not be
and the worst they can do is to ask me to leave
’cause I’ve done nothing il-le-ga-ly
You gotta look at what’s written DOWN in the law
and then float PAST that to find your hidden gems of freedom, Phirm
and while I’m on the topic… hidin’ in a bush is not illegal
(Phirm) Yeah, I’ve got as much right to be there as a squirrel or a cat!
(Hard) Yeah… suckin’ on a Bible is not illegal
(Phirm) Because of the seperation of church and state. (Hard) Probably.
Now you can live your life for doing what you want
(Phirm) They can lock you out, but not lock you up
(Hard) Grab a fork and eat a brain…
(Phirm) …and that’s not illegal! Wait, that’s not illegal?
(Hard) I’m still a free man. [ Audience Laughs ]
(Phirm) Let me see if I get what your saying, you’re basically saying…
No man can go and leave the law down below
but there are loopholes where the law don’t flow
and the more that you know, the more you can grow
and keep 5-0 offa your front do’ (Hard) Well said.
(Phirm) So it’s not so much about following what John Q. Lawmaker says I can’t do
but rather surfing a wave of the morally questionable, but not unlawful!
(Hard) So….?
(Phirm) Fartin’ on the President is not illegal
(Hard) Now you’re gettin’ it!
(Phirm) Wakin’ up drunk is not illegal (Hard) Oh, he’s just showing off now.
(Phirm) Follow-ing you home is not illegal (Hard) He’ll do it, too!
(Phirm) Spittin’ on a baby, not illegal! (Both) In France!
(Phirm) You might feel like an enemy of the state…
(Hard) …but that’s what makes this land so great
(Both) you can take all the napkins in the fast food restaurant, and that’s not illegal!
The system (I beat ’em!)
My lawyer (Don’t need him!)
Offenses (Repeat ’em!)
Miranda Rights don’t read ’em, ’cause…
(Hard) Lickin’ a beagle, breedin’ seagulls, you can be regal if you’re pissing on eagles
(Phirm) Punchin’ a whale, or shippin’ a sail an’ sailin’ a ship while ticklin’ sailors
(Hard) Mailin’ a snake…
(Phirm) …swearin’ in Braille
(Hard) …wearin’ a cape
(Phirm) …growin’ a tail
(Both) …pissin’ off your boss is not illegal…
(Phirm) …but pissing ON your boss
(Hard) …now that’s illegal.

Disclaimer

Okay, first things first…

I’m not gonna do any midget jokes. If anyone is looking for me to discriminate against and/or criticize the hardships midgets have to go through, let me be the first to tell you that you are sadly mistaken. If you are looking for a blog where I make fun of stupid people in the world, then look no further. But there’s more to my blog than meets the eye.