Sunday, February 12, 2006

Someone needs to keep Dick Cheney away from weapons

So that he can't do any more harm! Bizarre news today that our Vice President was hunting over the weekend and accidentally shot his friend. Who is 78. They were hunting quail. How could DC confuse a man with a quail? It wasn't DAN Quayle.

The friend got shot and goes to the hospital. He is apparently okay. And this story stays under wraps for A WHOLE DAY. Because why should we, the American people, EVER need to  know that our VP accidentally SHOOTS people?!? No, we don't need to know that!

Cheney needs to be kept AWAY from weapons. Of any kind. Weapons of mass destruction, shotguns, water guns. Whatever.

All I can imagine is the furor that would have been created if Al Gore had shot someone accidentally. Gore would have been impeached.


Here is a really BLUNT column about the whole thing. And the latest news is that the guy Cheney shot (who is 78) suffered a mild heart attack when some of the birdshot moved to his heart. Oh boy.


It is snowing lots and lots here in RandomReality land. Predictions are for up to 12 inches of snow. Here on the East Coast, that is a HUGE news story.

Right now, it is nice and quiet outside my window as I type. No car traffic. No airplane traffic up above. Everything is quiet and muffled and peaceful.

Oh wait! We are having Thunder Snow! Yep. It is snowing and there was just a large crack of thunder. Wow.

I got sucked into the "pre-snow" mania and found myself at the Walgreen's drugstore this morning. It was crazy, CRAZY, I tell you! People were grabbing milk, bread and toilet paper as if they were about to go underground to a bunker for five years. But I can't mock too much, because I bought bread, milk and toilet paper, too. I just won't use them all at the same time. At least not simultaneously.

In other news, RandomReality celebrates her birthday this weekend. I will be 29. Again.

Thursday, February 9, 2006

U2 won Five Grammys! Wheeee!

Watched some of the Grammys last night, but not all, because I was ALSO watching "Lost" and "American Idol." Thank God for the DVR.

But U2 won five Grammys, beating out Kanye West and Mariah Carey!!! Here is some great coverage of the Grammys, especially the backstage blog of Joal Ryan of E!Online. Much more coverage on the official U2 website.


Wednesday, February 8, 2006

U2 on the Grammy Awards tonight!

Whee! U2 is nominated for a couple of Grammy Awards. The show is tonight at 8 p.m. Bonnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2006

Robert Scorpio is back on "General Hospital!"

Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) is back in Port Charles. This is very exciting news! Almost as exciting as when Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield) returned last month! In the 1980s, my teenage friends and I were HUGE fans of GH. That is what we called it - GH. That was in the heyday of Luke and Laura, Robert and Anna, Noah and Bobbi. Sigh.

When I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school, the wedding of Luke and Laura was THE most important thing in my life. The actors were on all the magazines and the wedding was covered with almost as much pomp as the nuptials of hapless Princess Diana to Prince Charles.

The other day, I was watching GH on the Soap Network, trying to follow some story line about Luke, on an island, with a monkey. (I started watching GH again in December when Noah returned, as an alcoholic, with a son, who needs a liver transplant. Noah, not the son.)

All of a sudden - there was Robert Scorpio! Now it turns out that the monkey is the carrier of some Dread Disease. Already, characters are being infected! The only one who might be able to stop the Dread Disease is Robert Scorpio! (Why am I writing in exclamation marks?!)

I tried to follow along yesterday as Robert had to explain to his daughter, Robin (the HIV-infected doctor) that he, Robert, had NOT died in a boat explosion. The explanation was soooooooo GH. See, no one saw the boat explode. And he wasn't really dead. He and Anna were agents for the WSB and Anna was going to be "black-boxed," which apparently, is a BAD thing. And the WSB blackmailed Robert, saying they would hurt Anna and Robin. So Robert became a covert agent and killed people for 11 years. And then he took a job with the Medical Rescue Association, where he is now on the trail of the Dread Disease, spread by the monkey.


Thursday, February 2, 2006

Bono Speaks At National Prayer Breakfast in D.C.

Bono addressed politicians, including President Bush, in Washington, D.C. today at the National Prayer Breakfast. He urged the United States to contribute just one percent more to the world's poor. Go Bono!

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

No half-human/half-animal hybrids!

W. got me all worked up last night during the State of the Union address! We must make sure these evils creatures never see the light of day! Here is a useful t-shirt!