Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday Whyday, Once Again

Well, it's Friday and time to air out any unanswered questions, question any world wide weirdness, confuse news and dust it all with a scant bit of rant.

  • It seems that there is a question about who will own your emails, web photo albums and other online flotsam after your death. The rationale is that our computers and email accounts are a kind of filing cabinet. Some lawyers feel that the information and access to online accounts should be available to immediate family members at the death of a loved one. Though I agree with the premise of this, in reality I'm quite sure that if my family gets access to all my digital assets (and I use the terms oh-so-loosely), there's a good chance someone will go to my grave, dig me up, and tell me I'm not going anywhere till I clean up that mess.
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently made Gov. Chris "I-Didn't-Close-That-Bridge" Christie remove The Rock's smiling mug from a video. It was the governor's mock summer blockbuster, No Pain, No Gain (a play on Johnson's movie, Pain & Gain). Obviously disassociating himself from Christie's film faux pas, Johnson went on and claimed he was more patriotic than political, and added that he had "good friends who are politicians on both sides...Clinton is a good buddy of mine, Obama is a good buddy of mine." Hmmm. Both sides: Clinton and Obama. Are those all the sides of the political coin? Interesting, considering he spoke and the Republican National Convention in 2000. Stick to patriotic, Rock.
  • Did you catch the news story about an ax flying through the windshield of a car as it traveled on a highway north of Boston? I hope they had waterproof seat covers. That is the stuff of nightmares, buddy.
  •  A California couple found $10 million dollars in buried gold coins back in February, Odyssey Marine Exploration found over 13,500 gold and silver coins off the coast of South Carolina, and now the Schmitt family has discovered a gold laden wreck from 1715 off the coast of Florida.  “Some of us are born with a little pirate in our blood,” said Lindsay Schmitt. Just for the record, I'm willing to have a pet parrot, wear a bandana and earring, say things like "arrrrgghhh" AND get a transfusion from a real Schmitt family member if it will increase the chance that I'll step in a huge pile of treasure. All this moolah was just laying around till they found it. Wow. I can't even find my favorite socks.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are returning to the big screen, and already the hype has hit the toy stores. Halloween will be a creative bust as thousands of kids choose the path of least resistance and pick the top costume, each thinking their Michelangelo or Leonardo is more clever than the Donnatello or Raphael on the other side of the street. If you want to be a cowboy or a safari adventurer, this is your year to stand out, nerd kids. Your time has come.
  • Victoria's Secret released their 2014 What is Sexy? List and named Taylor Swift in the category of "sexiest smile." Does that mean her teeth get crowned?
  • While we're at it, I know what Victoria's secret is - it's just a high priced nightgown and underwear, people.  Let's not get so excited that things fall out of our wallet...like money.
Any weird news in your neck of the woods?

12 comments:

  1. I delete all my 'digital assets,' with the exception of photo albums and manuscripts which I'm happy to share. :)

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    1. You, Suze, are a smart lady.

      I may be a digital hoarder. It's not pretty, but you don't have to dust them. So there's that...

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  2. I didn't hear that about The Rock--but it goes along with the first point--there are definitely issues as to who owns our assets, especially in the internet age.

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    1. If I could just control who has my name and address, I'd be a happy camper. I'm with you,Stephanie - it IS an issue.

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  3. Gotta go. Off to scuba dive the town pond in search of sunken treasure. (I was wondering what happened to my ax...)

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    1. Ah, Squid...two hands, on the handle, at all times. Keep it under 55.

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  4. Yes, that ax incident was super scary but I live in Miami---happens all the time! You are so right about the money falling out of wallets. That's what Victoria's secret is a lll about. LOL.

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  5. Victoria's Secret is a good buy if you shop the online clearance sales. That's how I get my VS and not much falls out of my wallet. Finding the gold is pretty cool. I found a rusty toy car in my backyard, and a bottle cap.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You are well on your way to treasure seeking fame.

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  6. I don't pay too much attention to celebrities and what they say or do about politics and politicians. They're entertainers, not analysts. That ax story is really scary! I'm careful driving behind and around trucks. I've seen things fall out.

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    1. Medeia, I agree - that's why I find it funny when they position themselves for or against a politician.

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Love, Cherdo