Thursday, September 18, 2014

More Random, More Weird

Every now and then, I just gotta let the weird thoughts
out to run free. Today is such a day.

  • Lately, everything reminds me of a warning heralded by a movie - but nothing more so than the robots that have moved from the factory floor to the job market. SABRE Autonomous Solutions report that they are providing robots willing to work all day without a break - and they're actually making decisions about what needs done. SKYNET HAS GONE LIVE. If these robots can determine whether or not my fast food order is identical to what is actually in the bag I'm handed, many minimum wage jobs will disappear. And there's that whole "machines taking over the planet" thing...
  • Meteors are slamming the earth. I know, I know...they do that all the time. But they seem to be getting bigger...noticeable...on the news, in places like New Jersey. Again, movie references:  Deep Impact, Armageddon, Asteroid...
  • The ebola virus that is plaguing Africa is scary. Once again, it reminds me of a movie warning...specifically, I start thinking about the scene with the map in The Planet of the Apes movie that pulsates with glowing markers tracking the worldwide spread of the weird virus that knocks humanity back a notch and lets the apes take over (again, a run-on sentence says I mean business).  Let's keep our eyes on the apes. In all likelihood, they've seen the movie, too.
  • (Yet another movie reference: insert Mel Gibson screaming, "Freedom!" from Braveheart) Scotland will vote on independence from Great Britain today, in case you haven't watched the news this week. What started as a "maybe" seems to have built up momentum, particularly with the younger crowd. It might be a risky proposition for Scotland and I'm sure they are bombarded with the pros and cons right about now. I should really be holding up a tartan or a plaid something, since my maiden name is McKendrick. I relate to the desire for independence - we were serfs in Scotland, basically! Sadly, the most important thing about Scotland to me is the kilt. If Scottish independence will result in more men in kilts, I'm all for it. Men like Gerard Butler...yeah, that would be great. Or Sean Connery, perhaps.


  • Forget the previous bullet point about independence. Definitely leaning more towards anything that results in increased views of Gerard Butler, however...in fact, I'd like to see a massive move toward a mandatory kilt-on-Butler vote in Scotland. I'm behind that movement.



(Good luck, Scotland...)


12 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    In the proud tradition of Norma Rae and Jimmy Hoffa I am organizing robot workers for the purpose of collective bargaining. The International Brotherhood of Robots will push for higher wages and better working conditions including four 15 minute breaks per hour. "Stick it to the man!"

    I agree that the number and size of meteors, asteroids, comets and phantom planets in a collision course with earth seems to be on the rise lately. I blame Obama.

    The greatest threats to human life on earth are the unseen armies of creepy crawlies that make us ill. Do you ever watch the series The Monster Within? You'll have nightmares, I guarantee.

    I'm not in a very funny mood today because Janie is sad. Janie is sad because a friend's husband has suddenly died. I hate that we were all joking about death yesterday and now this happened. Talk about timing! I suppose the lesson to be learned is that when we are given a narrow window of opportunity to laugh and have fun we should take it and enjoy it but remember that it won't last long. The window rarely closes slowly. It usually slams shut with a loud crash.

    Nevertheless, I hope you have an enjoyable Thursday, dear friend Cherdo!

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  2. Oh, no! I've slowed down this week on reading due to a heavy load of "stuff" and I haven't gotten to Janie's yet today. Poor thing. Humor will zing you like that, don't you think? It's because we laugh at the things we all see everyday; the things that we share in common, so it's bound to pop up.

    I thought of her when I put Gerard in a kilt.

    The ebola thing is scary; my worse fear is biological weapons, though. Perhaps it is because it seems like there's always too many people (not friends) talking about it. Dang! Now I said it out loud, too.

    Gotta go love on Janie. Have a pleasant, peaceful day, dear SDK.

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    1. I still think it's okay to joke about death. If we can't laugh at death, then how can we laugh at life?

      I feel I must mention that kilts make me nervous because anybody in a skirt without panties is kind of weird.

      Love,
      Janie

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  3. This is a really well-put-together post overall but I have to say I love the James Franco comic. He was originally a freak! (in the TV show.)

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    1. Thanks, Suze! With practicr, surely I will improve, ha ha. I lack your wordsmith skills,; envious....

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    2. Oh, yes. I forgot to say I like the Franco cartoon. The Hurricane and I loved Freaks and Geeks. I thought two people in the cast of that show would be major stars: James Franco and Linda Cardellini. Linda Cardellini is still around, but the second big star turned out to be Seth Rogen. Who'dathunkit? Of course, Jason Segal has done well, too.

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  4. Thank God my comments are still here.

    Love again,
    Janie

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    1. Cherdo, please don't tell Janie that I am the one who has been urging you all along to remove her comments from your blog. If Janie finds out she will surely unfriend me. After reading this message of mine, please remove it before Janie sees it. While you're at it, please remove all of Janie's comments from this post. If you refuse to remove Janie's comments, it is especially important for you to remove this comment of mine because if you don't it will expose me as the two-faced back stabber that I really am. Thank you!

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    2. Stoooopppppp! Don't get me in trouble, Shady! Ha ha ha.

      Every time Janie says "Thank God my comments are still here," I laugh out loud.

      Don't you feel sorry for other bloggers who don't have friends to pick on? They're probably crying on their keyboards right now. We should feel so guilty as we giggle. Or not.

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    3. I never saw what Shady wrote. I am not here.

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  5. Great proposal on the mandatory kilt idea...I'd vote for that! I was a little disappointed and surprised that Scotland voted against seceding from the UK. I guess they have their reasons. Thanks as usual for the visit to my blog and your cheerful comments. Have a lovely day, Cherdo!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo