Monday, November 05, 2007

Peeving and Loving

We always have to get the bad stuff out first, right?

  • How many times do you see this little disclaimer: "These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."? Then stop making claims that aren't substantiated, ok? If it's bullshit, sell it as such. There are plenty of people who buy BS in this country. Just call it what it is.

  • Same thing with the weight-loss commercials. They'll show someone they paid to lose weight, make it look so wonderful, and then, at the bottom, you see "*Results not typical". Ok, Losers, so show me some typical results. Might sell more product with some honesty.

  • And this is addressed mostly to women in this country who appear on TV to give interviews, testimonials, etc. If what you have to say is important, speak up for crying out loud! What's going on with this whole "bedroom voice" thing? You sound like you're asking for breakfast in bed!

  • And as sort of an off-shoot of the above: I watch Food Network a lot. I get a kick out of a bunch of their shows, and since I'm in charge of the meals for more people than myself now, I like the ideas. I started watching a show called "Ace of Cakes". Have you seen it? Pretty cool stuff they put out. But!, they do little interviews with the baking team, and they all talk like they're just waking up. STOP MUMBLING!

But StupidJimmy doesn't want to give the impression that all he does is gripe and complain. I do it a lot. Yes. But sometimes I like things, too. And I often switch from "third person" to "first person" in the same paragraph. Very annoying.

But there are things that make me happy. Sometimes I smile too.

So...what makes Big Stupid grin?

  • The CBS-TV comedies, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men". Good stuff. Clever writing.

  • Artists who actually still produce music. Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nickleback, Pink, Maroon 5, just to name a few.

  • "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery Channel. Good stuff!

  • Ladies who state what's on their mind, particularly if they are displeased. No hints, no games, no nonsense. Say what's up, let it be addressed. Get over it, get over yourself. I respect people like this, so much.

  • Similarly, people who never seem to be displeased. They just go through life seemingly unflappable. When something is bothering them, they do tend to get your attention, don't they?

  • Ellen DeGeneres. Her daytime talk show is pretty cool.

  • The Veterans Administration Hospital at Northport, Long Island. But in particular, Nurse Acosta, Nurse Williams, and Ray. Thanks, so much, you're three wonderful people.

See, there's balance here. Have a good, balanced day now, hear?


  1. I agree with all your GO's just don't know anything about the Hospital.
    Good balance~
    Good entry~

  2. *Results not typical: I'd like to see that on more things. Like on the airbrushed, photoshopped celebrities on magazine covers. *this figure has not been achieved by natural purposes. The FDA supports this cause in the name of selling more diet pills. You won't look like her unless you're dying of starvation and have a team of trained hair and makeup specialists. Give up now. See offer for free chocolate bar inside*

    I'd so buy that magazine.

  3. I've seen that show 'Dirty Jobs' a few times. It just makes me grateful that there are people doing those, and it's not me!

  4. You lost me at Fergie.

  5. Fergie?


    Ka ka!

  6. I hate those weight lose ads what a crock of shit!

  7. Anonymous6:56 AM

    I definitely agree with your musical preferences. Quite HONESTLY (because I always try to be), I wholeheartedly agree with pretty much everything you've said here. If weightloss was that easy, we wouldn't have such an epidemic of obesity in this nation.

    Great entry!


  8. Good rant, it's been a while since I have read one of those. How can they say weightloss is easy if you do this and this and this. It's bloody hard work.

  9. First, just wanna say I have trouble seeing the red letters on black. Maybe just me. Maybe not.
    Second, mumblers drive me nuts. And I know what you mean about the "bedroom voice" where the end of the sentence drifts soft and downward. (almost as annoying as those drift upwards, and always sound like they're asking a question)!
    Anyway, Dirty Jobs and Food Network...great stuff. I can watch both for hours.


  10. I like that you have more that makes you smile than things that make you grimace.

    You really made me laugh with the third person part lol I do that, but only in my head... which is somewhat more disturbing lol



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