Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Space Ho runs amok

The world has gone mad. When I was a kid we looked up to astronauts, no pun intended. I wouldn’t expect to read that Alan Shepard , Gus Grissom, or John Glenn had been apprehended and charged with burying the bodies of their rivals in back yard, ala John Wayne Gacey. But here is a space ho’ that decided her rival needed some schooling. Never mind the assailant is married, she is in love with a fellow astronaut and didn’t appreciate anyone cozying up to her imaginary lover. The homicidal Astro-nut must have been out with the flu when they covered the Ten Commandments at her Sunday school ‘cause I think she pretty near broke them all at least once. All she got for her trouble was a palce in the Media as Amercia's craziest person... this week.

Then we have steroidal ball jockeys and racecar drivers with road rage – even pro wrestling has gotten to the point where you can’t tell the good guys from the bad. When I was a kid you had Verne Gagne and Mad Dog Vachon – easy to sort out who the villain was. TV made it easy for kids – the bad cowboy always wore a black hat the good guy white. Now both are so blood drenched and wrapped in whores by the end of the show who knows where good ends and evil begins. And that is if you can actually remember what you are watching after half an hour of commercials touting feminine hygiene products or car insurance. As an aside, I really don’t need to see the pregomatic pregnancy test in use and neither does your child. You only see a stream of fluid, probably stunt urine, hitting the device, but disgusting nonetheless.

Anyway, it is no wonder kids are confused. Look what they have for role models. If some rapper on MTV drove a nail through his forehead, the kids would be tripping over themselves rushing the hardware store to buy a hammer.

I don’t have any answers, other then some parents need to be more involved, a tall order in a world were both parents usually have to work to make ends meet.



At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rant on, bro!

i haven't any, either,
but i'm thinking i might
stock up on hammers 'n nails just in case you're on to something...


At 12:06 PM, Blogger Tea and Books, etc said...

It's a post and run!

Thanks muchly for outing me from the Witness Protection Program, you knave! ;-)

At 12:25 PM, Blogger Kirsten N. Namskau said...

I agree with you. The parents have to take more responsibility when it comes to what the children watch on tv, say and do...

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

yeah I heard that chick wore diapers so she didn't have to stop!!!!!!

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Chickie said...

When I first saw it online about the crazy astronaut, I thought it was a joke. People are loons.

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Gnat said...

Come on now, most of the time I agree with you Kid, but I think you are glossing over a couple of things.

Back in your day as you put it information did not travel at the speed of light over fiber optic cables. You think JFK was not sleeping around? Elvis? Any member of the any professional sports...Magic? Whilp Chamberlan? Gene Simmons? I mean everything gets around much faster now days and I am not talking about VD.

I think our world looks harsher because we see it all in a split second, all of it. Nothing is lost in transaltion and it is all in 128 bit color. Technology has helped us see all of the bad and a whole lot less of the good simply because not knowing about someone made them at least look good...

See I blieve everything happening today happend back then, just you did not hear about it every 8.2 seconds. If Marylin Monroe ran though her garden naked while smoking reefer with a dildo strapped to her head you would never now. Today that would be on CNN before she wash here feet off.


At 7:29 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

/t.: The trick to driving the nail into your forenoggin is to hit quick and accurately because odds are you aren't going to get a second chance.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

T&B: Whoops! How's my manuscript coming - am I rich and famous yet??? Glad to see you back!!!

Kirsten: Gnat has a good point the Media dogs our every step. TV has always been crap but now it is sick twisted crap. Except for the "Dresden Files" and "Enterprise", of course.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

DAK: Yep the old space-diaper trick. Glad to see all that NASA training wasn’t wasted.

chickie: Loonies in Space!!!

Gnat: I don’t think Marylin was a reefer addict, I think she just like riding Kennedeys. You are right things hit the news a lot quicker – all the more reason for sports thugs and Hollywood hookers to reign it in. Also the woman is still a crazy ass.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

kids these days r totally robbed of their natural childhood.


At 4:00 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

This is not the world I grew up in.

At 6:02 AM, Blogger Jewels said...

Oh wow! I never thought I'd ever read a post of yours that would mention one of our 'legends': Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon. Wow, I remember my family men, at least a dozen at a time, crowded around a tiny T.V. set watching a match. Wow... really, thanks for the memory. I need to go bite me a head, and scratch an eyeball or two... :p

I'd have to agree with Gnat on the instant-info thing. I also believe that the same stuff happened then, we just didn't hear about it. (Check out your local "Cold Case" files... :O)

I hate the news. I hardly ever watch the news. It's always BAD news! Heck, I'm tired of reading about all the destruction, watching inner-city high-speed car chases, and on and on...

Good post Sir! ;)

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

Gnat raises a good point. It's like the Clinton/Lewinsky thing. Come on! Garfield was caught in closet with one of his maids. It's been going on for years.

Do you remember Looney Tunes? Do you know that they do not air them on TV anymore? Apparently, the show was violent. I had no idea. Hmm. I thought if I hit my ex over the head with a sledge hammer he would be back after the next commercial break...


Maybe that chick had too much time on her hands on Saturday mornings growing up.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

Oh, and by the way, sorry to distort your tidy little link list, Phos. But thanks again! :)

At 10:38 AM, Blogger The Phoenix said...

But every night, I'm more confused
As the saints turn into sinners.
All the heroes and legends
I knew as a child
Have fallen to idols of clay.

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Fuff said...

LOL@Space Ho. Hahahahahahahaha!

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

She's got to be cra-zy.

The real story is NASA's ineffective psychological screening process.

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


i heard about
a man suiciding
with an electric drill...

seven holes(!)

but i think like you i'd just as soon not test the possibilities with either drill or nail


At 6:07 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Keshi: When I watched TV as a child the actors beds were separate in the Donna Reed’s bedroom, Father Knows Best wasn’t doing the neighbor’s wife, and the good guy always won. Maybe an illusion, but now kids see sex, killing, drug use, and singing hookers on TV. That is inexcusable.

LL: Parents used to protect their children from the crap, now TV is raising the kids. It is one thing for our heroes to have clay feet but totally another for them to be all out thugs.

Jewels: Ah yes the good old days when wrestling was fake and no one made any attempt to deny it. Dusty Roads, the Vachon brothers, Doctor X, The Crusher, and Scrap Iron Gadaski. What a crew. Sometimes they went to the wrong camera and you could see that though the wrestler was supposed to be stomping on the other dudes head, he was just banging his foot on the canvas next to the guy. Katie bar the door!!

The Doctor and Mrs. Phos have prohibited me from watching before going to bed.

DU:They still show them, but they cut out the part where Fudd blows Daffy’s bill off with the shotgun. However, if the kids stay up just a little later in the evening they can watch all the murder and fornication they want. Ok, Buggs Bunny dressing up a s woman was kind of disturbing…

No worries on the list, happy to have you there…

Phoenix:Well put!

fuff: Wonder if she is part of the five mile high club??

SL They need a Ho detector.

/t.: My favorite was the dude with the hammer. You have to be really determined to kill your self with a hammer.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

Is that like Gaydar?

At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...




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