- "Needs" by Collective Soul
- "Wheel in the Sky" by Journey
- "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by CCR
- "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit T. Frog :-D
- "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce
- "Take It Easy" by The Eagles
- "Hands Held High" by Linkin Park
- "Say" by John Mayer
- "Firefly Theme" by Joss Whedon
- "I'm Movin' On" by Rascal Flatts
- "The Underdog" by Spoon
- "Imagine" by John Lennon
- "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
- "Even Rats" by The Slip
- "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
- "Monkey Wrench" by The Foo Fighters
- "My Way" by Frank Sinatra
- "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
- "The Answer Lies Within" by Dream Theater
- "Call and Answer" by Barenaked Ladies
- "The Humour of the Situation" by Barenaked Ladies
- "Hungry Heart" by Springsteen
- "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley
- "Stand by Me" by Ben King
- "Where Is the Love?" by The Black Eyed Peas
- "This Too Shall Pass" by OK Go
- "What a Wonderful World" by Satchmo
- "Bring On the Rain" by Jo Dee Messina
- "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
- "Gran Torino Theme" by Jamie Cullum
- "Toes" by Zac Brown Band
- "Live Like You Were Dyin'" by Tim McGraw
- "Firework" by Katy Perry
- "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The songs that offer the best life-lessons/reflections on life/things to think about (in no particular order):
Posted by CF at 10/18/2011 11:08:00 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
Reading a HuffPost article about Rick Santorum whining about SNL poking fun at him, I had to snicker. I mean, really? Mr. Tough Conservative is offended he's the target of satire as per, well, most political figures in American history (let alone fringe figures). Boo-hoo, go cry a river and then lose your oxen fording it. BAM! You've been Oregon Trail'd, former Senator!
Here's the best part: Santorum is himself a bully and a hypocrite. He very vociferously criticizes homosexuals for not fitting into his worldview and then plays the innocent victim card when people criticize him for not fitting into theirs? C'mon... You can't subject an entire demographic to ridicule and then be offended when it is done to you in turn. Someone stumping the values he claims to live by should know that you reap what you sow...
It all amounts to this: during the "debate" at which an American soldier was booed for being gay, Santorum did nothing. When you stand idly by and watch someone's dignity stolen away from him, you are by your inaction complicit in that bullying, that dehumanization. Mr. Santorum is perfectly happy to criticize gay Americans, even content to stand by and watch others do it. Just don't call him out on it - you'll upset him for standing up for what he believes in, and that's bullying...
Posted by CF at 10/17/2011 11:01:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Ahhhh, how good it feels to be back behind the helm of a blog! Unlike previous iterations, this blog will be kept up with. Why, you ask? Because this one is special - it starts off with a post about my favorite monster of all time: the zombie.
So as Halloween rolls around this year, participate in a zombie walk. They're fun. Get some makeup, gore yourself and some buds up, and shamble around. A couple of years ago, three of us made a Portillo's run (well, slow, deliberate shamble) to the applause of the people inside who really got a kick out of it.
For those not in the know, these are zombies -------->
Note the sunken eyes, pale skin, wounds, and oh, yes, the general dead-ness of them. What makes zombies so awesome? They always win.
Sure, vampires have all sorts of crazy powers, but they can be stopped with the sun. The sun: not just a reason to build cheap, renewable solar energy plants anymore, but also a way to beat the undead.
And werewolves? I'll admit, the whole changing into a wolf thing is kind of cool. The strength, agility, and heightened senses must come in handy. The drawbacks? I'd imagine that shredding a pair of clothes each month, waking up nekkid somewhere, and introducing yourself to other dogs by smelling butts would get old real fast.
And being a monster, like the Swamp Thing or some crazy creature? That's no fun. I mean, Sasquatch probably just wants to chill and do his own thing but people keep trying to take pictures of him. That's a hassle.
No, zombies are where it's at. Here's why. First, they eat you. That's terrifying. And then, they're decomposed of regular people (Get it?! Decomposed! Oh me...) like you or me or anyone else. But most importantly, there are always a lot of them. What's worse than being alone, outnumbered, and knowing that, no matter how slowly, these things will never stop shambling after you?
What's more, one of the best games to play is "What's Your Zombie Plan?" Try it out now. I'll ask you, "QUICK! A ZOMBIE BREAKS THROUGH THE DOOR RIGHT NOW - WHAT DO YOU DO?" Now you have to quickly make up a plan, then we pick it apart and arrive at something awesome, usually involving holding up in some anti-zombie haven.
Make sure to check out the season two premiere of The Walking Dead tonight on AMC, too. It promises to be amazing. Now, it's off to crush some zombie skulls in Dead Island. I love October!