I was just thinking what an interesting world it would be if I wrote trivia questions for money. I have stored away too much esoteric and ephemeral knowledge for my own good over the years. Making it multiple guess would be too easy. I go for fill in the blanks, which at least requires some thought and/or creativity.
The first question I came up with? It’s a real blast from the past.
Name a song with the word “guillotine” in it.
I am sure there are more than one, but the one I am thinking of is, “Bastille Day” by Rush.
Even cooler is the rest of the phrase: “the guillotine will claim her bloody prize.”
At least I used a cartoon. Lighten up.
Imagine the lyrics police on that one today, although it’s better than all the sister raping and cop killing in rap music. If you could understand the lyrics in rap music, that is.
I am dating myself in saying that, especially knowing that rap has been around since before Blondie and her song “Rapture,” and that dates back to 1981, when Reagan was President, Steve Perry was the hottest thing in Spandex, and all was right with the world, except that the cars sucked.
Some things really suck about getting old. Since my car was trashed almost 3 months ago (yes I am pleased with the new Corolla, but still residually pissed about the perfectly fine 2014 Corolla that got trashed) I am finally feeling somewhat normal again. Therapy for my shoulder did actually work, which I am glad about even though I have had to fight the other guy’s insurance for bloody everything and I am still hashing over various things. I didn’t ask to get rear ended by some moron with a history of seizures who should have known better than to be driving. I didn’t ask to deal with four or five full blown arthritis flares along the way either. Thanks, asshole.
Maybe I should have gotten a lawyer, but I hate the legal profession even more than the medical industry. I refuse to refer to the medical industry as “health care.” They don’t care, and the last thing they want for their pocket books is for anyone to actually be healthy. The legal profession, insurance companies and the medical industry are all rip-offs, and all are in cahoots. Follow the money trail.
Yesterday I saw another one of those displays of cross stitch patterns that are a bit on the dark side. I love cross stitch, but haven’t done it in a long time. I would like to indulge in a nice cross stitch piece with a dark saying or two. I saw one that had a cactus, then underneath it the word, “prick.” That one is funny. I am considering designing a simple one about being a sweetie and wiping the seatie if you sprinkle when you tinkle. Then again, maybe a subtle DON’T PISS ON MY TOILET SEAT would serve me better.
It’s been enjoyable being able to cook again- real food like beef and noodles or rotisserie Cornish hens, or grilled meat. Jerry was never pleased with anything I cooked, except sometimes bacon, and toward the end about the only thing I could get him to eat were chocolate covered mini-donuts. It was sad but there wasn’t anything I could do, and I felt like everything I did do was wrong.
I have said it before, and maybe it’s cruel to see someone’s passing as a relief, but Jerry’s truly was. He had been unhappy and ill and suffering for many years, and I bore much of the weight of his frustration and pain and sorrow. When I see people who I’ve not seen in awhile and have to explain what happened I can’t pretend to be all grief stricken and weepy. It’s not my personality anyway to be emotional and maudlin – yes, autistics get emotional, but not on cue, and not usually in any kind of “normal” appearing way. I strive to keep my emotions private and sometimes I am so good at it I convince myself I don’t have any at all. Then something taps the latch and the floodgate springs open at the most inopportune time.
I’ve had a few freaky dreams lately. The one about hanging out in a pen with a bull- yes, as in bovine-was especially weird. Why was I the only one he would be docile around? Everyone else would just aggravate him and make him aggressive, but I could do anything with him. Maybe it’s about boundaries or control issues- both are things at which I completely suck in the real world. Being the bull master in dreams- not really the stuff power trips and fantasies are made of- but I guess I have to take whatever power I can get.
I’ve had that effect on dogs and a few cats, but I generally avoid animals larger than dogs. I have a healthy respect for horses. It’s been years since I’ve ridden a horse. I like them, but they are harder to read than dogs and there is a lot less margin for error with them. You cheese off a dog and you get a warning snarl or raised hackles or any number of other warning signals. Dogs are good at body language, even to the point of getting an autistic person to get it. Dogs normally want to help. Cheese off a horse, however, and you are like as not to get kicked across his stall with little or no warning. Horses don’t have to be nice. They are only nice if they respect you.
Of cattle, I know nothing.
I never really had to hang out with cattle, except in Newark, Ohio.
There were, and likely still are, some Really Fat Cows there. Even 20+ years ago there was a stampede of heifers sporting too much cleavage stuffed into too small bras, and the parade of big butts hanging out of leggings stretched beyond reasonable limits was on. It was when I worked in Newark that I could buy “dinky sizes” such as 10 or 12 on the clearance rack at the discount store. I could also find 38D bras marked down which never happened in less ample parts of the world. It was also in Newark that I learned there is such a thing as women’s size 20 underwear, and that they could also serve as a car cover for my Corolla with room to spare.
Granted, morbid obesity is a thing in rural Ohio and it’s almost as bad as heroin or crack. People don’t have much to do other than watch TV, play on the Internet, screw, and scarf those dreadful greasy $5 pizzas from Little Caesar’s, unless they’re shooting heroin, making meth or smoking crack, that is.
There is Wal-Mart though. Wal-Mart is an endless source of entertainment.
Sometimes I think it would be funny to strap on a Go Pro in Wal-Mart and just see how it goes. What kinds of weird shit would I encounter?