30 thoughts on “Simian Sensibilities”

  1. Sorry, it starts at 12:50. FFleo, thanks for the poem; and the last discussion of grit, I’m framing that one.

  2. FFLeo you are welcome. And now, just when we thought there was nothing more to say about monkees. consider Roy Blount’s joke about building a golf course in India during Brit Colonial Times. I’ve looked for a separate listing of the video, and I can’t find one. So you’ll have to go to Rachel Maddow’s show; the punch line is Who is the monkey to whcih he refers his analogy: One hint.

    http://msnbcpod.rd.llnwd.net/e1/video/podcast/pdv_maddow_netcast_m4v-09-21-2009-211041.m4v

    As far as I can tell, Rachel’s show isn’t broken up like Oberman’s.the whole show is wild, but to catch this rambling, racist joke begins at 13 minutes.

    Off on a grand adventure to the doctor! I’m so excited! I don’t get out much..so, I’ll see ya lata.

  3. FFLeo,

    I’ve worked with men all my life. People have actually said I should charge certain persons with sexual harassment; a friend thought I should draw the line when the talk turned, and I was going to be “tied up” by an administrator. HA! Thin-skinned MEN. The administrator was referring to Icarus.

    If you’ve got the grit, sure, I’ll take the deal. But have no illusions; if you listen to this song, remember, I replace the word Man with Woman. In one of the early issues of Ms. (my mom was a great feminist) there was an 8 page poem: “I want a wife.” With the exception of gender (I’m strictly hetero,) that is my bible. Of course, all men are poisonous, but I still haven’t found one I can’t train.

    Sorry! This is too much innuendo for me, but once again, you’ve lifted my spirits. Neil Young A (wo)man needs a maid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odWWQswh5wY

  4. scribadiva,

    Ma’am with all due respect, you *are* just a woman and you should know by now that you are still considered second class by we men, still enshrined within our paternalistic religions, big businesses, and government. Therefore, a 50:50 split is unconscionable and laughable. Given the face I must save as a man, I offer 75:25—take it or leave it, because you know the drill.

    Oh, and like that song about the snake and the woman, you should have known by my very gender the misery of which I was capable.

    “On her way to work one morning
    Down the path along side the lake
    A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
    His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
    “Oh well,” she cried, “I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you”

    “Take me in oh tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in oh tender woman,” (hiss) sighed the snake

    Now she clutched him to her bosom, “You’re so beautiful,” she cried
    “But if I hadn’t brought you in by now you might have died”
    Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight
    But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite

    I saved you,” cried that woman
    “And you’ve bit me even, why?
    You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die”
    “Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin
    “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in

    “Take me in, oh tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in oh tender woman,” sighed the snake”

    ‘The Snake’ Al Wilson 1968

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFQ6zZ5aID4

    (Good to hear from you scribadiva!)

  5. BIL,

    You can usually tell how old someone is by when they think Metallica started to go downhill. Most of my generation put it at “Load.” You’re probably mid to late thirties.

    I happen to agree with you, but probably think Load was a little better then you do.

  6. Funny that PepsiMax commercial,kind of brings this little ditty to life:

    Kick The Seat

    Arthur just received his brand new drivers license. The family went out to the driveway, then climbed into the car, where Arthur was going to take them for a ride for the first time. Dad immediately headed for the back seat, directly behind the newly minted driver.

    “I’ll bet you’re back there to get a change of scenery after all those months of sitting in the front passenger seat teaching me how to drive,” said the beaming boy to his father.

    “Nope,” dad replied, “I’m gonna sit here and kick the back of your seat as you drive, just like you’ve been doing to me all these years

  7. To: Buddha Is Laughing

    I heard somewhere that “Sandman” was a big hit. Don’t want you up all night on that score. Human condition stuff, nature of existence, feel free. You might find the right frequency.

    To: FFLeo: Been meaning to thank you for your last posting. I had an idea for a business: Ad Hominy Grits. We can sell it on line, split it 50-50. Only problem, I’ve a lot of grit (and determination), but I can’t bottle it. We CAN lesson-plan it. Honestly, the last post to me was one of the funniest I’ve ever read. I think I’m going to frame it.

    You and Buddha would make a great team.

    Thanks all,

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