Jan 14, 2008

Sunday Funday and stupid people

While reading John's blog, I was curious about "Sunday Funday." He said this was the 2nd time he participated, so I thought I would do some research and find out just what "Sunday Funday" was all about. Depending on who you ask, it has various definitions - from drinking all day to a really bad Nintendo game:

According to UrbanDictionary.com - "a made up holiday to give 20-somethings an excuse to get smashing drunk every Sunday night, inevitably resulting in a killer hangover every Monday morning."

According to just about every other site I found, "Sunday Funday" was a game released for the NES in 1995. In the game, you are a boy on a skateboard who is late for Sunday School. Bullies, dynamite-throwing rodents and other baddies try to stop you from getting to Sunday School. All the while, your Sunday School teacher yells at you for being late and not being at SS. Maybe it's just me, but battling anything even closely related to dynamite-wielding gophers would be a sign that maybe I didn't need to go to SS that day. If you'd like to learn more (for whatever reason), check out this "review."

So, I asked John about it, and he said it was something one of his blogging buddies had started up a couple years ago. The blogger posts requests for two of something (this year - comedy duos), for which John found a clip of "Who's on First" and a Jackie Gleason clip, both on YouTube (of course).

This morning (Monday) was so hectic, that when Emily got to school, her teacher noticed her shirt (a button up with collar, no less) was on BACKWARDS. When asked about it, Emily said something like, "Well, my parents were running around like crazy. They didn't even brush my hair." How she didn't realize her shirt was backwards is a mystery. Then again, for a s crazy as it was this morning, I'm not surprised. Let's just say the height of the frenzy came when the blender was smoking and spewing bits of rubber from the rubber gears that sat (as in they are gone now) at the bottom of the container and the top of the speed selector. Why would anyone use RUBBER for high-speed gearing of a blender, anyway!? UGH!

Here we go again with stupid people related to campaigns and elections. On the radio, I heard that Clinton was in trouble for something about Obama's past drug use or something. Since I had no idea what they were talking about, I looked it up. What did I find? Another "Who cares, big whoop."

"It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?"' said Shaheen, whose wife, Jeanne, is the state's former governor and is running for the U.S. Senate next year. "There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome," Shaheen said.

Someone tell me how in the heck this is racial? The man used drugs when he was younger. Of COURSE questions will come up about giving and dealing - I don't care WHAT COLOR the person is! Give me a friggin break.

Now, I have to say that the Obama "pledge" fiasco may or may not have been true. Well, I have seen the YouTube video, and it was not during the Pledge, but rather during the "Star-Spangled Banner." Sorry, in my book, that's the same thing.

I also heard an interesting interview on NPR today with several African-American (or black or "of color" or whatever we're supposed to say these days) women, and they made an observation that I had not thought of before: Black women are being made to choose between voting for a woman and voting for a black. Each woman made an argument for both sides, but they each came back to the same idea: "What legacy do we wish to leave for our children?" (Their words). I can see where that would be a very difficult position to be in... I am not black, so I do not know the difficulty in answering that question.

Regardless of your feelings on any of the things brought up here, one thing is for certain: playing the 'race' card will never go away in this country. 100 years, 200 years, 10,000 years from now, race will always serve as a crutch, an excuse, a reason. If people would stop MAKING it a reason, an excuse, it would quit BEING one.

But you see, the fact that there are Miss Black USA pageants, Black history month, NAACP, there will always be racial separation in this country. Why? Because until we truly take down the barriers and have only ONE contest, one history, we will always have division. In fact, I foresee a time when the division is so great that we have Black history month, Native American history month, Hispanic history month, Anglican history month, Asian-American history month, Arabic-American history month, etc. We will also have Miss Caucasian USA, Miss Hispanic, etc....

1 comment:

  1. Your grandmother once said: "The only way there will not be racism in this country is when all the american people are milado." (sp?)

    In a weird way, she was right. I don't think that she envisioned how many bi-racial children there are these days, though. But when all the blacks pro creat with all the whites, then their generation dies, everyone, as least as far as black and white, will be the same.