Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Monday, February 13, 2006

Peter Benchley died yesterday.
He’s most famous for writing the book Jaws. After that he spent a lot of time trying to educate people about sharks.
It was a pretty good book and Spielberg did a great job on the movie. My favorite line was, “I think we need a bigger boat”.
The thing that made me go humm was the story I read not long after reading about his death. It seems that in Australia they had to close several resort beaches due to a feeding frenzy by about 100 sharks close to shore. Maybe they were in morning and eating comfort food. Sorry.

I read a headline a short time ago suggesting that Dick Cheney was considering a run for president in 2008. I didn’t read the story as I had read about all the political stories I could take.
I’m starting to wonder though. He may be starting to position himself with the voters. I can’t think of many ways to get in good with the working class voter than by shooting a lawyer. So who knows? All he has to do is stay out of jail and do some more hunting.

In other shark news I see that Google stock is down about 24% and Bloomburg says it might drop another 50%. They might have second thoughts about denying the government access to private information about searches. I’m no Wall Street genius but I have noticed that when the financial powerhouses tell people a stock will go down it usually will. Lots of Republican contributors on Wall Street.

Oh, something that I didn’t know about Peter Benchley. He was a reporter and worked as a speech writer for Lyndon Johnson and wrote a lot of his Vietnam speeches.
If anyone questions his knowledge of sharks that should prove he was an expert.
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  • At 7:02 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    i'm looking forward to the daily show for the next little while. they should have good stuff on cheney's little adventure.

  • At 4:13 AM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    yes, i miss the daily show...jon stewart and writers are some of the smartest and funniest people around...im afraid that Cheney will fuck up so bad that they will fire him and elect a new strong republican for vp who will ride the trail into the white house..so now matte how he fucks up...lets keep him..the devil we know is better than the devil we dont..
    ryc on letterman..sometimes i think he doesnt like allen as he is always insulting him and fucking with him...and those snow balls were thrown hard enough to hurt him....unless he was throwing to miss...and it didn't look like it to me...im loved allen's little love note to vp cheney's wife...especially the part about her bringing her lesbian daughter for a 3 way....hoooboy...

  • At 4:38 AM, Blogger Babs

    Cheney could just threaten to shoot everyone that doesn't vote for him....

  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger apositivepessimist

    oh did he!...aww wow...loved the book...loved the movie...not often i can say that regarding the two media's. do wonder what the statistics are on how many people have 'done' the shark theme music at least once in their lives when near water.

    awww they’re just ready and waiting fer any 'race/religion inciters' to offer themselves up...[seriously...did we? lol...better check back on the news for beach closings]

    that shark reminds me of that cartoon jabberwocky.