I’ve been wandering all over blog-dom in the last month, perusing what people around the globe have to say.
My conclusion? Thank heavens for the computer age, because it can’t be healthy to keep this stuff bottled up.
There are sites about pets, and sites ‘written’ by pets. There are Republican blogs, Democrat blogs, blogs about blogs, blogs about blogs about blogs, transgender blogs, gay blogs, straight blogs, and blogs about nothing. There is even a site (purportedly) written by a one year old boy, which if true means my three year old is a slacker and good for nothing.
(Which is something my wife and I have always suspected, but try to keep on the down-low)
But not once, did I ever feel I got to know what that person truly believed about the things that mattered.
And when you get right down to it, it’s important to know whether the author of a site favors Biggie or Tupac. Wars have been fought over less.
So in the interest of partial disclosure I present myRambling List of Personal Ideology, Ranging from the Divine to the Absurd with little Order and even Less Sense, vol. 1
I‘m a Catholic, for many reasons. Among these are what I call the two Hollywood rules: whatever its faults, the original is better than any remakes. And when all is lost and the devil is loose in the world, who shows up in the movies to set things right? It ain’t the Mormons, brother.
I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.
I am truly bothered by the idea that Tony Soprano might be killed off before he gets a chance to redeem himself, and wonder whether God takes things like that into account.
I believe Oswald killed Kennedy.
I think M*A*S*H was the best sitcom ever, and prefer Trapper to BJ, Colonel Potter to Blake, and Winchester to Burns.
I think Friends takes second place, and firmly believe Chandler rocks.
I think when a political party chooses an ass as a mascot it tells you everything you need to know.
I prefer Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello, werewolves to vampires, and the Captain to Tenille.
I think Burger King burgers are better than McDonald’s, Wendy’s is better than both, and McDonald’s fries trump all.
I think Kate Winslet is the sexiest woman in Hollywood, and am eternally grateful that she removes her clothes in 80% of her movies.
I think that sometimes the quickest way out is through.
Personally, I go with Tupac.
I think baseball is the greatest sport of all time, followed by football, boxing, basketball, and hockey, in that order.
Soccer, when erroneously called a sport, ranks last.
I am the only person on the earth who can say he likes every type of music - and mean it.
I think the New Kids on the Block are the best boy band ever, and that Jordan Knight was their most talented member.
I prefer DC comics to Marvel, but favor Spider-Man over Superman. Go figure.
I prefer Conan to Leno and Kelly over Kathie Lee.
Of the hundreds of books I’ve read in my lifetime, the only one I’ve read twice is The Godfather.
Titanic is the first of two movies I’ve seen more than once in the theater. I saw it thirteen times.
Gladiator is the second. I saw it three times.
I believe human teeth are the only flaw in God’s design.
And finally, and most importantly in the whole scheme of things:
I think the Godfather would wipe his ass with Tony Montana.