Video: August 2009 Archives

Listening to

Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis, as seen on Jimmy Fallon. The meadow settings look just like the fields I used to run through with my cousins as a kid. 

Stranger Danger


Thoughts I had upon viewing this video:

1. All strangers have crooked 70s sunglasses and pron-staches. 
2. I had that same blue Adidas jacket as a kid.
3. The guy singer uses an abundance of product. 
4. The girl lied about not knowing strangers. How can you not know but then know that your parents told you not to talk to them? YEAH. 
5. The guy in the red Corvette likely never got a date again after this. 
6. Many strangers look like Kenny Rogers.

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7. Some look like Freddie Mercury. 

Picture 1.png8. The puppets were introduced too late and way underused.
9. The guy lost his magic towards the end of the video, but then I think anyone would when they realized that their public service video-rocketship to rockstardom was bogarted by puppets. 
10. My parents showed me every embarrassing coming-of-age video possible as a "learning about myself" tutorial. Had they seen this I'm sure they would've recorded it on the VCR.  

HCR with Sen. Gillibrand

My latest for Momversation on health care reform. Mind you, people like me don't oppose some measures of healthcare reform - portable insurance, tort reform, the freedom to purchase insurance across state lines, et al. - please take the time to read the Patients Choice Act which I think is a brilliant alternative to what is currently being proposed. 

I said that we're not opposed to HCR; what we are opposed to is this legislation as it grants the executive branch an exponentially unprecedented amount of power. These are the times when I wish the episodes could last for an hour because it's really difficult to explore such a complex issue within minutes.

I also dispute the approval percentage (and the 47 million statistic) given in the episode's description; the majority of Americans are actually opposed to this legislation:

My husband and I are also small business owners and we've gone through periods of being uninsured. We've had trouble attaining coverage due to Liam's asthma; oddly, too, when Liam was born, our previous provider refused to cover him due to his not be enrolled at the time of service. I know, right? Wrap your brain around that!

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