Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fun co = FUNKO - FUN

If you have Netflix or you can find it elsewhere I utge you to watch the documentary about FUNKO (Making FUN: The Story of Funko).

When I first saw FUNKO products all I could think was: THIS is going to cost me money...

I did not need one more collection of anything.

The packaging, contents and aesthetic of this product makes it almost irresistible not to mention they are very affordable and often show up on sale various places.

Instead of starting another collection I decided that I would use this product as a go to gift when I needed something under 20bucks .

My pal Alberta and I are both collectors and we don't see each ither that often so when we met to see an "occasion" movie like Malificent it was the perfect time to buy a Funko product as a souvenir of the occasion,


They have versions for both the animated classic and live action films-I needed the live action so I got the one above...

They also have this glow in the dark special version:





Since the face is green we know its from the animated version.

Some months later we went to the live action Beauty and the beast for which I decide she could be the beauty and I would give her the beast:

Again, there are versions for both the animated classic and the live action-look at the wonderful creations below:




Usually these simple, styalized figures would not be my thing-I like more complicated, detailed items  BUT somehow they speak to me in a universal language-I'll bet they do well in Japan the KAWAII capitol of the world.

They come in various sizes, some are very limited editions.

Walt Disney World had a special Figment figure-their EPCOT mascit, which is a little purple dragon that pops up everywhere.

He originally was a Figment of the Imagination and starred in the Imagination Pavillions attraction along with his friend the DreamCatcher.

They premiered at Walt Disney World at the same time my pal Monique was in Florida and I asked her to try and grab me one-they were an instant sellout...

I believe they were between 12 and 16 dollars-almnost instantly they were on EBAY for 35.00bucks-I have seen them various places for as much as 150.00usd.

I'll wait for the excitement to die down and find one at a good price since I want it for myself-I have another figurine from Epcot that I purchased there in 1985 but I actually like the Fink version better.

I'm not going to try to make this an in ddepth story of the company and the people behind it-the documentary is so good and I'm sure you will be able to find it somewhere if you're interested.

My intent is to offer an alternative to lining your shelves with Funk figures: They are great meaningful gifts and mementos!!!

I would say keep it in the box and play with it gently but-need a cake topper????

This is their classic FREDDY FUNKO in the birthday mode-he is THEIR mascot and shows up in all sorts of costumes.

Football or sports fans?

MANY choices....

Classic Films?





TV series, horror fans, gamers? Funko has literally something for everyone.

Have a special conspiracy nut in the family?


Throw them a BIGfoot or Grey party...and this is only a small fraction of the FUNKO line.

If you happen to be near Everett, Washington-Funko has their flagship retail store there and I guess it's an experience in itself!






I never plug anything I don't love and having bought a fair amount of FUNKO I have to say I love it-I'm sorry I missed things like the Family Guy set and some others that are now out of stock and only available on the 2nd market-I like to buy from the company or an authorized representative-when you buy on the grey/2nd market all the money goes into the collectibles sellers pocket and it's usually highly overpriced.


BTW, I forgot to mention all of this started from BOBBLE HEADS and after watching theDoc I found that I had purchased FUNKO before there were the Funko figures.

I used to shop at a store on Universal Citywalk and had purchased several bobble heads from them way back in the 80's or 90's.

I just recently got talked out of my Bob's Bigboy that I think I got at the Bob's location in Toluca Lake.

From Bobble heads to an empire-Funko still delivers quality of design and product to an adoring customer base of collector's and casual buyers like myself.

From Disney to Heavy Metal and lots of levels in between-I love FUNKO---great company with good ethics....10 stars and a plus for trying and succeeding!


Find their official site HERE




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SPACE X

Have I mentioned I have a huge crush on ELON MUSK?



Besides being excessively handsome in an strange, squinty eyed way he is (I think) brilliant and possibly the savior of mankind.

I'm sure there are many who have already labeled him the Anti-Christ-I don't think he has ever worn a blue turban and especially in PARIS so that at least makes it less likely (Nostradamus).

YouTube conspiracy trolls have labeled him a liar, swear the space X rockets were CGI and his car with the space man is in a sound stage somewhere near Culver City, CA.

He needs to be a better public speaker-I have a theory: The halting speech is due to a former speech impediment, it's a lot like the way they teach stutterers to talk to AVOID stammering.

I think he could be president-I think he could win-he seems very sane and sensible and has some TERRIFIC ideas-he has multi-national citizenship (Canada, USA and South Africa).



He probably is ineligible-but in a world where Donald Trump can be president anything is possible.

It could be that just the train of ineffectual presidents and fools in congress has worn me down.

I want the electoral college gone, I want extreme liberals and conservatives gone, I want professional politicians gone...

Did anyone notice Anthony Villarigosa is running for governor of California-God help us.

Perhaps ELON could be GOVENOR first?



I really want the USA to become a nation of LIBERTARIANS-it's really the only fair thing-they want the states to control their own problems and not have huge federal governments-I am ALL over that concept,

The IRS and the FED are out of control-the FBI is fighting with the CIA, the two party system makes it impossible for anyone who isn't one or the either kind of fool to win a federal election.

States are passing terrible, restrictive laws, the rest of the world thinks the USA is losing it, Yellowstone could blow at any moment, California is way over due for a BIG quake...

If the space aliens attack will they be real or a false flag?

The Korean Guy says he will dump all the bombs if we promise not to invade-I am almost 100% sure he has been talking to Iran and/or Putin,,,I wish Donald Trump would get off his lazy Mira-Lago loving ass and GO THERE ...

a huge number of people believe the earth is flat and life is a computer simulation, that at some point they have installed a sun shield and that chemtrails are being sprayed daily---and we NEVER went to the moon

When I was a lad we only had nuclear war to worry about.

So Elon....maybe he could have Bill Gates for a VP-they might fight but I don't like Bezos or Zuckerberg...

Did you know that at one point the former SOVIETS wanted to run the UN with a TROIKA of leaders? One U S, One Soviet and one Chinese? Maybe we could run the USA with a TROIKA> One DEM one Repuglican and ELON?

Everytime a Brit goes off on the USA and how could we let Trump be president and how we have screwed up half the world I want to ask them if the know WHY they aren't speaking GERMAN today?

I agree we should keep our noses out of lots of things but really its all about MONEY and GREED it has nothing to do with the fate of the world and everything to do with another billion dollars in someone's bank account

Maybe Elon would have the balls to force the senate and the house to give back all the social security money they stole.

<sigh>

I'll bet Elon would move the White House to LA-his offices are out here near the ocean-remember when Regan had his mansion in Pacific Pallisades? I had a friend who lived on the ridge opposite-everyone had a telescope so they could spy on Ron and Nancy...

My nephew;'s wedding was catered by the same food service that handles the Regan Presidential Library ---best wedding food I ever had.

I don't know why political uncertainty and Trump make me hungry






Saturday, April 21, 2018

April, the rapture and crazy guys in cars

The shouting has started in earnest especially in YouTubers prophecy channels, the 23rd of April is the rapture and the world ends the 28....

Or is it the 21st?



Awhile back I wrote a post about a truck driver that drove around and masturbated who had become a porn star...one thing I neglected to mention was he wore a knitted cap...follow me on this one.

I have come to find that there are lots of men under 50(ish) who drive around in their cars and do strange stuff while wearing knitted caps.

A HUGE percentage of them are PROPHETS of some ilk...mostly self labeled truthers who want you to pat close attention to their message...doom gloom and the end of days.

They tend to talk loud and fast, they all share a similar vacant, rambling style and if you pay attention you will hear the names of YouTube gurus pop up all too often in their diatribes.

They also have a mocking, bullying edge that if you don't believe you are a part of the sleeping sheep wandering around the earth pretending to understand what's going on by refusing to accept the message.

Today I watched a bit of one fellow who seriously needs to take his meds and come down from space who carries a communion wafer around in his vest pocket that someone tried to make him eat at his grandmothers funeral-"THEY" tried to force him to eat it and drink the stuff but JESUS is SATAN and the contrails are blocking out the sky to make people unhappy and cold....

If this makes no sense to you, congratulations, there may be hope left for you...

This guy has the requisite knit cap and beard-I think its how we are supposed to recognize that he is one of the TRUTHERS and a genuine prophet.

It seems he has his car set up to whenever he gets a message that needs sending he can click on the camera and go, upload and keep driving---in snowstorms, rain and probably burning hail-just speculating on that one-burning hail usually shows up eventually in apocalypse tales.



Another fellow-also with car, cap and beard, was enjoying his LAST chicken burrito as he drove and prophesized the rapture for the 23rd or maybe the 21st but the end is the 28th for sure.

He has a less angry delivery more a sneering, mocking, better than thou quality.

There are MANY more---the king of the wacky prophets has a ZZ TOP beard and dreadlocks and looks like someone's jewfish grandpa gone Road Warrior...he, however, does not drive...he sits in a chair and pontificates but the message is not far from all the others.

First you take some old testament hell and brimstone, mix in some Nostradamus (and even Edgar Cayce) add a healthy dose of Astrology especially where you can pick the parts you like and ignore the rest and the quote from a fellow whack job or two ---seems simple.

Interestingly they often seem to have PATREON or some sort of funding links-I guess just in case the numbers don't pay they can manage to get their burritos and beverages and gas for their studios (cars).

As always my concern is KIDS who get trapped into this semi-organized drooling-a great many devoted YouTubers seem to be under 20 and looking for a cause.

Flat Earth, Niburu/ Planet X and end times seem very popular amongst the EMO, GOTH and Gamers gangs.

The videos themselves would be almost laughable if there weren't so many of them and if it weren't for the hundreds of comments they receive.

It's fairly easy to dismiss a chubby, bearded guy with a message of doom driving around looking for a purpose but when you see attached a string of comments obviously written by teens and the walking lost an ominous tone creeps in.

What if this seemingly random band of end time prophets is way more sinister?



Schools shootings, mall shootings, not much to lose if the world is ending....so much anger....so many conspiracies---dying honey bees, government suppression, chemtrails, the military/industrial complex.

These things don't get the proper attention and in the current political environment its OK to lable anything you don't agree with as fake.

Have you noticed how FAKE and DEBUNKED have become everyday parts of conversations.

It shocks me how easily people share personal information, life tragedies etc on FACEBOOK and YouTube for that matter.

I was just watching a drama play out of YouTube between two people-one a customer and the other a business owner that included some very hefty use of profanity and also crying, gnashing of teeth, threats...better that real housewives of wherever and so much fresher.

I started watching YouTube because if the travel videos, how-tos and performing arts clips.

I started looking up specific references given in videos and pretty soon like any social media they start offering you things they THINK you will enjoy.

The ravings of madmen (and women) don't affect me much...I have learned rather quickly how to change the channel and how enough can be too much.

It's only when you start hearing mainstream media, radio hosts etc quoting from the knit cap crazies that one begins to become concerned.



Just recently I heard a talk show host say that she cannot miss the postings of a woman on YouTube who mostly is convinced that Yellowstone is going to blast the guts out of the USA at any moment.

She mixes a little Bible and a little prophecy with lots of incorrect information and downright delusions (I should mention here that the YELLOWSTONE end timers are another group of crazies on YouTube).

So bottom line the Yellowstone lady is getting national advertising for her YouTube channel.

Should you ever go wandering amongst the seedy back alleys of YouTube be aware you may want to travel very quietly-if you get lured into making a disparaging comment against one of the gurus you will find yourself labeled a troll-not only that but an agent of the CIA, or a government plant....you get the idea.

A geologist made a comment on one famous Yellowstone channel that there was no science in what had been posted and he wrote several reassuring paragraphs supporting his hypothesis-he was blasted with dozens of vicious comments and anytime he attempted to defend himself or anyone else attempted to defend him they were also blasted, called names, ridiculed and threatened.

You Tube had promised just recently to add links to "MAIN STREAM" information on any post that was too far off sanity-so far I don't see any of that sort of balancing act happening.

Its much needed.

Its also very hard to complain to YouTube about a channel owner lying or twisting the truth.

I am a huge first amendment supporter but I don't think the right to free speech is supposed to include lies, slander and crowd agitation---the same law that makes shouting fire in a crowded theatre should also cover shouting doomsday in a tense, crowded country.

In the past 10 years I would say the END has been given at least a hundred dates or time frames-seems like people have been hoping for the end for hundreds of years.



My fear is that there are people who pray for the RAPTURE and believe that the end of times is a good thing because they are on the right side of religion- George W. Bush, Mike Pence and other 7% Christians are in powerful company to cause an Armageddon.

To me they are NOT to be trusted.

Believe what you want and even have conviction in your beliefs but don't force those beliefs on others and especially don't make people feel that YOU are the word and the light and if they don't believe in you they are sleeping sheep .

We don't think one small person with an agenda can have much effect on the world but the we are forced to remember HITLER the frustrated artist who became for a time the most powerful man on earth.

How many people died under MAO's persecution of the artists, educated and philosophical

Look up SAVANAROLA the rabid priest who literally burned the heart out of Europe in the name of GOD.

Jim Jones, Charles Manson, the list goes on and on.....



Saturday, April 14, 2018

What the hell is going on???

I was taught to respect the office of the president of the United States-if not the man the job he stands for.

I was also taught that one does NOT discuss politics or religion nor malign one's friends for their beliefs no stoop to low slurs and above all to check sources and verify facts before broadcasting one's personal beliefs about the peccadillos in Washington and any state capitol.



When Jack Kennedy and Richard Nixon for that matter ran for office the low blows became lower-Kennedy was a Catholic and people were terrified about what that would mean for American politics.

When Barry Goldwater ran many tried to paint him as a Jew passing for Episcopalian, a war monger and crazy if nothing else.

It seemed like every election, year by year the rhetoric got lower and sleazier, pettier and downright dishonest.



The 2 party system encourages each side to slander the other based on the platform of the party-Conservatives are crazy war hungry, rifle toting bigots dedicated to making the rich richer.

Liberals want to give the country away, have no morals, want guns locked up and are heading for a one world government designed by the illuminati.

There is no chance for anyone running on a third party ticket because of the electoral college system which should have been GONE in the 1960s - its fairly clear that elections have been tampered with since John Kennedy.

Many believe that incidents like Watergate (republicans), Iran Contra (republicans), Cuba and the Bay of Pigs (democrats), The Cuban Missile Crisis (democrats) and so on are simply smokescreens to keep the population in turmoil and distracted from what is actually going on in this (and other) countries and governments.

For many years it was about protecting Israel from repercussions for their own actions not they are out of control and care little about American opinions.



It seems clear since Iran and the shah that the USA meddles far beyond what it should be doing in the politics of other countries and really is no better than many of the powers we protest about like the former Soviet Union and now Russia.

Most Americans have an opinion about what is going on but with the media so untrustworthy, foreign agencies posting fake news and downright lies from all sides how clear a picture do we have of what has gone on in the last 40 years or so and what is happening now.

We still do not have solid evidence on who was responsible for the assassination of JFK, did we or did we NOT augment our actual space program with manufactured fake videos?

What are all these objects people film and photograph? What are the loud booms, light flashes and subsonic vibrations that are happening across this country and elsewhere?

I am fairly sure at this point that most of not all can be traced back to black operations of our government and other world powers.

People fear ALIENS and extraterrestrial invasions-I think there is much more to fear from our own governments.



Since the Bush/Gore election debacle and vote tampering its seems every year the tension is higher, the rhetoric louder and hotter, hate runs high and insanity higher and we as a nation have become more and more polarized.

Organized religion has become separated into factions ranging from a liberal and accepting group to a hard shelled, ultra conservative minority that is very vocal and has the attention of the media on both sides: This faction is painted as being controlled by militia crazies and gun toting haters, anti feminists who are seeking world war for reasons of bringing on the RAPTURE.

George W. Bush and his regime were highly suspected by many of belonging to this movement.

When Trump was elected it was widely discussed that Mike Pence and Paul Ryan were the "Cheneys" of his administration: running things from behind the scenes and trying to manipulate an AMERICAN CHRISTIAN THEOCRACY of a level matching or surpassing Iran's Muslim Model.

Its no accident that A HANDMAIDS TALE became a sensation with its fictionalized view of an America torn apart by such a governing model.

Few people know or remember that the same story was released as a feature film with Faye Dunaway and Robert Duval 30 years (approx.) ago...

We have separation of CHURCH and STATE to protect us from such a tragedy but of late the lines are unclear about how much power a small minority with the magic formula of hate, lies and promises might wield.



I don't think in my life there has ever been as vicious a campaign as TRUMP/CLINTON - there certainly were vicious, untruthful battles back 100 years and more.

The world wars seemed to distill American's thoughts and loyalties more to the white house and Washington D C but then Korea, Viet Nam and the middle East divided that loyalty and nationalism into distrust.

It became "clear" that men like Dick Cheney and others were getting rich and enriching their like-thinking friends on the backs of American wars and interventions.

"RULING" houses like the Bush family cause more distrust, voter tampering and outright theft (though unproven) of elections widened the gap.

9-11 has never been solved, explained or healed.

FAR too many questions.

That tragedy has its roots in Oklahoma City and the Brach Davidians in Texas and Ruby Ridge and more...

At some point we need to get the coolest minds in this country together, we need to rationally sift out the rancid cat box that is Washington D C-prosecute the criminals whomever they are on on whatever side of the aisle they come from-adjust our tattered constitution and try to resurrect this country and its reputation back to its real and former glory.



Knowing that we, for many years, loved in a false dream of what America was and what it offered only makes it more important to wake up and try to find some way to make an even playing field for ALL the people of this country.

We have so many problems-issues of colour, ethnicity, ideology, economics and equality at the top of the list.

Slavery was abolished on paper and reinstated based on skin colour in fact.

How does the government have any rights to make laws that govern a persons body, sexuality and identity?

Law needs to stay OUT of our bedrooms-the new laws on "SEX TRAFFICING" on the internet have much less to do with prostitution and exploitation than CONTROL: They want the MIND POLICE out looking for thought CRIMES.

In the America of 2018 they can put you in prison and destroy your life for looking at the wrong pictures-and those are pictures that THEY have decided are wrong: How soon does that set of guidelines change from actions that we all know are wrong to much more middle of the road images that they DECIDE are wrong?

I used to laugh when they said that George Orwell and Aldous Huxley were too close to the tuth-1984 just had the dates wrong-they were a little too early for the smart minds to fall into the trap of fulfilling prophecy.

Have you noticed that almost anything that comes into popular culture is now ALSO establishing itself as "TRUTH" in the land of conspiracy?

The Matrix was a startling vision of dystopian society and mind expanding fiction-now they say it may be true-we may be living in a construct...

Flat Earth is going away it's expanding with millions of believers.

I was touched and excited by the new upward thinking and actions of ELON MUSK-I still believe he and men and women like him may be our hope for the children and generations to come: How can he and his fellow utopian thinkers flourish in a climate that labels him FAKE, fraudulent, untrustworthy and deceitful?

The UGLY battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hasn't ended-it has expanded-it had ended friendships, caused huge rifts in our society...the only reason I feel safe at all is because I live in California-a state that is basically liberal...and trust me those who think LIBERAL is a bad word will be sad if that line of thought ever disappears.



What is not made clear is that Liberals can want control on guns but also want sovereign borders on our country: freedom of choice for women, equal rights for all people and an equal chance for all children understanding that this country cannot afford to take care of the world.



The USA can no longer impose it's beliefs on other nations-we all need to learn to live beside each other but not control each other...we are not the police force for this planet we must get our own house in order and solve our own problems before we go preaching to other nations.

For as long as there are hungry, homeless people on the streets, for as long as drugs make rich men richer be they legal or illegal substances, for as long as all the inequalities and bad deeds continue, until the wealth of the world is NOT controlled by one percent of the population-until all these things are equalized and solved we are in DANGER and we will never have peace.

We MUST keep our money and our resources at home, put our house in order and see to the welfare of AMERICANS and our neighbors north and south-when that is done and we are strong again we must see that never again in history are the greedy, power hungry minions of our destruction allowed to have any real ability to damage this world and its people and environment.

We don't need a GOD to do this-God helps those who help themselves-we know what needs to be done we just need to stop yelling at each other and calling each other names and KILLING each other long enough to FIX IT....put it right...calm the waters and soothe the earth....make the skies clear again...and let PEACE reign.

And to those who would disturb this peace a warning that we, the people of this world, will never again be the slaves of your lies and personal agendas...never again!



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Save me from IDIOTS and SMUG MORONS

I am so tired of the Flat Earthers that have ensconced themselves on YouTube-Like many other conspiracy sheep they ardently defend their stance that the earth is flat and we all live in a giant terrarium made by GOD (!) (?).



What is hysterical you have Flat Earthers that are also Niburu freaks-so although they don't believe in space they do believe that a rogue planet traverses the non-space every few thousand years and is responsible for devastation and visits from the annunakt (which may be giant aliens) who mate with earth women wantonly.

It's too ridiculous to make it up go look at YouTube and waste a few hours wandering amongst their fantasy constructs.

As far as FLAT EARTHERS go they believe it because they A) know nothing about science or physics B) Believe the BIBLE is literally history despite the hundreds of years of edits , tweeks and bad translations and they ignore the parts that contradict their beliefs (like worm wood the roving planet).

In an online debate with one of them-the person finally admitted the following: If we live on a meaningless chunk of rock hurtling through space humans don't mean much BUT (HUGE BUT HERE) if we live in a terrarium created by GOD (which God is unspecified) then we are SPECIAL...sort of like pet ants in an ant farm.



People are allowed to believe whatever they want-it concerns me that they can spread their beiefs freely without warnings on YouTube where CHILDREN seem to gravitate to the weirdest things-the uneducated and ignorant of all ages also flock to anything like a conspiracy along with the paranoid dellusionists.

All of the various conspiracy theorists believe that the government is somehow lieing and deceiving the masses-for what reason in the flat earth case eludes me-they also seem to believe that NASA has super powers to steal money and delude the masses.

NASA has a tiny budget but they ignore that.

The rest of us accept that the military probably tells lies and hides black ops in their budgets-who would actually pay thousands of dollars for a toilet seat?

The Flat Earth Morons have achieved critical mass with the SPACE X Heavy launch just recently.



Within mere minutes they had labled it a HOAX and FAKE and of course the roadster with the spaceman just pushed them over the edge=YES. it did look pretty fake (even Elon Musk said so) but the reasoning behind the slurs is that SPACE X was allowed somehow to change or alter their live feed video against Googles rules-they can't prove it is Fake so they attack on the rules.

Some of the FE channels just said it couldn't happen because it would have hit the dome-remember we live in  a terrarium according to them-and the sun is only a fraction of the size and distance claimed-it roams around over the flat earth opposite the moon...

We see the sun SET in the evening behind the edge of the planet and if you go up in altitude it sets later than at ground level BUT they will tell you many ludicrous reasons for this-refraction, clouds, atmospheric density amongst them---if (as they claim) the sun roams around above the flat plain it would not set it would DWINDLE.

It would stay at a height above the plane and it would go out of site without dipping to the edge of the plane-simply put it would fade out of sight not SET (or rise for that matter.

Start asking questions about whats under the flat plane-they will tell you that over the dome of the firmament is WATER (it says so in the BIBLE).

OH by the way you can't fly from South Africa to Australia unless you stop in the middle east.

I have flown from Chile to South Africa non-stop-they say you can't do that either.

I traveled a great deal in my youth and I have never had to stop in the middle East on any flight even Los Angeles to Libya or Los Angeles to Chile.

The other LIE they firmly believe in is that ANTARCTICA does not exist as it is shown on a globe it is a huge barrier of ice that encloses the flat plane of the flat earth-some explorer supposedly saw the wall when he was at the south pole...and you can't go there because the world government won't let you.

I have had several friends who worked at McMurdoh Station-one as recently as 2010/11-I don't know where she was working if not Antarctica and I sent her a package via USPS and she got it addressed to ANTARCTICA -I also hav several friends who have gone on adventure trips to Antarctica so I am fairly sure it is where they say it is-it is a huge continent size slab of ice and earth I think larger than the USA so I can see how someone might have mistaken its lofty in altitude center as an ice wall but come on people...

The bottom line on why I find all of these conspiracy types so insulting and reprehensible is their smug, superior attitude and absolute refusal to discuss anything that refutes their shaky hypotheses.

Also they drift over and anything having to do with gun control and the US government is a lie-Sandy Hook, The Las Vegas shootings and this morning the school shootings in Florida-they believe these are all false flag operations that are part of a huge conspiracy to sieze all the guns and enslave the people of the USA.



They ignore the fact that the constitution protects their right to believe that nonsense and publish videos about it on the internet.

I think it is very hurtful to the families and friends of the victims of these events to insinuate or downright say outright they are all fake news.

If I were Elon Musk I would sue the assets off all these morons who choose to go public and call his achievements LIES< FAKES< FRAUDS and worse.

AS I said above, people have a right to believe what they want BUT when they start accusing people of faking things or Fraudulent actions, when they say that the governments of the world are tools of the illuminati and all in on the lies, and that people who died at the hands of lone gunman are actors in a huge deception a line has been crossed.


I think a good punishment would be to launch them into earth orbit so they can see the GLOBE for themselves and then after they apologize on camera they get ejected into space-let their GOD save them.

Not really-I wouldn't waste that much money on their ignorant asses.



Monday, February 12, 2018

This could literally CHANGE YOUR LIFE

OK....seriously....I know you've read those words many places on the web=but I really want to pass on some information that is HUGELY important:

I am seriously needle phobic--many men are (and ladies as well).

Some people do not get vital medical attention, lab tests etc because of the needle sticks.



I get so angry when some medical professional says to me OR especially to a child- "IT'S JUST A LITTLE STICK"....No...it's not....maybe for some people....but

When you are phobic, people don't understand how the anticipation, anxiety and personal demons team up to make that simple needle stick a huge deal---and when there is a simple solution that takes away the needle stick I think it is CRIMINAL that doctors don't write many more RX's for the solution.

Lucky for me I had a brilliant doctor named Christine Szeto who totally understood and did the things I needed to get me past the phobia so I can get the medical tests etc I need.

EMLA is the trade name
Lidocaine 2,5% and Prilocaine 2.5% Cream is the generic

It comes in a 30 gram tube and is Rx only-there are a couple formulas -ONLY the Lidocaine/Prilocaine compound really works

You only need the cream NOT the surgery kit: what you will need is some really large bandaids (I use 2 x 3 inch adhesive or a roll of plastic wrap will also work and actually works really well.

Its a white cream-you apply it liberally to the area where you will have the stick then it must be covered so it stay against your skin for one to 2 hours.



I had pneumonia in 2003 and had to go into hospital-I went from Dr Szetos office with about 7 huge band aids covering the stick zones (on my arms inside the elbows where they do blood draws, on my forearm where they put in IVs and one the back of my hands where there can also do butterfly and IV sticks.

I felt NOTHING----I also had a chart instruction from my doctor that clearly said NO needle sticks without the preventive cream.

I became quite a celebrity in the hospital over the week I was there and did a lot of advertising for the merits of EMLA cream.

Apparently they use it on babies a lot not-that's a good thing so why not just make it standard for all patients?

I don't understand why anyone should endure discomfort is they don't need to????



The numbing cream works so well they can actually do minor surgeries-imagine how painful it is to have a boil lanced-why not cream it up and reduce that pain way down?

I accidentally found out about the plastic wrap one day when I panicked when I discovered I was out of large band aids-I calmed myself down and thought of a quick solution-I remembered that I had once been given the surgery kit-it come with a large, impossible to self apply, piece of plastic wrap with an adhesive edge-so I slapped my cream inside my arm and laid on the plastic wrap then wrapped it around my arm a couple times.

It worked better than the band aids-the nurse said it was because the cream was in much better contact with the skin and the oxygen was blocked from the outside so the cream didn't oxidize-whatever it was really dead and she had to stick me a couple times to find the vein and I DIDN'T CARE!!!!

When I had my Gall Bladder out I went to the hospital with my collection of band aids including all the just in case locations and several were needed-again-NO PAIN, NO STICKS.

When my MOM was in hospital I watched while 2 nurses tried to find a vein in her hand and finally I put a stop to it-informed them there were to be no needle sticks without the EMLA cream and told the doctor to make it official and the did-several nurses thanked me privately and shared that THEY didn't understand why its not used more often.

Obviously it won't help in an emergency-it acts fairly quickly so if you slap it on as you leave for the emergency room it will help.

TRUST ME on this once you use it the phobia will diminish because you wont have the fear and anxious anticipation that acerbates the "little stick" (you know it really isn't so bad especially if the person doing the stick is adept at their job).



My insurance covers the cream-usually one tube lasts me a year of blood draws and my doctor writes lots of refills so that gives me peace of mind.

WARNING: I hesitate to write this part because I don't want this product pulled from sale-a few years back this topical anesthetic was almost banned because young people got ahold of it and were using it for piercing various parts of their bodies (nipples, genitals etc).

Its not a toy and not a way to can get a larger tattoo in o0ne sitting-its a medical tool-it also isn't a gaff so you can numb up your body and stick needles through it to amaze your friends.

Yes people did those things and more-keep it away from kids and fools that think its their personal path to stardom at the local bar.

If you use the cream-there will be no stick, no pain-be sure it is applied liberally and in a large patch-you never know where the stick will actually happen.

ALSO a caveat-some injections hurt because the serum hurts-I have found that this stuff is best for IV sticks-since most injections in the hospital go IV its "2 birds with one rock"-if you have a no stick without the cream order at least the needle part is taken care of and the needle is usually the phobic part.

I would assume there is a similar product available in Europe and elsewhere so if you read this from a foreign country (outside the USA) I urge you to leave a comment-if I get any comments and am able to substantiate them I will add the info to the body of this post.

I am writing this today because JUSTIN SCARRED the YouTube Celeb of Randomland and Allie his fiancé visited a sick child in Florida and there was a short exchange about shots and needle sticks-I wished I could climb through the screen to give the little girls MOM this information-sadly I could find a message option on Justin's YouTube page...

PLEASE share this information or link to this post and save another person-maybe your husband or child, one more painful, anxiety ridden blood test.



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ASK YOUR DOCTOR

On my insurance its a couple dollars-it can be as much as 40.00usd and if the hospital provides it is can be over 100.00 per application so travel with your own TUBE

ASK YOUR doctor to write a Rx today-if they are unaware of this product refer them to this blog post-many phlebotomists have never heard of it-and INSIST on it-especially for your kids-we have enough to be afraid of when it comes to medical stuff a needle stick should be the least of them especially when the pain can be avoided.

Would you rather be proactive? or help pick you boyfriend off the floor the next time he faints from the sight of a needle?



Don't get stuck without it!!!!
(EMLA people if you steal that for a slogan you owe me money)






Friday, January 12, 2018

Memories

My memories are not the misty, watercolour memories Barbra Striesand sings about-well, maybe a few-that magical evening on a terrace high above Laguna Beach at twighlight could only be rendered in Watercolours-thats the pink, blue, lavender, orange, green world created by the ethos of that moment in time.

I have many memories like slightly overexposed polaroid pictures-the bright colours are too bright-there is subtlety lacking and the faces are a little blurred.

A beautiful sparkly girl bathed by washes of magenta and midnight blue with white ostrich plumes as the curtain comes down and the music swells---a dark swarthy man with a blazing white smile full of promises and danger on a street in Tunisia where everything is pools of light and swimming shadows.

The first times of our lives are usually captured in this way-it's amazing how many people's first memory of the Grand Canyon is that Disneyesque vista of incomprehensible majesty usually at some hour near sundown when the surfaces are washed with colours that only the setting sun can paint.



As a city boy I was used to a dark sky with a few bright stars or that medium range sky of a nebulous colour as the city lights reflect upward and obscure and subtly of tones and shades-the moon is the best feature of a city sky.

I once found myself on a dark road not too far from Jackson, California in the Gold Country of the Sierra Nevada foothills at midnight and stepping out of the car I forced myself not to look up until, I took a deep breath and then almost fell to my knees at the view of a sky white with stars, clouds of gas-the slash of the milky way-overwhelming.

I was probably in my 30s.

You see pictures but pictures are someone elses vision-have you ever noticed how many photographs people take they label as disappointing?



Doesn't do it justice...you have to see it in person.

The Eiffel tower, the view from Sacre Coeur, the Colosseo de Roma in the light of a full moon, the colour of the water in the sea near Corfu, Old Faithful, the first view of the Yosemite Valley-the great plains seen as you descend on Highway 70 (?) from the Ricky Mountains,,,so many more.

One late afternoon we wander in some ruins near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the setting sun made them glow red light they were hot embers.

Driving along the eastern side of the Rockies toward Denver, Colorado I noticed amongst the cattle deer and antelope....playing...against a cerulean blue sky going dark and the moon rose behind the scene.

Venice at Sunset,

Mesa Verde at twilight.



Niagara at dawn or just pre-dawn when the mist from the falls becomes pink, peach and apricot-if there is snow so much the better.

People I remember differently-maybe because they are so animated-hard to make a flash memory.

I remember being awed by how beautiful the people on Ipanema Beach in Brazil were-almost ethereal with their cocoa skin, white teeth and green eyes- unflawed and perfect bodies.

Men in Rome-swarthy breathing imitations of the David statue-their dark curls fall like Botticelli or Leonardo ran a hair salon they have just emerged from.

The rich fashionistas of Paris and Milan-oblivious of their surroundings unless something in a window catches their eye- Hermes, Boucheron, Cartier---perfectly dressed creatures with all the accessories...stratospherically high needle heels on their impossibly expensive shoes.

Opening night at Covent Garden watch the gowns and jewels on parade and try to do a flash calculation of what it all cost-better to just enjoy the show and avoid depression.

I remember standing an a chilly evening watching a European movie star wearing a strapless gown and my friend whispering the 6 digit cost of the diamonds she was wearing and added "Hers, not hired".

I remember the first time I was in the house when one of my stage productions opened and the audience applauded the set when the curtain rose...

I have so many memories...

Petting a Tiger, cuddling a litter of kittens, having a python around my neck. riding a camel (and an elephant) seeing a panda in a zoo and seeing a snow leopard in the wilds of Tibet...

It's hard to think that all those pictures will go with me when I move on to whatever is next-if the universe really is all a programmed computer someone did a pretty wonderful job for me...



The visual memories are easy the more esoteric memories escape quickly-I don't remember the first time I drank coffee or the first time I kissed someone I loved or thought I loved or my first orgasm-all those things have escaped from my data banks.

I think that's why so many of us like art, films, food and photography there are bits of our visceral memories in those things-a sunset can have some of the quiet awe of being quietly in love and the rush of the first drop of a roller coaster is not unlike that little death, breathless moment of sex.

Strawberries and Figs, Musky melons, honey...all things people connect to love and love-making.

I have those kinds of feelings when I smell clean towels, fresh from the dryer or the salt spray of a warm ocean...

Gardenias, Freesias, Tuberose all remind me of Paris-Baking bread and garlic are Rome but Lemon blossoms are Tuscany...Linden Flowers and evergreens: Germany...

My memories are also more abstract-the night Barak Obama was elected president and I was so afraid someone would shoot at him-my first night working at Disneyland walking across the park in my new Orleans Square costume and greeting the guests, my firs tour on my own at Universal studios and the tour where I had Price Feisal and Jane Fonda on the same tram...My curtain call the first time I sang Sharpless in Madam Butterfly and my curtain call after my solo spot in the Lido Show on the Champs Elysees...selling a drawing at a street show for a price that would pay my rent for 2 months
and being recognized and asked for an autograph at a painting convention.

My bad memories I try my best to process and file away-unless they had a lesson in them the serve only to give me or someone else pain but I will never forget the feeling of anger and betrayal when I woke to find Donald Trump was president.

Odd isn't it how someone's joy can be someone else's worst nightmare?

I watched a great show today on Netflix -the first episode of a new interview show that David Letterman is hosting-his guest was Barrack Obama-so many people hate President Obama I don't understand why especially when we have a maniac running the country now.

I found it so touching to see how the usually sarcastic, acidic David Letterman was genuinely touched by spending an hour interviewing the ex-president and I realized how much I missed him and Michele-I was always sorry that he came into the White House at a time that was so full of traps and anger and also sorry that he wasn't warmer, his wife certainly tried to shower warmth upon America.

But my memories of him are good-I didn't (and don't) hold the resentments of so many people...

In the library of memories he isn't sunrise at Big Sur or a shooting star over Castle Rock he is a quiet memory of a time when I felt safe in my country and had hope that things were getting better.

Most memories come with attachments and addendums-did you ever notice?

So few are just how much sundown in Connecticut can look like a Maxfield Parrish Painting or how well the music from Wagner's Ring Cycle goes with a cruise down the Rhine River.

Even with those simple, uncluttered memories there is someone waiting to remind yo that Parrish is a sentimental painter of Calendar art and Wagner, the Rhine and Germany all equate to the NAZIS and Hitler.

We live in a time when it is wrong to like what others hate, fear or distrust...

I am not a great lover of organized religion or the right wing but I made sure I sad MERRY CHRISTMAS a lot and loudly this year-it has nothing to do with some political stance it's about my happy memories of Christmas past and how we celebrated.

I'm tired of people raining on my parade or anyone else's-the confederate Flag may have horrible memories for people but it is a part of our history-suppressing Nazi memorabilia will not change the outcome of the holocaust those things are etched in our memories.

I remember back in the 60s there were many "underground" newspapers that held alternate views and often showed REALITY instead of whitewashed middle of the road news.

One sticks in my mind as a vivid memory-the front page had a photo pf a dead soldier's head with a large hole in his forehead and his brains spilling out.

Even in black and white it made a memory.

Hearing a number of how many men died in Vietnam was so abstract and often people compared it to the 2nd world war- The war casualties are somewhere between 55 and 100 THOUSAND soldiers-often MIAs and others are forgotten or overlooked-two hundred thousand Japanese civilians died just in Hiroshima and another 130+thousand in Nagasaki-over 30 thousand American soldiers died in the gulf war...

The Japanese died on the own soil our men died fighting in foreign lands...

I'm not sure what the message is but the memory is there...

I buried at least 26 of my closest friends in the AIDS Plague I know many more people who died-being in the arts it decimated so many people I knew and worked with but also just people from life.

Despite what our personal feelings are we must honor the dead-people who died for what they believed in or just because they were victims of wars and conflicts.
We must NEVER forget lest we be doomed to repeat the tragedies.

I feel like we are all in jeopardy and peril today what will our memories be like in the future and moreover what will the memories be of our children and grandchildren?

I had hoped that future generations would have memories of the American Flag flying against a sunset standing for all good things, peace, justice, equality...



I don't think that will be the case.

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