Thursday, October 13, 2005

Sad news items.

Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm too old, too young, or just too picky.

Ricola, the cough drop company, is having a contest. They send a "mystery cougher" out onto the streets, and if you offer a Ricola to the right hacking stranger, you can win prizes. I suspect you can also win something if you get too close to coughing people who are not Ricola employees, but that might not be as fun.


Even I do not love MP3s so much that I would implant them in my boobs. Although I really would like to take the opportunity to get dibs on the names iTit, MP34-DD and the slogan "Music soothes the flat breasts." Mark my words, man-boobies will be in when these players hit the market.


The local news is going to hell fast. Today, on the five o'clock news, Diana Williams called the latest Star Wars video game "Battlefront Eleven"


On the WENN feed from, comes this nugget of wisdom:

Madonna Song Offends Rabbis
Pop superstar Madonna has provoked fierce criticism from Jewish leaders after dedicating a song on her new album to a 16th century Kabbalist rabbi. The controversial track "Isaac" draws on the life of Yitzhak Luria, a Jewish mystic, but rabbis are suspicious the Material Girl singer may be exploiting his name for profit. Madonna, who is Kabbalah follower herself, is no stranger to religious contention. Her 1984 single Like A Virgin sparked uproar amongst Christians after the raunchy music video featured a black Jesus Christ character. And Jewish elders are similarly unimpressed by her latest musical tribute, suggesting it could even prompt divine retribution. Rabbi Rafael Cohen, head of a seminary named after Luria, says, "Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit. Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathize for her because of the punishment that she is going to receive from the heavens."

I know, I're all too young to see the error in that one. So I'll just paste in the note I e-mailed to WENN:

On the Internet Movie Database's Movie & TV news story, "Madonna Song Offends Rabbis," you state that the video for Madonna's 1984 "Like A Virgin" featured a black Jesus Christ character. In fact, it was the 1989 "Like A Prayer" video that featured the black Jesus Christ character. "Like A Virgin" only had a man in a plush lion mask hitting on Madonna in a gondola.

As I recall, people were alarmed by the lion-plushie-man as well back in '84, but I didn't go into that.


Rainbow Heron said...

I'm glad to know I'm not too young. :-)

But I have to feel sorry for the Ricola cougher who has to fake coughing for hours or weeks on end waiting for someone to finally offer him a Halls. ;-)

xodiaq said...

I just have to say, I'm still reading and still laughing, but you say things so concise and sussinctly most times, that theres nothing to ADD!
: }

And that wasn't meant to be a joke about A.D.D...

SO, comments or not, I read you, I laugh! HA HA!!
: }

BrideOfPorkins said...

HAHA, yay! The legend of the plushie-lion-head man lives on!

I wonder how the Ricola hornblower can get down narrow Halls?

BrideOfPorkins said...

I was just going to post about lack of comments, but thanks, glad to know my babble is getting more coherent. My A.D.D. would add more, but I only let it play in notepad now. Shiny, shiny notepad.

Rainbow Heron said...

I wonder how he got that horn thru airport security...plushie-lion-head guy would certianly have a problem.

[has vision of plushie-lion-head guy blowing the Ricola horn]

I sometimes think my server has a similar policy for allowing you online...I certianly get thrown off a lot. Maybe I got something in my pocket... [rumages]

Actually that reminds me, since Hotmail ate your old email, do you have a new one? I have a question for you. My email hasn't changed.

BrideOfPorkins said...

Something tells me he just treks up and down the hillside, lugging that horn wherever he goes while those singers get to travel in style. It's a lonely life, being a really big horn player on the road.

I still have my old ISP e-mail, although all I get there now are offers for V14gr4! and ads from my ISP about how great their spam-blocking is.