Friday, December 29, 2006

Sweet Clean Death

Saddam is dead, long live Saddam. Soon we will see his face no more, forever. He would never admit it, but I bet Mr. Hussein would like a do-over on the whole Kuwait invasion thing that started it all back in 1990. He's had the last three years to think, "Man, if I had just stayed home and stuck to killing and torturing my own people none of this would be happening. I could still be with Uday and Qusay, pushing folks off tall buildings, or stuffing them feet first into a wood chipper. Oh Allah, how I long for the good old days."
Here's a little lyrical treat for one and all. The words are from an old Oak Ridge Boys song called "Thank God for Kids". In spite of the title, belief in God is not required to embrace the message, just human decency.

If it weren't for kids have you ever thought
There wouldn't be no Santa Claus
Or look what the stork just brought
Thank God for kids.

And we'd all live in a quiet house
With-out Big Bird or Mickey Mouse
And Kool Aid on the couch
Thank God for kids.

Thank God for kids, there's magic for a while
A special kind of sunshine in a smile
Do you ever stop to think or wonder why
The nearest thing to heaven is a child.

When you get down on your knees tonight
To thank the Lord for His guiding light
And pray they turn out right
Thank God for kids.

Daddy, how does this thing fly?
And a hundred other where's and why's
You really don't know but you try
Thank God for kids.

When you look down in those trusting eyes
That look to you, you realize
There's a love that you can't buy
Thank God for kids...


My top 10 movies. Today. I reserve the right to revise this list at any time. Made for TV movies and mini-series not included. In no particular order:

1. Raising Arizona
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4. Godfather 1 & 2 - I consider this 1 movie
5. Schindler's List
6. Vacation
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
8. Ben Hur
9. Remains of the Day
10. Once Upon a Time in the West - gotta have a western

Picking 10 ain't as easy as it looks. Leave it to the men.

You're Welcome,


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