Wednesday, May 24, 2006

American Idle


I'll be honest with you, I just don't get the appeal of this show. I hate it and I can't escape it. It's everywhere!

FOX 5 morning "news" spends up to 15 minutes of each hour talking about the show. promoting their own prime time show during the morning news. But what amazes me is that competing networks cover the events of American Idol.

Well, it's almost over and as for the winner...WHO GIVES A SHIT. But I just don't see a bunch of teen age girls running out to by a CD by Jay Leno!

Where's Rubin?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

IRIS in the RAIN number 1

Georgia Okeffe would be so proud.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

FATTY, FATTY, 2x4......

Hey Boys and Girls, guess what today is???


Great, so how is this different from any other day in America? Should we really be celebrating gluttony in a country where 1 in 5 adults is considered obese? And they ain't ALL glandular disorders. Obesity is a leading cause for 300,000 deaths per year.

Here's the thing that gets me, people today are not just fat, There fucking huge. And some are getting uppity about it. Taking pride in their girth. They demand wider seats in theaters and airplanes. Toyota and GM are already ahead of the curve. Both car manufacturers will add 1 extra inch to the seats of 2008 models. Some blame the switch from cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup. Some point to the day when SMALL became MEDIUM, MEDIUM became LARGE and the SUPER SIZE was invented. "SMALL" is gone. My 1994 Honda Accord doesn't even have cup holders big enough to secure a "LARGE" beverage.

I say get off your FAT ASS and go for a walk. Cut your food intake, push yourself away from the table. Join a gym...and actually go to it.

Now I know some of you are thinking "Gee, Dinger is really being hard on the fatties". Well as a former fatty I can. At 6 months of age I was overweight (thanks Mom) and got to a high of 225 LBS and a 40" waist in 1986. That's 24 years of being overweight. Earlier this year I realized that some how over the last 6 years I managed to put on 30 LBS and was over the 200 LB mark for the first time in 19 years. Needless to say I was shocked!! How did this happen? Oh, that's right, my fattening ass was on the couch more than the treadmill. Cake or Pie? I'll take 1 piece of each, thanks.

Time to take control. Since the end of January I've loss 21 LBS. I started to watch what I was eating, taking ZANTREX-3, and going to the gym. I feel sooooo much better. Still have 9 LBS to go before my goal date of DC PRIDE. After all, gotta look good downing my fat free BUDWEISER!