Father Government Knows Best

Wow, I hate to get into politics especially since I have already given up on this planet, but this story from the UK just sends chills down my leg.

Hundreds of thousands of people drinking half a bottle of wine a night are to be put on the first ever drug to help reduce alcohol consumption, under plans announced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Essentially they are talking about two tall glasses of wine an evening.

I’m not much of a drinker myself, maybe a Dewars once every month or so, but why can’t government just leave people alone? Maybe it is the government that is pissing off people so much this is why they drink? And come on, eating a bowl of ice cream a night is far more unhealthy than wine! Is the government going to monitor everything you eat and watch on TV and read and think? For your own good?

Yikes.

This is what the government health care system is doing in the UK and I bet it is already on its way here.

Sad.

SBG

 

 

 

 

 

Old Camera – Mystery Film

 

I bought this old camera for a few bucks and discovered old undeveloped film inside.

The camera was made until 1957 but the film was made until around 2,000 or later I think. But it is no longer manufactured or developed by Kodak. Only a few special labs will develop it, and only in black and white.

I wonder what is on the film?

 

 

 

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What to blog about…

For a decade I blogged almost every day about anything in the news that caught my eye and attention. I had an opinion on everything. I still do, only all those years of blogging made me realize swapping opinions (and in some cases insults) with others accomplished exactly nothing. Usually it just riled me up more, and who needs that? I realized that 99% of people are not interested in listening to an argument in order to determine if it is valid. They just wanted to yell back at me. So, no one was being changed by my babbling. I’ll be honest and say I rarely changed my opinion about a subject too. 

I still have opinions, about the Ferguson Riots, about the Ukraine, Russia, Middle East as well as numerous political and social issues.  But seriously, who really wants to hear them and for what worthwhile purpose? Just a waste of time.

Maybe blogging is dead as people have been reporting for many years. Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media creations have taken over.

Or maybe it is me. Maybe I just don’t care anymore? I have realized that America as I envisioned it my entire life is dead, buried and gone. Whatever country I am living in now is the Post America version. The constitution is out of style and people can’t figure out their own genders.  Like in this story.  Mills College in Oakland is and has been an all female College since the 1800’s. However, they have changed their policy so that the following people could apply for admissions:

– Applicants “not assigned to the female sex at birth” but who self-identify as women are welcome.

– Applicants “who do not fit into the gender binary” – being neither male nor female – are eligible if they were “assigned to the female sex at birth.”

So, this historical women’s college will let men in so long as they think they are women. Or, women who are so confused that they cannot figure out what sex they are.

The VP for enrollment and admissions actually had the nerve to state, “The purpose of the policy is that we didn’t want students to feel excluded in the application process,”

Unless you are a male who thinks you are a male of course. Those bastards can’t apply!

When the world is this crazy, why waste any time or energy blogging about it?

 

SBG

 

 

Running out of gas…..

I have worked at the same place closing on 22 years. I have held the same position for the last 16 years. I think I am burning out.

I stopped caring years ago and I struggle daily to keep my work at the peak performance required. Not easy when you have 25 people  in your department you are responsible for.

I am constantly second guessing myself, asking myself if I am working as hard and creative as a 28 year old would. You know, someone who is fresh out of college and eager to conquer the world. Someone filled with pure energy and confidence.

Someone who is like  I was, about 16 years ago.

The sheer redundancy of managing people, dealing with the same personal issues over and over, going through the same paperwork, seeing the same faces even, is almost painful.

It no longer interests me.

My industry has been decimated by the Obama administration with red tape for the red tape. I sometimes feel I work for the government these days.

Yet, I have a great job. I earn a very good living. I have a huge corner office. (Granted it is only on the second floor….). I am not near retirement yet, but old enough to just not care anymore. A dangerous period. 

So, day after day I slug through the hours, trying my best to imagine a 28 year old sitting next to me, ready to take my job. I try to stay even with him/her.

 

But Mondays I just cannot do it.

 

SBG

 

 

Choking Teens

Another example of the de-evolution of American society is the hot trend among teens in America to choke themselves until they pass out. Supposedly it gives you a sort of high feeling right before your head hits the ground. Yes, many have died from this.

How stupid is this generation?

That stupid!

 

SBG

“Important” Actors???

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The Stupid Sentinel today offers this above.

I cannot for the life of me comprehend any situation where anyone in the entertainment industry could possible be considered “important”. Entertaining perhaps, but important? Not unless they were donating an organ or doing something unrelated to their entertainment career.

My 2 cents, your mileage may vary.

 

SBG

Science in Action – Peanut Butter Cup Research

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were my favorite when I was a kid a thousand years ago, and I still love them today. I also love Butterfinger candy bars. So, imagine my shock when I see that there now exists Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups!

This called for serious scientific research! So, I bought a few packages of each.  Here are the results:

 

This is the Reese’s wrapper. Bright orange almost red.  Yellow writing and a picture of a peanut butter cup with a bite taken out of it. Yummie!

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This is the wrapper for the  Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups. Same colors only reversed with blue added. Also, the peanut butter cup with a bite taken out of it.

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Below is a photo of the two cups. Notice the Butterfinger cup is square and has no container.

On this I give the nod to Reese’s. It just looks better to me.

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Now comes the sniff test.  No, that is not my nose. Did you really want to see MY nose? I thought so. This is the nose of some woman I work with. Much beter looking nose than mine. But it was my nose that did the sniffing. The Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup smelled like chocolate. Not peanuts. The Reese’s smelled like peanuts and chocolate.

 

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Next came the critical taste test. I had to consume several of each in order to obtain an accurate taste. I am THAT dedicated to science!

The result? I liked both. But as far as a peanut butter cup goes, Reese’s has Butterfinger beat hands down.  Much more peanut like flavor, and a smooth chocolate finish.

The Butterfinger was crunchy, like a Butterfinger candy bar. But not as good as a candy bar.

By the way, Reese’s has 100 calories per piece. Butterfinger 110.

Reese’s is owned by Hersey’s and Butterfinger by Nestle.

Have you tried either of these? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment or take the poll.

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SBG

I’m Gayed Out

You know, for a group that is less than 5% of the American population, why is it that this subject is number one? Nearly every television show has at least one gay character. Usually serving the only purpose in the plot  of being gay.  Coming out is the coolest thing someone can do. Honestly, I am tired of it. Can we get a national holiday, just one day where we don’t promote homosexuality? One day where we can be free of gayness?

When I was very young I read the Archie comic books. Mostly for his girlfriends. But I enjoyed them.

Now, according to news reports, Archie dies. That is bad enough, but he dies taking a bullet for……his gay friend. Yes, of course he does.

It won’t be long before Superman becomes Gayman, with a pink and purple cape.  No doubt there will be a new version of the bible one of these days, with Jesus being gay.

I am sick of this topic. I am all gayed out.

Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.

SBG