Now there’s a new perfume that captures this symbol of the 1950′s Modernist movement: “Helvetica – The Perfume.” It’s a scent distilled down to only the purest and most essential elements to allow you to present yourself with the utmost clarity. “Air. Water. You.”
Price? $62 in the finest stores. You can find it here.
And if you run out? Just refill the bottle with ordinary tap water because that’s all it is.
From 1925 until it went bankrupt for the first time in 1934, the Citroën car company advertised its brand on the Eiffel Tower with 125,000 glowing lights. Their bankruptcy was partly due to incredibly high electricity bills.
“License, registration, and insurance card please?” Wow was he young! What’s the minimum age for police applicants these days, thirteen?
He went back to his car and the computer check turned up nothing as I knew it would. He came to my window again and handed me my stuff as his partner stood behind my car.
“Sir, why are you in this neighborhood tonight?” He was getting ready to deliver his “dangerous drug area” speech. Sometimes even I don’t know why I do the things I do. I said,
“All right, Officer, you got me – I know it’s against the law.”
“I’m a male prostitute.”
The flashlight beam poured over my face. “For men?” he naively asked.
“No, for young women. They’ve been after me my whole life. Now I’ve decided to charge.”
Time stopped. They sure didn’t go over this at the Academy. Was this old guy disrespecting the police? For what would he arrest me – aggravated delusions? What would his Captain say?
“How’s business?” he asked trying not to laugh.
“Not so good. I think it’s the economy.”
“Get otta here!” he laughed.
As I started my car, I saw the silhouette of his head dancing in the flashing lights as he filled in his partner.
Most times, you’ve just got to make your own fun.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke for many conservatives today when he criticized Obama for shaking the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela. He compared the gesture to Neville Chamberlain’s handshake with Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II. That handshake guaranteed Germany’s spread of military might across Europe.
In their minds Obama is appeasing Cuban communist leaders. Perhaps they fear the Cubans will row across 90-miles of sea and take over Miami with dried sugarcane stalks. We already know they’re scared to death of Muslims of any flavor and still are paranoid there are Communists under some American beds.
We’ve enforced an economic embargo against Cuba for 52-years because of conservatives! These right-wing nits can’t quite grasp that sanctions severely hurt everyday Cuban people – NOT those in power who live in luxury. They don’t understand that – but they DO understand that many Florida voters of Cuban descent are blindly anti-Castro and know how to vote.
The conservatives’ fairy tale is that the poor people of Cuba will rise up and overthrow the dictatorship and pave the way for an American-approved government. This horseshit has not proved successful for OVER A HALF-CENTURY! So are those who favor a continued economic embargo stupid – or just real, real slow?
In 2009, legislative leaders in the Oklahoma Capitol received private funds to put up a monument to the 10-Commandments on state grounds. I guess they wanted to show voters how righteous (and Christian) they are.
In America, when you start mixing government and religion, the nuts start falling out of the trees. Our Constitution protects religious freedom – and also freedom from religion. But the vast majority of Christians insist this is a CHRISTIAN nation and they only reluctantly tolerate other religions.
Herecomedenuts. So, of course the Satanic Temple in New York contacted the Oklahoma Capitol’s Preservation Commission to donate a monument to Satan for the grounds. They’ve got the money, designs to consider, and the religious freedom to do whatever Christians do.
“We believe that all monuments should be in good taste and consistent with community standards,” the Devil worshippers said. “Our proposed monument will certainly abide by these guidelines.” A pentagram and an interactive display for children were part of the early designs.
Uh, oh. Now what?
The ACLU Oklahoma said if state officials allow one type of religious expression, they must also allow alternative forms. It’s better to allow NO religious paraphernalia on state property.
I certainly agree.