22 May 2019

Humpday Happenings...
Hope you kept that umbrella handy, because it looks like you're gonna need it once again. Yes, it's another one of THOSE days.
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us scattered rain, but temps will be climbing into the upper 70s (that's sure to bring a butt-load of humidity along for the ride). If we see any sunshine, it'll be by accident...heh.
So, let's get our day started with a refreshing beverage, as we see what else has been going on...
*** First out of the checkbook is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote for the week:
"The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow." 
I feel this comes into play regarding not only HOW we view superheroes, but what our society is replacing our everyday heroes with. It's become a bastard form of who can be the most outrageous, or get the most views on YouTube.
So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in 18th century Manhattan...
*** Next, time to look at the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 22 -
National Craft Distillery Day
(they could have called it "bootleg" day...lol)
National Maritime Day
(lots of shipping going on)
National Solitaire Day
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
(sometimes, the basic tastes are the best)
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 
*** Next up...Looks likes our City Council has found their "rubber stamp" again...
You know, it's stunts like THIS that give me serious trust issues with those who are running this dog and pony show called Fort Wayne.
Improvements? If we already have the best water around, HOW the hell can you improve anything? Yeah, those water mains need replacing, I know.
Of course this WAS initially approved last year
Check my archive posts from  21 September 2018 (natural gas), 27 June 2018 (water), and 12 January 2012 (water).
Naturally, this comes on the heels of the I&M rate hike (electricity) proposal for this year..
And, we ARE still reeling from that 2018 natural gas rate increase.
Time to dollar us all to death? Sure looks that way.
At least councilman Russ Jehl voted against it (Barranda and Arp were absent, but had also dissented in last year's vote).
*** Next...It would appear that the Dems are at this again.
Don'cha just LOVE when myths are wonderfully DEBUNKED?
 I know it brings a smile to my face every time..
*** Next up...Are people in Indiana THIS stupid? Apparently so:
I gotta agree with Lt. Tony Maze...he knows his stuff.
*** Next, an early morning pursuit on the (where else?) SE side:
FWPD officers were responding to shots fired in the area of Reed and Baxter Sts.
One person wound up dead. No officers were injured. One shot had been fired during all this, which left a  car crashed into a vacant house (that's convenient).
I'd say that ended well enough. One less perp around to cause mayhem down here.
*** Next up...time to drop by our "Kitten Corner"...
Snoozing on the computer room futon.
Our children had a peaceful day, considering how crazy the weather's been of late.
Not much for them to do, but chase one another, then nap, then eat and nap after that.
They tend to repeat this pattern as necessary throughout the day and into the evening.
Snoozing in daddy's chair.
Somehow, they do manage to spend some time with Wifey and myself, getting their share of neck rubs and such.
Wish I could train them to rub MY neck...lol.
*** Next...let's do our check-in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
"It's almost always dry under here."
Our furry duo were there early for the usual backstep treats, and then a breakfast, followed by Midnight wandering the neighborhood. Whiskers likes to stay nearby in a shelter (the rain saw to that). Midnight tried his best to stay dry (wherever he was).
Slipping in a meal before the rain
They were both here for lunch (neither was that hungry) and they made the dinner call. They ended the day with evening treats on our back steps. And we get to do it all over today, but under the patio table once again.
*** Last back to the comic store...I found this wonderful article from a couple years back:
It's very insightful, and shows how the left tried to manipulate readers of comics. Used to be comics had a simple message - GOOD beats EVIL.
I will say that whatever ethical standards that have been set down for various characters over the decades have taken it on the chin recently. It would seem that it is being corrected to "some" degree.
However, it doesn't address the issue when it comes to the actors portraying these comic icons on the big screen.
Remember when Clayton Moore was stripped of his "mask"  all those years ago? (he was THE Lone Ranger in movies and TV, but don't tell the kids)
Moore was once a serial bad guy, but after becoming the Lone Ranger, took it to heart, and ALWAYS showed up in public as the personification OF that character, to the delight of LOTS of children for many, many years.
Sure, he became typecast, but it was a mantle he was proud to wear, and there was never any negativity from him (he did win his lawsuit and eventually got his mask back). And he made some serious money for the time.
Today, it seems the complete opposite - we have actors who portray virtuous characters on screen, and then, as soon as the costume and makeup comes off, blast anything and everything coming from anyone who is not of a liberal persuasion. Screw being a (real) role model.
Sure, they have the right to say what they say, but...do they really HAVE to?
Do we need a constant assault from those who many young people look up to?
Maybe they're all just "acting" in an unethical manner...it's getting harder to tell, these days...isn't it?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Frankly, the rain was the least objectionable of what became a horrid day... think, "worst dream EVER EVER EVER", followed by a workday bad enough to distract me from it...

Quote: Very good observation on your part- unfortunately...

Water: I guess you covered it. Frustration is all I have when reaching for a comment.

Bus stops: Ditto.

Neck rubs... Better hit the "declaw" button first, lol...

Closing: Bullseye Kemosabe!

Bob G. said...

---At our age, you'd think we'd start getting used to those "days from Hades"...NOPE!
---I thought the whole identity politics has infiltrated into so many aspects of the media, and that includes comics, unfortunately.
---I only commented on how I felt, NOT what my mind was thinking, which cannot be repeated in a public arena...lol.
---Stop means just that...STOP!
---Hadn't considered that, but am amending my view on such heck rubs (ouch).
---Just wanted to finish this multi-day quasi-rant by taking those to the woodshed who need it and praising those who deserve it. Glad you liked it.

And thanks for spending some time here to comment. Much appreciated.

Stay safe (and have a better tomorrow) up there, brother.