Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Believe...

...that the more Bush and Cheney give interviews in with their attempt at a victory lap around the White House, the more likely we're going to see a "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" moment. They have both already come close, with Cheney admitting to condoning torture. Let's get these guys on The View!

...that celebrities should not be allowed to name their own children.

...that the Secret Service is ready for George to leave and he's not worth risking a life for. They won't even try to block a flying shoe. Or a second one.

...that the art of "chilling" is very important to help one see things clearly. When filled with either angst or anticipation, I remind myself to step back, take a breath, check in with myself on what I really want, and then I step forward and make an ass of myself.

...that I think Al Franken is doing a great job at making sure all votes are counted in Minnesota. If there's one thing we learned in 2000, count all the votes. The guy screaming the loudest to stop the recount is the one most afraid of losing.

...THIS is what I want for Christmas!

See the Snuggie commercial HERE.

My favorite option is wearing Snuggies at sporting events. If you don't get beat up, it's the perfect way to sneak in that poisoned Kool-Aide you're all going to drink at halftime.


Yesterday, I asked...

"HSBC, a financial services organization, recently did a survey to determine the friendliest country in the world. Who won?"

58% said "Germany"

No one said "USA! USA! USA!" or "Merry Ol' England"

42% got it right with "Oh, Canada"

According to Forbes, the country that once welcomed the tired, poor, huddled masses is now asking for a little reciprocation. And Canada, Germany and Australia are heeding the call. They top a list of the countries most welcoming to expats. The study surveyed 2,155 expats in 48 countries, spanning four continents, between February and April 2008. Respondents rated their country in four categories: ability to befriend locals, number that joined a community group, number that learned the language and percentage that bought property.

China,India and United Arab Emirates scored low overall because cultural differences from the West made integration difficult.

But they beat the crap out of Canada, Germany and Australia when it came to yummy food.

If an American really wants to make friends in a foreign country, wear your Snuggie. It will inspire awe and admiration. The Arabs and the Indians will think you're at least making an effort to try to fit in. And then they will kill you.