Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday

(Lotteria is the Asian McDonald's.)

Yesterday, I walked five miles to church.  No big deal.  I have a fat ass, so I need all the exercise I can get.  The sermon was excellent.  It centered around Matthew 11.  John the Baptist sends one of his followers to question the nature of Jesus.  John hopes that Jesus will be able to get him out of Herod's dungeon.  But God doesn't work that way.  The Baptist is later beheaded.

I took the family to Lotteria.  Lotteria is the Asian version of McDonald's.  I'm not a huge fan of the franchise.  However, the restaurant features filling and inexpensive junk food which my children enjoy.  We bought a bucket of chicken, six orders of French fries, and three large drinks for twenty-five dollars.  Not too shabby.

We returned to our Soviet-style concrete tenement.  I downloaded UFC 177.  I love watching grown men knock the living shit out of each other.  The main event featured a fighter named T.J. Dillashaw.  He stopped his opponent in the fifth round with a brutal kick to the head.  How this stuff is legal is beyond me.  I'm just surprised that these athletes manage to survive such savage beatings.

(T.J. Dillashaw wins again.)


I paid homage to the Christ God.  No big surprise.  I'm not some dirty pagan.  I asked Jesus to forgive me for watching grown men knock the living shit out of each other.  I know it's a sin. Yet I simply can't help myself.  I'm like a retarded child staring at a zoo animal.  The thrill simply refuses to dissipate.  So what's a boy to do?

I went to bed at 10 p.m.  I didn't dream.  I woke up at 6 a.m. and drank several cups of coffee.  Then I read the paper while enjoying a bathroom break.  A woman in Seoul committed suicide this weekend.  She couldn't handle the shame of being sexually harassed by her supervisor.  Asians kill themselves far too often.  It's a real problem here on the peninsula.  Koreans are always jumping out of their apartment windows for one reason or another.

I turned on Fox News.  The president admitted that he has not yet formulated a plan for Syria.  The media went wild.  I'm baffled.  Why call a press conference to tell the world that you have no talent at foreign policy?  Obama graduated from Harvard with high honors.  But he often acts like an idiot.  Commonsense isn't one of his stronger attributes.

Anyway, it's time to don our tinfoil hats.  Here's the excitable Max Keiser discussing Bitcoin.

God bless.       

17 comments:

  1. Smith, you center ON things. You circle AROUND things. Jollibees is the Philippines version of McDonalds., but much better. best, Jay

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    1. I don't trust a lot of Asian food. They don't seem to have the same standards of cleanliness as the west. Then again, what do I know?

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  2. haha! I'm married to an asian also (you knew that though). I agree thoroughly. Bing is not alarmed by silly things like cleanliness when it comes to food (although the house is spotless). I am terrified by food that has been sitting out for ten hours and then is packed after a party to take home. She refrigerates it now, after twenty years, only to shut me up. I'm sure were I not there she wouldn't. However, there is something wrong with the rice here. We buy jasmin rice, and the family used to keep a pot out on the kitchen table, around the clock, for about three days. Now it goes rancid the second day and smells BAD. I don't know what they are putting in it. best, Jay

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    1. There's nothing worse than food poisoning. It almost killed me once.

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  3. Smith: I think you might benefit from cutting down on the cola. You've quit smoking and drinking, and you get a respectable amount of exercise. You're doing good things for yourself and should be applauded. But all that high-fructose corn syrup is going to give ya the diabeetus! Then not only can you not smoke what you want or drink what you want, you can't eat anything gratifying either. That would suck, and it scares me more than the grave. Sorry if I sound preachy, but I've found it really helped me to drop the cola.

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    1. I'm with you, Francis. I'm going to start drinking tea. I feel like my life is one long joyless treadmill.

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  4. Russia is islolated. It's isolated from freedom, decency, and basic human rights.

    lolololol

    Unlike Amerika, right?

    Must be the bible that has inserted your head in your ass. Good luck.

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    1. I'm sorry. I will try much harder to live up to your standards.

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  5. Apparently Obama is trying not to get more US ground troops on the ground in the MIddle East. This always leads to mission creep and they stay there forever. He was elected, twice, mainly on the promise to get us out of there. The American people as a whole don't want war. But he has to deal with his advisers, many of whom want war. I think Obama is no longer concerned about the media "going wild". The main stream media is just plain stupid, like when they berated him for wearing a tan suit. wtf? So in a rare moment of candor for a prez, he blurted out that there is no strategy yet. I applaud his candor. Really there shouldn't be any American strategy at all in the Middle East. All we want is the oil. Whoever ends up in power over there, they will sell the oil. What else are they gonna do with it? Drink it? The best American strategy for the Middle East is just to ignore it.

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    1. The least thing the world needs is an Islamic caliphate spreading the word through the sword. ISIS needs to be exterminated. But I could be wrong. Just my 2 cents.

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  6. Re: "Here's the excitable Max Keiser discussing Bitcoin." -- I like Max. I find him amusing. I watch at least one of his RT TV segments a week, seeking them out from his site, not just from your blog. When I used to live in Canuckistan, the X and I paid extra for an premium news package which included RTTV. It was our go-to network for news about Amerika. (For news about Russia, we'd watch al Jazeera, because RT was so biased in favour of the Putinocrats who controlled it.)

    That said, Max is a whore. Whenever he discusses Bitcoin, he's "talking his book." He's said he owns a wad of coins. By hyping the concept, he's using his show to try and drive the price higher. Just like he used to do with silver, which he barely mentions any more. Max is also a whore for Russia, since that country signs his paycheques. He barely brings up the Ukrainian situation or the downing of the Malaysian Air flight, because they cast Russia in a bad light. At least he's honest enough not to be an apologist for Russia's actions. But Max's silence also speaks volumes.

    Ah well, every news source is biased in some way. They key is to figure out where the bias lies, and discount that factor, while retaining any good information that comes from the source. The way I rely on your blog for meal planning and slant-eyed cultural news, but not for spiritual guidance, Mr. Smith.

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    1. Max said some stuff five years ago about Roman Polanski which made him sound like a nut. He's an intelligent loon. But he doesn't seem to understand deflation.

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  7. yeah I got gastro-enteritus once. BAD stuff. best Jay

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    1. I had botulism. I almost died.

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  8. Botulism is some serious shit. Was it bad tinned goods? I remember the first time I ever read about the disease, in the early 1970s, when several people in New Jersey died from Bon Vivant (the name of the company) vichysoisse (a cold potato soup.) That was my first inkling that commercially prepared food could kill you. Were you paralysed for a while, Mr. Smith?

    I've had e. coli food poisoning multiple times, which is annoying, but not as bad as botulism. The reason I know it's e. coli is because when I get a bout, the first sign is that I start burping and the stomach gas tastes like popcorn. Then comes the vomiting and a couple days of diarrhoea (as it's spelled here.) I have come to dread that taste. I had this malady several times in my teens and college years. It wasn't until the mid-90s, when I got hit with it in Florida, that I knew the organism. That's because a shitload (pun intended) of people who ate at a Sonny's Pit Barbeque restaurant in Fort Myers all got sick, and the county health department investigated. The local paper had a story about it, which gave me the "ah-hah!" moment. It was caused by contaminated coleslaw (which I ate to balance the all-you-could-eat ribs.)

    What that e. coli contamination meant was that I was eating someone else's shit. The news story said the food poisoning outbreak was caused by a kitchen worker who did not wash their hands after using the toilet. In other words, they had crap on their fingers, the poo bacteria got into the slaw and reproduced wildly. Then it blew up my gut, and close to a hundred other peoples'. Shit -- it was what's for dinner... I've often wondered how often porn sluts who do ass-to-mouth cocksucking get gastro like that.

    I could also go on about the times I've had norovirus (aka Norwalk virus) a virulent stomach bug that often hits nursing homes. I used to be super-careful when I'd work in a facility that had an outbreak, gloving, gowning and hand-washing like I had obsessive-compulsive disorder. But when that stuff reaches a critical mass amongst the patients, it can be transmitted by air, since so many people are spewing the virus in the unending streams of liquid BM that explode from them. Aerosol transmission via faecal particles is one of the reasons I worry about massive spread of ebola, if enough people come down with it. That will kill us faster than the Muslim savage head-slicers.

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    1. It wasn't botulism. It was something else. I'm getting my terms mixed up.

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    2. I called my wife. It was actually salmonella caused by poultry. I had a huge fever. I was delirious. I was crapping out blood. I really thought I was gonna die.

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