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[Error: unknown template qotd]Rob and Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show. Or Danny and Kathy Williams from Make Room for Daddy. I actually used to fantasize that they were my real family -- my family was no great shakes, especially not my father, who was an abusive alcoholic.

Yeah, I'm old.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]The astrological signs didn't change, because astrology uses the tropical zodiac, which is fixed to seasons. What changed was the sidereal zodiac, which is fixed to the constellations.

So I'm still a Gemini/Cancer, and it fits.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I generally answer back, usually something along the line of "The best part of you ran down your mama's ass crack" or "Your daddy should have turned over and shot you at the wall." That always shuts them up.
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Hm. On TV, my favorites were Chuck Jones cartoons -- Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner, Claude the Cat, Marc Antony the bulldog and his kitten, Pussyfoot, Sylvester. I also loved the old Tex Avery cartoons -- not so much Droopy, but just about everything else, especially the slow talking wolf (the one who gets a bulldog attached to his pants, then takes off the pants with the bulldog still attached. Later he passes by again, the bulldog's still there, and the wolf pats the dog and says, "Joke's over, son. Give it up." That was voiced by Daws Butler, who later went on the voice Huckleberry Hound).

I also liked Rocky and Bullwinkle -- mostly because my father loved them. He and I would sit up on Saturday mornings and watch all the Chuck Jones cartoon shows, singing "This Is It" along with the TV (I still remember the lyrics! wanna hear?), then it was time for Rocky & Bullwinkle (or "Moose and Squirrel", as Boris & Natasha called them). R&B was really more for adults than kids, but I loved it too.

I grew up during the heyday of Disney cel animation -- I was born in 1957 and got to see all the great cartoons in the movie theatre. Re-releases of Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp. First runs of Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, The Aristo-Cats, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, The Rescuers. With my son, we saw releases of all of these, and first runs of The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, all the newer ones.

I mourn the passing of traditional cel animation.

Those were some great cartoons -- well drawn, well animated, and realistic looking figures. Now kids just have idiotic Japanimation (which also used to be good) or all CGI.
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Mayonnaise. It's goopy, it's white, it smells funny, it's made from raw eggs, and it's just gross and disgusting.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I'd ignore them, unless they said something to me. Then I'd be pleasantly distant. But no friendly overtures, there's no point in lying.

I am an adult, after all. Adults don't do "an eye for an eye". They quietly assess the other person and then silently gloat over how much better they are than that person.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Absolutely. And to show how really OCD I can be, there are set times of year I reread certain entire series of books. Winter is James Herriot time, and I'm currently rereading his books. I'm about half-way through All Things Bright And Beautiful right now. I just finished a reread of all the Harry Potter books, in order, over the course of a week in preparation for the release of The Deathly Hallows Part I.

And no, there's no upper limit for how many times I'll reread a beloved book or watch a beloved movie. Is there an upper limit for how many times you'll kiss your SO, hug your child, or stroke your pet?
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[Error: unknown template qotd]My mother's spaghetti. She did something with the sauce, I don't know what, but it was fantastic. She's gone now, and I can't ask her to make me any, and I never got her recipe like a big dummy.

So I'll just have to remember the deliciousness of it in my dreams...
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[Error: unknown template qotd]When our son was a child, it was fun playing Santa Claus, setting everything up while he was asleep, getting up early to plug in the lights, then laying awake listening to him get up and find what had been left for him.

Then when he was older and Santa Claus had gone by the wayside, it was fun figuring out what he'd like, getting it, and watching his excitement when he opened his gift.

Now he's all grown up, and he's perfectly happy just getting money. My husband and I don't give each other anything. We don't give gifts to any other members of the family.

So I guess I'd say it was fun when our son was little, now, it's not a big deal.
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Eat a frog for Jesus!!
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I think it's all media generated -- I honestly don't think the average person is that interested in the private lives of celebrities. With the advent of the 24 hour news channel, they eventually found out that there just isn't that much news to report, so they made the intimate details of celebrities' lives into a space filler. Then it became fodder for the scandal sheets, and finally there was a whole cable channel devoted to it (E!).

Trouble is, there really isn't that much to report about them -- they're just people like everyone else.

Historical note: the scandal sheets (Enquirer, Globe, Weekly World News, that sort of thing) used to "report" more on conjoined twins, UFO's, psychic predictions, Bigfoot, and how aliens are advising the President of the US. You never read anything about celebrities, because no one gave a damn about them unless they did something really outrageous, like Elizabeth Taylor marrying so many men, some of them twice.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I still boycott Exxon over the Exxon Valdez spill, and I'm boycotting BP for obvious reasons.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I'm very concerned about global warming, but I think it's almost too late to reverse the trend, whether it's manmade or a natural cycle of the planet. My immediate short-term concern though is for the seemingly unstoppable oil spill in the Gulf -- I think this has more potential to negatively affect the Earth than global warming, which will take more time than the oil spill.

The oil spill could kill all the world's oceans within the year -- global warming will take a few more decades. Either way, we're completely and totally fucked.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Hm. Really don't have any of either gent. I had fun times with Daddy, but he was a mean drunk, and every good time was overshadowed with low dread that he would pick a major fight with Mama, making her cry, or that he would get drunk and either get embarrassingly maudlin or get cranky, pick a major fight with Mama, and the good time would end.

I wasn't really around Granddaddy that much until I was grown, but he was an annoying old know-it-all. He was also pussy-whipped by Grandmama, and she was mean. Granddaddy wouldn't interfere if she was raising hell.

So. Sorry to be a buzz-kill on Father's Day, but they aren't all gems out there, ya know.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Without a doubt, for the Deepwater Horizon to have never been built, and all the oil that's been spilled in the Gulf to completely disappear with no ill effects left behind.

If that's not possible, a lifetime pension of $100,000 a year, which would continue after my death to either or spouse (if he's still alive) or to our son, and to be passed on for perpetuity (adjusting for inflation, of course).
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"I Don't Like Mondays", Boomtown Rats

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Elton John

"My Life", Billy Joel

"I Won't Back Down", Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (although that was about 15 years after I graduated high school)

"Angie Baby", Helen Reddy

I just wanted everyone to leave me the fuck alone and let me live my life the way I wanted to live it, not according to anyone else's expectations.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]The Peter Max animated film "Yellow Submarine". Yes, the one with The Beatles. I absolutely loved it when I saw it as a kid, but now... it's kind of embarrassing. Same thing for "Help!", the Liverpool Lads' second foray into cinema. But their first one, "A Hard Day's Night", was really rather good, filmed in black and white and mostly reality, with just one silly subplot, something about Paul's grandfather or something (who wasn't really, he was the actor Wilfrid Brambell).

Hm. I may have to buy the DVD now of AHDN. I've been reading quotes and smiling to myself.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]My first car, a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, was named the Pushpak Vimana. Then I didn't name any of my vehicles until my last one, a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, which was named El Gigante. My husband had a Toyota truck once that someone had died in, I called that one The Death Truck, which he didn't appreciate. It didn't stink or anything, apparently the guy was found before he could foul it up... I just liked seeing Mike turn a little pale.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Eighteen. The internet has become a hazardous place for adults, much less teens and pre-teens. Youngsters don't have the social sophistication to handle the faceless experience of social networking; they aren't that good at face-to-face interaction, they're even less able to deal with interactions that have no visual component beyond reading words on a monitor.

Social networks have also become the newest way to bully the pariahs of the schoolyard hierarchy. Because the networks are so widespread and so open to anyone with a computer and a modem/router, the taunts and rumors that were previously restricted just to a physical location now zip around the world within hours, if not minutes.

Close all social networking sites to people 18 and over.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Email. I spent entirely too much of my work life talking on the phone (tech support, help desk, all that merry shit) to want to do it on my personal time, and I never got into the whole texting thing, unless I'm texting through LJ. Texting is difficult if you don't carry a cell phone, anyway.

Yes, I'm unconnected. Quelle horreur...
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