Friday night musings

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose,
nothin’, it ain’t nothin’ honey, if it ain’t free.”

It’s now 10:29 on Friday evening. I’ve been home from work for an hour, and I have to be back at work at 7:00 A.M. in the morning. That fact, as I think you will agree, sucks. I know I shouldn’t complain, since I only an required to work one Saturday a month, so it really isn’t that bad. I just hate getting out of bed and going to work on Saturday’s. Doesn’t feel natural. I think it may violate a religious principle.

I do’t really have a theme, or topic for tonights post, so it’s going to be nothing more than the ramblings of a fat bald man; I’ll do my best to make it entertaining.

First up, let’s think about something our society (and in this case I mean modern society, not the SCA) really needs: new curse words. If you think about it, most of the words that are currently considered to be curse words fall into a few basic categories. First are the words that relate to bodily functions, and those are usually excretory in nature; or refer to body parts, usually parts of the reproductive systems. Then there are the curse words that are racial in nature, and those that refer to sexual activity. The only exception to these categories that I can think of right now, is one that is synonomous with a female dog.
Now, it’s my opinion (and no, it’s not a humble opinion at all), that our society really needs some new curse words. All of the ones that are currently being used have been used for a very long time. It’s time for the language to grow a little. To evolve a little. Surely we can come up with something bit more original for expressing anger, contempt, disgust, disbelief, or any of the other feelings that need to be expressed by cursing. I personally kind of like the word “crivens” that one of my favorite authors uses in some of his books. It’s a good general purpose word that can be used in lot of circumstances. Of course, based on my own political leanings I tend to use the words “republican”, “democrat”, and “politician” as curse words (To be clear, I’m a political liberal, but I think both parties are an insult to the intelligence of our country. I am neither a democrat or republican, and I’m not looking to offend any of my readers by arguing politics). Oh, a another word that would actually make a good cuss word is “poodle”. Any of you, my loyal readers have any idea?

Next up will be a movie review (I told you this would be a rambling post, I hope you believed me). If you have not yet seen The Depated and if you like gangster movies, great soundtracks, great acting, and lots and lots of sudden violence, you will LOVE this movie. Jack Nicholson, as usual, does an incredible job. I usually don’ t like Leonardo DeCapprio (I think that’s how it’s spelled), but I have to admit that he did a great job in this movie. However, Mark Wahlberg damn near steals the show.
The plot is intricate, and you really have to pay attention, but the pacing is fast and the story never drags . I won’t go into a great deal of detail, but the story is that of an undercover cop infiltrating an Irish mob crew that is run by Nicholson’s character. The purpose of this undercover assigment is to find the the “rat” that the mob boss has infiltrated into the State Police. From what I’ve read on IMDB.com Nicholson’s character is based on a real Irish mobster in Boston.
I particularly liked the use of music; the movie has an incredible soundtrack. The version of “Comfortably Numb” on this sound track is the best version of that song I’ve ever heard. It aslo features several songs by a band called The Dropkick Murphys, which I think will become one of my favorites. Imagine a band that combines traditional irish music, punk, heavy metal, and features bag pipes. Definitely my kind of music.

There are several other things I could ramble about tonight, but I have a good book waiting, and I do have to be awake early tomorrow. Five hours of work followed by several hours of preparing for the revel after the BOD meeting, and attending the revel itself; yep, tomorrow is going to be a very busy day.

Cormac
Sometime’s it’s better to light a flame thrower than curse the darkness