July 13, 2012

The Weeklies #220

The Weekly Number. I was reminded no less than a dozen times this week that I'm turning 40 in six months. Let the countdown begin!

The Weekly Read. What would happen if zombies walked the earth but tried hard to become valuable members of society? Don't Eat Cat by Jess Walter explores just that. Plus our near-future obsession with Starbucks.

The Weekly Unsolicited Email Rant. I received this Wednesday night. I was intrigued.

The worst thing about the United States of America is that there aren’t enough dollars for the people. If we had enough dollars for all of the people, then things would be okay. Take for example: Russia.

In Russia, they certainly don’t have enough dollars for all of the people. Have you seen the peasants over there these days? What a bunch of ugly Russians.

Is that where you want this country to go? To go to Russia? I’ll be dead before I go to Russia, even if it is on vacation or a government grant to investigate the prison system over there. That’s another thing about this country – if you ask me, which you certainly are since you continue to read this – and who asked you anyway? Just keep your nose out of this – anyway, where was it? Oh yes, there are too many prisons in this country. I maintain that if we keep the dollars out of prisons, then there will be plenty of dollars for everyone and not enough prisons that the government wishes to invest hard newly minted money in grants to give to me to go investigate Russian prisons.

In conclusion, give me your money and I’ll tell you all of my great ideas.

The Weekly Music. I put a few new stories on Mia's iPod the other day and, in the process, loaded every single Beatles song recorded. When I told her, she lit up. I'm finally making progress and we might be moving on past Glee soundtracks.

The Weekly TV Obsession. Kinda getting back into Doctor Who after along absence.

The Weekly Question. Was anyone actually surprised by the whole Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce?

Posted by Chris at July 13, 2012 8:13 AM

Every single Beatles song recorded? or every single Beatles song released?

Posted by: Kaz at July 13, 2012 9:15 AM

No. I was waiting for Katie Holmes to get her sanity back!

Posted by: Maribeth at July 13, 2012 10:09 AM

Surprised that it took Katie so long. I can barely stand to watch Tom Cruise in anything except his very early movies without cringing.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at July 13, 2012 12:10 PM

That email is ridiculously strange.

The Beatles are such a fun band to introduce to kids, and I've yet to meet a little one who doesn't like it.

I was shocked they stayed married this long. That is all.

Posted by: Mindy at July 13, 2012 12:11 PM