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gorthos -

Oh.. it says COD. thats not as funny...

I thought it said GOD and I prepared a whitty retort about how some people just cannot be satisfied with a tacky Jesus Fish on their car and were resorting to taxidermy to show their faith..

Gordo -

Should I be worried that I read it the same way as Gorthos?

gr -

Here's something to shake the world: Brad Pitt just turned 42! He is older than (many of) US! How about that. I thought he was this young pup in his 20s or something. What kind of guy, though, can dump Jennifer Anniston?

gorthos -

Well, gary, looks can only get you so far in life. She is cute enough (except for that hatchet blade chin of hers) but she is to quote my late father " as bright as a coal mine at midnight". Jodie Foster. Now she is a smart cookie who is yummy to look at. If he dumped Jodie, I would then agree with you.

Gordo -

John Hinckley definitely has great taste in women, if somewhat questionable judgement in his methods attract their attention.

gorthos -

DEVO took a poem of his (written to Jodie) and put it to music. the song is called I Desire and goes like this:

I DESIRE I DESIRE
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE THOUGHT
THAT YOUR LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS
AND YOUR GESTURES HAVE THE POWER
TO BRING THE WHOLE WORLD TO ITS KNEES
DON'T LET ME TORMENT YOU
DON'T LET ME BRING YOU DOWN
DON'T EVER LET ME HURT YOU
DON'T LET ME FAIL BECAUSE
I DESIRE YOUR ATTENTION
I DESIRE YOUR PERFECT LOVE
I DESIRE NOTHING MORE (THAN THIS)
(OR LESS)
TO GIVE YOU HAPPINESS
COULD BECOME A LIFETIME GOAL
A SMILE I MIGHT BRING YOU
IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORLD PEACE
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FACT
THAT YOU'RE WISE TO WALK AWAY
FOR NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS
THAN DESIRE WHEN IT'S WRONG

gr -

I don't know if Brad comes across as all that bright, really, himself. No question Jodie Foster is smart, but my sister-in-law went to college with her, and, ahem, it sounds like she may bat for the other team. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
Back to less than bright Brad. He was with Gwynneth Paltrow years ago, and although she is seemingly smart and pretty, there is something about her smirky little smile, and that awful voice she has. She comes across as drippy and whiney. High maintenance. I don't care for Angelina Jolie much either. She's a little too ...something. They make a good couple though.
I guess the women I admire most are Thelma and Louise (keeping this on a Brad track) Gina Davis and Susan Sarandon. They are old ladies now but man, the have IT and they always have.

BR -

I have to agree with two comments: the Susan Sarandon thing and Jennifers chin - Sarandon was super hot in her day (think Rocky Horror)and she will always carry it with her. I've always suspected that Anniston had a shoe implanted in her chin halfway through her friends series. (she's still hot though). I don't think that Brad turning 42 will have any effect on his worth with the ladies, my wife still thinks Harrison Ford is attractive. I think he just looks startled.

Alan -

This thread of comments wins the <span style="text-decoration:blink">Tangential Comments of 2006</span> award.

gorthos -

Tangential Comments of 2006

hrmm.. TANGental.. Remember Tang? I had some recently. Man, its just super saturated orange flavoured sugar. It is like hummingbird food. No wonder the astronauts drank it. Keep you buzzing for hours.

BR -

It is something isn't it? I mean from God Codfish to this. Do we point fingers around here? (it's gary's fault)

gr -

I can't really say there is any connection at all to the fish. Sure its my fault. Me and Gorthos do it all the time. BUT, I think a case could be made that:
1) a fish in a box is pretty damn dull AND
2) there is a hunger, Alan, for chat at gen x at 40. We are all so smart and knowledgeable and our big brains are itching to discuss things like trans-fats or celbrities ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. Oh yes.

I was discussing Tang with the wife the other day, gorthos. When I was a kid and we camped we brought the stuff with us. We never enjoyed it at any other time. Childhood deprivation and trauma? No, we just had real juice at home. MOREOVER, kids were coming over and I got all natural juice in little juice bags, and I think we need to thank astronauts for first TANG and second juice bags. And now they box wine all the time.

BR--you're right about 'Rocky Horror' but think of this: 'Bull Durham'. Who was the female lead there, huh? Yep. 'nuff said, and who the heck is BR anyway?

Gordo -

That's hilarious, Gary! We never got Tang any time other than when were camping. I drink it now and it takes me back to the family trailer. Awesome.

It's a great grease-cutter, too. An appliance repair-guy on a CBC call-in show some years ago recommended it to me for cleaning out the dishwasher: dump a pouch inside and run a rinse cycle empty and it's clean and sparking again!

gorthos -

Imagine what it does to your innards

gr -

Get this, my wife's ladie's magazine, whatever it is, says to use lemon Koolaid powder to clean out rust and mineral water stains from your laundry washer or dishwasher! What the heck is in that stuff?

But back to my point. What sort of guy is handsome enough, rich enough, charming enough that he can dump Jennifer Anniston? Sure, Vince Vaughn is a PUTZ and doesn't count, but including Brad Pitt, are there 3 guys on this planet that are handsome and rich and charming enough? NAME THEM!

gorthos -

I dunno. If I saw one salteen crushed under the duvet, she'd be packing her bags pronto. I'd always have Winona Ryder in the wings anyways.

cm -

1. George Clooney

gr -

I'm glad cm is weighing in here. Funny thing is whereas Brad is 42 and I thought he was 29, George Clooney is 45 and I thought he was 60. He has always looked kinda old, and there he is, born in the 60s like us. George is a well known lover of pigs too.
OK, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and...?
My wife says NOT Jude law. Then we wondered who is that English guy, they all kinda look the same, handsome, accents, maybe bats for the other team, you never know?

gr -

BR is probably one of my numerous cousins.
OK, the wife says Hugh Grant or Rupert Everett but I am unconvinced.

cm -

Hugh Grant's a bit of a boy. Mind you, so's Brad Pitt.

gr -

What kind of IDIOT messes around on Liz Hurley?

Gordo -

Excellent question, Gary. Someone very stupid, one imagines.

BR -

gr - Ha, not a cousin, at least I don't think so. I'm just a lurker that frequents this and other blogs - ok just the potters blog and the beer blog. Actually I'm a member of the kingston society for playing catch and almost met you at the brew pub except that I didn't due to the fact that I wasn't there! Rural dweller with no internet at home so I rarely post as I lurk from work. Have posted in the past under my REAL name but recent conversations (gorthos, Al) and increased paranoia have caused me to stop.

oh ya - SS in Bull Durham, agreed. Liz Hurley - definitely. And gorthos - Winona, for sure.

gr -

Br----Oh. That narrows the field, to what, thousands of guys? Your description actually sounds suspiciously like gorthos, who already has 3 names and I wouldn't be surprised if br was just another name for SEAN.

Oh yes, please lurk etc. at pottersblog. Highly recommended to all.

gorthos -

GORTHOS DOES NOT HAVE THREE NAMES. I only have one, Gorthos. I go by Muad D'ib on blogger blogs just because I was differntiating betwixt myself at my site and political stuff. Nevermind.

Br is not me. (shudder..)

My wife and I have a pact. if Don Cherry's car breaks down near our home, I am to go shopping for hose for a few hours. If Barbara Walters pops by looking for a cup of sugar, I put them on. 'nuff said.<p>[Ed.: <i>rule invoked</i>.]

BR -

not Sean, I am the antithesis of Sean. I too shudder at the thought.

gorthos -

Nerdly reference: here is a picture of BR and Myself in our old days on Star Trek

http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/epics/TOS70.jpg

Paul -

IT'S ALL MY FAULT !
I was a vegetarian for 15 years until this year when I've started eating fish. I'm responsible for the rapid decline of fish stocks. Sorry world.