Friday, November 5, 2010

A Therapuetic Moment with Bob Newhart

Ah, the joys of being a counselor, therapist or psychologist.  For those people who do not work in a mental health clinic it is hard to imagine the day-to-day pressure of hearing sad, sad stories and having little time to really see people in a way that feels like you are doing your best work.  I refer to this as assembly line counseling...but Bob Newhart has a solution for doing therapy quick and easy.  Please check it out -- it will be, I am sure the newest trend in therapeutic approaches.

Gun Control for Sleep Walkers

You have to watch it when you talk about Gun Control because  alot of people want to cough up a hairball any time you even hint at the need for it.  I have heard all the reasons against it:

1.  It is our right to bear arms...okay, whatever.  I really don't ever think about bearing arms; actually I don't think about bearing anything.
2.  The bad guys will always have guns.  Probably so...usually bad guys find ways to get whatever they want but I am not sure an arsonal at home or having a shoot out with bad guys is the way to go. Just sayin'.
3. I feel safe with a gun in my hand, my home, my life.  Okay, I understand that need to feel safe.  I feel safe with a debit card, money in my bank and John Denver tunes on my iPod.  Except for the John Denver tunes, nothing I have will harm anyone else.
4. The Government isn't going to tell me what to do.  My favorite argument.  Some people resent regulations and rules but if there is a problem they get upset if the government doesn't help out.  Funny how that works.

I must admit I believe that some people are just dumb and should be bubble wrapped as soon as they reach the age when they can leave home without parents keeping them on a leash.  Sad but true...

As for guns, here's my latest plug to support gun control for people.  Some guy in Boulder Colorado shot himself with a shotgun while sleepwalking.  This 63 year old guy keeps a 9 mm near his bed (I keep a glass of water and my phone...just personal preference I guess) and obviously a shot gun nearby.  Evidently Mr. NRA took some medication to help him sleep and at some point was awakend to a loud "bang" and realized he shot himself and called the police.  Oops...those loaded guns nearby may be there to protect but this time the "bad guy" was just sleepwalking.

Oh well, with the election over I am absolutely sure that no legislation for gun control will be even whispered in the Halls of Congress.  So I am sure I will have more gun stories to share for the next couple of years.  Stay tuned.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Roger Ramjet

If you think cartoons are for children, think again.  Most cartoons can entertain the wee ones, but if you are an adult there are often many funny lines in cartoons that children would never get.  Such is the case of Roger Ramjet.  Created in 1965, Roger Ramjet was shown on the "Wallace and Ladmo" show in Phoenix and that's where I first saw him.  I loved the cartoon and thought it was very funny and so when I saw it on YouTube, I jumped up and down, sang the theme song and then had to leave the public library where I was using my computer because the Quiet Police thought I was either disturbed or disturbing others. 
Anyway, if you ever watched Roger, then you will probably react just like me and if you have no idea who I am talking about, check him out: