Things to ponder on a very *Wild* Card Wednesday (*Facetious Alert*):
1) “Free Love” is Hard to Come by in the Age of HMO’s– In my early married years (25 years ago), I used to say that marriage was a license to have as much sex–or making love, as I prefer to refer to it—as you want. *wink* I was a late bloomer for love, so I still feel that I have a lot of catching up to do. Ha! Nowadays when you see all of the erectile dysfunction (ED) tv ads for mature couples, with the husband taking medicine that ends them up in side by side tubs in the wilderness looking at scenic views (image right), your HMO doesn’t tell you that you have to meet a $150 deductible when the new fiscal year kicks over July 1st and your hubby’s love medicine needs a refill. *shakes head* Personally, my idea of mature romantic love would not have me be in a separate tub, but in the same tub with my hubby. But as with the Hays Code as applied to films in the 1930’s and beyond, separate tubs, like separate beds, seems to be the norm in tv ads talking about overcoming ED. So word to the wise, stock up early next year–before the new fiscal year changes over and your deductible kicks in.
2) Colorado and Washington are two states that are going to become very popular tourist destinations for their recent legalization of their citizens and guests being in an altered state via marijuana. No longer will political candidates be asked did you inhale? The new question will be when didn’t you inhale? And I predict church ladies groups will come up with recipe books of their favorite brownie and other recipes and do booming sales–thereby being able to buy a new church kitchen remodel that will benefit church social functions. Now before you get your nighties in a knot, our church just recently remodeled our church kitchen–after 40 years–putting in a heated dishwasher, other new appliances, and an in sink garbage disposal in one sink, but powder coating the existing metal cabinets to save funds. And all of it was financed without inhaling–incense or anything else. And heck! When I was growing up Mary Janes were all the rage. But these Mary Janes were on your feet, as in the picture at right. And I don’t know about you, but a picture of three black shoes is odd. Three? Maybe they were smoking weed in Colorado or Washington when they conducted this advertising photo shoot. Ha!
3) Lastly, the politeness of fans of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage who are attending his theatre performances where Mr. Armitage stars as John Proctor in The Crucible at The Old Vic Theatre in London (image right), is in seeming stark contrast to his Hobbit costar Martin Freeman’s fans attending Mr. Freeman’s Richard III performances as noted by The Telegraph (and image left, courtesy of Warner Bros.) : “…regulars have complained that his [Freeman’s] celebrity status is drawing in an unwelcome crowd who are unaware of theatre etiquette”. They clap and cheer at inappropriate times, etc. Hmmm. Martin Freeman’s fans behave inappropriately? Mr. Freeman’s own propensity for colorful language–the man needs to expand his vocabulary beyond the letter “F”–and his fondness for certain hand-finger gestures is well known (and no, I won’t show one of those images here).
Have I shocked you yet? Then take a big gulp of wine like Harry in the gif at right and relax–because he is marrying the vicar and “god is watching” him, and we are merely engaging in a bit of harmless banter. (gif courtesy of kelbel75 at her blog NoWhere in Particular’s recent sweetly funny post on RA Fanning).
Have a gReAt day!
P.S. But for all of the differences in their humor sensibilities between Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman, they made an engaging interview pairing for promos for the first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in their two 60 Seconds with spots for Cinemax: