Coffee Talk {In the Cafe}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. It’s no secret that I absolutely positively hate birds and cats. Birds because they fly over head and are, um, inconsiderate. And cats because of that jumping thing they do. Well, I’ve found out that I’m in good company. Apparently Zach Randolph of the Grizzlies hates cats too. Fist bump, dude, they are some scary critters. He doesn’t like the scratching, I don’t like the jumping. It’s like we were separated at birth.

2. I know art is subjective buuuut…. I think this is stupid. A performance artist in China stripped down to his skivvies, hung three roasted chickens across a plank that was tied to his back and then had an art student cover his body in hickies for an hour and a half. At the end of the “performance”, she doused him in cold water. The message? That Chinese youth should “seek out the excellent genuine love and feelings of traditional China.” What the what?

3. Jerry Sandusky is requesting a new trial on the basis that his attorneys didn’t have enough time to properly prepare for the first trial. eye roll When is this man going to do the decent thing and just go away? I’m so sick and tired of child  rapists and killers turning victim after they get caught. But I’m even more annoyed by a judicial system that allows these creeps to keep wasting tax dollars by rearing their ugly little heads every now and then. Once they’ve been tried and convicted can’t they just be banished to a cave deep in the bowels of the earth never to be seen or heard from again?

4. The list of potentially life threatening weapons seems to be expanding. A Portland man was arrested this past week for trying to choke his girlfriend with his dreadlocks. blank stare The man was arrested and charged with kidnap in the second degree along with several other Domestic Violence felony crimes. Does this mean that people are going to want to legislate hair length? And, if so, I’d like to side with the people who believe hair length is a personal choice. After all, it doesn’t matter how long or short a person’s hair is, the hair only becomes dangerous when on the head in the hands of a crazy person.

So what had you scratchin’ your head this week?

Related Posts with Thumbnails

I have the research skills of a librarian, the preservation skills of an archivist, the organizational skills of a soldier and the domestic skills of a Stepford wife.  I have the research skills of a librarian, the preservation skills of an archivist, the organizational skills of a soldier and the domestic skills of a Stepford wife. Read more from this author

Tags: , , , ,

  • Gina Kleinworth

    Um yeah- #2- what the???? #3- I totally agree. He should be let out into the general population & let them deal with him. #4- yeah- couldn’t agree more. We are losing more of our freedoms here because of the small few that are insane. So incredibly frustrating.

    As for #1- well, I love cats. I really do- so we do differ there. As for the birds, I like to look at their colors. But they are dirty creatures so that part bugs me.

    • DaenelT

      Yes, Gina! Why are taxpayers paying for his protection. He should have to fend for himself just as those young boys did when put in a basement with him.

      Cats are just scary. LOL But I do like they’re attitude. I like they how they pick their owners.

  • Reggie

    With his dreadlocks?!? Really?!?

    • DaenelT

      Crazy, right?

  • Shannon

    Ugh I hate cats too, they’re so disrespectful and arrogant. Not to mention, they tear all of your things up. When you instruct them to do something, they give this disrespectful eyeroll and don’t even move. Smh.

    The world is crazy. People do crazy things & I just don’t understand the mentality people have.

    • DaenelT

      LOL I’m just not a cat person. At all.

      Yes, people are just too crazy. And disturbing.

  • Stacy Artis

    How much did the “artist” have to pay or what did he promise the student to get her to stand there and give him hickies for an hour and a half? Was he a professor? Was a serious line crossed here?

    • DaenelT

      I don’t think he’s a professor, I think he’s just a famous Chinese artist who allowed the student to work with him. *still skeeved* So her compensation was probably the publicity.

  • Rae

    You don’t like cats???? Wait a minute.. did your puppy hijack your computer and type that passage while you weren’t looking right before you were to hit publish?

    I’ve said this many times before–the law/system is designed for criminals. It is not designed for the victims or the innocent.

    • DaenelT

      Your comment made me giggle. Yep, cats and birds. Freak me out.

      Yeah, someone needs to start looking out for the victims.

  • Sheila

    Recognizing the seriousness.of the dreadlocks case…your comment on hair length is hilarious.

    • DaenelT

      I probably should have included a disclaimer because that is a serious case. But it also proves that when you have someone who is hell bent on doing harm anything can become a weapon. Even locs.

  • HollyM

    Oops! There it is! Our first disagreement!

    Cats don’t have to be scary. They can be trained to behave, trained to not jump up on furniture, etc. (I say this, having received a finger slashing this morning from the claws of my new rescue kitty. She is having those front ones removed in 2 weeks.) All pets can be annoying, but all pets can be trained. Cats know you (you, personally) fear them, so they either choose to intimidate you or be overly affectionate. . . because they know it bugs you! You have to admit, dogs can’t think that deep.

    I’ll admit, I’ve met a few cats I didn’t like. And some dogs. But they aren’t all scary, weird, or tempermental.

    Now, as for the “Performance Art” . . . I’m guessing they have no real talent for actually producing art. So they create existential (did I spell that right?) doo-doo that essentially means squat. But so did the guy who put the crucifix in a jar of pee. Whatever they were trying to say, people were too grossed out (or offended) to notice. Maybe we give them too much credit by believing they actually have something to say? I’m callin’ them out. They’re merely lame.

    • DaenelT

      Holly, I kid you not, those critters hunt me down. I have friends who tell me their cats never bother anyone, the next thing you know all the cats are staring at me. And licking my toes. True story.

      Dogs are like two year olds. Forever. But they’re loving.

      And, yes, those “artists” are lame. It also bugs me that people pay for that insanity.

© 2013 Living Outside the Stacks. All Rights Reserved. | Entries RSS & Comments RSS | Log in

Living Outside the Stacks is using WP-Gravatar

Social Media Icons Powered by Acurax Social Profile Design Experts

Switch to our mobile site

Check Our FeedVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Twitter