Friday, May 13, 2005

Four For Friday ...

Courtesy of Beliblog

Q1: If you were given a one-year, all expenses paid, all-access assignment to make a documentary film on any subject of your choosing, what do think your film's focus/topic would be? - Listen up, Michael Moore ... cause have I got an idea for you. If I could create any documentary on any subject ... I'd choose the medical industry. I'd focus on the difference in care and treatment options given to the wealthy versus the middle class and the poor. The premise would be ... if you had a million dollars in cash would you be given better treatment than if you had Standard Blue Cross/Blue Shield ... or how about Medicare/Medicaid ... or no insurance at all. I'd obviously touch on the "green screen" aspect of organ transplants ... how your finances are a major factor in determining whether or not you're eligible for the program.

Q2: Do you think monkeys will ever learn to cook with fire? - In another weird revelation from the Michael Jackson trial, we learned Mike used his pet chimps to clean house in a manner very reminiscent of SNL's Bathroom Monkey bit. "The chimps, he said, used his bathroom and flushed the toilet, sat down for meals using knives and forks, and helped him clean his room." This leads me to believe that, should Michael Jackson ever be involved in a plane crash in the Andes Mountains with a pet chimp, there's a good chance this monkey would go out, hunt, and ... yes ... even cook his meal with fire. I believe the bigger question is ... would the monkey choose a clean burning fuel such as propane?

Q13: How do you feel about Friday the 13th? Does it give you the willies, or is Friday the 13th just like any other day in your life? - We closed on our first home on Friday the 13th ... and honestly, it was in the back of my mind the whole day. But you know, it all worked out fine ... well ... except for when our friend ruined the finish on the top of my piano ... and most of our friends bailed on us ... and my favorite lamp fell out of the back of a truck ... and the big screen was broke ... ... ... um, what was I saying? Nevermind ...

Q4: Earlier this week, the Governor of Indiana signed a bill into law that limits consumers' ability to purchase certain over-the-counter cold medicines. Starting July 1, 2005, Indiana stores with open pharmacies must place cold medications containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in direct sight of the pharmacy with constant video monitoring, or in a locked cabinet or behind a counter. How do you feel about laws such as Indiana's? Are they worth the inconvenience they'll create for consumers? Are they worth the extra cost and difficulty they'll create for stores? - Maybe my family is just sick an abnormally large amount of the time ... but I go into Walgreens quite often to fill prescriptions. It just wouldn't bother me to ask the pharmacist for Sudafed or Comtrex. I don't think it causes undue inconvenience or embarrassment. You want inconvenience and embarrassment? Stick the Trojans back there behind the counter and watch the fur fly.

Very superstitious, writing's on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

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