Pillow (Lalaloopsy)


Yeah, I finally got around to posting one of these notices.

I do have rules for adding me:

1. We MUST have something in common. Compare the interests on your profile to mine and I will make a judgment.

2. I prefer friends to be 16+ due to post content, though I have made exceptions before.

3. I rant A LOT. If you don't like reading rants, this journal is NOT for you.

If you meet all of the requirements, Go ahead and add me. But PLEASE post here saying you have done so. Thanks!
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

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So, um... I have a boyfriend now... in Alabama.

He's bi and knows I'm trans... so yeah. I love him more than anything. Don't know what I'd do if I didn't meet him, honestly.

Also... a few people from Rainbow Dash Network got me the main G4 My Little Pony toys... they wanted to cheer me up, so I accepted. They really didn't have to...
And, um... I'm really worried about one of my best friends on Twitter... she's trans like me, I met her in June... she has social anxiety disorder to an extreme level, and she's suicidal more often than not... and I just have no idea how to help her... we love each other like sisters but sometimes she makes me cry :c
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

Sesame Street, season 41 - my thoughts

I heard the term "drop it like it's hot" on Sesame Street. Oh how times have changed...

On the other hand, the current season has a new segment, Super Grover 2.0, which is one of the best things they've done in years.

Also, brand-new Abby's Flying Fairy School segments. That was introduced in season 40, and it's much better than I thought it'd be, with lots of jokes and references the target audience wouldn't even remotely get. Not to mention, I love the characters. There's Abby of course, but also Blogg, who is a hybrid fairy-troll, and Gonnigan, who tends to disappear briefly once per episode (hence his name).

They should really spin that off into it's own show and air it on Sprout. I think it'd do really well.

I like Elmo, but I could really do without Elmo's World, and I turn the channel once it comes on.

But yeah, there's my brief synopsis.
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

2010 Celebrity Memorials (January-June)

I normally wait until December to do this, but I've decided to do the first half right now and then do part two normally after the year's end.

Once again, I'm not perfect, and I have forgotten people before.

8 - Art Clokey, 88, creator of Gumby and Davey and Goliath, bladder infection
Tony Halme, 47, Finnish pro wrestler and former House of Parliament member, suicide (gun)
11 - Miep Gies, 100, Protector of Anne Frank's family, complications from a fall
16 - Glen Bell, 86, founder of Taco Bell
Carl Smith, 82, country singer and father of Carlene Carter, illness

1 - Jack Brisco, 68, pro wrestler, complications from open-heart surgery
3 - Dick McGuire, 84, basketball player and Basketball Hall of Fame member, natural causes
10 - Carl Braun, 82, basketball player, natural causes
11 - Alexander McQueen, 40, British fashion designer, suicide (hanging)
12 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, Georgian luger, accident preparing for 2010 Winter Olympics

4 - Angelo Poffo, 84, pro wrestler and father of Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo
14 - Peter Graves, 83, actor, heart attack

1 - John Forsythe, 92, actor, pneumonia
2 - Mike Cuellar, 72, Cuban baseball player, stomach cancer
Chris Kanyon, pro wrestler, suicide (prescription painkiller overdose)
6 - Eddie Carroll, 76, Canadian voice actor of Jiminy Cricket
8 - Malcolm McLaren, 64, British musician and manager, mesothelioma
10 - Dixie Carter, 70, Designing Women actress, endometrial cancer
14 - Peter Steele, 48, Type O Negative bassist, heart failure
21 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, former International Olympic Committee president, heart failure

4 - Ernie Harwell, 92, former Detroit Tigers announcer, cholangiocarcinoma
16 - Ronnie James Dio, 67, heavy metal vocalist (Dio, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell, Rainbow), stomach cancer
23 - Jose Lima, 37, Dominican baseball player, heart attack
26 - Art Linkletter, 97, radio and TV personality, natural causes
29 - Dennis Hopper, 74, actor-director, prostate cancer

3 - Rue McClanahan, 76, actress, stroke
13 - Jimmy Dean, 81, country musician and entrepreneur, natural causes
19 - Manute Bol, 47, Sudanese basketball player and activist, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
20 - Raymond Parks, 96, racing pioneer and 2-time NASCAR owner points champion
28 - Bill Aucoin, 66, former KISS manager, pancreatic cancer
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

My thoughts on current-day Sesame Street... and Elmo


I just realized that "Sesame Street" celebrated its 40th year on television in 2009. It may not be what it used to be (Elmo became bigger than anyone expected, and they're trying to get Abby Cadabby to the same levels of popularity with girls) but there's still some quality programming among the current episodes if one is willing to give it a shot.

I actually don't hate Elmo. My favorite has and always will be Grover, but I don't hate Elmo. Even with Elmo as popular as he is, I honestly don't see him "hogging" the spotlight like many old-school fans claim. He has a daily 10-15 minute segment, and he's in some of the non-Elmo's World skits, but outright dominating? I don't see it. The other characters get as much -- or even more screen time. Heck, every time I get a chance to tune in, I see an awesome skit with Grover.

Different strokes, I guess.

Anyway, my birthday is only around a month away; I'll be 24. Will no doubt get a bit of cash for my birthday to do what I want with it. Am thinking of taking of any cash and buying a prepaid credit card, so I can shop online. There's a very nice looking Sesame Street 40th anniversary full-color book, along with a DVD set with some very nice old-school clips which will probably never be shown on TV again. Might get either one if they're affordable.

Also I've seen some cool SS character face t-shirts at Walmart and Target lately. May even go that route.

We'll see.
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

All-Time Domestic Animated Film Box Office Totals - Adjusted for inflation (and not)

This is one of the things that interests me for some reason.

This first list is the top 10 animated films of all time, with inflation included. The second list is without inflation.

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($866,550,000)
2. 101 Dalmations ($794,342,100)
3. Fantasia ($660,195,600)
4. The Lion King ($613,992,700)
5. The Jungle Book ($585,755,300)
6. Sleeping Beauty ($577,774,600)
7. Pinocchio ($535,856,500)
8. Bambi ($506,514,000)
9. Finding Nemo ($447,882,900)
10. Lady and the Tramp ($443,092,300)

Now, the top 10 WITHOUT inflation:

1. Shrek 2 ($441,226,247)
2. Finding Nemo ($339,714,978)
3. The Lion King ($328,541,776)
4. Shrek the Third ($322,719,944)
5. Up ($293,004,164)
6. Shrek ($267,665,011)
7. The Incredibles ($261,441,092)
8. Monsters, Inc. ($255,873,250)
9. Toy Story 2 ($245,852,159)
10. Cars ($244,082,982)
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

Why I don't like Ron Paul

I know his son is losing credibility with his own party FAST and deservedly so, but how is Ron himself still popular, even after he accepted a donation from a neo-Nazi? One who's the owner of that racist website Stormfront of all people?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22331091/ - There's that

and to make things fair and balanced...

Michael Medved (who is very much a right-winger) says:


Yep, even right-wingers are upset over that. Shame that only Medved came out and said something about it.
Pillow (Lalaloopsy)

I love how...

People call themselves "libertarians" yet they worship Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Ron Paul.

Fact is, if you're right-leaning on social issues, you're really not a libertarian. True libertarianism is being liberal on social issues while being fiscally conservative.

That's MY stance on things. However, since the Beck/Paul/Palin revolution started up two years ago, I can't call myself a libertarian lest I get lumped in with those three.