Posted by: coloradokiwi | March 24, 2009

Tuesday Errata

* There is quite a lot of lore surrounding the creation of the classic Queen single Bohemian Rhapsody.  Naturally there is some disagreement about the “real” meaning of the lyrics.  I have always thought that the lyrics could be coming from a young man who has contracted AIDS through unprotected gay sex, and is regretful not only about the mistakes he’s made, but apologizing to his mother for causing her heartbreak.  This seems particularly poignant in light of the fact that Freddie Mercury was apparently a bit of a tortured soul and died of AIDS.  Of course, this is a completely ahistorical interpretation, since the song was written and released in 1975.  But listen—it’s still a valid interpretation of what the song could be about.

* There’s an ad on television right now that starts out as being highly suggestive….and sure enough delivers on the suggested premise.  The part that really intrigues me, though, is the two guys on the beach.  Metaphorically speaking, are they looking at two separate entities, or both admiring the woman’s beaver?  If the former, who gets which?  Is the ad implying there will be a threesome (maybe with some DP action)?  

* Apparently my old rep from years ago, Scott McInnis (R), will be throwing his hat in the ring to run for Colorado governor.  Obviously I would prefer Ritter be re-elected, because McInnis is a Republican, and holds a number of odious positions on the issues.  However McInnis’ legacy is much more about managing resources in the area (not completely selling out to energy firms), and for helping to create two new national parks, as well as being among the few Republicans in the original Gingrich revolution to take seriously the notion that Congressmen should serve the electorate frugally, not enrich themselves through favors and contacts. He is still well respected on the Western Slope.  He is also by all accounts a pretty nice guy.  My point is that liberals and blue dog Dems in Colorado underestimate him at their peril. 

* I’m looking forward to getting old for one reason:  not needing to sleep as much.  It seems I do best early in the morning and late at night.  I find myself (right now, in fact) not really ready to go to sleep, mainly because the very thought bores me—it’s not that I’m not tired, I am, there’s just other stuff I’d rather be doing.

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