Hey hey what do you say? About our state of affairs. Hey hey what do you know? Are you ready to go? Go! Go! Go go! If you think that everything's ok, then go on home and lock your brain away!
Hmm...that's not right. I mean, the lyrics are correct. But I might have used a picture of the wrong band.
Anyone know, (without using Google or Bing or any other search engine), who the band is that sang that song?* No fair cheating. It's not really important if you know this answer or not. It has nothing to do with todays post. I just wanted to use a picture of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. And that song started with 'Hey hey'. It was one short, but you can't have perfection in everything.
Besides, (watch out....here's the part where Otter comes up with a really bad attempt at humor to justify his usage of that song...), hey sound's like Hay. And hay is something animals eat. And it's a grass, so it probably is full of carbohydrates. And carbs break down into glucose. And according to Family Guy, Fat Albert lost his right foot to diabetes. So by reducing Fat Alberts Hey hey hey, to hey hey, I'm cutting his carbs by 1/3 thereby reducing his blood sugars, which is optimal for anyone with diabetes.
La la la.....anyway....it's Tuesday. Tell The Truth Tuesday! It's time for me to reveal the truth about yesterdays Made Up Monday.
I was being tricky. The fact that vegetarian comes from the latin word for vigor is plastered all over the internet. It's also 100% false. The real truth is, the word vegetarian comes from a combination of the word vegetable and the suffix arian. So I lied.
As a side note, the word vegan has no mystery about it's origins. The man who first used it to describe someone who abstains from any animal exploitation came up with the word because it's the beginning and the end of vegetarian.
But on to todays post.
I'm a news junkie. I'm not as bad as I was 10 years ago, but I still have this need to know what's going on in the world. So I watch the news. But even those of you who don't read the news are most likely aware of one of the bigger stories currently being played out: Bill Cosby and the accusations of rape. (I say accusations because nothing has been proven in a court of law yet. Personally, I think he's probably guilty. I also think that he feels he's actually innocent. I also think that no charges will be filed and he'll make some payments and all this will go away soon)
But that got me thinking back to the early 80's and to one of the Saturday morning cartoons they had; Fat Albert.
For those of you who don't remember, it was a show about a group of kids living in the inner city of Philadelphia and they were poor. Poor as hell. They were also all black. And the cartoon tried to show, in an entertaining way, some of the struggles poor black kids had to endure in the inner city.
What most people don't realize is, Cosby pulled no punches. While the show was a cartoon, and it was shown to kids, and it was funny, it was also real. Kids got shot. Neo-nazis vandalized a synagogue. Alcoholics were common. The things the cartoon portrayed were things inner city kids would encounter in real life.
And one of those episodes featured butt sex and blow jobs in the form of prison rape.
What happened was Fat Albert and the gang were hanging out, and they accepted a ride in a car that they didn't know was stolen. And of course, they were busted. Since they all were first time offenders, and were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, they were all sentenced to a 'Scared Straight' program. This involved them going on a tour of the state penitentiary.
While they were bing shown around, it was made fairly obvious that the prisoners want to get their hands on that fresh, young meat. And one inmate comes out and tells them that they will be raped, and that there is nothing they can do about it except to submit, without actually using the word rape.
It was produced as an attempt to teach the Fat Albert gang, and the viewers, out of trouble by showing them the dark side of prison. Did it work? Probably not. (although it does explain how Mushmouth became Mushmouth....)
If you ever get a chance to see it, you should check it out.
Oh, and I'll save you all the trouble of looking; Rule #34 applies to Fat Albert in prison. And I'm so so sorry that I know that.