Sunday, June 22, 2008

Road Trip

The first family of Flatulence is taking a road trip. We are currently in Memphis TN, on the second night of our two night stay. Tomorrow, we will be heading up to Franklin TN for a little sight seeing and then will we shoot on over to Chapel Hill NC (big day). Today, we visited Graceland and my only disappointment was that we didn't get to see the bathroom where The King "gave up the ghost." All is well so far. I will try give a daily post from the road. If not daily, then every other day.

Flatulent Fuzz

Thursday, June 19, 2008

To drill or not to drill??

Just a quick thought on this drilling business. I haven't spent a lot of time researching this, so I'm speaking from a somewhat limited base of knowledge. However, from what I have heard and read.. it is going to take quite a bit of oil discovery to give us any relief at the pump. I'll go out on a limb and say that Exxon or whoever isn't going to discover enough oil to make a difference. And I'm sure that I can't be the only one that knows this. That would reasonably mean, that we have another politically motivated push by that joker up there on Pennsylvania Ave. Some might be inclined to call him president or perhaps the leader of the free world.

By no means, do I think that he is the only one that makes politically motivated moves, but to say that this particular move is ABSURD would be a gross understatemnt.

If we expect to get any real relief at the pump, we are going to have to make some serious lifestyle changes. We're going to have to stop buying gas guzzlers and then complaining about the high cost of gas. Hey, I don't have all the answers and I certainly don't claim to. But, I do know that the answer doesn't lie in producing another line of Hummers or H4's.

Enough of all this B.S. about drilling. We need to put some real time and energy in developing transportation that does not rely so heavily on oil.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Our reliance on other countries for our very life blood isn't, or shouldn't be, news to any one's ears. And I'm sure that I'm not that only one that has thought about that reliance and what it means to our country, but it is something that I have been thinking about a lot. I think, most would agree that the United States has been a "great nation." Some might say empire, but I'm going to go with "great nation." By using the term has, I'm not implying that the United States is no longer a great nation. Whether or not it is might be up for debate, but we'll have to have that debate in another post. However, how can any "great nation" survive, when it relies solely upon the products/production of foreign countries? Foreign countries, I might add, that certainly do not have the best interests of the United States in mind. Oil, of course, is one of those products, but clearly that is not the only one. Just take a look at the clothes that you are wearing. If you are wearing anything that was manufactured in these United States, then you are one of the few (congratulations). Add electronics to that list and automobiles and the list goes on and on.

So, not only have we placed our very livelihood in the hands of foreign countries, but we have exported most of our higher paying jobs in the process. We have literally sold ourselves down the river. And I do say WE, because it is WE who have allowed the government to steer this country towards its eminent demise. While we are sitting on the couch hypnotized by Everybody Loves Raymond, the government is ruining this once proud nation. How long can any nation, great or otherwise, last when it has placed all of its eggs in an unstable basket.

Ok... I'll stop ranting, for now. But, my question is... is this the beginning of the end of another empire (great or otherwise)??

Flatulent Fuzz

Friday, June 6, 2008

Gas Prices!

This may be a little late to the party, but the price of gas is getting way beyond out of control. Incredibly, I think that I see more SUV's on the road than ever. As a matter of fact, Mrs. Fuzz has an SUV. Old Flatulent tried and tried to persuade her to buy something more economically reasonable, with gas prices on the rise, but she wouldn't hear of it. But, enough about me.

While I'm no expert on investing, I think now more than ever is an excellent time to invest your money in a motorcycle manufacturing company. That is, if you have any money left after you fill up your car/suv!

Flatulent Fuzz

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Restroom Etiquette?

Perhaps, I am overthinking this. Maybe, I'm just being too sensitive. However, I feel that there is (or at least there should be) an unspoken restroom etiquette. Let's just say that the restroom in question has six stalls. Now, the way I see it, there is no reason for someone to plop down in the stall next to you, if you are the only other person using the stalls. Am I wrong?? At my place of employment, this happens all too frequently. I'm the only one using a stall and there are five other stalls available and low and behold someone will come in and sit down in the stall right next to the one that I occupy. On top of that, they start nuking the thing. It literally sounds like the Fourth of July, except on the fourth you hear the popping sounds without hearing the spraying sounds too.

Come on all of you GORILLAS out there and you know who you are..... Show some common courtesy to your fellow man and use the next stall over, unless all the other stalls are full!!!

Flatulent Fuzz