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Sunday, January 02, 2005

sue me, willya...?

So, throughout my life, I have made eclectic choices...

I prefered the rallying cry "Join Together" by The Who - to The Beatles' Come Together... boo-hoo-hoo.

I'd take George of the Jungle over Tarzan most days (all the jungle fun - plus a lot of extra laughs; it just can't be beat!)

As a kid, my favorite hero sure as hell was not a braggart Superman or an all-around ridiculous Batman - it was the seafaring Aquaman (hey - he had a redheaded wife! Something the other two were and still are seriously lacking... eh?)

In other words, I have been known to side with the underdog!

Dukakis & Kerry would have won out over both Bushes if I had had my way - and the world would have been a much different place... right?

The Boston Bruins would have gone all the way in the last (ever?) Stanley Cup playoffs... and my own personal world would have been much different...
(Last ever playoffs because, as the NHL lockout endures and people realize they never really needed it, the demand will wane so much that, even when they resume play, many franchises will see themselves with empty arenas... not good for business, is it? LOL Say bye bye to half the league right there, NHLPA...)

Heck, if I had had my way, across time and space and throughout history, a whole damn lot of injustices would have never even occurred... So what, I may have a God complex developing here... LOL! At least I recognize it and nip it in the bud - and, boy, do I totally, completely, absolutely pity those among us who would need any -even mild- form of therapy for THAT!

My problem is... I care too much! Yep... worry too much too - for the welfare of each and all... who are meritorious of such worry and care - of course!
And such care - on a sublime and, dare I say, luminous level - is intemporal...

Thus... I would care to see Portugal retain its "impossible empire" across the globe - somehow!
Care to see Joan of Ark not get burned at the stake in the end (maybe the King of France instead...? Jumpstart the inevitable Revolution by "a few years"... LOL)

I would even care enough to have seen singers with much greater voices have had the careers that they deserved - singers such as Laura Branigan, Ofra Haza, Aimee Mann, Midge Ure and Robert Tepper - over the fickle, vain and pathetic airs put on display, on stage as on video, by the Veronicas Electronicas Ciccones and Robbies of the world...

So - I have good taste... sue me will ya? ;)



Speaking of suing... and getting sued...

Wal-Mart sued over f-word (Tue, 14 Dec 2004 15:53:44 EST) (MSN.CA)
HAGERSTOWN, MD. - Retail giant Wal-Mart is being sued for selling an album by Evanescence that includes the f-word.

The suit, filed in a Maryland court, alleges that Wal-Mart sold the CD – which did not have a parental-advisory sticker – knowing the profanity is used in one of the songs.

(Holiday shoppers continued to gather outside a Wal-Mart in Hamburg, N.Y. and others across the country nonetheless, mind you...)

Wal-Mart has cultivated an image, derided by some as being overly intrusive, of being a family friendly retailer by not selling albums with the warnings.

According to the suit, filed by Maryland resident Trevin Skeens, Wal-Mart censored the song in question, Thoughtless, when it offered a free sample of the tune on its website.

Skeens and his wife allowed their 13-year-old daughter to purchase the album, called Anywhere but Home, for her 13th birthday and were shocked when they listened to it on the drive home from the store.

"I don't want any other families to get this, expecting it to be clean. It needs to be removed from the shelves to prevent other children from hearing it," the Associated Press reported Skeens saying.

The suit seeks $74,500 U.S. in damages for each person who bought the album without knowing about the profanity.

Skeens is also suing Wind-up Records, the company that recorded the music and did not apply a warning label, as well as distributor Sony BMG.

"While Wal-Mart sets high standards, it would not be possible to eliminate every image, word or topic that an individual might find objectionable," Guy Whitcomb, a Wal-Mart spokesman, said in response to the suit.

Whitcomb said the company is investigating the matter.

He also said the online sample of Thoughtless was censored by Wal-Mart's web arm, which is a separate division.

In October, Wal-Mart banned the Jon Stewart faux textbook America (The Book) because it included a fake picture of the members of the U.S. Supreme Court in the nude.

Written by CBC News Online staff

Only in hypocritical America... eh?

If they're in a suing mood though, I would love to sue too!

I know many foul-language aficionados who need to be sued in order for some good old-fashioned common sense to be instilled in them - there seems to be no other way!
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