A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

quarta-feira, outubro 08, 2003

Con mi Treinta-Treinta Me Voy a Matar...

No violent emotions on my behalf--just learning the classic corrido Carabina 30-30 on my accordion!

I welcome all accusations of dorkiness: I know it already.

I walk around the house with my accordion strapped to my chest as if it were some sort of bandolier. I look like Buddy Holly if he ever got into a Ramon Ayala period. In short, I'm lame.

Here is the Muslim Barbie.

I asked Dorky Angel once if she ever had her Barbie and Ken simulate sex. She said the farthest they ever got was first base. What a innocent mind!

Too many politics for me to comment on, so check out the LovelyMoFos and their lovely rants.

Here's some choice quotes from the Rotten.com Spiro T. Agnew commentary...

Sure, it's bad to be remembered as an evil and corrupt politician. But what's really bad is to be remembered as a mediocre evil and corrupt politician. In all fairness, Spiro T. Agnew really never had a chance. You don't put your kid on the path to greatness by naming him "Spiro."


Agnew beat his conservative Democratic candidate on a platform of relative liberalism. As governor, Agnew was a fairly moderate guy, initiating programs to assist the needy, an sliding-scale income tax and open housing laws.

He also instituted programs to assist needy governors of Maryland named Spiro Agnew. As governor, Agnew took kickbacks from major contractors in Maryland, although he never, ever, EVER admitted that. The payments, which Agnew forever insisted were legitimate campaign contributions, came in small bills in unmarked envelopes, totaling at the minimum some $200,000 plus.

Here are some prime Spiro T. Agnew quotes...

"A Nixon-Agnew administration will abolish the credibility gap and reestablish the truth — the whole truth — as its policy."
"(The media) are an effete corps of impudent snobs, a tiny fraternity of privileged men elected by no one and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by the government. They are nattering nabobs of negativism."

"Ultraliberalism today translates into a whimpering isolationism in foreign policy, a mulish obstructionism in domestic policy, and a pusillanimous pussyfooting on the critical issue of law and order."

"The criminal left is not a problem to be solved by the Department of Philosophy or the Department of English--it is a problem for the Department of Justice.... Black or white, the criminal left is interested in power. It is not interested in promoting the renewal and reforms that make democracy work; it is interested in promoting those collisions and conflict that tear democracy apart."

"A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals."

"(Whomever he was attacking this particular day were) the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history."

"If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all."

Enough for now. I still have to read both Times!