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Doin' the time to get the dime. Her Momma did NOT raise her to drink cheap champagne.

April 02, 2004

Style vs. Substance

Note: EEE-UUU I do not like this color. But I am going to use it to prove a point. The name? Indian Red. I'm Indian, and I am certainly not this color. Ahhh, but I'm a quarter-breed you say. Well, tromp on with me over to the Rez, and if you find one fucking Indian that is this color, I'll give you the shirt off my back, and the jeans off my butt. What color is the white on here, anyway? Pasty-boy white? H told me this morning that somebody peed in his milkshake, but I am sourly convinced that they misfired and got mine, because I am all spice and no sugar today.

I was watching a special on oh, VH1, today, (you know, because I am having issues with MY MTV), and on came a commercial for some CD that they are selling. Yakkety, yakkety, blah, blah, blah. And then I saw Bob Seger, and I thought, "Now, how in the hell did he get famous?" And then I thought about Jerry Garcia, and Janis Joplin, and Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand, and Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, and (if you don't stop me, I'll keep right on going!)...Well, let's list through several of the famous popstars of today: Britney Spears, Miss Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Nick and Jessica Simpson, *NSync, Pharrell, Outkast, Charlotte Church. What the hell is my point? My point is: THINK ABOUT HOW THEY ALL LOOK. Very attractive. Thin. Cut. Buff. Oh yeah, throw Shakira and Nikka Costa in there, too. If they are coked out or hopped up they are doing it in the stylingest of styles!

I blame it all on the damn Jacksons. Janet AND Michael, and the rest of their brood. When Michael was still relatively "The Wiz" young, people became famous based on their TALENT. Not what they looked like. It was their ability that made them beautiful. Think about Perry Farrell. He can't dance, but that man is a freak! Not to mention that he can sing the hell out of some Jane's Addiction songs. Like heroin chic who can swivel his hips in an undulating fashion? Perry's the man for you! 20,000,000 plastic surgeries for Michael and who knows what else later, here we are. In the 00's. Completely obsessed with looks (and YOU KNOW I am the pot). And yes Janet belongs in there damnit! Think "Rhythm Nation". Got the visual? Okay, now think (banging head against computer) WHAT the HELL is the name of that damn song? But I'll bet you that you know *exactly* which video I'm talking about. Janet. Bustier. Torn Jeans. Updo. Very SEXY. It was all what you looked like or who had the best make-up artist after that. I'm sorry Miss Jackson, I am for real...Looks over talent. Need I say more than Paris Hilton? What the hell is she famous for? She doesn't even make a good porn star because she's so damn busy primping for Pete's sake.

Coming to this realization makes me sad. And we are working overtime to perpetuate this honorable pastime, y'all! Think American Idol - Let me be Randy (Ooh! Ooh! Can I? Can I?)
TCWH as Randy: Yo Dog. Whattup?
American Idle: (smiles nervously)
TCWH as Randy: Yo man, I gotta be honest with you...I wasn't feelin' it tonight.
American Idle: looks around for support
TCWH as Randy: Your singing was en pointe, but you just don't look like an Idol, man, I gotta tell it to you straight.
American Idle: I don't look like an idol?
TCWH as Randy: Check it out, check it out. You can SANG, no doubt, but I'm just not digging the (insert latest fashion trend here).

I shudder to think what the popstars of the upcoming century will be like. I'm thinking Max Headroom with all boobs and teeth. Virtual popstars! You can carry the around with you! They never get tired! They never say no! They never age! And it doesn't matter if they can sing or not because, hey, THEY'RE NOT REAL!!!

Oops. Too much cough medicine. All grumpy. I'm going to go listen to some Stevie Wonder. See y'all later.

on April 2, 2004 12:06 PM Lee said:

I much prefer this new abode to your last one. It looks a lot roomier if that makes any sense at all.

Certainly a lot easier to read on my machine.

on April 2, 2004 02:32 PM Madfish Willie said:

Mr Lee: My I ask what browser and resolution you are using? I've been helping Alex move her site over and I'm just curious.

Also, on the sidebar does the right side look much wider than the left? It may just be my browser (Mozilla), when I resize the text it goes away... weird. Just owndering if anyone else sees it too.

on April 2, 2004 02:37 PM Madfish Willie said:

Preview is my friend, D'oh!

Jim - Snooze Button Dreams - should really like the blue/green thing you got going on over here. It looks much better after being away from it overnight.

Hahaha... Max Headroom... you're right... no talent all looks... and the music industry wonders what is wrong... when they try to force new star after new star on the public... I listen to 70s & 80s (is that considered "oldies" now)

on April 2, 2004 05:02 PM Madfish Willie said:

At the top of this coment box... the center stripe... does it look thinner to you? they are all the same width, but the text in the center one make it appear thinner. I can make it a little thicker and make the others a little thinner to balance it out. Let me know... I just might be a little cock-eyed...

Oh... the monthly archives are finished... working on the individual archives now.

It's raining like a sunavabitch here right now... a real turd floater... so I may have to wait till it stops to continue.

on April 2, 2004 05:41 PM Madfish Willie said:

All done! Go through, check out in all the little corners [comment, comment preview, comment error, trackback, individual archives, monthly archives] and tell what you would like to see changed.

Also check this stuff out at 800x600, 1024x768, IE.

I tested everything in Mozilla 6.0 and 1280x1024. plus one time at 800x600 to make sure everything would fit n the page.

Let me know what I need to do and we'll get this wraqpped up for you.

on April 2, 2004 06:43 PM rachel said:

I use 1024*768 and I have my IE text set on medium and the site looks great. :)

on April 2, 2004 07:51 PM Madfish Willie said:

Ok... I did backup copies of the revised Main Template and Stylesheet in the modules section at the bottom of the template edit page. I also put your links/sidebar in a module. If you want to make a change or add some links, scroll down to the bottom of the template edit screen, select "Links" and edit away. All your changes will show up in your main page, monthly archives and individual archives. That should make it much easier to keep them all updated and synced up.

I think that's about it for this site. I'll be moving on to the next MuNuby till you need some more help.

on April 2, 2004 09:28 PM Alex said:


Glad that it looks better. I like it better, too!

on April 2, 2004 09:30 PM Alex said:

Thank you, Rachel!

on April 3, 2004 09:41 AM Lee said:

Madfish Willie: My reolution is 1440x900, and I'm using the latest version of Safari. And yeah, the right sidebar looks MUCH wider than the left one.

Great name by the way!

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