One of my siblings gave my dad a 6 pack of Coke in collectible glass bottles for Christmas, despite the fact that my dad is way too old to begin collecting anything at this point in time. It had the original Santa on them or some such nonsense, and my dad was thrilled with them. I was visiting yesterday and my mother was watching my nephew's little boy. We were sitting in the living room talking and he came walking in drinking soda. I said, "Where did you get that pop?" because my mother NEVER has soda at her house. It's always coffee, and if you don' t drink coffee, you're shit out of luck. My nephew's son said, "In the kitchen. Go get one. There are five more bottles out there." Ouch.
My mother went running out to dining room--no doubt to warn my dad not to fly off the handle and scare the crap out of the little boy--and my nephew's son showed me his Leapster math game. You have to get the answers right before you advance to the next level. What a rip off. I had to keep getting the answers from him. I can't see making the questions so hard that only an eight year old can get them right.
I received the movie "I Think I Love My Wife" starring Chris Rock yesterday, and coincidentally, as I was starting to put it into the DVD player, a Chris Rock special came on Comedy Central. Now I've seen Chris on Oprah lots of times and I've seen parts of his monolgues, and what I've seen I've liked, so I decided to watch the special. Totally soured me on the man. The whole thing was "white people this" and "crackers that." But that's ok, as long as it's a black person making fun of a whitie. What really made me laugh was when he was talking about there are no wealthy black people in this country. Not rich, but wealthy, as in passed down from generation to generation. There are lots of black celebrities, sports figures and musicians so I would think it's up to THEM--Rock included--to see to it that there are wealthy black people in the next generation. But, of course, that's the white man's fault, too, I'm sure. Now I'm not even watching the damn movie. Fuck it.