Month: June 2012

  • Unqueered Melody!



    I was coming in to work this morning around four thirty and thought I'd turn on the radio for a little company. The night was at it's darker just before dawn stage, and the only sound I could hear was my tires singing on the blacktop, and it was getting a tad hypnotic!

    Tuned in to a local oldies station and the first thing I heard was the opening to "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. Now, I liked the song well enough when it was released in 1965, but in later years I also saw the movie "Ghost" (my personal choice for one of the schmaltziest movies ever made) and to be honest, it sorta queered me on the song. Every time I heard it, Whoopie Goldberg would pop into my head! Trust me, that's not the kind of mental image I want to pack around all day!

    Why couldn't it have been Demi taking up residence in my brain?

    But, this morning was a bit different. It seemed totally fresh, like I was hearing it for the first time. And, it was incredible!

    I was like unqueered all of a sudden! Whoopie was nowhere to be found in my head! Yay!

    In my humble opinion, Bill and Bobby's vocal tone and range have not been matched or surpassed by any pop singer to this day. Even as much as I like LeAnn Rimes, her version pales in comparison. 

     So turn your volume up, and if you have the time, give it a listen. This is the original stereo version released in 1965.

     Enjoy it, I know I did!

    PS: Thanks to @amateurprose for the much better title!




  • Froggie Went a Courtin'..........



    And he did ride, uh huh!

    Kermit porn!!!!!

    Didn't see any sign of a sword or pistol, tho. This guy's obviously a lover, not a fighter!

    misc. 002

    Saw these two hooked up frogs outside work on the parking lot a couple of weeks ago. They started out beside a pair of dolly legs of a trailer that was due to be picked up soon, so I nudged them with the toe of my boot to move em out of harms way before the driver showed up for the trailer.

    Thought it was odd that the male totally ignored me while the female struggled to hop off with him on her back.


    So I Googled!

    Seems that's very acceptable behavior for frogs of all species!

    When the male assumes this position, known as Amplexus, he will stay there for hours or even several days til the female is ready to lay her eggs, at which time he fertilizes them as she lays them. If they're in water he goes into a form of hibernation so he has no need to surface for air, or search for food. The female goes on as normal, bringing them both up for air, and looking for assorted buggies to nibble on!

    So, simply said, the female goes on about the business of life, self preservation, and preservation of the species, while the male could not give a flying crap less!

    He would just as soon be squished by a tractor-trailer than give up on the "sweet spot"!


    Mother Nature's a hoot, ain't she?

    Happy Hump Day, Xangaland!

    And Frogtown, too!