Friday, October 31, 2008


Well, it might not be the biggest pumpkin we've ever had (it's only about 10"/25cm high), but

We planted it.

We kept the rabbits and other animals from eating it.

We harvested it.

And then we carved it. The hardest part was in achieving consensus on what design to use.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Send Comments to NBC

Last week I put up a post concerning a skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live, where the whole "joke" was making fun of a disabled person.

Well NBC thinks it's so funny they have the clip up on the SNL web site.

I just registered to make comments, and posted one myself.

I invite others to do the same.

Sorry there's no picture for this post. I'm rushing off to work.

Monday, October 6, 2008

SNL and Disability-Not Pretty

So I tuned in to Saturday Night Live on Saturday evening (mostly to see what they would do after the Vice-Presidential debate this last week).

They had a very funny opening, and a couple of good bits. Then they did this "Lawrence Welk" bit:

It started out OK. I am old enough to remember going to my grandparents' house as a kid, and being forced to watch the Lawrence Welk Show whenever it was on. It was corny even back then, and seemed a fitting thing to lampoon. Then it got to about the 2 minute mark, where it appeared that the essence of the bit was how weird and disgusting the physically disabled sister was.

I was totally disgusted. I guess that it's still OK to laugh at the disabled, even if you're SNL.