Archive for March, 2013

Everything Sucks Now

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

“All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can continue forever.” ~ Thornton Wilder

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If you’ve ever read my Madness snippets, you know I’m not much of a curmudgeon, nor do I play one on TV. Yeah, maybe I’m a bit jaded/irreverent from time to time, but I’m usually a “live and let live” type of gal (unless you f*&# with my dogs or my family), then the crazy comes out to play).

So, why do I think everything sucks these days? Well, maybe not EVERYTHING, but I’ve noticed that everything messed with usually ends up messed up.

ITALIAN LESSON: shitty = merdoso

Hollywood has tarnished countless perfectly fine TV shows and movies with their ridiculous remakes, turning them into caricatures of themselves. Don’t even get me started on cereals and candy, because they’ve all been botched up big time with garbage chemicals, corn syrup and some crazy food colorings that would even make a 60s hippie cringe.

You’d think a great game could simply remain just that too, but no. Take a look at Candy Land — this one really bugs me. As a kid, I could imagine myself strolling through the scrumptious path of sweet deliciousness, so eager to get to those mouth-watering Neapolitan ice cream bars floating near the top of the board. If you look at the game now, it features a totally pimped out “King” peddling his sh!tty candy on a game board that looks like something the Willie Wonka candy factory threw up!

candyland game


As I finish up writing this post, I’m beginning to feel like one of the most famous curmudgeons, Andy Rooney. I think I better run and check my eyebrows.

Your turn to channel your inner crank and bellyache with me. Tell me about the things that changed in your world that bug you ~ thanks!

You Don’t Have to be Italian

Friday, March 1st, 2013

mad pasta

♪♫•*♥ “You Don’t Have To Be Italian” by Pat Cooper (aka Pasquale Caputo)

You Don't Have To Be Italian by Pat Cooper on Grooveshark

is one of my all-time favorite Italian-themed songs. If you’re not yet acquainted with Pasquale you can meet him at Getting Saucy with Pasquale Caputo.

I love it, but whenever I listen I’m sure to have the tissues ready. I tear up, sometimes even blubber a bit, as the song instantly transports me back a few decades. Even though it’s a happy place I end up, it makes me realize how fast life goes by, and how many precious memories I have stored in the vault between my ears.

So here I am, zapped back to our cozy wood-paneled living room at our Lehigh Street duplex in Dover, NJ. Mom and dad are hanging out on a chilly winter’s night listening to a few Pat Cooper comedy albums, and Dad takes Mom’s hand for a little twirl around the braided rug when this tune comes on. Even better, I know it was one of their favorites too.

It’s really about the little things in life, isn’t it?

pat coop

What songs or comedians bring you back? I’d love to hear about them, so don’t be shy, please share!

p.s. If you cannot see the SONG PLAY link above, just click HERE.