Saturday, July 26, 2008


Gadabout’s curiosity with the paranormal realm was renewed last week after listening to two stories from friend. Neither involved an apparition, but both incidents were powerful and thought provoking. One involved the unaccounted lighting of candles, and the other was the discovery of a lost Saint Michael’s medal long after it was dropped into a lake. Both tales sent chills up my spine.

Gadabout has never witnessed an apparition of any sort in all his life, which he is aware of anyway. After watching the movie Sixth Sense, though, one starts to question what a ghost is and what is not. Hollywood fuels the fire with movie after movie, and TV episodes such as “Ghost Hunters.” It seems that WE WANT TO BELIEVE, but are disappointed with no proof positive evidence. There never seems to be a smoking gun. No “Ghost Buster” goblins or a spirit making an appearance on Oprah. America is anxious for answers! Is there a spiritual realm or not?

It seems that we can break down “instances” of paranormal activity into a few categories:

1. An Apparition. This means a visible ghost of any form. It is human like and is either translucent or solid in form. We’re talking about the good old fashion ghost here.

2. Invisible Spirit. Stuff like furniture is levitated or thrown around the room, voices are heard, or there is a sudden decrease in temperature.

3. The Unexplained Occurrence. This is similar to my friend’s story of two candles being lit. The lighting of these candles was not witnessed first hand, but when they were blown out the wicks were not burned.

4. Orbs of light. This is freaky!

5. Fragrances and Odors. People have reported that after the passing of a loved one, that a familiar perfume or scent is detected.

6. Energy pulses. This is when one experiences a rush of energy passing through their bodies.

Gadabout has experienced two “unexplained experiences” in his lifetime, and I am interested what YOU have encountered. Please vote to log the number of encounters you have (or have not) experienced. We need to know!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

America Needs a Good Bitch Slapping

That’s right, America, you need an old fashion slap around the kitchen before you finally wake up and smell the Starbucks. The last time Gadabout mouthed off to his Pops was when he was in ninth grade. It happened in the garage and the result of his disrespectful murmurs was a Jimmy Connors backhand to the temple. Gadabout learned his lesson, and learned it good. He learned to shut his pie-hole, act like an adult and show respect to others. I needed the “training.” I sucked, and learned to suck less.

Proudly mouthing off
Spit in America’s eye
“Hey, that back hand hurt!”

So, I believe it is high time America takes a bitch slap to the temple for some schooling. Tough schooling – street schooling. It’s time to elect Barack Obama President this Fall to immediately feel the pain of proper street education. It’s time to cheer and boast change, and mouth off to the traditions of prosperity and dignity. It’s time for a wake up call.

Like a school boy a day before summer vacation, I anticipate Barack and his cronies with open arms, while trying to control restless leg syndrome. I want to watch TV and witness first hand:

1. Crumbling infrastructure along the entire eastern seaboard.
2. $10 gas.
3. Israel torn apart by nuclear weapons.
4. A weaker dollar.
5. Higher taxes.
6. A disassembled military.
7. More Affirmative Action.
8. Iraq in chaos.
9. Inflation.
10. Terrorist attacks on American Soil.

We are told by talking heads on TV that too much blood has been shed overseas to protect America from a war of lies. Well, 4,000 + deaths is a tragedy – I won’t dispute that. But how about the 17,000 murders a year in the good old US of A? What about the 92,000 rapes? How about the 1,000 deaths every year on Virginia roadways? Where is the outrage? Playing the blood card is a nasty card to play. All you metrosexuals and pandering cry babies can take your “Blood War” card, find a quiet place in the house and ram it firmly up your behind. Yep, we need a good bitch slap.