4 days ago
Monday, April 28, 2014
Just a quick note to let you know that at least this one acre parcel survived a storm of Biblical proportions last night. So sadly, 11 people in Arkansas can't say that and lost their lives. We will learn more as the sun rises. My heart and prayers go out to the families of those affected and for those who still may be in the path. I will visit the Red Cross site this morning.
My area seems to be past the worst of it but it is not through with my state yet. I do hope all my Arkansan blog buddies and those in neighboring states were unscathed and stay that way. Please stay safe if you are in its path.
On a lighter note with my post that was ready for today.****
Ginnie at Goldendaze Ginnie recently had a fun post that stirred me and demanded I give my own version. Thanks Ginnie. I am not above adding on to an idea when it tickles my sense of humor or soap box tendencies.
She, like me, seldom uses the "F" bomb. In her post she used it very effectively and comically.
Lately, I have become worn out by the frequency the "F" word is used in movies or on cable TV. I avoid most R rated movies for I feel they are written by a room full of snickering 14 year old boys. The goal seems to see how many times it can be used in a sentence and for the most shock value. I totally glaze over after a while. The Wolf of Wall street with its 506 "F" bombs could have been a much shorter and hugely better movie had the bomb been removed or at least reduced to 6. Those superfluous 500 were just mind numbing.
The "F" word is used as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective and rarely as the powerful healing expletive it can be. The dialogues of some movies remind me of listening to someone who says "you know" to excess. Can you imagine using "you know" 506 times in a movie? Me neither. I am not a prude so much as someone who is bored by repetition. It doesn't offend so much as it really, really, really annoys.
Do people actually talk like that aren't gang members or prisoners? I sure don't know any in my personal circles (and I have have traveled in some pretty wide circles) who sprinkle their conversations with bomb attacks. My age and gender may be a factor. This does seems to be more of a guy thing.
Comedians use it for an easy laugh. I am always surprised how quickly they get a laugh when the bomb is dropped at the end of an unfunny joke. It saves them the trouble of trying to actually be funny. I just love an intelligent comedian who still gets the laughs with out shock value or the need to bolster street cred.
Have I used that weapon?? You bet I have but it is usually reserved for near death accidents or sudden sharp pains and almost never for an audience. I don't spend it frivolously and as a result, have quite a nice reserve of bombs to draw upon.
I want my use of the word to be an actual release of anguish, frustration, or anger that can't be expressed in any other way or as an analgesic. The "F" bomb does work surprisingly well for sudden pain relief. In those four instances, it is quite effective and useful. Sometimes a two syllable, drawn out "sheee it" just isn't enough. However the bomb totally loses its healing power when overused.
Occasionally I am premature in my muttering and the situation really didn't warrant the bomb. At those times I have been know to also mutter "unF*** as a retraction. I don't want to spend my supply foolishly.
Are you a habitual user of the bomb, rare user or horrified by the whole mess?
at 5:00 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti