Monday, September 26, 2005


Over the weekend as I puttered around getting things for the house, planting my fall plants in the window boxes, etc I bought the newest edition of Blackbelt magazine. It had an article about knife defenses that I wanted to read about.

As I am reading through the magazine, my face scrunched up in "eww" fashion. Apparently Dr. Laura was in the previous month's edition as she knows some kind of martial arts and they did an article on her. If you were to place me on the political line up you would set me just right of center. I don't like extremists on either side of the political fence but just the thought of Dr. Laura having to keep her mouth shut, and not be the caustic, nasty, sardonic twit that she normally is - is just so hard to imagine. I had to put the magazine down and come back to it later in the day. I am still having issues with the concept considering most martial arts came from (may not be so much in their current format) monks or are heavily laden with religious undertones. So I am really surprised that she actually studies something that is not Christian in nature.

On a silly side note, I also have problems with Dr. Phil. There is just something so pretentious as to use the salutation Doctor and then sticking your first name afterwards. This just gives new meaning to the phrase "PhD = Pile higher & deeper."


CaliValleyGirl said...

I am so laughing here. My boyfriend listens to NPR and whatever other American radio you can receive here, and on many an occasion I have to sit thru Dr. Laura just pile down on someone, and I plead: can we not change the station here, please? But the man is addicted...sigh.

Katy said...

Oh my god, I love me some Dr. Phil. I find his show hilarious.