Friday, December 16, 2005

Nicky and a little Kinky

I spoke with my compadres in London and the word is that the Wright Across America series with Nicky Bootz & Ian Wright has turned out very well. Copies of the show are finally on their way over here -- yea!!

Nicky is still receiving fan e-mails -- he better get used to it since this series has another 2+ months to air! I think he's pleased about it -- it's always nice for someone to feel like they are appreciated or people have a good time watching on tv.

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This will only pertain to Texans -- a perfect gift for that person with a warped sense of humour would be the Kinky Friedman political action figure.
For you non-Texans -- NO, this is not a joke. We really do have a Jewish Cowboy cum Literati figure who has the the campaign slogans "He's not Kinky - He's my Governor" and "Kinky for Governor - How Hard Could It Be?".
The action figure has verbalizes fantastic quotes such as:
  • "How hard could it be?"
  • "I don't know how many supporters I have. But I know they all carry guns."
  • When asked if he could unite Republicans & Democrats, it replies, "I'm running for Governor -- not God."
  • "A fool and his money are soon elected."
  • "The career politicians are keeping the elevator at the penthouse floor and not sending it down for the rest of us."
  • "If you elect me, I'll be the first Governor in Texas history with a listed phone number."
  • "I'm a Jew, I'll hire good people."
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I really like this idea and hope it happens in more cities next Christmas -- rent a tree. There is a company in San Francisco that will bring a nice, tree that is potted for rental. After the holidays they pick the tree back up and plant it in areas of the city that need more greenery. The program is run by the San Francisco Department of Environment with help from the nonprofit group Friends of the Urban Forest.



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Though they aren't pines, if you are jonesing for that piney scent, you can always get your own going with a simmering potpourri -- or just a big pot of water with a few drops of scent added and have it simmering on the stove. You can mix & match from San Francisco Herb Company.


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Here's another cool idea from Ben & Jerry's!! Rather than gorging on ice cream - though it is easy to do -- you can grow dynamic sunflowers from their compost. Kind of fun -- you can check it out at Gardener's Supply Company.

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On the topic of plants another fun thing is the Message Plant -- As it sprouts, it has a message. An interesting gift for that person that has everything.