Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop
Washington, USA, Earth, Milky Way, Universe
Pirate Wimmen' Designated Driver
S.S. Dorothy Parker
I am NOT a self-proclaimed Renaissance Woman in any sense; more a bookie with a passion for art, politics, children and spirituality ~ I adore my daughter who just turned 7. Daily it is affirmed she is the teacher and I am the student ~ Eccentricities include a love of reading about neuroscience for fun, a hen named Lollipop who escorts me to my car every morning (not kidding), and am damn excited polar fleece is always in style in the Pacific Northwest ~ Otherwise, I like my green tea and on the side of my cream, love shabby chic fashion, and am in awe of everything outdoors ~ I believe most policy answers are simple yet hard. The "status quo" has not been working for some time, which is evident in the state of our union ~ I consider myself a fiscally conservative Democrat (oxymoron?). I respect minority opinion and the absolute necessity it brings to the governing process. I loathe fear mongering and complaining for the sake of complaining which has become standard for political dissent ~ I subscribe to all and no religion at once. In other words, I believe they all point in the same direction. I utilize the principles and/or rituals while ignoring any law making. Satyagraha is the philosophy I align closest with ~ Rule 62 always applies ~ All in all, I cherish life! ---------------------------------------------------------


SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 5:32AM

Top 10 "Praying Mantises" (Updated/Revealed)

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Who are these Praying Mantises?




1.  Democrats & Republicans

 2.  Bobbie Brown & Whitney Houston (Hapless Victim)

 3.  Perez Hilton & Paris Hilton

 4.  Jay Leno & NBC

 5.  Halliburton Right Hand & Halliburton Left Hand

 6.  Real House Wives...there's nothing more to say

 7.  Kanye before apology & Kanye after apology

 8.  Jennifer Anniston & the "Chick Flick" Genre

 9.  Sarah Palin & Bill Clinton (pre-speech-censuring)

10. Old Facebook & New Facebook

Or...Name your own!

(Hint:  the picture is a metaphor for the names on the list.  If my hint doesn't help, then I'll reveal the nuances of my list at the end of the day.)


UPDATE: First, let it be said, that I am a lover of dark humor.  However, I am not a lover of disturbing humor.  I wasn't going to post anything last night when a friend sent me these great origami pictures.  When I saw the one above, what I saw was akin to two money VULTURES coveting the quarter, which represented the potential money to be made.  I realized they were praying mantises, but I didn't REALIZE they were praying mantises.  So, the idea that they eat each other after mating wasn't on my mind.  The end result?  The real humorous part about this post - the joke I played on myself by not realizing the nuance of what I was posting!  And, to make matters worse, when it first went live, the picture didn't appear, so all you saw was the list!  Ouch!

Man, you all probably thought I had one sick sense of humor.  Let's just say, lesson learned, I'll leave humor to the pros from now on.  Because, really, if you have to explain it, how funny could it really be? 

So, the real JOKE?  It's on me...I've now been (OS) baptized.


REVEAL:  Just in case, from the VULTURE perspective:

 1. Who will win out, the money hungry Dems or Repubs - the lobbyists and corporations are courting them both.

2. With a nasty divorce in arrears, will the newly sober Houston really come out on top financially as she puts her bets on portraying herself as a victim to Bobbie Brown versus owning her behavior addictions?  It's a financial gamble; Bobbie may have his own version...

3.   The gossipmonger versus the gossipy heiress - who is to say who would win in that match up?

4.  Yes, they really are trying to milk 3 full hours of comedy out of prime/late T.V. now.  As Jimmy Fallon joked, Welcome to the 3rd hour of Jay Leno...we'll see if the gamble pays off!

5.  Can two rights please make a wrong?  Will this company please die off from the ill it has caused this nation, the veterans, and all the people who died as a result of the lie it fed and profited off of.  Just not funny...we need a converse math equation here.

6.  In other words, they already have enough money, what the f**k are they fighting about anyway?  Get off the damn TV and go do some good in the world.  AMEN.

7.   He was self-aggrandizing before his apology and he was self-aggrandizing after his apology.  It's all about Kanye...that was until Jay Leno got a hold of him, the best silence heard on TV in a long time.  Which, incidentally, brings renewed hope to number 4.

8.  Really?  Really?  Another Jennifer Anniston chick-flick/romantic comedy?  Isn't her real life enough fodder for audiences everywhere?

9.  Did she really quit being Alaska's Governor to ensure the great state didn't receive any more inequities due to her many lawsuits?  Or, more likely, is it more lucrative to do the right-wing-crazy speaking circuit?  Is she in the running with Big Bill in terms of $ demand yet?

10.  They are both extremely exploitive, no matter how many petitions are passed around about the "new" facebook.  They were making money either way.

So - that was it.  Quite obtuse and dark (but remember, not disturbing!)  Thanks for hanging in there with me!


*Photo of Won Park's Origami, he is a master of using the dollar bill as his canvas.

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not sure what you are after here, could you give a line or two of illumination to dunderheads such as me?
hope you will read me new blog, it is right by yours.
Hey, Older here! My answers to your quiz ( are we getting graded on this? ) are as follows:
1,2,3,4,7,8,10.....Don't Care, but if you would like this in an answer form, most can be related to insects, and are incapable of praying.
4......Rich, and love his car collection./other part don't care.
5......both have been confused by Dick Cheney
6......asked my wife and she said not to ask her stupid questions in the morning.
9......has a porn-star look-a-like called Nailin' Palin ( i just heard that )otherwise I don't care. My favorite Bill, you would think he could have done better in the woman department, and he might have been praying when Hillary found out the other use for cigars.
From the Office of My Own Little World: Older/Exasperated
Interesting. Very interesting!
Ms. Bishop, love the post. It took me a half an hour to finally get the humor. Love the "dollars" fighting over a quarter. Can I have my quarter back now?
Err, I should say that it took me a half an hour only because I'm a little slow and not used to quality high brow humor.
i don't have the pictures showing, maybe that would clear it up for me!
Wow - I don't know what to say. I just found out the picture wasn't loading for people...so I can't imagine what people were thinking. I think Owl summed it up with "interesting." I'm laughing at how it may have come across?

So, here's hoping you see the photo now...I really didn't have the idea of anyone eating anyone (literally) in mind. Wow - that would be very dark. But...hell, have at it. It was late in my neck of the woods.
I first I thought of Bernanke and Paulson, but I really don't know Kate. Glad you got the pic to work now
Holy crap balls - who knew humor would be this hard? I really missed some obvious nuances with this one. Somehow, I'm still laughing though.
okay, now I guess I get it! I'm not much for staying up with the latest celeb info, but, I am happy to see that Whitney is sober!
Is this really true?
thanks for the fun read!
rated for dark but not disturbing humor.
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