It seems some folks have actually clicked on this section, so I guess we have to put something up in this space.

“3 Weird Sisters” derives from a video blogwar with our friend over at Kyle+Blog; after a couple of days of relentless bad-video pummeling from the three of us, Kyle did the wise thing and surrendered.  I noted that he should have known better than to think he could take the “3 Weird Sisters of Piedmont Hills”  – the first bit being a reference to the three witches in the opening scene of Macbeth and that last bit being a reference to the utterly typical 1960’s subdivision where we all met and grew up together, starting around 43 years ago, before kindergarten. 

Not many people under 50 can claim friendships of that duration.  I won’t get into characterizing each of us and who we are today; I’ll just note how damn lucky we were as kids to live so close to other nerdy kids who liked both books AND raising hell.  Thanks to Beth and Lyta, I was over halfway through my thirties before it ever dawned on me that I’m a geek.  Such a revelation would have absolutely crushed me as a child, teenager, or young adult.  I was spared that trauma by knowing people who would absolutely get whatever twisted thought entered my brain or emerged from my mouth.

We were inspired by the Margaret and Helen blog, written by two feisty women in their 80’s who’ve now been friends for something like 60 years.  If you haven’t seen their blog, you should look it up.

As for us, we’ve lived over 500 miles apart for the past 30+ years but we still get together at least once a year, just to hang out.  Who better to hang out with than the people who’ve known you forever, where you can really let it all hang out, amirite?  And that’s kind of what this blog is, the three of us just hanging out and feeling free to spout off about whatever twisted thought we might have.

  1. Snidely Whiplash
    December 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Friendship–especially long and deep friendship–is one of the great joys of being alive. (I am also blessed with 30-year friendships…three friends intertwined.) May your friendship last the rest of your lives: When you are two, you will have solace together and memory. When you are one, you will have memory; may it be full of happiness and grace.

    Have you considered writing a book together…with your friendship as the central thread?

    I enjoy your site! I’ve bookmarked it.

  2. Willy
    April 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

    OT for Jennifer:


    Review: Starts out in an apologetic voice but quickly turns to doom.

    “Part of the Everything Is Wonderful series.”
    Future titles in the series are:
    Plane Crashes are Wonderful.
    Hemorrhagic Fever is Wonderful.
    Hagfish are Wonderful.

  3. Robin Goodrow
    November 4, 2012 at 12:21 am

    The Koch Brothers – Vanilla Takes a Stand

    Hello there,

    I found your website while surfing the net and I thought you folks might appreciate this. My name is Robin Goodrow. I’m an Emmy award winning writer/puppeteer from Northern California. I recently created a short five minute YouTube video with my puppet Vanilla, a four-year-old monkey to encourage undecideds and young voters to vote and also expose them to the Koch Brothers and their blatant racist ways. It’s amazing how many people have never heard of the Kochs. Or think Charles and David have something to do with Coca Cola. The companies these brothers own earn 100 billion dollars A YEAR in revenues, but unfortunately their behavior is very destructive and I would even say evil. They are the second wealthiest men in America and Romney’s biggest supporters.

    This statement from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. October 29th, 2012. “Karl Rove and the Enron grifter Ed Gillespie, have assembled $200 million from big polluters and Wall Street moguls to buy the 2012 election. Two of the Koch Brothers pledged $130 million to elect candidates who favor unrestrained corporate profiteering. The senators and congressmen they fund represent Koch and it’s oil industry cronies, Big Pharma, and the Wall Street banksters currently mounting a hostile takeover of our government.”

    I recently heard that 90 million Americans are not voting in this election and I decided, in my own way, to reach out to them using my own voice.

    Below is the direct link to the Vanilla Video. Vanilla is from my children’s television show, BUSTER AND ME (Busterandme.com) which aired for 20 years in Northern California on NBC. This short YouTube video however is NOT for young children. Vanilla gets a little feisty, a real rabble rouser. Actually she’s not nice or polite, and who can blame her, when it comes to the issue of racism and damaging people’s lives and health through corporate greed, Vanilla definitely speaks her mind. But when you think of what she could have said, she is very tame!! Here’s the URL…

    Another way to get there is to go to YouTube and type in The Koch Brothers – Vanilla takes a Stand

    At the VERY end of the video is an amazing, and disturbing quote from Charles Koch. The nauseating arrogance!

    As Noam Chompsky recently said, “The Republican organization is extremely DANGEROUS, not just to this country, but to the world. It’s worth expending some effort to prevent their rise to power, without sowing illusions about the Democratic alternatives.”

    So this is my effort. I figured, as Michael Moore recently stated, if I can reach one or two people and get them to vote, that’s a good thing…”without any illusions about the Democratic” Party (believe me I have my own complaints). But the GOP is a criminal cartel.

    Thank you so much for reading this. If you feel so inclined please share Vanilla with others in the vast Internet universe especially those who may not be voting. Vanilla’s been told she’s “changed a few minds”, brought “real joy” to many people and “boosted morale”. We CAN still win this thing. Thank you for all your hard work and fighting the good fight. Wishing you all the best.

    Robin and Vanilla (The Hundredth Monkey)

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