The Mesmertronologues
“Saint Louis gives young men the fear…” H.S.T (R.I.P)


This email was forwarded to me by one of my best friends.
It starts off great and I agreed wholeheartedly,
until the stupid quote at the end.
When will people learn to take responsibility for themselves
for good or ill without a proxy of religion?

“Here’s to US!!!!

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,


To Those of Us Born
1930 – 1979

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don’t read anything else, please
read what he said.

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.

1930’s, 40’s, 50’s,60’s and 70’s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,
we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren’t overweight.. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing…that’s why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on..
No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt,and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it ?


The quote of the month is by

Jay Leno:

‘With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?’
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us…go ahead and delete this.
For the rest of us…pass this on.”

I don’t believe in god.
If you don’t want me to elaborate on why then I
suggest not sending me anything tinged with the
european voodoo that is christianity.

The reason we all made it through those dark ages of no lawsuits and remedial
understandings of safety is that we learned things on our own, or we died.
There was no one guiding us and therefore we learned to think for ourselves.
The spectre of financial litigation and the fear mongering of infotainment and
fda approved medical companies are hobbling peoples minds and forcing them to spend their time
trying to “work the system” instead of reworking the system to be more just and equal.
The tenets of the christian faith that I think are of any use are generally
the ones they borrowed from older religions to make their populace control system
seem benevolent in the face of the outright greed and malice exhibited
by nearly everything else the religion did in its formative years.
I think good people are born of wisdom, openmindedness and experience which
are difficult to obtain in the structured and regimented system of control that
most religion is based in.
Not that there aren’t good people who are also religious, they are usually just good people
who see the good in things no matter what, and can extract positivity from any circumstance.
Some of my best friends are religious. 🙂

And honestly why would anyone think that god is watching over us when
all the terrible things listed in the end of that email are either an “act of god” or and act on
gods behalf?
If god is just watching over us and not intervening, thats pretty lame.


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