Monthly Archives: September 2008

Passing the torch to a new generation

This morning, I introduced my kids to the immortally brilliant Numa Numa song.

Then we watched the actual band performing their song, a few times in a row.

And then, watching all their super groovy, high-powered synchronized dance moves, I recalled watching one of Frida’s videos the other day, Tell Me That It’s Over, and realized that leg-kicking has come a long way! Fast forward Frida’s video to about 48 seconds, when she launches into an utterly uninhibited kick-fest, and then her background singers go nuts with their synchronized hip-swinging! (Check out this version where she’s singing solo, and she busts out all sorts of crazy dance moves and during close-ups, makes her face dance since we can’t see her body!!)

Yeah, so compare Frida’s moves with the massive group-kick-fest of O-Zone performing Numa Numa — they not only do synchronized left and right kicks to the front, but also synchronized left and right kicks to the rear, with arm swinging!!!

We’ve come a long way, baby.

Now Presenting: The Best Way To Stop A Repeat Sex Offender

Because setting them free and requiring them to register just isn’t all that effective:

Police: Sex offender dies during home invasion

INDIANAPOLIS – A convicted sex offender died Sunday during a struggle with a father who found the naked man in or near his 17-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police said.

Police responding to a call from the city’s northwest side about 3:20 a.m. found 64-year-old Robert McNally on the hallway floor with his arm around the neck of 52-year-old David T. Meyers, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Mount said Meyers had a heart condition and may have had a heart attack. An autopsy was planned.

Police said Meyers was naked except for a mask and latex gloves and had entered the home through a window near the girl’s bedroom with rope, condoms and a knife. He was familiar with the home’s layout because it belonged to a relative, police said.

The girl awoke and screamed when she saw the man in her room, police said. The father responded and struggled with the intruder while the girl’s mother phoned 911.

Police did not anticipate any charges against McNally.

“If a person breaks into your home, you are justified in using deadly force in defending your family,” said Mount. “In this situation, I don’t think he was trying to kill him, he was trying to hold him down.”

Meyers had served 10 years in prison for criminal confinement and sexual deviate conduct and was wanted in Boone County for failure to register as a sex offender. He was registered as a sex offender in Marion County.

Police said Meyers lived with his mother and had recently lost his job.

The death is under investigation and will be reviewed by a Marion County prosecutor.

“Nobody wins,” McNally told The Indianapolis Star. “It’s a lose-lose situation for everybody. He has family also.”

He said his daughter went to church Sunday after the incident.

I Know There’s Something Going On

I’ve always liked that song, although I never knew or cared about who sang it or anything superficial like that. It was just a groovy tune.

Until it played yesterday on Yahoo Music. It said someone named “Frida” was the artist. So out of bald-faced curiosity, I clicked the Biography link, to see if this Frida was a one-hit wonder, or if she had any other cool music.

Turns out, “Frida” is none other than Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, one of the A’s of ABBA! Holy Moly Do Wonders Never Cease!

Who would have thought that someone from ABBA could make such cool music!