Sark Rants

People who put stupid things on cars:

Today, I saw the following. I saw this kind of rear spoiler…


On this kind of car…



Who, in their right mind would spend the amount of money that kind of rear spoiler would cost, an average sedan like that?!

I mean… C’mon!

I owned a Saturn. A two-door coupe. When I first got it, someone said “Hey, you got the sport model.”

“No.” I corrected them, “It’s a sporty-looking car. It is not sports model.” I had no illusion that it was anything more than a decent little car.

I fear the poor bastard that put a spoiler on that car has some serious delusions, or just has terrible taste.


Baggy Pants/ Underwear:

I thought this trend died in the 90’s, but is seems some morons keep it going. My niece’s boyfriend sometimes wears his pants like this, as does a co-worker…




I have to ask the ladies out there, do they REALLY find this attractive? Do you like seeing your man walking around like he ALMOST dressed himself? Do you enjoy the “Baby-Just-Shit-His-Pants” look? What is sad is that my co-worker wears his pants like this  at work!

Year ago, I saw a guy running to catch a bus. He had baggy pants like this, and he had one hand holding up his pants, and the other carrying everything else. If he had proper pants on, he would have caught that bus. But instead, his baggy pants got caught in the wheels of the bus and he dragged under, killing him.

Ok, the last part didn’t happen, but it could have!



It seems that when a baby is fussing, parents slam a pacifier into their baby’s mouth and all is well for them. Fortunately, my sister got through three kinds sans pacifier, because she, like me, didn’t think they were a good idea. I just went to the Mayo Clinic website and here is the pros and cons of using a Pacifier…

The pros

– A pacifier might soothe a fussy baby. Some babies are happiest when they’re sucking on something.
– A pacifier offers temporary distraction. A pacifier might come in handy during and after shots, blood tests or other procedures.
– A pacifier might help your baby fall asleep. If your baby has trouble settling down, a pacifier might do the trick.
– A pacifier might ease discomfort during flights. Babies can’t intentionally “pop” their ears by swallowing or yawning to relieve ear pain caused by air pressure changes. Sucking on a pacifier might help.
– A pacifier might help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Sucking on a pacifier at nap time and bedtime might reduce the risk of SIDS. If you’re breast-feeding, wait to offer a pacifier until your baby is 3 to 4 weeks old and you’ve settled into an effective nursing routine.
– Pacifiers are disposable. When it’s time to stop using pacifiers, you can throw them away. If your child prefers to suck on his or her thumb or fingers, it might be more difficult to break the habit.

The cons

– Early pacifier use might interfere with breast-feeding. Sucking on a breast is different from sucking on a pacifier or bottle, and some babies are sensitive to those differences. Research suggests that early use of artificial nipples is associated with decreased exclusive breast-feeding and duration of breast-feeding — although it’s not clear if artificial nipples cause breast-feeding problems or serve as a solution to an existing problem.
-Your baby might become dependent on the pacifier. If your baby uses a pacifier to sleep, you might face frequent middle-of-the-night crying spells when the pacifier falls out of your baby’s mouth.
– Pacifier use might increase the risk of middle ear infections. However, rates of middle ear infections are generally lowest from birth to age 6 months — when the risk of SIDS is the highest and your baby might be most interested in a pacifier.
– Prolonged pacifier use might lead to dental problems. Normal pacifier use during the first few years of life doesn’t cause long-term dental problems. However, prolonged pacifier use might cause a child’s teeth to be misaligned or not come in properly.

Parents should know the pros and cons of using a pacifier, and not use it as a means to shut their crying baby up. But if a parents can get by without, then kudos to you.


Too Much Camo:

The other day, I saw an inflatable Christmas tree, like those inflatable Santa, Mickey Mouse, etc. But this inflatable Christmas tree was covered in a Camo pattern.

There is something ironic to have a thing, a tree-shaped thing, with a Camo pattern covering it from top to bottom. A real tree has its own, natural Camo. So a fake tree with a Camo pattern seemed… hilarious, odd, and sad.


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