PopArtDiva is a Grumpy Old Woman tottering on the far edge of the change of life without a Geritol Martini in sight. Here there be the crotchety and cantankerous dragons of thought - Beware!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I finally took the plunge and dumped my cable TV.  Now I watch television on the internet via Hulu and Netflix and a few other places.
Netflix is a good deal, for around ten bucks a month I can watch anything streaming and get as many DVDs (one at a time) as I want a month.  Hulu and Infinity (formerly Fancast) are SORTA free . . . but each week they take one more program/series off their free list and stick it on their subscribers list.  Infinity makes you sign up at Comcast - which means you're back paying a cable bill again - only this time you can only get it on internet devices.

I can see the way they're all going and pretty soon I suspect I'll be paying as much to them as I did to cable, which is a crying shame.  But in the meantime I get pretty much everything I want to see (with a few notable exceptions) free or for a minimal fee.

Netflix is great right now because I can see all those great premium cable shows (Spartacus, Dexter, Etc) now but they dole them out in little parcels to keep you paying that ten bucks.  Plus there's a ton of movies I've missed that I can see one way or the other.  It's a deal for the price.

Of course, all of these services are supported by ads, just like television has been since it's inception.  I don't have a problem with that though when you watch streaming there's no way to avoid the commercials except to mute your device.  The only problem is that so many of the "sponsors" (those companies that are streaming those ads) don't quite get what they're doing.  All of this content is done in flash and sometimes the ad will be cranked up so high in volume it can knock you out of your chair!

Television ads have always been loud - it's not the volume, they're not allowed to go above a certain volume level by law - it's the decibels.  Somehow they've kept within the legal volume restrictions and have managed to still blast their crap at you.  Now online they're doing it as well.

Face it, folks, we are NEVER going to get away from ads while viewing our favorite movies or TV programs.  Advertising is the wallet that drives the entertainment party, but it would be nice if they didn't deafen us while hawking their crap.  So, WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY TO WATCH TELEVISION??  Anyone else remember when television was free??


At least I'm saving a few bucks in the meantime.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Seriously? Celeberity Hair Styles? Who Give a Sh*T????

I have just finished a whole bottle of Yellow Tail Chardonnay by myself. Not the best time to be online. I go check my mail on Yahoo and this is what I see.

Seriously, who gives a shit???? Now, normally I wouldn't use the word "shit" in a post but -SERIOUSLY - do I CARE what some stupid twit-10 minute-celebrity is doing with her or his hair in today's world?

People are homeless, normal-everyday-regular-joes are losing their homes, people who have spent their whole lives working for a company are being thrown out on the street like a used shoe and Yahoo wants me to give a damn about some vapid, 15 minute of fame mediocre actress's updo???

Bite me.

I'm going to sleep and hoping to wake up to a world where idiots and narcissistic twits have fallen into a hole and REAL people are sipping martinis on a soft sandy beach and laughing at the
morally corrupt and financially irresponsible big wigs who have sent us in a downward spiral.

You know who you are, assholes.

I say again, BITE ME!


BTW, Prince Poppycock rocked on America's Got Talent.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Burp? Fart? Newest Designs from RANTORIUM EMPORIUM

You can get these two designs on Posters, Tees, Cards, Cups, Hats and other Goodies at
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Friday, March 12, 2010

O'Leary O'Reilly Obama - OH REALLY?


Yes, it's been a while since I've posted a rant or a snarky little joke - I've been busy and nothing has bugged me enough to actually write about it BUT I am part Irish and just had to share this with you!

If you're getting green for St. Patty's Day be sure to check out all my Irish Martinis at The Martini Diva, some really fun St. Patrick's Day appetizers at The Diva of Tiny Foods and get some facts on St. Patrick's Day at The PopArtDiva Blog!

There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama? A little Irish poke at our Commander in Chief, Enjoy:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Have you shopped at the RANTORIUM EMPORIUM yet?

Okay, I've added a few new snarky designs to the RANTORIUM EMPORIUM to suit your snippy moods:


I've got a few more ideas stacked up - the worse things get in the world the snarkier I get - it's what keeps me sane!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TALES OF A JEDI CAT (Darth Feline): 13 Reasons Why I'm A Dog Person

Yeah, she's adorable. She's a soft fluffy little fur ball of cute. And she's also a perfect PILL! In case you're don't follow me on Twitter or you've missed some of my other blogs - I recently came into possession of a cat or rather she hijacked my life about a month ago.

Yes, I decided to keep her - there's not a local "no kill" shelter here and I couldn't leave her out in this heat - she was way too young and would never have survived more than a day or two at best. Last week I bought her a little kitty corner play house, a scratching post and some toys bigger than a piece of crumbled aluminum foil to play with - so I guess I've committed myself.

But I question my sanity and here's 13 reasons why and part of the reason I am primarily a dog person:
  1. Kittens have a schedule that goes like this: Eat like a pig, turn schizo for 30 to 40 minutes, haul ass to the litter box and Stink Up the House, haul ass back to the front room just for the hell of it and then crash for an hour. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. . . .
  2. This cat terrorizes Pixel - she thinks Pixel is a big cat toy (Pixel is my sweet little Yorkipoo)
  3. Kitty Tink also thinks Pixel might be her mother and in the middle of the night sneaks up on Pixel, grabs a nipple and nips. Middle of the night chaos ensues.
  4. Cats don't mind worth @#*!
  5. Cats are smart, they figure things out too quick and then you have to try to be smarter than they are in order to keep some level of control. It's a losing proposition.
  6. Cats love cupboards, crawl in when you're not looking and then disappear for hours while you try to hunt them down by following the meowing.
  7. Cats love closets for the same reason - whatever their reason is.
  8. Cats don't know how to use a rug you put down in front of the litter box to keep the litter from ending up all over the house.
  9. Cats do not come when you call - although I have figured out they will come once they get the hang of "kitty cookie" time.
  10. Cats will play hide and seek with you when you're not even aware you're playing a game - and they play with sharp little teeth and slashing little claws.
  11. Cats are flea farms - at least this one turned out to be. Eeuww, I hate fleas!
  12. Cats have no respect for your schedule - please reread #1 and understand that this happens 24/7. I have not had a full night's sleep since Tink disrupted my life.
  13. Cats are not dogs.
But, dammit, she is the cutest little @#*! that's ever skinned me alive.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009


I have opened my new Brat in the Hat
a cheeky, irreverent, humorous
and slightly naughty shopping experience
for the brat in everyone.

is my tongue in cheek nod to that little bit of Diva in all of us women - you know, that little part of us that cringes at slimy things, loves bling and would rather bask in the sun than mop a floor!

Get it on tees, cups, travel mugs, caps, aprons, cards and even a tee for your dog! It's perfect for high maintenance divas and you can even personalize them!

And you have no excuse not to go shopping at my new store - you don't have to drive there, you don't have to deal with mall madness and it gets shipped right to your door or wherever you want it to go! It's one click shopping - now how's that for a real RCH BTCH shopping trip??

Get your credit cards out ladies - get yourself a tee, a matching cap and even a matching grocery tote - you'll be stylin' with the best of 'em at Trader Joe's, Gelson's AJs or Rodeo Drive!

Now, get out there and make your shopping bones and buy, buy, buy my really cool Bratty stuff!