Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
OK...... is your glass half full?...... ya upset that the wars are not over? upset that the doan ask thingee not done? downright upset you're 401K tanked. Righteously so!!!!!
Well..............................just ask..... what would the alternatives been/might be
a glass full of tea? and
“The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of warm piss” John Nance Gardner, former VP
Shit&whiskers.!!!!!! she couldn't handle a governorship!!!!!
and folks want her as president???
"gimmee a beer or gimmee a bratwurst..... but doan gimmeee tea"
okjimm, current blogger
Not much today. Unlike yesterday when there was oodles of not much! Very much, though, enjoying the new(er) Black Keys offering. It's good. Very good. Really good. As in, I like it very really much&stuff.
Ok.... I don't do reviews well. for that you need to go to The Caliph of Clevelandistan lennui-melodieux.blogspot.com..... if you can figure out what he is saying(which usually is more fun that KNOWING what he is saying. (if you know what I mean) Really.
Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"
... not that it is a huge piece of literary accomplishment... but it details very well two of my heroes from my adolescent years ( I think I had a couple dozen of them.... years, not heroes) Tom&Dick Smothers and the show they had on CBS (when there were NO cable channel shit) The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Now looking back... it was all pretty tame stuff compared to what is on TV now (which is almost nothing.. or nothing gooooood.. or little that I watch) but with-out the Smothers Bros beating down censorship and pushing the edge of what is considered acceptable for TV viewing... there would have been no SNL or Cobert or a host of other people.
(in 1968 the Comedy Hour featured comedian Pat Paulsen running for President as a member of the STAG party (Straight Talking American Government Party.) A fore runner of the TEA Party (Tepid Enough Assholes) but really much more funny and whimsical. (Really)
ok. Now I gotz to get something done. Gonna make some phone calls this afternoon for Russ Feingold.....
ok. Gotz to run and return my ex-wife's hedge trimmer(before she finds out I borrowed it)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Capital Times reports that a 31-year-old street musician, apparently enraged over criticism, bashed a 54-year-old man over the head with his guitar and wrestled with police before being taken into custody last Thursday. The musician, Brandin Hochstrasser a.k.a. Bongo Jesus, had to be subdued by TASER after beating and knocking down his would-be critic at the 500 block of State Street. “The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
Whew.... good thing the guy didn't play a tuba! and the next story....
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, AKA Jaws, has downed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico state fair in Albuquerque, beating the previous record of 33. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, won $1,500 (£977) for the feat on Saturday.
Known for his hotdog eating, Chestnut also won the annual July Fourth hotdog-eating contest on Coney Island, New York, for the fourth year in a row this summer.
The Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship was supported by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, which oversees all international professional eating contests.
I wonder how many burritos Jesus could eat?
..... and the last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reporter Pia Beathe Pedersen accused her employers at public broadcasting company NRK of placing too much pressure on the staff to churn out news, culminating in her quitting her job after having nothing of note to report.
During a live Saturday broadcast, Pedersen told listeners that she wouldn’t read the news and that “nothing important has happened.”
See..... Nothing has happened. You can all go home now.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
9/11? More than the Trade Towers feel on 9/11.... America did too. We fell into a pit of fear, paranoia, hate, cynicism and bigotry that keeps getting deeper and deeper. Not that we already didn't have a fair amount before... but the veneer was stripped away. I am waiting for 9/12. That day after we never came to after the attacks. When we rebuild our National Ethos of truth, justice, brotherhood, fair-play, generosity and kindness. I'm thinking I maybe waiting for awhile.