Can I help you? No, we don't sell pesto sausage, but we do have little weenies.

Aug 24, 2007

Closed for resnarkification

To my loyal reader(s?) and random visitors, I will be gone until after labor day. I'll be hanging out with my sister in the lovely town pictured above. (top- middle of nowhere, bottom- downtown nowhere)

That's weird

(AFP/File/Jim Watson)
"Close never noticed I how eyes are," commented Yoda.

All in the Family

Reuters-Jim Young

George W. models Prescott Bush's big Iron Cross.

(I don't think P-granddiddy Bush actually got an iron cross, but he was probably in the running.)

Aug 23, 2007

The Real Divide in America

Atlanta considers banning baggy pants
ATLANTA - Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws.
(one presumes that commando-going, vertical-smile-showing exposure is already "covered" under the current statutes. And what about briefs?)
Brattleboro: Public Nudity Legal Again Next Month
BRATTLEBORO -- Tuesday night's vote by the Selectboard to reject an anti-nudity ordinance hasn't ended the debate over whether people sans clothes can stroll the streets of Brattleboro.
(legal again next month, to coincide with the first average frost date, hmmm)

Aug 22, 2007

Paging Daniel Craig


Daniel Craig had best check the fine print on his latest contract....

Aug 21, 2007

One Marine collapses by Marine One


Poor guy (a gal-type guy, apparently), I hope he's she's okay. I think he she may have succumbed to cognitive dissonance.

Don't go near the water

Former East German gymnast Anna Bollich von Steroid has landed a role in the remake of Swan Lake.

photo from BBC news.

This and $6.50 will get me a latte at the airport

It seems I have been tagged, whatever that means. Some sort of children's game I think. Does this mean I'm it? And if I'm it why did y'all tag other people, too? Does that mean we're it? The grammarian in me just got nauseated. There is no good plural for "it" that really expresses the it-ness of a collection. Oh sure we have they and them, but can one really compare a "they" of people to a "they" of rocks, neocons excepted?

The award looks to be some kind of urological/entomological thing, a so-called piss ant provocateur something or other. I am indeed flattered to have been tagged three times plus some offhanded, I-don't-play-tag-but-if-you-want-an-award,-here-it-is kind of blog posts. And that is just what I want to do. If you are kind enough to read this blog and comment, please consider yourself rewarded, take your pissant award, and remember to check for belongings around your seat before you de-blog.

Caption contest

Reuters-Larry Downing
I'll prime the pump.

1. Karl Rove's inner child.

2. "Very funny, I hope you bought the extended warranty on that Epilady...."

Aug 20, 2007

Best name of a real company that is not a blog, yet

Alas, I don't always have camera with me. Today I saw a delivery truck from (drum roll, please)

The Liberal Beef Company

Tell me that is not a great name for a blog (and even for a beef company.)

Aug 17, 2007

Happy Indonesian Independence Day

From the BBC

This looks like great fun to me. Beats the heck out of bingo and raffles.

A spectator watches as youths climb greasy poles to claim prizes such as bicycles and cookers in a traditional game to celebrate Indonesia's 62nd Independence Day in Jakarta.

Aug 16, 2007

There is something in the water in Virginia

How else can you explain all the craziness?

The latest assault on reason.... A Virginian, Henry Hager (the horrible?), became engaged to Jenna Bush, famous first twin.
Read all about it in Yahoo!

"YOU'RE WHAT?" he is not reported to have asked when proposing to her.

Aug 15, 2007

Global Warming is Real

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Kids today have it easy. When I was a kid we walked through snow, uphill to and from school.

Real caption:
A child carries his belongings as he wades through floods in Manila August 15, 2007.

Aug 13, 2007

We'll miss him

AFP/File/Rob Elliott

Bush, Cheney, and Bolten lament the imminent departure of their friend Karl.

"Don't forget to count the silverware," they neglected to add.

No truth to the rumor

There is no truth to the rumor that Karl Rove is contemplating a career on the Star Trek Convention circuit to coincide with the new movie version of Voyager.

Aug 10, 2007

Look what's on sale

(AFP/Mychele Daniau)

Lynne! Have you seen the sale flyer from the grocery store?

Aug 9, 2007

From West Wing Story

REUTERS/Larry Downing

I feel petty, oh so petty,

So petty and witless and gray

Uh, Oh!

REUTERS/Larry Downing

George begins to regret the second weasel burrito. "Should have gone for the kitten kabobs"

Chimpy demonstrates "management" techniques...

(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
"I like to delegate. On one hand, I have Fredo and on the other, turd blossom."
"Karl is my right hand man," Bush was not heard to say.

Aug 6, 2007

Thanks for the memo-ries...

Picture from Ten Grain via Bleu Gal.

August 6 -- PDB day.
Maybe if he used email, Harriet could have marked it important and used the background with the little hearts....
Oh, and she could have used the RNC email account, so he would have known it was double super secret.
At least he continues to do a heckuva job.

How many candidates are in the race now?


Candidates eager to get snout and trotters in the public trough, vie for air time. (and shouldn't the photographer's name be Ham...?)

Aug 1, 2007

Bush brain teaser

(Larry Downing/Reuters)
"See, see it's like a riddle, heheh. His name is Brown, but he's not brown, and I live in the white house. So what color is the the dawg?"

"Blimey, he is a charlie."

What's missing from this picture?

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Hey Rummy, I think you forgot something....