Friday Open Thread by John Cole| November 23, 200710:25 am| 26 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailHave at it.
Can I go home now? (I’m stuck at work.)
Mind you, being at work = not being anywhere near one of the malls or anywhere shopping is being done. No wonder I feel peaceful.
I, too, am stuck at work, and even the cafe in the building is closed, which means I will have to exit the building for lunch. I usually eat at my desk with something from the cafe, which has good food and is certainly convenient.
I didn’t bring any left-overs for my lunch, either. Turkey tonight and Sunday are enough, thank you.
As for the malls, I avoid them in the best of times, so don’t even want to think of shopping for anything this whole weekend. I suspect I will have to go to the grocery store, and possibly our local hardware store (weekends always have the something-needs-fixing option included — it’s a feature, not a bug, for weekends), but nothing closer to a shopping center than driving by at a distance of a quarter-mile, if I can help it.
What I can’t understand is the people I know who will actually stand in line at 5:00 AM to get something they don’t really need for a price that’s set for the sole purpose of getting people into the store. And what I really, really, really don’t understand is how the prognosticators will pounce on this one-day sales figure to decide the fate of thousands of stock-market dollars and influence the course of important economic policy decisions. Watch the weekend news broadcasts to see if we’re up shit’s creek or floating on cloud 9, just because Circuit City didn’t sell enough $30 plasma TVs or Macy’s sold out of $10 400-count sheets and pillow-cases.
My wife made me watch Brokeback Mountain the other night. It wasn’t bad, the gay parts and the movie over all was very good but sad. Happy Thankgiving
Woo. Post Thanksgiving Football time. Longhorns take on aTm in three hours. GO HORNS!
Teak111..I did finally see BBM…it is very sad. The scene with Ennis and Jack’s clothes hanging in the closet still tears me up.
Some friends came over last night and tried to pawn off some of their turkey leftovers on us..I know this was their cunning plan even though they said they just wanted us to have some turkey because we didn’t cook one. I’m not falling for it, you cooked the turkey YOU get to eat it for the next week.
A different Matt
You know who has the best football name ever? Colt McCoy, QB for Zifnab’s beloved Horns.
Do Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving? If not, why? Diff country, natch, but we surely got the ball rollin for ’em, didn’t we?
Dead blonde cracker chick update means Fox (read: Greta Van Stressin) will be spendin another 4 months alone on this bit of news.
KU will dommy Miss’U tomorry and Larry will erupt in drunk internatty students (the only ones left on campy during the T-break)
All I got. Go Razorbacks. Tuck Fexas.
Woo, pig! Sooey! (FDDD and I are actually both Hendrix grads, so Arkansas isn’t really an important issue here in the bunker, but, still…)
Eh, I’m going to see the Stanford game tomorrow. What a way to finish off the Thanksgiving holiday.
Oh, I also just watched that youtube John posted of that cop in Utah pulling that family over. F’n disgusts me. What a thug. Just another asshole out there with a badge, a gun, and now a taser to play with.
Cat Blog! Cat Blog! Cat Blog! [Bangs turkey leg on desk]
Two words for John Cole.
Would this be a good place to complain about all the CSS errors? bjstyle.css (and variants) have tons of invalid CSS, which might be confusing things. (missing ;, stuff like that.)
That is all,
your friendly neighboorhood style nag.
My brother knows you exist. He prefers the Ace of Spades HQ. Hope you don’t mind.
We celebrate ours in October. So ours come first. All your frozen turkeys are the ones we didn’t eat a month ago.
And, uh, no, you didn’t get nuthin rollin for us.
Phillip J. Birmingham
Tuck Fexas, and Ruck the Fazorbacks, too!
Demi, a lot of my D&D buddies from high school went to Hendrix . I kinda wish I had, too, sometimes.
What’s with the ad hominem attack of Galbraith over at Digby’s joint? Way below your standards. How about a clear rebuttal of the linked docs?
canuckistani beat me to it. But yeah, we had our turkey day last month. It gives a nice rest period between the Thanksgiving turkey and the Christmas turkey, really. Although I could eat stuffing more frequently than that without complaining, I must say.
Great – we’re losing in Afghanistan (a war I supported and still do) too.
What’s the appropriate seasonal greating to a lame-duck President who’s botched two wars?
JCricket — “Cthulu Ftagin” perhaps?
Phil B — FWIW, the eldest of the demi-offspring didn’t even consider Hendrix, but wound up attending a different shool. Hendrix is a good school — a great school in its own space — but there are boatloads of good, and even great, schools.
I think I found my answer, from Dr. Brad Rocket:
The wife only had the car for 36 days before she totaled it. I picked the wrong week to stop smoking.
Because you hate the children and their healthcare?
Um, “Fuck you, you fucking fuck”?
Oh the bright side, LSU sucks. West Virginia is back in the hunt.
But seriously, practically every team other than Kansas (can’t say much about Hawaii right now) have losses, and you can’t say any two teams are dominant enough to deserve the BCS title game. If Kansas wins out, then who plays them? Ohio State (eech)? USC? UWV? Which teams do you keep out of contention? So on the really bright side, we’re bound to have 2-4 one-loss colleges go into riot mode when it all boils down to an unacceptable Kansas/Hawaii matchup, and we’ll likely see a bowl-based playoff system as a response to the craziness of this season……
jake, everytime I see that it reminds me of that great scene from “Lord of War”…the Ukraine “outline”.
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