Open Thread by John Cole| June 27, 20088:00 pm| 33 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailThink happy thoughts.
I now put cinnamon in my coffee…thanks a lot you fucking elitists.
Gold Star for Robot Boy
I must not think bad thoughts. – X
Hard to do if you follow the news. Should I be a good American and limit my infotainment to American Idol and Cops?
Bush will be an ex-president by this time next year.
McCain Takes Credit For GI Bill He Opposed
What a guy!
after reading your post below? Ugh.
It’s going to take a major sprinkling of magic pixie dust on my care bears to get them singing again.
The 'H' is for Happy
“What if there were no hypothetical questions?” – George Carlin
As Jon Stewart has been noting, George Walker Bush is Still President.
I can’t see this guy going out without a boom. Or maybe a lot of booms.
Early September is my bet.
We’re not at war with Iran yet. That’s a happy thought. An even happier one is I don’t think we will start anything with Iran. If I’m wrong I blame Sy Hersh for crying wolf two years ago or so.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Conservative justices are strict constructionists, my ass. If you don’t like what the Founding Fathers wrote, just stike the part you disagree with. Activist bastards.
Stop telling me what to think!
Unity is good
Happy thoughts? The DoJ is out almost $6 and six zeros* and we still have no idea who is behind the anthrax attacks.
*Not including the cost of the investigation.
WALL*E will make you happy. Best movie of the year. Probably of the decade.
Just got done watching “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead,” which I had to Tivo because I’ve been out of town. So that’s actually 3 happy thoughts: 2 whiz-bang Dr. Who episodes and wonderful digital technology being used for peaceful, personal amusement purposes, while drinking some truly excellent home brew from one of my coworkers.
I also had the foresight to Tivo “Dark Knight,” so the next happy thought involves Batman. Original Lee +2.
I picked up some fine music this week:
– Fleet Foxes: strains of the Beach Boys and David Crosby and maybe English folk music. Very interesting;
– Calexico “The Black Light” (1998). A great soundtrack for cruising across the Southwest.
Both on vinyl; makes me happy!
Third Eye Open
Carlin and Golf is all I got for ya…
Now for a kitten skull fuck. What is K-Low thinking about with this post. .
The ability to embed external links makes me happy.
This seems like a good opportunity to
dick around and waste a few pixelskeep my new skill set active by posting a random link.
Congrats BP, you have mastered an important internet tradition that should give Cole happy teh happy thoughts.
I will not have a conversation with people who put cinnamon in their coffee.
That’s just wrong.
think happy thoughts random link too
The Grand Panjandrum
I will soon sell my well fortified compound our in the high desert of New Mexico so we can move to our farm in Vermont. Both states are great for gun ownerships but if NM seceded from the Union it would be the Third Largest Nuclear Power in the World. I guess I’ll take my chances and hope like hell that I am still protected in the land of DFH’s, civil unions, and organic farmers. Jesus Babbling Christ, I’m going to carry a firearm to the growers market so I don’t feel to emasculated.
I’ve been watching Babylon 5 on dvd, which is a great series especially once you get past Season 1. I’d started watching rather late when it was on the air, around the middle of Season 4, so didn’t quite get the full impact. It’s a fun series if you’re into the decline of governments into fascism and the heroic resistance against same, together with all sorts of various and sundry aliens.
Just Some Fuckhead
Two happy thoughts:
1. I replaced my trimmer head with this universal one today. Went on in under five minutes then did the whole estate without needing new line. $15. Highly recommended.
2. I’m going to bed.
The Vision channel is playing “Quantum Leap” reruns. I forgot how much I loved that show. My favorite episodes were ones where Sam had to be a woman. There’s just something about Scott Bakula trying to manuver around in heels that brings a smile to my face.
You can find some really odd programming choices on the Vision channel sometimes.
I got to moon George Bush one time.
Granted, I had my pants on.
And I was in a stadium with 10,000 other people.
Don’t care. Got to bend over all the way and point my rear end at him in a major way.
Juvenile but sooo satisfying.
On NPR’s Day To Day, Williams, serving as NPR’s news analyst, said the following:
Shorter Juan Williams: Black People Are Practically Interchangeable.
(For anyone who’s not aware of how Juan Williams transformed himself from a soporific, bland, and useless host of NPR’s Talk Of The Nation in the mid-90’s into an absolute sycophant of the Fox News Right and utter tool, last year’s On The Media story is a pretty good example.)
WTF can you say?
Yahoo headline stories are a blogging gold mine.
Apparently, in Texas, kidnapping is fine as long as it’s done for religious purposes.
This is the most remarkable, and scary, thing I have read in years. The implications are staggering. I know this city well, and its surrounding regions. If things are as bad as this – the first time I have seen anything in the Western press to even talk about it – then what have we been doing the past 7 fucking years? Beyond belief.
Making the world safe for democracy? Sorry, when I get despondent, I snark involuntarily.