It is rainy and crappy out, and there is no sports worth watching on, so it just sort of feels like a Tunch night:
My friend Walt made me get rid of all the scented candles, because he said they were all poisonous and probably adding to my sinus misery. I now how those little itty bitty white candles that you put in this holder, and above the holder is a container for distilled water and “essential oils.” I’ve tried out a few of them, and I really like the eucalyptus, the lavender, the peppermint, the spearmint, and the lemongrass, but I just tried tea tree and it made me gag. The little oil starter kit I got came with patchouli oil, too, and I can’t decide whether I want to sprinkle that on Jets fans when I go to the Steelers/Jets game in a couple weeks or if I should just stand on my front porch and throw it as far as I can.
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Tunch looks like Monorail Cat in that picture.
@Comrade Kevin: Wide body monorail cat. Two aisles. 3-4-3 seating.
Git yourself a script for Flonase, or some other steroidal based spray, and use it daily per prescribed. About the only thing that ever helped me much.
Thanks. It is another Tunch in Orbit picture.
A transit of Tunch.
What’s up with the scented candles? Ain’t that sissy stuff?
But, srsly, see if it is the eucalyptus or lavender that is bothering you. I think proteins from those plants trigger allergies, but I don’t really know that much about it.
Anyone seen Change on lately? I just wanted to rub this in his/her face:
Murkowski widens lead over Miller in Alaska Senate race
So we won’t have no Joe Miller to kick around. Oh well.
If you use the patchouli oil, then you’re eligible to punch yourself.
Is there any rule that we can’t still kick Joe Miller, just on principle?
“..a container for distilled water and “essential oils.” I’ve tried out a few of them, and I really like the eucalyptus, the lavender, the peppermint, the spearmint, and the lemongrass..”
You need to buy a time machine and transport yourself back to Mill Valley circa 1971.
Tunch gain weight?
Anyway looks like according to Rahm, the manic left has it all wrong about him; he’s the one in the WH who was calling to NOT be bipartisan and shit.
I like my house to smell good. I don’t care if it is sissy shit or not.
Patchouli? Good grief. That stuff smelled bad back in 1972. But keep the tea tree oil — use it for fungus, cold sores, infections, etc. Very killer stuff.
Rainy and horrible here, too, and wish there was a Tunchinator to snuggle up to. Could use a purr about now.
His Ubiquitous Fullness. (He’s such a sweetums.)
Yeah, scented candles. I’ve only had two truly life-threatening asthma attacks, both triggered by said candles.
That’s the biggest heap of whipped cream I’ve ever seen.
Are you one of the rare Jets fans who wouldn’t benefit from a generous application of scented oils, Svensker? Whatever will Fireman Ed think?
Zen kitteh is meditating.
Sigh. Willow Palin called somebody on Facebook a faggot who was harping on her sister and her mom. Now she’s catching holy hell from the Internet.
The things people get exercised over…
Well, maybe it was already over when you posted this but UConn and Baylor, the number 1 and number 2 ranked teams in women’s basketball played tonight with UConn winning a close game to rack up their 80th (!) consecutive win. I guess they’re pretty good.
@jacy: Heck no, but you might have to fly to Fairbanks to do it. I guess now that he won’t be a senator we get to see if he joins the wingnut welfare tour or winds up mostly out on his ass like the witch of Delaware. Anyone want to place any bets which side of the divide he falls on, recognizing that he seems to fall into the natural born scammer camp?
Tunch! What a sweet picture of his highness.
As noted, that comment was not intended to be serious.
I like scented candles too. But I am cheap and lazy, so I buy little wax vanilla, or whatever smell seems good, candles out of bins from local five and dimes, when they are on sale.
(Yeesh, somebody is a little sensitive…)
That’s no moon.
The upside down single quote brown smudges around His Earnesses’ Ears are, well, cute.
He’s fat; get rid of your dogs and show Tunch his proper due.
[you’re too kewl to require smileys, right?]
@Joseph Nobles: I am kind of surprised we haven’t seen more outcry over the rightwing/wingnut/corporate conspiracy that is keeping Bristol in the running on DWTS. I haven’t actually watched an episode but whilst reading the local TV reporter’s online chat this week (to see what folks were saying about the Walking Dead) there was a lot of chatter about Bristol being the worst dancer the show has ever produced making it to the final four.
Fucking internets, how do they work?
I must be the only person who likes patchouli oil. Lavender is said to promote peaceful sleep, which is why I used to use it on my childrens’ baby blankets.
@Comrade Kevin: Actually it looks like Tunch is sitting on top of a big pile of confectioners sugar.
If you want your house to smell good, stay the fuck away from scented candles. They’ll make your house smell like artificial flavoring. Stick with natural scents like live plants.
@Joseph Nobles: She is a 16 yr old from a fucked family. People need to ignore her (until she goes all Lindsey Lohan)
Did you put a white blanket over a fluffy pillow over your cat? Good god, please say yes.
Bristol made the finals. I honestly think she’s getting such a large percentage of the vote that her scores literally don’t matter.
So Oprah had a Color Purple Reunion on her show Monday. It’s been 25 years since the Color Purple was in theatres. In case ya’ll didn’t know, but ask any Black person in America (non-immigrant) if they’ve every seen “The Color Purple”, and I can betcha that not only have they seen it, but they probably knows all the classic scenes from Color Purple.
Fun fact, Color Purple is one of Steven Spieldberg’s most nominated film ever. It’s a damn shame that Color Purple nominated for 11 Oscars didn’t win not one. Speilberg wasn’t even nominated for best direcdtor. What movie won “Out of Africa” a movie about a Danish baroness/plantation owner in Kenya who has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter. Now I love Meryl Strep as much as the next person, but Color Purple was robbed!
Tunch looks as though he is in plot mode in that pic. Don’t go near any stairs for a few days, and bring lots of treats. My ragdolls like Greenies. You might want to hitch up the team and take your wagon into town and get him some. Maybe he will lose a step or two from the added weight and arrive just late for the fatal tripping. Or, maybe he’s just resting….
@Roger Moore: Which live plants do you use?
Are you saying that Jets fans STINK? Now, that’s rude. My own personal aroma is a light hint of fresh grass, a slight low note of earth, with a sweet bright top note of citrus, all fresh as a breeze.
Dolphins smell like old fish, needless to say.
who got voted off? The Kyle kid?
That’s because you don’t hang around with enough DWTS fans. The women at my work are incredibly angry that she’s still on and are blaming it on “teabaggers” voting for her. After I told them that tea bagging has nasty sexual connotations (not exactly what they are, mind you, though I might have mentioned looking it up on Urban Dictionary), they got more vehement about the term.
This is the ultimate site for various perfume and massage oils:http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/ If I had unlimited amounts of money I would sample their entire product line.
I have sometimes thought that scented candles, incense, whatever your choice, could be used to accentuate and complexify the unique smell of a single male’s household, rather than cover it up with some flowery goop smell. This would be a sophisticated approach to attractivating the household.
That approach would be sort of like wine snobs who talk about the what kind of fine local ‘dirt’ is in the wine, or rave about ‘old leather’ in the after palate on the poop deck of the forecastle, somewhere behind the ‘nose’ but to the left of the ‘bellywash’ of the superstructer, also known as the ‘keel’ of the wine.
But I have never seen ‘pile of dirty laundry’ or ‘yesterday’s dirty dishes’ scented candles in the five and dime.
Is there a technological problem that needs to be solved. But if we can put a man on the moon, we should be able to make those candles.
Tunch looks as though he is in plot mode in that pic. Don’t go near any stairs for a few days, and bring lots of treats. My ragdolls like Greenies. You might want to hitch up the team and take your wagon into town and get him some.
Maybe he will lose a step or two from the added weight and arrive just late for the fatal tripping. Or, perhaps he’s just resting….
One does not simply TANK CAT into Mordor!
One does not simply TANK CAT into Mordor!
No, Kyle made it thank god. He was announced safe second. At that point I knew Brandy was going, and she did, too.
@Roger Moore: Well that was the impression I had from this online TV show chat: that DWTS folks were up in arms over Bristol and Project Runway fans were equally disgusted by this year’s winner.
Wow Brandy was voted off? That’s ridiculous. I don’t really watch the show, but the ladies at work do, and they thought that Bristol would get voted off before Brandy.
Bristol can’t get voted off while her mom’s
stalkersfans power vote for her in hopes that if she wins it somehow means Sarah is President.
I really hope she doesn’t win because if she does she’ll show up forever again on the show.
I don’t use live plants myself, but you can use any that smell good to you. I’m very attentive to all kinds of smells, so I try to keep my environment as free from scented items as I can. When I do get something scented, I do my damnedest to make sure that it’s a natural scent rather than an artificial one.
Natural scents are generally complex and stimulate lots of my scent detectors, while artificial ones are simple and compensate by overstimulating a few detectors. It’s like the difference between an old-style filtered incandescent stop light and the new LED ones. The LEDs have a color that’s so bright and pure it overexcites my retina and leaves afterimages. Artificial scents do the same thing to my nose.
Yes, totally ridiculous. BP should have been voted off weeks ago, before at least two others.
I knew that either Brandy or Kyle would go tonight, though.
Ugh. So disgusted.
@beltane: In the early ’70s, I had a bottle of patchouli oil that was meant to be worn as a perfume. I dabbed some on my wrists and behind my ears every day. My mother thought it was horrible, which was reason enough for me to keep wearing it.
@jeffreyw: Knucklesammich is a kewl picture.
robertdsc-PowerBook & 27 titles
Love Tunch to death. Thank you.
Marshmallow cat! I’m happy.
@jeffreyw: Don’t let that kitty look at any more Tunchpics. It is obviously absorbing the Tunchcode somehow.
Yeah, but don’t the judges have the final say on DWTS. The lowest vote getters are named, but it’s the judges/producers who decides who’s voted off right???
@Violet: I guess this is a case of art imitating life wherein a contestant noticeably lacking in the very skill that success on the show is supposed to be dependent upon may well win due to the disconnect of wingnuts from factual reality. Kind of like Christine O’Donnell winning the Republic nod for senate in Delaware.
Tea tree oil is extremely deadly to cats.
Homer is a kewl kitteh.
On another note, Detroit 1-8-7 is a surprisingly decent show. I don’t even go “Christofuh” much anymore when Michael Imperioli is on screen. The storylines could use some work, but the cast chemistry is great.
Anonymous At Work
@General Stuck: I love Flonase. LOVE. During this pregnancy, my GP took me off Flonase and switched me to Rhinocort, and it’s been making me absolutely fucking miserable. Nonstop nosebleeds and painful dry nose. I’ve been transitioning back to Flonase for the last week, and I’m much happier, though the nosebleeds haven’t stopped completely. Getting my nose cauterized this week. Fun.
@jeffreyw: That he is!
How have the resident kittehs handled his arrival? Has the hissing ceased?
Hey, at least Jets fans aren’t Eagles fans. Just sayin’.
Here’s some music for ya.
Adam Hood – Million Miles Away
Tunch is a sight to behold and a good ending to the intertoobs tonight. Bonus: my fat toaster kitteh Mao Mao is snoozin on one of my sweaters with me in bed. Sweet dreams to all.
My house smells like wood stove, garlic, bacon and sage.
Good move on the scented candles – they are often over scented the chemicals used in the fragrance aren’t especially good for sinus or breathing issues. Tea tree oil should make you gag, but it’s a very useful oil, as it’s quite anti-fungal. Do not apply any essential oils, with the exception of lavender, to your skin straight. They should always be in a carrier oil. Orange is a nice one for scenting a room too.
And patchouli mixed with folded orange essential oil and a little lavender (1:4:1) is a lovely scent. or so everyone tells me; I wear it regularly.
I heard once that adding tea tree oil to, ahem, a Massengill or Summer’s Eve product was good for one’s lady parts. So I, um, tried it. Made my junk smell like a pine forest.
I know, I know. TMI. Whatever.
@schrodinger’s cat: Well, the kitty angst has eased, Homer gets along with Toby better than with Bea. If Homer would just cool it with Bea she would be OK with him, but he just won’t let her be, has to get right in her face and Bea just won’t let that happen.
So, to sum up, you are a lemon tree with problems?
@Violet: I wonder how many of the people voting for la Palin actually watch, and how many of them don’t because it’s “faggy” or somesuch.
Just wanted to chime in on Tea Tree oil. It’s strictly medicinal. Using it as a scent would be like burning a candle with Vick’s Vap-O-Rub scent.
Mike in NC
We had guests in the house (DWTS fans) and they know this is exactly how it is being played out. All politics, all the time, with those Teatards.
You, my friend, have earned the golden ‘Heh.’ award – but I may upgrade to platinum ‘LOL’.
I nearly wet myself when I read that and pictured you (whatever the hell you look like) standing on your porch and hurling the hippie-whiff across the street.
As a former Deadhead, doesn’t the smell of patchouli bring back pleasant memories? Or does it need to be liberally mixed with BO?
Iz no whip cream, iz no kitteh, iz fuzzy puddle.
Tunch is King, all of him.
A little Charlie pic me up.
@Tim F.: I’m not so sure Tunch is the Death Star either. He could very well be a moon. This requires further testing.
Cole should try to write his name across him and see what happens.
BTW, didn’t Tunch used to haz legz?
@trollhattan: Tis the ultimate in kitteh transcendence: to rise above the need for petty things such as legs. Now his tuna shall be brought to him and he will be adored as the living throw pillow he is.
And thanks be to JC for the Tunch pic. My wifey shall now haz a major happy at this development.
There are few things as disgusting as patchouli. Just throw it as far as you can. The lemongrass should mix nicely with the eucalyptus, if you’re looking for some new but still familiar scents.
Some of the people I know who are upset about Bristol seem like they might be sympathetic to the teabaggers, so I wonder if there might be some kind of teachable moment. They care more that Bristol is part of their tribe than whether she’s actually qualified, which is 100% typical. We need to figure out some nice, non-preachy way of getting that point across.
I’m a candle lover, too, but my own sinuses are very sensitive to the smoke and other things coming off them as they burn. My sister turned me onto the coolest thing, though, and I have no sinus problems when it’s on. Plus, they have the best scent combos ever that actually smell like the things they say they smell like. (I can never get over the smell of a “chocolate” candle and how it smells at best like mildewed Oreo crumbs mixed and Crayola.)
Scentsy is a bit pricey to start out, but you can reuse the wax over and over before they lose their scent. My sis has had most of her warmer and wax starter set for over a year, and the only reason she keeps buying more is to try new fragrances or as gifts to friends.
Has anyone else seen Boehner’s Time magazine cover?
He’s even creepier when he’s trying to look normal.
As for scented candles, I’m partial to PartyLights. Good quality, huge variety.
What ever happened to open windows and cooking smells? Mostly my house smells of beach sand, onions, garlic and whatever protein I’m cooking. (tonight was chicken in a red wine vinegar reduction; tomorrow is my first beef stew of the season. I do love ‘winter’ in Southern California.)
then the show is irrelevant.
@Francis: Our kitchen window of our condo opens up to the parking lot. The smells coming in from it are not pleasant.
Listening to “The Promise.”
There’s a reason why these tracks didn’t make the cut for “Darkness on the Edge of Town.”
Tunch is doing the Zen cat thing.
@burnspbesq: Ahem. Fish. Barrel. Stopping there.
BTW haven’t been cursed out yet at work, I think I r doing it wrong.
@jeffreyw: Wow, Homer is growing (& growing up) sooo fast…
EVENT HORIZON KITTY
This has the potential to be a truly awesome “fuck you” to Governor
Nice turn of phrase.
Amen. I’m not a huge Springsteen fan, but, even so, most of this stuff is, er, underwhelming, to say the least.
OMFG, Cole, you’ve gone full DFH.
Next, you’ll be wearing a psychedelic tie-dyed poncho and rose-colored glasses and you’ll wear your hair long while you blast Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane on the stereo and greet visitors with a zoned out recitation of “Heyyyyyyyyyyy, man, war is not healthy for children and other living things.”
Seriously. Turn in your Steelers cap. Body piercing and love-ins are next.
Cheryl from Maryland
@Roger Moore: That’s why many fans (including myself) are not watching or voting. And have vowed never to watch or vote again. The idea that voting on Dancing with the Stars is important and necessary to represent one’s political views (as one ABC executive said) is abhorent. Culture wars have brought us to a place where everything one does (scented candles, for example) has political connotations.
By the DWTS finals in previous seasons, the remaining dancers are good (not always the best). The remaining dancers all show a love of dancing and improvement through hard work. Not happening this season. Hard work and a desire to master dancing are not rewarded.
As Christmas looms, take the most orange-hued picture you can find of Boehner smiling and invert it in Photoshop.
…a rotten banana, with a greasy black peeeeelllllll!
I tried inverting Tunch in Photoshop but created a singularity, and Human League’s “The Black Hit of Space” suddenly came on the stereo.
Eucalyptus is great, but why not get the real stuff? It’s milder and lasts longer, plus it’s prettier to look at. Buy a mess of it and set up a vase-full in a corner.
Orange and clove essential oils are also a good combination. In wintertime I like to keep a small pot simmering on the stove with a sliced apple, cinnamon stick, dried orange or lemon peel, and various spices (clove, allspice, star anise, whatever) — it adds a little humidity to the air, and the glorious aroma goes everywhere. Just remember to add more water periodically or you’ll all have the scent of somewhat singed and caramelized fruit and spices . . .
I have been dieting for awhile now and it’s really a contant fight. I seem to be having a hard time boosting my metabolism.
December 4th ? Are you mad ???
WoW Cataclysm comes on December 7th, do you want to forgo playing it to be addressing site bugs ?
Tsk, Tsk.. Is like gemming spell points on a rogue!
Fuck you, Cole. You ALWAYS post Tunchie pics when I’m gone for a few days. And, THANK YOU, Cole! TUUUUUUUNCHIE!