Globastardization in action. Why do you hate me so, my love? is, after all, one of the great universals (see Green, Cee-Lo). Blame it on commentor Comrade Mary (who also provided the background).
Open Thread: CNN Song of the Year
The storm damage to my factory four hours back.
The prophet Nostradumbass
Open Thread, so, I just played some WoW battlegrounds. I suck at it, but it’s fun anyway.
huntsman – If NH’ians kick me out, I’m taking my ball and going home.
The prophet Nostradumbass
While playing those battlegrounds in WoW, I was listening to Volbeat, from Denmark, who kick ass.
So I work for the State of Texas and I just got my monthly paycheck direct deposited (and, yes, getting paid once per month sucks as much as you think it would).
My check is about $60 less than normal. Why, you ask, since there weren’t any withholding changes for 2012 (the check is dated Jan 1)? Because the House Republicans took so long to pass the payroll tax extension that the TX Comptroller’s Office had already payroll for the entire State.
Apparently they are going to fix it, either with a special run or a one time adjustment in the Feb 1 payroll. Either way, I get to have not one, but two, (now, and when they fix it in a few weeks) truly awesome teachable moments with my coworkers about the tangible ways that the Republicans want to fuck over the middle class. And how the extension was only two months, and they need to keep holding feet to the fire.
@Gromitt Gunn: I just checked my monthly pay that was likewise posted today (not from the state of Texas), and it is also less than normal. I won’t be able to see the actual stub until next week, but the difference is consistent with the payroll tax difference.
Christ in a crosswalk. This is a teachable moment indeed.
So before my first cup of coffee I learned several things…there is a language: Tamil. And take it step further: Tanglish. I really like Bollywood movies, so I guess it’s no surprise I like this song. Guess I’ll have to search out Kollywood movies now.
Good morning. I have to work today. I hope everyone has a very safe and happy New Year’s weekend.
@Gromitt Gunn: Agree, drive it home. How much do you think those special runs are going to cost the state, too?
Yep, still like this song.
One more neat twist on this: the singer, Dhanush, can portray a “soup boy” (lovelorn sad-sack, I guess) very well, but his father-in-law is a macho, stylish, stylized, balding, self-mocking superstar in Asia (including Japan):
Who is the woman in the olive sweater in the video? Wow.
Shruti Haasan. Yes, she’s stunning.
@Comrade Mary: Her mom is a bombshell too.