Blue loves catch only in so far as he can get a hold of the ball and burrow a comfortable bed in the snow with it. If you get close you hear a growl that sounds like it’s coming from somewhere underground. Not that it means anything; Blue is about the sweetest animal I have ever met, but it seems to work on Max. Once in a while, though, with persistence even a marshmallow like Max can win the day. Turn the audio down if you don’t like church bells.
The vid shows nicely how cloudy dusk light on snow gives my white balance fits.
So in honor of MLK Day, here’s a trivia question. The bill to make it a federal holiday passed in 1983. It passed the House 338-90, and then the Senate 78-22.
My question is, do you know who voted against it back in 1983 that’s still serving in Congress to this day? There were 9 House members who voted against it who are still serving in Congress today (note: they may not all be necessarily still in the House, hint, hint), and there are two Senators out of the 22 who voted against it that are still serving today.
Quick, without looking it up, who are they?
Bonus points if you can figure out which one of them is currently running for President.
Gin & Tonic
For the Senate, I’m going to go with McCain and Hatch.
I knew McCain because he made a show of apologizing to the AA community just before the ’08 election.
IIRC, Ron Paul voted against it.
McCain voted against it, but he was still serving in the House at the time.
Correct on Hatch and Paul.
Stephen Colbert continues the excellence:
According to Colbert in his show tonight, It’s an ‘open’ primary, so you don’t have to be registered Republican to vote in that primary. I’m actually looking forward to watching the SC election results now! Go, ‘Cain’!
I got nothin’ beyond that.
The clip is better with the sound off, although you do miss the chatty woofs. It’s easier to see Max flinch when Blue barks without the sound (oy–seeing a dog flinch when woofed at without the sound is easier than seeing a dog flinch WITH the sound?)…Max is persistent. Blue is tolerant.
Max BTW is doing the equivalent of asking for dogs. It’s very very cute.
That is the sweetest dynamic.
Dogs are so frickin’ great. I just love ’em.
@Libby’s person: Colbert should do some Romney ads. He’s perfect for it.
Wow. Karen Santorum’s pre-Ricky days. As a 22 y.o. student she moved in with a 63 y.o. obstetrician – who’d earlier delivered her as a baby, and who was a longtime provider of abortions. They lived together for about 6 years (until about the time she met Ricky), during which time she was openly supportive of her husband’s abortion work.
That’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard.
@freelancer (iPhone): Shades of Ron Swanson (Parks & Rec).
@ MacKenna: I’m thinking Steve Carrell should be the Tina Fey of this election and channel Mitt on SNL.
OK, the best I can do is my cat is snoring next to me.
This is insane and overwhelming, but in a deliciously nerdy way.
@gaz: I don’t even have to click on it to tell it’s the Money Chart.
@gaz: I just noticed that according to the chart
Mitt Romney’s net worth is (very) roughly equal to:
Two Dr. Dre’s
About half of Diddy
A little less than John Kerry
The Dubai Fountain
somewhat less than 1 Airbus A380
5 Jon Huntsmans
still working up how many solid gold toilets he’s worth – it’s tough to tell from the chart
edit: fywp *sigh* fywp x2
Check out these retro-movie-inspired neon animated gifs:
I need the poster.
More here at the source:
I don’t even know where to begin with what’s wrong with this
(found @ your link above)
So the cat who was not feeling well potentially has Horner’s syndrome, the most common cause of which appears to be “idiopathic”. So now we need to run a few tests to rule that cause out. Something tells me idiopathic is the most expensive cause.
When my partner called from the vet, he kept talking about the cat’s third eye. I was shocked that the cat had an extra eye that I hadn’t noticed and was wondering what could suddenly cause a third eye to form since we don’t take the cat to yoga. Fortunately, my partner misunderstood, and the cat’s problem is with the third eyelid. No three-eyed cat, yet.
Well, you know what they say:
Watching Jon Stewart fluff Jodi Kantor as much as possible and considering how much I hate the media.
edited to also go: WTF is wrong with people giving standing Os to child labour? What. The. Fuck.
The prophet Nostradumbass
How strange, there’s an ad for SGI at the top of the page. I thought they were gone.
@Suffern ACE: Ugh. I HATE the term idiopathic. All it means is they have no clue what the cause is. Idiopathic can be the most expensive since if they don’t know the underlying cause they just run through treatments until they find one that works. Poor kitteh.
@The prophet Nostradumbass: Last one I used was an Oynx. 24 processors and only took one rack. Not 1U, but one full rack.
The place I worked had indies, indigos, and a crimson (with the reality engine) for front ends. At the time they were awesome, but 100Mhz, even in a 64 bit risc system doesn’t sound like much now.
The prophet Nostradumbass
@MikeJ: I used to work very near SGI’s former headquarters. Now, one of their buildings is Google, and one is the Computer History Museum. The Computer History museum really is well worth visiting.
This is inspired by the debate, but more humorous than substantive: George Romney’s Wikipedia entry:
2) The “Mexican businessman” thing is snark, obviously (Romney was the child of American citizens, and moved to the US when he was five). But it’s funny snark.
3) Romney had a whole lot of family who presumably spoke at least some Spanish (though they had lived in an American Mormon colony in Mexico); it’s odd that he studied French and did his mission in France. Maybe not enough Mormon missions with mansions in Latin America. Mind you, George Romney did his mission in the UK, so the LDS Church may just not be all that well organized.
ETA I’ve not read many mini-biographies of Mormons, but both Mitt’s Wikipedia entry and his dad’s make a point about how hard it is to proselytize Mormonism in regions where people like their tipple. I honestly don’t know if this is a running joke or if the people who are deeply sincere about these undertakings just obsess about this stuff.
The selection is not that unusual. It’s customary to throw the missionaries to a culture they have little to no familiarity with. That and France would have been much more a plum assignment than Mexico. Missionaries go anywhere it’s legal to proselytize. Which is why very few end up in Muslim countries.
Good boy, Max. He stood his ground and got the ball. And no dogs were bitten in the making of this video.
Hmm, I’m still hearing church bells.
Sometimes I see around KL pairs of young (i.e. twenty-ish) white men — black pants, white short-sleeved shirt and tie, really short haircuts — who don’t look or act anything like expat business types. “Missionaries,” I sez to myself. There’s certainly plenty of local non-Muslims here, and as far as the authorities here are concerned, one may freely proselytize to them. Could the young white dudes be Mormons?
@Amir Khalid: You just described LDS missionaries perfectly. Put mormon missionaries into google image search and you get back thousands of picture that match that description.
aww, speaking of the Santorumses – they’re on CSPAN whining about the horrors of naughty commercials on the teevee and how awful it is that they have to work so hard to keep their precious little brats from seeing them.
Morning Ho has just been unbearable lately – I mean, even more unbearable
What was Blue whispering in Max’s ear there? I think they’re plotting. I’d keep a close eye on them.
MSBNC dude just said Newt got a standing ovation for trying to find jobs for African Americans.
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
Max and Blue!! A belated thank you.
@Yutsano: The ask is cute. And so perfectly doggish. As he is politely asking, his snout is sneaking forward by millimeters. The further you can get before you get the actual “no” may allow you to snatch that ball after all.
How I miss snow. It hasn’t rained here in N. Cal for months. This is the time of year we are supposed to get water and there ain’t none. Don’t even get me started about not being able to go skiing.
Paul in KY
@Amir Khalid: Is it illegal in Malaysia to approach a Muslim person & attempt some proselytizing on them?