Just checking in.
And for the record, I do read the comments, and both piglets and Steve are A-ok. In fact, they are mulling around my feet as I write this because they have their internal clock set to 11 pm, which is when we go potty and then have the thing they love the most but thank FSM can still not spell- T. R. E. A. T. S.
They do so love their nightly rituals. As do I.
So Rosie is doing better? I wonder if it really was just an upset tummy.
Get yerself a ladyfriend. Pets are cool, but most of the time you cant breed with them.
My dog can spell that. She is much smarter than she looks.
Is anyone watching Sleepy Hollow? I can’t get over how much I love that crazy, goofy show.
The Washington Football Club does not seem to be very good at gridiron football. Also, too, how do all of you on the east side of the country deal with games so late?
@Darkrose: I’m three eps or so behind, but the sheer joyful ridiculousness I saw on the #SleepyHollow hashtag tonight really made me want to get caught up.
@KG: I’m on vacation in the central zone and I’m fighting like mad to stay up a bit longer. I normally hit the DVR at the half and watch the rest in the morning but I don’t have recording here.
Did Rosie go to the vet to get checked out or was she better the next day so she didn’t have to go? Glad they’re all doing well.
In a random discussion today, I did find something much more problematic than a 13 year old blind schnauzer- a 5 year old blind chocolate lab. Yikes, I could only wish the owner good luck, as at least when Pepper gets stuck in a corner, I can pick her up and get her going in the right direction.
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Ah, at long last, a report on the Cole children.
People have been clamoring for an update on Rosie for DAYS.
Good to hear that all is well. We want no more sudden Tunch posts. More disturbing than a full profile of Mitt Romney.
Ah, yes, internal clocks. As my cat says to me each fall, “WTF do you mean ‘fall back’? My stomach does not ‘fall back’.”
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I on the other hand have a cat who I thank FSM on a daily basis is not outfitted with opposeable thumbs.
My people. Can’t believe how much I love this show.
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More Noisemax idiocy:
Kristol: Iran Intends on Getting Weapon
He knows this, how? Has the Dark Lord taught him legilimency? He can read their minds from 6000 miles away? Wow!
@Villago Delenda Est: At least we now know with certainty that Iran has no intention of getting a nuclear weapon. Though I generally supported the deal, I needed to hear from Kristol for my mind to be 100% at ease.
@beltane: My parents referred to Charlie Oboes so the kids would not know.
Saw this comic this morning and thought of BJ right off.
@Darkrose: The show is insane and dumb, but damn, it’s also the only place with 3 THREEE! black leads, no stereotypes and no “urban” tropes. So happy.
@Villago Delenda Est:
My landlady has a cat that can open his favorite hiding space/closet door. Don’t need to turn the knob but it does have a spring latch/detent that keeps it normally closed. The other 2 cats don’t seem to have a clue. All the cats can open the storage cabinet that holds their food.
@ruemara: I know!! I have an enormous crush on…well, pretty much everyone, but especially Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.
The other show that I’m watching with two black and two Latina leads is also on Fox. Go figure!
My cats can’t spell treats. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped them from figuring out how to open the can.
Uggh, my fantasy football team is falling apart. From 6-1 to 6-6 despite scoring the most points in the league during the 5 game losing streak. Hoping we are getting all the bad luck out of the way now and that the ball starts to bounce our way through the playoffs (and yeah, I know it doesn’t work that way)
PS. Has anyone seen this story about the guy who butt dialed the guy he was planning on killing while he was discussing the plan.
@MattR: Jonesboro is where my wife is from. She’ll get a kick out of it.
@Darkrose: I know, they’ve been really good about minorities in programming. so conflicted.
I can’t be the only one who read the masthead on that website as “Crackhead County.”
@ruemara: It’s actually real easy: Murdoch is an entertainer. The non-news Fox stuff is for entertaining the young people. The News Fox stuff – including business – is for entertaining (by which I mean scaring) older people. If the people who watch Fox could actually wrap their minds around why the message displayed on Fox’s non-news channel conflicts with what is said on their news channel, they would finally be outraged at the correct people.
Holy shit, I’m becoming a full-on Obot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPqz8Mqrm8Y
Is there a word for a political crush? I mean, not a man-crush, or a bromance, but like, this guy is awesome for his views, his attitude, his approach?
First off, specifically requesting that the heckler stay, and stopping the security people from removing him. It’s like the anti-Shrub.
Secondly, dealing with him respectfully.
Thirdly, explaining really politely that we don’t have a fucking dictatorship, and in order to fix any serious problems in this country or get anything done, we have to elect a Congress that can pass laws.
So yeah, that guy yelling needs to take all that energy and determination and full-on balls– which is really valuable–, and apply it to phoning Congresscritters instead, or backing candidates, and campaigning, or even running for office, and that will get us immigration reform.
Well done, Mr. President.
How cool is this.
3D printing community rallies to create $5 hand for kid.
ETA: Yeah, it’s a misleading headline. I didn’t write it.
Felines are currently having what I believe pols refer to as “a frank exchange of views” regarding who is responsible for threatening condtions of peaceful coexistence. Senior cat figures he rules, unfortunately he has just never had it in him to be an alpha cat. Zoey the Menace (the 20 lb black one, yeah her) figures as long as everyone remembers SHE is the alpha cat, everything will go just fine. So far just chirping and halfhearted growling….
Going to have to lay low shortly and let pain meds work; dentist put temporary crowns on two dental implants today (top central incisors, don’t ever let your kid do a skateboard faceplant on a concrete driveway or it will come back to haunt him or her forty years later). Guy was using a motherfucking torque wrench to tighten things down and I didn’t specify being numbed up, which I hate anyway. Dental procedure pain sucks, but….all I wanted for Christmas was m’ two front teeth and I’m going to get them.
@Miz Conception: Heh. Yeah. And the guy kinda has a Rob Ford look at quick glance.
@Anoniminous: Very cool. 3D printing has so many exciting potential uses. It seems like it is going to be the next big thing. Just wish I knew which company was going to lead the charge so I could buy stock now.
So what was wrong with Rosiepuppeh? Is she better? She is, of course, my favorite of your pets. She is also your unbridled id.
My mom’s Chihuahua Chica is staying with us for a week. Little puppeh is COLD. I literally swaddled her in my bathrobe and she was much happier.
@Anoniminous: unbelievably cool and yeah, editors.
@Belafon: Welll, as a person who tracks this industry since I have foolish aspirations, not exactly. It’s a consistent problem for people of colour and particularly women of colour. This has been a notable tv season with many programs with black leads, very integrated casts and a lack of utter dumbassery. In fact, last week’s Criminal Minds was horrible in it’s hamhandedness, but notable as the only real mess of dealing with black people. It’s not really a savvy move on Murdoch’s part, it’s a real shift on the part of producers for at least 3 networks and several major shows.
Glad to hear the furlets are doing fine. My dog must be smart, though; she catches on when you spell “treats.”
According to what I’ve read, there are a host of basic patents that are going to lapse in the next five years. This should allow a major price “revision” for the technology. So it’s a good bet we haven’t seen anything yet.
As far as investing, by bitter experience I can tell you to spread your investments across a number of companies. Mr. Chance and Lady Luck aren’t on anybody’s Board of Directors and right now the market is too thin and scattered to make any reasoned analysis worth the paper its written on.
@MattR: I feel your pain. Started 9-0 and then fell to 10-2. Ok. I’m just bragging.
People make fun of dog sweaters, but little dogs like chihuahuas really need them in the winter to keep their body temperature up.
Or youngest cat Charlotte is our only shorthair and she gets a little mopey this time of year because it’s not cold enough to trigger her to grow a winter coat, but it’s just chilly enough to make her uncomfortable.
@ruemara: Just going to say that I’ve had an AWFUL lot of acquaintances who were cast this season; not all in starring roles, but hell, recurring and supporting roles sure as hell pays the bills. Some of them were kind bleh/crap roles, but a whole lot of them weren’t—and that’s all you can ask for. (Though apparently one of them exited a show rather decidedly tonight….a bullet to the head generally doesn’t allow the character to return…).
@Suffern ACE: Just as long as you are not already raising the championship trophy in your head.
My team fell apart when Randall Cobb broke his leg. At this point I start Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Zac Stacy, Alshon Jeffrey, Josh Gordon, Eric Decker, Julius Thomas, Adam Vinatieri and the Seahawks D. During the 5 game losing streak, my team has put up the second most point twice and third most once. This is a keeper league where players can be held for a max of three years before going back into the draft pool and I can’t figure out if I should be trying to add players to improve my team for this year, try to trade them away to add draft picks or stand pat. I think I have to trade Randall Cobb (who can be held for 1 more year) for Matt Forte (who goes back in the pool after the year). If I win this week, I make the playoffs and I think my team is good enough to win it all (I do have the most total points after all). But after the last 5 weeks, there is part of me that says this is just not my year and I should cut my losses.
Keeping abreast with an upfront appeal.
@Mnemosyne (iPhone): There’s nothing wrong with sweaters on a dog. No, it’s the Gucci kimono or Ralph Lauren sailor suit that gets me.
Speaking of pet clothes.. my family had a Siamese-type cat when I was a kid. My aunt felt sorry for her, and knitted her a little sweater to wear. The only time we tried to put it on the cat, she clawed her back legs up inside the sweater and ran around the house using only her front legs, dragging her butt on the floor.
@gwangung: What do you call an actor in Hollywood who does nothing but commercials?