As promised by the lovely and talented Mr. John Cole, I will be your intermittent substitute teacher for the next few weeks while he gets right with Jeebus. I would ask that everyone please stay in your assigned seats and gender roles and then nobody gets hurt.
For those unfamiliar with my oeuvre, I started my own blog weeks after the last dinosaur died , then moved on to Balloon Juice rave fave Firedoglake, and now I am nestled between the loving bosoms of Raw Story where I write Panic in Funland among other things. I have been described as a “keen observer of the human condition and chronicler of the zeitgeist*”, as well as “guy who says shit about other people on the Internet.”
This is approximately the employment path my high school career counselor set me upon in the early seventies except for that ‘Internet’ part which didn’t exist back then, just like Kindles, Hot Pockets, and homosexuality.
So much for the sweaty-palms, speed-dating bio portion of this post.
As I said, I will be popping in here intermittently for the next few weeks bringing you news from the outside world, commenting on lifes rich pageant, sharing creative swear words that you can teach your kids, and — at John’s request — sharing pet pictures which means The Boyz, Fenway & Wembley seen above.
Lastly I want to wish John well. As the straightest of the straight for whom a hit of vicodin might as well be pure uncut heroin and the ‘hard stuff’ is Pibb XTRA, I can’t comprehend what he is about to go through, but I admire his courage in stepping up and doing this for himself.
Dude has a lot of heart and guts, but you guys already knew that…
*Actually that has never been said about me but it’s not like this a resumé which must, by law, be 100% truthful…
dunno if i can respect a blogmaster who messes up his possessive apostrophes in such a manner
Big ears are big! Fenway and Wembley, so you like baseball and whatever it is they play at Wembley. Probably, soccer. I have no idea.
It’s a contraction, not a possesive – but shouldn’t it be “It is I”? (Refuse to put question mark inside of quotes in this case.)
Welcome, and nice to meet both you and the dogs.
“Be still, my heart! ’Tis the Bogg!”
—Shakespeare (apocryphal), George II.
@maeve: good effort, but that’s not what i was talking about
Really pleased you’ll be saying stuff about people on the InnerTubes. Also, more dog pics, ok?
Great to see you here, you’d never respond to me at FDL so I expect the same here but welcome anyway!
You are clearly not aware that Tbogg is quoting a Todd Rundgren song.
ETA: Okay, you weren’t talking about that. Pardons.
Love your stuff, and thanks for reader-sitting.
And I’m now worried about John.
I probably have the link to your original site still on my old PC & everywhere you try to hide I’ll find you because you make the search worthwhile. My good friend Bartcop sent me to you back in those days of dinos and the world sure has changed a bit since then. Hopefully you will find this group of whiners, Obots, firebaggers, loons and losers a bracing change of pace . . . but I doubt it! Just don’t say anything to upset us, we bruise easily around here.
Love the look on Wembley’s face. He’s so grown up, but still goofy. Our big grown-up boy. Thanks for the photo, and I’m excited that there will be more! Glad you are here.
@Linnaeus: again, not what i was talking about
Let me be, uh, seventh (nope, 15th) to wish you welcome. And as a longtime reader of your various blogs, I’ve been pretty disappointed at the lack of bassets in the current iteration. I’m expecting far more in the way of long-eared canines here.
Is this where we all walk over to the pencil sharpener at once? hahah. Old person’s joke.
Welcome! and John, if you are reading this, best wishes!
Here, at least, you will find is a blog with a few remaining sane and informed.
@Linnaeus: If more people recognized Todd Rundgren, he wouldn’t be so (allegedly) cranky.
Nice to see a somewhat popular blogger around here.
I’m partial to “Somewhat Popular Demonic Conservative Ridicule Machine” myself.
Hope all is well with you and yours, Sir.
I’m not sure there has to be a difference between “keen observer of the human condition and chronicler of the zeitgeist” and “guy who says shit about other people on the Internet.”
BTW: Fuck you. You have to get it from someone here while you are an FPer. Since you’ve been here before in the comments, I’m sure you know all the BJ traditions.
I would have thought that if we were going to use lame-ass 70’s lyrics as a title intro, the least you could have done is pick something from either Kung Fu Fighting by Earl Douglas or Magic from Jigsaw rather than go down the whiniest Rundgren playlist, but despite that small quibble, welcome and don’t forget to tip the wait staff.
Gin & Tonic
@cokane: He’s implying there’s only one reader. Is he wrong?
Praise be to Bieber, it’s bassets and such!
I always felt bad for substitute teachers in high school. I mean, not enough to tell people to calm their shit, but I can’t think of a job that comes with less respect… maybe Congressman?
Ah Bartcop. I miss that guy. I had a blog for a while many years ago and he said nice things about it on his page. I also got pointed to TBogg by BC, although I never really exploited his advice on fine anejo tequila. Chinaco was his brand if I remember right.
That’s after the simultaneous pigtail-in-inkwell dip, young lady!
I thought you were funnier.
I am disappoint.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Aww yeah. This is going to be great!
Welcome to our party, sir!
I think it was a link from your original purple-bordered site that first led me to Sadly, No!… and eventually a link from those guys led me here. Truly, everything is interconnected…
Thanks for filling in, TBogg. I don’t even know how long I followed you before you joined and left fdl, but the lovely an talented daughter was in high school
@cokane: He has an overactive thumb on the space bar, too.
Yes it was, Chinaco anejo tequila. I like it well enough, never caught his fever level though. I think we could do ‘Kevin Bacon’ on ol Bart, a lot of people got linked from him. Yet Limbaugh still lives.
Yay, bassetts! I’m so happy to see them again. And thanks for leaving the scary clowns at home.
@KG: At least Congresscritter pays well enough that the lack of respect doesn’t matter.
Ahem. Carl Douglas, not Earl Douglas. :)
Oh, Like we don’t know who you are Mr. Bogg. I’ve been reading you for at least four dogs. I remember when your wife went to get one of them in some major blizzard. If you run out of ideas for posts here I wish you would revive some of America’s Worst Mother ™. Those were da bomb.
Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name)
Great, as long as we are doing this OG shit, my memory stretches back to Salon’s TableTalk and a witty guy named TBogg as a commenter.
In a world that often seems like it’s just a big pit of unending, breathtakingly horrid crap, this is a nice thing. :)
@Anne Laurie: I remember you from when you were just a super witty commenter at Sadly, No! I always looked for your comments first.
@gbear: This is a substitute teacher joke I guess. We used to trade names around. That could get very confusing here. Plus you couldn’t tell.
Can’t remember any other substitute pranks.
The dog on the right resembles my MIL
Welcome. When John comes back and isn’t cranky, we may have to keep you.
(Best of luck, John)
I think that was my route, as well.
We get TBogg as our substitute? The other blogs are gonna be wicked jealous.
@cokane: I’m betting it was a copy & paste job anyway.
Bruce Springsteen played at Wembley — the historic old stadium, before they rebuilt it. By all accounts, he and the E Street Band won.
Please proceed, bassets.
Release the hounds.
@Amir Khalid: Isn’t Wembley in London?
We can’t quote any song that rhymes “frightening” with “timing.”
TBogg! TBogg! So glad to see you here. You do get around.
ooh-ooh, I volunteer for blackboard and clapping-erasers duty!
The Boyz are beautiful. Did they insist on the classic B&W photography?
Oh. My. Bob. It’s TBogg. John loves us and wants us to be happy.
And just FYI, John integrated the blog… cats are welcome!
And parrots and ferrets and hedgehogs.
We have a long-term sub?!!
@Anne Laurie: There was a page that Slate or Salon or someone used to have that had blurbs from blogs, set out Left and Right on the page (Peter Daou). I first linked here from that, and often liked it, but would periodically get angry with John and ceremoniously dump the bookmark. Oh I sang along with the mendacious anus song with great gusto dozens of times. O the memories!
But I kept checking back upon some news or other where I wanted to hear his take, and would often reinstate the bookmark. I really would get irrationally angry over it! I guess I just knew what a good guy John is and expected better than some of his previous wingy views. That’s been a long time now, I don’t even remember what year that was. I think I still had dial-up.
dance around in your bones
TBogg! Do you know how many times we juicers have begged Cole to bring you on here as a front pager? And to think, all it took was…..oh wait, that’s not gonna come out right.
That basset in the foreground looks like he is about to start reciting Bible verse in the voice of Johnny Cash.
Basset ears is what this place needs right now.
Welcome! I’m a fan of your former blog and was pleased to see you turn up on Raw Story. Nice to see you here, even tho I am bummed about the reason for it. You make a pretty decent consolation prize tho.
“Lastly” ought to make any reader’s teeth grit.
From one Bog to another, welcome. Buckle up everyone, and keep your hands inside the car, we are about to get on a very fun ride!
Yes, that’s the one. It’s as iconic in football as, or maybe even more so than, Fenway is in baseball.
But WHO put the Xtra in Mr. Pibb? Inquiring minds and all….
No way am I restricting myself to a single gender role, let alone finding the yellowing script required for same. Still, welcome and here’s a four-winged flying Dinosaur to make the place familiar and cosy for you.
TBogg: To quote Dug in Up, “I have just met you and I love you.”
This sets up an interesting conundrum: can TBOGG achieve at TBOGG unit at a third party site?
TBu’s have been rare here in BJ.
It’ll be fun to watch this.
It isn’t enjoyable until there are tears.
Villago Delenda Est
The boys are handsome boys indeed.
Welcome! I never read FDL outside of pointing and laughing at Jane Hamsher so I am not familiar with your work and truth be told I’ve always gotten you mixed up with digby. But, I’ve heard rumors that you are a Shakira fan so that makes you alright in my book.
Now that you’re here, we can shake things up a bit. I suggest we start with Shakira’s Ass.
Welcome! I can’t remember if I found Balloon Juice from someone mentioning it on your pre-Firedoglake site or if it was the other way around. Now if we could just get John to also give the keys to Roy Edroso, I could stay at one site.
I look forward to your somewhat popular posts.
When did TBogg break up with Shakira?
The occasional Shakira gif would not be unwelcome. Just sayin’.
Iowa Old Lady
Welcome. This is a very pet friendly site, so we should all get along.
TBogg — welcome.
John Cole — Heal and mend quickly. Sacrifices to the FSM are being made on your behalf for a speedy return to the blogosphere, as you are the glue that binds this community together.
Yeah yeah yeah, welcome and nice dogs ‘n shit. Now WHERE ARE THE GODDAM SHAKIRA VIDS?
PS: You’ll know you’re really accepted here when you get your own personal troll.
And Corner Stone doesn’t count. He’s like that all the time.
Shakira gifs are sexist, misogynist displays of patriarchal fat shaming. They’re the exact opposite of the peaceful non-violence of a perfectly running anarcho-syndicalist society of free-range vegan anti-gmo co-ops, working together to create non-alcoholic organic beet beers…
I am delurking long enough to welcome TBogg, and to say, I too have been a long-time reader since Mrs. TBogg visited the Great White Mid-Atlantic to pick up one of the boyz. I am absolutely delighted at your presence, and echo Louise, “John loves us and wants us to be happy.”
Welcome, TBogg! There aren’t nearly enough basset hound pics at Panic in Funland, and I expect you to rectify that sad state of affairs here. And a Shakira shake wouldn’t be amiss….it’s so *you*.
@Botsplainer: It’s almost as if Sarah Palin were trying to mock a liberal. Almost. But it makes just slightly more sense.
Something like this, pretty please……………
Unless you are describing how I finished nearly every bike race I was in…
A Humble Lurker
Is this the Latina we were promised? If not, I am disappoint.
Big fan, TBogg. Lovely to see you and your fantastic bassets here.
Goddammit to hell. I tried so hard to be a perfect firebagger, but couldn’t work in a Mumia or Dr St President Jill Stein reference….
@A Humble Lurker:
That’s when Shakira shows up.
@schrodinger’s cat: I have always had kind of a crush on Wembley, so that would seem like high praise if I didn’t already know what you think of your MIL.
Although maybe that expression isn’t quite as cute on a cranky human as it is on the adorable Wembley.
Gin & Tonic
@Amir Khalid: Clearly you have never been to Fenway.
Can we make “John loves us and wants us to be happy” a rotating tag line? Pretty please?
Just for you TBogg. And there is nothing sexist about Shakira’s ass. Just lots of envy.
…and makes Dr St President Jill Stein weep in despair over the demise of the promise of the America that could be, with Truth and Reconciliation Commissions regarding the speciesist crimes of meat eaters, Gaia worship centers on every block, Mumia poetry on both national TV networks nightly and drum circles with giant puppet parades on national holidays.
For those who are just interested in Shakira’s ass shaking abilities, I’ll just say that she is fluent in 4 languages plus speaks a bit of other languages, plays 3 instruments, writes and produces most of her own music, take anthropology/history professors on tour with her so she can learn more about the places she visits. Plus, spends her off-time building schools for poor kids throughout Colombia, working as a UNICEF ambassador and convincing billionaires and World Bank to donate millions to fund education in Latin America. She also starred in a pro-peace Reebok Super Bowl ad and included an-anti Bush and anti-war video during the run-up and beginning of the Iraq War. In other words, she is a badass.
The boyz!!! I’ve missed the boyz. Don’t forget the action shots, Mr. Bogg.
like others, I am waiting on a Shakira GIF. Maybe you should post pictures under the fold and include a trigger warning. What does TBOGG think of soccer/futbol/recipe posts?
Welcome, tbogg! And hello to the bassets, whom I’ve been missing sorely.
@WaterGirl: She has big sad eyes like a basset. True story.
this is a good idea
@askew: Gosh I am getting old and clearly not very hip. I had to Google Shakira just to figure out what folks here were talking about :).
I think Todd Rundgren would be that cranky no matter what happened. Even if Sir Paul came and knocked on his door to personally hand him the MBE, Todd would complain that it didn’t match his blue suede shoes. Some people are just too smart and talented for their own good, and Todd’s one of those people. (Just ask Andy Partridge!)
TBogg, however, is just smart enough. And I echo all of the above in welcoming the bassets.
Welcome to the front page, TBogg! I’m another reader of yours from way back when. Nice of you to come blog-sit.
@schrodinger’s cat: I momentarily considered saying something unkind about your MIL, but I will refrain just in case your husband reads BJ. And because my mom said if you can’t say anything nice…
@Tommy: See my post above, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. ;-)
Disappointing vid. Not enough scissoring…
That is an action shot. Just sayin’.
Jesus, I go away for like an hour and then come back and fucking Tbogg is on the front page and Cole is in some kind of rehab.
My world is officially rocked.
John, hang in there buddy. You are loved. You are also pound for pound one of the sweetest dudes in the world.
Tbogg, please start kicking the asses of the powerful. I don’t have all day.
Try Googling “TBogg+Shakira” for more fun.
Made the suggestion last night that since TBogg is coming over here for a bit and we’re looking for a Latina blogger, then how about Shakira.
Welcome, TBogg! Thanks for helping out while John’s off taking care of bidness.
@Betty Cracker: Fantastic bassets?
His eyes are up here, Betty….
My favorite Rundgren song: “I Saw the Light.” Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Just One More Canuck
So who’s going to be TBogg’s obsessive stalker troll
Karen in GA
TBogg, I first started reading your stuff when you were mocking America’s Worst Mother (I wonder what little Formica Sue and Claritin are up to these days?), and I’ve followed you all over the interwebs in a non-stalkerish-I-swear way ever since.
Very glad to see you here.
@Amir Khalid: ty for the correction, damn 70’s were a long time ago
@M. Bouffant: hey, that’s Mr. Philistine to you, bub!
Such a cop out title for a first post! You should have gone with “Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me”.
I kid, I kid!
Great to see you here, TBogg!
This is just great.
She’s awesome. She doesn’t get much attention outside of Latin media in the U.S. but she is quite popular worldwide and she puts her celebrity to good use in championing education for poor kids and poverty in Latin America. And anyone who can with all seriousness write “I am starting to feel a little abused like a coffee machine in an office” is worth paying attention to.
@Trollhattan: Some viewpoints should be discriminated against
Mr. Bogg, if you’re going to fill in for Cole it’s pretty much obligatory that you end each post by telling us how much we suck. Suggesting that we fuck off is also acceptable. We’ll let it go this time, first day and all.
Travels with Charley
Long time lurker & fan of TBogg. BUT ! If you post on BJ then weekly basset pics r required!
When John comes back can you stay anyway? You’re my two favorite people that say shit on the internet. Welcome, we are so glad to have you!
Was in the rule book beforehand?
Iowa Old Lady
@Trollhattan: Do they allow swastikas?
Couple of points:
> news from the outside world
Please keep that to a minimum. We like it here on the internet.
If you are going to post here you have to post pet pics. If you don’t have access to any animals, go rescue one or more.
As someone else has pointed out, if you are ‘filling in’ for John, you are going to have to tells how much we suck on a regular basis.
Welcome and greetings!!!! Been lurking lately due to being on vacation and stuff, but I saw the name Tbogg, thought “bassets!” And then I had to get off the Internet because my niece needed the computer. But just had to say hi.
Jeebus, TBogg gets around more than Larry Craig when the fleet is in town.
OMG! You got the boys to actually sit up and look at the camera! I’m so used to seeing them in assorted laying down positions with their eyes closed that I was beginning to think they were really stuffed animals that you just sort of brought out and draped over the furniture every now and then.
Yeah, I’m a cat guy, but I’ve been reading between the bassets for what seems forever. So, welcome to TBogg :)
And is this going to be on the final?
@Trollhattan: My gosh. It is 2014 and not 1914 isn’t it? For many Americans, myself included, that flag is a hateful thing. I mean for me, flying that flag, it is like only a step or two above burning a cross on somebodies lawn.
T-Bogg is represented in congress by Darrel Issa. That explains a lot about him to those unfamiliar with the man. Think French resistance in France during WW2, surrounded by an entrenched enemy.
@Helen: Those ARE the action shots. Wembley is sitting up.
@R-Jud: That’s what that picture of Wembley (I think?) reminds me of, exactly! I couldn’t quite place it – I kept thinking of Elvis, but I knew that wasn’t quite right.
It pains me to hear the bassets described as the one on the left or the one in the foreground.
All is forgiven being that it’s the first day of school and all: Fenway is the one showered in white light; Wembley is wearing the bling.
My favorite TBogg story is the one about “Fenway on the Roof”. Cracks me up every time.
Tom (TBogg) Boggioni
@Johnny Yuma: Nope. Issa is in North County and inland. I’m in the mostly-liberal beach community of PB, overseen by Scott Peters.
So old that remember Rundgren’s first iteration of “Hello It’s Me” (no comma in the title) on the first Nazz album in 1968 (the song didn’t really reach ‘hit’ status until it’s remake in ’72).
Welcome! Thanks for stepping up as substitute, and yay PUPPEHS!!!
I’m still kinda miffed/butt-hurt that you never confirmed receipt of your discount Juicebox Jesus action figure, TBogg. But whatever; glad you’re filling in for Cole. Have fun.
@WaterGirl: AFAIK he doesn’t read Tunchland. He is much less of a political animal than I am.
But Mr. Cole always lets us change seats and cross-dress on Tuesdays, I swear!
Welcome TBogg and, most of all, welcome Fenway and Wembley. Love those ears and soulful eyes.
zombie rotten mcdonald
Bassets. We got ’em.
Hey, T.B. (if I may),
Did you ever take your doggies to the annual Basset Hound Picnic (sponsored by Basset Rescue) at Morley Field? I’m not sure they still have it — if so, it must have moved — but I went every year back when my parents had bassets. There’d be 50, maybe 75 basset hounds there, with contests such as a race (few bothered to finish the 50-yard trek), longest ears, best baying, etc. Never so much as a squabble, of course; they’re basset hounds, after all. I’d just wander around the site for an hour or so, laughing the whole time.
Re Congress: Scott Peters is facing the vile Carl DeMaio in November. Going to be ugly and then some. And CLOSE, too; BJ’ers should consider contributing to Peters — a centrist Dem, sure, but he holds the ultimate trump card: He’s not Carl DeMaio.
Dave in ME
TBogg – I love you and always have. Oh wait…………I mean that in the most unhomosexual way possible.
Glad to see you in these parts!! :-)
Quaker in a Basement
Did you bring along snacks? I hear Bill Kristol might drop by.
zombie rotten mcdonald
@Quaker in a Basement:
I have a pie for him.
dance around in your bones
Ok, one of the things we used to do to substitute teachers was what we called a ‘fruit roll’ – we’d all bring oranges and apples and grapefruit from home, and at a signal from one of the ringleaders we’d all stand up and yell “fruit roll!” and roll all our fruits to the front of the room.
Ok, we thought it was hilarious when we were 10 or so. And yes, I know nowadays it could be misconstrued. But it’s the best substitute teacher story I got.
I’ve been disappointed at the lack of Shakira’s ass, but life is full of disappointments. Including the comment system at Raw Story, which is why I’m more or less a lurker there. The old TBogg site was a bit more…uninhibited. One of my fondest memories is being told by some douche waffle that I personally was representative of everything that’s wrong with this country, or wrong with the innertubes, or….something. The details escape me now, especially since the other commenter was sort of incoherent as I recall.
Don’t let the L&T Casey hear you say that, kiddo. Actually, I imagine she’d be OK with it.
But 150 comments, and no mention of pink Himalayan salt yet? As Miss Clavel would say: Something is not right.
Well, anyway, glad to see you here. This site might benefit from moar McMegan-bashing and moar Shakira’s er um uh … her you-know-what. (Euphemised because this is a family show, after all.)
What is this, the fifth blog I’ve read Tbogg at? Good to see you sir; so kind of you to help John out, otherwise tons of readers would be demanding their bitcoins back. Toss a few basset photos their way and they’ll forget all about it, I promise.
You sir, are a keen observer of the human condition and chronicler of the zeitgeist.
And now that has been said about you. Albeit by a pseudonymous nonentity in a blog comment.
HULOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! To u and teh Boyz!!!
We’ve got our eye on u!
@gnomedad: @schrodinger’s cat:
They loll on teh beach, psilly.
The one memorable substitute teacher I had was in high school French class — he was from Haiti, so it was quite interesting for us to decipher his accent. Also, this being the high school that Tom Morello also graduated from, the teacher was pretty much my only black teacher ever to that point, which was pretty trippy for a very sheltered suburbanite.
And that’s out of the ordinary because …..?
Welcome, sir. Another long-time follower here. (and one who, also, too, needs more Shakira shakes)
Tom (TBogg) Boggioni
@Donut: I SWEAR I thought I sent you an email with a pic attached. If I didn’t I humbly apologize. For it is glorious.
James E. Powell
Open My Eyes is my favorite criminally overlooked Nazz song.
It’s like the people who make up the “classic” rock playlists have no idea what’s in the vault.
Welcome, Mr. Bogg.
You had me at Fenway!
Yay! TBogg & the Boyz!!
…that is one eldritch photo, with Fenway bathed in angelic light and Wembley darkling in the foreground. It’s as if Fenway is the angel on Wembley’s right, whispering do-goodery; and there is no demon on Wembley’s left because Wembley doesn’t need a demon to incite him to mischief. He’s even saying as much – look at that lip curl!
(Actually, IIRC, Fenway is the one who Gets Up to No Good and Wembley is the angelic one. Or am I misremembering?)
What, the Skull-Fuck a Kitten Hour?
BASSETS! Yay! Tbogg! Also yay!
One of the highlights of my somewhat boring existence was co-winning the “breitbart is still dead” poster contest at Tbogg’s place over at the puppy puddle.
And YAY! Breitbart is still dead!
Ohhhhh, Wembley and Fenway, it’s sooo good to see you guys! And hello again to your person, TBogg.
I do occasionally post at TBogg’s current homeplace on the nets, but it’s just not the same, somehow.
Fewer regulars, more nasty trolls. Totally different atmosphere from either fdl or TBogg’s old home before that.
I suspect that’s why there aren’t many pix of the boyz there. It just doesn’t feel friendly enough.
I, too, have followed TBogg around–pre-fdl, but not all the way back to comments on Salon and Sadly, No. I bow to your bona fides, those who can claim to have known him that long.
Mostly I lurk at BJ, off and on visitor. Happened by right around the time Tunch died…broke my heart and I’d never even met him.
Oh, and thanks to petesh for giving the word over at TBogg’s regular spot.
@tejanarusa: You’re welcome!
@pete: I was moving to the straight first name, but for consistency maybe I’ll settle on petesh. Rhymes with Ganesh.
So … given the picture …
big ears … aquiline nose …. baleful look …
and no doubt slobber+age+”what did you roll in?” + disdain + anti-social outside of food tendencies =
…. this should suffice ….
@pete: Ah, just “pete” here.
Now I’m wondering which names are hiding TBogg regulars I’d recognize under other noms….
(also, waving back to ndfg!!)
@CaseyL: Thinking — Wembley is rather sweet – but wasn’t it he who ate Mrs. TBogg’s um, lingerie? Still, Fenway holds the title of “Bad Bassett Boy” I think, if only for that adventure on the roof referred to above. Laughed myself sick reading that…
I believe “skull fuck a kitten” is a unique John expression that was invented at this site. TBogg must find his own unique shit here. Bring it, TBogg!
Great to see you here, Tom!
The old pre-FDL stomping grounds had the best comments section ever. I can remember several 300-500 comment threads when some hapless gooper would show up to be beaten senseless by the crowd. Good times.
I hope we can expect to see the lovely, leggy, bootylicious Mrs. Tbogg make an occasional appearance, and it would be nice to have some updates on the L&T Casey also, too.
Rundgren and Cole share a birthday and the former called the latter an asshole. Perfect.
Stupid joke, which struck me as absolutely HIGH-larious when I was about 10:
Three deaf old ladies on a tour coach.
Woman #1: Is this Wembley?
Woman #2: No, it’s Thursday.
Woman #3: So am I, let’s get off and find a pub!
@Mnemosyne: Ha! Jeffrey Dahmer graduated from my high school. Make of that what you will.
@askew: The minute she explained that she was rubbing up on Rhianna because her husband says she can’t do videos with guys, she lost her badass title. Her whole submissive thing with him has been very disappointing.
TBogg don’t ever leave.
Good to see some old friends here…
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
Hey! It’s those bassets on the internet! Howdy TBogg. We’ll try to behave. Sorta kinda.
Hey, T, here’s another of your neverending stream of weird little internet friends. I have a t shirt!
Great to see Wembly and Fenwick in ageless (and soulful) black and white.
@Tom (TBogg) Boggioni:
No pic needed. I am simply gratified to know that He arrived safely and that He gladdens your heart. That’s enough for me.
Hey TBogg – delurking at BJ long enough to say hello to you and all your weird little internet friends with whom many a comment has been shared, wish John god-speed, and ask for moar bassetts!
There’s you and roy and driftglass and no more mr.nice blog and charlie pierce and matt taibbi and the late lamented doghouse riley and molly ivins and lots of others i can’t remember and even with that all-star lineup the bullshit rolls us over again and again and again. Just like global warming, America’s inevitable destruction is under way and cannot be stopped.
Canada should immediately build a 6000 mile long, 50 ft.high, reinforced concrete wall with 5 rolls of razor wire and 50 cal pillboxes every 100 yards. Lots of good jobs. Maybe they’ll even hire a few Americans.
pseudonymous in nc
For some reason, Raw Story bans whatever Disqus account I have, and I can’t be pestered making a new one, which is why I haven’t followed TBogg as much since his move to RS.
I don’t have a t-shirt, but I do have war stories of the Alec Rawls thread
I just wish there was something more concrete we could do for John.
J R in WV
All the Veterans groups listed are those men who fought for the United States of America.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans are honoring those men who fought AGAINST the United States of America!!! Treason in defence of Slavery, traitors to their very core!
So this Judge thinks all states should issue license plates with a German Nazi swastika, with a Imperial Japanese Rising Sun, with the British St George’s Cross?? Cause that’s who we beat for independence!
What a dickwad! What a deusch! What an UnAmerican unaware of history dirtbag! Is this judge a Texan? Has he considered requiring TX to issue license plates with pictures of Santa Anna on them?
Same diff dickhead!
She’s not married. Just her boyfriend and she was kidding. With English being her 4th language, her jokes don’t always work. She clarified the remark multiple times because her boyfriend was getting so much crap for being a caveman. She hasn’t really ever done any videos with guys except for the infamous La Tortura video and Underneath Your Clothes with her skeezy ex-fiance.
Welcome, TBogg. Wise and generous words for John .
I got a little thrill up my leg when I read that Romney might run again. My first thought was Tbogg! We’ll get another series of the Romney boys blogging. It would make it all so worthwhile.
So THAT’S what Tbogg stands for. Welcome. Big fan.
JC is a drunk. I hope he dries himself out, and stays that way. For his sake.
OK, unabashed tears here. I (and “I” sometimes is me, sometimes is my husband – we both go by ixnay) texted the SO and told him about the TBogg post, which when I found it had 0 comments. By the time I had finished the text, it was up to 33 comments. It is wonderful to see all the old school here. It is wonderful that Mr. Boggioni is kicking in his time and effort. As well as all the usual suspects.
Mr. Cole, our very best thoughts. I doubtless have family near you (think coal mines, sadly). Please know that we love you, and the critters, and will always be available for whatever might be needed, to the best of our ability. Maine is not WV, but there’s a lot in common.
And to reiterate many comments above: MOAR BASSETS
@WereBear: Todd didn’t seem too cranky when I saw him as part of Ringo’s All-Starr Band a few weeks back. Great show, btw…
Moar Bassets please!
That is all.
The Basset Hound truly the king of the world. At least that’s what ours thought as he sat down to rest in the middle of the road and expected traffic to drive around him,
commenting on lifes rich pageant
Good album, though for their early stuff I prefer Fables of the Reconstruction.
Paul in KY
@WereBear: The members of XTC didn’t particularly like the ole Toddster.
Dear Tbogg. Hold on to your hat. While the griping & sniping at fdl had it’s own set of rules here at BJ there are hardly any rules, at least recognized ones. Learn to ignore many of us, and that includes me from time to time. If you don’t have one already go buy a thick skin. Juicers agree on most things but sometimes that agreement appears ugly to outsiders.
Oh and post more pupper & kitteh pics. That always works here.
Good luck and thanks for being willing to put up with us.
Paul in KY
@ruemara: But, but, but…he’s a soccer star!!!
I see what you did there
@Baud: I don’t see anything wrong with refusing to recognize people who fought for hostile foreign powers. There are no Luftwaffe plates, either.
@GWPDA: Yay! Glad you are here at BJ!
Nice to see the boyz! Even better to see T show up on another little corner of the blogosphere.
I’ve always been partial to “Piss Aaron.” From homeroom 9.
@Tom (TBogg) Boggioni: Inland? You’ve written of living a block or two from the Pacific.
Jeezuz. You’re NSA, aren’t you?
Cris (without an H)
When DougJ left, I was pretty well ready to quit.
This changes everything. I’m staying.
Enjoying my coffee.
Bassets! Is it my birthday?
Welcome, TBogg! Get well, John!
HURRAY! Love you TBogg and welcome. I’ve missed your glorious site, but still follow you on Panic In Funland.
Cannot wait to read your wonderful snark here.
@TR: Co-sign. Tbogg!
Awesome! And hopefully things work for John as well, which would be more awesome.