Congrats to the journalist who got "banana hammock" into the Wall Street Journal https://t.co/5OGG9BdgJp pic.twitter.com/8oGDKsW98Z
— modest proposal (@modestproposal1) August 15, 2016
Yeah, but they missed the wonderful Aussie term ‘budgie smuggler’!
Sports-gawking or otherwise, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
(Tank McNamara via GoComics.com)
Well then, the perfect thread for this, just posted below.
Let’s not get too excited now. We all know the WSJ editorial page is filled with banana hammocks.
@Trollhattan: Yeesh. That can’t be serious.
I don’t know when that journalist watched competitive swimming for the last time, but they haven’t been wearing speedos for the last 15 years or so.
Only the divers do, so far as I know. And maybe golf.
Brave sir Marco bravely caves.
What a limp weasel.
@Trollhattan: does a limp weasel need a banana hammock? peanut pouch?
The Hillary doomsayers live on at Salon. It’s a prime piece of if-Hillary-loses concern trolling. From what i see, Hillary’s fighting this election harder than Trump. She’s the one busy making her case, putting people on the ground, airing ads on TV, keeping it all organised and disciplined He’s trying to coast on the style that won him the primary and messing up badly: planting his foot in his mouth every other day, wasting his campaign time on the wrong states, and fighting with his own party.
Nothing is truy impossible until it has definitively not happened. Hillary still has a nonzero chance of losing in November. Bernista dead-enders won’t be to blame if she does lose, because they’ve been irrelevant for weeks now. But she hasn’t been complacent about this campaign at all, and neither have her staff or her supporters.
If you want more discussion of banana hammocks, there’s the first feature in this week’s This American Life, about 66-year-old lifeguard who refuses to wear such attire.
DL Hughley (huge fan) on Tavis show (not a fan) on gun violence in the US: “300 people shoot 300 other people every single day… ISIS got nuthin’ on USus.”
@Amir Khalid: Bernie concern troll sounds a lot like right winger spokesbot. I wonder why that is so.
This is just unbelievable. It’s the sort of attitude that underscores my problem with political zealots – they have no respect for the concept of agency, if they recognize it at all. In their minds people are simply pawns moved about by mighty forces. Ironically, the only agency they do recognize is that of the putative elites.
He is pathetic ??
Caleb Paine wins the medal race in the Finn, takes bronze overall, gets first sailing medal since 2008 for the US.
US women are in medal contention in the 470 tomorrow. Men are in the medal round. Both in 4th, but the women are only 1 point away from bronze, the men are 27 insurmountable points away from 3rd.
I will be beer can racing tonight in the RS Vision, then I will go to either Dino’s or the Dog & Pony.
Salon has been useless this entire election season.
Just heard that John McLaughlin (the very shouty host of the very shouty McLaughlin Group) has died. Never cared for him or his show — honestly, I don’t even know what his politics were; all the shouting put me right off — but I didn’t hate him, and I extend sympathies to his family and friends.
I think he was something of a trailblazer for the talk show round table format on PBS, for better or worse.
Self-awareness is good and it usually brings good things. Let us hope Trump accepts that he is what he is and continues to soldier on with the ignorant bigot and dangerous extremist act that continues to be noxious to the general election voters..
Donald Trump Drives A Stake Through The GOP’s Heart: ‘I Don’t Want To Pivot’
“I am who I am,” Trump told WKBT-TV in Wisconsin during a one on one interview. “It’s me. I don’t want to change. Everyone talks about ‘oh are you gonna pivot?’ I don’t want to pivot. I mean you have to be you.I f you start pivoting, you are not being honest with people.”
It’s all good, the GOPers should learn to accept their fate, whatever an obviously bigoted ignorant unqualified fantasist candidate brings them. Their primary base party faithful wanted Drumpf, and real 100 percent Drumpf is what they are getting. I hope recent trends continue.
@Amir Khalid: Looks like FBI director Comey has come out and ‘endorsed’ Trump. The FBI in a very unusual move is turning over some of the Hillary e-mail investigative notes to Congress. Since they are marked secret the public will only get to see the selective out of context leaks by the GOP members of the committee. It isn’t the entire file but I’m sure the GOP will be back for more. I can’t believe this would be happening if Comey had said said no.
Assuming nothing explosive this could be a careful what you wish for moment for the GOP. They have spent the past 4 years stoking the beast on Benghazi. They have spent the past year doing the same on the e-mails. They are also pushing the need for a new FBI investigation into perjury. Trump is now adding fuel to the anger by claiming Hillary helped create Daesh. So along come Jan 20th 2017, Hillary is elected the 45th POTUS and the House GOP have nothing to show for their 4 years of scandal/fear mongering. The base will be very very angry if the GOP does nothing. It might well be impossible to prevent the House crazies from starting hearings on impeachment.
“Wrongggg!” Fodder for one of my favorite ongoing Dana Carvey skits.
Did he break into a Sinatra imitation, because I could see that working out for him.
“Whether I’m right
or whether I’m wrong
I gotta be meeeeeeee!”
Trump had arguably his worst poll of the whole campaign today. Clinton +9 in the 4-way race in the Monmouth poll of Florida. Johnson has 6% and Stein has 1%. Rubio leads Murphy by 5 in the Senate race and Grayson by 11. This poll had an R+5 sample, by the way.
@Trollhattan: Trump could tell funny Sinatra mafia stories and then make some derogatory comments about rappers being criminals. Would impress the kids with his ‘hep’ quotient.
Spousal ThresherK was peering for shots men on the beach in the background of Olympics main desk coverage.
This is the kind of thing which would make her agreeable to getting a bigger TV.
@D58826 Comey is a withered-up, useless umbilical stump (h/t dr. bloor). Fuck him and his partisan hackery.
We lived near Cocoa Beach while we were in Florida and that area seemed popular with English and German tourists. You could see them on the beach & recognize them even before you heard the accent. The huge doughy lumps like the Pillsbury doughboy, blindly white. Often you could not see any swim suit because it had disappeared in the cracks & folds. Oh, and the fish belly white gave way to fire engine red on day 2.
I never understood how those suits could be comfortable.
Mike in NC
@Trollhattan: Rubio must have a very small banana hammock.
I think the limp weasel’s masculine parts are now kept in a jar with those from all the other politicians Trump has emasculated.
Iowa Old Lady
At the dentist’s today, the TV over the chair had women’s track on it. The hygienist and I were both horrified at the thought of wearing those teeny tiny shorts while running in front of TV cameras. Of course, our bodies did not match those of the runners.
Donald Trump thinks he’s Popeye the Sailor.
I yam what I yam, and that’s all that I yam.
Didn’t Ceile B DemIlle say that from the burning bush to Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments.? “old litrtle hands’ thinks a lot of himself.
@Brachiator: We need to think bigger.
Exodus 3:14: And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am
Edit: or Job: “And Trump spoke from the whrilwind ‘Where were you, loser, when I founded casinos? Does the Trump steak burn on the grill and the winner does not smell it? Does the Trump vodka not go down well in the penthouse, and the hot babes sense not the power?’
How did you get rescued the other night?
@jl: or Job: “And Trump spoke from the whrilwind ‘Where were you, loser, when I founded casinos and builded the greatest classiest buildings, enfronted in highest quality fake gold leaf? Does the Trump steak burn on the grill and the winner does not smell it? Does the Trump vodka not go down well in the penthouse, and the hot babes sense not the power?’
This American Life just had an episode about an aging lifeguard refusing to wear the required Speedo while qualifying for his license renewal. The lifeguard had all kinds of derogatory terms for the Speedo. My favorite was scrote tote.
I watched the show last week (I usually do, for laughs). He wasn’t on the set, but he narrated a couple segments. They were subtitled, he was so difficult to understand. I was sure he’d had a stroke.
That is highly unusual. Is there any precedent for that? Law enforcement is typically very guarded about its investigations.
They’ve been marked “secret,” but we’ll see if any are “leaked” to Judicial Watch.
@debbie: Information wants to be free.
As a former competitive swimmer, I can assure you they are plenty comfortable, at least if you get the right size. They keep your jiggly bits from flopping around without being tight enough to be constricting. There’s a good reason that a lot of athletic gear is tight fitting; stretchy, form fitting clothes actually give you better freedom of motion than looser clothing does.
@D58826: I don’t see how they can’t impeach her. I hope comey has a back up plan. Trumps not winning and preventing Hillary from taking office is going to make it very testy outside. Someone should remind him that this isn’t Thailand where the 1% can just call on the army every time the plebs vote against them.
@Roger Moore: What did you swim? I’ve had to go from every day to every other day but I’m really glad I am able to put in my crummy mile at this late date.
Americans are surprisingly prudish about men wearing Speedos. Okay, maybe it’s not surprising.
@Peale: Impeachment is a political act, not a legal one. The only requirement is that the proper number of Congressthings vote for it. You could scribble “BENGHAZI!” on a napkin and call it an article of impeachment, and the House would probably pass it.
@Iowa Old Lady:
I hear you. There are some events where the skimpiness is more or less equal for practical reasons (swimming, diving, cycling) and a lot of events where it’s simply not an issue (shooting, hockey, table tennis, that thing with dancing horses) but when it comes to the Athletics and the Gymnastics, yeah, what’s going on there exactly? As a heterosexual male I can appreciate some aspects of the spectacle, but come on. If the men can perform quite adequately in skintight leopards and loose shorts why are the ladies expected to wear basically thongs? I mean, especially for Gymnastics, is that even comfortable? Really? It doesn’t look like it would be.
On a related note, my girlfriend is ‘wondering’ with slightly gritted teeth when the gymnastics is going to update from the 1970s and have the same apparatus for both the male and female rotations. She can’t quite grok the very important reason that, in a world with female weight-lifters competing for medals, we can’t see women doing the rings and pommel horse. And while we’re at it why are the women expected to do twee ballet during the floor exercises while the men just do basic “Watch me jump” moves?
She’s got a point. I know this because she told me so and I’ve come to the conclusion that she’s right. unless she’s not, but yeah, I’m not telling her that.
@Trollhattan, @SiubhanDuinne: Here’s a good spoof of this type of Yell Show: “Can I Finish?”
I was mostly the 200 and 500 yard freestyle. In college I did the 1650 when there actually was one. But I was never in the kind of really serious program where everybody had a tight list of what they did, so I got to swim a bit of everything at least occasionally.
@Tony J: Beach Volleyball.
Do you think NBC wants to give up those ratings?
@Mike J: And that, right there, is the most anyone has heard all month about the sailing events.
I will be watching the closing ceremonies aboard a J-class at Newport Shipyard.