I live with Nancy Smash’s spirit animal:
Trust me. You don’t want to mess with this:
And if you were wondering…
No, this is not the laundry you were looking for:
And last, as we knew…
This is not your internet. It is my internet:
Tikka and Nancy agree: there’s more manhood in a fixed feline than in the entire bloated carcass of Dear Hairpiece.
And with that — an alternative to politics open thread.
PS: The original of the title character:
Tikka has the pointiest ears I’ve ever seen.
There was one adult in the room today and it wasn’t trump or Chuck. just sayin
Dorothy A. Winsor
That is one bad-ass cat. Respect!
Major Major Major Major
That router (modem?) looks like a very comfy pillow for a cat.
That cat Tikka is the reincarnation of Lee Van Cleef. He’s the perfect spirit animal for the incoming Speaker.
I see that Tikka looks at YOU that way, but I am uncertain whether she views the world that way.
Mentally flagellating myself for giving in to temptation and splurging on something extra-special for Xmas dinner during the monthly grocery run yesterday.
This too shall pass.
I am a serious cat. This is a serious blog.
We had our office suite holiday potluck today. The food was amazingly good and mostly fairly healthy, for a holiday party anyway. Admissions, Bursar, Student Aid, Advising, Registrar, Campus Health Center and Tutoring Center. Plus our work studies. It was nice.
@Amir Khalid: RE Lee Van Cleef:
Snoop! (Dogg); more than a passing resemblance. I love LVC. Sit up and take notice whenever he’s in the movie.
@Dorothy A. Winsor: who? Pence was the fly on the wall. https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1072561318421516288
You must be the tiredest people around right now.
Today I had a first for me — an e-mail from a student asking if she could borrow my copy of one of the required texts so she could write her final paper.
AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Nancy Smash shared some of her backbone with Chuck!
A close inspection of Sister (my Les Paul) during last night’s restringing revealed rusty screw heads on the bass side of her bridge pickup mounting ring — right where I rest my right hand when I play. I shall need to replace the screws. Is it too much to ask of Epiphone that it install screws that don’t rust? Grumble.
If an extra special Chtistmas dinner comes out of it, it will be money well spent.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@JPL: I was joking. Everyone in that room appeared to forget Pence was there and I thought you might have too.
@zhena gogolia: On one hand, it’s horrifying that she didn’t have the required book by the end of the semester. OTOH, textbooks are stupidly expensive. Textbook sales people never tell you what they cost when they come around to your office. It’s just shocking. And publishers keep those prices up by requiring authors to put together a new edition every three years or so, thus killing the used book option.
Yeah, I wouldn’t mess with Tikka either. What a magnificent cat he is, and he’s got the “I’m the Boss here” look down pat.
@Amir Khalid: Can definitely see the resemblance.
@Major Major Major Major:
Given all the vent holes, I’m guessing it’s warm, which is the primary qualification for a comfy cat pillow.
Tikka scares me.
He looks like he stepped out of an Edward Gorey cartoon.
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
Cost is not the issue in this case, trust me.
Might careful work with emery cloth clean ’em up enough? Then could seal them with clear nail polish?
I don’t get the meeting today. If the Hair Apparent(ly not) has the votes in the House as presently constituted, hold the vote. Asking Dems for the votes to put it over the top is only something an amazing asshole … oh, OK gotcha…
Is 2000 grit sandpaper good enough? I have that, and I can get nail polish.
Tikka says, Mmmm, those routers are toasty warm…
@Dorothy A. Winsor: That whole industry is about to change in crazy ways as publishers want to push books to online platforms and discontinue paper textbooks in some cases. Of course the students will respond to these new products in the same way–they won’t read them.
Tough call, although I’d opt for emery cloth. Any halfway decent hardware store or department will have it. Dunno the design and layout of the instrument so whether it is practical or feasible is something only you can tell. Must be guitar sites where this is covered; highly doubtful you’re the first to have it happen.
Screws need not be worked on in situ. They can always be removed and put back,so their location on the guitar is not really an issue..
I got my external fixator removed from my wrist one week early! I can finally wear my winter coats.
Ok. The gender of Tikka? Some say “he,” I thought “she.”
Tom, did you really make Nancy Pelosi’s Spirit Animal a DUDE?
@Immanentize: cats are not dudes. Ever
Jim, Foolish Literalist
and yet, they abide
@The Dangerman: I think that Turnip wants Schumer to commit to voting for the thing, so the Republicans can move the goalposts – and then the House Dems have to bail it out. Pelosi counts votes – both hers and the other side’s – and says that the House Repubs don’t have the votes. She wants them to vote (and likely fail to pass the bill) so the government shutdown is clearly on the Repubs.
@Tom Levenson: So you did.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Cats so abide that all of the Dude’s moves relate to cats wanting special snacks. At least that is one way to analyze the film.
Tikka is fierce?
Major Major Major Major
@Roger Moore: And it could very well whirr gently, too!
Steve in the ATL
@Ruviana: I was in a paper mill earlier this week that produces the heavy cardboard that is used in textbook covers. They have seen business drop a lot over the last few years and are expecting it to get much worse in the near future.
Why do you care? It’s a union mill, that’s why!
Tikka always reminds me of Bagheera from the Jungle Book.
Back in the early days of VCRs I pretty much gave up on recording anything because one of my cats loved to sleep on the cable box. I didn’t notice it when I only watched TV live, but sometimes when she shifted her position she would change the channel. Really noticed it when I would come home, get 15 minutes into a recording of a good movie and then suddenly have it switch to an hour of the Humidity Channel.
Gin & Tonic
@delk: Congrats. None of my business, but I’m kind of interested in wrists lately. Was this due to injury?
Wow. Tikka’s cattitude come though loud and clear in those pics: definitely Do. Not. Mess. With.
I think your analysis may have been right, but then, Trump opened his yap in that meeting and changed the whole dynamic. Now he’s made it clear that (the generally unpopular) “Funding The Wall” is a hill he’s willing to die on, and Congressional GOPers have been put right on the spot to do or die with him. And now it’s become an either/or situation with no good outcome for them. More “stable genius” politicking…..
ADD: File this under “I can’t do this to me!!!”
Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side.
Ha! Tikka is awesome.
@Gin & Tonic: I fell down leaving my doctor’s office on my way to early vote! Broke my nose, my T1 vertebra, and my wrist. Just grateful I didn’t break any teeth.
Gin & Tonic
@Jay C: World’s greatest negotiator.
Gin & Tonic
@delk: But just external fixation, not internal? Pins and a cast?
@Gin & Tonic: just external. Four pins. It wasn’t too bad of a fracture, but one of the HIV drugs I took years ago pretty much destroyed my bone density. Have to call tomorrow to set up PT.
Gin & Tonic
@delk: Gotta stick with the PT. I was going for nearly 8 months. Good luck.
My assessment is as follows:
Yes Tikka, it is as you wish.
That is all.
A year of trials and loss.
Imagine my surprise to discover Trump blaming someone else for his senile incompetence.