The Daily F Bomb - Wednesday 1/9

by: Floja Roja

Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 10:00:15 AM EST



Happy hump day, F Troopers!  The weather report warns of lightning storms and flash flooding on the GOS (flooding undoubtedly caused by tears of impotent rage). It is recommended that you stay inside where it is safe and warm, and we argue about more important things, like...

Do you pronounce the 't' in often? (Do you pronounce the 't' in soften?) Utilize instead of use: a bad or good thing? Yes, you can utilize that room as an office, but when you have been treated badly by your date, do you feel utilized? Would you buy a utilized car? Where do we draw the line? Who is worse, Nickelback or Creed? If you like one or the other, are you willing to admit it? Does the imminent return of high waisted pants delight or terrify you? What is your favorite decade (or era) for movies?

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Now, time for our history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb - Wednesday 1/9
On This Day

In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.

In 1793, Jean-Pierre Blanchard became the first person to fly a hot air balloon in the United States.

In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

In 1903, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota was established.

In 1908, Muir Woods National Monument (where the trees are definitely the right height) in Marin County, California, was established.

In 1956, the advice column Dear Abby first appeared in newspapers.

In 1979, the Supreme Court struck down (6-3) a Pennsylvania law requiring doctors performing abortions to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.

Born on This Day

1854 - Jennie Jerome, American socialite and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)

1859 - Carrie Chapman Catt, American suffragist leader (d. 1947)

1886 - Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher (d. 1922)

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1875 - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)

1898 - Vilma Banky, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)

Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky

1898 - Gracie Fields, English music hall performer (d. 1979)

Gracie Fields

1911 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American burlesque entertainer, dancer, actress, and author (d. 1970)

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1913 - Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)

1914 - Kenny (Klook) Clarke, American jazz drummer and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1985)

1915 - Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)

1915 - Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)

Fluffy suffered from paralyzing stage fright.

1925 - Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)

1939 - Susannah York, British actress (d. 2011)

1941 - Joan Baez, American singer and activist

1944 - Jimmy Page, British musician and producer (The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin)

1965 - Eric Erlandson, American musician (Hole and RRIICCEE)

1965 - Joely Richardson, British actress

1967 - Steve Harwell, American singer and musician (Smash Mouth)

1967 - Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band)

1982 - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

1987 - Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer-songwriter

Died on This Day

1677 - Aert van der Neer, Dutch painter (b. 1603)

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1805 - Noble Wimberly Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)

1858 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)

1877 - Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (b. 1798)

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1908 - Wilhelm Busch, German illustrator and painter (b. 1832)

All those meta wars make little Willy so cranky.

1936 - John Gilbert, American silent film star (b. 1897)

John Gilbert

1972 - Ted Shawn, American dancer (b. 1891)

Ted Shawn, at Mt. Lowe, with Denishawn students Florence O'D...

1975 - Pierre Fresnay, French actor (b. 1897)

Pierre Fresnay

1995 - Peter Cook, British actor and comedian (b. 1937)

Today is

Positively Penguins Day
Play God Day
National Apricot Day
National Static Electricity Day

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Poll
Best movie comedy evah?
Arsenic and Old Lace
Bringing Up Baby
Some Like it Hot
Sullivan's Travels
Office Space
Princess Bride
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying
The Thin Man
Night at the Opera
The Thin Man
City Lights
Lavender Hill Mob
Tom Jones
The Court Jester
The Palm Beach Story
It Happened One Night
How COULD you forget...

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Good morning, people. (2.00 / 22)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

answers (2.00 / 20)
Do you pronounce the 't' in often? No

(Do you pronounce the 't' in soften?) (no)

Utilize instead of use: a bad or good thing? bad

Yes, you can utilize that room as an office, but when you have been treated badly by your date, do you feel utilized? no, but my knife does

Would you buy a utilized car? no, only new

Where do we draw the line? usually on people's foreheads when they are passed out

Who is worse, Nickelback or Creed? yes

If you like one or the other, are you willing to admit it? n/a

Does the imminent return of high waisted pants delight or terrify you? terrify, I love my too super duper too low

What is your favorite decade (or era) for movies? 1980's, baby!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Remind me (2.00 / 16)
never to pass out at your house!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Before or after (2.00 / 17)
you pass out?

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
::: writes note to self ::: (2.00 / 17)
::: pins note on self :::

"Do NOT drink too much at kirbybruno's parties"

"*Unless she has passed out first, then write on her."

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
That should not be a problem, (2.00 / 16)
you are more of a flinger than a drinker as we all know!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Movies? (2.00 / 17)
40s and fifties. Some good thirties out there, too.

Watched African Queen last night with Donna and a bit of gin. Found Norman Wisdom on Netflix and some others on youtube recently.

There is an enormous volume of older movies out there to watch, and you can wiki along with them and research them while you enjoy, tracking actors and directors across their cannons.

Found out the old African Queen which we had seen withering in Key Largo for years is now restored and back on the water while watching last night. The Intertoobs make movie watching an entirely new experience.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Correct answers (2.00 / 10)
Do you pronounce the 't' in often? (Do you pronounce the 't' in soften?) No and No.

Utilize instead of use: a bad or good thing? I would never utilize that word!

Yes, you can utilize that room as an office, but when you have been treated badly by your date, do you feel utilized? Only if done right.

Would you buy a utilized car? Not from anyone around here!

Where do we draw the line? Just past where I am standing

Who is worse, Nickelback or Creed? I have no idea

If you like one or the other, are you willing to admit it? Can I admit I don't know who either of them are?

Does the imminent return of high waisted pants delight or terrify you? Delight!  My giant tummy needs some structured support instead of flopping around in the breeze.

What is your favorite decade (or era) for movies? Probably the 40s, but there are gems in every decade.


[ Parent ]
I see that the engineer in the group likes (2.00 / 11)
to utilize the jargon word "utilize".

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
I am impressed by your utilizationing of the term jargon (2.00 / 11)


[ Parent ]
The only jargoneers more jargony in their (2.00 / 2)
utilization of jargon than engineers are ... lawyers!

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
In case I was too subtle up there (2.00 / 11)
I was implying that your answers were incorrect, KB while mine are correct.

I have spoken*.

(*) and by "spoken" I mean typed definitively on a keyboard


[ Parent ]
Oh, I got that all right, and I would be totally (2.00 / 10)
pissed if it wasn't for this:

Yes, you can utilize that room as an office, but when you have been treated badly by your date, do you feel utilized? Only if done right.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(sorry bubba)

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[ Parent ]
morning bombers. (2.00 / 20)
S.O.B by Blake Edwards.  Blazing Saddles is a close second. The Big Lebowski is up there too.  fucking nihilists, man.

I knew I was forgetting something! (2.00 / 17)
No Coen Brothers! Oopsie.

Morning, bubba!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I can't believe you left out (2.00 / 17)
Space Balls. Sheeeeeesh!

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[ Parent ]
I can! (2.00 / 17)
;-P

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Of course! (2.00 / 4)
I have that on the DVR waiting for a rainy day, I hope the kids love it. At the very least they will have a good time making fun of the technology.;)

Also, hey YOU!!!!!!!!!  

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[ Parent ]
Hey you, too! (2.00 / 3)
If you go by my kids, your kids will love it. We all think it's a hoot. There are plenty of daily quotes from there, as well.

::waves::


[ Parent ]
I am pretty confident that I could go (2.00 / 3)
by your kids. Aside from being a little older, I see a lot of similarities, including their wacky moms!

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[ Parent ]
ummmm, don't know how the triplicate happened. sorry! (2.00 / 2)


[ Parent ]
Rancho Deluxe...... (2.00 / 14)
Lines from that movie still make me laugh....I wish I could find the clip of the soliloquy for the pickup truck.


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
That rug really tied the room together! (2.00 / 11)


[ Parent ]
How could you forget His Gal Friday? (2.00 / 18)
Most times, I don't pronounce the 't' in 'often, but summtimes, I does.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

How (2.00 / 17)
offen would you say that happens?

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[ Parent ]
Offen enough. (2.00 / 16)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
How can I forget anything? (2.00 / 16)
I blame age. Or aged wine. Or aged cheese.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Or (2.00 / 15)
aged wine cheese.

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[ Parent ]
morning bomberoos (2.00 / 16)
fav decade for movies I have to say 70s. I grew up and came of age in that decade.

I hardly ever utilize well utilize as a word.


I went back in time (2.00 / 17)
When I was a teen I discovered old movies, and the 30s are my fave, with a few silent classics thrown in from the teens and 20s. Then there is the 40s and 50s film noir... and the 60s pop-arty stuff... so much to love!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
for years I was meh, b&w movies (2.00 / 16)
but it was only in the last few years that I've started to appreciate the old movies. I watched Thin Man recently, so I voted for that. The comedy and wit of the old movies, including the ones up to the 60's, today's movies don't really match. I find most of today's comedies stupid-silly. In terms of comedies, Romantic comedies seem to work for me.  

[ Parent ]
There is wit (2.00 / 16)
and there is humor, and while both often occur at once, I don't think they are the same thing. ;-)

The nutjobs who make that racist anti-immigrant t-shirt (taco place in SC?) tried to say the t-shirt is witty. They have no effing idea what the word means.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I do get that heh (2.00 / 16)
Jackass, for example, is so not witty. Maybe it is a type of humor, but not my type.  

[ Parent ]
Ugh, I (2.00 / 16)
hated jackass. Some stupid humor is so funny to me, but some I just cannot laugh at. Like sometimes Will Ferrell just slays me, and sometimes I think he is ridiculous.  I thought that Old School and Anchorman was so funny, but I hated Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, in fact I couldn't even get through Step Brothers. Just watched The Campaign the other night,  meh. I have no idea where the line is. Besides on someone's forehead.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Will Ferrell is amazing when he's on it (2.00 / 16)
and when he's off it, forget about it. Oh boy, but when he's on it, he's on it. My favorite role of his continues to be in the totally underrated Blades of Glory, as Chazz Michael Michaels, the sex addicted ice skater playing opposite to the guy from Napoleon Dynamite.

I'd agree with your list, very much so. And really, we must watch every comedy that comes out from good to god-awful due to my son. The Campaign left me totally underwhelmed, which was a shame, because I literally adore Zack Galifianikas (who was in his best role of all in Due Date, no kidding, opposite the insufferably fantastic Robert Downey Jr. -- a bit of a spin-off on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with a bit of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle flavor to it as well in its absurdist moments).  


[ Parent ]
Heh, I was going to add (2.00 / 13)
Blades of Glory but I couldn't remember the name. I liked Due Date too, but I can't help myself around Downey Jr. ;)

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[ Parent ]
agree (2.00 / 13)
I loved him in SNL. His Dubya impersonations were so spot on, and he was hilarious as a cheerleader (Cheri Oteri, if that's the right name, too). His movies are hit and miss for me. I liked him in Elf. Silly movie, but kind of endearing.  

[ Parent ]
ps I shouldn't forget (2.00 / 12)
WF and Chris Kattan doing that stupid head dance they always do. Stupid, but hilarious.  

[ Parent ]
Love Elf. (2.00 / 10)
We own it and watch it every years with the kids it is one of our traditions!

Yeah, I LOL every time I see that, it never gets old. Do you know that some kind soul made a youtube so you can watch it for 10 hours stright? Heeee!!



Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
heh (2.00 / 8)
mesmerizing in its own way. I do remember that scene.  

[ Parent ]
Elf (2.00 / 4)
is a family favorite around here. OfTen watched when someone has to stay home ill.  

[ Parent ]
One of my favorite (2.00 / 16)
"new" bands. They are not that new, but newish to me. Don't hold this video against them, if I saw the video before I heard their music I am not sure I would have explored them any further. ;)

How they described their music, from wikipedia, "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel". Ha! I think it is more pop/electronic/indie rockish, but who am I?



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Movie Comedy..Let's Do it Again (2.00 / 16)
Starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier had Jimmy JJ Walker in it as a prize fighter.  That was the first movie I can remember going to and rolling in the aisles even at the tender age I was when it came out : )

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


Norman, Is That You? (2.00 / 17)
Redd Foxx and Pearl Bailey and an interracial homosexual affair involving their son in the 70's?  It was hilarious another one of those early movies.  I was too young to maybe notice it when it came out, but did the subject matter stir controversy at the time?  

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


[ Parent ]
Reminded of another movie comedy: (2.00 / 17)
the original French version of La Cage aux Foulles (sp?).  People were literally rolling in the aisles the first time I saw that.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

I think the only time I saw an audience laugh like that (2.00 / 17)
was Airplane!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Man that was funny (2.00 / 16)
The French Albain was a tour de force.

"I honor the place in you where Spirit lives
I honor the place in you which is
of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace,
when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
then we are One."  Namaste Friends!


[ Parent ]
Jimmy LaFave : Red River Shore (2.00 / 16)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

The original In-Laws! (2.00 / 11)
The "serpentine!" scene made me laugh so hard I gave myself an asthma attack.  I haven't re-watched it because I don't want to not find that scene as funny, and I so love the memory of how happy that scene made me.

Yay (2.00 / 11)
I get to post in a Morning F Bomb diary!

And hey, if all of you want to call me c-words, please feel free. :P


okay (2.00 / 9)
you're a Cutie ;)

now hand me a cocktail!

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


[ Parent ]
There you are!! (2.00 / 8)
Yay!! I've been looking everywhere for you, beeyotch!

If you say so, you conniving, crazy, clever, canary.  

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[ Parent ]
Yay, Matt! (2.00 / 8)
You sleazy c-word, you!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Fixed yer tags. (2.00 / 9)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Princess Bride is wonderful, but it's only incidentally (2.00 / 11)
Blazing Saddles is hysterical


"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

All of Me (2.00 / 5)
Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin doing crazy-good physical comedy.

Jim Carrey is a hit around here, too, for the physical comedy. I find his stuff to be hit and miss, but I get the appeal.

But All of Me - man, that's just genius.


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