The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 1/15

by: Floja Roja

Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:05:01 AM EST



:::yawn:::  Good morning. I hope the day finds you well. And the night, and even the following mooring.

Some questions for today: Do famous people deserve privacy? Thai or Chinese? Purebred or mutt? Shaved head or comb-over? Favorite childhood cartoons? Fat or skinny fries? Fave milkshake flavor? Favorite dessert? So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed?

Time for your history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 1/15
On This Day

In 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.

In 1759, the British Museum opened to the public.

In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana.

In 1889, the Coca Cola Company, at the time known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, incorporated in Atlanta, GA. And not entirely relevant, but may I say their old factory near downtown L.A. is one of the coolest art deco works ever?

In 1908, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority became the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.

In 1919, 21 people were killed and 150 injured in Boston when a giant molasses tank burst and the ensuing wave of sticky goo rushed through the streets. The Molasses Control lobby won the day, and such a tragedy has not occurred since.

In 1967, the first Super Bowl was played between the Green Bay Packers of the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL. The Packers defeated the Chiefs 35-10.

In 1970, Moammar (Muammar, etc.) Gaddafi (Kadafi, Qaddafi, etc.) became Premier (dictator, tyrant, etc.) of Libya.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.

In 1978, Serial killer (and Republican, if that is relevant) Ted Bundy murdered two students in a sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

In 2001, Wikipedia made its debut on the Internets. It's a great resource, though you really do have to double check the info posted thereon.

In 2009, US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger (a Democrat, if that is relevant guided a jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe landing in the Hudson River. All 155 people aboard survived.

Born on This Day

1622 - Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)

1754 - Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)

1824 - Marie Duplessis, French courtesan who was the primary inspiration for Dumas' La Dame aux Camélias. (d. 1847)

1858 - Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (d. 1899)

The hills are alive with the smell of goat shit.

1870 - Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)

1892 - Rex Ingram, Irish director (not to be confused with the African-American actor whose life spanned roughly the same period) (d. 1950)

1893 - Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (d. 1951)

Ivor is appalled that the woman wants to play a duet with him - with her feet!

1905 - Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)

Meanwhile, back at the Heritage Foundation...

1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)

1908 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)

There is some evidence that working with radiation can cause severe eyebrow mutations.

1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)

1909 - Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)

1913 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (d. 1970)

1921 - Frank Thornton, English actor

1926 - Maria Schell, Austrian actress (d. 2005)

This where Sienna Miller got the idea to use the baby's wallpaper for her Golden Globes dress.

1927 - Phyllis Coates, American actress

1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1937 - Margaret O'Brien, American actress

1941 - Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)

1945 - Vincent Foster Jr., American lawyer (d. 1993, apparently most foully murdered by Hillary Clinton)

1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)

1957 - Mario Van Peebles, American actor

1965 - Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)

1966 - Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer

1979 - Drew Brees, American football player

Died on This Day

1684 - Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter (b. ca 1639)

This laptop is a handsome gift indeed. And look at how compact the mouse is!

1815 - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761)

Get the pitchforks! We're gonna storm the House of Representatives!

1876 - Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)

1893 - Fanny Kemble, British actress and author and abolitionist (b. 1809)

1896 - Mathew Brady, U.S. photographer (b. 1822)

1947 - Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)

1955 - Yves Tanguy, French painter (b. 1900)

Surrealist Fish Tank

1964 - Jack Teagarden, American musician (b. 1905)

1967 - David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)

I have a pony delivery here, where would you like me to put it?

1983 - Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)

1983 - Shepperd Strudwick, American actor (b. 1907)

1987 - Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1904)

1992 - Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)

1993 - Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)

1994 - Harry Nilsson, American musician (b. 1941)

1995 - Vera Maxwell, American fashion designer (b. 1901)

She made quite a splash on the red carpet with this groundbreaking design.

1996 - Minnesota Fats, American billiards player (b. 1913)

1998 - Junior Wells, American musician (b. 1934)

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Strawberry Ice Cream Day
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National Hat Day
World Religion Day
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Oh, hi! (2.00 / 20)
I haven't had coffee yet. It's almost 40 degrees out there, which is an improvement on yesterday.

Here's Poppy.

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


Still organizing, so I am a very (2.00 / 19)
dull girl lately.

At least I have company, Emma discovered there is a whole new world in the front of the house, and stayed in this spot pretty much all day while I worked in this room. She has never been allowed in it before, and now I think I am going to have to let her in all the time because she likes to see the action outside. :)



Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


She is a mix of (2.00 / 16)
a bunch of stuff, including pit bull, we got her at the human society in October after my daughter walked her for them in the homecoming parade. I am trying to remember what else - lab, boxer, and something that starts with an "A" someone else her might now better than I do. ;)

She is about 6 months old, and she is so hilarious. I am not a dog person, but she is definitely growing on me!

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[ Parent ]
The Human Society? (2.00 / 14)
Sounds scary. All those humans.

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

[ Parent ]
LOL! (2.00 / 13)
whoopsie!

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[ Parent ]
Best. Typo. Evah. (2.00 / 11)


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


[ Parent ]
I have some doozies, (2.00 / 4)
don't I!

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[ Parent ]
Awww. (2.00 / 13)
Your daughter really managed to pick the world's cutest dog.

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

[ Parent ]
She did, I have no idea how she did it. (2.00 / 12)
I must note, she is also world's craziest dog.

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[ Parent ]
morning my lovelies (2.00 / 14)
Do famous people deserve privacy? yes
Thai or Chinese? both
Purebred or mutt? mutt
Shaved head or comb-over? Please. Shaved head.
Favorite childhood cartoons? Heckle and Jeckle. Scooby Doo.
Fat or skinny fries? Skinny
Fave milkshake flavor? does frozen mocha frappachino count?
Favorite dessert? brownies or cheesecake
So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? Heck to the No.


Heckle and Jeckle? (2.00 / 12)
Why don't I know this?

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[ Parent ]
Because you are very very very young. (2.00 / 10)
They were crows with attitudes.
Heckle and Jeckle are postwar animated cartoon characters created by Paul Terry, originally produced at his own Terrytoons animation studio and released through 20th Century Fox. The characters are a pair of identical anthropomorphic magpies who calmly outwit their foes in the manner of Bugs Bunny, while maintaining an aggressively mischievous streak reminiscent of the early Woody Woodpecker or Screwy Squirrel. Unlike Bugs Bunny, their comic aggression is often unprovoked, and in a number (perhaps most) of their cartoons (Moose on the Loose, Free Enterprise, The Power of Thought, Hula Hula Land) their foes win in the end.

What's this? Moose on the Loose? Darn .. can't find that video.

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


[ Parent ]
Obviously you have a superior search engine or (2.00 / 9)
superior searching skills.

Yikes! Those cartoons look OLD.  

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


[ Parent ]
They look very very very (2.00 / 5)
old. HA!

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[ Parent ]
Wow, that really takes me back. (2.00 / 8)
I love Heckle and Jeckle.

As it turns out, I once worked a temp job as receptionist for an architectural firm called "Griswold, Heckle & Kelly." I was always TERRIFIED that I'd answer the phone with "Good morning, Griswold Heckle & Jeckle." I nearly did a few times. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


[ Parent ]
You have way too many verys in there. (2.00 / 5)
like 3 too many. ;)

Crows with 'tudes, inneresting.

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[ Parent ]
that's what made me laugh (2.00 / 5)
I confess. FTR, I ain't THAT old.  

[ Parent ]
I was just glad that someone called me young! (2.00 / 5)
I was hanging around 4 year olds today, so it was great timing. :)

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[ Parent ]
Quick answers (2.00 / 16)
 Do famous people deserve privacy? Def!

Thai or Chinese? Thai, not even close!

Purebred or mutt? Mutt! See my post above. ;)

Shaved head or comb-over? Ugh.

Favorite childhood cartoons? I never liked cartoons. If I had to answer though, scooby doo.

Fat or skinny fries? Skinny

Fave milkshake flavor? Chocolate malt. I love to dip fries in shakes and malts.

Favorite dessert? PIE!! Although I love all dessert.

So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? Are you on drugs?

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Questions! (2.00 / 13)
What do you do with your old cell phones. Most still work and have boxes.

What do you do with old laptops that do not work.

What do you do with a Pee Wee Herman kite??


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Answers (2.00 / 11)
Cell phones: it used to be that women's shelters wanted them to hand out to their clients (all phones work to call 911, even if you don't have a cell phone plan) but I don't know if they still do.  Places like Best Buy collect them for recycling.

Laptops: remove the hard drive and smash it with a hammer.  Then drop off all the pieces for recycling.  Or give it to a kid who wants to demolish it.  They can take out a lot of frustrations and maybe learn something about how they are put together.

Kite: Go fly it!

What do I do with all those things?  Stack them in the garage to think about some other day.


[ Parent ]
Thanks! (2.00 / 4)
I google to see what is common now, but I was hoping to would weigh in so I could see what real people do.

I know exactly who can demolish a laptop, he will be thrilled!

Too cold to fly a kite!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
My answers (2.00 / 14)
Do famous people deserve privacy? Yes. Less so for the ones who are famous just to be famous, like anyone on a reality show, but the kind of invasion perpetrated by the Paparazzi isn't deserved by anyone.

Thai or Chinese? Thai, hands down.

Purebred or mutt? Mutts rule

Shaved head or comb-over? Look at Donald Trump, then look at Patrick Stewart. Shaved wins!

Favorite childhood cartoons? Bullwinkle!

Fat or skinny fries? If it's a potato and fried I love it, period.

Fave milkshake flavor? Coffee

Favorite dessert? Creme Brulee

So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? I never have watched, except clips of DeLay (which were really bad) and expect she would be similarly embarrassing.


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


Never had a coffee milkshake, must try. (2.00 / 12)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Good morning, everyone (2.00 / 14)
Short answers:

Do famous people deserve privacy? YES.

Thai or Chinese? BOTH, please.

Purebred or mutt? I am a pootie person.

Shaved head or comb-over? Neither.

Favorite childhood cartoons? Mighty Mouse--that dates me. I also loved Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Fat or skinny fries? Fat.

Fave milkshake flavor? I am mildly lactose intolerant. I avoid them. Milkshakes don't like me.

Favorite dessert? Everything.


"Shaved head or comb-over? Neither." (2.00 / 12)
::high fives blue jersey mom::

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[ Parent ]
Off with his head! (2.00 / 7)
OK, you both are scaring me.

[ Parent ]
Pooties can be purebred or mutt, too. (2.00 / 12)
Though 'mutt' is associated with dogs.

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

[ Parent ]
Good morning, all! (2.00 / 13)
Answers:

Do famous people deserve privacy? Yes, but should they expect they're going to get it?  Unfortunately no, that ain't gonna happen.

Thai or Chinese? Chinese.

Purebred or mutt? Usually mutt, though my purebred rescue Aussie is my baby.

Shaved head or comb-over? Shaved (mmmm, Michael Jordan ...)

Favorite childhood cartoons? Anything Looney Tunes.  

Fat or skinny fries? Fat.

Fave milkshake flavor? Extra thick chocolate malts

Favorite dessert? Anything extremely fattening

Ann Romney?  I wish the whole Romney family would just go the fuck away.


F bomb indeed for the clinically insane Edward Teller. (2.00 / 11)
I he were here today pushing his plans to extract the tar sands by setting off nuclear bombs all over Alberta, Harper would probably go for it.

Tuesday! (2.00 / 13)
Do famous people deserve privacy? yes
Thai or Chinese? Chinese
Purebred or mutt? mutt
Shaved head or comb-over? Shaved.  Fondling comb-overs is icky.
Favorite childhood cartoons? Jonny Quest--the original, please.  My mother didn't like me to watch it, she thought it was too violent
Fat or skinny fries? Fat.  Like me!
Fave milkshake flavor? Vanilla
Favorite dessert? I try to avoid dessert.  See fries and shakes for the reason why
Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? I don't watch it, but that sounds like one of the wisest decisions she could have made.  

About 15 degrees colder this morning in the Hudson Valley (2.00 / 13)
than it was yesterday.  We expect 1-3 inches of the white stuff overnight.

Answers:
Do famous people deserve privacy? Of course, I do!
Thai or Chinese? Are we talking food, or stick?
Purebred or mutt? I beg your pardon.
Shaved head or comb-over?  Who you talkin' to, Lewis?
Favorite childhood cartoons? Rocky & Bulwinkle
Fat or skinny fries? Skinny (unless the skins are on)
Fave milkshake flavor? Strawberry
Favorite dessert? Chocolate Fondue
So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? Yes.  I understand that her partner would have been Rafalca.



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


Heh..... (2.00 / 11)
Of course you do!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Can we please have our weather from yesterday back? (2.00 / 13)
I know it was kind of overcast, but it was in the high 50s.  Now we're going to be struggling in the low 40s for the rest of the week.

Now, onto some answers:

Do famous people deserve privacy?  Yes
Thai or Chinese?  Chinese. I'm Jewish.
Purebred or mutt?  People friendly
Shaved head or comb-over?  A good rug
Favorite childhood cartoons?  The Flintstones and The Jetsons.  They were shown as afternoon reruns when I was growing up.
Fat or skinny fries?  Curly fries
Fave milkshake flavor?  Strawberry-Banana
Favorite dessert?  Tie between Junior's Cheesecake and Pecan Pie
So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars.  Are you disappointed?  No, although I don't watch it anyway.

I'm a Democrat.  Yellow.  New.  Progressive.  Blue.  Liberal.  Centrist.  We need them all in our big tent.


Yes to curly fries!!! Hardees used to have curly fries coated in (2.00 / 11)
some kind of spice and they were absolutely wonderful. They stopped making them and I stopped going to Hardees. I hold grudges.

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


[ Parent ]
Hardees steak biscuits are a great part (2.00 / 5)
of a comprehensive hangover treatment regimen:

Two Hardees steak biscuits

Two hash browns...extra grease please

Large Coke...the real stuff, not that diet crap

Drink half of the coke in one long pull

Refill coke cup...repeat

Refill coke cup this time with bourbon or vodka, or rum or any combination, ensuring that the drink is at least 50% alcohol.....Sip

This program has been rigorously tested for years and it works!!

ymmv

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


[ Parent ]
Brilliant F Bomb today, Floja Roja!! (2.00 / 10)
From this tweet:
   I'M GOING TO DEPORT YOU FROM THIS COUNTY I WANT TO SECEDE FROM!
   - LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 14, 2013

To the snarky observations about the political affiliation of murderers and heroes ...

To the photo of the Heritage Foundation ...

I was snorting out loud through the whole thing.

And that is MY PONY!!! Obama promised it to ME ME ME!!


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


Hi! (2.00 / 9)
Checking out purple. So far, so good! :-D

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

One advantage to seeing the F Bomb in both Orange (2.00 / 10)
and Purple is that when there are polls, you can vote twice ... legally!!



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


[ Parent ]
Odd... (2.00 / 8)
...that you say that today, when I note that there IS no poll. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
I noticed that also. I blame ACORN. (2.00 / 10)


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


[ Parent ]
good morning silks..!! (2.00 / 8)
n/t.

"No disrespect intended, please accept my apology and disregard my previous comments."~GTP

[ Parent ]
Hi, Glen! (2.00 / 6)
Why is it that every time I see you I want to yell out, "Hey Culligan Man!"?

I hope you and your auger are doing well. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


[ Parent ]
hiya silks (2.00 / 6)
how's it going?

[ Parent ]
Graded Answers (2.00 / 8)
All of you did a great job today and at least one person got each one right with the exception of: Fave milkshake flavor?

The one and only correct answer is:
Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter

Do not diss this until you have tried it.  You'll never go back.


I think we have discussed this (2.00 / 5)
but I make those all the time, and it is so easy with a packet of hot cocoa. I just throw skim milk, a few ice cubes, a banana, and a spoon of peanut butter (sometimes no PB especially for E) in the blender and voila!

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[ Parent ]
that sounds great! (2.00 / 4)
Not as great as the full fat ice cream version I crave, but almost healthy and really tasty.

[ Parent ]
It really is, (2.00 / 4)
the hot cocoa mix somehow makes it frothy, and the banana makes it thick. I always buy the big box of hot cocoa at costco so I have some on hand. Nom, nom.  

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[ Parent ]
The Lovers' Waltz (Transatlantic Sessions) (2.00 / 8)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

My answers (2.00 / 10)
Answers:
Do famous people deserve privacy? Depends on what they're famous for... the "famous for being famous" people don't.

Thai or Chinese? Thai

Purebred or mutt? Mutts rule!

Shaved head or comb-over? Shaved but balding is good, too

Favorite childhood cartoons? Rocky and Bullwinkle - though I didn't get a lot of the humor until I was an adult

Fat or skinny fries? Fat

Fave milkshake flavor? Chocolate and caramel

Favorite dessert? Creme Brulee or Bananas Foster

Ann Romney?  Please. No. Never again.


good point (1.86 / 7)
"famous for being famous" people don't.

[ Parent ]
Saw this in the Atlanta newspaper today (2.00 / 6)
Congress should be totally for gun control the way they continually shoot themselves in the foot.

Too Funny!!

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


HHhhhmmmmmm....Lemme See? (2.00 / 6)
Do famous people deserve privacy?  Of course

Thai or Chinese?  Yes! Emphatically Yes!   Chinese if a choice is absolutely required

Purebred or mutt? I have two Certified Registered Pure Bred Alley Cats...Rescues are the best...they know

Shaved head or comb-over?  Clean it up! Bald ftw

Favorite childhood cartoons? Bugs Bunny et. al. Road Runner..(I fancy myself a "Wile E. Coyote...Genius" groupie), Dudley Do Right and Boris and Natasha

Fat or skinny fries?  Mickey D's and I don't care who knows it. They're the best!

Fave milkshake flavor? Chocolate if a milkshake is required...not a fan

Favorite dessert?  Creme Brulee

So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars.  Are you disappointed?  Impossible for me to care any less

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


Today I am thankful for..... (2.00 / 6)
Hot tea, warm socks and Netflix...If I'm stuck at home at least I'm warm and entertained! Mercy it's nigh on 6 in the evening and the temps have been in the mid-to lower 30's all day. Not typical for my part of Texas.

Now for the quiz answers...

Do famous people deserve privacy? Yes

Thai or Chinese? Thai

Purebred or mutt? All my fur babies are mixed breed adoptees

Shaved head or comb-over? Shaved

Favorite childhood cartoons? Scooby Doo, Roadrunner, Tom and Jerry

Fat or skinny fries? Skinny

Fave milkshake flavor? Chocolate...lots of chocolate

Favorite dessert? Pie, brownies or this cherry cream cheese danish thing I made a few weeks ago...oh yum!

So, Ann Romney turned down Dancing With the Stars? Are you disappointed? No..My well being is glad she turned down that invite.. I know full well I would have given in and watched that train wreck!

Still giggling over the Heritage Foundation...Thanks!  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


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