The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 1/17

by: Floja Roja

Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:48:05 AM EST



Hello, Bombers! Another day, another dollar. Another day, another stupid Republican Trick. Another day, another gun death. Another day, another...

So let me think of some irrelevant questions to ask you. What was your favorite sitcom ever? Soup: Broth based or creamy? What is your favorite cheese? T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? Men in sandals, yes or no? Facial hair, good or bad?

The usual suspects on Twitter have this to say (please note there are some jokes about an imaginary girlfriend. If you missed this, Google Manti Te'o):

Now, on to the history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 1/17
On This Day

In 1806, Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha, gave birth to James Madison Randolph, the first child born in the White House.

In 1917, the United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands. I wonder if they would have cost less if they were not virgins?

In 1945, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was taken into Soviet custody in Budapest, Hungary. (His fate has never been determined.)

In 1946, the United Nations Security Council held its first meeting.

In 1977, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.

In 1994, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage.

In 1995, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated the city of Kobe, Japan; more than 6,000 people were killed.

In 1997, an Irish court granted the first divorce in the Roman Catholic country's history.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit when he answered questions from lawyers for Paula Jones, who had accused Clinton of sexual harassment.

In 2001, faced with an Enron-created electricity crisis, California used rolling blackouts to cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people. I was lucky that the Socialist DWP in L.A. did not have to do that.

Born on This Day

1706 - Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor (d. 1790)

It's all about me.

1820 - Anne Brontë, British author (d. 1849)

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1863 - David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (d. 1945)

1863 - Constantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and theatre director (d. 1938)

1880 - Mack Sennett, Canadian film director (d. 1960)

On second thought, let's do a different logo. Send this guy to Louis B. Mayer!

1899 - Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)

1905 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader, advocate for women musicians (d. 2007)

Sadly, there are few recordings, if any, of her early stuff, and none of her later appearances on YouTube.

1922 - Betty White, American actress

Look what I found! I can't tell what it is, but I think I'll keep it.

1923 - Carol Raye, Australian actress

1925 - Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (d. 2000)

Silks! Where did you put that flyswatter?!

1926 - Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (d. 2006)

She just realized that the voices in her head are Republican.

1927 - Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)

1927 - Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)

1928 - Vidal Sassoon, English hair stylist and cosmetologist (d. 2012)

I hope you like bangs!

1931 - James Earl Jones, American actor

1939 - Maury Povich, American talk show host and Tabloid TV pioneer

1942 - Muhammad Ali, American boxer

1944 - Françoise Hardy, French singer

1949 - Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d. 1984)

1949 - Mick Taylor, British musician (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones)

1955 - Steve Earle, American musician

1959 - Susanna Hoffs, American musician (The Bangles)

1960 - John Crawford, American musician (Berlin) God, this video is so 80s! And barely shows John, but whatever...

1964 - Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

1964 - Andy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths and Freebass)

1966 - Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, and The Gothic Archies)

1966 - Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer

1967 - Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Pulp and The Longpigs)

1969 - Naveen Andrews, British actor

1978 - Ricky Wilson, British singer (Kaiser Chiefs)

Died on This Day

1654 - Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (b. 1625)

Couldn't you have chosen a less powerfully scented picnic spot?

1861 - Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)

1863 - Horace Vernet, French painter (b. 1789)

She does not understand why the man keeps asking her to bless his camels.

1893 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (b. 1822)

1927 - Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (b. 1860)

1933 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)

1961 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1925)

1967 - Evelyn Nesbit, American model and actress and witness in one of the many Crimes of the Century that were dubbed that by the press of the time. (b. 1884)

Evelyn shows off her cool bling-y new shoes.

1972 - Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)

1996 - Barbara Jordan, American politician (b. 1936)

2005 - Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)

Note: This is NOT the proper way to hold the Mayo.

2007 - Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)

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Hello again. (2.00 / 22)
It's about 47 degrees here. Even though I am one of them, I still feel a bit amused about us all huddling into our coats at the bus stop because we are f-f-f-freeeeeezing. I hope it doesn't ever get to the teens here, we won't be able to cope.

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


Greeting to Day 1 of Dennis the Menace on (2.00 / 18)
Faux News.  I know that I won't be watching.  Will you?

Answers:
What was your favorite sitcom ever? The Dick van Dyke Show
Soup: Broth based or creamy?  It depends
What is your favorite cheese? Cabrales (a Spanish blue veined cheese made from sheep's milk)
T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? Crew
Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Farrah!
What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 1960s (miniskirts, bell bottoms and bikinis!)
Men in sandals, yes or no? Only without socks
Facial hair, good or bad? GREAT! (says the mustachioed Mooz)

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


Is that Kucinich? (1.93 / 15)
I haven't been following this at all.

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

[ Parent ]
Yup. He signed up to be the house Liberal (2.00 / 16)
at both Fox News and Fox Business.  Starts tonight on Bill-O's comedy hour.
What is the over/under on how long it takes for someone to bring up UFOs?

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

[ Parent ]
yup saw it on TPV (2.00 / 16)
"Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, FOX News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership," Kucinich (D-Ohio) said in a statement. "I look forward to a continuation of our relationship this time as a FOX News contributor."

What a brown-noser, to put it politely.  


[ Parent ]
Do you think he owes something to the socalled progressive blogosphere (2.00 / 1)
that stabbed him in the back? He was right on everything, and got no support whatsoever from the House of Orange, etc. Michael Steele is a fixture on pmsnbc, what's the difference?

[ Parent ]
I try to tune it in periodically (2.00 / 12)
though I often get thrown clear by the spin.

MSNBC has a definitive bias, but it just isn't (short of the Ed Show) as extreme as FOX is pretty well all the time.

But then again, cable news is deep in its devolution now.

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


[ Parent ]
I won't be watching Dennis either. (2.00 / 18)
Here are a few answers:

What was your favorite sitcom ever? M*A*S*H
Soup: Broth based or creamy? broth-based
What is your favorite cheese? aged gouda
T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? crew
Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? no comment
What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 60s--I was much younger then
Men in sandals, yes or no? Yes, but I spend a lot of time in HI where everyone wears kalipa (slippers)
Facial hair, good or bad? BJdad has a great mustache, but I prefer my kids clean-shaven.


M*A*S*H (2.00 / 13)
My favorite bit from the series won't embed, unfortunately, but it speaks to the reason you and I are blogging in purple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

[ Parent ]
morning bombers. (2.00 / 17)
on this day a coupla years ago, blue jersey mom and blue jersey dad got hitched.  Congrats to them, and many more!

hot buttered rum day.  need to clear my calendar.

happy thorsday, folks.  make someone you love thor today!


hey bubba (2.00 / 16)
congrats to the BJ couple.  

[ Parent ]
Still forzen in Chicago (2.00 / 17)
I needed a propane torch to dig a hole yesterday

bonjour mes bomberinos (2.00 / 15)
Hard to believe Betty White was ever that young. Seems like she's been around forever.

I'm not well-versed in architectural styles, so I'm prolly for a mish-mash of styles. I'm so uncultured. heh.


I would not say uncultured. (2.00 / 11)
I would say eclectic!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
answers (2.00 / 15)
What was your favorite sitcom ever? Arrested Development

Soup: Broth based or creamy? Creamy

What is your favorite cheese? Is this a trick question?

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? V-neck

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Jaclyn

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 60's

Men in sandals, yes or no? HELL all caps and bolded NO.

Facial hair, good or bad? Very good on men, very bad on women.

I have always hated sandals on men, I have no idea why, and I remember this led to a huge disappointment one lovely summer day.  I had gone to see one of my all time favorites Matthew Sweet in concert, I cannot remember exactly where, and I went to hang out near his bus because I had this record album cover I wanted him to sign (yes I know what records are). He cam out of his bus wearing - gasp - sandals!! Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! I have always held this against him.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


Heh....even Tiva's? (2.00 / 12)
In the PNW every man I know has Tiva tan marks in their feet year round.....add socks and they are ready for winter.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
What, not Vans? (2.00 / 11)


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

[ Parent ]
Vans are for special occasions :) (2.00 / 11)
They come in all colors you know!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Like a Rainbow? (2.00 / 9)


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

[ Parent ]
One for every occasion.... (2.00 / 9)
Vans Store.....http://shop.vans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/topcategory_10001_10101

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Those especially!! (2.00 / 10)
Argh!  I did concede on the beach sandal wearing though, I though that was pretty big of me. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
My answers (2.00 / 15)
What was your favorite sitcom ever? Dick van Dyke Show

Soup: Broth based or creamy? Chunky broth in winter, creamy veggies in summer

What is your favorite cheese? Melted

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? Crew

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Kate

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 60s for most, but 30s for evening wear.

Men in sandals, yes or no? Agnostic on this

Facial hair, good or bad? What kirbybruno said, but it shouldn't be too shaggy on the guys that have it.

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


interesting that you bolded the questions (2.00 / 14)
and KB bolded the answers. Are you mirror twins or sumtin?

[ Parent ]
Yes. (2.00 / 10)
She is the ebil one, naturally. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Nuh-UH! (2.00 / 11)
SHE is the ebil one. Don't listen to her!

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

[ Parent ]
See. (2.00 / 11)
She lies too. I'll bet the only person that believes you is satanity.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Uh-oh. (2.00 / 10)
Now you've done it! What if satanity shows up?

[liar]

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


[ Parent ]
She's too stupid to find her way over here (2.00 / 9)


[ Parent ]
Oh yeah? Well you are wrong, cause I AM here (2.00 / 8)
So who's the stupid one now?

[ Parent ]
Watch out (2.00 / 8)
we don't want to have to ask for moderation!

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

[ Parent ]
Please do. (2.00 / 8)
She is incredibly annoying and nothing will stop her!

[ Parent ]
I know you are, but what am I? (2.00 / 7)


[ Parent ]
Seriously? What are you? Seven? (2.00 / 7)


[ Parent ]
I'm schitzophrenic, (2.00 / 5)
and so am I.

:~)

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


[ Parent ]
There's my girl! (2.00 / 3)
Welcome!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I can just about mirror your responses, (2.00 / 12)
for sitcoms I might add Night Court and Coach, but DVD is pretty classic.

Soup: broth. Love when it is cool enough outside to enjoy soups, make them from every carcass left over. Split pea and ham is a staple, does that qualify as creamy?

Cheese: interesting ones.

Farrah.

Being a fedora owner, 30s and 40s work well for men's evening wear, and as for women's all I can say is: Lauren Bacall.

I maintain a stable of Adidas black and white sandals. Don't know what I think about them on other people, but I am lazy.

I have had a mustache all my adult life and felt my nose would slide off my face the one time I shaved it off.

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


[ Parent ]
"You know how to whistle, dontcha Steve?" (2.00 / 14)


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

[ Parent ]
"Just put your lips together and blow." (2.00 / 12)


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

[ Parent ]
The sexiest line in film history. (2.00 / 12)


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

[ Parent ]
And here is me all along thinking this was. (2.00 / 10)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Sexy is subtle. (2.00 / 10)
All the raunch in the world doesn't hold a candle to a smoldering gaze.

We show a lot of flesh these days, but it is mere titillation (see what I did there? ;~) compared with the knock-me-down, drag-me-away implied  of films of yore. ;~)

An nice ode to the greatest Hollywood romance, though it won't embed.

Bacall and Bogart met on the set of To Have and Have Not (Bogie's greatest film) and were together ever after until his death.

Another great Bogie film I've recently found is "We're No Angels" with Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray. Just found this past year, it is now on your annual Christmas list.

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


[ Parent ]
Was you ever bit by a dead bee? (2.00 / 8)


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

[ Parent ]
Steve and Slim. (2.00 / 5)
Hogey Charmichael.

Ah, bury me in black and white...

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


[ Parent ]
You guys are all scaring me. (2.00 / 4)
I knew I should have chosen the swimming pool scene from Vacation instead, damn! ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
oh almost forgot (2.00 / 15)
I know y'all were waiting with bated breath

What was your favorite sitcom ever? Prolly Big Bang Theory, umm and Friends. I catch it once in a while and it's still funny.

Soup: Broth based or creamy? I do like creamy, but mostly brothy.

What is your favorite cheese? very sharp cheddar, and gruyer.

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? crew

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Better actress- Kate; best pinup- Farrah, most beautiful- Jaclyn. Didn't she make People's 50 most beautiful for years?

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? '70s.

Men in sandals, yes or no? Unless it's for the beach, sort of meh. With socks, even worse.

Facial hair, good or bad? Prefer w/o, but some do look good with FH. Tom Selleck w/o his mustache really takes getting used to.  


Good morning! (2.00 / 13)
Some random answers.

Men in sandals: Only at the beach.

Soup: Creamy, if it's homemade and done right.

Cheese: The kind that stands alone.

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


OK, (2.00 / 10)
After reading several comments I will concede men's sandals on the beach. That is all.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Sunny and warming again today.... (2.00 / 12)
Lots to be happy about...Not so happy about Dennis Kucinich. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, but I don't see this ending well for him, or liberals in the long run.

Answers...

What was your favorite sitcom ever? Cheers

Soup: Broth based or creamy? Creamy, hands down.

What is your favorite cheese? St. George..It's a Portuguese cheese. Hard to find but every now and then I get lucky and Whole Foods has it. I got hooked on it as a kid when my dad was stationed a Lajes Field in the Azore Islands.

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? V-neck

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Kate, but I always wanted the perfect Farrah hairdo. My hair never moved freely like hers, I had to plaster it with hairspray just get it stay curled!

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 60's...left over flower child, and all the wondrous hippie fashions there of.

Men in sandals, yes or no? Yes, but NO SOCKS...ewwww

Facial hair, good or bad? Like it, but as long as it's not wild man unkept facial hair...

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


Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller : Love and Happinss (2.00 / 11)

Good morning....more Emmylou. I enjoy every video I find from  Three Girls and Their Buddy. I wish the Soundstage episode had been recorded and released....or that I could find it if it has been.

http://www.pbs.org/wttw/sounds...

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Posting late so I can cheat off everyone else's answers (2.00 / 8)
What was your favorite sitcom ever?  Sports Night (Still my favorite Aaron Sorkin show)

Soup: Broth based or creamy?  Whatever you have already made is good for me

What is your favorite cheese?  Would you ask a parent to name their favorite child???

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck?  V-neck.  Cleavage is good.

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate?   Kate, Kate, KATE!!!!!

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion?  40's (except the only problem is that everything was in black and white back then)

Men in sandals, yes or no?   No.  Sorry, I know it's unfair, but no.

Facial hair, good or bad? Depends on the hair.  Soulpatch: BAAAAD!!!!


BTW, Happy Birthday to the First Lady! (2.00 / 9)


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

Was trying to think... (2.00 / 6)
...of a reason why I love the fashions of the "Teen Decade" (1910-1920) other than because of its place in Downton Abbey. Then I began remembering how those years have been depicted in movie musicals, including Funny Girl, My Fair Lady, and The Music Man.

Here's a 1948 look back at 1912, featuring the evergreen Ann Miller:



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


Hey gang.. (2.00 / 7)
We are preppin' here in VA for snow. Yes, snow.
3 nights ago we slept with the windows open.
This winter has been weird.

Answers:

What was your favorite sitcom ever? The Big Bang Theory (I have a hard time remembering past ones)
Soup: Broth based or creamy? Broth (we eat a lot of soup, luckily we both like to make it!)
What is your favorite cheese? Extra Sharp Cheddar (but only because it goes with the most other food choices I make...I love cheese and would be very sad to only have one)
T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? Crew neck (V-necks only as a solid color shirt, usually black...and in plain white as an undershirt)
Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? Jaclyn (though my all time fave from that era is Lynda Carter...I love me some Wonder Woman)
What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? Fashion? What is that? (I still wear jeans I wore 25+ years ago)
Men in sandals, yes or no? Depends on the sandals (no socks though)
Facial hair, good or bad? Good! (my 5 o'clock shadow is more like a 1 o'clock shadow and I have been known to wear a full beard in lazier times)


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hey bombers abd bomberettes (2.00 / 3)
sorry to be so late for the party, it's been a lifelong issue.

What was your favorite sitcom ever? if i was a millionaire, Seinfeld would be on a 24 hour loop in every room.

Soup: Broth based or creamy? Creamy during the winter, nothing better on a cold day.

What is your favorite cheese? all the melty ones but when i'm Italian, anything i can grate.  

T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? V-neck on everyone else, only crew for me.

Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? uh...no.

What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? 60's forever and Not wearing what everyone else is thereafter.

Men in sandals, yes or no? HELL all caps and bolded NO. (stole that from someone upthread )

Facial hair, good or bad? just got finished being an unkempt, wild hairy man. got kissed by my wife for the first time in a year as a thank you.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Q&A (2.00 / 2)
Hi ev'ybuddy, I'm here. Finally. I'm JG in MD at GOS and @AuntJill on Twitter. Rather than ripping right into being too clever by half, I'll just answer the questions.

What was your favorite sitcom ever? M*A*S*H
Soup: Broth based or creamy? broth-based
What is your favorite cheese? Among ordinary cheeses, Swiss
T-shirts: V-neck or crew neck? Scoop nec
Farrah, Jaclyn, or Kate? I dunno, never thought about it
What is your favorite decade (not counting this one) for fashion? The 20s and 30s, the fashions then were so drapey and gorgeous
Men in sandals, yes or no? Yes if no socks
Facial hair, good or bad? Just a bit, perfect on my beautiful grandnephews to give them a more serious look.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


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