The Daily F Bomb, Friday 2/22/13

by: Floja Roja

Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:19:38 AM EST



Good morning, and happy Friday! If some of the holidays look like repeats, don't ask me. I just report, you can decide if you want to celebrate another Margarita day.

Interrogatories

Who/what are you currently boycotting? What do you have to brag about? Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? What is the creepiest bug? What is your favorite card game? What would you like to be reincarnated as?

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On This Day

In 1371, Robert II became King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.

In 1855, the Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania).

In 1872, the Prohibition Party held its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.

In 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-cent store in Utica, N.Y., the first of many.

In 1889, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states, a major boon to flag manufacturers.

In 1924, Calvin Coolidge became the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

In 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House.

In 1980, the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets 4-3 In a stunning upset at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y

In 1983, the notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Born on This Day

1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)

1732 - George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)

1773 - Mathieu Ignace van Bree (Mattheus Ignatius van Bree), Belgian painter (d. 1839)

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1778 - Rembrandt Peale, American artist (d. 1860)

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1806 - Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)

1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and Scout movement founder (d. 1941)

1865 - Otto Modersohn, German landscape painter (d. 1943)

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1883 - Marguerite Clark, American actress (d. 1940)

1889 - Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)

1890 - Beatriz Michelena, Latin-American silent movie star (d. 1942)

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1892 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)

1899 - Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)

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1900 - Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)

1904 - Peter Hurd, American painter (d. 1984)

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1907 - Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)

1908 - Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)

1925 - Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)

1926 - Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)

1930 - Marni Nixon, American singer

1932 - Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, much-missed American politician (d. 2009)

1936 - Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001)

1937 - Joanna Russ, American author and feminist (d. 2011)

1944 - Jonathan Demme, American director

1944 - Robert Kardashian, American lawyer whose daughters are famous for nothing. (d. 2003)

1950 - Julius Erving, American basketball player

1950 - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, English musician and performer

1952 - Bill Frist, American politician and video diagnostician.

1953 - Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire and Dome)

1962 - Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)

1968 - Jeri Ryan, American actress

1974 - James Blunt, English singer/songwriter

1975 - Drew Barrymore, American actress

Died on This Day

1512 - Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)

1690 - Charles Le Brun, French artist (b. 1619)

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1875 - Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)

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1888 - Anna Kingsford, English doctor, seer and women's rights campaigner (b. 1846)

1890 - Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)

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1906 - Adrien Moreau, French painter (b. 1843)

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1942 - Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (b. 1881)

1961 - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1889)

1965 - Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)

1974 - Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)

1976 - Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904)

1976 - Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)

1979 - Sigrid Schauman, Finnish landscape painter (b. 1877)

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1980 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist (b. 1886)

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1985 - Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (b. 1889)

1987 - Andy Warhol, American artist, director, and writer (b. 1928)

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1994 - Papa John Creach, American musician (Jefferson Airplane and The Dinosaurs) (b. 1917)

2002 - Chuck Jones, best evah! American cartoonist/animator (b. 1912)

2002 - Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)

2005 - Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)

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2005 - Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)

Today is

National Cherry Pie Day
National Margarita Day
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
Be Humble Day
Walking the Dog Day
World Thinking Day

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How can I be humble if I am ... (2.00 / 19)
FRIST!!!

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


On behalf of the West Coast... (2.00 / 13)
...I ought to take umbrage. But I'm in a jolly mood, so all is forgiven. This time. ;-p

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

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when you're not FRIST, (2.00 / 11)
your doctor may recommend Umbrage.  A small number of people taking Umbrage may exhibit peevishness, impatience, but most find jollitude and forgiveness.  Umbrage, when FRIST evades you.

[ Parent ]
I saw the F Bomb pop-up in the Recent Diaries list and waited patiently for a Fierce Jar. (2.00 / 12)
When none was forthcoming, I leaped in. It is a risky business, trying to First a post. For one thing, it used to be hiderateable on the GOS to scream "FIRST!". For another, you really don't know if your comment will post first or not because the page is not in real time (I admit to doing one quick Reload Tab before making my move).

So I was really out there without a net ... sweat forming on my brow ... mouse poised ... and I got it!!  

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


[ Parent ]
I was feeling very anti social this morning (2.00 / 10)
so I just posted and ran (literally, running helped me get out of my funk). I had nothing to say and no cute pics to post.

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


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I can understand people finding that annoying (2.00 / 12)
but a HR? Wow. Wasn't there something similar on another blog that shall not be named with Fitzmas!

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One of the funniest comments I ever saw there was one where (2.00 / 11)
Bill in Portland Maine "Firsted" a diary and was sent right to the Hiddens. One of the other long-time users found him there and noted that "Baby Jesus is weeping".

Fitzmas turned out to be just another holiday featuring the gift of an ill-fitting sweater. Lots of disappointed people from that investigation.  

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


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I suppose Fristing... (2.00 / 10)
...is the next best thing to nabbing sneck, since we don't have that opportunity here. :-)

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

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Ha! It would be impossible here because comments are numbered back to the Birth of the Blog. (2.00 / 12)
For example, your comment is 98,206. Yes, one could look at the top of the page and notice that there are 99 comments and post yours as the 100th. But there is no proof, and therefore no awards can be given. We are a Reality Based Community.

We shall have to be satisfied to enjoy the comments for their content rather than their numerical attributes. ;)

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


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::nod:: (2.00 / 10)
I have resigned myself to that harsh state of affairs.

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

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I suppose you could go for the 100,000th comment. (2.00 / 4)
That'd be special!

I'm lucky.

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Yes, and since it would be a collective effort we could have a large party. (2.00 / 4)
I will clear my calendar. When do you think it will happen?

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


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Hey, she can be Frist if she wants to. (1.92 / 12)
I just don't know why anybody would want to.

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


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Well, certainly he has no humility. (2.00 / 12)
Or class ... or intelligence.

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


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We are well rid of him. (2.00 / 12)
I hope. They are like horror movie franchise characters. They get killed off in one, and come back in a sequel.

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

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Coffee in NC (2.00 / 21)
Working through my first cup of coffee. Tiny bit of snow last night here in North Carolina but fairly warm at the moment.

Who/what are you currently boycotting? Anything made by the Koch Brothers

What do you have to brag about? I'm starting to get my art work published

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? Heaven only if it is the Irish version as shown on the Simpsons ;-)

What is the creepiest bug? spiders!

What is your favorite card game? Solitaire, it is the only card game I know

What would you like to be reincarnated as? Pixie

Princess Pixie photo PrincessPixie.jpg

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


I'll have to check out (2.00 / 14)
that episode of the Simpsons!  In the episode I saw, Benjamin Franklin and Jimi Hendrix were playing air hockey.

I'm lucky.

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Penn State Alumna--1983, Cherry pie is my favorite, and (2.00 / 19)
I really like seeing the changes in the art as the years go by.

This really is my day :-)

Who/what are you currently boycotting? Mean-spirited people

What do you have to brag about? My teens are good human beings. I would like to think that I had a hand in that.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? I am going to LOVE--so is everyone else.

What is the creepiest bug? A big spider. When I was a Girl Scout summer overnight counselor (The summer that would not end) we would get very large wood spiders in our tents. They look similar to tarantulas. We used a broom to sweep them out. We had to check our sleeping bags to be sure they weren't hanging out there. Girls would scream and we knew they had a wood spider in their tent. We took turns sweeping the spiders out of the girls' tents.

What is your favorite card game? Uno...With real cards? Rummy.

What would you like to be reincarnated as? Either one of my cats--they have the life!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


coffee and answers (2.00 / 20)
Who/what are you currently boycotting? Donald Trump (and Macy's)

http://signon.org/sign/urge-ma...

What do you have to brag about? My roses. When blooming they are simply luscious.


Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?
Heaven.  

What is the creepiest bug? Bedbugs.

What is your favorite card game? Bid whist.

What would you like to be reincarnated as? A dolphin

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Dolphins ... (2.00 / 21)
I like Douglas Adams who said that people thought they were smarter than dolphins because they had books, tools, factories, houses and so on, while dolphins just played in the water and ate fish. Dolphins thought they were smarter than humans for exactly the same reason.

Bid whist - cool. AFAIK, it's a lot like bridge but with no dummy and no game contract, right?

"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


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In "Stranger in a Strange Land", Michael (2.00 / 17)
says that being reincarnated as a seal would be a great goodness.  I suspect for much the same reasons.

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

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I went swimming with dolphins on my honeymoon and have never (2.00 / 12)
forgotten that experiencing.

Whist was the precursor to bridge, but bid whist (a variant)  is an obsession of African-Americans :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...



"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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Interesting (2.00 / 6)
I wonder why there is a cultural difference in the popularity of bid whist and bridge? I know contract bridge was hugely popular in the USA from around 1920 to 1950 - popularity has since declined but there are a lot of players.  

I also know that, even in NYC, I rarely see any Black people playing contract bridge.

Perhaps the cultural thing just started small and mushroomed.

"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


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Answers for Feb 22 (2.00 / 20)
Who/what are you currently boycotting?

Macys, Whole Foods

What do you have to brag about?

Well, at age 6 I convinced a mother of a baby that corporal punishment was a bad idea and that it would only teach her daughter that stronger people can force weaker people to do things.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?

No.

What is the creepiest bug?

Roaches are icky. Waterbugs too.

What is your favorite card game?

Bridge

What would you like to be reincarnated as?

I don't know

"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


46 now , in NE Alabama - and it rained and it rained and it (2.00 / 19)
rained all night. Tsula gave a few good growls every time the rain fell a little harder. I'm getting tired of this - but then it will quit in mid - April or mid -May, leaving newly planted crops not sprouting or dead at two inches tall. Damn , sund like a farmer , don't I? I'm not , but a very frustrated fisherman the last couple of years.

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

You got overnight what we had all day yesterday. (2.00 / 14)
And I'm not looking forward to this happening every eight to ten days or so. The Pearl River is over the banks right now. We don't need our usual March-April rain.

I think I'm beginning to mildew. But if it will fill everything up so you can fish, so be it! :-D


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Like the see - through cow in the painting by Modersohn. - (2.00 / 19)
and the girl with cows by Adrien Moreau. The Strange Peace Of Painter Moreau. That is like an golden oldie of where I live , in general spirit and feel, on most days. Wish I had a pretty milkmaid , and a cow would be nice , too.Then again , there are people who do pay lots of money to have as quite and peaceful a place to live as here. That "painterly effect" I usually strove for with 35mm , why this painter really got it down. Misty , sweet , nostalgia evoking memory with only the beauty and grace , the innocence remaining. I am an old man now.  

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

Quiet , dang it. Not quite silent. NT (2.00 / 18)


"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

good morning (2.00 / 19)
Who/what are you currently boycotting? anything Koch brothers

What do you have to brag about? being re-elected chair of my county's Democratic Party, the first time could've been a fluke but the second was a confirmation to keep going.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? yes

What is the creepiest bug? I don't find bugs off-putting but don't enjoy watching the carrion eating ones work. I've used them to clean bones though.

What is your favorite card game? cribbage

What would you like to be reincarnated as? a higher life form that is unimaginable in the present state.



There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder


Good morning! (2.00 / 17)
Who/what are you currently boycotting? What do you have to brag about? Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? What is the creepiest bug? What is your favorite card game? What would you like to be reincarnated as?

I don't eat veal, and I never shop at Walmart.  Not conscious of anything else, but I'm sure I'll get some good ideas here.

I've read some "because they're there" books, like Ulysses and In Search of Lost Time.

Just going to sleep, I hope.

The one that comes to mind is not a bug, but a long, hairy-looking centipede kind of thing.  I don't know what it's called.  I'd see an occasional one crawling across the ceiling in my apartment.  One time I was watching one from my bed, and I thought, "Gosh, I hope that thing doesn't fall now," and it did.  Aieeeeee!  Well, even that doesn't top a cockroach, does it?

I like "Pit," a really noisy, chaotic game.  I've got no mind for most of the games played with a standard deck of cards (Poker, Hearts).

An otter.

I'm lucky.


Penn State (2.00 / 15)
(as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania).

Really??  Far out.

I'm lucky.


land-grant colleges (2.00 / 10)
University of Northern Iowa started out as "iowa state normal school" then became "iowa state teaching college" etc.  

but now we have Dixie State University in st. george utah.  ::rolls eyes::


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Hi all! (2.00 / 15)
Who/what are you currently boycotting? What do you have to brag about? Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? What is the creepiest bug? What is your favorite card game? What would you like to be reincarnated as?

Boycott:  I haven't been in a Walmart since 2001( it was the only store in my small Oklahoma town) but now I have choices.  I am boycotting a particular mechanic in town for showing Fox News in his waiting room.  Home Depot, menards, BP, EXXON, Georgia pacific products, anywhere that uses styrofoam cups, the cubs.  The list goes on and on...

Brag:  my kids - they are truly awesome, smart, beautiful, funny children.  I am the luckiest mother in the world.

Heaven or hell:  I'll be dead.  That's all folks.

Creepiest bug:  in my house - earwig,  in the world - scorpion

Favorite card game:  blackjack at a table full of fun people

Reincarnated as:  my children's caregiver when they are old. Wouldn't that be neat to be there too?


Retweeted by Peter Jukes (2.00 / 17)

I like this one:

But this one may appeal to the inner dramatique in all of us:


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


Love the superellipsis! (2.00 / 16)
I can imagine orchestral music crescendoing.

I'm lucky.

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Yes!! (2.00 / 16)
Although I like the way "sarcastises" would be pronounced. It makes me giggle.  

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


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It seems to me... (2.00 / 14)
...that "Superellipsis" would also do nicely for thought bubbles. Or am I being too cartoonish?

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

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They do look like thought bubbles! (2.00 / 13)


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


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1936 - Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001) (2.00 / 15)
Ha!  That's such a fun song.

"What's her name?"

"I can't tell ya."

I'm lucky.


I had just been listening to the Yardbirds version (2.00 / 13)
so I couldn't resist.

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

[ Parent ]
One of my favorite Yardbirds songs. (2.00 / 3)


I'm lucky.

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Hello (2.00 / 17)
Wow, I love that Hurd painting!

Who/what are you currently boycotting?

Nothing so official as a boycott but I've never been to Walmart or an Oberwiess Dairy. I've been avoiding Whole Foods since the CEO opened his greedy trap.

What do you have to brag about?

Nothing at all. I could name drop, though. I once spent the day driving Joe Biden around town when he came to Chicago for some meetings back in the mid-eighties. I was a college kid with dyed-black hair and a dangly earring. I think I probably left the eyeliner off that day. Wonder what he thought of me.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?

I don't believe in the afterlife. But if I'm wrong, I think my ass is burned.

What is the creepiest bug?

Spiders!

What is your favorite card game?

Blackjack

What would you like to be reincarnated as?  

Someone with musical talent


So, the founder of the Boy Scouts and the founder (2.00 / 16)
of the Girl Guides were both born on this date?  Coincidence?  I think NOT!

Answers:
Who/what are you currently boycotting? All Georgia/Pacific products (they are owned by the odious Koch Brothers)
What do you have to brag about? I start a new job on Monday
Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? I'm staying here -- in Purgatory.
What is the creepiest bug? In Sierra Leone, there were these spider-like bugs which had crab-claws.  Ykies!
What is your favorite card game? Bridge
What would you like to be reincarnated as? A human being (sorry, no joining the Republican Party for me)


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


my mom was born on her mom's birthday (2.00 / 10)
my son COULD have been born on my birthday.  but no, he was 11 days late instead.  ;-)  

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Woo hoo! (2.00 / 4)
I start a new job on Monday

Congrats!

I'm lucky.


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They sure did have funny looking horses back in (2.00 / 12)
Le Brun's day and the painting of the kid fixin to hit the duck with a stick is awesome.

hi (2.00 / 16)
first post, finally got around to joining, was going to cross-post something but it doesn't look like I can yet, so I'll just say hi

please donate to the Hill Country Ride for AIDS


Hi ad! (2.00 / 14)
Welcome to the Moose!

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

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I keep giving people a "fierce" but it doesn't stick (2.00 / 16)
sorry!

I was going to cross post my AIDS Ride Diary, but there's no "new diary" button on my menu, so I can't. Too bad, it has cute Scottish boys (Snow Patrol) in it. It isn't wrong that I find music by cute boys motivating for exercise, is it?

please donate to the Hill Country Ride for AIDS


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I find cute boys motivating... (2.00 / 14)
...for so many things. ;-)

Hope you get the diary posted!

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


[ Parent ]
apparently I have to wait for a diary (2.00 / 12)
so I'll either post over the weekend or on Monday

please donate to the Hill Country Ride for AIDS


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I have given you... (2.00 / 13)
...some reccy love over in Orange. :-)

Here's the link for those who feel the urge to do likewise! :-)

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


[ Parent ]
Try clicking the white space off to the side (2.00 / 14)
after you click "fierce." That sometimes helps.

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

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I think it is just a one-day wait. (2.00 / 14)
Looking forward to your cross-posts!! It never hurts to get more eyes on the important projects you promote.

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


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Welcome to the Moose Pond! n/t (2.00 / 12)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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yay! (2.00 / 10)
glad to have you here!

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Bombers represent! (2.00 / 14)
I don't like to brag, but I haz friends. And many of them are right here in Purpleopolis. Thank you all for being the kind ladies and gentlemeese you are!

Don't like to think about bugs, creepy or less-creepy.

I don't expect to be reincarnated. I shall be me, for better or for worse, throughout all eternity. And heaven is in the heart, so I think I'm safe. :-)

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


You always find wonderful ways to put words together. (2.00 / 13)
I really like this:

And heaven is in the heart..

I believe that too. I now can go through my day with a smile. Thank you, Silky!


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Wow, thank you. (2.00 / 13)
My day is always brighter if I can get someone to smile. As sappy as that sounds, it's the honest truth! :-)

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

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It's not sappy at all. If everyone had that as their goal (2.00 / 13)
to make at least one other person smile every day, it would be a better world.

(But then the GOPers would be afflicted with mass face-shattering. I'm not sure they CAN smile. Leer, gloat, smirk, grimace... but no smile. Now that I think of it, I don't have a problem with mass-GOPer-face-shattering at all.)

;-D


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I have decided... (2.00 / 10)
...that instead of being reincarnated, I shall instead provide you all with slightly creepy but benign visitations from the spirit realm. BOO!

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

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That could actually be fun. (2.00 / 10)
And for fun, go scare annoying public figures. If I were a ghost, I'd need a few little powers, like the ability to look like who or what I want, and I'd also like the ability to consume food and drink in the world of the living (just for fun, you know).

You'd know my handiwork the day a bunch of white faced and shuddering Republican congressmen showed up for work and voted for comprehensive gun control!

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


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Heh. (2.00 / 9)
My hauntings of annoying public figures would NOT be benign, but as mischevious as the Cosmic Powers would permit.

And I cannot imagine you in ANY lifeform existing for long without the ability to relish food and drink. THAT would truly be Hell, for you and me both!

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


[ Parent ]
oink. (2.00 / 11)


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

[ Parent ]
cheeep n\t (2.00 / 10)


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


[ Parent ]
or oop oop pah doo/huey piano smith+jessie hill (2.00 / 8)


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quack quack honk n't (2.00 / 9)


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Pop pop fizz fizz (2.00 / 9)


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

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good luck on the cairo/tractor (2.00 / 10)


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wow over 40 comments already (2.00 / 12)
you must have tipped from orange to purple this week, right?  

NFL, Big Oil, Walmart, Whole Foods but I really need good miso.
I didn't swear at the radio this morning when I raised my voice at it, and my son complimented me.  
heaven.  such as it will be.
the sheer quantity of bugs in the american south, including missouri.  volume.  
used to play euchre, hearts, and stuff.  before kids.
my kids' pet cat when my kids are grown up.  lol.  


I do believe this week was the tipping point. (2.00 / 10)
Viewership on the orange is the same but comments are down, while comments on purple are way up.

Whole Foods is the only source for Miso? Can you get it online instead? Probably the same cost. I'm lucky, I have almost every kind of Asian Market within bus or train distance.

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


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I comment on both, but which one I do more (2.00 / 3)
depends on timing.

I'm lucky.

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There are definitely sweet spots when you might find a herd grazing. (2.00 / 2)
My visits to purple are during my breaks from work. I try not to visit when I can't also take time to post a comment because that would bug me too much. Must. Weigh. In. ;)

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


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You (2.00 / 2)
work too much!

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

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Or maybe just complain about it a lot. ;) (2.00 / 1)


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


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I made cinnamon rolls yesterday (2.00 / 12)
Clone of a Cinnabon, they're called. First time I used the rapid rise yeast- bought by mistake. Rapid? Hah! Took all day for it to rise a little bit,not doubled, but once I went ahead and baked it, It did rise significantly more. I could only eat half of one roll.
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A blog that shall not be named. Well, no not really boycotting, but every time I check in, I'm meh'd out the door.

My daughter. She's always been a good kid.

Maggots.

Spider solitaire, on the computer. With a group, Uno.

Me. I can't imagine being reincarnated with a different family, and I don't want to.  


I have good luck with all yeasts (2.00 / 10)
but I use my stovetop to let stuff rise, and it gets nice and warm there if I turn on the oven. Even the sourdough pizza crust rises fast.

I've been wanting to make cinnamon rolls, but I can't justify the extra poundage I would gain. Maybe after the next stomach flu... ;-)

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


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Indigo Girls perform "Share the Moon" in Studio Q (2.00 / 12)

Good morning!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


More excellent questions! (2.00 / 12)
Currently boycotting? Koch Industries products, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Macy's, Papa John's Pizza, and whoever else happens to piss me off.

What do you have to brag about? Having worked hard all my life along with Mr. Carolina, and looking forward to retiring and moving to our Casa Carolina dream home, thanks to our fanatical focus on rebuilding our finances. We were both divorced, both paying alimony to our exes, while putting his kids through college with no money saved. We we literally taking the coin jar to the supermarket and sleeping on a mattress on the floor for years (in our 40's). Now we are on solid financial ground. It all started when we did a detailed financial plan instead of the usual New Year's resolution. We've put aside as much as we could. Having a plan makes that soooo much easier. We just ask ourselves if some purchase is worth deferring our retirement by weeks, months, or years. The answer's always "no!".

Heaven or hell? Who knows. As far as I'm concerned, our place in NC is heaven enough.

Creepiest bug? Silverfish. They live in drains, and move in ways that only Satan or H. P. Lovecraft would endorse.

Favorite card game? Used to be Tarot, long ago, but that's way more serious than a game. Now, nothin' much.

Reincarnation? I used to joke that I wanted to come back as one of my dogs. They got plenty of attention and unconditional love from me.  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


I have silverfish. (2.00 / 10)
The few that dare show themselves become kitty breakfast. My kittens consider them a delicacy.

Potato bugs are way worse! Fortunately I haven't seen one in decades.

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


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We get the occasional silverfish, (2.00 / 3)
but they don't bother me the way roaches would.

I'm lucky.

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I actually got over my roach fear (2.00 / 2)
living in S.F.

They were everywhere. But I never got over my hatred of them. As much as I hate pesticides, I had to call Orkin when we had them in my otherwise cool Silver Lake apartment.

Pantry moths are worse.

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


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mornin' bombers. (2.00 / 12)
Who/what are you currently boycotting?
* Mitch McConnell (but don't ask me how)

What do you have to brag about?
* My feet don't sweat much.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?
* Yes.
What is the creepiest bug?
* this one:

What is your favorite card game?
* spider solitaire. :-(

What would you like to be reincarnated as?
* myself, but with what I've already learned.

currently on the bubbapod:


YIKES. (2.00 / 12)
The terrifying creature in that pic is the stuff of nightmares. And then there's the insect. ;-p

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

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Wow, I didn't know millipedes came in XXL. (2.00 / 4)


I'm lucky.

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So, I'm listening to the morning news in the background... (2.00 / 10)
...and this commercial keeps coming on with a phone ringing in the background that mimics my own cellphone's ringtone so exactly that I've reached for the phone three times.

I'm on edge because last time I was scheduled for surgery, last August, they called me on the Friday morning before to first postpone, and then cancel it. I hate being such a Nervous Nellie, but once burned is twice shy I suppose.

Anyway, I'm heading off to the barber shortly and will leave the damn phone at home. THAT'll teach them. ;-p

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


National Cherry Pie Day is a day I can support. :-) (2.00 / 7)
I'll even listen to Warrant later in honor of it ;-)

On to the interrogation!

Who/what are you currently boycotting?  Erm.  Well, Walmart/Sam's Club generally.  Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.  

What do you have to brag about?   Uhh.... certainly not my stellar memory or my ability to think quick.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?   Don't believe in either; no idea what to expect on the other side.

What is the creepiest bug?   Japanese Water Beetle or swarms of ants.

What is your favorite card game?   Pinochle

What would you like to be reincarnated as?   A cat.


Finally, a moments peace to read your diary: (2.00 / 8)
This is actually a good idea:
   If anti-gun advocates were like anti-abortion folks, they'd carry large posters with dead kids displaying massive gunshot wounds at protests
   - Hesiod Theogeny (@Hesiod2k11) February 21, 2013

Something like this should be a flop.

In 1983, the notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Harumph!!

The #FakeRightWingHagelStories meme is very funny. "Replacement Refs" made me laugh out loud.

I feel like Wilma most days, by the way. I only read the news so that others don't have to.

HAHAHAHA!! My FRIST was completely unintentional. I did not realize he was mentioned in the diary. As I always say, better to be lucky than good.

There ... that is certainly enough thinking for one day. Off the grid ...

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


Hmmmm (2.00 / 7)
How can typing "FRIST!!!" be "completely unintentional," unless your keyboard has Ouija Board-like qualities of which I am unaware?

Oh, you mean because he was mentioned in the diary. ;-)

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


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can I skip the dying part? (2.00 / 6)
Who/what are you currently boycotting?

- Chik-Fil-A is still on my shit list (which is too bad because they have those great waffle fries). Less a boycott than an on-going tendency to avoid.

What do you have to brag about?

- Donna and our kids

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell?

- Narnia.

What is the creepiest bug?

- silverfish

What is your favorite card game?

- Euchre

What would you like to be reincarnated as?

- me

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


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