The Daily F Bomb, Monday 2/25/13

by: Floja Roja

Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 07:40:39 AM EST



Interrogatories

What are your favorite condiments? What are your least favorite? Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? Do you prefer solitude or being with people?

The Twitter Emitter

Since the Twitter feed last night was dominated by Oscar stuff, most of these are about the show, but I tried to pick ones you'd get if you didn't watch. I think you can tell from most of these that once again, people were not impressed with the host (Seth MacFarlane). I will go on record saying that Oscar needs to steal Amy Poehler and Tina Fey from the Golden Globes.

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Monday 2/25/13
On This Day

In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated England's Queen Elizabeth I.

In 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was sworn into the Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.

In 1919, Oregon levied a 1 cent tax on gasoline, becoming the first state to do such a terrible, horrendous thing.

In 1932, Adolf Hitler gained German citizenship by naturalization, allowing him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident. He didn't have to prove he wasn't from Kenya.

In 1964, Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali) became the world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

In 1986, President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election. Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

In 1990, Nicaraguans voted in an election that led to victory for opponents of the ruling Sandinistas.

In 1999, A jury in Jasper, Texas, sentenced white supremacist John William King to death for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., an African-American man.

Born on This Day

1714 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)

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1714 - Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)

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1755 - François René Mallarmé, French politician (d. 1835)

1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)

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1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)

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1885 - Sylvia Brett, English socialite (d. 1971)

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1888 - John Foster Dulles, American politician (d. 1959)

1894 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual figure (d. 1969)

1901 - Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)

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1910 - Millicent Fenwick, American fashion editor and progressive Republican congresswoman (it wasn't an oxymoron back then). (d. 1992)

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1913 - Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)

1913 - Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)

1917 - Brenda Joyce, American actress (d. 2009)

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1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader, founder of Unification Church (d. 2012)

1929 - Christopher George, American actor (d. 1983)

1929 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)

1930 - Sister Wendy Beckett, South African-born British art connoisseur

1937 - Tom Courtenay, English actor

1937 - Bob Schieffer, American broadcast journalist stenographer

1938 - Diane Baker, American actress

1943 - George Harrison, English singer and guitarist, member of The Beatles (d. 2001)

1945 - Elkie Brooks, English singer (Vinegar Joe)

1947 - Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground and American Flyer)

1950 - Neil Jordan, Irish director

1950 - Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter

1952 - Jerry Chamberlain, American musician (Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies)

1954 - John Doe, American musician (X)

1962 - Foster Sylvers, American singer, (The Sylvers)

1965 - Brian Baker, American guitarist (Minor Threat and Bad Religion)

1965 - Veronica Webb, American supermodel and actress

1971 - Sean Astin, American actor

1982 - Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter (The Used)

Died on This Day

1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician (b. 1566)

1713 - King Frederick I of Prussia (b. 1657)

1723 - Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (b. 1632)

1756 - Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)

1841 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court (b. 1783)

1910 - Worthington Whittredge, American artist (b. 1820)

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1914 - John Tenniel, British illustrator (b. 1820)

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1950 - George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)

1970 - Mark Rothko, Latvian-born American painter (b. 1903)

1983 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)

2005 - Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)

2009 - Philip José Farmer, American novelist (b. 1918)

Today is

National Clam Chowder Day
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
Let's All Eat Right Day (just after I finish this chowder and these peanuts)
Quiet Day

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Yawn. Good morning! (2.00 / 14)
Got the sniffles, and called in sick today.  Going back to bed.

But, first:

What are your favorite condiments? What are your least favorite? Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? Do you prefer solitude or being with people?

Condiments?  Love mayo.  Not too crazy about ketchup, but I don't hate it.

My younger days?  Like hippie clothes?  That was so long ago, I'm sure they've all disintegrated by now.  I still have my Marine Corps Marathon tee from 1991.

All three places have their charm.  Well, the suburbs don't have much charm, but I'm used to them.  But I think I like the city best.  So many cool things available nearby.

The older I get, the more I like being with people--selected people.  But I spend a lot of time alone, reading.  That's priority number one.

I'm lucky.


I can get behind National Quiet Day (2.00 / 16)
What are your favorite condiments? Mayo. Also mayo.
What are your least favorite? All the other standards. I do like honey mustard and a few spicy specials.

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what? Not so much younger days, but I have several T-shirts that belonged to my late brother. They're huge on me now, but I wear them to sleep in anyway.

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? Country (see solitude below and Quiet Day above)
Do you prefer solitude or being with people? solitude

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


Are the Oscars over yet? (2.00 / 14)
Answers:
What are your favorite condiments? Salsa, so long as it is my wife's homemade salsa.
What are your least favorite? Yellow mustard.  Like eating paint.  
Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  No
Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? City boy here, but I am comfortable in other surroundings.
Do you prefer solitude or being with people? I vant to be alone.

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

condiments (2.00 / 12)
Yellow mustard.  Like eating paint.

Mmmmm, paint!

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
heh. funny; yellow mustard is the only one I can stand (2.00 / 8)
dijon, honey brown, spicy mustards, blech.  plain yellow or bust!  (I'll clarify though that I'm not a huge mustard fan and only like it on hotdogs, burgers, & in egg salad)  :-D

[ Parent ]
Egg salad would be NOTHING without mustard. :-) (2.00 / 8)
I also like to make faux egg salad with tofu, mayo, mustard and a tiny pinch of curry powder. Yum!

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

[ Parent ]
Good morning, everyone! (2.00 / 14)
What are your favorite condiments? ketchup, salsa, anything tomato flavored

What are your least favorite? Vegemite and Marmite

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  I have clothes that go back to the Ford administration. I find it hard to get rid of anything. When the stuff gets raggedy, I can wear it in the field and lab.

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? I am a city girl, although I have lived in the burbs for almost 30 years.

Do you prefer solitude or being with people? I like being with people most of the time.


On the way out the door to go to work (2.00 / 11)
What are your favorite condiments?  Ketchup, Sweet Pickles

What are your least favorite?  Mayo, Fancy Mustards, Horseradish

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  Yep.  A pair of Yukon Blue jeans that were the most comfortable jeans I'd ever found.  Other sentimental stuff like a tshirt from my 13th birthday, etc.  

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country?  Suburbs or Country.  Anything but cities.

Do you prefer solitude or being with people?  Really depends on my mood.  Although I should probably say solitude, because even when I'm in the mood to be with people, I have a limit after which the urge to leave is very very strong.  


snowy good morning (2.00 / 12)
there's so much wind the snowflakes are dancing in the air.

What are your favorite condiments? homemade salsa
What are your least favorite? fish sauce-yikes the smell drives me out of the house

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what? I have kept my wedding dress with the intention of wearing it on our 50th aniversary in 3 years.  

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? definitely the country

Do you prefer solitude or being with people? solidtude, it's a lifelong preference

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


Wearing your wedding dress on your fiftieth. (2.00 / 12)
That is so cool!  
My mom is going to make a quilt out of my wedding dress and my husbands suit and tie from that day.  Much more useful to us than to have them hanging in the closet..
She has made me a quilt made from my daughters baby clothes and receiving blankets already - it is gorgeous and so full of memories.

[ Parent ]
that's really neat (2.00 / 10)
something to cherish for sure!  

[ Parent ]
Good morning! (2.00 / 11)
What are your favorite condiments? What are your least favorite? Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?  Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country? Do you prefer solitude or being with people?

Condiments:  pickled banana peppers - I make my own.....yummy

Bad condiments:  grey poupon...gross

Old clothes:  not clothes but I still carry the same backpack that I've had since my junior year of high school.  Got me through college and vet school.  Used to be filled with books and packs of camel lights.  Now it is filled with diapers and pretzels.

Country mouse or city mouse:  I live in the burbs.  I want to live in either the city or the country.  The burbs are full of crazy selfish people.  My husbands job is out here though so burbs it is.  Later in life I hope to live in either the city (Chicago, of course) or the country (west Virginia would be my ideal rural setting).

Alone or with people:  I prefer alone.  My husband prefers people.  We have learned to balance each other out.


Is there any West Virginia left (2.00 / 8)
after the coal companies are done?

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

[ Parent ]
Reminds me of John Prine's (2.00 / 8)
Kentucky, which Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled away.  I haven't been to W. Va. in many years, and don't know how badly it's been affected by mountain top removal.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
One bright PR firm (2.00 / 6)
had the idea to start a campaign to flatten the entire state. More room for parking! It didn't fly, fortunately. But that is how Republicans think.

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

[ Parent ]
Questions & Answers (2.00 / 11)
What are your favorite condiments? Dill relish. I don't get the point of sweet relish.

What are your least favorite?
I know raw onion isn't a condiment but I pick it off sandwiches and don't eat it in salads.

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days? I have a sweater that I knitted and my mom sewed together for me in 1962. It's very thick, one sleeve is shorter than the other, and I still put it on for warms. I also have a lovely understated classic empire style evening gown circa 1982. I hope 1. to get back into it and b. to have a place to wear it.

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country?
Suburbs. In Montgomery County (aka MoCo) we have city in the south and an agricultural preserve in the north, plus good highways, three local airports, and Washington DC. I love my city and my county.

Do you prefer solitude or being with people? Solitude but I have too few people in my life right now. People get weird when they have no one to check & balance what they say and do. Not that that would ever happen to me, of course, but it's something to think about.  

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


Joan Osborne- Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (2.00 / 10)

Good morning

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Happy Monday! Not! (2.00 / 11)
What are your favorite condiments? French's mustard. I really can't get into dijon mustard, or most other mustards.

I mentioned my jeans last week.

On the outer edge of the suburbs.

I like my solitude. Leave me alone! When I start get lonely,, then I'll seek people out.  


I like brown mustard. (2.00 / 11)
And honey mustard with whole mustard seeds in it. And salsas (green is my fave). And I use ranch dressing like a condiment. It's great on french fries.

I have plenty of clothing from my younger, slimmer days, from expensive suits (and a Ralph Lauren tuxedo) to ratty tee-shirts. None of them fit anymore, but I hang on to all of them.

I like city or country. Suburbs not so much, though I was raised in them. Or maybe that's the reason.

These days I've gotten so comforable with solitude that people can weird me out a bit, but - BUT - I still consider myself a people person.

Cheers to all you bomb-tossers, and have a great week!

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


ranch is especially good (2.00 / 4)
with sweet potato fries.

[ Parent ]
Ice cream (2.00 / 1)
comes to mind. ;-)

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

[ Parent ]
monday (1.82 / 11)
 

mustard. dijon. i don't know i probably don't have it, oh wait, miracle whip.

i have my childhood apron. my grandma made it for me. i don't let my daughter use it. she made her own apron.

all. incl wilderness, urban or rural.

both. in turn.  


Answers for Fe 25 (2.00 / 9)
What are your favorite condiments?

If I had to pick one, I'd say mustard. But different condiments have different uses.

What are your least favorite?

Anything that is an artificial replica of something.  Imitation this, low-fat that.

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?

No.

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country?

Cities

Do you prefer solitude or being with people?

Mostly solitude

"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 degrees outside (already sunny) (2.00 / 11)
High will be in the low 70s.

I left my gym clothes at home. Oops.

Answers:

What are your favorite condiments?

I like almost everything, mayo, dijon mustards, sweet and dill pickles, my homemade (recipe from Kossack Dancing Angel) chipotle mayo, chipotle paste (a must-have), soy sauce, various hot sauces...

What are your least favorite?

Most bottled dressings (unless from the refrigerator section of the store)

Have you hung on to any pieces of clothing from your younger days that you just cannot bring yourself to let go of, and if so, what?

Tons of rock t-shirts from my clubbing days. A pair of pointy toed spike heeled boots with a back zip that are probably cool again. My leather motorcycle jacket.

Are you more comfortable in cities, suburbs, or the country?

I like all, but I'd like my retirement place to be inner ring suburb - a small old house in walking distance to everything (like where I live now but a house, not an apartment). Inner ring 'burbs are the ones that got absorbed by the growing city, and are now considered part of the city.

Do you prefer solitude or being with people?  Solitude, and it is a problem. You need to get rid of those rough edges by bumbing into other people now and then. And I talk to myself...

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


Inner Rings (2.00 / 10)

That inner ring often has parks and lots of trees left over from when it was founded.

I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. It adjoins DC and it has a park called Sligo Creek Park. My family moved twice when I was growing up and all three houses were along the park. You can see it here at http://tinyurl.com/b2vvkdf



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


[ Parent ]
Very pretty, JG! (2.00 / 8)


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

[ Parent ]
Lived on Indian Spring Drive for 10 or 11 years. n/t (2.00 / 8)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Did you really? (2.00 / 7)
Lucky you! My sister's wedding reception was at Indian Spring Country Club in 1956.

We lived on Dale Drive near Blair High School and then moved to the other side of Colesville Rd, halfway up Dale, in a new house a little way off Dale on the park side.

This is the house near Blair. It never needed air conditioning because of fans blowing out from my parents' bedroom windows (above) pulling cool air through the house from the basement. Also the trees helped.



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


[ Parent ]
You may be thinking of the wrong Indian Spring. (2.00 / 6)
Indian Spring Drive runs between Flower Avenue and Colesville Rd., not far from where you lived.

I think you were thinking of the place out on Layhill Rd.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Indian Spring at Four Corners (2.00 / 7)
The club moved to Layhill Rd in the early 1960s.



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


[ Parent ]
Oh! That I didn't know. (2.00 / 6)
My ex-wife grew up in Four Corners, so she'd know.  I grew up in Berwyn Heights and didn't know much about Silver Spring until the '70s.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
What a charming house! (2.00 / 7)


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

[ Parent ]
Hey, you skipped over all the music and film questions! ;-) (2.00 / 8)
You must be too busy doing work and stuff.  ;-)

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
You mean the ones from yesterday? (2.00 / 6)
Or the ones I failed to ask today?

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

[ Parent ]
Yesterday and the day before. ;-) (2.00 / 6)
Don't mind me.  Just making trouble.

But I was interested in your answer to the favorite lyricist question.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Well, on the Orange (2.00 / 6)
I was agreeing with the Robert Hunter suggestion. Also Dylan, is it Roger Waters who is the lyricist for Pink Floyd? Robyn Hitchcock!

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

[ Parent ]
I guess it is Roger Waters. (2.00 / 6)
Funny, I have quite a bit of Pink Floyd, but don't know that much about them.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Bah. (2.00 / 6)
I still say none of them can hold a candle to the lyricists of the Golden Age (1920-1960). Hmmmmph! ;-p

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

[ Parent ]
Well, you're absolutely right. (2.00 / 5)
There's no comparison.  The rhymes were perfect, the wordplay was clever, the fit of words to music impeccable.  Not my area of expertise, though.  I'm a rock & roller first, so I've gotta make do.  ;-)

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Exactly. (2.00 / 4)
I don't think the sophisticated lyrics silks is referring to would work quite so well in a rock and roll format.  

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

[ Parent ]
I'd forgotten about FLOTUS presenting (2.00 / 7)
Best Picture Oscar last night. I thought, "Ooh, wingnuttia will go insane!" but forgot to check the Twitter feed once I had enough for the diary.

They lived up to expectations! Dana Loesch is offended because no other FLOTUS or POTUS has ever been on the Oscars (except all the ones that were, including Laura Bush). Funny how history pre-January 20th 2009 just does not exist for those people.

People are also offended that Quvenzhané Wallis will play Annie because "she's not black!" Oy.

Then there is the horsemeat in the hamburger. Hormones, pesticides and feces are OK, but horse (which is at least meat, even though the idea offends many) is a major creep-out.

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


Is there ANYTHING the First Lady can't do... (2.00 / 7)
...with style and grace? I saw her presentation on the morning news and was blown away. And, sad to say, I also thought of wingnut heads exploding. They never disappoint, do they?

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

[ Parent ]
When they make these assertions, (2.00 / 6)
they never check, because they figure nobody else will.  Some people will believe them because they want to.

I've got a high school wingnut friend who was always posting crap on our high school mailing list.  There was another guy who took the trouble to Snopes him.  Soon, the wingnut decided that Snopes must be a tainted source.

One time, he posted something (can't remember what), and several people had the facts to refute it.  About a year later, he posted the exact same thing on FB, as though nothing had ever happened.  This is a phenomenon that just puzzles the crap out of me.  Either such a person continues to believe his assertions despite all evidence, or he knows he's lying but he doesn't care because he wants to spread his ideology any way he can.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
The Snopes folks (2.00 / 6)
used to be Republicans. I wonder if they still are? Their attachment to facts may have led them to change parties.

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

[ Parent ]
They have a mental block against facts. (2.00 / 7)
I think I have an article about it bookmarked on my home computer. It probably relates to how the fear centers in conservative brains are triggered, and they think from that part of the brain, not from the reason part, which is where liberals think from. Looking through a lens of fear, they mistrust anything a liberal would tell them is factual, and any conservative saying the same gets branded a traitor.

They like to talk big about how brave they are, too, but deep inside fear is all they know.

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


[ Parent ]
The Republican Brain (2.00 / 7)
The book about it is called The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality. There's a review of it here: http://www.skepticblog.org/201... and another one here: http://tinyurl.com/anhjm2u


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

[ Parent ]
i not here. mayb tomorrow. tolja oscar host/fail.. (2.00 / 6)


ghost post? (1.75 / 4)
zenor zo?  

[ Parent ]
likely return to usual haunts if not/sequestered (2.00 / 2)


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