Monday, November 10

Victory is in my grasp...

In the never-ending battle of one-upmanship that is parenting, I've been handed an easy victory. Mom's wrist is tendonitistic (-tisous?) and I'll be racking up the diapering count competition-free for 10 days. X-man is the clear loser in this case, since his diaper is likely to be changed only once or twice per day now. This will by the way officially seal my victory as changer of the heaviest diaper ever - a sub-competition that mom has seemed uninterested in from the beginning. IMG_1931.jpg

Thursday, November 6

Thoughts on the Election

At no point during the last few days of the race did I ever let myself believe that it would turn out this way. I suppose I was too jaded by the past two presidential election nights to trust the polls or my feelings. In spite of that, I was thrilled to wake from a light slumber on the couch at 12:00 am to see President-Elect Obama's acceptance speech. He seemed very tired and very relieved, and a little bit sad, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I was curious to see McCain's concession and when I viewed it on the web the next morning I was pleased to see the old McCain I became a fan of from the 2000 race. I know the big show makes everybody do things they wouldn't normally do but it seemed the man's character remains intact. An excellent speech and earnestly heart-felt.

Thursday, October 16

Joe The Plumber Neither

It turns out that his name is Sam and he's not a licensed plumber. Wait... it gets better. He doesn't just talk the talk about not wanting to pay taxes. He actually DOESN'T PAY HIS TAXES.

Good, solid citizenship there, "Joe".

Monday, September 29

Bailout Failout

"Without knowing all the details, would you say this is a good time to crack your neigbors' skulls open, and feast on the goo inside?"

"Yes. Yes I would, Kent."

Friday, August 22

The Video That Ruined Tolkien For Me

225px-Jrrt_1972_pipe.jpg I loved the books. I loved the films.
Then I saw this. I wish I could take it back.
But I can't.
I'll never be the same.

see it here

X is Larger

He seems bigger when I get home at night than he was that morning.

I shouldn't laugh

My opinion of MSNBC has been raised, somewhat.

"Japan urn thief leaves mourners ashen-faced"

I suppose it's a cheap shot and not altogether the cleverest thing I've read today, but I tip my hat to a writer somewhere.

Monday, July 28

Red Flag

When somebody tells you that, instead of defining what something IS, they'd prefer to define what it ISN'T...

Run for the friggin hills. If the concept they're trying to convey is so complex that the set of what it is not is smaller than the set of it, well, either the concept is dumb or they are.


Friday, June 6

Thursday, May 15

The Next VP?

“I plan to stick with my current job until I get the hang of it.”

The Hill asks all but 3 of our Senators to reply to the question: ‘If you were asked, would you accept an offer to be the VP nominee?’

Kennedy's faux modesty is endearing. Or I suppose grating, depending on which side of the aisle you most closely identify with.

Monday, April 28

Miracle fruit - might make me eat fruit.

It turns beer into soda - and stout into a milkshake. Not to mention what Miracle fruit does to lemon wedges. I simply must try this someday. If only you could inject it into politics.

Thursday, April 17

Good for you Will Bunch!!!!!

An open letter to Charlie Gibson and George Stephanapoulos | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/17/2008

By so badly botching arguably the most critical debate of such an important election, in a time of both war and economic misery, you disgraced the American voters, and in fact even disgraced democracy itself.

Friday, February 15

KO Serves Up a Helping of the F-word.

Ahh, congress did the right thing. I'm sad that it surprises me so.

Sunday, February 10


This is where our luggage should be it is not

Wednesday, January 9

What song is this?

Try and figure out before the half-way mark.