Thursday, January 19, 2017

30 Years Ago Today

Husker Du's final album came out. It's not my favorite Husker record, but it did have some great shit on it. Also - the best liner notes of any album ever:
Sometimes you feel real old, older than you are. Check the aches and pains, the hairline, the demands of life. Responsibilties, responsibilities. Worse things have happened to all of us; the circus wasn't as good as you though it would be, the movie stunk, etc., etc....

Punching the clock, punching the wall, hating your boss. You can't go if you don't know, and you can't know if you don't go. and everybody in the world has their own song in their heads. The best songs ever. Problem is figuring a way to get them out and present them to others.

You've got to know where the brakes are. Enjoy life at a realistic pace. You crazy youngsters, what with your nightlife and everything. And it's important to trust other people, while putting stock in yourself as well. Reevaluating your priorities, checking yourself daily.

Not everyone is a victim of circumstance; conversely, nobody should feel like a martyr all the time. Problem? It's hard enough to communicate these days; some of us don't even get the chance. Some others don't know they have a chance.

When you travel frequently, you find a lot of images. And sometimes, you have to try and make the best of a bad situation: more often than not, we grin and bear it. Other times, you learn to enjoy some small facet of your predicament. Nothing too elaborate, just an attempt to adjust priorities. Revolution starts at home, preferably in the bathroom mirror.

Example? Winter always comes too soon. This year was the worst I can remember, except when I was five years old. Pushed open the front door, got lost in the snow.

Thoughts. I Have Them.

I don't think I'll ever consider myself to be a real man until I say to someone "no no stay, I'll just throw a coupla t-bones on the grill, no problem."

Or, as Paul Ryan would call it, "a good start!"


"This better fucking get to Santa this year."


Thoughts. I Have Them.

A Democratic president hasn't died since 1973.

Lovely Jubbley!

Only Fools and Horses documentary in the works!


Oh, Hypocrisy

The bullshit of the GOP being "the party of family values":
This much I know — the Republican Party, from this point forward, can never again claim that it values integrity, or decency, or morality. They had it for the past eight years and couldn't find it in their hearts to acknowledge it and then chose who may very well be the most immoral presidential candidate in the history of candidates as their next president.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thoughts. I Have Them.

Whatever your political leanings, watching Trump place his right hand on The Art of the Deal and reciting the Oath of Office will be a big moment.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Taunting?

Moi on Apollo 13 ici:

I understand that 13 comes after 12, so that's just what the next number was. And I understand that of all people, engineers are not a superstitious bunch. But actually launching the thing at 13:13 and having it enter the moon's gravitational pull on the 13th was kinda asking for it, no?

#uberthought du jour

Whenever a lady asks a gentleman about the quality of his previous sexual performance, either when merely flirting or just before actually doing the deed itself, the correct response from said gentleman is to lay on as smug a look possible while saying "oh, I've never gotten any complaints." Just once I'd like to hear about some dude who replied with "you know, there have been some complaints..."

Well...

...Trump did say he'd make America great again...

Fun Activity

Watch old videos of  Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect & see how quickly you can discern whether the episode took place before or after 9/11.

Hints:

Subject matter before 9/11:
Viagra
Napster
Clinton's dick
Gary Condit


Subject matter after 9/11:
9/11

Thought du Jour

I bet the guy who's been auditing Trump's taxes this whole time is really feeling the heat.

HA!

Yeah right, Giant - good luck with anyone keeping their mitts off these culinary delights!!!!

Finally.

Obama waits until his final week to set the hounds loose on white people. Excellent.

Uncle Joe

A Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama is nice, but The Onion should also give Joe Biden an award for having been a goldmine for them for years.

Paul Ryan

That moment you realize you're one step closer to taking away millions of people's healthcare so that billionaires can get a tax cut. #dabbing #ooooooohyeah