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Surely no one can be honestly surprised at Biden's lack of judgment.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:13 PM
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1: Exactly! That's part of my fucking point! He's like the JP Stormcrow of Vice Presidents!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:14 PM
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I am nacreous and I need to be clutched, just like everybody else does.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:15 PM
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As I wrote elsewhere, note the difference between the VPs' f-bombs. Biden dropped it in praise, Cheney in scorn. Biden FTFW.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:15 PM
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I am nacreous and I need to be clutched, just like everybody else does.

Like


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:18 PM
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I can't believe all the major papers still talk around it- "an adjective between the big and the deal that begins with "f."- seriously? I understand bleeping it on TV because of potential FCC fines. Grow the fuck up people.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:19 PM
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2: Uh, to clarify: I didn't mean to imply that Stormcrow has exercised bad judgment, mind. Just that he himself curses like a goddamn sailor, and who the fuck cares?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:20 PM
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Wait, who is upset?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:24 PM
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Small Talk Makes People Unhappy


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:26 PM
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6: Even the NYT Caucus blog! (Where I first saw it.) For fuck's sake, people.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:27 PM
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Wait, who is upset?

I thought to include a couple links to places that were noting it, but then thought, "meh"; I'm lazy. Per teo in 10, here's one, even if they spell "mic" all weird-like.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:31 PM
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I think it's fuckin' awesome. And he's fuckin' right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:35 PM
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Biden took this headline to heart.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/weekinreview/07zernike.html?pagewanted=all


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:35 PM
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"Overly effusive?" Just how effusive should the Vice President have been, Mr. Caucus Blog?

For fuck's sake.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:37 PM
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Was that comment to the tune of that Morosey song, neb?


Posted by: Turgid jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:39 PM
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Um, I see that people are saying the media is all abuzz about it, but who's upset? Did somebody's baby hear it and get hurt?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:40 PM
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I stole this from elsewhere, but it is hilarious.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:41 PM
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16: This is the most concerned(!) thing I've seen, to be fucking honest. I was just surprised that it's a fucking story at fucking all.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:47 PM
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Ow! My freaking ears!


Posted by: rod or todd, I can't remember | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:51 PM
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I am nacreous and I need to be clutched, just like everybody else does.

neb, you win like thirty goddamn internets with this one.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 7:55 PM
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3 = reference to theme song from, er, whatsit, show where Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano are witches, but not fun ones like Samantha? (If this is true, I get points for cathing the reference. If this song has another life, I just look like a massive loser.)

Also, yes, a good deal of pearl-clutching. Inevitable refrains of something I'm not used to hearing in German but did last Saturday in a discussion of jaywalking in Switzerland: "Denken sie an die Kinder!"


Posted by: Maury D | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:03 PM
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The real anger should be at Biden for spoiling the rollout of the new phrase. You thought the New Deal was major? This is the Big Fucking Deal!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:07 PM
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21.1: Maury I'm just going to take a flying leap and guess you're pretty young? At least you didn't say "isn't that the song by T.a.T.u.?"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:08 PM
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21.1: Maury I'm just going to take a flying leap and guess you're pretty young?

Maybe Maury is 16, clumsy and shy.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:10 PM
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I think Maury is going for more of an "I don't even own a TV" message here, as his comment can be paraphrased "Many people may be aware of this song, but I only know it vaguely from some TV show, though I don't know or want to find out the title of the TV show."


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:11 PM
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15: yes.
21: if it is, it isn't known to me under that description.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:15 PM
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note the difference between the VPs' f-bombs. Biden dropped it in praise, Cheney in scorn. Biden FTFW.

Fuckin' A.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:20 PM
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Sifu, Maury could also be very old and have his tv stuck on TNT.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:20 PM
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I am nacreous and I need to be clutched, just like everybody else does.

Honestly, neb.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:20 PM
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Oh, I'm 36, but I have weird gaps in my musical literacy and I know they're there. There was this period where I listened almost exclusively to opera, see. It was called college. And high school. I do have a tv, though. But, yeah, I was feeling sheepish about Charmed, ok. My cover is blown.


Posted by: Maury D | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:24 PM
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I'm younger than you, Josh; I can do these things.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:25 PM
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2: He's like the JP Stormcrow of Vice Presidents!

"I started thinking as I was reading this thread, why is it that JP Stormcrow is the first in his family ever to go to a university? Why is it that my wife is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I'm the first Stormcrow in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest? ... No, it's because I am a big fucking liar."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:31 PM
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You do indeed have weird gaps, Maury D. Denken Sie an die Kinder! is practically the German national refrain.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:34 PM
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neB, that was spectacular, and followed by strong work by essear in 24. Also, I'm enjoying the T.a.T.u. version a lot. Hadn't seen it.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:37 PM
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Megan, isn't this a class of pun?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:43 PM
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practically the German national refrain.

Many of us are unaware of many nations' refrains.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:46 PM
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I prefer the Danbulance to Morrissey, but that's just how I roll.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:47 PM
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Many of us are unaware of many nations' refrains.

Chile's is "Chi-Chi-Chi, Le-Le-Le, Viva Chile"

I don't know any others. I guess ours is the stupid USA! one. But that's stupid.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:49 PM
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Don't think so. It alludes to a lyric, but doesn't rely on homonyms or the double meaning of a word.

I can tell it isn't a pun because I didn't hate it.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:53 PM
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Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
Дружбы народов надежный оплот!
Партия Ленина -- сила народная
Нас к торжеству коммунизма ведёт!


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:56 PM
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That's why Megan doesn't like whine.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:56 PM
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Also, I'm enjoying the T.a.T.u. version a lot

You're crazy.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 8:58 PM
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I'm openminded.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:00 PM
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Fair enough, but I say that if your objection to puns is that they are outside the conversation--attempts to draw attention and admiration for the punner's wits--then I say you should have hated it. Or at least set it on fire and thrown it off the roof. For Nowruz.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:03 PM
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All Megan wants is a Pepsi, and you won't give it to her.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:03 PM
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J.P. Stormcrow is a descendant of a UK mining family.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:04 PM
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Fair enough, but I say that if your objection to puns is that they are outside the conversation--attempts to draw attention and admiration for the punner's wits--then I say you should have hated it.

My objection to puns?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:10 PM
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Or is that a reference to something I've said before and forgotten?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:11 PM
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Prescient: Me on the time delayed TV. Let me know if anyone swears.


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:13 PM
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Megan's. At least that's more or less how I recall it.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:16 PM
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Bowlderized:

Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
Братских народов союз вековой,
Предками данная мудрость народная!
Славься, страна! Мы гордимся тобой!

"Мы гордимся тобой"?! I mean...


Posted by: Maury D | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:18 PM
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Oh, TJ, I missed your back-and-forth with Megan up there. Sorry.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:19 PM
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Many of us are unaware of many nations' refrains.

Yeah, but "Denken Sie an die Kinder!" is a Smiths song.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:21 PM
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Putin's better at judo than poetry, it's true.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:23 PM
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I don't even own a Smiths.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:24 PM
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Insert "at" at the appropriate place in 54, please.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:25 PM
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I guess ours is the stupid USA! one. But that's stupid.

Not really, you just have to pronounce it right.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:26 PM
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How many inane comments can I make in a row?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:26 PM
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Puns load down the conversation with an extraneous (and usually dumb) secondary meaning. neB's gem was clever and directly contributed to the riffing that Unfogged is good at.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:26 PM
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Three.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:26 PM
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59: The narcissism of small differences.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:27 PM
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Ah, the Smiths. The very well loved and 100% unfamiliar to me Smiths, as also they are known. That would explain the mockery, then.


Posted by: Maury D | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:27 PM
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Man, re-ripping something to a different format is *much* simpler than ripping it for the first time. A simple:

$ mkflac mp3/K-Space/Going\ Up/

(or whatever) and that's it! all metadata already present!

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Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:28 PM
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I like when people bring wit, and like adding silliness or following tangents. But puns, man. They add noise, not signal.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:28 PM
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59: neB's gem

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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:31 PM
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Puns can be witty, and can even, through the judicious inclusion, or playing at (Anspielung) in one word of multiple meanings, increase the signal without increasing noise.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:32 PM
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neB's gem

A false anagram for "Megan." Coincidence?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:32 PM
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neB's gem <=> meg's Ben

!!!!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:33 PM
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Does 68 written use some slow form of blink?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:36 PM
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written


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:37 PM
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Puns can be witty

So rare that I'd happily do away with the form entire, and never worry about what had been lost.

But you know, if y'all like puns, you should do them and not care about my tastes in the matter. I can always close my browser in disgust without saying anything. I try not to be the person who brings it up.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:40 PM
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My friend used the heartbeat from his baby's sonogram as the beat in this song. Love it.

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Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:41 PM
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I mean, ultrasound.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:43 PM
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I fucking love Joe Biden. There, I said it. Fuck the fucks.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 9:45 PM
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Interesting beliefs of the fucks:

On the heels of health care, a new Harris poll reveals Republican attitudes about Obama: Two-thirds think he's a socialist, 57 percent a Muslim--and 24 percent say "he may be the Antichrist."

Supposedly more details tomorrow (and I suspect there are going to be some methodological weaknesses)--but still.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 10:01 PM
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Puns load down the conversation with an extraneous (and usually dumb) secondary meaning.

Nothing extraneous about the lyrics of a song not mentioned elsewhere in the conversation. Anyway, I've heard the song a number of times, but did not get the reference.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 10:09 PM
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74: Those antichrist numbers seem quite high.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 10:16 PM
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I blame the Apostropher.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 10:17 PM
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Anyway, was this really bad judgment on Biden's part? Think of how many people now know that this HCR is a BFD.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 10:36 PM
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is a BFD

Recalls a family story: Some years back I noticed my daughter and her best friend having way too much fun referring to each other as BFFs. I cluelessly and innocently asked if that stood for "Big Fucking Friend". And so it did (and still does).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:11 PM
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No, it's "Big Friendly Friend".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:14 PM
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At one time it was mostly "Neb Folds Five".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:20 PM
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82: That should really be BFV.


Posted by: Cryptic neddd | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:22 PM
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Ben Folds Vellum?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:24 PM
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He later lost his fortune and was reduced to folding parchment.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:27 PM
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It was cat skin all along.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:28 PM
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Big Fucking Pity.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:29 PM
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86: But acquired in various ways.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:30 PM
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Q: How many Okies does it take to acquire a cat skin?

A: Two, one to watch for cars ...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:32 PM
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That's what I call enterprise.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:33 PM
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90: And now they'll get a small business tax break to buy health care insurance. Profit!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:37 PM
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Lyndon LaRouche converging with garden-variety wingnuts on HCR. It's the Wingularity!

President Obama's "success", on behalf of his British sponsors, in ramming through his Hitler Healthcare bill, is likely to be short-lived, as it will fuel the drive for his impeachment. But, any successful effort to reverse this atrocity, must start from the fact that the bill is fascist, Lyndon LaRouche stated today.

Though I don't think he's got their hearts and minds on the evil British sponsors bit yet


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:51 PM
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Wait, when did Obama become a redcoat turncoat?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:54 PM
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Although Obama's overall attitude and behavior has grown no less arrogant, even as his approval ratings sink lower with each daily poll, what has grown is his fixation and his terror every time Lyndon LaRouche opens his mouth, a fact that has led a number of Washington insiders to comment that the only thing Obama seems to fear is LaRouche.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:54 PM
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93: As soon as Lyndon LaRouche began to think about him. British malfeasance is a long-running theme of LaRouche's--from a few years back:

LaRouche, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, noted that he was old enough to remember that it was the British who organized two world wars during the last century. Then, as now, factions of the Anglo-Dutch oligarchy preferred to throw the entire planet into bloody chaos, rather than allow an alliance between the United States and Russia, and other leading nations, to promote the nation-state system, as it emerged out of the Thirty Years War with the Treaty of Westphalia.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-10 11:59 PM
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"Anglo-Dutch oligarchy"?

Why do the bloody Brits always get most of the credit?


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 12:58 AM
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I've no idea Martin. But it seems that Larouche is unaware that the nation-state system that emerged from the Treaty of Westphalia was completely redesigned at the Treaties of Vienna and Paris, so it seems his history is as flaky as the rest of his ideas.


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 2:16 AM
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My wife got into a long discussion with the local LaRouchites way back when. They found her opinions fascinatingly weird. This may be her finest achievement.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 2:17 AM
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I guess ours is the stupid USA!

How does that one go?

"Stupid U! Stupid S! Fuckin' A! Hey! Hey! Hey!"


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 2:24 AM
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Hi Walt. Teething? I'm trying to think of an opinion a Larouchie would find weird and failing, unless it's something like, 'most of the news reported on NPR is broadly true.' Can you offer an example?


Posted by: OFE | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 2:29 AM
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taTu's is the best version, though far from their best song. The Charmed version isn't bad, either. I got into a long argument with a close friend's uncle -- she has 12 -- about the LaRouchite world wars theory, at her sister's wedding. He was amiable but unbending, and mad as cake.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 2:37 AM
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"Anglo-Dutch oligarchy"?

Why do the bloody Brits always get most of the credit?

Because the Larouchies are worried that, if they went around warning everyone about the encroachment of Dutch hegemony, people might think they were a bit mad.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 4:42 AM
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74: I still hate him for the credit card bankruptcy bill shit--even if he is from Delaware.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 5:01 AM
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JUST BE THANKFUL THEY'RE NO LONGER CREDITING THE GHIBELLINES


Posted by: OPINIONATED BLACK GUELPH CONSPIRATOR | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 5:24 AM
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I do think it is weird that the vice president of the United States has so little control over what comes out of his mouth.

At least he didn't say this was "literally" a big fucking deal.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:46 AM
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On NPR this morning, they said the 106 year old woman was orphaned at age four, and "literally" raised by her next-door neighbors.

"Literally" made that sentence more confusing to me, because what's the hyperbole? Why not just say she was raised by her next-door neighbor?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:48 AM
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Figuratively more confusing or literally more confusing?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:51 AM
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"literally" raised by her next-door neighbors

They kept her in the attic.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:54 AM
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Perhaps they meant that it was "literally" her neighbours -- meaning the people who actually lived right next door. As opposed to more official fostering-type people who lived a little way off, but would have been neighbours in a "lived in the neighbourhood" type folks.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:56 AM
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"type folks" s/b "type folks way". Elegance thy name is lollardie.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:57 AM
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Why not just say she was raised by her next-door neighbor?

Because "she was raised by her next-door neighbor" is a fairly common figurative phrase, that doesn't literally mean she was raised by her next-door neighbor at all, it just means she spent a lot of time over their as a kid and was extremely close to the neighbor. (When used in this sense, it's usually phrased as "practically raised by her next door neighbors", but it's a close-enough call that this use of "literally" doesn't bother me.)


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 7:59 AM
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Yes, but the preceding clause was that she was orphaned. Is there anyway to misinterpret "She was orphaned at age 4 and raised by her next-door neighbor" as figurative? (No.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:00 AM
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112: I'm guessing "next-door neighbor" is literally being intensified because "next-door neighbor" might mean "neighbor" in the sense of "in the neighborhood," but the speaker really next-door in this case.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:04 AM
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"Next door" is often figurative: "The country next door" etc.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:05 AM
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Or, uh, see 109.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:05 AM
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Did they do air quotes when they said it?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:08 AM
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112 is absolutely right, but it strikes me as a forgivable error, for the reasons in 111.

If 109 or 113 were correct, wouldn't you instead say she was "raised by her literal next-door neighbors"?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:09 AM
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Oh, sure, it is forgivable. But it stuck out to me and I stopped paying attention to the story, trying to parse the sentence for a second.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:11 AM
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The cats next door raise their children literally.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:11 AM
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117: Certainly it would be clearer, but if "literally" is the adverb qualifying the potentially figurative passive verb "is raised by your next-door neighbours", it's not actually wrong. And even it's only qualifying the verb it's a kind of "transferred qualifying" that people do all the time when speaking -- I think the technical term in rhetoric is hypallage.


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:16 AM
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119: And by the scruff of the neck.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:21 AM
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Then there was the orphan who was raised by hermit crabs, littorally.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:54 AM
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I understand there's going to be a giant demonstration about the problem of casually discarded trash: litter rally.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 8:56 AM
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Did you hear what the cinematographer did to the actress? Lit her, really.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:00 AM
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Did you hear how the internet early-adopted returned to haunt his fellows? l33+, eerily.


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123: will they mention the worst street, downtown, litter alley? Fortunately, since there's not really any profit in casually discarded trash, there's no big-money litter ally.

Is the demonstration being led by that guy who never uses figures of speech--I think his name is "Literal Lee"?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:09 AM
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At least he didn't say this was "literally" a big fucking deal.

Literally fuck you, rob!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:19 AM
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Cf.!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:20 AM
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All that litters is old.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:20 AM
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speaking of words that i hate hearing, can anyone explain why 'sanction' appears to mean two completely opposite things?


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:32 AM
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130: Not the best explanation, but http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=sanction


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:35 AM
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speaking of words that i hate hearing, can anyone explain why 'sanction' appears to mean two completely opposite things?

There are ... literally ... dozens of words like this.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:37 AM
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What's most important is that people, be they next door or elsewhere, raise children sooner rather than later.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:43 AM
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133: And the reason is because sooner rather later it comes down to fate, only the good die young, literally.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 9:58 AM
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134: It is what it is, Stormfuckingcrow. It is what it is.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 10:01 AM
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100: The baby has a tummy-ache. My wife argued that there was no point in helping other people, because life was meaningless. This freaked the LaRouchies out.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-24-10 4:05 PM
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