Re: Today is a beautiful day to be stomping on things

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The bang trim specialist being present and willing was my thought. But then I'm a nihilist.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:25 PM
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Hm, you think?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:32 PM
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I figured it was a "jam every other day" situation, myself.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:36 PM
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2: Not really. I think that would be the obvious explanation if they were talking about a good, or a service requiring specialized skill, but it is a stretch to apply that to bang trimming, so actually I am puzzled. You, of course, have the means at hand to solve the mystery sometime over the next few days.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:41 PM
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This post caused me to go back to some email archives from, it turns out, 6 years ago, in order to find reference to an especially entertaining and ambiguous salon sign. I did not find it, but wow, things were different back in 2004.

"free bang trims (when available)"

Subject to availability. Of service.

I think that's kind of cool, actually: you can walk in and say, "Hey, is anyone around to take care of my situation with my bangs a bit? For free? That would be cool!"


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:43 PM
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Yeah, and what could be cooler than that?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:44 PM
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Free liquid nitrogen.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:47 PM
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And a pony.

m, because


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:48 PM
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I think liquid nitrogen mostly occurs as diatomically.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:51 PM
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Last thing I knew, neb did not have bangs, exactly, though. Or, not really what you'd call bangs. I mean, hair above his forehead, which I guess by definition count as bangs, but not exactly.

The people in the free-bang salon will be a little puzzled, maybe.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 7:52 PM
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He can pretend to be asking for a friend*, or profess to be considering growing them, with one of his decision criteria being the availability of free trimming.

*Or become friends with someone who has bangs and then actually ask for them.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:02 PM
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Science requires guile.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:02 PM
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or profess to be considering growing them

I'm not sure neb's hair works that way. He might have to grow a downright shag, down to his shoulders, in order to generate bangs. This isn't necessarily a pretty picture.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:07 PM
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The fireworks are now down to random explosions every minute or so.

m, all kind of nearby


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:11 PM
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Pah, anybody can have fireworks. My colleague came back from lunch yesterday to say there were police outside. Soon after we heard a muffled boom, and I figured it was the bomb squad blowing something up. Yup.

Turned out to be a homeless guy's suitcase. Awfully glad we're all safe from that.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:22 PM
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Pah, anybody can have fireworks.

I was enjoying the fireworks (which are legal here).

Turned out to be a homeless guy's suitcase.

Well. Well done there Mr. Bomb Squad.

m, sheesh


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 8:48 PM
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In case it wasn't clear, my fireworks comment was tongue-in-cheek. It's the Fourth of July; any locality that doesn't have fireworks is un-American probably filled with terrorists broke.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 9:14 PM
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I'll make sure to get my bangs trimmed there next time they need trimming.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 10:31 PM
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any locality that doesn't have fireworks

...has no bangs available.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07- 3-10 10:53 PM
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Poor Bang Trims, locked away lo these many years. That's bad enough without his once-loyal wife, When, advertising herself in the window of the beauty salon they bought together.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 6:53 AM
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The pretty good fireworks show at the baseball game last night was made positively great by the rainbow glasses they handed everyone as we walked into the park.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 6:54 AM
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I'll bang me some free trim any time it's available.


Posted by: My Sleazy Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 7:19 AM
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I demand that Mr. Bang Trims be released from prison as soon as it is convenient for you to do so!


Posted by: My Politically-Strident Yet Polite Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 7:22 AM
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Today is a good day I think for exploring the ambiguities of natural language!


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 7:48 AM
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I hear that IBM has a computer that can precisely ascertain the intended meaning of the words on the sign.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 8:12 AM
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C'mon Berdych, at least make it entertaining.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:18 AM
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26: Ah well, today turned out not to be a good day to watch Nadal to get his pert little butt beaten. I find myself estranged from the patriotic celebrations of my countrymen* and instead only take my pleasure in spectating foreign sports.

*I was gobsmacked that the couple whose house we are going to for dinner this evening assumed that we (neither with young children) would all sally forth to the local fireworks show. I certainly claim no moral or any other form of superiority for my position, but I seem to be in search of the 4th of July** equivalent of "Bah Humbug!".

**Although the Jefferson subjects citizens smudge was pretty neat.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 10:48 AM
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I really don't see what's wrong with Nadal's butt, JP. He's awfully cute attractive a good tennis player. Lost, eh?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:03 AM
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No, he won rather easily. As a typical shallow male, I don't care for him because he's not my body type.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:08 AM
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No, he won rather easily.

Oh, I misunderstood. Perhaps I should read the news. Sorry about the body type thing; it's not about body type, you know, it's about excellence! Yep.

I understand on the 4th of July humbug, by the way. One, it's too hot. Two, it's too hot. Three, depending on locale, these fireworks celebrations can be a tad crowded. We might as well head to the retirement home and be done with it.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:19 AM
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We might as well head to the retirement home and be done with it.

Where we'll have trouble getting a fourth for Canasta on the Fourth. It's going to be the whiny narcissism of unfulfilled expectations all the way down, I'm afraid.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:26 AM
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Full credit to Merganser for restoring the "I think" which the title omits.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:27 AM
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a fourth for Canasta on the Fourth

I so little know what Canasta involves that my imagination chooses to provide castanets to go with. And lo, my grandmother had some.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:33 AM
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So it turns out today is a beautiful day to be listening to punk rock music and bad-mouthing your countryevaluating mezzanine financing scenarios. Yay America.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:47 AM
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So it turns out today is a beautiful day to be evaluating mezzanine financing scenarios putting of finishing the short strategy paper that you told your boss would be done Thursday Friday "sometime in the next three days if we all get lucky".


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 12:07 PM
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Bad news, JP. I haven't gotten lucky.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 12:12 PM
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Great! Then I don't have to finish it by tomorrow!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 12:15 PM
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Tomorrow is a national holiday. Would that that meant that I didn't have to finish letters of instruction suitable for Medallion Signature Guarantee by then. I really hate the calendar, actually.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 12:24 PM
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o it turns out today is a beautiful day to be listening to punk rock music and bad-mouthing your country evaluating mezzanine financing scenarios. cleaning your gutters. Yay America, and thanks, neighbors, for all the detonated firework remnants on my roof.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 1:42 PM
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39 = me


Posted by: Di | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 1:43 PM
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Are we way down on the fourth of July? So far the O's have beaten the BoSox and the Nats lost to the Mets and I just drank a lot of Dr. Pepper and it made things better.

So, of course, this is the day no one has a sense of humour. ;-) Are we way down on the fourth of July? So far the O's have beaten the BoSox and the Nats lost to the Mets and I just drank a lot of Dr. Pepper and it made things better.

So, of course, this is the day no one has a sense of humour. Hah.

m, been down so very damn long


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 3:36 PM
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Caffeine, eh, max?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 3:51 PM
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stomps on economic justice, and inadvertently reveals the true heart of Obamism.

Given the way things are going, I think you'd have to judge that the odds of not re-obtaining 2007 levels of employment and income--to say nothing of 2000 levels--are extremely good.
...MY

Until the next episode of disaster capitalism, when we can raise the natural rate to 12%?

WTF am I to do? Socialist voices can't get past this kind of liberal defeatism.

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Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 4:20 PM
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Socialist voices can't get past this kind of liberal defeatism.

But you're not, though, are you? You're a sort of Austrian hard-money libertarian with heighten the contradictions stylings layered on top.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 4:35 PM
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44:You are confused.

My main economic policy prescription, voiced on many econblogs including MY's, is "Print til they make us stop."

Also Jubilee.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 4:49 PM
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I am solidly up on the Fourth of July, not least because I got to spend the afternoon with a truly amazing group of young civic and political activists from Venezuela and Ecuador.

It was amazingly moving to hear them describe the deterioration from democracy to dictatorship in Venezuela over the last 12 years, and couple that with stories of their work to restore the civic and governmental principles that their parents remember -- and that they (all under 30) were barely old enough to understand back when Chavez was busy abolishing them.

Here are these young folks, sitting around my table laughing and joking, even as they describe the suffocating everyday conditions under which they function. Phones tapped, constantly under surveillance, even being kidnapped -- and yet they persevere. They were so earnest about how badly they want the world to know that Chavez does not speak for all Venezuelans, and so shocked to hear how little the U.S. media covers events there.

I had not anticipated how much it would mean to them to be here, to travel freely around learning about watchdog organizations and transparency efforts in the U.S. Of course our government has its own agenda in facilitating the trip, but it gladdens the heart just to talk with these young people.

I really cannot think of a better way to honor the founding principles of the United States than to lift up and support the newest generation of people who are pushing their society to live up to those principles. At the end of the visit I told them my favorite James Baldwin quotation -- "I love the United States more than any other country in the world, and for that reason I reserve the right to criticize it perpetually" -- and then we walked through a small-town Independence Day parade. I don't know what they'll take home with them, but I certainly know the many things that they left with me.

So yeah, happy Fourth of July. May you all have good food and good talk and safe travels, however far your home may be.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 7:57 PM
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Here's a crappy* thing to happen on the fourth (or any day)- a guy walking with his wife on the sidewalk right near us dropped dead. We'd been playing at the tennis club this morning, he was playing on a different court during the same shift, so we were leaving at the same time. Apparently he'd been complaining of heartburn while playing, then faints on the sidewalk, smashes his head, bleeding from his head and nose and mouth, ambulance takes 20 minutes to arrive, AED and CPR failed. My wife, being the teacher / preschool mom, took aside the 5 year old girl (either family or friend, she knew him in some way) who was watching and asking, "Is he going to die?"
My CPR/lifeguard training expired years ago, but I felt like the people responding weren't really doing the right stuff but I wasn't going to say anything- but no one really took charge, someone got the AED, left it on the sidewalk while he was still breathing, then when his heart stopped I had to point out that the device was sitting there behind them when they couldn't find it. For those properly trained- if someone is bleeding from the head but also having a heart attack, what is the proper position? They had him sitting up to stop the head bleeding until he lost consciousness, I was thinking semi-prone (lying on side to avoid choking but with feet elevated) would have been correct to deal with shock, but maybe that would have worsened the bleeding?

*Crappy not so much for us bystanders but for his family who are standing there watching him die. We had no idea who he was other than a member of the club.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 8:57 PM
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Wow. That's intense.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 8:59 PM
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Holy shit, SP. That's no good at all.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:15 PM
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44. 45: Wait, I thought bob was an old-school let the government-command-every-aspect-of-the-economy directly Marxist. The main way the philosophy had been updated was just that there are more ways to command the economy than by fixing wages and prices.

I guess it says something that for all bob's ranting on economics, we don't know what he really thinks. I knew he wasn't an Austrian hard-money libertarian, since he wanted to the blood of the bosses to run in the streets. He's called himself post-Keynsian, but "post Keynsian" means "extra-Keynsian," the way "post-punk" means "extra-punk." It's not like "post feminist,," which means "reactionary anti-feminist who imagines feminism is over and we can go back to what we were doing."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:24 PM
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Yes, I'm making sure all my delurking opportunities are to deliver happy news. (Follow-up on wife's spinal tumor- surgery is Aug. 13, recovery time won't be known until they do it but could be anywhere from not bad to extended.)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:25 PM
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Geeze, SP, that's awful. Sounds traumatic even for the bystanders, let alone the family.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:30 PM
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How does "post-punk" mean "extra punk"?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 9:30 PM
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"Post-Keynesian" is to "Keynes" as thrash is to metal. As Albert Ayler is to Stan Kenton. As Xenakis is to Liszt.
As Meredith Monk is to Judy Collins. As Shane MacGowan is to Paddy Maloney. As MMA is to ballroom dancing.

Wray and Mosler make Nobel winners tremble and puke with terror. Zombies Lerner and Minsky hunger for neo-classical brainnnnnnns.

I like most reasonable people just want a mixed economy. One newsstand and fruit seller per metropolis.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 4-10 11:12 PM
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I second 53, with a nice big dose of 'wtf?'.

re: 47

I'm pretty sure when I did my last First Aid course [only a few weeks ago] the position for someone having had a heart attack but conscious was actually sitting up in a comfortable position, rather than putting them in the recovery position [which would be appropriate for an unconscious person], or elevating their legs [which'd be appropriate for shock].

Sometimes there's nothing you can do but maintain CPR until medical help arrives, I think.

Sounds a terrible situation to be in.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 5-10 12:27 AM
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Just checked my first aid manual, and sitting up comfortably is the suggested posture for conscious heart-attack victims, and lying down but with the head slightly elevated and comfortably supported for (conscious) persons with head injuries. I'd be surprised if the position the person was in was in any way contributory, tbh.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 5-10 12:35 AM
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My main economic policy prescription, voiced on many econblogs including MY's, is "Print til they make us stop."

I seem to recall much guff about the Evils of "Monetary Keynesianism" from you. (Presumably until you worked out that monetary Keynesianism is like Calvinist Catholicism - a contradiction in terms.)

Also, it's quite possible to be a rightwing libertarian and constantly fantasise about violence - I give you pretty much the entire right-wing blogosphere in evidence.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 07- 6-10 2:51 AM
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The society is facing problems with such laws. This has to go legal
and it's needed to be sorted at the earlier.
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Posted by: mike | Link to this comment | 07- 8-10 5:54 AM
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