Re: Good morning, unAmericans.

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How on earth are you insomniac, heebie? I thought you had small children. Narcolepsy should be more of a problem, surely.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 1:47 AM
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Ditto in 2 hours.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 1:51 AM
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Small children might cause you to develop insomnia. My mom has had very irregular sleeping patterns since my sister was a baby.


Posted by: David the Unfogged Commenter | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:04 AM
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Shouldn't have dredged up the worst of the early teenage memories last night.


Posted by: real ffeJ annaH | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:38 AM
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Turns out 6:30 am fucking sucks too.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:39 AM
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Insomnia sucks. I fell asleep without my CPAP last night (which I had successfully worn 2 days in a row) and am now more tired than I need to be. Don't stay in front of the computer monitor too long though, because the blue light can keep you up.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:39 AM
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I went to the blue light and all I got was a good deal on this stupid patio furniture.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:43 AM
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The line from "Rogue Male" that I always remember is "no man was ever born who could not feel some shade of hope if he were in open country with the sun about to rise".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:49 AM
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Sure, 'cuz the sun halts psoriasis. As is well known.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 3:59 AM
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A brief message to ununAmericans who aren't reading this blog. Like, can we maybe elect this guy (two links, watch them both) and not that prickly jerk who holds most of us in contempt?

k thx bai
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 4:05 AM
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That first clip is great.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 4:12 AM
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But remember it was Donald Trump who 'put Scotland on the map for golf'.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 4:30 AM
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I was up because I was at the ER with Mara (who's fine now and got appropriate treatment) for most of the night but because I was singing and rocking and coddling her, I didn't even get to read 12 comments.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 5:27 AM
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But that means you don't know that Donald Trump put Scotland on the map for golf!


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 5:33 AM
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The line from "Rogue Male" that I always remember is "no man was ever born who could not feel some shade of hope if he were in open country with the sun about to rise".

Apart from a vampire. Though I suppose vampires aren't technically born.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 5:53 AM
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Vampires are twice born, like Brahmins and American fundamentalists.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 6:08 AM
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Actually I'm in an decent mood because I found that Waitresses' song ("No Guilt") online to link in the other thread. I've been looking for it on and off for years. Probably my favorite song of theirs.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 6:21 AM
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When I think of the sun about to rise in open country, I think of Théoden waiting for the moment to charge. The part of my brain that didn't go to college regrets not having been born in a place where stabbing things from horseback counts as a professional development.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 6:23 AM
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Moby Hick and the Huns of Imaginationland.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 6:25 AM
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Moby Hick is objectively pro-bayonets and horses.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 6:56 AM
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Moby Hick and the Sultans of the Meat Planet


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 7:05 AM
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The passage about the charge was the very first thing I ever read that struck me for its sound as well as its content. It started me on a lifelong love of belle lettres that led me to the Unfogged comment section:

And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the city, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of war nor of wizardry, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns, in dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the north wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last.

Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 7:07 AM
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He said a *cock* crowed ... unh, heh ... heh.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 7:36 AM
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Just trying to validate the wisdom of your trajectory.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 7:53 AM
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Took ten mils of dog diazepam (for thunderstorms) last night and got 8 hours for the first time in years.

I usually, like almost every night, lie down at midnight, fall right to sleep, sleep soundly til 4 AM. Then I get 1-2 hours of light nap during the day.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 8:47 AM
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My dad sleeps like that (minus the stealing medicines from the dog part). I pretty much fall asleep as soon as I can and stay asleep until as long as I can.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 8:59 AM
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Here is a nice* little poem by Blok that popped into my head last time I was direly insomniac.

Night, boulevard, pharmacy, lamp,
Wan and arbitrary light.
Though you may live twenty five years more,
There's nothing new. There's no escape.

You die, you start again from the beginning,
It all repeats as it always has:
Night, ripples of ice on the canal,
Pharmacy, boulevard, lamp.

It rhymes in Russian but I'm not in the mood for a challenge.

*FSVO nice


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 10:22 AM
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YES my first unquestionable, outright thread kill. In a while.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:11 PM
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It's just sleeping.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:23 PM
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27 is great, and not just because it killed the thread.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:25 PM
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"I think I'll go for a walk."


Posted by: Opinionated Thread | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:27 PM
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Obama takedown of Ayn Rand, from a new Rolling Stone interview.

Obama: Well, you'd have to ask Paul Ryan what that means to him. Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we're only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we're considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity - that that's a pretty narrow vision. It's not one that, I think, describes what's best in America. Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a "you're on your own" society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party

I'm often critical of him, but just as a person Obama does have such wit, elegance, and charm...he just carries himself really well. This is a perfect putdown, polite but scathing.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 10-25-12 2:32 PM
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