Re: The DC Boys

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(cue Kenny Loggins's "Playing With the Boys")


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:10 PM
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Smasher, I didn't want to sully your fancy art blog with this type of comment so I'll say here that you outdid yourself with the Quasi reference.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:14 PM
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Saiselgy and Freud? No room for Einstein?


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:21 PM
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Well, it was in the context of devising tactics for waging the War on Christmas, so a Freud comparison was somewhat more appropriate. Not to minimize the astrophysics accomplishments of Saiselgy.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:25 PM
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"Ezra was there just long enough to tell us that he was going to "make poverty funny again," and then he had cooler things to do.[...]

And yes, there were no women at all."

You understand, though, right?


Posted by: Ezra | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:34 PM
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No women at all?

What about Kriston?


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:36 PM
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Are you implying that the cooler things you went off to do involved no women at all?

Truly, a Mineshaft compatriot.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:37 PM
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Cool, if Wehhtam spelled his name backwards he would be called Math-hew.


Posted by: Jeremy Osner | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:41 PM
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Not to minimize the astrophysics accomplishments of Saiselgy.

Nor the anti-Christmas accomplishments of Einstein.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 2:44 PM
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Nor the anti-Christmas accomplishments of Einstein.

True, but it is hard to top Freud in terms of pure spite for religion.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 3:22 PM
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The apostropher was another surprise, just because he seemed so damn normal.

Told you so.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 3:27 PM
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It's always the ones that seem normal that have the severed head collection.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 3:29 PM
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i don't think i have anything to worry about when you're the one calling my boyfriend well built! but, i'm glad you all had a good time. i was very sorry i couldn't make it - be sure to email me if you come to chicago again in the next 9 months.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 3:52 PM
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Um...how come I'm not a good guy?


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:14 PM
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That's the kind of question you should be asking yourself.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:18 PM
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You're not just, either.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:21 PM
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how come I'm not a good guy?

Who calls himself a great Jewish genius, and has to ask this question?


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:23 PM
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Be glad, Wehttam, it means that Ogged won't be stealing your Libertarian girl.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:26 PM
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Oh man, I so wish I could have come up for this.


Posted by: cw | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 4:30 PM
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She's a small-l libertarian. The Cato types hate the big-L Libertarians of the Libertarian Party. And I still maintain that a Bush-hating anti-war libertarian is less objectionable than her predecessor, a TNR-writing liberal hawk.


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 5:01 PM
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And I still maintain that a Bush-hating anti-war libertarian is less objectionable than her predecessor, a TNR-writing liberal hawk.

Agreed. But how am I going to go back in time and vomit?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 5:09 PM
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You dated Beinart?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 5:11 PM
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Re: 20, I'll say. Hawk Girl claimed that she didn't like barbecuesócode for her hatred of Saiselgy's barbecue-enjoying friends. Libertarian Girl is cute and very friendly. Though, to my knowledge, not a member of the Justice League.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 5:48 PM
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Is that "very friendly" or "very friendly," IYKWIM? 'Cause I might have to call "bias," if the latter.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 6:00 PM
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I feel like a character called Libertarian Girl should have been in this.


Posted by: Matt #3 | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 7:52 PM
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Note that if you spell both names in "Wehttam Saiselgy" backwards you get "Matthew Yglesias." I'm sure that's pure fortuity, just like "desserts" and "stressed." "Tsunami" backwards is almost "I am nuts" -- but not quite.


Posted by: Frederick | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 8:18 PM
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Dennis and Edna sinned.

A man, a plan, a canal. Panama!


Posted by: Frederick | Link to this comment | 12-13-05 8:20 PM
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Isn't libertarian girl a guy in his 30s who lives at home?


Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 8:37 AM
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Don't spoil his fantasy, Weiner.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:21 AM
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Not that libertarian girl, this one, an actual girl. And from Texas, to boot, which nicely fits the oddly Texas-themed lifetyle I've adopted since moving to Washington.


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:35 AM
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But I still want to know why I'm not a good guy, damnit.


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:36 AM
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Wow, super cute! Too bad about the crazy politics.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:38 AM
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I didn't say you were't a good guy, you sensitive, sensitive man, I was just highlighting the most salient or surprising characteristics of the people gathered. For Tom and Kriston, that's their good-guyness, but for you, it's the high energy. For the record, Saiselgy is a good guy, and much smarter than Freud.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:39 AM
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Jeez Wehttam!

You don't get to be both a multitude-containing prodigious talent and a mensch! You have to choose. (One can, however, be both a multitude-containing prodigious talent and hyper-sensitive, so maybe that's what is going on.)

Besides, if you think about, isn't it Tom and Kriston who should be offended. Something of a back-handed compliment, don't you think?


Posted by: pjs | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:44 AM
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Yeah, yeah, back-handed compliment...that's the ticket!


Posted by: Wehttam Saiselgy | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 9:47 AM
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you are dating the girl from the dredge report?! i did not know! i love her blog.


Posted by: catherine | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 12:02 PM
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Hey! I've met her. Her Halloween costume was Roy, right? Excellent. At last, a friend's girlfriend who I'm unlikely to offend.


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 1:28 PM
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Yikes. This thread reads like the ghost of my Blogger Christmas Fete Future. Yikes. Note to self: Make that 4 bottles of champagne.


Posted by: Roxanne | Link to this comment | 12-14-05 1:51 PM
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