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He doesn't read the comments, does he?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:40 PM
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Fact: I almost emailed the rosy-toed alameida this sentence after I read it because I thought it was so great that I had to share it with someone and hardly anyone was online and I didn't just want to plop it down in any old unfogged thread (though now I've disburdened myself at my "home blog" and will do so again here after I finish this intro and middle-click with my mousy mouse mouse): "Dawn, just as it came to Australian skies, a woman of bad character in a cloak of red possum skins.".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:41 PM
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Wait, so is this not an open thread?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:42 PM
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Ah, hahahahaha, I get it now.

Just doing my part to confound Drum's readers, yes I am.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:42 PM
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1--
well, he surely didn't arrive at that impression by reading the posts.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:43 PM
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Wasn't he a famous blogger once?


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:44 PM
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DEAR WASHINGTON MONTHLY READERS MY BLOG IS TOTALLY FUNNIER DON'T BELIEVE THE MOUSEOVER TEXT ALSO WE POST ALL THE TIME YRS, SIFU


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:48 PM
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What did we decide about the adjective "girthy"? I can't remember.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:50 PM
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Uh, do you really want them going to your blog, Sifu?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:50 PM
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Yes? Mean?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:51 PM
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I lo-o-o-ove Washington Monthly readers! They are funny and cheerful and well spoken!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:51 PM
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Kevin Drum is totally gay.

That could only improve his blog.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 8:56 PM
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What ho, sir! I declare this to be the jest of the season!


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:02 PM
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The Season is over, you halfwit goon.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:04 PM
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Sir, in my heart I know I'm funny.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:07 PM
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I did not specify which season, dear lad. Why, in the antipodes the first blooms of spring are just emerging!


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:10 PM
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Maybe Drum didn't mean "funny, ha-ha".


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:11 PM
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So who's going to take credit for the mouseover text here?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:12 PM
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I've gotta say, the mouseover text for the link to Kevin Drum is HIGH-laripus.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:15 PM
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I did not specify which season, dear lad. Why, in the antipodes the first blooms of spring are just emerging!

You can have your antipodean season, if you like, Ned, but there's only one Season.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:18 PM
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Kevin Drum is totally gay.

Is that why they decided to draw his Election '06 caricature with some enourmous Grizzly Adams beard on it?

m, you've got to feel for his wife, eh?


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:20 PM
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m, you've got to feel for his wife, eh?

If he's gay, forget feeling for her.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:30 PM
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Beard-hating: the only remaining allowable hate on unfogged.

Buncha haters.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:32 PM
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If he's gay, forget feeling for her.

Oh contrare, TJ. You have to feel his member on her behalf, he being uninterested in her tender ministrations.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:34 PM
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23: you and me, man. Beard power!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:36 PM
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On the contrary, mssr w-lfs-n. Since he is uninterested in her tender ministrations, she could probably use a substitute member.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:37 PM
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You call that a beard, Tweety? I've known beards, and yours, Sir, is a mere goatee.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:37 PM
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She could use a substitute member, and he could use a substitute minister. Really, we're both right.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:39 PM
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18: Guilty.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:39 PM
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27: hey, it's the best I can do. Maybe when I'm 70 I'll be able to grow sideburns, but I know Stanley doesn't care. Right, Stan? Bro?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:43 PM
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I support beards everywhere in all their iterations. Let's all pool money to get Kevin Drum a real beard.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:44 PM
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Sometimes when people are nominated for awards the nomination comes long after the period during which they did their best work.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:48 PM
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29: Very nice.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 9:48 PM
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32: Oh come on, Me 'n' Otto gotta get blotto in the grotto, pronto was only a month ago.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:02 PM
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I approve of your urge to email me stuff while everyone else is asleep, young w-lfs-n.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:18 PM
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Washington Monthly:Calpundit::Unfogged:funny


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:20 PM
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There's a good reason analogies are banned, Army. Washington Monthly did not used to be Calpundit, though the person who blogs there did.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:21 PM
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35: One of the reasons I didn't was that the following thought occurred to me: "I never said word one of sympathy regarding Daughter X, but now I'm emailing random shit?".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:22 PM
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Political Animal:Calpundit::Unfogged:funny

Kevin Drum:centrist::ben w-lfs-n:SALB


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:23 PM
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You can beard for ben, 'smashboi.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:29 PM
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Aw, now I feel bad for 36/39; I just feel like someone's supposed to say it.

I haven't got to spend much time around here lately, because I'm taking on new assignments that are a little less breezy or routine for me in addition to some large research projects.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:30 PM
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; : : :: , : .


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:32 PM
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We'll miss you when you're gone, Army.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:33 PM
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42: ∴ ∴:?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:35 PM
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Beat Navy!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:36 PM
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This Army's rivalry is with Army A&M.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:37 PM
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The Poor Man totally kicked Unfogged ass in that comments thread. All hail Sifu!


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:56 PM
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Not to be favored by that crowd is nothing to be sad about.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:58 PM
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TPMI is a little light in the sodomy department, though.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 10:58 PM
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TPMI: All surface mine, no shaft.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:03 PM
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I thought Unfoggers complain about too much mine these days, not enough shaft.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:05 PM
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AWB continues her quest to turn every thread into an allegory about her vagina.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:07 PM
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I guess my funniest ones would be--

1) Best of Craigslist
2) Overheard in NY
3) that old one with the Medium Lobster in it

But I don't read a lot of the other ones cited.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:10 PM
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Hey Apo. Fafblog? Cancer? Really?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:11 PM
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52: Not MY vagina, Ned. ALL vagina.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:16 PM
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She got the gold mine. I got the shaft.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:17 PM
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So I heard from Farber.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:20 PM
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Really?? I thought you were kidding. Fuck. That really sucks.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:22 PM
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God damn it.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:27 PM
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Wait, not Farber. w-lfs-n.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:27 PM
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Holy shit, that's terrible.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:28 PM
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How does w-lfs-n know? w-lfs-n, how do you know? Tell us you were wrong.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:31 PM
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Oh, wait, that sounds like a joke.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:32 PM
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I no longer have any idea why I said that, including whether it was a joke or not.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:39 PM
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I'm guessing it was a joke, coming as it did soon after I'd come back from a hiatus and had been deemed stomach cancer free.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:45 PM
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Still kind of a fucked-up joke, though, right?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:46 PM
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Would have made sense at the time.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:50 PM
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Jesus, people. Back to funny blogs, I nominate Harry Hutton. His top post at the moment isn't great, but he is more amusing than I am, or any of you, for that matter.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-11-07 11:58 PM
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Now I feel kinda silly.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:02 AM
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Bad News Hughes and Defective Yeti are funny.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:03 AM
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Yeah, that one is really funny. Especially the archives. It's hard for a blog run by an individual to stay permanently funny. Individuals have only so much humor in them. (But the collective humor of the race is infinite).

My nominations were stupid.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:06 AM
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71 to 68. Although I'm sure the blogs mentioned in other comments were funny too.


Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:07 AM
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Links, Mr. Ogged?

re: Hutton, if you remain unconvinced, read this. If you still don't like it, have no fear: the philistines have been promised a two-state solution.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:08 AM
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It seemed more legitimate when it was Gary Farber saying it. Stupid short term memory impairment.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 12:10 AM
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38:

Sympathy? Alamedia?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 1:16 AM
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Re: Hutton. I can also commend to you his empirically incontestable apercu "A Rolex, though ugly, will pay for itself in quim"


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 3:52 AM
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Hutton is good, but the best blogs out of that 'stable' are Bogol and Emerald Bile. I think I love Noreen from Emerald Bile, a little bit. She's one of the few outposts of proper swearing on the net.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 4:10 AM
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I'm not saying that Sifu is a horrible person, but someone's been freeping the Drum comments.

Unfogged seems to have little support except for Drum himself. Not sure how to interpret that.

Nor am I saying that Sifu is not a horrible person. I'm completely neutral on the question.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 5:02 AM
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Sympathy? Alamedia?

La belle dame sans merci.


Posted by: cw | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 6:27 AM
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Rude, ungrateful bitch. No merci from her, ever.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 6:35 AM
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hey apostropher--

did you make up your mind about the cancer issue?
on this thread it seems to have come down to
'apo got it from bwo, bwo says he don't know, so maybe it's all a no-go'.

on drum's site, you posted the cancer claim, but then there's no follow-up.

is it still good law, or has it been over-ruled?


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:00 AM
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see thing is, i wouldn't make a big deal about it 'cept
god i miss fafblog.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:01 AM
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on drum's site, you posted the cancer claim, but then there's no follow-up.

Umm, that was a joke? Yeah, that's the ticket.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:04 AM
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It was a joke by ben w-lfs-n. You can see why people would think it was in fact a tragedy.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:08 AM
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re:77:

I do like the idea that bloggers, like pimps, have stables.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:09 AM
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yeah, that's fine--i have the general concept of joke.

but you might want to go back to drum and post a new comment retracting it, just so that rumors don't spread.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:21 AM
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Yeah, maybe I oughta. There's this:

Fafnir hisself dropped by the comments to say that he'll be back. He didn't say when, though. Gen. JC Christian said that they had a project they were going to do together, so I think it's safe to assume that Fafnir (or Chris, or whoever) is still alive.

But that's a year and a half old now.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:35 AM
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so i know farber hints at being in the know about their true identity.
and it looks like jc xtian claims to be among the illuminati.

does anyone here simply *know* the author(s) of fafblog, or know their identity, so that we could simply ask them about their health-status?

i can't tell whether they have managed to keep a really tight cover on their identities, or whether this is an open secret that (as usual) is known by all but me.

but the amount of speculation on this thread alone seems to suggest the first hypothesis.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:46 AM
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I think you can relax about the health concern, bitzer.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:47 AM
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I've forgotten, but I asked if anyone knew who the faf-triumverate were, and got some googling tips that led me to them -- the faf-anonymity is not all that solid. (I couldn't recreate this from what I remember now, but it wasn't that hard.)

In anycase, while this was last year sometime, apparently young and healthy -- any illness would be a fluky out-of-the-blue thing, and there's no reason to think any such thing has happened.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:51 AM
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i feel better already.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:53 AM
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i feel better already.

You should probably get a cancer screening anyway.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:55 AM
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ON DeLong and individual was named, and also maybe on Wiki, but IIRC it was all deleted at the individual's request.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:57 AM
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"On DeLong an...."


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 9:59 AM
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DeLong and another individual were named? Wow! Is DeLong the Medium Lobster or Fafnir? This is a restaurant-quality rumor right here!


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:02 AM
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Actually Medium Lobster was dropped screaming into boiling water, and Fafnir was braised in wine. I've been holding this back until you were old enough to understand.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:08 AM
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But Giblets was sent to live on a farm where he can run and play all day.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:09 AM
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A farm run by a sinister furry.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:12 AM
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96--
that's *the* medium lobster to you, sonny boy.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:13 AM
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Still kind of a fucked-up joke, though, right?

Is there any other kind of joke?

Also yes: Harry Hutton is hilarious. But since he's a Brit, we should get a handicap.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 10:17 AM
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It probably goes without saying, but I don't find Jesus' General funny at all.


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 09-12-07 5:00 PM
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