Re: And That's OK

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It's ok Becks, I think this is a good post even if everyone else is too distracted by teh sexxor.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 9:58 AM
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Good lord. They broke the mold, didn't they?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:06 AM
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I love geeks.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:10 AM
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That's awesome. Incredibly geeky, but apparently here on the internet we overlook things like that.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:10 AM
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I'm still guessing a vastly higher rate of hook-ups per attendee at ours.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:12 AM
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Man, that's like m-fun on steroids.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:19 AM
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5: Does masturbating after you get home count as a "hook-up" for accounting purposes?


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:21 AM
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xkcd: still lame.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:22 AM
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SJ, still banned.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:25 AM
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In your heart you know it's true, LB.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:27 AM
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Point us to something you think is funny, SJ, you bitter old man.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:31 AM
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My friend from Dubai tried to convince me to meet him there. (Okay, so we were both living in DC at the time, but still). But I totally blew him off.


Posted by: Tom Scudder | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:38 AM
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11: I think there's plenty of things that're funny. I'm just not a boring enough person to appreciate stick figures making Linux jokes as the apotheosis of humor.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:40 AM
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13: Someone is going to "bash" your head in if you keep making remarks like that.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:44 AM
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Yeah, but they'll be Linux weenies, so I can handle 'em.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:48 AM
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I think there's plenty of things that're funny

But you're too chickenshit to actually name them, because we might think they're lame.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:49 AM
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But you're too chickenshit to actually name them, because we might think they're lame.

oooh. Ogged's getting snippy.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:52 AM
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Ah, I go back one day on xkcd and it cracks me up.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:52 AM
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stras spend his days guffawing at psfights.com.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:53 AM
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But you're too chickenshit to actually name them, because we might think they're lame.

No, because there's just a lot of them, and because a lot of them are fairly mundane things lots of other people would have on their lists of funny stuff, too. The Big Lebowski. Arrested Development. Monty Python, which holds up pretty well even after decades of being quoted to death and being entombed in a Broadway musical. Firesign Theater. Wes Andersen movies. Me and You and Everyone We Know. Fishing With John. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Look Around You. The Onion, most of the time. I could keep doing this but I'm not sure what the point is, and I'm not sure what this is supposed to prove.

And I'm sure there's plenty of people who'd think a lot of this stuff is lame, too, but I don't especially care what they think about what I watch/read/listen to.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:00 AM
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It's proves that you're a slightly less horrible person than I thought a few minutes ago, duh.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:02 AM
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No, it just proves that you're touchy and weird and that I appease you when you get all touchy and weird.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:03 AM
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So we're dating now?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:08 AM
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So right now my students are slaving away in front of me writing an exam and I am wasting time leaving comments here. Is this justice? I believe so.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:09 AM
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Best is that they probably think you're doing important professor stuff.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:11 AM
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Oh yeah, I am totally here up the front with a serious look on my face, typing furiously, occasionally pausing and looking momentarily puzzled, etc.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:12 AM
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First person to make Gonerill laugh inappropriately wins a prize.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:16 AM
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27: This already nearly happened.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:17 AM
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How many fellatio at xkcd's meetup? Zero fellatio. Null fellatio. Not infinite fellatio.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:23 AM
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OK so I'm taking a trip around the room and as I'm walking a student puts her hand up and waggles her finger in my general direction. I go over and see what she wants. She says "I'm sorry, I didn't have a question, I was just counting the minutes left on the clock" [on the wall, behind my head].



Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:24 AM
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She was counting the minutes left on the clock on her fingers? How the hell does that work?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:26 AM
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Now we've reached the threshold point -- about 25 minutes into a 50 minute exam -- when two or three of the students are done already (and not in a good way), and each is playing a game of chicken with the others to see who will be the first to walk up the front and turn in the exam.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:28 AM
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27: "Outside Schenectady City Court, the woman accused of performing oral sex on two men with her young kids in the back seat Monday had nothing to say to reporters. Other inmates inside the van transporting her back to jail encouraged Cook to keep her mouth shut."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:28 AM
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She was counting the minutes left on the clock on her fingers? How the hell does that work?

Yep. Welcome to higher education in America.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:29 AM
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At least she said "sorry," and didn't make a "duh" face.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:30 AM
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33: Damn. I laughed and had to pretend it was a cough.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:31 AM
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I WIN!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:32 AM
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I'm walking a student puts her hand up and waggles her finger in my general direction. I go over and see what she wants. She says "I'm sorry, I didn't have a question, I was just counting the minutes left on the clock" [on the wall, behind my head].


She was clearly insulting your manhood.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:34 AM
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33: I laughed, and yet the story behind the link is really fucking depressing.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:38 AM
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Wouldn't you rather say that she was obscurely insulting his manhood?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:38 AM
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I would bet that there were absolutely far more hookups at the xkcd thing than at unfoggedcon, though apo may be right about the proportionality claim.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:39 AM
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They say she even inhaled lines off her infant son while breastfeeding.

Hm. Propping up a magazine on your breastfeeding infant is still cool though, right?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:40 AM
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The encouplization index was higher.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:40 AM
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34 - I'm kind of impressed that higher education teaches people to count on their fingers, but I thought the New Math was dead.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:42 AM
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If you can't count on your fingers, who can you count on in this crazy, mixed-up, world?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:48 AM
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Rihanna.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:49 AM
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"I have never come across such an atrocity in my life and that's saying a lot. Congratulations," Judge Vince Versaci told her.

What an asshole. Apparently a lot of Americans think that oral sex is the worst thing that you can do to somebody.


Posted by: neil | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:50 AM
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The student with the waggly finger issue just turned in her exam book. She colored in all the "O"s on the cover where it says "Examination Book" and drew four hearts around the border of the book.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:52 AM
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She totally wants you.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 11:57 AM
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Apparently a lot of Americans think that oral sex is the worst thing that you can do to somebody.

In fairness, the validity of such a belief probably depends significantly on the person performing the oral sex.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:02 PM
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She totally wants you.

While I am of course teh irresistible, this is unlikely.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:06 PM
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You'd be amazed at the number of American college students consumed by dreams of Harry Potter.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:06 PM
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They say she even inhaled lines off her infant son while breastfeeding

I'm trying to imagine the logistics of this and am coming up with either a two-piece infant or a detachable head.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:08 PM
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Perhaps she has a very long, flexible neck.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:12 PM
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The encouplization index was higher.

Endongenation ratio much higher at xkcd, I presume.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:13 PM
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Nah, that'd work. If you can nuzzle a nursing baby, which you certainly can, you can do lines off them. There'd be neck-craning involved, but it wouldn't be impossible.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:14 PM
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At least she wasn't feeding him with a bottle. That would have been a true atrocity.


Posted by: neil | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:15 PM
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I know its wrong to give Coulter any attention ever, but I really hope the Republican base rallies around her new proposal:

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.

It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it's the party of women and 'We'll pay for health care and tuition and day care -- and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?'

Interview HereI think the Republicans should make this a plank in their platform.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:16 PM
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You'd be amazed at the number of American college students consumed by dreams of Harry Potter.

Being blithely obtuse in conversation is a good way to offset the real or imagined prospect of student crushes -- especially when you're at the University of Am I in a Beer Commercial. Many of the students are on a kind of interpersonal autopilot of their own, so it works quite well.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:16 PM
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The paragraph after the indented one is still Coulter, not me.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:17 PM
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Or you could turn the baby upside-down and do the line off it's shin. Babies like that, right?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:17 PM
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58: That isn't a new proposal for her.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:18 PM
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Babies like getting the its/it's distinction down pat.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:18 PM
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62: Damn, I didn't know she had already sunk that low. There's nowhere left for her, is there?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:19 PM
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I realized that immediately after posting, and figured "screw Ben".


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:20 PM
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Little did I know I'd get to screw Apo instead.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:20 PM
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62: What a horrible gasbag troll monster she is.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:20 PM
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64: At least as far back as 2001.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:21 PM
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Don't be dismissive. Coulter has experience in voting stupidly.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:21 PM
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Re: Coulter. She's on her book tour, so do you think she says (and writes) outrageous things so as to attract publicity and sell more books? Nah, she is the intellectual underpinning of the modern GOP. She and Michael Moore should just get married, like Matlin and Carville. Then Russert can have them on his show Sunday morning.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:25 PM
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she is the intellectual underpinning of the modern GOP

Change "underpinning" to "embodiment" and that statement is completely true.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:26 PM
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TLL: I didn't say she was the intellectual underpinning of the GOP. I said I *wish* they would embrace her as their chief intellectual, because that would be political suicide. For similar reasons, I hope they nominate Alan Keyes.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 12:54 PM
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It's a horrible, disgusting thing this mother has done. She smoked throughout her pregnancy.

So there you go.

I want to tase Ann Coulter. Is that wrong?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 1:39 PM
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Is this justice? I believe so./i

Nah, it's victory.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 1:44 PM
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Are any Bostonians planning to go to mcmc's opening tomorrow? I'm going to the North Shore to go apple picking, but I should be back in the Back Bay by 5 PM.

I very much want to go. When I was workign I couldn't, but I'm totally confused by he mbta's trip planner. I'd love to have a buddy to go with or a cell phone number to call when I get lost.


Posted by: Bosoiangirl | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 2:32 PM
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Why can't I type?


Posted by: Bostoniagirl | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 2:33 PM
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Ditto to 76.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 2:34 PM
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I am not going to let the Ann Coulter/Michael Moore comparison go unremarked, 'cause it's a bullshit comparison.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 2:37 PM
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Ditto to 78.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 2:42 PM
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BG: take the orange line to bunker hill community college--it's like 2 blocks away from there. Check your email--I'll send you the phone number for Zume's. Times like these I wish I had a cell phone.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 3:12 PM
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I am going to mcmc's opening tomorrow.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 3:23 PM
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Yay!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 3:34 PM
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I guess I'm the only person to have been to both Unfogged meetups and the XKCD meetup. I had no excuse not to go to the latter, since it was about a block from my house. It was possibly the geekiest thing I've ever been to, but it was still fun.

However, it had one fatal flaw compared to unfogged meetups: a complete lack of alcohol.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 4:08 PM
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Yay! [Mutual co-op] represent!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 4:11 PM
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Oh my goodness, were they represented. Very Tall Man from your era or so was there, as he's been strongly involved with them again lately.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 4:34 PM
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I'm very fond of VTM. We were never terribly close, (he's actually from quite awhile before my time, but was hanging out at the house when I lived there) but I always thought he was great. Every coop should have a random eighteen-foot-tall general fixer and house memory hanging around.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 4:43 PM
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I'd come to mcmc's opening, but 3000 miles away and all that.

58: Great idea, Ann! You go first.

46: Two months!? More like six. And way to trick me into reading your blog, w-lfs-n.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 4:49 PM
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She and Michael Moore should just get married, like Matlin and Carville.

Not that I was ever a Carville fan, but how can anyone put up with his existence? He claims to be a dem, he writes a book called 'We're Right, They're Wrong' . . . and then he not only marries one of 'them,' but he is RAISING CHILDREN with one of them. I realize that this is an unremarkable statement in this forum, but I fucking hate that mother-fucking motherfucker.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 5:49 PM
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I really think that in politics, husband and wife should be regarded as a team.

I always ask: when Carville kisses his wife, doesn't he ever ask where that mouth was last?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 7:48 PM
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This comment -> 88.

a complete lack of alcohol

Objectively not a better meet-up.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 7:57 PM
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I really think that in politics, husband and wife should be regarded as a team.

I too endorse changing the Argentinean constitution. The prospect of PMILFs should not hinder the application of both the letter and the spirit of the law.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 7:58 PM
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BG, I'm going to mcmc's opening tomorrow. I'm emailing you my phone number, in case you want to coordinate going there by some MBTA means.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 9:51 PM
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I will be there. I am walking. You know, like Kane on Kung Fu.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 9:55 PM
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Be careful, the MBTA was on fire today or something.

I wish I could go to mcmc's opening, but I have a wedding to attend instead.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 9:56 PM
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You know, like Kane on Kung Fu.

That's my favorite line from Pulp Fiction. Possibly from anywhere.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10- 5-07 10:08 PM
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