Re: Listen For The Fiddle

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Sexist.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:26 AM
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When you've lost Chris Matthews, you've lost Assholia.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:27 AM
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Yeah, I was pretty amazed that Chris Matthews was offended.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:33 AM
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Interesting: when Bush laments the tough time he's had, he focuses on the attacks on his lackeys, Brownie, Scooter, Myers. He actually doesn't mention the real problems of his administration at all. No talk of the war, only "some oil rich Saudis" that he really doesn't even care about. No Katrina, only Brownie.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:34 AM
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No ever one pays attention to the last verse of TGGGOH. It's the most grisly syrup ever. The guy's on death row and dreaming of Mary with lips like cherry coming to meet his coffin at the train station in a couple of days. It's like an economical, classic version of "Seasons in the Son".

And yes, the thought of Bush in that situation does illegally thrill me.

"Yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree, as they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home."

From 1964, according to Wiki. I thought it was one of those primordial songs.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:35 AM
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Barf.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:36 AM
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I hadn't seen the Bush dancing in Africa video. He does okay (though I wished he wouldn't try to butt in on the drummer), but poor Laura is clearly not comfortable with dancing on stage.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:41 AM
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Porter waggoner sang the original. He was sort of the last of Old Country, I think, segueing into Nashville schlock iwth Dolly Parton.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 8:46 AM
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Ogged, I wish I had your title-fu.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:00 AM
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Monster!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:01 AM
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I wonder if that was a dogwhistle taunt. Bush knows that some of us are angry that he will never be called to account for his crimes. Comity and kumbayah and shit.

If I became President, I'd send 98% of the Guantanamo prisoners home (the innocent ones) and keep the place open so that I could investigate domestic conspiracies against America's well-being. Most of those guys who lie so coolly on TV or on the witness stand will cough up the truth once professional interregators get hold of them.

I should have run. Damn.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:10 AM
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No, no. Bush is a moral monster. The word requires qualification, to explain that he isn't, in fact, an unnaturally ambitious woman.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:10 AM
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9: Entitlement is rarely appreciated for the art it is.


Posted by: iancgdi | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:11 AM
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I should have run.

Probably. Where to?


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:11 AM
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I wonder if that was a dogwhistle taunt.

Everything the man has ever done since the age of maybe twelve has been a dogwhistle taunt directed at somebody.


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:12 AM
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I have open invitations to Canada. But that's pretty close in case something really bad hits the fan.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:13 AM
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He is capable of two forms of interaction with other human beings: "taunting" and "ordering the execution of."


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:13 AM
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He is capable of two forms of interaction with other human beings: "taunting" and "ordering the execution of."

That explains it. I was wondering what had happened to not-Jenna.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:15 AM
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18: Working for a museum in NYC, I think.


Posted by: HC | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:20 AM
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No, no. Bush is a moral monster. The word requires qualification, to explain that he isn't, in fact, an unnaturally ambitious woman.

Grendel: victim of the patriarchy.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:24 AM
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18: Working for a museum in NYC, I think.

Gah!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:24 AM
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Well, Grendel's mother was. She doesn't even get a name.


Posted by: Zippy | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:26 AM
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Grendel's mother was the real monster, as we know. Her mothering made him what he was. He was a gentle, playful, vegan dragon to begin with.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:26 AM
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He is capable of two forms of interaction with other human beings: "taunting" and "ordering the execution of."

That being the case, I personally appreciate these little diversions. Let him yuk it up - better that than, you know, working for the end of the world. Of course there's still the Cheney behind the curtain. Where has that man been lately, anyway?


Posted by: marichiweu | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:27 AM
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in a land called Honalee (sp?)


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:28 AM
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Bush knows that some of us are angry that he will never be called to account for his crimes.

I heard on the radio yesterday---only in passing, so I missed the analysis---that the really vulnerable person is Harriet Miers, who's no longer part of the White House but defied the Congress anyway. Not like she's going to turn on her highers up, but, well. One!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:30 AM
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Speaking of Grendel, can I say that I've always felt fucking sorry for the character of Sin in Paradise Lost? Raped by her father *and* her son, and yet *she's* the monster....

Milton: teh sexist.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:35 AM
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Where has that man been lately, anyway?

In a secret bunker somewhere, working on having his brain transferred to the body of an 18 year old.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:35 AM
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23: My mapping of Beowulf onto this year's election:

Grendel: Hillary
Grendel's mother: McCain
Beowulf: Obama
The Dragon: Amerika


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:39 AM
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Hrothgar: Tim Russert


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:42 AM
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Obama's mom is named Stanley??!!?

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Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:53 AM
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Saudi Arabia, as it happens. He fits in there.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:54 AM
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Stanley Ann.

You know, like Bobbi Jo or Walter Sue.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:55 AM
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Walter Sue isn't a name, either.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:56 AM
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Or Dave Beth, or Doug Ellen.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 9:57 AM
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31: Spelling error in the maternity ward. Apparently her dad was a premature comics fan, but her mom (from a long line of Free State Jayhawkers) put her fut down against Lee as a middle name because of said general. She was probably lucky dad didn't try to insist on Jackkirby.


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:00 AM
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None of those are real names.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:00 AM
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Or Felix Xenia or Tim Indira. Bave you've never heard of any of these?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:04 AM
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Obama's mom is named Stanley??!!?

and is a drummer who comments here often.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:06 AM
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I had a friend in grade school named Rob Marie.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:06 AM
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You people are blowing my mind.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:09 AM
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39: I didn't know Obama's mom hung out with musicians! I hope there aren't any scandalous stories McCillary can use in their campaign.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:10 AM
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That profile of Obama's mom is teh cool, isn't it?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:28 AM
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Seriously, am I being o-earnest if I say that literally made me want to puke? Bad feeling in the pit of my stomach, mild gag sensation ruining my coffee? I should just stop paying attention, right?


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:29 AM
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The profile of Obama's mom or Bush's assholishness?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:33 AM
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The President. Stanley Ann is fine by me.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:34 AM
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Hey slol, check this out.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:35 AM
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27: The character Sin pissed me off so much I refused to read more of PL. I was persuaded to continue, and got to Eve. Some shit's just not made up for by elevated language.

44: I have to dive for the off button when he comes on the news if I don't want to have a screaming fit.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:36 AM
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48: you should get a remote.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:36 AM
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43: Teh.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:37 AM
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Hey slol, check this out.

No, I remember that. I never liked the US version of Whose Line is it Anyway? anyway. That made it easier to ignore.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:37 AM
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I'm talking about the car radio, Tweety.

I don't even have a television.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:37 AM
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He is capable of two forms of interaction with other human beings: "taunting" and "ordering the execution of."

Give the man a little credit. On his best days he's capable of doing both at the same time.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:38 AM
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I have to dive for the off button when he comes on the news if I don't want to have a screaming fit.

I've now reached the point where I find it difficult even to watch the Daily Show because there are too many clips of him.


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:39 AM
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47: Damn. Who is the self-loathing black man in that video?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:40 AM
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I was in a restaurant once when two of the three customers asked to have Bush's speech turned off, and the Gex-X-ish waitdude refused. I believe that I didn't tip.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:47 AM
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52: but you need to dive for it? Maybe you need a poking stick or a smaller car.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:50 AM
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It's not nice to make fun of people with little short arms, Sifu.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:51 AM
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Georgie Sue, fetch me my poking stick!


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 11:02 AM
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Does anyone else remember Rollo the Giant Car from the Pagfeek Papers? No, of course you don't.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 11:12 AM
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