Re: Inbetween the bi-coastal elite churns a way, way different world.

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Inbetween the bi-coastal elite churns a way, way different world.

For instance, in this different world, they put ellipses in before the end of a word.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:06 AM
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between this and the shooting burglers in the back thing...

... someone remind me why I haven't moved yet.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:08 AM
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Ha. I have no idea what you're talking about.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:08 AM
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3 -> 1.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:08 AM
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As noted in the article this is the county where Prairie View A&M is located, with all of the voting issues they have had.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:13 AM
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So... That way different world is called Texas, right?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:16 AM
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Texas is but one shining example, Po-Mo


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:16 AM
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4: the extra space in the title was pretty sly sneaking away from "In between" and disguising itself as a hyphen in "bicoastal". I've got its number, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:20 AM
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The extra space is hidden in the same place as the Yankees' offense.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:27 AM
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Wait it wouldn't be extra, would it. Pedantry: ruin't!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:28 AM
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Here in the heartland, we have idiosyncratic applications of hyphens and spaces. Because we're closer to nature.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:29 AM
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11: Because we're closer to nature.

None of this schedule shifting truck in Texas, up with the sun in the morning and down with the sun in the evening.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:33 AM
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I'd comment, but I'm too busy churning my way, way differnt world.

Rural Texas is Texas. Metropole Texas is very much like Copenhagen.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:52 AM
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That would make Austin Amsterdam.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 10:56 AM
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Blogger's new comments policy is shitty. I'm supposed to log in using my google/gmail account. So, I'm supposed to create a new pseudonymous gmail account to comment pseudonymously.

Hell, I can't even read blogger comments now.

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Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:09 AM
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When I first read this post, I thought that the historically black cemetery was resisting having the white woman's body buried there. But, of course, no.

This concludes my not particularly interesting comment on the subject of the post.

Thank you.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:09 AM
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Metropole Texas is very much like Copenhagen.

But warmer.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:09 AM
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Metropole Texas is very much like Copenhagen.

Because it makes you spit and leaves a circle imprint in your Wranglers?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:10 AM
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Hell, I can't even read blogger comments now.

?! Like, you go to anyone's page that is run on Blogger and the comments are all invisible? Or is this even just the case on all Blogspot pages?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:15 AM
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18 and gives you cancer of the gums


austin really isn't copenhagen.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:15 AM
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I've only tried blogspot so far. B's site, specifically. Lawyers Guns And Money (also blogspot) worked fine, because they've got haloscan comments.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:18 AM
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Never mind. Other blogger sites seem to be okay. It's just B's.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:22 AM
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My pseudonymous gmail account suits me well, though I've probably left a trail to my real one. Hell, they both come up in the dropdowns on the work computer. The account that bugs me is the new commercial one that was necessitated by PayPal's refusal to admit the first one. Who knew some of that phishing was legitimate?


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:46 AM
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I've already got a pseudonymous yahoo account that I like just fine.

The account that bugs me is the new commercial one that was necessitated by PayPal's refusal to admit the first one. Who knew some of that phishing was legitimate?

Please explain this. I gave up on Paypal when they wouldn't work with my bank, Netbank (now defunct). I don't buy things on ebay for this reason.

You have to have a comcast or verizon type e-mail to use paypal?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 11:51 AM
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Metropole Texas is very much like Copenhagen.

Possibly the wrongest thing Bob has ever written in this forum, and that's against stiff competition.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 12:33 PM
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It's been a while since I've shared any down home humor with y'all, so here goes:

An African American gentleman arrives at the Pearly Gates and signs the registry. St. Peter, standing before the glorious, gilded heavenly realm, smiles at the man, points over to a kind of shabby cloud, and says "the colored section is right over there."

The man is shocked! "I'm outraged!" he shouts. "I can't believe that the heavenly father I faithfully worshipped all these years permits segregation. Why, even the fallen sinners down on earth ended segregation 40 years ago!"

St. Peter looks genuinely surprised, and says, "Is that so?"

The man answers, "Of course it's so. I grew up in an integrated neighborhood in Texas. I went to an integrated school. I attended an integrated college. I even went to a formerly all-white church."

"Which denomination?" St. Pete inquires.

"Baptist," the man answers.

"ABC or SBC?" St. Peter asks.

--"SBC."

--"And were you baptised?"

--"Yes, sir. In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

--"Sprinkled or dunked?"

--"Dunked."

The man scratches his chin and continues, "Say, come to think of it, that's about the last thing I remember."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 12:45 PM
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Emerson, I've got a bottle of screech with your name on it. If you email me your address, I'll figure out how to send it to you.

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Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 1:25 PM
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Is the mackerel with? Or do I need to get my own?

My son likes mixed drinks and exotic booze, so we'll share this.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 1:30 PM
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Since this thread's already off-topic... here's Dreyfeuss in The Nation on the Obama camp tacking right on Iraq.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 1:36 PM
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28: Are you calling me a mackerel snapper, Emerson? Just for that, you'll have to catch your own fish.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 1:40 PM
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Mackerel is required with screech, and I thin that mackerel snappers are Norse. Unless it's a Friday fish reference.

The Norse and the Irish immigrants were more alike than people realize. Landless laborers from bitterly poor countries. Scandinavian prosperity doesn't go back much more than a century.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 1:45 PM
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24: Sorry, I've had to work for a while. It wasn't any particular kind of account but the fact that I resisted actually linking the thing to my bank account to get properly Verified. By the time I gave in, my old account was locked, and the easiest way around that was to go create a fresh one.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 2:05 PM
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Wow, too many "account"s in my previous account. I didn't link old email to bank. Old email got locked out of PayPal. New email did the trick.


Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 2:07 PM
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I don't get 26. Is the joke that he was drowned at his own baptism, or that he was drowned by white people at his own baptism?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 3:44 PM
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34: The latter.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 3:48 PM
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22: Huh. I got an email about this today, actually, and had no idea what the person was saying. I have haloscan commenting too. I can't imagine wtf is going on.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 4:13 PM
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Wow. I keep a phone in front of me with one of those caller Id screens. I never answer it, I mean never, unless it is a relative, I just worry about meteors or whatever. I'll listen to the message if it looks slightly less urgent.

Screen just showed "Rep Nat Comm" W-T-F? They must be having a complete collapse, there is nothing on record that would indicate this household thinks Republicans are good for anything but dogfood. Stray dogs, I wouldn't poison my own.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 4:31 PM
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Just heard about Brian over at MY's.

You folks in DC take care.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 07- 2-08 5:35 PM
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