Re: It's just like the day after the election in 2004...

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Hey, I'm passionate.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:27 PM
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That is wonderful.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:28 PM
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Oh my god, that's hilarious. That one girl is learning an important lesson: always bet against the outcome you're hoping for, to lessen the blow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:33 PM
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"How could they vote for that LOSER?!?!?"

Thanks for the smile!


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:38 PM
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I have a colleague who had to calm his children the night Obama won the election. No shit. He had to tell them it would be okay, notwithstanding the Obama election. Makes you wonder what got said before that.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:39 PM
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This is Ogged, from the day after:

So, I despair, because I want to live in one nation, where the people are my people, but today, I want to wipe out the people in this nation, people I can't understand.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:41 PM
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"...that loser who doesn't SHAVE!"

so, so good.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:47 PM
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5: Perhaps something like this.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:48 PM
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i never was able to cry aloud and publically, among friends is public i guess, so i can't relate really
but i feel i should admire absence of inhibitions and self-restriction in these young girls, maybe it feels good to feel like this free to express oneself however one likes


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:02 PM
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I miss getting worked up about frivolous things. I find that as I get older, I'm increasingly likely to cry about things like work and politics and friendships, and less likely to cry about dating or celebrities or possessions. The highest uptick in my crying, however, is about books. Damn, I will just cry like hell over books as an adult in ways I never would have as a child. I even tear up when I'm teaching sometimes, just talking about books.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:09 PM
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It's true that I've never had a crush quite as intense as the few big ones I had at that age.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:16 PM
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Which member of NKOTB and/or TMNT was it, heebers?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:22 PM
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My best friend is at a camp reunion tonight from a camp she attended every year from age 12-17, and the organizers asked her to bring all her memorabilia. I watched as she went through her old notebooks, all full of those crazy, crazy letters and notes people write at that age. "[Friend] hasn't written me yet after camp and I am so upset I could kill myself!!!!" and "Every time I think about his body I cry knowing he will never ever EVER touch me." Like, hundreds of these. I think she decided not to bring them.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:27 PM
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NTMNTOTB?


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:30 PM
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I miss getting worked up about frivolous things.

Do you really, or do you mean you miss when you didn't have serious things to get worked up about? The first is the benefit of getting older and the second is the heartbreak of getting older.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:38 PM
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I wish I still wanted to boink Michelangelo (he's a party dude).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:43 PM
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14: NKITS


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:43 PM
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17: NKOTHS. TP!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:44 PM
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I'm worried that 16 might be over-sharing.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:48 PM
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15: Crying about work is probably my most frequent kind of crying, and that seems particularly lame.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:50 PM
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19: It's okay. We all already knew he was a party dude.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:51 PM
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21: Oh, thank heavens.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 8:55 PM
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New Kids on the High Seas?


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 10:00 PM
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On the Half Shell. (Turtle Power!)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 10:03 PM
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You know what's totally blowing my mind? Vanilla Ice doing a theme song for New Kids On The Block.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 10:06 PM
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This was my exact reaction when I found out that Mailer beat out Shteyngart for the Literary Review's 2007 Bad Sex Award. I cried for days.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 11:23 PM
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Remember Heebie's abortion thread? Anecdata!

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Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 6:25 AM
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Wow, I wish I cared that much about something.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 6:56 AM
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Hilarious and heartbreaking! At the same time!

I have a colleague who had to calm his children the night Obama won the election.

My brother had to calm the six year old when Obama lost South Carolina and explain to her that losing the state wasn't the same as losing the election.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:13 AM
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Kind of sad how one the one on the right is looking at the others to see what her reaction is supposed to be (at least, that's what it looks like to me, but maybe I'm not so good at interpreting the expressions of tween girls.)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:48 AM
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one- I really should just post the first thing I write and not try to revise it because then I leave in typos and it looks dumber than it did in the first place.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:50 AM
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Ack, my daughter in 6 years.

One of the weird things I noticed traveling with students in China was how worked up undergraduates could get over very little. In some ways I missed it, and in other ways I was glad to be free of it, but mostly it just seemed very very alien to me. Which is weird, because I'm not that old, and I still have a capacity to freak out over things that mean very little. But I'm never going to experience the kind of group enthusiasm that people in their teens and early 20s feel ever again.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 8:00 AM
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That was weird. My first thought on seeing the picture was, "Is that my house???" - not because I have a yellow room (I don't) or because any of them look particularly like my daughters, but I suppose because girls of that size and age are so very familiar to me at the moment.

In a moment of stupidity I took 24 of them to the cinema yesterday to celebrate my eldest turning 12. Fuck me, they were noisy.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 8:19 AM
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Did you have them all in one line manacled to a rope? With groups that large you have to be careful, especially at that age.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 8:24 AM
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So what's the count? Maybe 3 who were emotionally invested, 2 who are acting emotionally invested, and one who's mocking the others? I think I heard, "She's actually crying."


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 9:00 AM
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I had to stop the moment the shrieking started. Ugh. That sound must surely be how kryptonite feels.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 9:03 AM
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Makes me feel better about the fact that my daughter is a stoic who hides her emotions, that's for sure. Personally, I felt a deep connection with the one that kept looking at her peers, clearly wondering, "What the fuck?"


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 9:14 AM
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Wow, I wish I cared that much about something.

And I am glad that don't care that much about anything. Totally not worth it.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 9:21 AM
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BTW, that video also expresses how Mets fans felt every time Manuel went to the bullpen this September.

Loser who doesn't shave. But let's not be choosy. They're all losers.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 11:47 AM
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Did you have them all in one line manacled to a rope?

Didn't have to - they were like sheep, or ducklings, or penguins or something - they just kept walking towards the group and bumping into each other, forming this endlessly-pulsating mass. It was quite hard to get them to move anywhere.

I just remembered - don't know how I could have forgotten - my then 5 year old crying herself to sleep when her favourite was runner-up on the second Fame Academy series.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 2:14 PM
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So, which one is the cutest?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 4:02 PM
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41: Ogged really isn't coming back, is he?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 4:10 PM
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That's not an answer, JP.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 4:14 PM
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I don't think you should make fun of Ben for showing an interest in his age group, JP.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 4:30 PM
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43: Nor was it meant to be.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:17 PM
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The important question is who the hell decorated that room?


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:21 PM
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Ogged has been picking some distinctly non-tween-ogling threads to comment in.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 7:56 PM
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Mmmm...the tears, the warm delicious tears.


Posted by: Karl Rove | Link to this comment | 11-25-08 2:25 PM
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