And the billboard directly overhead reads, “Götterdämmerung.” Twilight of the gods indeed.
Regarding your final post on Monday OT(inserted this morning): That is not fair, claiming the last word and using your ED powers to insert it ahead of my “actual” last word!
I used no ED powers. I replied to Texacali’s comment this morning and I guess that’s where WordPress placed it.
I wouldn’t cheat to win. Unless I had to.
As if chicanery were needed to best Texacalirose. I can beat her with my chicanery tied behind my back.
I could best you both if I wanted. But I choose not to because it’s a stupid game for stupid people (So naturally y’all are really good at it. I have a higher calling … like bossing my staff around).
I am wounded, Madame! Wounded, I tell you!
At least that gets you close to “smarts.” You’re welcome.
You’re mad at me again, aren’t you?
Who? Me? Never!
I’ll have to try harder.
Re: the OT pic. Way to stay engaged, Hans! Notice that Hans is on the left side of the pic!
Good thing the biker is wearing his state sanctioned helmet or else he might have gotten hurt. we need a law to require fullface bicycle helmets, it’s for the children! If it saves one injury it’s worth it. Next up the baby bubble wrap law.
Who put that pole there? There’s plenty of blame to go around here. Tort!!
Careful.. The last time the Germans decided there were too many Poles half of Warsaw was gone!
Cookie time for Rufus!
“I triple dog dare you!”
Ain’t it more like, “Hay, y’all! Watch this!”
Why can’t it be both?
Coffee, krullers and caring about your fellow man!
I heard a great Groucho quote the other day. One of his nieces related that one time, when she was feeling down about something, he told her, “Cheer up. We have nothing but confidence in you. And very little of that!”
Pretty telling, especially from one with a greasepaint ‘stache!
Greasepaint?! Are you questioning my virility? ‘Cause if you are I’ll ask you to take your argument up with my sister, a five time Gold Glove champ at our local “Y.”
Does she have a “real” ‘stache”?
I’m simply asking.
That’s kinda personal, doncha think? Lady parts.
Have you disparaged a Firefly?! Why, I’ll fight for her honor! (which is more than she ever did).
… and I thought Tracy didn’t like Woody Allen.
Wait ’til you read what Orson Welles said about him!
“The saddest thing – aside from the alternating bouts of pride and pity – was the remark by one of the narrators that Welles doubted he’d be remembered down the road.” Now who’s got the small penis complex here??
“Look at what a small large penis I have. And don’t you adore hate me for it?” -Welles (the other O )
It is proper for me to remain mute at this point!
Ah, go ahead! Speak up! It’s not a competition.
Ha! I would believe it, if I had ever given any thought at all to his penis size. (ok, that’s not something I ever thought I’d write)
I know y’all have seen this. FTR, those who are real police officers know that the California Highway Patrol are just AAA with guns. While it is good to have an armed force whose mission is to keep the traffic flowing, it is disconcerting that their blinders are wrapped so tightly around their heads that they can’t think.
Where was Poncharello when this was going on? Slacker!
I like that song. The “macho cop” attitude is dripping from it! Definitely ought to be the Highway Patrol theme song! Everywhere I’ve lived they seem to have a god complex, especially those in Texas and California…and the rural NHP in Nevada. Those in the Vegas area seem more like regular cops, than do the country boys!
I am little consoled that ubama sez there is not a smidgeon of corruption within the IRS. Maybe smidgeon doesn’t mean what he thinks it means?? *benefit of the doubt/generous this morning*
Now who has blinders on? If he were honest, he would say there is (because there will always be corruption somewhere in every governmental department) but that they are working hard to eradicate it as much as possible. But that would probably be a lie too. Maybe he can’t win and shouldn’t talk about it at all?
Wrong! Pelosi drained that swamp a long, long, time ago… except for Republicans. No smidgeons on any democrats despite newly appointed IRS director’s apology to tea party applicants. Just words.
P.S. Where ya been? -fritz- & Ru have been tag teaming me. Can you do something about that? Whips come to mind.
Tag teaming?! If I had known that was going in, I would have stopped by sooner.
Whips? What flavor? Bullwhip, cat o’nine, chain whip, stock, riding crop, everyone’s favorite – cool whip?
Where have I been? Still in mourning over the NFC championship game, battling head lice (brought to us for the first time ever from my nephew, ugh), anticipating baseball season (professional and Little League), still reeling in shock that Outlaw used the word “nonplussed” in Monday’s Open Thread, wishing there was 48 hours in a day so I might have the chance to get anything done ever, the usual.
Given the stache comments above, thanks for clarifying head lice.
Well, lice don’t do very well in greasepaint landing strips…
Tag teaming?! Why, I could beat you with -fritz’ arms tied behind my back!
What? You’re taking tango lessons with -fritz-? Are you in Argentina or Brazil? Get your story straight.
Tink?! Did I miss a bunch of comments, or have you been out of pocket for the better part of 2014. I mean the worst part of 2014. The better part is when -fritz is out of pocket.
I am always in pocket!
Is it February already? I guess I did miss the first part of 2014, anyway.
This pocket discussion is now making me wonder what sort of dungarees the Colonel might be sporting. Or are we talking pool tables?
Like a hunk quarterback…in the pocket!
Is there a periodontist in the house?
Woody Allen says smidgen a lot, I hear.
And smidgeon, too.
Orson Welles would have hated spell check too.
No need for spellcheck when the English teacher’s in the house. Both spellings are correct; mine is preferred … because I said so.
Giving no the benefit of the doubt? When all we get in return is doubt of the benefit!
Spell check strikes again: no = BO
When I quit my job to have more time to find my inner goddess, I will benefit … get benefits … Aunt Nancy sez so. EBT means “Everlasting Beach Time,” dude.
He is truly the Vizzini of politics.
Fezzik: I just don’t think it’s right, killing an innocent girl.
Vizzini: Am I going MAD, or did the word “think” escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass.
Inigo Montoya: I agree with Fezzik.
Vizzini: Oh, the sot has spoken. What happens to her is not truly your concern. I will kill her. And remember this, never forget this: when I found you, you were so slobbering drunk, you couldn’t buy brandy!
And YOU—friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?
He may be right when he says there’s no corruption in the IRS, especially if they’re only doing as directed. Der Fuhrer is where the corruption lies, and he’ll never own up to it, so the bosses at IRS have to take the fall for him! I may have a gripe coming since I was audited for 2008 and 2009, so impartial I’m not particularly!
Finding Ken Ham and Bill Nye’s debate very interesting. I clearly side with Nye, but believe God had his hand in the creation of the universe.
The problem with the debate for me is neither is a bona fide scientist. Ham has been a CEO for so long he’s not really involved in the sciences. Nye is a mechanical engineer who is a science celebrity. They obviously can both talk the science talking points, but I’d rather see someone like a Dr. Hugh Ross debate Neil Degrasse Tyson (who is a blowhard, but has the credentials to carry the day.)
It’s a shame Stephen Jay Gould is deceased — he’d have been great for the evolution side. Richard Dawkins would be a disaster because he’s such a dismissive asshole.
I’m an old-Earth creationist… Darwinian evolution is ridiculous on its face — the idea that this is here randomly takes more faith than any traditional religious person could ever muster. But my ultimate position is I don’t know and I will find out one day.
I’d rather see someone like Bob Ross debate Neil Degrasse Tyson.
He does not have an outside voice. Sshhhhhh …
Giving you full props for thoughtfulness here, BarryO: you’re the first liberal I’ve seen comment on that debate without sounding like some snarky atheist neckbeard. Is it just me, or is every liberal trying to be the next Stephen Colbert nowadays?
My own opinion on evolution, particularly macroevolution, is that it’s a plausible theory to explain how life developed on Earth (either by a divine creator or by other means, take your pick), and I’ve never seen a conflict between it and my faith. If anything, they complement each other; heck, the book of Genesis portrays God as creating life on Earth in the exact same order as the theory of evolution does. If that’s a coincidence, it’s an awful big one.
Microevolution, on the other hand, is a flawed theory at best, and the less said about Darwin’s theory of evolution the better. Like all scientific theories, it’s a work in progress, which is fine because that’s the inherent nature of science. Which is why whenever someone says that the science on something is “settled”, that’s a sure sign that they don’t know what they’re talking about, and that they’re just trying to shut down debate.
I’ll relay the news. I’m sure God will be flattered to hear you’re willing to consider crediting him for that much, at least.
*who is a blowhard, but has the credentials to carry the day*
Excuse the intrusion into your civilized discussion. I’m taking notes, borrowing your line for use when next I spar with Rufus. Carry on. Don’t mind me.
The Blowhards of Philadelphia? Wonderful family! (Just don’t call me an upstart.)
Same old song-and-dance. We’ll hand out amnesty like candy now, and get around to securing the border sooner or later, I swear we will. Since these guys aren’t willing to do it right away, I’m sure they won’t go wobbly on the issue after a few months of liberals picketing their offices over it.
Why does the GOP keep shooting themselves in the foot over this? What do they dream they’re going to get out of it? They’re not going to get more votes; if anything, they’re going to hand millions more voters over to the Dems. We should wait until we’re back in power (assuming it ever happens), secure the border then, and if the Dems want to reward illegals for their law-breaking so much, let them do it on their own time.