Friday, September 26, 2008


It would be funny if it weren't so frightening and embarrassing.

*********edited to add*********

You know, I bet UFOs fly through Minnesota airspace. That means that I am an EXPERT on Mars.

Also, I can see the Moon from my house.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wow. I guess this is sort of like when I meant to send a gift to my father and I sent it to myself, halfway across the country, instead?

Apparently people are really distracted and just that ignorant of geography?

This campaign is making me irrational.

For example, I want to scream at undecided voters. Really? You can't decide? It isn't as if there aren't clearly articulated differences between the two major-party candidates. If you don't like those choices, there are also other candidates--that Ron Paul fellow seems to be popular in some sets, and there is always that ass, Nader. While I am not actually suggesting tests at the polls, the number of undecided voters makes me think that some people are just too dumb to vote.

BUT. I am so glad that the Obama campaign handled McCain's crap from yesterday well--I was biting my nails. And this is funny:

" 'Obviously if it turns out that we need to be in Washington, we've both got big planes, we've painted our slogan on the side of them," Obama also said. "They can get us from Washington to Mississippi pretty quickly.' "

I hope that the McCain gambit--transparent though it may be--doesn't play with the voters, either.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grammar Girl would be so disappointed.

Sigh. What about this map, older sister, shows that Acme is "literally right around the corner"?

Please also note the lack of, you know, STREET NAMES on much of this map. It worked very well for getting TO the grocery store, but not so well for getting BACK.

(You didn't think I would really keep it, scan it, and post about it, did you?)

******Updated to add:

I am not saying that the grocery store isn't close the house, by the way. It was not very far. It is just that any directions with this many turns do not point to a destination that is "literally" right around the corner. Am I nit-picking? Why, yes I am.


From my friend KK's blog:

Matter-Eater Lad points out that in the actual story, everyone pretty much dies right after this. He is thinking about it too literally.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I didn't get around to posting this the other day . . .

. . . so most of you have probably already seen it, but this gives me another opportunity.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Maybe I just don't have that much respect for our political discourse.

I should start by saying that I think it is pretty clear that Barack Obama did not intend to call Sarah Palin a pig, and that I would much rather the news media report actual, you know, NEWS.


I also really wouldn't have CARED if he DID call her a pig. And not just because I find her elevation to the GOP presidential ticket and the resultant poll bounce really, really embarrassing for our country. Really, 1) politicians call each other names ALL OF THE TIME, and b) anyone whose nickname is "Sarah Barracuda" really needs to grow some damn balls and stop whining. She described herself, more or less, as a Rottweiler with lipstick. OK, then. STOP WHINING. Criticizing a woman IS NOT THE SAME THING AS BEING SEXIST. Or, if that is the standard, you are not allowed to criticize Obama ever again, lest you be a racist. Ridiculous, you say? You are correct.

I should also mention that ad hominem attacks should not allow anyone to whine, in either party, but also should not be NEWS.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008