Sunday, March 18, 2007

Anniversary Blog

It was the fifth anniversary of married bliss for Your Correspondent and his Wee Wife. We celebrated with Mexican food, and the rentals of (a) QUATERMASS, a British mini-series from the 70’s that I had not heard of, but features one of my all-time favorite characters, Professor Quatermass, who is always finding aliens where you’d least expect them. John Mills starred in this incarnation (you know, Hayley’s Dad?). He was joined by Simon (MANIMAL) MacCorindale. Excellent! And (b) the second season of LITTLE BRITAIN, which was somewhat disappointing. Some new characters, but mainly the same characters from the first season, with the same jokes, only not as funny. Tom Baker as the narrator really cracked me up, but the narrator shouldn’t really be the funniest thing on a show, in my opinion.

I accompanied the Child Bride to the hair salon today, so we could explore the neighborhood and spend some quality time together in the presence of a good looking young gay man, Seth, who cut her hair. He’s also Hunx in a band called Gravy Train, a band my daughter adores. Small world!

The new do is very stylish and French, by the way, and the Bride loves it, as do I. It’s way Audrey Hepburn, if you know what I mean.

New York Times, on Millard Fillmore
“Certainly Fillmore was consistent; by all accounts, he was boring up until the end. After being served some soup, he reportedly declared, ‘The nourishment is palatable,’ and died.”

Donald Trump on CNN, discussing our nation’s leaders….
"I don't know if they're bad people. I don't know what's going on. I just know they got us into a mess, the likes of which this country has probably never seen. It's one of the great catastrophes of all time."

Would HE run?

"It would certainly be fun. It would certainly be interesting."

Trucker’s prayer: answered
Washington Post, dateline Maryland: “State House lawmakers effectively killed a bill to outlaw fake bull testicles and other anatomically explicit vehicle decorations that truckers dangle from the trailer hitches of their pickups.”

“It is not clear whether Mr. Mohammed was really involved in as many terrorism plots as he said or whether he was simply indulging in a penchant for drama and self-aggrandizement.”

He confessed to 31 separate plots, including the 93 World Trade Center bombings, 9/11 itself, the Bali Bomb (which killed over 200 people), terrorist attacks on Israelis and Kenyans in Kenya in 2002, the failed "shoe bomber" attack of 2001, plots to kill Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, attacks on Big Ben, Heathrow, and Canary Wharf in London, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl.

When did he find time to sleep, this busy little terrorist?

Wall Street Journal is all a-twitter
WSJ: “Kera Richard has recently become obsessed with a new online tool for connecting with friends. For the past three weeks, she has joined the crowds on, a site that invites everyone to answer the question: ‘What are you doing?’"

Kera didn’t “get it” at first. “But soon she was ‘Twittering’ a dozen or more times a day, broadcasting quick, as-they-happen updates to friends who had chosen to link to her through the service.”

WSJ lists some sample Twitteries (with typos intact):

9:51 a.m. Tweet Tweet... Just checking in... Happy Friday Twitter-ers
11:02 a.m. Getting ready for my 1sy Yoga class of the year! I'm scared.
2:02 p.m. Late Lunch - Tomato Soup & Pretzel. 4hrs till Happy Hour! (Yoga was good)
4:11 p.m. Falling asleep at my desk. 2 more hours till cocktails!
5:40 p.m. Shutting down & Heading to the Bar. Might turn on twitter-txt (you'll hate it I'm sure)
5:43 p.m. Just for DougH, I will Twitter-intoication
8:01 p.m. Hi twitts miss ya
8:15 p.m. Okay i cant get my email cause i forgot my password !
10:41 p.m. Home from the bar...feeling very chatty but none of my friends are online :(
11:04 p.m. Listening to my drunk a-- friend babble to me on my cell…

My Twitter
8:27 p.m. Picking nose! LOL! Something smells funny.
8:28 p.m. Ga ga ga ga ga.
8:29 p.m. What’s that noise? Oh! Civilization crashing down! Hi!

Tom Delay: Big Baby
Robert Novak:
In describing Gingrich as an "ineffective Speaker," DeLay writes "He knew nothing about running meetings and nothing about driving an agenda." He adds: "Nearly every other day he had a new agenda, a new direction he wanted us to take. It was impossible to follow him."

DeLay also declares that "our leadership was in no moral shape to press" for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Writing well before Gingrich's admission for the first time last week, DeLay asserts: "It is now public knowledge that Newt Gingrich was having an affair with a staffer during the entire impeachment crisis. Clearly, men with such secrets are not likely to sound a high moral tone at a moment of national crisis."

Delay’s High Moral Tone
I thought he was in jail. No? Why not?

Book Zoo
Great bookstore in Oakland, around 63rd and Telegraph. I gather they used to be in Berkeley, but moved. They’ve been at this location about a month. The manager said we were the first customers he’d had all day, could we chat the place up. Have done! Great funky bookstore, with wide assortment of interesting and odd used books. I bought a novel called A FOOL’S ERRAND by Albion W. Tourgee (yes!), written in 1879, about carpetbaggers in the Reconstruction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Quatermass ever run into anyone Dr. Who-like? (or vice-versa) That sounds like a crossover just begging to happen....

P.S. May your wedded future be as blissful as The Doctor finding a never-ending source of jelly babies!

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Tom Delay
It appears that the MSM is attempting to rehabilitate Tom vis.a.vis the release of his book.
No doubt grooming him for talking head status in the continuing saga of the demise of the bush roving Sons of Watergate.

8:52 AM  
Blogger BonzoGal said...

Geez louise, you know things are bad when Donald Trump starts to sound reasonable.

12:39 PM  

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