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Sat 2018 Mar 10

Sat 2018 Mar 10, 6:27pm
On Will S.' Sunny Side Blog

I have dedicated an entire brain cell to memorizing this vital information. Thank you. How did I live without it???!!? :D

Sat 2018 Mar 10, 6:22pm
On PoliNation

“Disney’s $100 million gamble to turn the classic children’s book 'A Wrinkle in Time'…"

There was an adaptation years ago which I remember as being pretty close to the books. I have to dig my copy from the catacombs (it may be on some antiquated medium - probably zip drive or 8" floppy), but I think it was this 2010 movie on iMDB. If you can find it!

Enjoyed the book as a young teen, enjoyed reading it with Milady early in our days together, enjoyed reading the whole series with our kids. I'm blocking this remake out the way I did the Miracle on 34th Street remake with the Jurassic Park old guy (instead of the REAL Santa Claus of the original movie). They learned nothing from "Womyn Ghostbusters." And why would you mess with Meg, already one of greatest women heroes in literature?

I'm surprised to find there's some debate on the "Christian vs not" of Wrinkle in Time. But there is similar debate about Lord of the Rings and probably Narnia, so…

The heart of the first book, for me is, when one of the witches is transporting the kids, they reach a point where they can look back and see our world, along with other worlds, enveloped in a great shadow, but that from this new perspective, they can see that the shadow is a very small blot in proportion to the universe of light.

Because that's universal truth right there.

Thu 2018 Mar 8

Thu 2018 Mar 8, 3:01am
On PoliNation

I only read the intro paragraph so far, but before continuing to peruse this wondeful post, I pause to write:

Too much for a blower so he put in a whole new furnace? Well, maybe there were mitigating factors, but, this former landlord thinks that’s kind of overkill. Tugboat, eh? Yeah. Newer is always better. (HONK!)

I don’t know what we’ll do if/when our 25-yo Kenmore furnace ever decides to quit. Already have a problem with one of the four burners lighting infrequently.

Of course, we’re snug down here in NE OK, where we will touch freezing a few times in coming nights, and had about six snowflakes this winter, but mostly have sunny days and temperatures in the 60s and even 70s in the unpredictable future according to Intellicast.

Have I mentioned lately how glad Okie native I, and Chicago native Milady, are, that we aren’t living in Chicago?

Anyway, sending warm vibes to all in the north and east affected by those Russian Bot jetstream-generated nor’easter blizzards.

Wed 2018 Mar 7

Wed 2018 Mar 7, 3:51pm
On PoliNation

And as for Melania, I'm glad she knows how to dress nice (what a relief after eight years of upholstery dresses, boob belts, and flip-flops) - I don't really care how metallic and pointy her heels are - but I approve of any excuse to run another picture of her. ;)

Wed 2018 Mar 7, 3:49pm
On PoliNation

Maxine Waters demonstrates how psychological projection works with the lunatic left:

"...disoriented, ranting, angry, carrying on and paranoid... a dangerous thing for America...."

Yes, isn't she!

Wed 2018 Mar 7, 1:20am
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Will: BoB, your readers are the best! (And not just because I am one of them.)

I concur. I've followed some bloggers' links from here, too. Good folk.

Wed 2018 Mar 7, 1:14am
On Bluebird of Bitterness

TheChattyIntrovert says: Oh heavens–and like that, my tension headache slipped away.

The amazing healing power of Bluebirdofbitternessessness.

Bong Recreation Area? It's where you end up when you make the wrong choice at College & Weed.

(Ironically, as I type this, the pic in the right-hand column is Bob's stepbrother Herbie (who really needs to quit smoking)

Wed 2018 Mar 7, 12:40am
On Stilton's Place

One highly enthusiastic slave - HAH!

Some additional witty comment goes here, but no.

Sun 2018 Mar 4

Sun 2018 Mar 4, 2:55pm
On PoliNation

Yay! It's a Pete Post.

Uh-oh. It's about Oscars (WIld and Grouch?)?

I may have to take this in small bites...

Sun 2018 Mar 4, 2:27am
On Bluebird of Bitterness

"They’re a million times cuter than the plastic-looking flats ones we have at home"

I kept trying to figure out what this meant, flat plastic-looking cats or dogs or... what?

OOOOOhhhhhh. Solar collectors. V8 forehead slap.

Our cats definitely know all the times and locations of household sunbeams.

Sat 2018 Mar 3

Sat 2018 Mar 3, 10:26am
On Bluebird of Bitterness

BoB: English majors take so much flak from people who major in practical subjects...

You've probably heard the line about, if you're majoring in English, when you write home for money, abbreviate it as "Eng." so they'll think you're in engineering. :D

Fri 2018 Mar 2

Fri 2018 Mar 2, 11:47pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

I before E…

This is THE GREATEST EXCEPTIONS list I have ever seen.

When we were homeschooling the kids, I would tell them, the main rule of the English language is, whenever you understand the rule, and wonder if it applies, you will encounter the exception.

Wish I'd had that I before E poster when teaching them.

Thu 2018 Mar 1

Thu 2018 Mar 1, 11:21am
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Donna Lee, grilled-cheesus is too obvious for BoB's subtle pareidolia standards. I mean, look at the wadded up garment (#5) - am I seeing what I'm supposed to be seeing there? Gnarly.

And the next one - a rare celebrity guest appearance. "Cookieee!"

Did you know you can get these griddles that will actually give you toasted-in images of Jesus, Mary, others, maybe ET... but I'll bet not Moohumid.

Wed 2018 Feb 28

Wed 2018 Feb 28, 9:02pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

A funny thing I finally figured out about Disney cartoons: they're not funny. Not in the way an old Chuck Jones WB cartoon is funny.

But the early Disneys like this one were just craziness for fun. I read that this was "the first color animated short in the Mickey Mouse series" (although not the first appearance of the main characters).

And this early version of Donald has its charm. The longer beak, leaner body. More Daffy-ish. Didja notice Donald is the only one who speaks? If you can call that speaking.

The Band Concert on Disney Wiki

Trivia Supreme: Donald is playing "Turkey in the Straw," the song Mickey performed in Steamboat Willie.

Wed 2018 Feb 28, 4:02pm
On PoliNation

“Women’s rights are human rights,” Clinton tweeted. “That was a radical idea back in 1995. It shouldn’t still be two decades later.”

Um... radical for whom, exactly, in 1995? If anything, everything's been tilted in women's favor since the 1960s.Oh, oh, yeah, there's only one "right" they're talking about here. Ugh.


Mika Brzezinski: Melania, Ivanka Are a ‘Joke’ — ‘These Women Have Been Given Fake Jobs’

The irony of the projection is strong on this one.


Scandal-Free Jugears Years??
From a commenter on Ace this morning, an incomplete list:

  • missing stimulus money
  • the Sestak affair
  • DealerGate
  • politicization of the National Endowment of the Arts
  • DOJ settlement slush funds
  • Operation Fast and Furious
  • the firing of Americorps IG Gerald Walpin
  • the IRS targeting scandal
  • ObamaCare lies
  • DOJ spying on journalists
  • Benghazi
  • the Pigford scandal
  • the NSA spying scandal
  • the EPA Gold King Mine spill
  • the GSA Las Vegas scandal
  • the VA death list scandal
  • Solyndra
  • shutdown theater,
  • the State Department whistleblower scandal
  • the Taliban Five/Bergdahl trade
  • the Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment
  • the skewing of ISIS intel
  • EmailGate
  • mass spying on Americans
  • unmasking Trump associates/li>

Mon 2018 Feb 26

Mon 2018 Feb 26, 6:22pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Tha's a lotta ads, BoB. What a trip down Mad Ave.

♫ Brylllllcreme, a little dab'll do ya.
Use more, only if you dare! ♪
♫ Brylllllcreme, the girls'll all pursue ya.
They love to run their fingers through your hair. ♪

There was a time, oh, something over a half a century ago, when my older brother and I had matching "burr with a spur" haircuts. Short on top and sides, but a tuft left up front to which Brylcreme was applied to keep it upswept.

That's the extent of my familiarity with that stuff, but I always had to laugh at the jingle, thinking of the gal running her hand through the Brylcreme guy's hair, then wondering how she'll get the grease off her hand...

(Hmm. According to Mens-Haircuts.net, what we had was something between a burr and a crewcut. Whatever.)

:D

Mon 2018 Feb 26, 10:48am
On Patriot Retorts

I kinda got swamped and backlogged with feeds from all my news and blog sources. Patriot Retorts kept piling up, unread. Finally, last week, I started plowing forward from the beginning of November, while also starting to keep up with the latest. So, I've been binge-Dianny-ing.

It's weird to be reading old stories, like from the Roy Moore days. But even if the subject matter may be less than current, the writing is still enjoyable.

So happy blogiversary - been with you since before you started PR and sticking with you. Many happy retorts!

Sun 2018 Feb 25

Sun 2018 Feb 25, 6:07pm
On PoliNation

Word of the Day:
Vexillology… the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general.… -Wikipedia

"Water Cow" at Ace of Spades wrote:
"Red, with a blue cross bordered in white. Unless it's fully unfurled, it's hard to tell a cross from a saltire. One's imagination can add the stars.

"Vexillology aside, someone was offended. This takes priority over any legitimate basis for the offense."

Saltire would have been Word of the Day, but Vexillology won on style.

Sun 2018 Feb 25, 2:27pm
On PoliNation

cth: if a poo “accident” is a “messy choice”, I wonder what they call an unwanted pregnancy.

Well, first, let's hope there aren't any pregnancies among the daycare's babies and toddlers. (!!!)

But to address your question, I think they would consider a pregnancy to be a baby - if the unborn child was pre-paid and pre-enrolled in Los Feliz by reputable celebrity parents. (Otherwise, ummm…)

Next-year class looking forward to little Genderlesslie (-4 months).

Sat 2018 Feb 24

Sat 2018 Feb 24, 1:49pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Egorr: …The telephone had NO dial… you had to pick up the handset and ask for the Operator to connect you!…

When I was a wee tad, I would pick up the receiver on our dial-less deskset, wait for the operator to say, "Num-ber plee-ease?" I'd speak clearly (as we were taught in those AT&T phone etiquette films) my friend's number, which was easy for me because it was "two, four, six." She'd say thank you and connect me to Tommy's house.

So, I always tell the young'n's, we had voice-activated dialing 'way back then. Everything since has been a step back. :D

While I'm rambling phone-tically, I figure the biggest improvement in phone technology over the decades has been (drumroll) replacing the dial with buttons. Why? Well, that circular impression on your index finger if you dialed a lot of calls, for one thing. But mostly…

There's an emergency (it's1950s), who do you call? Dial "Operator." And as seconds count, you dial whirr -- all the way around the dial, wait for it to clickety-click back. Or, later, it's now 911 - so you dial the 9, almost as long to dial as the "O" -- why couldn't they just make 0 the first dial position, or later make emergency = 111? Well, moot now. All buttons are created equal.

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