Tuesday, August 29, 2006

DHD Book Club

Deb has a new post up, "Being John Nash," and how her life somewhat resembles a mix of A Beautiful Mind and Being John Malkovich.

Since she mentions her difficulty getting obsessed with math, I thought it makes a nice segue to Prime Obsession, by John Derbyshire of National Review.

In the case of this book, people are obsessed with the riddle posed by Bernhard Riemann, and less by the man Reimann himself (though Derb goes a long way toward appreciating him).

There's even a Turing reference in the book, to keep things relevant.

My first thread is for sharing books you've read (or written, but you can couch it as one you've read to retain your privacy if you choose) and the impact they've had on you.


At 3:32 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Hiccuping all the way.

Good idea! You guys are bright and grounded in reality; I'd be curious what you read.

For fiction, my two best recommendations come from opposite ends of the spectrum:

The Following Story, a story in the magical realism realm, and

True Grit, by a guy who bought me a drink many years ago.

For nonfiction, just pick up anything by Stephen Ambrose. Hell, he even made George McGovern into a hero. The WWII generation deserves to be studied, because they recognized evil, while we dither about "root causes."

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Damn...site went down. My post never even showed up and that was an hour ago.

I went to get the kidlets and also said my blog is now unmoderated since Blogger finally put in the verify thingie and I don't have to worry about all the spam anymore. Yay

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Click click, this thing on?

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Her life could mirror any of these easily. She is ugly, she spits and drools poisonous acid based venom, and doesn't know when to go away and will only end up in the vacuum of space.

Aliens: Apocalypse

Aliens: DNA War

Aliens: Earth Hive

Aliens: Female War

Aliens: Genocide

Aliens: Harvest

Aliens: Kidnapped

Aliens: Hive

Aliens: Newt's Tale

Aliens: Nightmare Asylum

Aliens: Original Sin

Aliens: Rogue

Aliens: Salvation

Aliens: Stronghold

Aliens: Tribes

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Oooh...how about this one?

"The Hell Candidate"

Sorry, but "Booger Picking Moron" hasn't been written yet

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Tune of "Luka"

My name is Debbie
I attack little kids
I blog all the time you know
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you read something that isn't right
If you think I'm stupid well then you're right

Just don't ask what went wrong
Just don't ask me about the law
I won't answer after all

I am a moron
I like drinking Teh Vodka
I never make much sense
My spelling is like a child

When I come trolling to your site
It might be day it might be night

I just don't have a job
i just have no friends or family
I just shouldn't post here anymore

At 3:55 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Oh no, not the Suzanne Vega!

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Dumb Frisch girl
She's been living in her dumb Frisch world
I bet she's never had a real job
All she does now is sit at home and sob

That's why we all flame that dumb Frisch girl
She's been living in a Liberal world
As long as anyone without a brain
Her face looks like it was hit by a train
No brain no pain

And when she's blogging, she's drinking some real cheap wine
And when she's raving she'll show you she's out of her mind

She can't see she not real smart,
She smells like a fart
and that's because

She's a dumb Frisch girl
You've seen her raving on this site right here
She is a coward and a criminal too
And when the cops come she will cry boo hoo
What's she to do?

And now the end game
is coming
are her parents to blame
A useless degree
I decree that our Debbie

Is a dumb Firsch girl
Our dumb Frisch girl
She's gonna cry cause she's a
Dumb Frisch girl
Our dumb Frisch girl
She has no cash she's a gash
She's our dumb Frisch girl
Our dumb frisch girl

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I have been pissing out GOLD here today folks. Pure GOLD!!!

At 3:58 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Hell, he even made George McGovern into a hero. The WWII generation deserves to be studied

The one thing I like about Jimmy Carter and George McGovern, much as I disagree with their politics: they served this country honorably in the armed forces and then kept their yaps shut, unlike a certain presidential candidate who liked to mention his 3-month tour of duty at every campaign stop.

(Just got through reading "Godless" by Anne Coulter and I'm also reading "Cryptonomicon" by neal whatsisname, oh f*$# wouldn't you know I would blank out on his name right when I needed it to remember it)

At 4:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal by Lloyd C. Douglas

This book was written by I believe a Methodist preacher wrote this. You don't have to be Christian to follow the principles, I first read this when I was a kid; while it was a little advanced for me, the central concept he is explaining has proven over and over in my life to be true and valuable. In the end, the single most important book I have ever read. I believe following the central concept, which you have to read the book to learn, has saved my life, enriched me both spiritually and financially, and brought me chances and adventures I would never have had otherwise.

The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

When I read this book, it took me almost a week to get through it. After reading it, I had gained so much. One thing I learned: my possessions have never owned me since, and that's a much more profound statement that you might think at first glance. I don't always agree with his political conclusions, but no one could deny his genius.

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Back

This book just resonated with me. In a kind of lucky charm way, sometimes when I just can't figure out my next step I'll open it to a random page and there's always something to help, whether it takes my mind off of the problem at hand or triggers the thought of a solution.

At 4:02 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hose -

What was that coffee brand you had this morning? I am in awe!

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

You mean John Kerry served in Vietnam? Really? I never knew or would have suspected.

At 4:02 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Billy Joel, now we're back to sanity. What can you make of "For the longest time"?

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Naw...wasn't the coffee. I just feel inspired. My muse finally showed up, flashed me her gargantuan freckled mammalian protuberances and just let me go.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Hosedragger and the Fire Gerbils!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...


In all fairness, what else did Kerry have to talk about? He had no real policy, no special expertise...

It was Vietnam or his hair.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

HoseDragger, my man -

What sort of coffee did you have today; you've been on effin fire.

[I salute your shameless self-promotion, too]

Thanks for being the first to have my back on that last thread.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...


"I have been pissing out GOLD here today folks. Pure GOLD!!!"

You sound a little dehydrated. Try some Pedialyte.

Denny Crane!

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

I'd really love to know what that harridan in You, Jean actually reads, if anything.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Since I missed last evening's scandalous affair and the casting of "DHD: Teh Movie", I would like to request that Christopher Walken play me. (As Abe Vigoda's dead.)

I would also like to compose teh score (as long as I can keep all of the publishing plus a healthy piece of mechanical and broadcast royalties).

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Texette said...

No, No, No--Have you forgotten already? It's:



At 4:16 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Oh, oh, oh
Frisch won't make a dime
Oh, oh, oh
Frisch won't make a
If she said goodbye to us tonight
There would still be damage left to right
What else could she do
She's is to stupid not to
Realize she'll never make a single dime

Once she thought her blogging can't go wrong
Now she sees her carrer leave poof it's gone
That's where we found her
Now she sits alone and whimpers
She will never make a single dime

Oh, oh, oh
Frisch won't make a dime
Oh, oh, oh
Frisch won't make a
We're that voice you're hearing in your head
You're not alone not even in your bed
You should have stopped when
Daddums bailed you out because then
Listened when you're told you won't make a single dime

Maybe this won't last very long
But you think you're rightright
The courts say you're wrong
Maybe you've been hoping too hard
But you've gone too far
And it's more than we hoped for

Who knows how much further you'll go on
Maybe we'll be sorry when you're gone
We'll take our chances
You don't know when to shut your yap and
You'll never ever make a single dime

You claim that all children are fair game
We told you to refrain
But you are insane
Now we know the woman that you are
You're Teh Crazee one by far
You don't even own a car

You don't care what consequence it brings
You about to lose your house and all your things
You wish it so bad
But not even you own dadI intend Will be giving you a single dime

At 4:17 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Brenda, did you read all 3 volumes of Gulag? If you haven't, you really ought to. 20 years ago I started the first one, and was so utterly blown away by it, it became my religious duty and devotion to read them all.

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

When did Abe Vigoda die? He was just on Conan not too long ago. Are you sure?

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Abe's still alive. I decided with the help of Brenda, to stick with Charlie Sheen for me, but he needs a walrus stache

At 4:22 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


And he takes requests! Abe Vigoda is still with us, it's just a running joke because one of the tabloids said he did, back in the 90's.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

OregonMuse -

I only read the first one. I ought to get to the other two. It's been twenty-seven years since I read the first one and it's still the second most influential book I've ever read.

At 4:24 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hose -

You're quite correct about Mr. Vigoda; apparently reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated since 1982.

(Search engines are my friend.)

I think I'm gonna stick with Walken.

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Walken ROCKS. I think he should play you as he did Max Schreck

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...


If that pic is really you, YOU'RE HOT!

Denny Crane!

(With the biggest feet in the fleet!)

(I better go do the dishes now, before my fiance gets home)

At 4:26 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

I gotta have more cowbell, baby!

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Walken does "scary-ass, creepy menacing" , "outright nuts" and "teh funny" well. (But he's a much better hoofer than I.)

His Schreck is part of why I'm sticking with that choice.

That, and I simply cannot get enough cowbell.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

I'd really love to know what that harridan in You, Jean actually reads, if anything.

Want ads.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

I'm in the mood for Thai food--can any of you deliver?

I don't mean that in a demeaning way, I just need some help while I scramble to clean up the place--and I can't find the menus!

Extra spicy, please. Thanks!

Dummy Crane!

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

...and DHD.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

We don't have any Thai food in my house but we got plenty of kimchi.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Denny Crane!

On the off-chance you're anywhere near North Hollywood, call Jarin's (on Magnolia near Lankershim).

They spoiled me for every Thai place I've eaten since and their prices are preposterously reasonable. Lovely folks, too.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

You can't run, you can't hide, From all the laws you won't abide
See that girl, Watch Deb scream, Blogging the Frischie dweeb

Friday night Teh Vodka flows
Looking out for blog to go
Where they talk about politics, Gonna take a swig
You come in for a hole to dig
Nobody could be this dumb
Debbie's brain is so surly numb
Spewing out all her comments, Thinking she is smart
But it only proves she's not
And when she get's too drunk...

She is the Debbie dweeb, Dumbest thing you have ever seen,
Debbie dweeb, Cowardly, you can hear her scream all night
You can't run, You can't hide
This will follow you all of your life
See that girl, Watch Deb scream, She is the Frischie dweeb

You're a loser, you can't get laid
Can't get a job and you can't get paid
Calling home to mother, but daddums will always do
Hoping his check will clear
And when you get real drunk...

She is the Debbie dweeb, Dumbest thing you have ever seen,
Debbie dweeb, Cowardly, you can hear her scream all night
You can't run, You can't hide
This will follow you all of your life
See that girl, Watch Deb scream, She is the Frischie dweeb

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Kimchi would be great!

914 W. Paseo Del Mar

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Now you tell me, Fatwa! My fiance works at Universal Studios, but she's half-way home already!

There's a decent place in Harbor City--maybe she'll stop there.

Denny Clean!

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Kimchi would be great!

What kind do you want?

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Should I stop?

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

"The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When I read this book, it took me almost a week to get through it.”


I’m impressed. We've read a lot of the same books. I’ll admit it took me much longer to get through “Gulag A”, but it was well worth it. Do you recall the story of the family where the KGB took the father and the mother waited as long as she could before she went to their office to ask about him? She left their children with a relative before she went. Then she didn’t come back after some weeks, I guess it was, and the relative left the children with a neighbor and she too went to see what had happened. She never came back and the neighbor never went looking. What did he call the bureaucracy, “the father of all lies”?

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the Solzhenitsyn book I prefer. Probably because you can read it in a day and it’s really him and his experiences.

“Zinky Boys” is another that I’ve read you might like too. It’s personal letters and stories for Russian soldiers and other Russians who served in Afghanistan during the war.


At 4:42 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

I want it all, Fred. Just gimme what ya got.

Shit, the house is a mess, and the kids aren't helping. Must pry myself from stoopid computer and clean!

Desperate Crane!

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Oh yeah,

Hey everyone!

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Denny -

Do yourself and your fiancé a favor some time soon and try that place (they've got ridiculous lunch specials). It's next to the Greyhound, but don't let that deter you.

And, iffen you don't mind, tell Sarah and Ning that the David who moved to OH from the band full of David says "hi". (They'll know who you're talking about.)

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Abe Vigoda is ALIVE.

Or if he's not, his body hasn't got the message yet.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


Lived off that stuff for two years in Seoul. Loved it.

If you're curious about the status of Mr. Vigoda, there's even a firefox extension that gives you his status at all times.

the loveable codger is staring at me right now.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

I meant "Greyhound station".

I'm off to get a steak burrito with lots of fresh chopped jalapenos; see you folks later!

Sulla - Congrats on your promotion to DHD overlord!

At 4:56 PM, Blogger SBH said...

BrendaK -- Schadenfrisch!! Thank you!! Now if Hosedragger would only use it in one of his pieces...(bats eyes).

Books...oh heck, R.A. Heinlein and Ayn Rand. Both my favorite novilists and my favorite philosophers although Rand does tend to hit one over the head when she wants to make a point. I think Time Enough for Love should be required reading. Fond memories of reading Stranger in a Strange land aloud when my daughter was a teenager. The family that reads together, and all. As for Rand, We the Living is an eye opener for anyone who spent their life in a free land and hasn't seen communism at work.

Do I get a prize for staying up all night and following the 600+ comments? I'd be happy with something that says "Schadenfrisch"!

Have I mentioned that you guys type faster than I think?

Oh, and I live in Oregon and I'm Jeff G. So's my husband, my daughter, and my son-in-law. We're not sure about the dogs.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

hawksp -

I have read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. That one is really great for introducing people who don't have time for Gulag to Solzhenitsyn. It was hard to read because of the desolation, but you could feel the cold and utter hopelessness and cruelty.

What I remember best was his start at prison. This intellectual with no knowledge of criminals trying to adjust. It all still just really moves me.

Not kidding, absolute genius.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

I read that in high school. Excellent, but gave me nightmares. I switched to Dostoyevski to cheer myself up; somehow, the greater passage of time made Crime and Punishment easier to handle.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

Come back later! I'm off to dig out something to eat. I think I still have some cornbread and black-eyed peas.


At 5:06 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sulla -

Dostoyevsky to cheer up? Jeez, zoloft would work better.

At 5:06 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

She has a PhD.
Her looks will make you flee
She is Teh Craziest woman that
You'll ever see
She had the dumbest lines
Doesn't know our spies
Knockin' herself out with
WTF Vodka cries
Wishin more than her share
Her stench pollutes the air
She thought she was right but the cops were already there
When Teh Crazee starts bloggin
She strains her noggin
She's gone job shoppin
Her titties are floppin and Deb-
Frisches all night long
Yeah Deb Frisches all night long
She cannot earn a dime
All she does is whine
She will lose every time, She is blind to her crimes
She thinks she deserves applause
Bangs her head against walls
Made some really dome mistakes and keeps coming back for more
She's seen wandering round
Her stupid Liberal town
Now she's back on the web, She's Teh Crazee Deb
When Teh Crazee starts bloggin
She strains her noggin
She's gone job shoppin
Her titties are floppin and Deb-
Frisches all night long
Yeah Deb Frisches all night longu -

She hasn't a dime and then Deb
Frisches all night long
She's a waste of skin and Deb Frisches all night long

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...


Brian Johnson is wretching, and Bon Scott is laughing from the grave.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Texette said...


I'll have you know that I am the spittin' image of Ellen Barkin!


I'm a blonde, too . . . now.

I have a bright red dress . . . that used to fit.

I'm a . . . mammal.

And, boy, am I HOT! (It's a 104 degrees out there). But I'd be HOT anyway, you betcha.


At 5:15 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hosedragger -

That's good. Really mean, and you can dance to it, I give it a 94!

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...


Damn, it's such a small pic, and my aging eyes are failing me.

I WILL NOT GET READING GLASSES UNTIL I'M 50!!! 'Cause I don't need them--it's just that people are beginning to get so inconsiderate with their tiny pics and fonts.

Denny Crane!

At 5:16 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Oregonmuse, Cryptonomicon was written by Neal Stephenson. I'm reading his Baroque Cycle right now. I have weakness for history, scientists and Leibniz.

At 5:16 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

texette -

Don't get taken in by Denny Crane! - he's got a girl in every star port and a fiance besides.

He'll break your heart in the end.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Texette said...


In that case, then yes. Yes, that is my real picture. Really, it is. For sure.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

oreganmuse -

What I remember best was his start at prison. This intellectual with no knowledge of criminals trying to adjust. It all still just really moves me.

I meant in Gulag, not One Day.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Schadenfrisch, darling Schadenfrisch.
Thank you for all Teh Crazee that you bring
She thinks she's smart, second She's too dumb to see, The hole she digs, Thinking she'll go free, Begs for cash, and we just laugh.

Schadenfrisch, darling Schadenfrisch.
Won't sell her book, or anything.
When will she, go out and buy a Sharpie, make a sign, to make a dime, instead she'll whine, that's just fine.

Schadenfrisch, darling Schadenfrisch.
Her mom and dad, are feeling sad
They recall, Watching their bank balance fall, how she ruined her life, what a mess, I confess, We've enjoyed it all.

Schadenfrisch, darling Schadenfrisch.
Teh Crazee is so much fun to dish.
Though she stalks, and always has to walk, still she blogs, for always, we are left with, Schadenfrisch
Schadenfrisch, Auf Wiedersehn, Schadenfrisch

At 5:20 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I'm only slightly incoherent right at the moment.

We need to get these comments moving right along, 'cause I can't stay up to 567 again tonight. (I can't believe I dragged out so close to 600.)

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen.I'm here all week. Make sure you tip your servers, and enjoy the buffet.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Ah, my hero! Hosedragger rules! Encore! (she says hopefully)

Damn, you're fast!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Brenda, SBH:

Oh ho! Ganging up on the Schaden... whoah! I almost typed the thing myself. You guys are almost there...

At 5:23 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

It's the Great Bard Hosedragger!

Good job all around. What with the watt and Debcon5 and general debmentia, does this count as a Frischmas? 'Cause if it does, you certainly win this Poetry Slam.

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Texette said...


I do so know the type, bless their big old hearts.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

joe -

Ok, tell us one criteria that Schadenfrisch has missed, huh?

That's what I thought. You're just being stubborn here.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...


Thanks a lot! Your picture plus my wife leaning over my shoulder means I can’t post here anymore. I have to go back to SWP where the women are ugly, says she who must be obeyed.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Just kidding, when she comes upstairs I’ll just lean over the screen.

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Texette said...

Oh Hawksp,

You mean that you haven't told her yet that all the women here are pure-D goddesses? Bad man!

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Yoda said...


At 5:29 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Nu-uh! I ain't tellin'. But I will say you guys just need to do two more things, and into the Lexicon it goes.

At 5:29 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...


Is she not posting teh stuff we send today?

At 5:30 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hey, Yoda! Test worked like a charm.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Just back and halfway through the thread...Brenda,

Great choice
"my possessions have never owned me since"

Wonder if that intellectual Debbies has read this book?

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Frischmas
All around this blog;
Take a look in the comments you'll see her spewing again
With inane thoughts and Frischisms all aglow.
It's beginning to look a lot like Frischmas
She doesn't have a job
But the Wittiest site to see is the site called DHD
That leaves her crying with a great big sob

At 5:33 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Schadenfrisch is ALMOST there?!?

Schadenfrisch was my prize for staying up all night with all those fine people reading 600+ posts.

I'm getting cranky here, Joe!

Schadenfrisch, schadenfrisch, schadenfrisch...na,na,na...

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

No texette,

As SWMBO sits right next to me...


There's no one posting here but middle aged men.



At 5:33 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Yoda -

No way. Not in this universe. No one could read that and still be so insular and shallow.

It's just not possible, I cannot believe it.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Hawk, you silly boy...you promised to whisk me away to that romantic apartment you keep. Come on big boy...don't be so mean. You know you love me and only me

At 5:35 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


You are correct, sir, since we are all Jeff Goldstein.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I have a request. Could everyone on this thread please use Schadenfrisch in a sentence so Joe will see the utter correctness and popularity of it as a Lexicon entry?

SBH worked hard for this, you know.

Thank you in advance.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

She put up an Amazon link and I told her I'd rather drive to Alaska to buy a book before I'd link through her site.

She didn't post it.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Ok, almost through the thread.

Finally, Dostoyevsky. Deb should read them all, House of the Dead, Brothers Kamarorzov and especially Crime and Punishment.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

You boys in uniform get me HOT

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Use it in a sentance? HELL I made a whole SONG out of it. What more do you want?

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Great Hosedragger, I told her you were a fireman yesterday!

Now she suspects I'm..


You know..

Just great.

At 5:38 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hawk -

Middle aged men in drag!

I'm not sure that she's going to like that much better, tho.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Awe come on. It's not in a gay way. It's more like Vikings. You know...prison style

At 5:40 PM, Blogger SBH said...

BrendaK is valiant and true. My thanks.

Maybe this is the trick,

"Joe, Please, oh please, add "Schadenfrisch" to the lexicon?

Think that'll work? I do have dark red hair. Always have.

(I tried getting cranky, now I've asked reasonably. Do I have to whine next?)

At 5:40 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hosedragger -

Ok, you're excused.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

There's nothing wrong with two grown men alone in a secret apartment spending the afternoon spooning.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

You're a regular Paul Williams, Paul Mccartny and every other prolific song writer. That's some really good stuff.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Sheesh, what's gotten into Hosedragger (pbuh) today? He's a f'n fountain of poetry. I'll give my "muse" title to him, he obviously is way more deserving of it.

Oh wait, Hosedragger is a "he", right?

At 5:41 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

Maybe you could make an entry in Wikipedia.

That just has to work!

At 5:42 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, wait, I know, I know.

It has to show up at Ace or PW, doesn't it?

Huh, huh, is that it?

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Wait...let me check (dum dee dum dee dum...wait...what's THAT thing...oh, right...I forgot that it was there...dum dee dee dum)

Yup...all male here

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

And one last accolade (out of breath running the thread)...
Do you think Deb knows who Bilitnekof is? That was brilliant in many ways. Almost as brilliant as your ordering up Deb on command today.

At 5:44 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Okay, down to one more thing. Hint: context...

At 5:44 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

oreganmuse -

He was really cranky this morning, stomping around the blog and shouting for coffee.

After he had some, he started making with the master bard stuff. What was in that coffee?

Inquiring minds want to know!

At 5:46 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

So where'd Deb go?

Heeeere, Frischy Frischy Frischy...

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I told you. My Muse finally showed up, opened her gown to show me her gargantuan freckled mammalian protuberances and my mind was freed up. It has been flowing everr since

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Ahhhh....the magical mysteries of boobies. Is there anything they can't do?

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Deb no post Hawk.

I think she might be starting to get it. She is deleting everything I send that, IMHO, is funny and spoofs her good. If there was just a Gerbil key that ensured your post would go up. That would be worthy of a patent.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

She is a coward. A low life, yellow bellied no-spine having coward.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Oh boy, Schadenfrisch will have to stand on it's own merits, then. It took me weeks to get up the courage to post here. I can't post over there, they'll eat me alive! Also, couldn't using a frisched word in a more "public" venue (instead of "en famile") be considered swearing? My children think I'm perfect.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...


Later everyone,

I have to go check out the staff duty.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Dark red hair? Yup...perfect

At 5:50 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Mystery solved. Apparently the coffee came with boobies.

At last sweet mystery of life he's found you.

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

BH...you are always welcome here and will never be eaten up. If that pathetic coward picks on you, you let me know.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger tim said...

I love teh smell of WTF Vodka in teh morning; it smells like....
Schadenfrisch ;)

At 5:54 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

Joe's last requirement is hinted with: Context.

I dunno, maybe use it in a sentence that better exploits it's frischy-baiting goodness than:

Is that your Schadenfrisch? Yes, that is my Schadenfrisch.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Muse boobies. You know...glowing in a celestial fashion, sweeping gossamer gown...kinda angelic.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

The only reason this site exists is to allow those that care about the safty of children, young and old, to enjoy a healthy daily dose of Schadenfrisch. We love taking glee in watching her spin out of control and lose everything.

At 5:57 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

And there it is:

Schadenfrisch - feeling joy for the pathetic circumstances of Ms. Frisch.

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

How's that for "context"

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Movie for Deb: The Bad Seed

Books for Deb:
The real story of WWII...
Goodbye Darkness
The Last Lion
both by William Manchester
They are as sobering as Gulag...

Black Hawk Down
Ghost Soldiers
We Were Soldiers Once and Young.

And for some perspective, did Blizzard say this? Anything by Ambrose.

And not to send her over the edge, but Deb needs to read some books about accountability ( Dostoyevsky again) but let's bring it forward. Want to inject some ice water in her veins...? Deb should read some Ayn Rand. I'm not a Randian, but I think the nexus of Howard Roark/Dagny Taggart would send her to therapy.

Enough seriousness....Brenda, why did you kick Hose out?

At 5:59 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

The sight of Deb being hauled off to jail released gales of laughter as schadenfrisch engulfed the denizens of DHD.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Brenda, Just caught up...I see.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger tim said...

If Aristotle were here, he'd define "tragedy" as (ahem!)

"an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude...with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish catharsis of such emotions...via Schadenfrisch!"


At 6:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

yoda -

? Kick hose out of what?

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Excellent poetry, smokin' song parodies, and freckled Muse boobies?

Man, Hosedragger, I've sporting a serious case of Schadenfriche right about now.

At 6:02 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

See? 'Twas not so hard.

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I got kicked out? When, where...Brenda, is there something you aren't telling me?

At 6:02 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Thank you, one and all! You have made my day. Now I can go out to dinner with a clear conscience. (and I can stop fretting about how to use that darn thing in a sentence). Maybe I'm too old for this...naw, I'm not, I'm just starving.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

new thread, if you want one.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Joe -

Is that...drooling? I just don't know my emoticons like I should.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Anyway, with Hosedragger in the house I don't really have to be clever. He's got us all covered.

And you girls are nice to your mothers (blind dates and all that) so I am content.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

New thread.

You guys want me to summon the beast?

At 6:07 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Check the new addition of the Lexicon.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

OK kiddies...I have to go for my daily walk. Nothing like strutting your stuff in a back brace, grimmacing with every step.

Anyway, I'll be back in a bit. Please do not enjoy too much Schadenfrisch while I am gone. And knowing what a piece of cowardly filth Ms. CCFCCP is, I know she will slither in here while I am gone. She is too scared to take me on directly. Schadenfrisch her immensly while I am gone and tell her that she needs to confront me. I have called her spineless ass out.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Tim, I really do have to go eat! That's beautiful. You guys have to stop it now so I can leave. Just...give...me...a...sec

The Schadenfrisch is deep in here tonight!!!

At 6:10 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Yes! Scha-den-FRISCH! Scha-den-FRISCH!

At 6:10 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Yesshh. Thatsh drool, frumh being beathen abouth the bhrow fhor Schadenfhrishh.

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Nothing like a good cup of coffee and a dose of schadenfrisch to start the day.

Schadenfrisch is even better than reading the funnies (or even letters to the editor from lefties) in the morning.

Sometimes I even like my schadenfrisch slightly smoked, and served on toast corners with onion and capers.

Denny Crane!

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

In all honesty, this site should be renamed "Schadenfrisch,"

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Yoda said...


I thought I saw a comment that he was "excused"

At 6:18 PM, Blogger tim said...

I second taht, Denny~~

...or at least it should be part of a site motto:

"We enjoy more Schadenfrisch before 6 a.m., than most people do all day."™

At 6:28 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Schadenfrisch should NEVER be confused with gefilte frisch. I've never had the latter, but I can't imagine it's as satisfying as the former.

Denny Crane!

At 6:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Gefilte frisch--

snort. Now that's comedy.


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