Thursday, September 14, 2006


The time has come. We are finally moving.

Teh Squeaky Wheel will be our live site sometime tommorow (Friday). This site will redirect for awhile and then be reedited to the original idea.

Please go over and have a look, sign up for an account and upload an AVATAR!

There are wrinkles to iron out, but it seem ready for prime time.

Update: DOH!


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Barney Coppersmith said...




At 12:35 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I can't seem to get on

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Dianna said...


I got "Cannot find server."

So much for "the bugs being worked out", I guess.

/snark off

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


The ground is my friend.


At 12:38 PM, Blogger Southern Fried Yankee said...

Me too

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

For anyone interested, I'm still looking for input.

So far we have two votes for Fred.

(Sinner, Rabbit)

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Northwesterner said...

It's just a typo, for heaven's sake. Should probably be instead of

At 12:40 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Definitely Mertz!

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

One vote for Fred.

(Master Yoda)

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Fred...what are we voting on?

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

And no votes for Fred.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Southern Fried Yankee said...

I vote for Fred, Fred.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Northwesterner said...

What cute little gerbils!

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


My new avatar. Right now, Fred is leading. Closely followed by Fred, with Fred in dead last.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Yoda said...


Did anyone answer your question?

"What do you call two anarchists executed for robbery and murder even if they claim it was a trumped up charge?"
Well, of course, you get a Rosenberg Spritzer, in two flavors.

Quick, a question for you: What do pumpkins and typewriters have in common with Rosenberg Spritzers?

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Dianna said...



At 12:47 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Southern Fried Yankee's vote for Fred puts Fred in a tie for second with Fred. However, Joe's vote for Fred puts Fred way out in front.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Teh Sweet

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Northwesterner said...

I'm for Fred all the way!

& HoseDragger, why do you get up so late in the day? Do you have to drag your hose around all night long, or are you in Hawaii?

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Fred -

I'm going to have to buck the trend and vote "Fred".

I calls 'em the way I sees 'em.

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

An "Aye" vote from Aye

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Can I vote twice...I bet the Root Beer guys do?

At 12:56 PM, Blogger tim said...




At 12:56 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


Another vote for Fred. Got it.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Yoda said...


They Hiss

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Southern Fried Yankee said...

Teh Squeaky Wheel link works now!
I'm in!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Master Yoda,

You can vote as many times as you wish. Your choices are Fred, Fred, Fred and Fred.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

No more avatar wars. When you change the avatar at your profile, it changes every single comment you ever made with the new avatar.

Sigh. I guess I'll just have to hang around for all the right reasons.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger X_LA_Native said...

It's just a typo, for heaven's sake.
I'm not dumb! I'm smart! Not like everybody says!

At 1:00 PM, Blogger tim said...


yup, I'm on board, too.


At 1:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fred -

I liked fred the best. Just seemed to suit your personality.

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I cast 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 votes for the Raider

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

I'm going to have to buck the trend and vote "Fred".

I'm sorry, Fatwa, but "Fred" is not on the ballot.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Dianna said...


Only in Chambers.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

I vote for Fred.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Dianna ....nice.

Do you think The Root Beer drinkers understood any of this?

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Teh squeaky wheel seems to be working!

And I finally managed an avatar! Wow!

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Brenda gave Fred some momentum but, unfortunately for Fred, Master Yoda has helped Fred into a comfortable lead of nine hundred and ninety-nine quadrillion, nine hundred and ninety-nine trillion, nine hundred and ninety-nine billion, nine hundred and ninety-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six. Fred is in second with five, followed by Fred and Fred, both with two votes.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Sinner -

The new digs look great!

I guess it'll take a while to get my WordPress password (know it's not your doing).

What about a "TSW Ministry of Propaganda" heading to serve as a repository for links to audio silliness? (No matter what direction things take at TSW, more aural goodness is an excellent likelihood.)

Assuming my position survives the move, of course. And further assuming that this really is a move and not a purge or putsch. that why my password email hasn't shown up yet?

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Dianna said...


It depends on how old they are, I suspect.

If they weren't in college, at least, when the transcripts were published, the history has been buried. It's just no fun when the documents contradict your cherished narrative.

On the other hand, they say they're followers of Bakunin and Kropotkin, or perhaps Blanqui. So they probably despise all government equally, and face all facts dispassionately.

(Yes, that last was at least mildly sarcastic)

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Feel the Power!

At 1:14 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


I vote for Mertz googol-plex times!

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

I'm sorry, Fatwa, but "Fred" is not on the ballot.


Okay, I vote for Fred, then.

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

"joeschmo1of3 said...

I vote for Mertz googol-plex times!"

I should have seen that coming....ok Fred, is it money ya want?

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Just a minute, please...

Let's see...that's a google raised to the plex...hmmm...carry the three...Um...


Was your vote for Fred or Fred?

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Ok a question from the non tech savvy person.
I don't have a blog. If I register my rabbit name, will my real email be visible when someone touches my name?

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I have no set time for getting up or going to bed on my off days. So I am usually up till 4-5 and catch a nap and go at the day.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

rabbit, check your email in about two minutes. i'll send you a gmail invite and you can sign up for a rabbity gmail account.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

And the winner is...

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Was your vote for Fred or Fred?

That would be Fred. Yup...I'm a Fred man all the way.

Just like my father, and his father before him, all the way back to g'g'great-granddaddy Arbuckle, who came to these shores in search of lint.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I have stuff to do kids...I'll be back.

Keep on the lookout for Teh Crazzee...

if the field intel is to be believed, then she is looking for a new place to strike. er brand ofevil cannot go long without an outlet.


At 1:38 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


At 1:39 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Just kidding. The winner is really Fred.

At 1:40 PM, Blogger tim said...


(apologies in advance for a
long post):

I had a similar question. In
light of the plans Sinner has
laid out (e.g., "I think getting away from Dr. Deb as the sole focus of the site will be a very healthy thing for everyone involved")...What would be the
new job-description for the Min. of Intel for TSW?

Also, this note of Sinner's, as well as some remarks on teh previous thread suggest that there's a-brewing some consensus for an armistice to be declared w.r.t. teh root beer ones. For instance, when our Min of Defense, HoseD writes that "if that is the case [i.e., teh deb is gone from their list], then I believe we should call off the dogs."

Does this suggest that a "Final Edition" of tehdebabbeyfiles (which notes teh ban of teh deb) is in order, tehn have the "paper" turn to other matters?

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Whoops! I meant Fred.

At 1:46 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


If she really is gone, then it looks like your Root Beer case file will have to close. But that's not the only place she leaves her "mark," so intel is still your name.

At 1:47 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

teh Yay™!


Vote early and vote often!

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I'm sending Algore over for a very invasive hanging chad exam.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Rabbit -

I don't know about anyone else, but I promise not to touch your name if you don't want it touched. I was brung up proper.

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Looks like we missed one

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Dadgummit! I wanted to vote for Fred, but somebody glued my tuchus to this bar stool!

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I think THIS is where the Mikey referrence came from

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Thanks Paddy,
I don't mind any of ya'll touching my name. It's those Others....

Thanks Ottavaima.
I'm working on it.

Congrats to Fred.

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Rabbit -

The gerbils will be gentle.

At 2:14 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Tim -

Sorry for the delay; had to ponder for a bit.

I think Sinner's given several good reasons to make some changes as we move into his new place.

But it does seem that one of the more pleasurable group activities around here has been puncturing pompous gasbags and sniping at annoying putzes.

If that continues to be part of teh culture® in the new digs, we're (hopefully) not out of our unpaid jobs. There will be other evildoers to smite with our collective DHD/TSW brand of snark. (Which might just require our "mad skilz" every now and again.)

Should Sinner elect to leave links to the few bits of audio detritus I've contributed here (and not port 'em over to TSW), that's fine with me.

But I'll probably want to do something new every now and again 'cause I really do enjoy it; a TSW MoP archive was just an idea.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger tim said...


Good to see you.

Idea sounds good. In that
spirit, I've already reserved
a spot for:

I'm not sure what to do with it...
but I'm sure, as the character
of TSW becomes clear, maybe I'll
tihnk of something fun and
constructive. :D

transitional teh!™

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Tim doesn't have to close up shop just yet. There are moles that arebeing used by the DHD-CIA to expose more of her writings. The deal is, though, no one who submits the secret microfilms will ever be exposed, and no one will post other names other than deb in the posts.

Now, if Butbeau would ever be a man of his word and just leave, and the rest do here what they request there, we can put this all to rest.

However, she is also supposedl posting at the RISKANAL site. I have yet to find her as their archives are not as well organized and have no author sort feature, and there are other things that can be put there as well.

Just a suggestion.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Tim -

transitional teh!™

Transitional "heh!" back atcha.

Plus what Hose just said.

At 2:38 PM, Blogger tim said...


Yup, I've checked 'em out
(the JDMS archives, I mean).

There, teh deb™ seems to
be pretty restrained (by b.f.
standards, I mean).

It reminds me of what I once
heard about Bobby Fischer, the
former World chess champ: In
front of the board, he's
eccentric, but quite in his

But anywhere else? Batfrisch
to end all batfrisch.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Anyone know how to become a member of Pajamas Media?

At 2:47 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Well Lookie Here What I Found Seems she was a contributor to this little thing.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

So I have found a different way to search the world and am coming up withsall sorts of goodie.

Like this little gem:

"A very good question why a person would hang out in that cesspool long after noticing its cesspool nature.

There was a post where Jeff said he'd like to keep me in his zoo as his token moonbat. I gladly agreed. I really loved the idea that I could evolve from troll to pet moonbat so easily. Usually I get banned.

It all seemed to be going well, but then Jeff seemed to lose interest in me as a zoo member and all there was was sexual, disgusting comments from the pee nut gallery who were luvving tinkling on my ankle. I tried to take it like an hombre, but it really got under my skin.

I should have left at that point, but somehow, I got on Jeff's radar again and I decided to chitchat with him from 8-9 one night (I can't figure out what night it was - it would be easy if protein wisdom was up, but it's not.)

That's when it escalated to me wanting to give him a taste of his own medicine. If I retaliated in kind (made disgusting comments about his private parts), it would have just turned on all the vermin in the right wing pee nut gallery. By telling Jeff that I would not be upset if harm came to his two year old, I was trying to create in him the feeling I had from all the sexual comments.

I am thinking he grokked the message.

I'm sorry for playing the kid card - honorable warriors do not go there and i will not do it again. i have learned my lesson. But I only played the kid card because it seemed like my only move other than letting the pee nut gallery get away with tinkling on my ankle.

Next time, I'll leave before getting to this point.

Sure will be interesting if and when protein wisdom ever gets up and running again.

Methinks Jeff took the site offline himself - it sure is convenient for him to be the only one with the raw data. I think. Can someone really knock out your site for DAYS?!?

Posted by: deb | Link to this comment | 2006-07-08 01:29 PM "

From from Unfogged

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Debbilins gets all theologic an sheet

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hose -

More excellent sleuthing!

Since there are so many different surveys at, perhaps a "daily survey" link from TSW could be fun. Folks could share (or not) their results.

Or simply make them up.

Not to mention yet another written confession; I trust you've put the word out.

[Smiles nastily]

Did we get a P.O. for the three pairs of jack boots yet?

At 3:15 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Good evening, Gerbils all!

FATWA! Great audio once again. I couldn't listen at work, it was worth the wait.

Ottava - I had almost forgotton "the war of northern aggression", hahaha. Damn yankees. - I keed, I keed!

Hose - and yet she went right back to the nastiness re JG and his wife and child on her own site. Even before anyone came 'round to mock her there. She's Special Deb, on the short bus for life.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger tim said...

Hi BrendaK :)

Amazing, HoseD...I'll have to
learn some of these tricks from
you, sometime. :)

Fatwa...who's the dang minister
for accounting? The order was
s'posed to have arrived already!
:) (say, what's this about
'another confession'--whadamimissin'?)

At 3:36 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hi, Tim.

You'll need to practice "Ve haf vays off maaking you talk."

At 3:39 PM, Blogger tim said...


Yup, yup...practicin'

"Vee haf vays of making you...
sqveek!" :)

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

[Deb] But I only played the kid card because it seemed like my only move other than letting the pee nut gallery get away with tinkling on my ankle.

That's one of the things that spurred me to action: her utter lack of proportionality.

If all she saw was ankle-tinkling, she COULD have walked away saying "they didn't lay a finger on me."

But she "couldn't let them get away" with anything, so she "played the kid card."

that is not the thought process of a normal, functioning member of society.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Yeah! Goodmorning Gerbils, I finally caught up with you.

Just got the goodmorning song, Brenda - Thanks! It was very cheery and, uh, energetic! yeah, that's it, energetic! What is that from? Did you write it?

Hose, feeling any better today? Sorry I missed you last night. I got sleepy early. Ususally I would have still been here 'till the morning songs started.

Fatwa - What can I say? I think I'm in love (and I say that respectfully)! You are a one-man riot!

Since I send regular excerpts of our brilliant VBS Gerbil antics to my family back home, may I be the "VBS Ambassador to the Court of St. James"? Don't even suggest "ambassatrix", that's just wrong!

At 4:08 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I'm gonna go try to enter the squeaky wheel. If I don't return soon send in the Marines.

Hm, maybe you could send the Marines anyway? Those kids really know how to clean! This place is a mess, boarders using the kitchen (shudder)! No one knows how to wash a dish and get it really clean these days! Except for the Marines!

At 4:13 PM, Blogger tim said...


I'm already chronicling the
exodus at


At 5:55 PM, Blogger tim said...

teh last?

In teh next-to-last thread?

teh sniffle!™


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