Thursday, September 07, 2006

Buzzards or gerbils?



At 5:02 AM, Blogger GerbilK said...

I'm first! First, first, first!

First, I tells ya.

Gerbils, certainly. The buzzard thing was just a temporary aberration.

At 5:09 AM, Blogger GerbilK said...

Profile view of the GerbilK.

Notice the shiny coat and bright eyes. Gerbils are teh shnizzle-dizzle.

Good morning! Time to get up and greet the day! Let's go!

Whaddaya mean, you're on West Siiiide time?

At 5:13 AM, Blogger GerbilK said...

Perhaps the wee gerbil had a bit too much coffee.

At 5:14 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Me, I'm for the birds!

Gerbils are cute and fuzzy though.

Why do the forces of Debness think any of these critters are insults? We're not carrion eaters. We're not tiny rodents.

We're happy and healthy humans, and their sputter is laughable.

At 5:16 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oops. Didn't mean to snatch the GerbilK's id.

BTW, I'm too lazy to look it up -- in the sentence above, would the apostrophe go before or after the 's'?

This question will haunt me all day.

At 5:18 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Good morning again, BlizzardLane!

All the other wheel-runners are sacking out.

And I must dash. There are school children in my driveway to terrorize as I peel out to work.

At 5:34 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Never have been a fan of the Richard Gere Hamsters.

I like the buzzed buzzards.

Doesn't matter what Her Vileness calls us, we are a thorn in her side & the only people left who will talk to her.

But what do I know? I'm only a-I mean-I'm not even a rabbit.

At 5:57 AM, Blogger Hawksp said...

She's not posting anything over there these days.

Almost isn't worth visiting the cesspole anymore.

Why go if she doesn't add any posts.

At 5:59 AM, Blogger Sinner said...

Trust "teh cycle"®

At 6:51 AM, Blogger IllinoisRepublican said...

Rest easy. The apostrophe comes before the S.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

illinois -

Thanks, I feel much more settled now.

Quick, more coffee! Happy is the hyper harpist of hidden hcode.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Rest easy. The apostrophe comes before the S.

Unless she's sportin' multiple personalities.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

She took out that comment about us being buzzards.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

No new posts at SWP.

Comments are being deleted on existing posts.


Perhaps someone got Power of Attorney.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


You were looking a might fuzzy first thing this morning; some might even say furry - but the coffee seems to have done the trick. You're back to your gorgeous self.

At 7:31 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sanitizing in prep for the court appearances.

Perhaps someone finally convinced her that the law really is the law, and not a 'but anonymous strangers said this MEAN THING to me!' free-for-all.

And her attempts to set up an equivalence defense was dumb as a box of rocks, anyway, if that's what all that cut-n-paste was about.

At 7:32 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

Perhaps this is a good thing.

Acknowledging a power greater than yourself is the second step to recovery...

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Comments being deleted?

Really.... hmmm.

At 7:41 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Coffee -

It's the Wonder Drink!

Get the impression I don't drink a whole bunch of the stuff? I've already diagrammed an entire SQL Server/App Server/Client side schema with bells, whistles and gerbil wheels and it's only 10:41.

Next, to reproduce the Taj Mahal using only pipe stems and duct tape!

At 7:43 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

In miniature, of course.

To do otherwise would be silly.

At 7:46 AM, Blogger Sulla said...



At 7:48 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Paddy -

I was, perhaps, a bit fuzzy in the earlier am.

But I'm muuuuch better now.

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

So, if she's removing comments, they're just comments she's previously approved ... and there's records of those things. She can't duck responsiblity for what's posted there because she's the only one with control!

Unless someone else is at work here, a guardian, a lawyer ...

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Yes, but did you optimize the stored procedures? No, it doesn't matter that the client hasn't given you the DB specs, you know that.

OK, fine. You can have another 30 seconds.

BTW, good use of duct tape on the reflecting pool.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Hi fellow rodents.

I'm amazed at the lack of posts. Maybe she went to a retreat or something over the weekend. Or maybe, someone came over and superglued the main keys on her keyboard. I hate when that happens.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

But I'm muuuuch better now.

I think it's time for that cold shower.

At 7:57 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Is she deleting wholesale?

'Cause if it is only the Hose employer threat and other Hose references, it would make sense that she would remove those.

It was over the top, and there is a vast difference between tracking and publicly reporting on real behavior/events -- and actively seeking to have a person sacked using innuendo and lies.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

So someone has FORBIDDEN her to blog. But she can't give up teh addiction. So she justs removes comments & plays around with her pages.

This reminds me of a junkie who will go through the ritual of the steps to shooting up. Even if the only thing they have to put in the syrenge is whiskey or water. It's the ritual of the thing.

OOOOh, Debbie is just DYING to post.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

paddy -

Stored procedures? STORED PROCEDURES? We don' need no steenkin' stored procedures.

Oh, wait, says right here 'stored procedures, optimized.'

In the idiom of my people, 'Well, buggeritall.'

At 8:03 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

rabbit -

When the pressure gets too great, maybe she'll visit; she can use the id warrierdumerde.

No one will ever guess it's her!

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Mariposa said...

I vote for gerbils.

I was sure I'd be missing all kinds of debness while out of town this week (today is my first chance to check on it since Sunday). This is strange.

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

The one where she claims you said you have a small feline is still up & that is the one Hosedragger objected to. It's in the o dead puppy comments.
She's taking stuff out of the finger trail comments.

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

She did post on the SJDM listserve and today got her ass handed back to her by some doctor in HIV abatement program after her smirky, smarmy post about some guy doing research into decision making during sexual arousal.

Oh, last week while she wes spewing here she also went gunning for Tim on the oregoncommentator website.

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

[Pokes head around edge of door]

Personally, I think the only thing which might make us buzzards is the way we're nearly always carrion-on around here.

[Withdraws head quickly to avoid being pelted with crockery and produce]

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

And another comment bites the dust on the finger trail post - we're down to 21.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

That's the thread with the quote that someone took off PW and edited so as to twist the meaning of what Goldstein said. Not maybe, not debatably, but definitely.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Blizzard, linky love to the SJDM ass handing post.

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...


At 9:08 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Oh yeah! Links. I remember those:

At 9:19 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


you are so not a simpering pile of goo. (of course i had to click up to the highest level, just to see what would happen).

and, needless to say, you are forgiven.

of course, i learned a very important lesson in all this: never EVER leave the laptop home thinking you'll be in and out of Jersey City in less than 8 hours.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Whoa, check out this one.

I wonder what her posts were like on that day?

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Oh, and she just replied. ... basically starts out with the academic hmming and hawing and then gets down to the BATFRISCH CRAYZEE!!

Trust teh cycle!

The reader's digest condensed version: A little political discourse about how dubya and c*n*i aren't interested enough in sex. Then some anti-white male slog. And finally an ad hominem attack on the poster who drew her ire: "Do you focus
exclusively on research that involves the distribution of semen or are your
interests broader than that?"


At 9:35 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

The URL is a little too long to fit in the comments section. You can put a clickable link in your post instead of the URL. It's really simple. Here's the basic format (use angle brackets instead of square brackets):
[a HREF="PasteLinkHere"] Whatever you want to call your link [/a]

The "Whatever you want to call your link" will show up as a hotlink.

For Brenda, et. al., yes, I'm intentionally ignoring the whole "target=_blank" debate.

So, which post did you want us to see, Staci?

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Prolonged Silence at SWPaw.

Hmmmm, if "teh cycle" doesn't commence this evening, then I wouldn't wonder if Frisch hasn't been incarcerated, committed, or gakked herself.

I note that she was making noises about looking for new digs... perhaps she's now pushing a grocery cart full of her stuffed animals, sex toys, religious objects, and other valuable possessions on the highways and byways of the Eugene metropolitan area.

I wonder if she's had to sell her Kaczinski Kabin to pay for living expenses and legal fees.

She HAD opined about two months ago, that she had the finances for three months, and that didn't pass the "smell test" to me...not from someone who was making 33k a year.

As a seaman, I am well acquainted with "Boom and Bust" income cycles.

And attorneys, even shitty ones, won't defend you for free.

So I'm waiting to see the outline of the "Eyewall of teh cray-zee" heave into view on the radar screen tonight.


At 9:43 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

And the SJDM moderator posts: JDM-SOCIETY list members are reminded that ad hominem attacks
are not appropriate for this list.


Trust teh cycle!

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Link where they basically tell her to take her bias elsewhere.

Sorry about that.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

check this out on SJDM:

dfrisch quotes:


See what she does here - points out the credentials of the person criticizing her position. She further quotes:

Actually, the decision making behvior of sexually aroused persons may just prove to be THE most important application of behvioral decision science in terms of saving human lives. As anyone who works with HIV prevention knows, it is extremly important to understand decision to use or not to use safe sex practices, and these decisions are often made in, "the heat of the moment".

Not an unreasonable supposition on the part of a medical doctor.

And then, her devastating riposte:

DF, Ph.D.:

Ooh, SNAP! put that practicing medical doctor in his place, you Petty, hyperventilating Dickweed!

She continues:

Interesting hypothesis. If I interpret it the way I think you
mean it, then it doesn't ring true to me.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

I think the most important
application of bds is to provide a counterpart to standard economic, risk and cost-benefit analysis in designing, evaluating and implementing public policy.

"What, you want to use my field to SAVE LIVES, when there is Bush Derangement Syndrome to spread with in-field jargon? Are you MENTAL?!?"

I think our collective risk from global warming, economic
imperialism, self-serving bias, overconfidence, hyperbolic discounting, racism, speciesism, sexism, abrahamic fundamentalism, etc. is much greater than our collective risk from STDs like HIV, herpes and hepatitis.

Her response is beyond parody. She scores a perfect 100 on the Sarcastometer.

If I interpret your hypothesis more broadly, it becomes more plausible. Is the country in the sorry state it's in because sexual arousal is clouding the judgment of our elected officials' minds? This is much more plausible
to me than the literal interpretation, but it still doesn't ring true. I think the problem is that the looneytunes in power are too sexually unaroused. The reason sharphshooter and dubya and c*n*i and dumbsfeld are
so gung ho about fighting is that they are so un gung ho about...well, you get it."

Ahhhhh. So Bush, Cheney, Condi, Rumsfeld, etc. are all unrequited pedophiles.

It always comes back to Cockula, doesn't it?

Does that make Condi the count without the "O"?

Ahem. Sorry. Back to the show.

But back to your claim refuting my claim that it's a joke that BDJM published a manuscript that should have been submitted to the Journal of Jerkoff Science. Maybe white men find that kind of research inherently more interesting than those of us without both risk factors. That hypothesis fits the data so far. Or maybe it's something about you. What exactly does
it mean to be "director of dissemination research?" Do you focus exclusively on research that involves the distribution of semen or are your interests broader than that?"

Ladies and Gentlemen:


At 9:50 AM, Blogger Staci said...

HAHAHAHA, I saw that reply. My, my, someone should alert them that SHE has become an internet verb. Idiot.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Since when is being white or male a "risk factor." Risk of me getting frisky widdit, maybe.

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Staci said...

We must trust Teh Cycle®.

Let Teh Crayzee® commence!!!

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

There's a job posting on the JDM society listserv for a tenure track position in Lausanne, Switzerland. I wonder if our little snack cake will apply?

Oh! Too bad! She doesn't qualify on sooo many fronts:

Candidates should demonstrate
competence in:
1. decision processes at the individual or group levels - nope
2. behavioral control methods - nah!
3. conflict and negotiation - snerk!
4. organizational culture and learning - ppphhht!

Candidates should:
1. Have published or have the potential to publish journal articles (in a relevant discipline) in top international journals - not likely
2. Be fluent in English (written and oral) and be able to teach in French within two years of appointment - she misses this on both counts

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

It occurs...

Is the silence at SWPaw an indication that Frisch is now a fugitive from Justice?

Has she absquatulated and is now on the lam?

If so, where does the posse form up? I have a chum with some fine bloodhounds...


At 9:57 AM, Blogger Bilgeman said...


"Since when is being white or male a "risk factor."?

Of wearing silly golf clothing.


At 9:58 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

The job listing earlier this month for Oregon included this:

We seek candidates who
share our commitment to diversity and can work effectively with
students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Almost like verbal Deb-B-Gon.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Paddy, the oral and written English, LOL I was thinking the same thing. Now if they were asking for illiterate ebonics, mixed with shitty spanglish...

And the sad thing is, is she uses that shit there.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Dr. Deborah Frisch PhD. is currently accepting applicants for her online university offering degrees in :

Jerkoff Science
Blogging Your Way To Television
Miranda Rights
Making Prison Soup with Ramen & Fritos

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Staci said...

OMG, someone responded named Fritz Stacks. Am I the only one that sees the humor in that?

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Rabbit, I heard that. So far the applicants are:

Dr. Ben Dover
Dr. Mike Hunt
Dr. Richard Head

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

...and Fritz hands Deb her tuchus on an intertube platter - and she won't even realize it.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Even better, there is a job posting there for a Colorado. BWaahahahahahahaha

"Dear Colleagues,
I would like to draw your attention to a search for an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Colorado. There is a strong and resurgent group of Judgment and Decision Making researchers at the University of Colorado, and my Cognitive colleagues have expressed interested in hiring a JDM researcher. I encourage you to contact Akira Miyake, chair of the search committee, with any questions about the position."

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Maybe she could do a work-release in Colorado when JG puts her in jail.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Depends on how close the work is to Jeff.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...


At 10:11 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

May be CHELL & Dean4 will go to that site & offer their support.

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Blizz...please feel free to live a high risk lifestyle.

As for the deleted posts...I have come to the conclussion that it was Teh Frischenstein creature that wrote them in the first place. Othrewise, why would she care that someone wrote them. Especially with her recent hard-on for me, brenda, and Tim

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Any work release Deb does will most likely involve wearing bright orange and picking up trash.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Notice how deb focuses on social, collective decision making (e.g. global warming, racism, sexism) and completely ignores personal decision making?

I mean on the JDM Society listserv; we all know about this predilection in her RL blogspewing.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said "RL". We all know Dr. Frischkopf doesn't have a RL.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

She seems to be unhealthily focused on others sex practices. This only leads credence to my presumptions concerning lack of batteries and Jiff

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Choosey freak shows choose Jiff

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

If she were truly the environmentally conscious LLL she presents herself as, she would be using rechargeable batteries (with a solar recharger) and natural peanut butter.

What a poseur.

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

The type of peanut butter and batteries one uses is a descision best up to the individual. And as we all know, Ms. CCFCCP is not real good, and definately not an expert or experienced in Individual Descision Making.

However, it is refreshing to know that she is amongst the smartest people on the planet and it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world is graced with her intelligence as we all have been blessed here.

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

YOU DON'T FRIGHTEN US TERRORIST PIG DOGS! You are the many sons of many silly persons. I wave my nuclear missiles at your aunties! Your mother was a camel, and your father smelt of mustard gas!
You stupid OSAMA thing with all your dummy kaaaaaaaaaaaaaalishnikovs. Stinking animal food trough water electricdonkeybottom! I fart in your general direction, and call your cause a silly thing!

You think you can fool us with your silly hunched over hiding in caves coward behavior. I blow my nose at you silly terrorist a-hole.
Now go away or I shall nuke you a second time-ah!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Sorry, saw that somewhere and couldn't resist.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Ugh, stop the peanut butter references. The visuals qualify as visual pollution and I will sue you!

She does have a preoccupation though with straight white men and their thingies...

At 10:37 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


That's Camelot?

Shh. It's only a model.

I, for one, have transcended the gerbil vs. buzzard labels, and have gone straight to magpies.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

somewhat off topic, but since we're talking about trigger-finger egomaniacs...

apparently Operation Legacy Reclamation Project continues in earnest. That new 9-11 miniseries is being hammered by Clintonistas who refuse to accept anything but unvarnished praise for their Eight Years of Heaven.

It's not as though the 9/11 series is saying "Bush good, Clinton bad." But you'd think this thing were financed by Ann Coulter and produced by Ken Starr.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Well, she thinks about them all the time because after all, when you are hungry, you think of food right? Either that or she just wishes she had one.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

She does have a preoccupation though with straight white men and their thingies...

I prefer the term kilt-caber.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Uh... that lends a whole new meaning to caber tossing.

[runs away, ducking grapefruit]

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

That's because the movie goes against the belief that it is all Bush's fault, terrorism did not exist prior to 9-11, and that Clinton did nothing to prevent or retaliate against the many terrorist attacks that occurred during his presidency. After all, the Cole didn't happen. Don't look behind the curtain...nothing to see here. Move along. Go back to sleep.

Just look at to Google Bomb the Lib Kooks are planning to do. They are also screaming for epual time to show that utter ridiculous comedy "Loose Change"

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Ugh, stop the peanut butter references. The visuals qualify as visual pollution and I will sue you!

So close your eyes and think of England.

She tried honey, but the local apiarist complained.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Lord, I apologize for that one there, and please be with all the starving Pygmies down there in New Guinea! Amen!

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

You are more than welcome to sue me. I welcome anyone who wants to take over paying my bills, as that's what you will get.


At 10:47 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Paddy "The Caber Guy" O'Furniture ladies and gentlemen...give him a big hand he's here all week.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I'm surprised she hasn't been here yet today.

Or rather, I'm sure she's been lurking, but she hasn't dropped any of her special pearls of wisdom before us gerbil-swine yet today.

Are we not deserving of the towering pile of intellect that is warriordumerde?

No, no we are not worthy.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Remember, it's all in the grip.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Oh she's lurking all right. The voices won't let her stop. Someone is holding her leash though, and not letting go. The comments on her blog and deletion thereof are prof she is around. you smell something?

At 10:51 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


[arching eyebrow]

Is that a two-handed grip?

[runs away, again, ducking lettuce]

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

She can't hold out for long. She hasn't the strength and is too much of a coward.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Give me three good reasons why I shouldn't lay down and go back to sleep.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

give me three reasons

red hair.


sparkling wit.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Sulla said...

And that's just Paddy.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I dedicate this Monty Pythin song to that Special Decision Scientist and all around great know the one...Ms Debbie "I'm CooCoo-For-CoCoa-Puffs" Frisch. Take it away...

Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?
Isn't it frightfully good to have a dong?
It's swell to have a stiffy,
It's divine to own a dick.
From the tiniest little tadger
To the world's biggest prick!
So three cheers for your willy or John Thomas.
Hooray for your one-eyed trousers snake.
Your piece of pork, your wife's best friend,
Your Percy or your cock.
You can wrap it up in ribbons,
You can slip it in your sock.
Just don't take it out in public,
Or they will put you in the dock
...And you won't

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


Of course! Proper caber tossing requires that both hands cup the bottom, with the desired goal being to have the top pointing straight at you.

We are talking about Highland Games aren't we?

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

It's such a beautiful day. Anyone want to go for a ride in my convertible with me?

At 11:00 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Oh, erm, yes, the Highland Ga-ames. Now, you cup the bottom and point WHAT straight at you?

[runs away, dodging tomatoes]

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

If any of you guys want to see the damned cutest kid show on tv, put it on Nick right now and watch "The Wonder Pets". Too damn cute for words, and one of my littlest one's fav next to Backyardigans

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Does anyone remember The Fish Report with a Beat on KLOS (and later KAOS) by Jim Ladd, Paraquat Kelly, and Cynthia Fox?

Paraquat Kelly: Bull heads, three red snapper, one pink
snapper and your Pacific coastal trench hosemonster fish
Cynthia Fox: Ohhh! At Sky David's juke joint of joy reports, forty
under the console giggle stick ling cod, twenty-three purple perches
four sledgehammerhead sharks, and no red snappers.

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Deeeebbbbbiiiiieeeee...give in to the voices. Let them speak. It is just and right to put these little gerbils in their place. They mock you...they make fun of are much more funny and talented and intelligent than they are. pooooooost...give in to the voices...poooooooooost

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Mmmm....fresh Cope. just a pinch between your cheeck and gum. Refreshing and satisfying.

Damn this oral fixation of mine.

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Have you guys seen "March of the Penguins"?

At 11:23 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Are we choosing "weapons of choice" for a round of fish slapping?

[That sentence sounds all sorts of wrong, shakes head, continues on regardless]

I choose the Pacific coastal trench hosemonster fish. If this doesn't work, at least I can make lunch with the grapefruit, lettuce, tomatoes, and the fish.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Hose - yes. Great documentary. Eminently watchable.

Joe - that might be a prelude to a very Scary Frischmas. You remember how she obsesses over JG's "fish" slapping.

For freshwater I go with the one-eyed trouser trout - fast, agile, and with great endurance for wild fight.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Dianna said...

How come no one suggested that we be chinchillas? I am, after all, small, soft and sort-of cute. And I definitely bite.

Or perhaps a ferret? Slinky, sensual, playful? Not cute, but fun?

However, I am not a buzzard. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm neither bald, and I do not have wattles.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Staci said...

I would go Hose, but...buiding general ledger... I hate this.

So guess what guys, ABC is 'toning' down the drama. Fuckheads.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


With all of the preview copies they sent out, I hope the hue and cry is long and loud. I hope we see all of the segments that ABC edits out posted far and wide.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Oooh, Dianna bites! The good ones always do.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Truth hurts. For anyone who thinks the Conspiricy nuts aren't growing, and that the media doesn't have a Uber-Liberal agenda...there is your proof.

Also, new video being shown on Al Jazeera of UBL meeting with the 9-11 hijackers. I can't wait to see what those anti-American conspiricy pukes say about that.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

I'm more an otter.

Our Lady of Teh Crayzee posted again at SJDM, totally unrelated, deep in the formula stuff about risk aversion ... but takes care to trash economists. She really, really hates economists, especially the U of Chicago/George Mason University school. The Mason economists are pretty underrated, as some writers at Slate discovered during the Final 4. The fact that they're stone capitalists of the libertarian and conservative schools probably has something to do with their lack of recognition.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Drudge alert. Osama video with 911 hijackers dickheads.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Cthulhu said...

I'm a WOMBAT, baby!

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

No way...I called wombat days ago

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Ok...I'll go with platypus

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Yup...nothing more curious or silly than the friendly platypus.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I wish FOX would get rid of that damn banner on the bottom of the screen. The damn thing takes up half the screen and you can't freakin see anything.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Ok...I gotsta go lay down for a bit and stretch out. Talk to youze guyze laterz

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

I call the Okapi!

...the Okapi is the only mammal that can clean its ears with its tongue.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Staci said...

Since we are talking phalic, Check this out.


At 12:22 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Have you noticed that she always talks about defining things mathematically but never actually does, other than in the vaguest sense? And she never provides a link or reference to any rigorous mathematical definition she has created?

She throws around phrases like: monotonically increasing risk averse utility function means the first derivative is positive and the second derivative is negative.
loss averse utility function means the absolute value of (w-k) is greater than w+k, for all w, k>0.

but never actually gets to the root of the utility functions and whether or not they are experimentally supportable.

From this foundation of sand she integrates from zero to infinity, then when the model fails at the extremes decides (???) that there are problems with loss aversion and risk aversion - never stopping to consider that it may be her function that is flawed, or that it is only valid within certain constraints.

The paucity of critical thinking is amazing.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Cthulhu said...

So, using that formula...


Whoah. Epiphany.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I seem to remember in her early archives, when she had 1 or 2 real commenters, they argued that her math was wrong. I think Tim the econmics guy also said her math was off.

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Staci, Staci, Staci

My lip is bleeding from biting it to keep from laughing out loud and attracting attention.

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Paddy, I think Deb's adverse to critical thinking about anything.

Her "poetry" could be improved by paying attention to simple rules, which are clearly explained in a number of places. Just a little critical thinking would save her from some of her errors.

There are so many other examples!

At 12:40 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, no, say it ain't so!

Deb's math is wrong?

How could this be?


At 12:45 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

If I were going to be an animal, I'd be a bottlenose dolphin. My name would be Jaqueline Flock.

I like long swims in the moonlight, lovely sauteed squid, and sinking French fishing boats. I'm still looking for that perfect mate who shares my interests.

At 12:51 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Joe just might have found the answer to the mystery of Deb.

She may have been dropped on her head as a teenager, NOT - as previously theorized - when she was a baby.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Staci said...

I love this part:

"Enjoy your flight," she said with a smile.

"I am already," I said, smiling back.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Hot Damn! Linky Love!

Perhaps her decision center never finished developing in adolescence, which explains the juvenile writing and spelling when she gets emotional.

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Or she experimented heavily with drugs as a teenager and her brain development halted at that point.

I have no evidence to support this theory and am offering it only as merest conjecture to explain her present-day behavior. Other factors, such as the use of legal drugs may come in to play, thus eliminating any need to rely on illegal drug use as an explanation. Void where prohibited. Keep out of reach of children. Your chances of winning depend on the number of entries received.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

new thread.


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