Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Good Morning!

And a fine morning 'tis!

I bumbed up the advisory because I just feel it in my bones, that and a few comments got approved at casa "teh crazy"®.

Hope to have some news on the QWest nonsense today or tomorrow. I am going to post something on that at the Mothership later today.

Also, Gerbils might want to check out Gravatars and maybe sign up for one. Please give me feedback of this is an acceptable avatar system for then next generation DHD.

Meanwhile:

MORNING OPEN THREAD

87 Comments:

At 5:25 AM, Blogger Sinner said...

OK, who thinks we get Frischmas early this week?

[raises hand]

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Depends on how Miss Mephistopheles's weekend went.

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Thr DEB-Court Calendar Countdown:

Just 20 days til her next scheduled appearance.

Can she go 20 days without a visit from GreenCan Man?

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Victoria said...

What is it with Deb's ghetto spelling habits? Does she think it is cute or funny?

Ugh...there's too much blood in my caffeine level...

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Mornin all. I see Little Debbie Snack Cake is back fro her trip to hell. Real nice. Missed her soooooooooo much, what with having a long weelend of inspirational conversations on here without being interrupted by a racist, egomaniacal, masochistid, deranged lunatid of an unemployed waste of a sheep-skin.

I see she has posted comments...including mine. I know for a fact she didn't follow the link. Why? Because as we all know, she has no integrity what-so-ever.

Looking forward to Teh Crazee today. 3 days is a long time, and you just know she is chomping at the bit to let it go.

Did any of you follow that post I had in the last thread? If so, tell me what you thought.

Still sleepy, but I am lurking. Talk to you soon.

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

watching it now, hose.

btw: just to keep deb's hits down, here's the link for everyone else

hey! blogger doesn't allow target="_blank"

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

oh. i'm confused. you meant in the last thread here ... the link to craig's list. not the thread at deb's.

anyway. i did just watch that video. the reuters article says the whole thing is nearly an hour long. don't think i could have watched for an hour.

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

good lord. those people are disgusting.

stay here and play with us, hose (you wouldn't be the one they so fondly refer to as "trollboy" over there, now would you?)

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

No...there is some dweeb who thinks there is but one conservative that posts there. They refer to all of us as "tinhat". The latest is how they have been threatening spitting on any and all Republicans in their face and punching them. When we say that they muct be kidding they go on about what little sissies we are. I have never seen a bigger collection of crybaby immature morons in my life.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

hose -

I tried to follow the CraigsList commentary, but it's just so disjointed and hard to tell what comments follows what...

I just gave up. The bottom line is that the spitters are a bunch of loons and would poop themselves if confronted with, you know, an actual person.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

i think my favorite was the medical blacklisting post.

someone's been watching too much seinfeld.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I guess that 'tinhat' is supposed to both US because it irritates THEM so much.

News for them...it's not the conservatives/moderates (of both parties) that are wearing the aluminum headgear.

Which, limits the nickname's success as an effective perjoratiave.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

She is taking an unusually long time from letting comments through to posting something new.

Guess it's that slo-oo-w reading thing.

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Yeah....I pointed out to them on several occasion the tinhat convention going on at the KosKidz trip to Vegas, but the guy who keeps going on about it has got to be about 16 yyears old. I swear, the collective IQ of the entire group is something above room temperature in a computer lab.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Ducky said...

G'morning. . .

(raises hand)

Shaping up to be an early Frischmas this week, by the looks of the weird cut-and-paste in the comments this morning.

Extremely creepy - she just can't seem to restrain herself.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Extremely creepy - she just can't seem to restrain herself.

That's why others have had to order her to do so.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Blizzardlane,

I tried to comment on your blog & it said I wasn't a team member.

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger Ducky said...

Paddy,

Yup. She's classic.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Must-see DHD TV!

If you're in the mood for some top-notch television entertainment this evening, check out this ultra-low-budget radio promo for a couple of shows which might be of interest to VBSers.

(You may have to scroll down a bit on the linked page and/or wait a few seconds for the file to load.)

CAUTION: THIS IS NOT WORK-FRIENDLY!

You have been warned.

For some reason, the conversion to mp3 made the spot sound a little "tubby". Plus I don't own the right type of mic for voiceovers (I'm more a writer/producer when it comes to radio, anyhow) and I'm getting over a cold. Feh.

I hope teh funny® comes through anyway.

Music courtesy of the Fatwa Arbuckle Dead Project Archives®.

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

Rabbit,
Blizzard's blog only allows comments by team members - and she currently doesn't have any.

[playground mode]
OK, everyone! Line up! Blizzard's going to choose teammates.

I hope I don't get picked last! I really hope I don't get stuck on Little Debbie's team!
[/playground mode]

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Fatwa!
Genius! Pure genius!
Those are shows I'm going to tune in to.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Ducky said...

Fatwa,

Brilliant!

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

I have a blog? Oh I guess I do. I should see about that. Sorry!

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

FATWA ARBUCKLE!!

Olive it!

I hope DWebbie hears it.

Brought to you by WTF vodka

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

the VBSers SHALL prevail!

great stuff, fatwa.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Mornin' All!

I hope Ottavarima is doing okay after the power outage. I know she was asking for me but I totally overdosed on HiDef Sports watching yesterday, so was not able to respond quickly.

Fatwa:

Whose voice is that? Some software filter? Plus, anyone that can still use "hijinks" in a tv promo, and pull it off, has some serious comedy cred. Heh. "Serious Comedy." Joe made oxymoronic funny, huh huh.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

I now have coldcrash the blog with actual content and comments! Go here and mock away.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Dianna said...

Oh, my God, Fatwa! That's hysterical!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Fatwa, that was absolutely hilarious. Huzzah!

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

hey joe!

who won?

yeah, the power came back on before my laptop battery died.

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

Otta:

Yeesh, who didn't win? I watched tennis, FSU vs. Miami, golf, more tennis. I'll tell you who won: ME!

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Afternoon all. I am so darn miserable right now. Bloody headache. Ugh.

Haven't even begun to catch up on the comments from the last two days. Today, building chart of accounts and working on 2007 budget. I hate this time of year! And of course, I have a nice migraine brewing. At least it didn't mess up my dive yesterday and I got some nice lobster. Party was a success, but spent 10 hours cooking and after the party Sunday, decorated the bo's daughter's room for surprise slumber party for her b-day. Unfortunately, I got crayzee but not from here.

My guy's ex is very upset with him that she was not included when we took his daughter to dinner. And she was even more pissed off that he didn't get her anything for her daughter's birthday. Don't read that twice, thinking I messed up what I was saying . You heard it right.

I told him to go buy her a dictionary, and bookmark the pages that define "devoted husband", divorce, care, and parent...and maybe birthday present. I have never seen people so whacked. The household was required to worship this woman and I guess that even means after she deserted them. My Italian or Scottish is itching to get out...

I did skim the first thread after Saturday concerning religion, liberalism and conservatism. I definie myself conservative when it comes to government, and socially liberal as to what I can tolerate, and a mix myself, leaning more conservative. I grew up Catholic, and like Hose, ventured into reading or researching other faiths after I left the church. I came back to Christ and luckily found a church and pastor who taught me what it means to have a relationship with Him. I don't even bother debating it on the internet anymore. I am fortunate to have a well versed and witty pastor. You all may have heard of him...Doug Giles. Came from Lubbock Texas. ( I lived there twice when the USAF sent my dad to Texas Tech ) Nevertheless, I will go back and read more. I always learn and it helps me understand where confusion or areas to emphasize studying may lie. So thanks, very inciteful stuff.

I do have to confess, I cannot stand modern day, weak kneed, yellow belly, pussified version of liberalism today. It makes me sick. We caught the number two al-Caca guy and there was a whisper in the news. These people are so everything I can't stand.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Gosharooties, kids...thanks for the lovely feedback; you're a great audience!

(Actually, that's incredibly true, seeing what an extremely bright, educated and snarky lot y'all are.)

Considering how much free entertainment DHD provides me (not to mention nice folks), it pleased me to be able to do a little something special for teh gang.

(I had a bit of fun doing it, too.)

Joe -

Ç'est moi using a humble Shure SM-58 mic jacked into a Mackie mixer. No software tricks; just the sort of basic editing that used to be done with a razor blade plus a little EQ. But I learned a lot over the years from the top-dog voice guys in L.A.

"Hijinks" is right up there in the comedy cliché cavalcade along with fractured, daffy, ding-a-ling, tickle-your-funny-bone, side-splitting & laff-riot. (Which must always be spelled "laff".)

Plus all the clichés in the spot. Basically, cheese works well for these things.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Speaking of moonbats in the news, check out what happened to the lady that pissed on the floor of the airplane, had to be restrained, and joked about bringing "bomb-making materials" on board: sent to a mental health facility.

She says: "I did not commit any criminal act. I am not responsible for the federal government arresting me."

The public defender seems to have had a lot of "fun" with her client.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Staci said...

Fatwa, work didn't allow that link. :(

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Sounds like she's using some of Deb's "framing" arguements.

I did sign her name on a comment at pawthetic when the story first broke.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Staci -

Boo hoo! It may be blocked as it is a site which permits uploading and storage of files. (Something your employer might not think is a good idea re company stuff.)

Hope you have better luck from a private 'puter.

Joe -

Mentally ill, "peace activist", repeated trips to visit Pakistani "pen pal", poorly housebroken, talk of explosive materials and terrorst organizations on an airliner...she's clearly just another innocent victim of Chimpy McBushitler's fascist thugs.

Let the silkscreening of the "Free Catherine Mayo!" t-shirts commence!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

so rabbit, on your profile, it says you have a blog called "vardon." but if i click on it, it's a 404.

is there a rabbit blog?

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Sounds like she's using some of Deb's "framing" arguements.

Hey, has this been included in the Deb lexicon yet?

Frame, framing (verb): when Deb attempts to get away with making stuff up.

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

From the "We go there so you don't have to®" files:

Dr. Deb,
I hope your journey was pleasant and a cause for renewal and rejuvenation. I find when traveling that it is important to eat properly and keep hydrated. A proper balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates will keep you feeling your best on a long trip. When you don't necessarily feel like eating, a bowl of ice cream and some snack food can do the trick. The fats slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates and reduce the glycemic index, eliminating the sugar rush/sugar crash problem while providing a good dietary balance. So go ahead; have a bowl of rocky road and a bag of Cheetos - your trip will be much more enjoyable.
Posted by Uisce Beatha na h'Eirinn at September 5, 2006 12:19 PM

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

When I left for work this morning, there were 7 comments approved on Deb's latest post. Now at 12:40 there are 18.

Looks like she's up and moving about.

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

FATWA! FATWA! FATWA!

That's hysterical.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

paddy -

She'll never get it, but we did and that's good enough for anybody.

hahahaha.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

My actual quote should have been

hahahahahasnorthahahasnurglehahahasnort

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, my gosh! I just got an email offer from John Mcclure, clearly brother to Troy Mcclure, to broker his artwork here in america for 10% of the profit!

Wow! I've been wanting to get another day job, this just might be the one!

I bet he just needs my bank account number so we can do direct transfers!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Wow...two snorts and a snurgle from BrendaK; I could die a happy man right now!

Except for the fact that I need to pick up a prescription and some groceries for my Mom; back in a while.

[Hurriedly departs leaving a Fatwa-shaped cloud of dust]

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

She'll never get it, but we did and that's good enough for anybody.

Too true. She doesn't get my "poetry" either, but that doesn't stop me from trying - or from being trying.

Another three fingers, barkeep!

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I've got a profile?
I've got a blog?

Heck, I was just mashing buttons & getting names rejected.
Joe was wanting to know who was writing stuff & I wanted credit for my socks.
Vardon was a name I made up as a username & rabbit was the password that finally went through. That's how I ended up this wasy!

I keep telling ya'll I have NO computer skills! LOL

So, Otta, no blog, no profile.
(But thanks to those of you curious enough to look!)

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

so, after joe posted the link about teh crazee ladee from braintree, i emailed a bunch of my friends in vermont (randolph. i spend a couple of weeks there at the end of every september. just in time for the tunbridge world's fair, because if you miss anything in vermont, the one thing you don't want to miss is the beer tent at the tunbridge world's fair.)

anyway. i said to my friends: dudes! what's up with the crazee coming out of braintree (because i swear this is the second time in the last couple of weeks i've heard of craziness from braintree).

and here's what one of my friends (who's a cousin of the crazy lady) said:

She was always a very sweet girl, one of the more "normal" ones in the Carse family. Her dad is Henry Carse from Hinesburg, VT. He was a politician for many years, Chairman of the House of Appropriations I believe. They have a farm and raise Scottish Highlanders. Very well to do also. They own an island in Lake Champlain somewhere. Henry and Mary had 6 kids and a number of the kids have had psychological problems. I guess money can't buy happiness! I always thought Cathy was one of the normal ones, but apparently she was bipolar and having spent a fair amount of time in Pakistan with her "pen pal" she probably wasn't being properly medicated. Guess this is a good example of "what happens if you don't take your medicine"! Her dad's got enough money to cover any fines, and part of the national debt so that won't be an issue. Again, they're a wonderful, do anything for ya kind of family. Just got to tighten up a few screws and she'll be fine I think.

======

so maybe our deb is just off her meds. and has been for like, 15 years or so.

by the way. my friends in vermont may possibly be the only vermonters who voted for george bush in the last election. well, not all of them. but the one who sent the quote above, for sure.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

They raise Scottish Highlanders?

You mean, with teh little kilts and furry purses?

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Fatwa...Mojo Jojo...classic. Wish I had thought of him.

As far as over at the rock underwhich a one Little Debbie Sticky Bun lives in her hovel I can only say this:

IT...IS...ALIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

You mean, with teh little kilts and furry purses?

The term is "sporran", ma'am. You don't want to be confusing a sporran with some other "furry purse".

Do ye have a problem with men who like to wear un-bifurcated garments?

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, Paddy, there is NOTHING like a man in a kilt. Well, except for a man in uniform, but that's practically the same thing, right?

FREEEEEEDOOOOOOOMMMM!

(Just watched Braveheart again last night)

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

blizzard: i think scottish highlanders are a long-haired breed of gerbil.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Pants were forced upon my people by the Roman oppressor. They're just a plot from the Man, trying to keep Celty down! Free your thighs!

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

paddy:

Free your thighs!

BWAHAHAHAHA!

I do have to add, that demand is a low percentage pickup line.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

No problem at all, Paddy! The man who introduced me to martinis was a totty Paisley buddy who had the whole tartan rig, down to his ghillie brogues.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

blizzardlane:

I liked your avatars so much, I went looking for a Brenda Starr in the same style.

I love the 40's pinup look.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Bringing up the man in a uniform thing, eh?

And you know what a Scottsman wears under his kilt doncha?

A shiny pair of shoes.

Now I am off to pick up the kidlets from school and get a new can of Cope.

Mmmmm...Fresh Cope.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

When asked what's worn under your kilt you can reply "lipstick".

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Fatwa, you never cease to amaze! I was hoping for another entertaining bit from you soon. I was not dissapointed (which is what matters, ya know -- it's all about me)

We should name you the official "Whassname to the court of the Gerbils".

Gotta go back and read the rest of the days posts now.

G'morning all!

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

" I don't know where ye been lad...but "I'm glad ta see ye won first prize."

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Barney Coppersmith said...

Catlover???

Good one!

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hose:

Heh. That's "blue ribbon" joke alright!

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

hose -

Oh, oh, I know this one!

hahahahahaha. Used to date a bagpiper, that was his favorite.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger TroyMcClure said...

Artwork???

I'm an actor damn it!!!!

You may remember me from such films as "The Boatjacking of Supership 79" and "Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms"

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger SBH said...

From a comment above taken from DF site:

"Posted by Uisce Beatha na h'Eirinn at September 5, 2006"

Ok, so who is the Zone dieter posting as "Water of Life of Ireland" over there? Paddy? That you? "Whisky" would have been a grand enough title. Especially from someone who wears the saffron kilt. Nobility is in your blood, especially after a 12 yr old single malt. (have some cheese with that)

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Mr. McLure:

Any comment on the recent purchase of a 2000 gallon aquarium and your recent purchase of controlling stock in SeaWorld?

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hose & BrendaK -

I can't believe you guys know that one, too!

Och...'tis a wee worrrld after all.

Me old Mum...I mean my Mom now has her meds, groceries and most important of all...Fudgecicles!™ (Someone once observed that ice cream is heroin for senior citizens.)

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Say goodmorning to me someone, or I'm gonna go eat worms.

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Mornin' SBH! Or evenin', as the case may be.

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger SBH said...

slurp....smack,smack,gulp!

Erg! Yich.

slurp...smack...

gulp!

Uck....

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

joe and brenda! you got hose's reference?

clearly, i watch all the wrong movies and have heard all the wrong jokes.

thank you, sweet gerbils, for putting up with me anyway. i love this site.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Joe, you're kindness itself. Good day to you, too.

Hope it is a fine one.

wiping mouth. ok, I'm done with the worms for the day.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Good morning, sbh! Have some orange juice. It's good for you.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Otta, It's a song. A sad, overworked, "one more person asks me to sing this and I will shoot the bagpiper" song.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Brenda, got the taste of those worms out of my mouth, thanks! It's not the taste I mind, it's the texture.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ottava:

For the joke, go here.

You must read it with a thick Scottish brogue.

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

well, we don't want any bagpiper shootings at DHD, right?

so i won't ask you to sing it.

(unless it's really late at night and you feel like singing anyway, sbh)

so now i'll just turn to google and maybe wikipedia.

no bagpiper shootings here, please.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

...I'm gonna go eat worms.

Um, Ottava...does that mean you're the early bird?

And a fine good morning to you. You okay after last evening's meteorological mayhem?

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Happy, happy, happy! I can be a spoiled brat here and people respond and are nice to me! Second childhood is grand! Nowhere else could I threaten to go eat worms and get a warm reception.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

brendaK! always better than google and wikipedia!

i am going there now.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

new thread...

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ottava -

That's not a very good version of the joke, best I could find. The punch line is usually -

"Och, I dunno where ya been laddie, but I see ye won a blue ribbon!"

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

Otta: Just for you.


A Scott was wandering through the forrest one day, when he decided to take a nap. Propping himself up against a tree, he dozed off. After awhile, two beautiful lasses come by and decide to see what he had under his kilt. To there amazement, they found a very nice specimen of what the Scotts had to offer to the world, and womanhood in general. Laughing to themselves, they decided to play a joke on the poor Scott. Taking the blue ribbon from her hair, she tied it in a bow around the Scott's "John Thomas"

When the scott awoke, he went to relieve himself. Looking down he noticed the blue ribbon. So he said to wis winkie:

"I don't know where ya been laddie, but I'm glad to see ye won First Prize!"

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

oh holy man.

blue ribbon indeed.

that is a good one.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

SBH,
I must say you take morning breath to a whole new level.
[dons saffron kilt]
I do admit to being fond of the Water of Life, but wouldn't want the sarcasm of those posts confused with the doggerel of Irish Whiskey.
If you catch the way I'm drifting.

Barkeep, two fingers this time - I need to slow down.

 

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