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Some quick questions ...

Do conservatives read liberal blogs (I suppose this one qualifies) with as much disdain and condescension as I feel when I read right-wing blogs (hotair.com makes me wanna throw things every time I read it). For some reason, I feel like even the most liberal of blogs at least acknowledge the other side may have something of value to offer.

What is Genghis (not to mention SarahPalinGrrrrl) going to talk about after Nov. 4 (OK, I'll give them a week of post-game analysis posts, but what then)??

Why do people still wait in line at the box office to buy movie tickets when every theater nowadays has those awesome kiosks inside? Everyone has a credit or debit card, right?

What exactly do you reach the age when you can see a really old person in the street and imagine being that old?

Did Jim Haslett somehow - even subconsciously - get his defense to sabotage former coach Scott Linehan? The former defensive coordinator has won two games since taking over the top job after the Rams went 0-4 and looked like a Division III team in the process. The defense, in particular, looks like a totally different squad, so it has me thinking conspiratorially.

Should I get Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour? I'd love to get both but my NYC apartment can barely fit one set of awesome fake instruments.

Does anyone remember the time when the Dow Jones Industrial Average would move by less than triple digits on any given day? Ahhhhhh, simpler times ...

Why do people live in really cold places like Minnesota or Alaska? It's not even winter yet in NYC, and I already am missing the days i could walk my dogs in flip-flops and T-shirts ...

 

I made the mistake of sharing one of my first TPM Cafe posts with my right-leaning independent sister, and she showed it to my Republican mother, and over the course of a few months, all hell broke loose and now my sister's barely speaking to me.  But as she and my mother pointed out, they do indeed read progressive blogs now and then, to "see the other side" (like the bear climbing over the mountain to see what he could see, I guess).

But rather than see us as fair-minded, they seem to see progressive and liberal blogs as being just as crazy as I find the most right-wing blogs.  The only pro-Obama article my sister read and actually enjoyed was the one about Barack's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.  My sister said Barack's mom was one cool lady who she wishes she could've met.  I got my hopes up until we started arguing over issues and platforms, and found that my sister's choice of McCain is, unfortunately, unflappable.

So now I keep things light with all of them and try to discuss books and movies and keep politics to a minimum because, at least until November 4, we just can't see eye to eye over McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden, and it makes us all miserable.

I love the fall weather, don't wear flip flops, but hate driving in snow, if that's any comfort. 

Do conservatives read liberal blogs (I suppose this one qualifies) with as much disdain and condescension as I feel when I read right-wing blogs

9 out of 10 conservatives appreciate the superior intelligence of liberals.

What is Genghis (not to mention SarahPalinGrrrrl) going to talk about after Nov. 4

I will write about lawn bowling, funny things that animals do, and the shape and consistency of my bowel movements. SarahPalinGrrrrl will focus boys she thinks are hot and recent developments in particle physics.

Why do people still wait in line at the box office to buy movie tickets when every theater nowadays has those awesome kiosks inside?

People are concerned that using kiosks without preconditions would validate fascist machine ideology, encouraging them to take over the world and enslave the human race.

What exactly do you reach the age when you can see a really old person in the street and imagine being that old?

Quit sniveling, birthday boy. You're two years younger than me.

Did Jim Haslett somehow...

I stopped reading after somehow.

Should I get Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero World Tour?

Didn't you just write a screed against consumerism?

Does anyone remember the time when the Dow Jones Industrial Average would move by less than triple digits on any given day?

John McCain. On his good days.

Why do people live in really cold places like Minnesota or Alaska?

Not everyone is a total woos.

It's wuss, honey.

Deadman is worse than wuss. He's a woos.

Is that what they call them in North Dakota?

It's a Sioux word. It means, "Man who lose battle with blind duck."

that's funny, and very true. i got such bad circulation in mu junior year of college i often had to get up in the middle of the night and soak my feet in a tub of hot water just so i could feel them again ... somehow that feels like too much information

 

TMI, wuss feet.  Heh.

 

Yes; how totally awesome is president obama?; habit; 39; football? really?; support America, get a bigger apartment; no; total freakinG masochism. P.S. Genghis, it's spelled "wuss".

thank you orlando for those answers ... can i riddle you one more question, am i the only who finds himself humming the tune 'Saved by zero, saved by zero, saved by zero' because of that friggin car commercial. I think i've officially seen it a million times. (or maybe i just see it a lot cause i watch a lot of football, which you apparently do not Laughing).

Girls don't pay attention to car commercials so I have no idea what you're talking about. Sorry.

Every once in awhile I take a peek at NROs The Corner to see what frigging idea that jackass Jonah Goldberg has twisted around lately.  Then I come home and want to give the notebook a bath.

There is life after November 4th? Where's the memo?

You can buy the ticket at home now. No more kiosks.

My active fantasy life doesn't include old people.

I didn't even make it to somehow.

Hang from ceiling, but remember to duck.

Day, yes. Hour, no.

I was born under a palm tree in West Palm Beach. I split my time between there and Atlanta. Atlanta is waaay up north, if you know what I mean. I found shoes here that I didn't know existed - they weren't flip flops. Quickly realized how little I needed that new information. Prefer flip flops. Having been to Alaska, I prefer my flip flops to be anywhere else. And that's double  double true now.

You are a huut.

 

 

 

 

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