Open Thread Thursday?

    I love MrSmith's Friday Afternoon Haikulodeons, so I'm suggesting open thread Thursdays for one-off comments that aren't quite big enough for blog posts. So, here's the open thread!


    Am I the only one who has noticed that Dagblog needs to update their copyright statement (at the bottom of the page) from 2013 to 2014? smiley

    Is that the reason you started the open thread? Because you didn't want to write a blog post about the out-of-date copyright? ;)

    Thanks for the heads up. We're going to get an upgrade very soon, probably next week, and I'll fix the copyright then.

    Why can't all my favorite TV programs be batch released like "House of Cards"?

    Per season, or for the entire series? I'd really like the latter, but definitely understand the need to field test the show for popularity, assuming that it's expensive to produce. (I really hate it when a show ends unexpectedly after a season is over when they've introduced a cliff-hanger that will now never resolve.)

    I can go for release by season.l

    Or better, like True Detective.  Not as long and with a complete story arc, no cliffhanger or promise of more to come. Ahhhh, closure.


    I'm too impatient even for that. I DVRed  "Hostage" for example, but the wait between episodes was to long. I would prefer to set aside a given block of time to watch rather than have to make sure I set a recording device. The piecemeal roll out of episodes takes blocks out of a given week, rather than viewing in one block.

    I do like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and do get it via iTunes, but again the releases are chopped up.I want full-service and I want it now.

    Now that it is possible to watch complete seasons and series whenever, I have decided not to begin watching a new show until it is completed. That is why I like the format of True Detective even though I have no idea whether or not I will like the show. I haven't watched it yet but I am looking forward to as soon as it is available to stream.  

    Content formats are a'changing and I want to encourage it. I was very disappointed by Netflix's Orange is the New Black series because it was built just like a television series, complete with series ending cliffhanger. What a missed opportunity to do something like True Detective. I just want them to tell me a complete story that I can watch at most over a long weekend without being zombified.


    Not sure if you're paying iTunes for it (let me know if you're not, because I assumed that was their model), but you can watch "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for free on Hulu.

    What is the cure for blogger's block?

    I was about to write something snarky, but this actually seems helpful.

    Thanks, but my symptom isn't in the list. I feel like almost everything I've tried to write lately has been said before--either by me or others.

    Funny you should bring that up. . .

    I blame it on Spring.  Nothing is hitting me, nothing is working for me.  But then I'm not trying real hard, either.

    Four more days in the south and then we head north.  Slowly, I hope.  Still a foot of snow on the ground at my house. 

    I can't blame it on spring, unfortunately. This has been dogging me all winter. I'm going to try to take a step back and perhaps write about something different or in a different style.

    Well one reason for my block is that for more than two weeks there is no NEWS!

    Cable just puts up a panel of know nothings explaining what they don't know about the airplane mystery...

    Or cable puts two people on to argue about ACA:

    ACA is bad and you are a poopy pants or the Prez is a poopy pants or...

    ACA is good and you are the real poopy pants and..

    So we're inaugurating our new Open Thread Thursday by saying we have nothing to say.  Lol.

    This is where I got my poopy pants rant:

    This lady comes from a Kock Bros front and spews out her 'facts'; the entire exercise is full of sound and fury without any substance. What a waste of time!

    I watched that last night and I couldn't stop laughing.  Man, that mouth just never quit!   Chris Hayes's reaction was priceless.  That's entertainment. . .

    I just watched that from last night.  She came across like my grand kids when then are arguing and trying to convince me that I am wrong and they are right no matter what.  She was just as snotty.  I felt like sending her to her room with out supper.  She behaved badly in front of a TV audiance. 

    Right, Momoe!  Maybe that's what made me laugh that hard over it.  I've been there, too.  They actually think they can talk over you and that'll be that.  Ha!

    It's like this.  Lol.

    I think we all have a lot to say.  We're in a fallow period now.  Our thoughts will blossom and our arguments will be ready for harvesting and distribution by the mid-term elections.


    Meanwhile, America is in desperate need of a poopy pants relief bill.  But the Republican led House just won't get behind it ... So it sits in committee ... and if you've ever sat in Committee, you know how messy that can be.

    Oh okay, I have been neglecting my job.


    I hereby render unto Smith the Dayly Comment of the Day Award for this here Dagblog Site, given to all of him from all of me. hahahah

    Referring only to myself:



    Although I have sat on committee and read great stuff from the NYT (my only luxury at 34 a month) or Time (@ 19 a year).

    The dangers associated with the Keystone pipeline as well as that of shipping crude oil and tar sand oil by rail have been both discussed and demonstrated. Additionally, a great deal of toxic waste product is shipped with the crude and it piles up at the refineries and creates all kinds of problems.
     Maybe this has been suggested somewhere and I missed it.Why doesn't the U.S. demand that Canada build its own refineries on its own land, deal with the waste where it comes from, and then ship a refined, relatively clean and smaller volume product through the pipeline as has been done for long enough to have worked out the engineering problems?

    Did you see that TPM has a new PhRMA-sponsored section, IdeaLab:Impact?

    Kevin Drum really snarked it and he did it so well I will not excerpt it here. It really deserves a visit to the link.


    Expanding on Richard Day's and MrSmith's comments, I'm going to have to point out that Kevin Drum Henry Farrell is wrong about impacting not being used in verb form.


    That's all I got!

    What is it with guys and potty humor?


    Scatology. hahahahah

    It is funny you ask this since the women are mostly stuck with taking care of the diapers; and the potty training and...

    Scatology will always be with us, because we are mammals.

    We are mammals first, and then the overseers of the earth according to Genesis. 

    the end.


    I used "eschatological" in a column once and some proofreader or typo gremlin changed it to "scatological" and sent it on.  Serves me right for trying to use big words when small ones would work just as well.

    I chose not to use 'scatology' because of the jejune nature of your and Mr. Smith's comments.

    Impaction is scatological; poopy pants is potty humor.


    Confucius, in discussing the Rectification of Names, said:

    “If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.”


    Hence, bloggers block.


    Jejune?!   Heck, it's not even April!

    I thought that scatology was a course devoted to the works of Lamber, Hendricks and Ross...wait, what?


    Funny and alarming.  What next? 

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