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Feb. 16th, 2015 09:26 pm Insurance Commercial Fan Fiction

I kid you not.  It's short, and brilliant.

http://rembrandtswife.tumblr.com/post/111073183342/thewinterotter-kyraneko-doujinshi-i-hate?og=1&fb_action_ids=359264907594673&fb_action_types=tumblr-feed%3Areblog

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Oct. 7th, 2014 07:50 pm The Definitive Word

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Jan. 20th, 2013 06:40 pm I can hardly believe it!!!!

My boys - MY BOYS - are going to the SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!  It's been 19 (EIGHTEEN!) looooooooooong years since I've been able to say that, and I'm beyond delighted that the drought is OVER!  

My boys are going to the Superbowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May. 13th, 2012 05:03 pm :::snicker:::


  

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Evening news

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Jan. 18th, 2012 11:20 pm Yeah, great, we're upset about internet freedoms....

...but, honestly, where the hell was all of this outrage and organized effort when our government signed away our due process rights a month ago? Seriously? Free twitter is more important than the basic tenants of the human legal rights our country was founded on? Really?

http://rt.com/usa/news/indefinite-detention-bill-senate-905/

"Exactly 220 years to the date after the Bill of Rights was ratified, the US Senate today voted 86 to 13 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, allowing the indefinite detention and torture of Americans."

And my fucking pussy president, who was supposed to be SO MUCH BETTER than his predecessor, signed it into law with some weak-assed statement that HE wouldn't use it? So, great, open season for the next republican dickwad who comes along? How helpful, thanks.

http://www.aclu.org/national-security/president-obama-signs-indefinite-detention-bill-law

“President Obama's action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director.

Don't get me wrong, I'm ALL for dumping these loser internet bills - glad they seem to be shriveling up like the turds they are. But I'm dumbfounded that THESE got overwhelming nationwide coverage and support, while the utter death of Due Process for Americans went past with barely a "...wha?..." from The People.

Man, we really DO get the government we deserve, I guess.

Oh, and for the record? I worked in the music industry when it had things like A&R departments that nurtured artists, and the film industry when you had to pay to view their products. Never once downloaded a song or a film without paying for it, on principle. And I voted for Hillary in the primary. So my conscience is clear.

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

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Jul. 11th, 2011 09:52 am For all of us who are grammar geeks

As a some time beta for fan fic, this delights me to no end...

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In case it doesn't go through because drop and drag is acting funny...
http://xkcd.com/923/

I do so love it when we get the "official" policy word.

Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Dr. Oz

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Mar. 22nd, 2011 12:01 am iTunes Meme

This meme making the rounds caught my imagination, though I'm thinking it worked better for others I saw...

To play - you set iTunes to shuffle, and answer each question with the title of the next song that comes up.

IF SOMEONE SAYS 'IS THIS OKAY?' YOU SAY: Talking to My Angel - Melissa Etheridge
OK, that works - "I've been talking to my angel, and he says that it's alright"

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?: American Music - The Blasters
For someone who worked in the music biz, I suppose it fits, if you squint....

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE/SAME SEX?: I Can Take Care of Myself - Billy & The Beaters
LOL Um, iTunes, I think you missed the point of this one. Altho - sure, I do like them independent types...

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?: This is Not America - David Bowie and Pat Metheny
Well, possibly after watching the news...

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?: Sleepwalk - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Man, I sure hope not.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?: Lend Me a Dime - Boz Scaggs
LOL Yeah, well, I did just pay the monthly bills, so alas, it fits.

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?: Fly Me to The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Hey!

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?: Soul Sick - Rob Thomas
Yeah... no.

WHAT IS TWO PLUS TWO?: Lyrical - Gabrielle Roth
Well, to give it credit, I don't own a song called "Four"

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?: Soul - Matchbox 20
Yup. That fits.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Day of Reckoning (Burnin' For You) - Robbie Robertson
Ouch.

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY: Secrets - OneRepublic
:::rolls::: I plead the 5th :-)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?: John Barleycorn - Traffic
Uh... dead? WTF?

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE: Hey Sweet Man - Madeleine Peyroux
Well, it's a nice sentiment, but a completely Jr. High question, so I'm not wrapping my arms around this one much.

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING: Iko Iko - Dr. John
Yeah, probably, at least toward the end of the night after the booze has been flowing a while.

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?: Hold On - Sarah McLaughlin
Yes, well, wouldn't *that* be ironic. LOL

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY / INTEREST? El Farol - Santana
Um... what?

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?: Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
I swear, I have never lynched anyone, ever.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter - Nat King Cole
Well, it's true, they never write, then never call...

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?: Just for a Thrill - Jim Byrnes
iTunes, you are Not Paying Attention

HOW WILL YOU DIE?: Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe
:::sigh:::

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?: Give Blood - Pete Townsend
Okay - I stopped giving blood after I began dating a bisexual man - and until the CDC changes its ridiculous policy on that, I suppose I do regret that I cannot give blood anymore (that's kind of a stretch, innit?)

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?: Are You Havin' Any Fun - Tony Bennett
Perfect!

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?: Beethoven - Symphony #5 - Carlos Kleiber
Eh... not so much.

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?: More Than Love - Los Lonely Boys
As my answer is "no", I think we're not quite on point here.

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?: Tu-ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues - David Lindley
Well, I would have said a brain tumor, but I suppose we're in the general neighborhood!

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?: All Your Reasons - Matchbox Twenty
I suspect these questions were written by teenage girls - but I love how contrary the lyrics are to the question!!

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?: Star Star - Rolling Stones
LOL - I haven't been a star fucker for *decades* - but I'm not sure I would change much.

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?: If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
I got nothin.'

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS? Te Estoy Buscando - Ozomatli
The answer makes as much sense as the question, so okay.

Current Mood: sleepysleepy

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Dec. 24th, 2010 03:51 pm

Happy Holiday to everyone celebrating anything this week (even if it's only "hey - it's Friday" ;-)! Here's hoping 2011 is a better year for everyone. And have a safe New Years!


Current Location: the Recliner of Doom
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "This is how a heart breaks" - Rob Thomas

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Nov. 25th, 2010 05:10 pm French's CHEESE-FLAVORED Onions. Oh, heaven.

Okay, I may be one of the few anglo-saxon-type people who grew up in the USA who never tried the whole green-bean-casserole-with-onions thing as a kid - honestly, my mom just never made it, she must not have liked it, I dunno, so I never knew what it was. Consequently, I always viewed it ("it" meaning all of the press the damned recipe gets) with no little suspicion, and thought the whole idea sounded a little.... nasty, actually.

Don't get me wrong - I like green beans, I like mushroom soup - but onions have never been a fav, unless they are either carmelized (and even THAT I never tasted until adulthood) or, preferably, covered in beer batter and deep fried, with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping. :-) I may be the only person I know who would go through a drive-through and order a burger with no onions, and onion rings. And the combo of all of it just did not sound appetizing.

But a few years ago, I had T-day at a friend's house (I think mom went to see my bro in PA that year) and they proudly served it, so - I put the "polite" spoonful on my plate. And surprisingly, I liked it. A LOT. I had seconds. And possibly thirds.

So, my mom died last year, and this is my first T-Day without any family obligations, which is a little sad but also actually kind of nice because hey, no airplane ride. I looked forward to a lazy day, eating what I wanted, lap full of cats, a good bottle of bubbles, never changing out of the pjs, and football/the "Burn Notice" marathon on USA. And I laid in the proper supplies, including ingredients to make the green beans if I felt so inclined.

French's - the fried onion people, in their infinite GENIUS - are now making CHEESE-FLAVORED fried onions, which I gotta tell you are so, so, so, stupidly good as a topping for the whole green bean thing. Seriously. Salty, cheesy, crispy - oh Lady, perfection.

This is a really weird thing to be thankful for, isn't it? I blame the bubbly. (It's very, very good bubbly. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, all. :-)

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Sep. 17th, 2010 08:18 pm My first march on Washington :-)



http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/

I really cannot resist - despite the fact that I have only 2 more paid days off for the rest of the year, oh please no colds or flu until January 2nd - I must use them to attend this event. Made the decision in a snap this morning and cashed in miles to fly!

Anyone have suggestions about what to do on Halloween in DC? :::grins::: I only have the one day to kick around, but it will be worth it. I envision a lively meeting of the two different groups - and then we'll all go out for a beer. LOL

Anyone else going to be there?

Current Location: The Recliner of Doom
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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