Monday, October 30, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Battle of the text editors on QDB
Tell your story well, but quickly
Of course, one can't see something like this without giving it a try oneself. Two quick stabs I made at it follow. Regrettably, the pun in the first is not my own.
The eighties, the nineties -- the naughties.
We didn't know until too late.I'll post more as I think of them. I hope readers will leave some in the comments, too.
By the way, I'm sorry for the long silence. More content will follow over the next few days, or early next week.
If only I'd listened to mother.Also, in the spirit of The Onion:
Unusual amounts of blood amazed passersby.
It isn't over yet, I hope.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
ToS from avis.com
The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months failed to report or leave the scene of an accident."
Thursday, October 05, 2006
"The Foolish Woman":
A Married Woman, whose lover was about to reform by running away, procured a pistol and shot him dead.
"Why did you do that, Madam?" inquired a Policeman, sauntering by.
"Because", replied the Married Woman, "he was a wicked man, and had purchased a ticket to Chicago."
"My sister," said an adjacent Man of God, solemnly, "you cannot stop the wicked from going to Chicago by killing them."
"Congress and the People":
Successive Congresses having greatly impoverished the People, they were discouraged and wept copiously.
"Why do you weep?" inquired an Angel who had perched upon a fence near by.
"They have taken all that we have," replied the People -- "excepting," they added, noting the suggestive visitant -- "excepting our hope in Heaven. Thank God, they cannot deprive us of that!"
But at last came the Congress of 1889.
From Æsopus Emendatus, "The Grasshopper and the Ant":
One day in winter a hungry Grasshopper applied to an Ant for some of the food which they had stored.
"Why", said the Ant, "did you not store up some food for yourself, instead of singing all the time?"
"So I did," said the Grasshopper; "so I did; but you fellows broke in and carried it all away."
Monday, October 02, 2006
Won't somebody think of the ...?
This is, frankly, just amazing to me. I mean, lying, corruption, torture -- these are all the Republican family values we've come to expect -- but pedophilia? That is to say, not just pedophilia, but pedophilia practiced by the fucking pedophile who was head of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus? (Really! -- this link should point to the caucus's web page, but it seems not to be there any more.) Not only did we have a pedophile in office, but this administration can't bring itself to denounce him, rather trying to spin his predatory actions as partisan gamesmanship and "simply naughty e-mails"?