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Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
That makes no sense, except that I wanted to use the letter “Q” in the title today. It’s a title as good as any, right? But it is not without merit. We are predictable in this here blog. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays have predetermined themes, and Cthulhu forbid I stray from Wednesday’s theme, ever. Y’all would hunt me down like a pack of rabid coyotes and set my world on fire. Maybe. But technically that leaves three days in which to write about current events, or politics, or even….
…..maybe. Booze is a great topic but y’all don’t care much for girlie drinks, and The Blog Boss won’t be returning for a while as yet, so you’ll have to deal with frou-frou drinks until then. So the questions (Hurray for the letter “Q”!!) for today is: would y’all like to see posts on the weekends, and if so, what topics do y’all want covered?
I bet BC will chime in with some interesting topics
And I look AWESOME for 54!!
Too bad I’m 47. Also, I wish Tiffany’s™ sold that. It’s a far prettier color than pink.
Anyway, I want to thank all y’all who come by and read, lurk and comment here and at Sithy. Y’all are a wonderful gift. Hope y’all have as great a day as I do!!
I received the news that longtime blogger Yabu had passed away on Sunday. I was at a loss, even though it was expected.
He was an interesting character, to say the least. Yabu had a gift for writing down how he felt. Unlike most writers who try to evoke feelings in their readers, he made you feel HIS feelings in what he wrote. It was sometimes a bit disconcerting to start one of his posts and feel a blanket of dread as he described a particularly hairy situation, or actually feel the sting of coral scraping your flesh as he recounts an alcohol-induced jaunt in the Caribbean. Mostly, he made you feel joy when he described his adorable Stretch going on patrol, or when he spoke of his wonderful wife, Juju Woman. He would also take some commenter’s irritation and capitalize on it, hence the birth of the Food Pic Haters’ postings. And no food pic was ever complete until a toy dinosaur was posing alongside the dish du jour.
His blog is gone now, and I feel a certain loss not being able to re-read his entries. No matter what the topic, he made you enter his world and live vicariously in those few minutes it took to read. He showcased his wife’s beautiful work, and inspired me to get back into doing stained glass. He spoke of his travels and inspired some of us, including our late friend Draco to wander the world. There is a hole in my life knowing I can’t ever meet him now.
But in my window hangs a work of art, wrought by Juju Woman, and gifted to me by Yabu. And at least I have a little bit of those wonderful people with me, always.
I like Fridays around the interwebtubenets. Usually those are the days for a specific theme at several blogs. For example, our friend JohnD over at Nobody Move! has Friday Movie Quote. Last week on our Open Thread, maestro semprinin suggested that we post our favorite movie quotes. And with the amount of cinematic wordsmithery out there, this should be a piece of cake for most of y’all.
Yes, there are some people like that.
Anyway, rules are simple: everybody can post a limit of five quotes, giving the line, actor, and title.The more obscure, the better. Familiar quotes are fine, but make sure to quote correctly. None of this “Do you feel lucky, punk?” crap*. So, get started!!
*The actual quote is “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”
The only Girlie Drink of the Week I can think of making today is this one:
But in case you are in need of something more refined, garter up at The Captives.
There has been a bit of a tweak in the time-space continuum.
Soylent Green had to rebuild his blog over at
the other platform from hell Blogger, and his deliciousness can be found at several places, including Soylent Siberia, The Soylent Sage, and Soylent Green.
Just stick with Soylent Siberia for the most part. Even though it’s Blogger.
And I have now been informed that our blogger friend, XBradTC, has a new (well, “new” in that he is now actively posting stuff there) blog. His deliciousness can be found over at The Captives. A sample:
He likes tushies, and so do y’all.
Consider this my public service announcement for the week
It appears that our esteemed friend Soylent Green is celebrating one more trip around the Sun today. Perhaps that is why I had a dream about him last night.
Get your minds out of the gutter, people. Werewolves and beer were involved.
I said get your minds out of the gutter! Full explanation at Sithy. Anyway, on behalf of H&B…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SG!!!
And in tribute to the master, whom we can never, ever raise a candle to, here is a bit of birthday cake.
Happy birthday, honey!! Remember, the more birthdays you have, the longer you live
A few thoughts on what I have noticed around my corner of the world.
I have counted about 14 Romney/Ryan signs in my neighborhood. I have not seen an Obama/Biden one as yet. Not even from the ardent supporters from 2008, including my neighbors. As for bumper stickers, I saw two for Obama, and lost count on the Romney ones. The best bumper sticker I saw?
I found that pic at Legal Insurrection. The sticker I saw was on the rear window, above the brake light, and flanked by Gadsden flags. I ♥ Texas.
Unlike a few of you, I have many liberal friends at the social-site-with-faces. With two exceptions, they have refused to post any more political links at that site. The two exceptions? Well, one linked the “ZOMG!! TAGG ROMNEY OWNS VOTING MACHINES!!!ELEVENTY111!!!” story, which was quickly debunked in the comments, numerous times. The other one linked the Obama MTV interview, where he flubs the name of the Defense of Marriage Act, calling it the Defense Against Marriage Act. That link was flooded by plenty of her liberal friends calling Obama not only ignorant about the name, but also accusing him of flip-flopping over the issue, which he did. It was a rather awesome flame war among liberals.
Also, there have been no plugs for the SEAL Team 6 documentary airing on Nat Geo on November 4th. Usually something that makes Prez Obama look good is linked all over that site. So far, not a peep. My guess is, that would invite others to comment about the murders of our countrymen in Benghazi. And that is something that NO LIBERAL in my feed has brought up. NOT ONE!
Another thing I have noticed is the lack of denial coming from the White House as regards the Fox News exposé of the Benghazi emails and the timeline of events. My guess is to deny it is to bring attention to it, and the White House is trying to avoid that like herpes. But they can’t avoid it. Thank you, internet!
Anyway, feel free to add to my tinfoiliness in the comments. I’m sure there is more.
Y’all send the best stuff to me or link to the blog, and I haven’t taken the time to recognize the efforts.
Reader and commenter pink Floyd, who obviously has the punniest name in the blogosphere, posted this on the “For ALL!!” post:
I don’t care who you are, that right there is GENIUS!!!
And just yesterday I received through my H&B email a wonderful graphic, courtesy of a reader/ lurker*.
*I can’t divulge the name of the sender for obvious reasons. But if he will send along his internet nick, I’ll update it.
If y’all have your own graphics or some funnies to share, send them along. It would be fun to do a reader mail bag post. But FYI: any hooker pics go to ArmedGeek
That’s the new celebrity endorsement that’s going around the web on behalf of the Obama campaign. It’s pictures of famous actors showing their right hands over their hearts, and pledging to support Obama, while delivering a message written on the hand stating why they support him.
Y’all know I just could NOT let that slide without a response. And taking my cue from my governor, Rick Perry, here it is:
I pledge allegiance to no man.
Fuck that on a stick with sauce, Prez!!