Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Spend all your time alternating between watching the good local sports team get infected with the stupid virus of the bad local sports team, reading and domestic bliss --

"My friends, I know all about 'domestic bliss.'"

--and you miss the vital news of the day:

"Al-Qaeda tasty! Grrr!"

"It's not like crimes were committed, heh heh."

And most importantly, this:

I've got nothing to add to this historical piece of comedy, so I'll just echo what Frederick said. In the midst of sharpening the angry a bit further, I realized it's the birthday of The Man --

--and then I felt a little bit better because I finally had something worthwhile to post about.


Spartacus said...

Cheney's changed? Heh. He must be feeling the hot breathe of a criminal investigation on his neck. Thanks for the Beethoven reminder. He always hit the mark with his music. I wonder how good he would have been with a shoe.

Dean Wormer said...

Great reflexes. I guess Laura must be beaning the little weasel behind closed doors at the White House.

Utah Savage said...

The shoe throwing was my favorite moment. But both bush and chenney found themselves telling a bit of truth to Martha Raddatz. They should bottle the Raddatz truth elixir for all future press interactions with pols.

La Belette Rouge said...

Don't try and pass this off as a shoe post! ;-)

Randal Graves said...

spartacus, of course he's changed. You would too if you had your robot heart replaced by another robot heart. And Beethoven was an angry dude, so I'd imagine he was quite a good shoe tosser.

dean, not too shabby for a drunk, huh. I'd be impressed if he wasn't such a fucking tool.

utah, unfortunately, whatever truth they fail to keep from leaking out will multiply over the years into a cottage industry of remorse and "no one could have anticipateds." Fuck them.

LBR, hey, you absolved me after I had you and Holden meet! ;-)

Angie said...

I'm glued to the TV! I can't get enough of the shoe throwing newsreel. It's like watching reruns of Gilligan's Island. Somewhat surreal and yet strangely enjoyable. Sometimes I pretend I am the shoe. Of course, Al gore is the other one.

susan said...

After the Iraqis pin a medal on him, I understand the Yankees are going to offer the reporter a pitching contract.

I enjoyed the Three Stooges version.

S.W. Anderson said...

Someone should talk to ABC's Jonathan Karl about burying the lede — which even the greenest rookie reporter would make of Cheney's admission he "cleared" the agency to do waterboarding, which is a freakin' WAR CRIME!

After all, it's not like access to the Bush White House is going to be an issue any more. And, it's not like neoconservative newsie-in-charge Mark Halperin is still at ABC, watching to make sure the slant is always rightward.

Maybe Karl wants to be newsie in charge, following in Halperin's all-right footsteps (no lefties need apply). That would explain it.

Re: the shoe-throwing video. Olbermann showed a mashup of it with a Blues Bros. movie scene that had me LOL. Priceless.

darkblack said...

The Ludwig Van!


Randal Graves said...

angie, it's one of those things that when you see it in 15 or 20 years, you'll still be chuckling at.

susan, they've got enough loot to pay off the Iraqis.

SWA, I've found that thinking about the fact that these fuckers are going to get away with war crimes for more than 3 seconds makes me want to throw not shoes, but heavy rocks on the skulls of these jokers from the top of the Empire State Building.

I love how Pelosi is talking tough all of the sudden now that Dems will be in charge.

I think I'm going to look for that Blues Brothers video. :)

darkblack, duh duh duh DUH! duh duh duh DUH! I want to see The Man tossing his conductor baton at Chimpy.

anita said...

oh man. i heard on the radio the other day about the birthday and was gonna post something. but then i said to me-self, "me-self, i bet i forget and randal posts something" and ... guess what? i forgot and you did.

and i think cheney will ultimately become a case study in the annals of abnormal psychology.

Randal Graves said...

Hey, I almost forgot myself!

Unka Dick will warrant his own chapter in the new and improved DSM-V.