Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be

No, the crooner's not that guy.

Nor this one.

Me. & you blithely assumed I was referring to the kinder, gentler machine gun party. For shame, gentle hippie.

Anyway, whilst chuckling unuproariously, a clutch of synapses conjured up from my youth a cacophony of covertly carbon copies of Der Pretzeldent. I know I've seen an expectorating image of the above & was damn sure the child peering over a receded hairline's faded table's edge came from a famous television advertisement. Alas, memory was oh so wrong.

But at least we've added one more permutation of the Democrats' rallying cry this silly season: Mikey likes 0.6% fewer FBI raids. Not that catchy, I'll admit, but this is why I'm a civil servant & not a mad man.

Update! Mystery solved!

Thanks to amateur sleuth Ethan, no thanks to my decrepit cranium, here's the even-more-appropriate-than-it-first-appears image:

Bit too on-the-nose for Famous Ray's, though.


Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

You never told me that Famous Ray's has a breakfast menu, especially one featuring Life! (I hear it's crunchy.)



Randal Graves said...

Crunchy doesn't explain the half of it! Famous Ray's selects only the finest huma - I've said too much.

Ethan said...

The Obama picture reminded me instantly of the Dawn of the Dead poster.

Randal Graves said...

Sweet merciful crap, that's exactly where I got it from. Having watched that flick about 14 billion times, I should have remembered. Damn senility.

When I strike it rich, the next round's on me.

okjimm said...

Wowsers! Ray's has gotz a breakfast menu? Eggs&brains on whole wheat muffin.....McRay's Horrorito?

thatgirl said...

I'm glad you figured out where it was from.

Susan Tiner said...

I think the dead are already walking the earth.

sunshine said...

I'm tired.
What's this all about??? :)


susan said...

Heh.. That's the image on one of numb's favorite t-shirts.

Why are they coming to the mall?

They don't know why, they just remember that they wanna be in here.

Demeur said...

But memory loss can be such a blessing especially after a night of debauchery or a meal at Ray's.

Tom Harper said...

Kinda sad to see Obama groveling for votes (the linked NYT article). Imagine applying for a job and telling the interviewer "I'm not qualified for this job, but the other applicants suck even worse than me."

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, whole wheat? Try corn meal. Only it's not corn.

thatgirl, any more crazy driving and I'd end up like Olivia.

susan t, if they are, they haven't tried eating my brain, which I suppose says a lot about me. Outsmarted you bastards I did.

demeur, you wouldn't want to remember a 0.4 star dining experience?

tom, sad? Makes me chuckle, though the dums publicly falling back on the tiresome "oh yeah, well, we may beat you, but we don't beat you as much as he does now fix me sandwich!" is, well, tiresome, predictable, and deserving of a right bout of nelsonmuntzing especially when winnable races are lost.

sunshine said...

Ummm excuse me....
You didn't comment on MY comment!
I cannot STAND being ignored.
You sir... shall pay.
Yes... you shall pay dearly.


Lisa said...

My hair is silver, not gray, thank you very much.

And would you reply to Laura before she stops hugging you and drop kicks you through the goal post of life!

S.W. Anderson said...

Randal informed us: "Having watched that flick about 14 billion times, I should have remembered. Damn senility."

Considering the movie in question, we're surely talking warpage more than senility, never mind the wholesome cereal-huckstering feint.

Demeur said...

Randal must have found a new porn site now finish your nap Sunshine. He may be in later.

Liberality said...

Poor Sunshine. Randal has doddered off somewhere mumbling to himself and forgotten his blog followers. For shame Randal!

Beach Bum said...

Screw politics, I'm done with the entire bunch for a while. The Dead poster reminded me that AMC will have a zombie series starting Halloween night...on the other hand, it does seem fitting to have a television show about zombies so close to November 2nd.

Randal Graves said...

sunshine, c'mon, you guys have, what, one tank? Bring it on, SCTV!

lisa, maybe it's a bear hug using a real live bear. I hear Canada's full of 'em.

SWA, thou flingest aspersions at arguably the finest zombie flick in the history of cinema? I will not brook blasphemy.

demeur, there's *porn* on the internet?

liberality, there are two things I can never be questioned on: my laziness, and my senility.

BB, I don't buy the official line on the origins of Halloween. The oligarchy no doubt co-opted the holiday and purposely put it where they did in order to soften us up for the true horror of annual elections.

S.W. Anderson said...

"Randal wrote: "The oligarchy no doubt co-opted (Halloween) and purposely put it where they did in order to soften us up for the true horror of annual elections."

Actually, they put it where they did to get people into stores buying stuff between August back-to-school buying and Christmas (or other mid-winter holidays) buying.

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