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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Snippets


Light blogging interspersed with rain, pain, and much swearing at an overactive Gustav, whose Neurotic Glands are, apparently, exuding Miasma of Neurosis. Stupid psycho feline!

The current issue of The Funny Times arrived this week, ensuring that my mood is somewhat better than it has been of late. If you don't have it, consider a subscription. Also, consider gift subscriptions for friends. It makes an inexpensive, wonderfully enlightened and enjoyable present, and is a great way to support cartoonists like Nina Paley and Keith Knight, and columnists like Lenore Skenazy.

From the current edition of the Funny Times:
It is God that has made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture, and George W. Bush is no longer the top sheep. Altogether a cause for rejoicing

[...]

Meanwhile, we have this classy family in the White House, overachievers but gracious about it, mischievous kids and a smart man and a woman who sometimes tosses him glances that say, "Oh, just get over yourself." What their presence says about the decency and generosity of this country is huge, friends, just huge. Rejoice, America. Je suis Americain. Ich bin ein Amerikaner.

And Phil Proctor, in Phil's Phunny Phacts, sends in this from Ben and Jerry's:

Yes, Pecan ice-cream for Obama

and a contest asking people to finish this sentence: "And for George W. Bush, they created ..." which resulted in the following entries (there were many more, but these were selected):

Grape Depression
Abu Grape
Cluster Fudge
Nut'n Accomplished
Iraqi Road
Chock 'n Awe
Wiretap-ioca
Impeach Cobbler
Guantanamal-low
imPeachmint
Heck of a job, Brownie!
Neocon-politan
Rocky Road to Fascism
The Reese'scession
Cookie D'oh!
The Housing Crunch
Nougalar Proliferation
Death by Chocolate ... and Torture
Credit Crunch
Country Pumpkin
Chunky Monkey in Chief
George Bush Doesn't Care About Dark Chocolate
WMDelicious
Chocolate Chimp
Bloody Sundae
Caramel Preemptive Stripe
"I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands" ... with nuts
I'd change the last one to "millions," but hey, that's just me, yaknow? Iraqis count, as do Afghanis and Pakistanis.

I'm an atheist, and I never did like Garrison Keillor much, but I have to admit that the snippet above made me feel good when I read it. Especially because the bit about the Obamas is so right on.

Good thing I don't like ice-cream, that list would make me explode otherwise. Got a name you'd like to bestow on ice-cream in (dis)honor of Gee Dumbya? Send it in!

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2 Comments:

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

What an adorable kitty pic!

I've got to check into this publication. I can think of one friend who would love it.

Hope your day is relatively pain-free, TPC!

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Thank you, my dear friend! It's so wonderful to see you virtually, even when you just post "hello."

 

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