Week in Review

Filed under:Miscellaneous,Politics,Priorities,Television — posted by Anwyn on September 9, 2006 @ 9:52 pm

Haven’t been in a very writey place this week, but here are some of the things that have occupied my thoughts:

1) Worst news I’ve read all week. I hope these guys don’t come to rue the day, but I believe America will. H/T and video: Allah. Naturally.

2) Funniest thing I’ve read all week. Thanks, See-Dubya.

3) Bonus See-Dubya: Best Word Use of the Week: Pulchritudinous. Note the first sentence in See-Dub’s post: He didn’t give a damn about ABC’s 9/11 miniseries until the stink began to rise off the party of free speech. Neither did Allah. Neither did I. But the brilliant Dems, instead of being content to set the facts straight themselves, ask that the facts be set straight in the mini, or any other such sensible course of action, have, by their despicable thuggery, ensured more viewers for this–if it airs–than ABC could ever have gotten on its own. Which they were trying assiduously to do, by–of course!–sending advance copies to obscure right-wing bloggers. Justin, Patterico! What are you doing angering the socks?!??

4) My friend the hurricane sent me this. That guy didn’t get any for a good long while after that.

5) There must be a middle ground between parental sacrifice and it’s all about me-me-me. Alas I don’t think I’ve yet reached it.

6) And speaking of parenting, let’s not let our … analysis … of Brad Pitt’s moronic statement regarding gay marriage blind us to his sterling qualities as a parent:

“I try not to stifle them in any way,” he says. “If it’s not hurting anyone, I want them to be able to explore. Sometimes that means they’re quite rambunctious.”

Brave words, Brad. But sadly for Zahara, Maddox, and Shiloh, actually he’s reduced to simply warning the poor kids when they’re about to be stifled:

“And always give them a heads-up before you jerk them out of something. You need to tell them, like, ‘You have three more minutes.'”

Father on, Mr. Pitt. Father bravely on.

Is There Something You Want to Tell Us?

Filed under:Miscellaneous,Television — posted by Anwyn on September 6, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

Numb3rs actress Diane Farr has a rather unusual business venture. If you can make light of your bad or awkward news, these cards are for you … and some of them are damn funny. I particularly like the one Diane herself used when her first engagement went bad: (Outside) Single. (Inside) Picked the wrong guy. Gave the wrong finger. Thanks for your support.

Hurricane Aughey John Threatens Mexico

Filed under:Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on August 30, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

Category 4. Fear him!

Gone Fishing Camping

Filed under:Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on August 9, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

A few days of smelling like smoke, sleeping on the ground, and hacking and coughing our way through the wilderness, since son and I both have a cold. Hooray!

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