Monday, July 27, 2009

Dear John: who's more popular now?

Double points to anyone who recognizes that line.


I'm getting more of a kick out of this because Long Drink and I just went to see these guys do their Beatles tribute show.

H/T to Stephy at Stuff Christian Culture Likes. Protestant readers, you'll enjoy that one even more than I did.

Monday, July 20, 2009

When the astronauts landed

Everybody is into remembering where they were when they heard about the moon landing 40 years ago. I can certainly tell you what I was doing. I was projecting a loathsome substance into a diaper. As I appear to have done with great frequency in 1969.

But here's the recollection of a man who only found out the specifics years after the fact, and didn't have the excuse of infancy. Guys, take off your hat to read it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sometimes, reality is cynical



This is only funny to guys who have never been on the other side of it. Unfortunately, there are too many who have.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bastille Day post

I really don't get into the whole idea of celebrating Bastille Day like others might. I'm not absolutely convinced that the French Revolution was a good thing. I'm a monarchist at heart. I know it wouldn't work well for America, but I tend to think that countries that have kings ought to keep them. And the anti-clericalism of the French Revolution outstripped any long-term benefit, to my mind.

All of which isn't really the point here. Patterico used the occasion to post the greatest scene ever filmed, and I couldn't very well let it go to waste. French, American or anything else, if you can watch this scene without goosebumps, you're probably not the sort of person I want reading my blog anyway.



A bit of trivia on the side: The blonde who sings with tears in her eyes and shouts "Vive la France" at the end of the song? She's the only member of the cast still living Like most of the cast, she was a refugee from the Nazi occupation. When these people sang "La Marseillaise," they meant it.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Happy birthday, Wharf Rat!

My oldest daughter turns 21 on Monday. Let's everybody call her at five in the morning on Tuesday and wish her a loud and cheerful happy birthday!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Ooooh... Barracuda!

Looks like the Lovely Sarah may be going after The One™ in 2012! Let's see who's got the endurance. She's got more balls than any three liberal misogynists.

Y'betcha!

Take me out to the ballgame slaughter

Remember Ross Perot and his "giant sucking sound?" I don't think he meant to be prophetic, but it sure applies to my beloved Moses Lake Pirates this year.

In 2007 we were the league champions. As of now, we're 0-19.

0-19. Do you have any idea how lousy you have to play to get to that point? Joe Shlabotnik would be hard-pressed to suck that badly.

Sunday we have tickets (courtesy of The Greatest Newspaper in the Northwest™) to watch them play Spokane. I sure hope the streak turns around by then. I don't want to expose the kids to the sight of dad sobbing uncontrollably.