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21 January 2009 @ 05:42 pm
Random updates from the last few days...  
On Monday, our local newspaper reprinted the Associated Press article feature a list of Bushisms from over the years. Christopher laughed himself sick over them (as did we), and kept rereading them. He probably didn't understand the gaffe contained in Bush's lament for OBGYNs and their struggle to "practice their love with women all over the country," but he definitely got the rest. ;)

I've mentioned the Op-Ed writer Leonard Pitts before, and I wanted to share two of his recent articles with you. One, printed on MLK day, was a remembrance of people he wished could see Obama become President, and the other (printed today) was on the Inauguration itself. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I got a chance to play Guitar Hero again last night, while everyone else was at basketball practice. Why on earth doesn't the original version have a "practice" mode where you can slow the songs down? Because having them come at me full speed again and again doesn't help me see the notes any better. Plus, if you miss too many the song will fail, so again-- just watching won't help you! I have made it through Cream's Crossroads without failing exactly once, and the next level of songs is killing me. I love Texas Flood (never heard it before), but it's pretty challenging. And there's another in that group where I just can't figure out when the notes are supposed to happen. Seems like I'm strumming in the right place, but apparently not. :0

Monday's House, M.D.: for crying out loud, take the kid out of the room while his father is on the verge of death!

And as to Fringe, I'm really only watching the show because I like Olivia and I love the weirdness of Walter and how he and Peter yank each other's chains so consistently:

Walter (cheerful nutjob voice): I'm dosing a bug...
Peter (eyeroll voice): Of course you are.

Now, on the minor grumpage front, someone posted a rec page on SPN drabbles yesterday and I wasn't even mentioned. That always make me feel a little weird, especially since I massively post to both of the comms that were listed. And then I'm bothered that it bothers me! Or something.



 
 
 
Cass E. Pants: text - ooh prettycass404 on January 22nd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Walter and Peter&Walter are the BEST. I just love the bantery and nutjob flavor of everything he says.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on January 22nd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh, me too-- I never know what's going to come out of his mouth, right down to insisting that a cow is necessary for his lab. :0

Things like, "But who would set up a series of safe-deposit box numbers based on the Fibonacci series? *pause* Unless... they're mine."

He's so cheerfully whacky, really the best part of the show. I find myself wondering if the writers originally planned for Olivia to spend more time with the Kirk Azevedo character, and then after filming began and the Walter/Peter interaction kicked off... decided otherwise. ;)
happy is as happy does: Barack Obama (hottest pres eva)happywriter06 on January 22nd, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
I talk to families who die.
I think we have a winner.

I can't even believe that this is true. I know it is but still.

Awesome speech.
To the Pope? The Pope? Just. Wow.

I'm going to check out those articles by Pitts. I really liked reading his stuff when I was in FL.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 22nd, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
I think we have a winner.
Not only is it wrong, for what he meant to say, but it makes it sound as if the families die as a result of his talking to them. :0

To the Pope? The Pope? Just. Wow.
Isn't that frightening? I was appalled. While to me the Pope is just another man, much too far exalted in accord with the tenets of his church, that isn't how to address him! I mean, I think the British Royals are useless and ridiculous, but should I ever meet one I doubt that, "'Sup?" would be the form of greeting I'd use. :0

I'm going to check out those articles by Pitts. I really liked reading his stuff when I was in FL.
I love Pitts, because he manages always to convey his point in a reasonable and intelligent manner, and often in tones of humor. Not to mention that he's simply a good writer, content of his writing aside!
happy is as happy does: Barack kissing Michelle. (don't hate)happywriter06 on January 29th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
it makes it sound as if the families die as a result of his talking to them.
I'm sure it felt like. They probably got a stabbing pain right and they wondered if this was going to be the last thing they heard. lol
dannywinterlive on January 22nd, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
there is a no-fail mode. TURN IT ON. YOU WILL HAVE MORE FUN. <333
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yay!halfshellvenus on January 22nd, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! I knew that if there were a way to help this, someone on my f-list would know!

Still wish I could slow it down a little, though. :0 But being able to plow through no matter what would really help too.
dannywinterlive on January 22nd, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
is it possible that your sound & display aren't synched up properly? if you push the button and it seems that nothing happens, or it doesn't happen at the right time, try playing with the settings - there's a manual sync on rock band that often messes with how we play, maybe it carries over.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Flirthalfshellvenus on January 22nd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for suggesting it!
eponin10 on January 22nd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
There are more bushisms here. Also? I'm not sure if I'm more amused or appalled that my five year old can speak better english than he can.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 22nd, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I saw some of those the other day-- there are tons available over the Internet, though that AP list was really good. But this one, from your source, should have been on the list:

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."

Yes, since Iraq had no part in 911.

I can't believe Roo is 5 already! But I have met many children who communicate better than Bush does. And they certainly are more familiar with adages than he seems to be. :0
eponin10 on January 23rd, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
I can't believe Roo is 5 already!

*giggles* Roo turns 6 on Feb. 2nd. That's less than 2 weeks! *eeps* How'd that happen?