Christmas Cards

In case I forget to send Christmas Cards this year*, here they are:

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* Actually Mrs Mosquito Eater sends them, I just get some of the credit.

Quote of the day

via Afarensis:

“…if you ask a creationist pain in childbirth is all due to Eve eating an apple. The problem is that some species of macaques, some species of capuchins, and squirrel monkeys all experience the cephalopelvic issues humans face, so one would like to know what they did to piss God off…”

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
in lyrical format

  1. …is he dot, is he a speck, when he’s under water does he get wet, or does the water get him instead… (They Might Be Giants)
  2. …I want to be good, isn’t that enough… (Squeeze)
  3. …there were times when I could have murdered her, but you know I would hate anything to happen to her… (Smiths)
  4. …is she ultra-violent? Is she disturbed? I better tell her that I love her before she does it all over again… (Green Day)
  5. This is why events unnerve me,they find it all, a different story… (New Order)
  6. …don’t forget you’re young, on a hot summer night… (Billy Idol)
  7. …feeling good again, always hoped I would, never believed I ever could… (Echo and The Bunnymen)
  8. I can taste more than fear, the burning inside is so real… (Depeche Mode)
  9. …wasn’t long ago I tried to show my affection, …one look at me and she ran in the other direction (Material Issue)
  10. …I’ve put my life on the line, but I’ve committed no crime… (The Outfield)
  11. …understand me… understand me (Depeche Mode)

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
and blog shorts

  1. People Are People (Depeche Mode)
  2. Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  3. Love Less (New Order)
  4. Good Day (Dresden Dolls)
  5. Not a Crime (Gogol Bordello)
  6. I Won’t (Replacements)
  7. Gorilla Girl (Dead Milkmen)
  8. Hot Dog (Martini Ranch)
  9. Barrel Of A Gun (Depeche Mode)
  10. Until You Find Out (Ned’s Atomic Dustbin)
  11. Rubber Ring (Smith’s)
  • It looks like my RSS feed was corrupted. Personally I blame Cynthia Davis, since I think is was a post about her that corrupted it.
  • Metaphors are dangerous.  I used the phrase “fallen on deaf ears” in a recent email which caused some people to “get their panties in a bunch” and claim that I “threw them under the bus”.  I apologized and stated that I should have said “slipped through the cracks” instead of “fallen on deaf ears”.  In the future I think I will start using mixed metaphors instead so I can avoid “throwing a bunch of deaf people on a bus and their fallen panties slipping into other people’s cracks”.

Politico

  • McCain’s concession speech was probably the best speech he gave during the campaign. Had he spoken more like that on the campaign trail and in the debates instead of the vile stuff he was spewing, he may have stood a better chance at getting elected.
  • Is it just me, or did the first part of Obama’s speech sound like he was accepting an Emmy?
  • The second part of Obama’s speech was what I’ve come to expect from him.  I’m cautiously optimistic that he will be an effective president.
  • It’s been 20 years since we’ve had a president that I liked, and had I known more about him, I wouldn’t have liked that one either.  I’m wondering how long it will be before I’m think Obama is one of the worst presidents ever (although W has set the bar pretty high there).