Hurry up and let him out! You have no clue how hot it gets in those packages!
You just want to giggle at my boobs with him!
That is just too cool... I want one :)
Aw man, those guys get ALL the ladies!
When I was a kid, I checked the funny pages (comics) every day in the paper. If I still got the paper, it's likely the only thing I'd read. But I don't. That's what you guys are for. But some of you just don't write enough. *taps foot*
Get to it, you people! Produce! In fact, I would like to start a petition that ThothLestat be REQUIRED to write at least once a day. Sign here if you agree.
Also, please leave suggestions on how we may enforce such a law if we get enough support.
Heh My step mum gets the paper every day and the comics is the only thing I read in it, :)
And I am signing the petition, Thothy should write more. :P
I miss his wise words of wisdom.
*Ducky signs here, in electronic form!*
We could send the Ducky and Seagull mafia to make sure he writes more. ;)
Seabird coercion...I like it! Steal his ice cream and poop on his head. If that doesn't work...fish head under his pillow!
Psh. You and your REQUIREMENTS! Your deadlines! Mandates!
Psh, I say derisively!
Ya know... some days the voices are quiet. Left to my own devices, I'll just repeat the same ol' crap that's in my journal already. Or worse; I'll just bloviate about whatever inconsequential flotsam drifts my way.
I need some topics to write about, zumzayin?
You made me look up a word! I love you. I, too, can now bloviate. In fact, I'm going to go home and bloviate with my husband right now!
I am officially signing the petition as well... perhaps we could throw out suggestions for topics :D
I'm beginning to suspect that Morrigon has someone else in her life. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I saw some guy creeping around...I only got a good look at the top of his head and his eyes, but I'm pretty sure something's up.
I was reading the Personals section of her journal, where she always puts up stuff about us and I saw something odd...the pronoun, "he." I know. I know what you're going to say, "No way, Jo...it's a typo. She left off the 's' on 'she'. " You're probably right, but she's been fantasizing about Italian food a lot in her sleep and I'm just feeling kinda vulnerable.
You guys would tell me if you knew something, wouldn't you?
So, after a long day at McMann & Tate's, our thothy hero comes home to his beautiful Mrs. Thothythoth, who quickly kisses his cheek and brings him a cocktail from the bar.
He's had a tough day at the office. His boss needs him to design a toothpaste ad for Mint Brite and he just can't satisfy anyone! His hand-drawn flip-chart just isn't impressing the client and his boss is threatening to fire him again.
The pressure. The stress. His cardigan sweater tangles around his arms and musses his perfectly brill-creamed hair. Can this day get any worse?
As he gets ready to sit on the couch and unwind, he senses something is not quite right. He looks a little more closely and....Holy Crap! a throw pillow has been tossed on a man lying there in a clever attempt to hide him from view.
This is just the last straw! Mr Thoth sternly calls for the lady of the house to explain. She blinks cutely, bites her lip, rocks a bit on her heels and then introduces him to Mr. da Vinci himself! What the Hell?! There is to be NO hoodoo in this house, young lady!
But, nooooooo, you have it all wrong, Mr. Thoth. No monkey business here! Why, she just wants to help. Looky here at this ad campaign that she whipped up in two seconds for you. Sip that martini, sir...it will help! Oh, wait, is that the doorbell? Your boss and the client have dropped in unexpectedly! Oh, the timing. Shoot back that martini!
...Mrs. Thothythoth clears her throat and delivers the pitch. The Mona Lisa with a bright shiny smile and a palette of toothpaste! Your boss looks dubious as our hero has a second martini. He glances at the client who is nodding slowly and beginning to smile. He offers Mr Thoth a pay raise and back-pats are passed out all around!
When the couple are alone again, Mr Thoth kisses his lovely lady and and the sun sets right on cue. All is well in Thothville and we consumers have another great ad to look forward to, thanks to the cunning up-and-coming advertising genius. Let's leave the happy couple for now...we'll ask about the giraffe floating down the stairs another time.
Go see "The King's Speech." It is the best-acted movie I have seen in years. I went to see it twice and I will probably buy it when it is released to video. If you are a a history buff, you will love this movie. If you love movies that slowly develop characters like a brilliant novel, you will love, love, love this movie.
Why are you still here? GO SEE THIS MOVIE!
*Disclaimer - If you are looking for an action-riddled plot with a body count, this movie is not for you.
I should have just walked away. I knew it after I clicked. But did that stop me? Oh, no. I pressed on and guess what? I'm annoyed. I usually get in there...check out a few journals, and get out before any of the texty napalm can stick to me.
Not today. I spewed.
I don't feel good or triumphant. I feel sad that this is how people think. It's so damn lazy. Have an opinion, for chrissake...have LOADS of them. But do you ever...EVER self-question? Do you ask yourself, WHY do I think that? or Maybe I should check my facts a little?
OR, more likely...do you just think, "I think this and that's that. I don't gotta have no reasons." It's appaling. It sickens me. You don't have to be right or wrong. You may change your opinion as you learn more and more on subjects. It happens to me ALL THE TIME. My knowledge could barely fill a thimble in the Grand Context. But, by God, I WANT to think. I want to ask, learn, change, and grow. I don't want to ever be a lazy thinker, just spraypainting my opinions on somebody else's wall while I stuff my thumb up my own ass.
But .. It's FUN to cram a digit. o.o
I dunno. It could easily be said that the victor writes the books that tell the popular stories, history "lessons" and destroys the rest that do not agree with this world view, as the case may be made up until fairly recently in the western world. So maybe this line of thinking and personal judgment is not so very new or even different than say some great thinker who was squelched by some victor who wrote that THIS instead is the "norm".
It also begs the question of whether "good people" question whether they are doing good because it makes others feel good or if benefits are simply a byproduct of the selfish need to be validated in their goodness.
Lots of deep questions. One persons scat fetish is another persons gag reflex. Que sera, sera (and yes, I know it was from the movie "The Man Who Knew To Much" and oddly fitting to this discussion...lol)
I don't think there was a "victor" here so I'm not sure how you read my post. I'm trying to understand your comment in context.
I was bothered that I "took on" someone who was posting absolute nonsense that wasn't backed up with any fact. He asked for thoughts on the matter, then ignored them and stated, "Well, I still think this."
This kind of lazy thinking bugs me, and I got angry at...not him...but what he represents - my worry about fast-food thinking becoming the norm and not the exception. He's probably a nice fella, and my getting bent out of shape was energy wasted.
Sorry, I had limited info. I was just going on the the surface of what you stated. There is obviously a back story involved. It seemed you were inviting comment.
I always invite comment, but I see what you mean. The questions looked like I meant them for the readers personally. I was mainly venting about my reaction to another journal.
I do agree that historically, it is the victor's tale we most often hear. Sorry for any confusion. I was off my game.
I found the journal to which you allude.
I find it depressingly ironic that people who say things like "politics and religion are to [sic] things I like to discuss" often know very little about either.
This is beyond self-questioning or basic fact-checking. It's a genuine lack of curiosity about the things he thinks are facts. This is apparent to me when you asked him to clarify the incoherent statements he made, his response was "lol".
So much for discussion.
Incidentally; it might be cheaper to buy Mexico outright, chop it up into several states, legalize marijuana, & tax the hell out of it. That would solve all sorts of problems simultaneously; crime, drugs, border security, etc. And it would be entertaining to watch all those anti-globalization nazi La Raza people implode on their own rage.
But no one ever asks me.
*puts on smoking jacket, lights pipe*
I agree with Thoth. It always amazes me that the ones who put in their profile or journal that they want to be a writer or some such are th eones who can't spell for shit
It seems to me that bra would have horrible support. The cups are connected too high.
No clue, but I'd gladly move to South America, if I could have them haha.
Two peas in a pod?
The message is.... our condoms work better than a bra, bro?
I've got nuthin'.
Clearly, something has been lost in the translation.
The sight of short, curly hairs poking out from under the bra itself is enough to trigger ALL SORTS of atavistic defense mechanisms, most of which defy descriptions suitable to the printed page -- but each one is couched in equal parts revulsion and horror.
*curls into a fetal position and trembles*
HA HA HA HA! Those are so cool!
Are you suggesting that Hitler is my co-pilot??
I wonder if there's a bumper sticker idea in here somewhere. You can't beat heated political rhetoric if you get VD, citizen!
That'll do as a thought-starter.
Ya know, that fellow in the purple suit has a dapper hat! I need one like that. He also appears to have three hands. Once seen, it cannot be unseen.
Hmmmm... Did you just use insatiable lust and propaganda in the same sentence?
My work here us done.
It truly is a national poverty that you were not around to write propaganda during the Big One. I wonder what that would have looked like...(wavy fadeout as I rub my chin thoughtfully)
I love trying new beers from all over the world, including the U.S. I'd reached past that Arrogant Bastard a ton of times and decided to try it. I tend not to like bitters and this one reminds me of the taste in pale ales that I don't like.
Its dry, bitter, weird, and should be applied to a mop and used to clean up the dog pee, which I'd marginally prefer to drink. It leaves its strange taste in your mouth long after you thrust the bottle at someone else and encourage them to finish it. I had to rock back and forth a bit and comfort myself after this beer had violated me.
I'm keeping a log of all the beers I try and what I think of them. It's fun uncapping a new one, looking at a strange and sometimes beautiful label and taking that first sip. Some are brewed in monastaries and feature pious artwork. Some are appealing to young and adventurous clientele and festoon their labels with everything from deflated bike tires to dogs with legs lifted on a bush. You gotta love that kind of diversity!
It isn't a cheap hobby, but it's nowhere as bad as being curious about wine. We spent about $43 last night and came home with 12 beers, about what you might spend on one nice bottle of wine.
I'm very surprised by how much I like some of the Sam Adams beers. They hold up (in my opinion) to some of the best beers from all over the world:
Their Boston Lager is my "any day, any occasion, reach for it" favorite.
Their Chocolate Bock is an amazing, crazy beer which, unlike many beers who have a chocolate flavor in the background, this one features it. It's really hard to find here, though. Definitely not a beer that everyone will like...you have to REALLY know that you're going to taste chocolate in your beer, not just suspect it.
I just tried the Cream Stout last night for the first time. I loved it so much that I had Stabb's, too! (He got my horrible Arrogant Bastard, which he liked. But he likes Belgian pale ales, too, so there is no accounting for taste.) It is just so smooth, rich and creamy without sacrificing a nice crisp carbonation. I will definitely buy this one again.
I didn't discover Samuel Adams until last year. I know it's a beer many of you grew up around. Well, I'm impressed. Everyone here sops up the Bud Light, even though we have some great micro breweries nearby. I sometimes think beer is taken for granted. They drink it for the cheap buzz without wondering about flavors.
Not me. I'm always on the quest for the perfect new beer. What are your favorites? What do you think I HAVE to try?
I agree with you that Arrogant Bastard is highly over rated and that Sam Adams Chocolate Boch is fantastic.
The Sam Adams double and Triple Bochs are also very tasty.
If you want beer suggestions I have a short list of a few hundred. I also have a list of a few hundred that you shouldn't even glance at. Ok, ok. I'm exaggeration but you get my point.
I'll just list a few of my favorites in no special order
Pumpking by Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Magic Hat #9
La Fin Du Monde
Sam Adams Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Ithica Nut Brown
Anything by Ommegang, (especially Three Philosophers)
Ithica Apricot Wheat
Old Speckled Hen
Saranac Black Forest
Saranac Black and Tan
There are many, many more that I'm forgetting but that should get you started. Check out Beeradvocate if you are into this type of thing ;)
I agree on the Arrogant Bastard. It's not a terrible beer if you like the kind of ale it is, but it's not worth going out of your way to acquire a taste for it.
Jack's mention of Magic Hat #9 - a fond favorite of mine and Morri alike - and she doesn't really like beer.
Locally, Ellicottville Brewing Company makes a Blueberry Wheat that is outstanding, even if you don't like Wheat beers.
Gonna try the Magic Hat for sure. Jack, you listed some of my favorites in there - the oatmeal and the double chocolate stout.
Hoping I can lay my hands on some of the other recommendations, too. This is why travel is so important! Thanks, guys :)
MMMM BEER! A few of my favorites...
Pretty much anything Magic Hat, the summer ale is scrumptious
Young's Double Chocolate Stout. YUM
Guiness and most stouts in general.
If you like fruity beers, Sea Dawg blueberry paw. They make a raspberry and apricot also.
Blue Moon is my anytime go to choice if there's nothing else interesting.
Anything with the word hefeweisen in it.
The list continues but, this is what I can think of off the top of my head.
Growing up in Alaska there's a ton of microbreweries so I learned to be adventurous when it came to beer. Like you, it's become a hobby over the years and now I'm starting to teach the bf to try more than his standard Corona.
Thank you! Y'all make me smile :)
Oh, but you, Arrogant Bastard...you will never touch my lips again! You are vile.
Yeah, ABA has a pretty bold flavor. It begs the question, which came first; the name or the flavor?
This is an aggressive ale. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory–maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.
From ABA's website.
Young's Double Chocolate Stout, I love you, too. *mwa*
Sam Adams cream stout, I heart you!
Today has been Journal Day. I have read so many journal entries today. It was kinda fun, definitely interesting, and occasionally creepy.
I steered away from those that looked like people feeling sorry for themselves, but I tried to stay open-minded about the rest - poetry, venting about annoyances, hopefulness about opportunities and love, music, videos, and my favorites, self-reflection and growth.
So beautifully human, flawed, and sometimes even elegant to behold. Thank you, VR.
Sometimes the journals are what makes one stay. They hold so much of so many people.
A true window to the imagination. ♥
It is one of my favorite places to venture it's like a good movie or play... I laughed, I cried, and at some of them I died lol
A little sumpin for you shoe lovers. Be the first person on your block to own some of these babies!
I adore the ballet fetish ones, have to; they're divine..but Nike's Shoes?
Did you gee the toenail on the High Chair chic? shudder and ewww!
Holy crap...no, I didn't. It's so long and weird. I bet she runs it along her lover's leg! (That's scarier than any campfire story I've ever heard.)
I kind of like the cleats.
I didn't realize the high-chair chick was sitting a first... at first glance, I thought her feet were on backwards!
You may have killed my fetish for shoes. Every last one of those - even those giraffe shoes - killed a little piece of me. A shoe loving little piece of me.
My work here is done :)
Pssst...go to Morri's profile. Scroll down slightly until her avatar is half gone and all you see is the lower half of her elbows.
This magic cleavage trick brought to you by your Auntie Jo :)
~giggles~ cute little trick :P
LOL cool trick ! I tried it and it does .
Morri, rockin the sexiest elbows on VR!
lol I ain't doing it. I just ain't.
Well.... fine. Now I have to.
I met a big Italian man today. His name brought me great joy. "Tony Avocado." Honest injun...Tony Avocado. How awesome is that? A name like that makes me want to put smiley emoticons all over this post.
and yet, you resisted.
HA! Keeping one step ahead of you is no easy task!
No, actually it just sounds like you end up dead covered in green paste if you owe him money for too long...
Really? Joli.. :/
Like all good southern girls, I fixed (we don't cook; we fix) cabbage and black eye peas. (black eyed peas for you yankees...or horse feed, depending on how posh you are.) I even managed a chocolate and banana cake from scratch. My mom can rest easy. EVERY New Year she aks, "Did you fix your black eye peas and cabbage?"
My british man tucked in and pronounced all delicious. I quizzed him on the symbols and he had forgotten since it's only his second New Year with us. Black eye peas for luck and cabbage for money. Hoping we have a bit of both this year. We're kinda thinking about selling the house, buying some property and building. We'll see.
Anyway, I hope you all had a great beginning to the new year. Happy 2011. Any good resolutions to share?
We have collard greens with our cabbage here. :)
And black eye peas.
What is a chocolate and nanner cake? Never heard of but it sounds om nom nom.
Well, I have learned that most Brits don't have the same kind of sweet tooth we do. Don't get me wrong, they LOVE their pudding (all desserts can be called pudding.) But theis desserts are way less sweet than ours. Sooooo... this cake was born of a dual need. "How do I use the ripe bananas and how do I make a cake that is only semi sweet?"
I don't ice it. He likes it warm; he slices it, and spreads jam on it.
Oh, and a dollop of cream. Apparently it's not pudding without cream.
laser pointer + treefrog on window = funny!
I was playing with Savvy, getting her to chase her laser toy. When I shone it on the window, a little treefrog started hopping after it, trying to catch and eat it. Very cute.
haha! I love tree frogs. Cute little guys. Kinda miss that about Florida when I lived there. My daughter would giggle when they crawled across the sliding glass door. Good times.
pics or it didn't happen!
happy new year, Joli!
as long as it wasn't trying to catch and eat Savvy :)
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