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Possible Poisoned Pistachios Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 31, 2009
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OK, so it was either Poisoned Pistachios or Confounded Conficker. Anyhow…

Air America woke up with wood this morning. At least they ought to be getting some at noon, since wood is the traditional fifth anniversary gift, and it was five years ago today at noon that Air America Radio hit the airwaves (in a couple of markets, anyway) and the Internet (except the stream was constantly crapping out) with the O’Franken Factor. We heard Ann Coulter (who sounded suspiciously like Bebe Neuworth) getting locked in the closet, Michael Moore plugging his soon-to-be-released film, “Fahrenheit 9/11”, and Al Franken telling for the first time what would become the same jokes over and over and over again. We also heard “oh, Al!” from Katherine Lampher (sounding a bit like Laura Petrie) for the first of many times to come. And I was probably the only one out there digging the Grateful Dead button music.

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Eat the Poor Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 30, 2009
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Glenn Beck says he’s a rodeo clown. I’ll agree with clown, but I think the rodeo part likely stems from a fantasy he has involving Jeff Gannon and leather chaps. Whatever his deal, he apparently has more viewers than anybody on cable news, except for O’Reilly and Hannity. Wow, what a triumvirate.

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Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 29, 2009
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David Gregory goes oh-for-two guest-wise today, as he hosts the drab duo of John McCain and Timothy Geithner.

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Sadderday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 28, 2009
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OK, let’s get this out of the way. SU played like shit from the opening tap last night, and the game was over from the start. We shall speak of this no more. It’s officially lacrosse season. Also, sake? Bleh. Sorry, KP, but I’d rather soak my dirty socks in hot water and then drink the water (hey, that must be how it got its name; some Japanese guy gave it to his friend, who said, “bleh, taste like sockie”). If I decide to go totally cheap, I’ll switch to boxed wine and seltzer water. A 5 liter box of wine goes for $8. Of course, it also tends to make me feel horrible the next day (cheap wine is a killer on my GI tract).

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Sweet Sixteen Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 27, 2009
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I hate to start out with bad news, but something pretty terrible happened yesterday. The grocery store raised the price of my current favorite beer (Hop Devil, by Victory Brewing, just outside Philly) from $8.49 to $9.99 a six pack. They were already pushing it at $8.49, frankly, and I’m afraid they’ve priced me out. I mean, I can get Saranac Imperial IPA for $8.99, and, while I prefer the taste of the Hop Devil, the IIPA comes in at 8.5% ABV (to Hop Devil’s 6.7%). That extra 1.8% definitely gives it a nice kick. So, I decided to go with a 12-pack of Saranac IPA for $12.99 (not Imperial; it’s only 5.8%), which I used to like but haven’t had in a while. Now it tastes like swill to me. Oh well. Where’s the bailout for small breweries?

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Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 26, 2009
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My teleprompter’s down, so I’ve got nothing to say. Except there’s a woot off today.

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Screw the Workers Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 25, 2009
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After a couple of pretty goddamn cold days, it’s supposed to warm up to the mid fifties today. That sounds pretty good to me (not that I don’t look dashing out at the park wearing my Elmer Fudd hat).

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Fat Cat Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 24, 2009
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Poor Governor Blinky. He just can’t get any love (maybe he should pay for it, like our last Gov). A new poll shows his approval rating is heading towards Cheney territory, at 19%. The scary part is the poll shows he’d lose to Guidi Ruliani if he runs. Gov Guidi. Oy.

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Central NY vs. Satan Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 23, 2009
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I don’t normally watch 60 Minutes these days (kind of a Dan Rather solidarity thing), but there it was on my teevee right after some really good basketball games, so I left it on. I wonder how long it’ll be before I’m no longer stunned by the sight of a President who is dignified and articulate (and, in Joe Biden’s defense, he looks pretty clean, too)? Right away, I knew his seeming to laugh about the economic situation wouldn’t play well in Peoria, though (and, honestly, had it been Bush, we’d have seen posts of scorn, hatred, and derision at all of our favorite lefty outlets). That’s kind of how I try to gauge my reaction to the things Obama does. Not WWJD, but WIDDI – What If Dubya Did It.

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Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on March 22, 2009
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Press the Meat brings in the heavy hitters today: Mayor Mikey Bloomberg, the Governator, and Gov. Ed Rendell of PA. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also Tom Brokaw and Erin Burnett. Woo-hoo.

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