Open Thread

Minor site news: Tim F will leave on vacation for the next week. Unless I find a wi-fi connection that isn’t clogged with bear poop my posting will be light to nonexistent. In fact I probably wouldn’t bring the laptop if the moving part in my Nikon FE2 had not frozen up*, leaving just the digicam for photo duties. At least they sell those with manual controls.

In the meantime John will do his usual thing so blogging won’t slow down by much. But there’s more! Some time in the next few days we (not me; see above) will announce a special surprise. See if you can guess what it is.

(*) gratuitous detail: it won’t take power from a battery, and I don’t feel like taking every picture at M250.

***Update***

My cryptic hint would work better if the blogroll was not somehow immune to updating. Oh well. You’ll find out soon enough.






29 replies
  1. 1
    Alllit says:

    Tim and John are moving to Massachusetts and getting married! Hooray!

  2. 2
    Nikki says:

    Wouldn’t Mrs. Tim F have something to say about that? Or am I mistaken in the existence of Mrs. Tim F?

  3. 3
    Mike S says:

    Tim

    Leave the wifi connection at home. There is no bigger waste of time on a vacation than that. Trust me, no acess to the net is a massive plus on vacation.

  4. 4
    Tim F. says:

    Wouldn’t Mrs. Tim F have something to say about that?

    Indeed, Mrs. Tim F probably wouldn’t approve.

  5. 5
    Dreggas says:

    Tim F. Says:

    Indeed, Mrs. Tim F probably wouldn’t approve.

    Unless she’s into hot gay sex…wink wink nudge nudge say no more.

  6. 6
    Mike S says:

    I thought you were single. That makes my point even more correct.

    Spend the time with the wife. The site and the net will still be here when you get back.

  7. 7
    srv says:

    Amanda Marcotte proposed to John and he said yes?

  8. 8
    Psycheout says:

    MySpace/MTV live televised chats with the candidates. Good idea or utter stupidity?

    Who can forget the “boxers or briefs” question lobbed at President Bill Clinton?

    I wonder how Mitt or Giuliani would handle that one?

  9. 9
    tBone says:

    Amanda Marcotte, Cindy Sheehan and Hillary all proposed to John at the same time and got in a massive catfight, but then and he said yes ?and they’re all moving to Utah.

    Note to readers: if the mood strikes you, you can mentally substitute Hindrocket, Hugh Hewitt and Ace for the above.

  10. 10
    Dreggas says:

    Psycheout Says:
    Who can forget the “boxers or briefs” question lobbed at President Bill Clinton?

    I wonder how Mitt or Giuliani would handle that one?

    Mitt: THE MAGIC KIND!

    Giuliani: None, they just get in the way!

    Everyone Else: IRON!

  11. 11
    Jake says:

    Indeed, Mrs. Tim F probably wouldn’t approve.

    Well if the Libruls have their way she might not have a choice. Forced gay marriages for all!

    Since it sounds like you’ll be engaged in outdoorsish things I highly recommend leaving the laptop at home. It’s just one more thing that can get swiped/broken/water logged (all things I’ve seen happen on camping expeditions).

  12. 12
    Krista says:

    I just noticed the new blog categories now (sorry, I’ve been busy with wedding planning and all that happy crappy). I have to say, I really like the new version — very nice. (And the “Blogs We Monitor and Mock as Needed” is delightful.)

  13. 13
    Dave says:

    But there’s more! Some time in the next few days we (not me; see above) will announce a special surprise.

    You’ll be giving us each a free month of Warcraft access.

  14. 14
    jesse's girl says:

    Not an unbiased source by any means, but if this is true, Brownie took a heckuva hit for the team.

  15. 15
    Pb says:

    Not an unbiased source by any means

    Yes, Palast is the opposite of an “unbiased” source–he’s an informed source. I’d be thrilled if the MSM would use people like Palast even as a counterweight to the ill-informed batshit insane stooges from the right that they pimp all the freaking time. But noooo, it’s always some ineffectual, uninformed, spineless PR strategist idiot… (see also: why Glenn Greenwald isn’t making the rounds of the talk show circuit–he’s obviously way too smart to play the stooge for them…)

  16. 16
    jake says:

    You’ll be giving us each a free month of Warcraft access.

    Or they’re setting up a cage room for BJers in Second Life?

  17. 17
    rachel says:

    Note to readers: if the mood strikes you, you can mentally substitute Hindrocket, Hugh Hewitt and Ace for the above.

    Real Person Slash:
    RPS with those people:
    Thanks for putting me off my lunch, tBone. It’s not like I’m on a diet, or anything.

  18. 18
    Mary says:

    Um, so this isn’t the place to post my John Cole/The Editors slash? Given how

    flirtatious
    they’ve

    been
    lately, I’ve been feeling downright inspired.

  19. 19
    McMartin says:

    Hooray for Unicode!

  20. 20
    Zifnab says:

    Unless I find a wi-fi connection that isn’t clogged with bear poop my posting will be light to nonexistent.

    And the number one threat to Western New Blogostan?

    BEARS!

  21. 21
    rachel says:

    Mary Says:

    Um, so this isn’t the place to post my John Cole/The Editors slash? Given how

    flirtatious
    they’ve

    been
    lately, I’ve been feeling downright inspired.

    Sporfle! (If it’s canon, it isn’t slash. )

  22. 22
    demimondian says:

    OK, so I’m old and out of touch…what, exactly, is slash?

    (And, Krista, I think you should hold your wedding in 2L. Then your virtuous vows would be virtual.)

  23. 23
    Krista says:

    Don’t tempt me, demi. What the hell is it about weddings that gets everybody besides the bride and groom so goddamn emotionally invested in the precise details of how it’s done?

  24. 24
    Decided FenceSitter says:

    Demi,

    Just remember, you asked: Slash Fiction – Slash fiction, a genre of fan fiction dealing with homosexual relationships or sexual encounters.

  25. 25
    rachel says:

    Decided FenceSitter Says:

    Demi,

    Just remember, you asked: Slash Fiction – Slash fiction, a genre of fan fiction dealing with homosexual relationships or sexual encounters.

    Some prefer to define it as “non-canonical” relationships rather than merely homosexual ones (eg: Willow and Tara of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are a couple in canon, but Tara/Spike is considered by some to be slash.)

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    tBone says:

    Thanks for putting me off my lunch, tBone. It’s not like I’m on a diet, or anything.

    Look, I clearly said “if the mood strikes you.” I can’t help it if you have a dirty mind.

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    DP says:

    Just have to say as a proud owner of an FE2 and an FA which I still love more than any digital camera (although the D70s is nice) don’t give up. I even stll have my old beseler enlarger, but I am about to get rid of it.

  29. 29
    Betty says:

    Gear up for grub with a tripleheader of pigskin, including a meeting of brothers in Dallas. Everybody knows it’s been a rough year for her, but find out who else had issues

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