Last Twelve Hours

The voting ends at 8 pm:


You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.

And when I look out my window I can see the moon. Doesn’t make me a fucking astronaut now, does it?

Michael D.:

Ahmmm, I’m a ghey, and I wouldn’t do anything with the words “Cruise” and “Hugh Hewitt” in it.

Of course, with all those social conservatives in one place, it’ll probably sound like Riverdance in the bathrooms.

JasonF, with the Auto Industry as a Play. A sample (and really, read the whole thing):


UAW: I have fulfilled my end of the deal by building the automobiles that you have asked me to build.

BIG THREE: Oh no! I am undone! My automobiles are no longer competitive due to my years of poor planning and poor judgment!

MITT ROMNEY: This is all UAW’s fault!

And, our final entry, Tbone with Hillary Clinton’s Tuzla War Journal, a fictionalized version of the sniper fire incident (and again, click the link for the whole comment):

It was a simple mission, they had told me – get in, shake a few hands and mouth a few platitudes, get out. Simple. Yeah.

Things had started going wrong while we were still in the air, and only gotten worse from there. So here we were, pinned down, choking on the acrid tang of cordite and the heady scent of human blood. The mission was even simpler now: survive. Whatever the cost, survive.

There was a grunt and a clatter of equipment as Sinbad threw himself down at my side. Sweat glistened on his bare arms, and I could see tendons contracting and relaxing as he squeezed off bursts from his M14. The motion was hypnotic, like a snake about to strike. Perhaps, when all this was over-

No. Concentrate. Focus on the mission. Survive.

A shout from my left drew my head around. Sheryl Crow, guitar still strapped to her back, had taken cover behind a pile of decaying corpses. Her once-lustrous hair, now limp and stringy, was held back from her eyes by a dirty red headband, and her slim nostrils flared, seeking air free of the funeral taint permeating the airfield. Still, I saw a fierce exultation in her expression that I knew mirrored my own.

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23 replies
  1. 1
    Michael D. says:

    They like me!

    They really li …

    Oh. Never mind.

  2. 2
    Michael D. says:

    Actually, I don’t mind being this far behind. I’m waiting for the Supercommenters to weigh in. They’ll put me over the top!

  3. 3
    bago says:

    What, is this digg?

  4. 4
    Woodrowfan says:

    I vote for the Riverdance comment. i liked them all but it made me laugh out loud for real…

  5. 5
    SLKRR says:

    These are all great, though I voted for tBone’s as the best. The best unintentional comedy, however, can be found by scrolling down through the thread where tBone’s comment was originally posted – it’s like an alternate reality in there, and it was only, what, 9 months ago?

  6. 6
    Ash Can says:

    @SLKRR: On that general theme, my own runaway pick for comedy thread of the year was the one in which that Patterico guy made an appearance, all bent out of shape over John’s kick-in-the-junk remark. I needed several kleenex tissues for that one.

  7. 7
    Shalimar says:

    I should have voted for Riverdance. It isn’t my first choice, but it’s too funny to be that far behind.

  8. 8
    Ming says:

    gosh. i hate to vote — they’re all spectacular in their own way. perhaps we could just enjoy the riches next year, not make a competition out of it? people could write in about what they liked about each comment?

    thanks, john et al, for running a great blog, and to the marvelous BJ commentariat. happy new year, all!

  9. 9
    MH says:

    JasonF clearly had the best. I suspect people are voting based on their hatred of the target of the snark (because Palin is more loathsome than even Mitt Romney and the Big3 Execs) and not the snark itself.

    JasonF, you had me at "MITT ROMNEY, an idiot".

  10. 10
    Svensker says:

    They were all great, but Michael D’s was the only one to cause stuff to be ejected from my mouth and splatter itself on my screen….

  11. 11
    Barry says:

    The first one has the shortness and concentrated wit which would have made a great bumper sticker.

  12. 12
    Cain says:

    They were all great, but Michael D’s was the only one to cause stuff to be ejected from my mouth and splatter itself on my screen….

    I had Michael and TBogg. Both of them made me laugh out loud. TBogg can probably write a Robert Ludlum book :)


  13. 13
    Demento says:

    I don’t believe it! The voting is straight up, I tried to vote again and it wouldn’t let me. Whatever happened to voting early, often and louder than anyone?

  14. 14
    sarah says:

    ditto MH. JasonF’s comment inspired it’s own blog post and even got MSM coverage. It should win the Comment Ascension award for comments that go above and beyond the peanut gallery.

  15. 15
    Evinfuilt says:

    JasonF’s wasn’t just funny, it was educational :)

  16. 16
    Laura W says:

    I didn’t like Tbone’s at all ‘cuz he used to many big words and fancy sentences and shit. I had to think. Plus, like I had to read it all slow.
    I dont come hear fore that, ya no.

    (Tbone = The Bomb!)
    (Love Michael D’s "supercommenter" quip above.)

  17. 17
    Original Lee says:

    Maybe we should have had different categories. Krista’s is clearly the best quip, but Jason F’s is the best play, and TBone has the best short story series, and Michael D’s is the best gibe.

    What a blog this is, to host so many different kinds of entertainment in the comments!

  18. 18
    Surly Duff says:

    Actually, I don’t mind being this far behind. I’m waiting for the Supercommenters to weigh in. They’ll put me over the top!

    Also, don’t count out the PUMAs to come along and influence the vote.

  19. 19
    TheAssInTheHatOnMyCat(Formerly Comrade Tax Analyst) says:

    Jeez, I get to vote! I thought the deadline was last week. Cool. Well, I was gonna vote for Krista’s, and I still love that one, but T-Bone’s recounting of HRC’s Exceptional Tuzla War Journey was absolutely one of the most incredibly hilarious things I’ve ever read, so I’m jumping ship and voting for his.

  20. 20
    tripletee says:

    Glad I decided to finally check in today (to decompress, I’ve been on a no-blog diet since shortly after the election). I had no idea I had even been nominated. Luckily it looks like Krista is walking away with it, so I won’t need the speech I didn’t prepare.

    And for anyone who’s confused, I’m the former tBone. In fact, the war journal getting frontpaged at Kos (thanks to John) made me decide to unify my various handles, since a large portion of that comments thread was devoted to accusing me of plagiarism. Good times, good times . . .

    Anyway, thanks for the nom and the kind comments. I can say, with absolute sincerity, that it’s an honor just to be nominated. Krista, JasonF and Michael D would all be very deserving winners, even though they’re all implicated in the New Mexico Finance Authority scandal and should probably withdraw from consideration.

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    demimondian says:

    @Michael D.: Yeah, well, you’d have won if we only counted the votes from people who though the other comments weren’t as funny as yours was. In other words, if we’d just stuck the counting the votes that should have counted.

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    bishophicks says:

    The astronaut comment should be the winner. Short, to the point and very funny.

    The Auto Industry as a Play deserves points for "Oh, no. I am undone," but it’s not enough to beat Krista.

  23. 23
    Jeff says:

    Hey, anyone who kills off Sinbad **and** Sheryl Crow deserves some kind of award!

    JasonF’s is an honorable 2nd in my book, and Michael D’s isn’t bad, but there were any number of comments akin to Krista’s — "I live next to Sav-On; does that make me a pharmecist?", and the like.

    TBone is heads-and-shoulders above the rest (for me, anyway).

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