Early morning music

Will you kids quiet down in there?

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It’s all coming back to me now – an aging Eva Peron, drunk and in a teeny weeny bikini trying to pick up a very young and very green Officer Chief of Staff called Augusto Pinochet. The horror.






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    jl says:

    No, I won’t quiet down. The music is probably nice, but can’t hear it at this rent a terminal.

    Off topic, but urgent. Looks like the Krug is trying to put lefty blogs and blog commenters out of business. His Monday May 9 NY Times column looks to be a pretty direct response to Brooks’ column The Politics of Solipsism.

    Krugman will probably do criticism and analysis of Brooks’ economics better than we do. Which will shut down half of the blog crtitques of Brooks. I think at least one FDL poster’s main business model is criticizing Brooks’ economics.

    I guess we can still kibitz whenever Krugman decides to go after Brooks’ economics.

    So, what is left? I guess there is Brooks’ cultural critiques. But that is so easy: Applebee salad bars, etc.

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    mclaren says:

    Better than a young Hillary getting picked up by a drunk and very sauve Bill Clinton who takes her to a museum which is closed and then, astoundingly, Clinton manages to sweet-talk the museum curator into letting them in anyway.

    Of course both scenes pale by comparison with Rudy Giuliani in drag belting out a chorus from “Fame.”

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    mclaren says:

    @jl:

    Krugman will probably do criticism and analysis of Brooks’ economics better than we do.

    Gee, ya think? A Nobel Prize winner in economics?

    Krugman analyzing Brook’s “economics” is like Richard Feynman analyzing L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics. The sheer grotesquerie of the cognitive overmatch is balanced by the ludicrousness of the spectacle.

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    that was nothing, imagine the look on the aging eva when she spotted the young pinochet as the meat de jour in an adolf eichmann-alois brunner sandwich.

    of course who could she tell, and exactly who’s reputation would she be ruining?

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    freelancer says:

    What’s been going on? I need to play Ketchup.

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    I’ve tried writing a critique of one of Brooks’ articles, but was reduced to spluttering at his stupidity. I ended up with a page with the words “David Brooks is a dickhead” scribbled one hundred times.

    While I suspect that’s the essence of every rational analysis of Brooks, it doesn’t make for entertaining reading.

    As such, I just entertain myself by writing nasty stories about him being humiliated by old ladies and then posting links to them on his Facebook Wall.

    Such fun, and so much nicer than letting his particular brand of stupid into your head.

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    @mclaren:
    @Fucen Pneumatic Fuck Wrench Tarmal:

    young Hillary getting picked up by a drunk and very sauve Bill Clinton …. Rudy Giuliani in drag belting out a chorus from “Fame.” … young pinochet as the meat de jour in an adolf eichmann-alois brunner sandwich

    Do you two want me to never eat again? Oy.

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    So apparently Arizona’s plan to finance their super-duper impregnable border fence is…to crowdsource the funding. Seriously. Governor Jan “Not The Chicken Lady” Brewer just signed a bill that will set up a website to solicit donations.

    And, of course, they’re going to use prison labor. I suppose they’ll get Sheriff Joe to supply pink jumpsuits.

    “Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you.”

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    MikeJ says:

    @Joey Maloney: Maybe they can get the people who built the NYTimes $40,000,000 paywall.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Sarah Proud and Tall:

    I’ve tried writing a critique of one of Brooks’ articles, but was reduced to spluttering at his stupidity. I ended up with a page with the words “David Brooks is a dickhead” scribbled one hundred times.
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    While I suspect that’s the essence of every rational analysis of Brooks, it doesn’t make for entertaining reading.

    I think you underestimate the entertainment value of calling David Brooks a dickhead a hundred times:

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    Honestly, I feel sated with entertainment. I need a cigarette.

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    piratedan says:

    @Joey Maloney: it will be interesting to see how the logistics of their plan will pan out. Jan had a bout with semi-lucidity about a week ago and vetoed the birther bill and the guns on campus fiasco, good to see that she’s back on her meds or that Russ Pearce has his hand up her dress again so we can get back to the standard operating procedure of SNAFU in our state. Nice to see that she didn’t have the gumption to have one of their pets put this thru the lege and will instead raise the funds from the Faux brigade of the easily fleeced for this project. What will be fun is watching them transport “workers” from Phoenix metro about 200 miles to the border, thru Pima and santa Cruz counties, where they have no jurisdiction to set up shop, work camps and gather construction materials to install their fence. It might be worth sending a film crew outta Tucson to watch this “privately funded” project unfold.

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    Yutsano says:

    @piratedan: I would personally lurve it if every single border county sheriff stops construction due to permits, lack of proper worker protections, what have you. Then wingnut heads will asplode when the courts find the sheriffs totally within their rights to do so. I plan to make black jewel popcorn in celebration.

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    demz taters says:

    @jl: I wouldn’t worry. There’s plenty of right wing lunacy, idiocy and mendacity to keep the reality-based arm of the blogosphere busy enough.

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    MikeJ says:

    @piratedan: I don’t know about down there, but up here builders are just about the most reliable GOP donor base. You would think with housing starts low they could pick up some of that construction gig, but nooooo, the gubbmint is unfairly competing with private enterprise by using slave labour. Looks like there’s a place to put a wedge.

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    @JGabriel:

    My god, you are right. Perhaps that could be my next article.

    I’ll give you co-author credit – that way, when the New York Times comes calling offering lucrative editorial writing positions, we’ll both be in the money.

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    @piratedan: I half want to set up a bogus project on Kickstarter. I think we could come up with some decent large-donation premiums…

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    the farmer says:

    an aging Eva Peron, drunk and in a teeny weeny bikini trying to pick up a very young and very green Officer Chief of Staff called Augusto Pinochet.

    Cept Pinochet was older than Eva. She died in 1952 at the ripe old aging of 33.

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    Yutsano says:

    Ooh! New rotating tagline! SCHWEET!

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    piratedan says:

    @the farmer: a sighting of the rare Chilean cougar perhaps?

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    This is true. However, in 1951 he was very much at the start of his career and still full of piss and vinegar, and quite a handsome (and virile, if memory serves) man of not quite forty.

    Eva at 31 looked like an abandoned handbag with teeth.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Sarah Proud and Tall:

    I’ll give you co-author credit – that way, when the New York Times comes calling offering lucrative editorial writing positions, we’ll both be in the money.

    Despite Bush following Clinton, I still believe in a world where the future is generally better than the past — which means I believe in that future world, that better place, where writing a post that calls David Brooks a “dickhead” 100 times is not just a recommendation for becoming a Times op-ed columnist, but a requirement.

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    Maybe we could set up “David Brooks is a dickhead Day”.

    I see a PAC in our future.

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    the farmer says:

    a sighting of the rare Chilean cougar perhaps?

    Cept she wasn’t Chilean. Lets just write it all off to a bunch of crazy old people in South America. It was all Isabel’s (who did look good in a bikini) fault anyway.

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    @the farmer:

    but it was Eva who blazed an Appalachian trail.

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    the farmer says:

    but it was Eva who blazed an Appalachian trail.

    At some point in this thread Heloisa Pinheiro is going to have to account for herself.

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    JGabriel says:

    Sarah Proud and Tall: If the New York Times ever decides that a good opinion of David Brooks will be the deciding factor in employing me as an op-ed columnist, then I am screwed. A Google search on site:www.balloon-juice.com +jgabriel +Brooks yields 3,380 results.

    So humiliating.

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    harlana says:

    @the farmer: well, also, they did not make teeny-weeny ‘kinis back in the 50’s

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    harlana says:

    @Sarah Proud and Tall: Handbag with teeth, that’s pretty harsh! You must be a young one, I’d give my right arm to look that young and pretty today. I know I remember regarding women’s looks differently at 20 and 30, that’s all changed with age and time.

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    Wrong era (“Girl From Ipanema” was written in 1962), wrong country (it’s a Brazilian song, not Argentine), wrong language (it’s Portuguese, not Spanish).

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    Valdivia says:

    Love you Sarah but Eva died in 52, she could not have been ‘aging’ since she died pretty young. Just saying!

    ETA: If you switch to Isabelita–third wife–the story would make more sense.

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    Mandramas says:

    @Sarah Proud and Tall:

    Eva at 31 looked like an abandoned handbag with teeth.

    Well, cancer helped a lot.
    Pinochet, of course, had the longevity reserved to evil dictators.

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    @misterarthur:
    @Valdivia:

    Give a girl a break. My memory is a mess.

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