Learned Something Today

About Mistermix. I want to play poker with him, because this is the shittiest bet ever.

Bieber is already theirs and their problem, even though he lives in the US. Why would we bet to keep him? If we win, he’s still here being a douchecanoe. If we lose, he’s here and we don’t get to blame Canada anymore.

It’s just a lose/lose bet.

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    West of the Cascades says:

    Which, evidently, we did (lose), so now we’re stuck with Bieber. Blame Canada!! If only we’d had Brian Boitano playing for the USA …

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    Tim C. says:

    What would Brian Boitano do if he were here right now?

    #Earworm win!

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    Jane2 says:

    Don’t mess with Canadians…every time you do, we whip your asses.

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    Violet says:

    mistermix didn’t make that bet or put up the billboard. Someone in Chicago did.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Jane2: We’ll let that go as post-game exuberance.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Well, Ted Nugent’s non-apology apology is really impressive.

    The only apology Obama should entertain from this pantsshitting coward is a Captain Needa apology.

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    Eric U. says:

    betting Canada on the outcome of a hockey game is pretty stupid IMO.

    @Violet: As JC points out, that bet only makes sense from the Canadian perspective. Maybe they snuck in and had that put up

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Rob Ford didn’t wear a Team Canada jersey. Canada wins.

    I encourage Mayor Ford to wear the jersey of whoever is playing against the Seahawks in perpetuity.

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    I wanna play all y’all in p0ker. But instead I’ll go play with some Marines and other assorted grinders at the local card house. Pay day brings loose play.

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    Violet says:

    I’ll be pulling for Sweden in the final. Miracle on Ice II: ABBA Boogaloo.

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    JPL says:

    Hey leave the bieber alone. He’s renting a house in Atlanta until he finds a permanent resident. wahoo…

    also, too.. I can’t name a song that he sings.

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    taylormattd says:


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    Karen in GA says:

    @JPL: Oh, good God — Bieber’s in Georgia? I’m in Alabama this weekend. I might not come back.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    The only apology Obama should entertain from this pantsshitting coward is a Captain Needa apology.

    I think a traditional Japanese apology would also be acceptable, though it would display substantially more honor than Ted Nugent has ever shown to give one.

    And my interpretation of the bet is that the loser would have to keep Bieber on their soil, i.e. the Canadians would have to take him back if we won. That said, I don’t think ICE is bound by the bet, so we’ll hopefully hear about Bieber being deported as a criminal alien in the near future.

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    shirt says:

    Why shouldn’t Bieber apologize to the emperor?

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    SatanicPanic says:


    I can’t name a song that he sings

    Baby baby baby x10000000

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    Violet says:

    @SatanicPanic: You forgot the “Oooh!”

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    Kay (not the front-pager) says:

    Completely OT but I need your help. I recently heard or read an easy way to give cats either pills or liquid meds. My kitty Loki was just diagnosed with FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) and I have to give him antibiotics for a co-morbid infection.

    If any of you cat lovers out there know of any treatment for FIP I would really like to know. Loki is only 3 years old, and he is very bonded with my other cat. Losing him will be really tough on Reilly (as well as on me). Reilly is a month older and 7 lbs. bigger, but Loki is smarter. When Reilly gets into trouble (or just lonely) he cries until Loki comes running to help him.

    I read something on Wikipedia about Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator which may be effective for FeLV and FIP. If anyone has experience with this I would appreciate knowing about it.

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but this has me really upset. I know there are some really knowledgeable cat people here and I could really use your advice. I love both these big lugs like crazy and I can’t stand the thought of losing them.


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    cathyx says:

    @SatanicPanic: Neither of you are his audience.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Are you sure? Because I thought that was pretty scary in-your-face stuff, kinda like Richard Sherman. I think this should be in the national news.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @cathyx: How do you know that neither of them are tween girls?

    @WaterGirl: Good point. Jane2’s comment was rather thuggish.

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    currants says:

    @Violet: WOOOT!

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    What a depressing 27 hours in hockey. U.S. blows a two goal lead in the last four minutes and loses the gold medal game to Canada in overtime. Finland falls 2-1 to Sweden in the men’s semis. U.S. loses 1-0 to Canada in the other semi. All of the teams I’m rooting for lose, all by one goal.

    On the other hand, the schadenfreude of Jocelyne Lamoureux finishing the Olympics in the exact same place she ended her college career (the penalty box as her team loses in overtime) is pretty overwhelming. Hack.

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    cathyx says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: You’re right. Tween girls always read Balloon Juice.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @cathyx: The blog could be full of them and it is ageist at the very least to assume otherwise.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    And my interpretation of the bet is that the loser would have to keep Bieber on their soil, i.e. the Canadians would have to take him back if we won.

    That was my interpretation, too. And, given the results, I’m pretty sure that’s how the Canadians thought it would work as well.

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    Violet says:

    @Kay (not the front-pager): Best of luck with your kitty. You might look out for WereBear and/or visit her Way of Cats website. Hopefully someone will have some good ideas for you.

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    princess leia says:

    @Kay (not the front-pager): Can they give him the slow release antibiotics? It costs more, but one shot does it and you don’t have to worry about it. Check with your vet- they don;t always offer it and it isn’t available for all antibiotics. Best to you and little Loki!

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Violet: thought you’d always be mine

    @Omnes Omnibus: I’m an adult! I’ve got witnesses

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Kay (not the front-pager): I had not even heard of that before so I can’t be of any help at all, but I couldn’t read what you wrote and just say nothing. My heart goes out to you.

    My only advice is that if you can afford it, see if there is a university nearby that has a vet school, or see if there is a vet in the area who specializes in this.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Roger Moore:

    we’ll hopefully hear about Bieber being deported as a criminal alien in the near future.

    Can we throw in Mark Steyn and make it a package deal?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SatanicPanic: Yeah, and Obama has a birth certificate – see how much good that did him?

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    Jay S says:

    @cathyx: Oh, Tween girls not (be)’tween girls. Thank you, that makes more sense.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kay (not the front-pager):

    My only experience with FIP ended badly, so you don’t want to hear from me. As others have said, see if there’s a slow-acting antibiotic shot you can get at the vet’s.

    When our late kitty Natasha had to get antibiotics after surgery, they gave us a liquid and we mixed it with tuna for her. She always waited for it to get warm before she would eat it and it stank to high heaven, but she did eat it and did not get an infection, so that may be an option if you can keep the other cat away from the concoction.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Jay S: I would have included the apostrophe.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Oh, my very own troofer movement? I like it. I’ll save everyone the trouble of looking into my college transcripts though- my grades were terrible.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SatanicPanic: Balloon-Juice, and by extension America, deserves to know the truth about you being a tween.

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    Tim C. says:

    @Violet: So much win…..

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:


    My only advice is that if you can afford it, see if there is a university nearby that has a vet school, or see if there is a vet in the area who specializes in this.

    Second this. I started taking Eddie to the University of Minnesota vet school when he was sick and now none of my cats go anywhere else. It’s more expensive but worth it across the board.

    Good luck.

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    @Omnes Omnibus: Heh. I can attest that Satanic Panic is not a tween. We can shut down the kerners.

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    ruemara says:

    It may have taken 2 months-because, he has issues-but I finally got proof of happiness pictures of the kittens. Here they are, in a cuddle mood. In this one, I assume Kage got into the catnip. And in this one, Takkun… seems to be a little bored.

    I’m trying a little experiment. I took out my photo from LinkedIn and swapped in a group shot of happy persons of non-threatening color. I just want to see what happens. Like when I stopped using my feminine first name for more gender neutral initials. Yeah, I wasn’t happy with what I learned, but at least I realized it wasn’t insanity or incompetence on my part.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ouch, these rumors are going to be harder to dispel than I thought

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    WaterGirl says:

    @ruemara: Hi sweet ruemara kitties!

    Edit: someone on a morning thread showed in interest in buying some of the toffee nuts you talked about. I sent email with a link in case you missed it.

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    ruemara says:

    @WaterGirl: Merci! I just saw that. Thank you!

    And yes, those are sweet kitties. Look at them snuggle with each other. And that tummy. Both of them, you can give them a full on face to tummy snuggle without getting clawed. They’re like little fur angels.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SatanicPanic: Meh.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Balloon-Juice Bake Sale.

    I’m just sayin’. I want the raspberry chipotle brownies, myself.

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    Heard Bieber is looking for a house in Atlanta, which is the North’s revenge on the South for being dicks I guess.

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    Ann Marie says:

    Kay — So sorry your cat is sick. I don’t know if antibiotics can be made in a flavored liquid version, but you should ask your vet. My Mac used to get his thyroid medicine in a chicken-flavored liquid and was very good about taking it.

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    WaterGirl says:


    Balloon-Juice Bake Sale

    I know. What a great idea!

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    @p.a.: Are you familiar at all with the Lamoureux twins?

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    Jebediah, RBG says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    For all anybody knows, I could be several tween girls.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Jebediah, RBG: That’s what I am saying.

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    Jebediah, RBG says:


    I took out my photo from LinkedIn and swapped in a group shot of happy persons of non-threatening color.

    Couldn’t possibly make any difference, as I have been assured by a co-worker that racism isn’t a thing anymore.

    ETA: I was also told that even if it is, no one is affected by it.

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    monkeyfister says:

    Best news story lede EVER…


    One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall University, in West Virginia, and was struck by what seemed to him—under the influence of powerful inebriants, not least among them the clear ether of youth itself—to be an excellent idea: he would shove a bottle rocket up his ass and blast it into the sweet night air. And perhaps it was an excellent idea. What was not an excellent idea, however, was to misjudge the relative tightness of a 20-year-old sphincter and the propulsive reliability of a 20-cent bottle rocket. What followed ignition was not the bright report of a successful blastoff, but the muffled thud of fire in the hole.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Jebediah, RBG:

    If so, you girls are very talented puppeteers.

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    BD of MN says:

    @monkeyfister: …and so the smoked chocolate goes back in the cupboard for another time…

    Damn you, monkeyfister, damn you…

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    JustRuss says:

    @Kay (not the front-pager): I used to grind up my kitteh’s thyroid pill and mix it in with her wet food. Worked pretty well. Pill Pockets worked well for one cat, the other would eat the pocket and spit out the pill.

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    Kay (not the front-pager) says:

    Violet, princess lei a, WaterGirl, and Mnemosyne: Thanks so much for your suggestions, and especially your concern. This is so distressing, and I know it won’t end well. I just want to make him as comfortable for as long as possible. I will see if I can get an extended release injection for him tomorrow. I’ll also see if there’s a vet school nearby. My vet is a really good guy, and he said he was going to check with a specialist to see if there is anything more (new) that can be done. He’s doing an ERISA (I think that’s the spelling) test on the remaining blood he drew yesterday, so I’ll be talking to him tomorrow. I also went to http://www.wayofcats.com/ and will explore for advice and information. I got good info on high-protein food from her but had lost the url for her site.

    Thanks again for caring.

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    ruemara says:

    @Jebediah, RBG: May I metaphysically punch this person?

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Jane2: When was the last time you won a Stanley Cup? Huh? Huh?

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    Jebediah, RBG says:


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    p.a. says:

    @Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN): just what I just googled. Is this about the college transfer?

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    Gravenstone says:

    @monkeyfister: Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck! That made me cringe.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    With any luck, he won’t be able to breed.

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    Tissue Thin Pseudonym (JMN) says:

    It’s a combination of the transfer and the fact that they’re goons. I and more than a few other Gopher fans were actually happy when they left because the team was a lot more fun to root for without them.

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