Open Thread

I’m tired for some reason. It has been raining and crappy all day, and that always screws up my sinuses. Also, Tunch, for no reason whatsoever, just ran into the office, attacked my right foot, and then screamed out of the room like a cruise missile.

It is only a little scratch, but it did draw blood. The fat bastard has gone feral.

A live action shot from five minutes ago.

*** Update ***

An early entrant for the 2009 Golden Wingnut Award. I’m laughing hysterically.

Open Thread

Apparently some guy is talking about something in a little. I don’t know, but people in the comments seem to think it is more important than the Backyard Brawl, which is currently in progress. I beg to differ. At any rate, here is a place for you to talk about it.

Also, a little bird emailed me this link to the Corner, where they are listing the top #25 conservative movies of all time. #22 is Brazil:

Brazil (1985): Vividly depicting the miserable results of elitist utopian schemes, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil portrays a darkly comic dystopia of malfunctioning high-tech equipment and the dreary living conditions common to all totalitarian regimes. Everything in the society is built to serve government plans rather than people. The film is visually arresting and inventive, with especially evocative use of shots that put the audience in a subservient position, just like the people in the film. Terrorist bombings, national-security scares, universal police surveillance, bureaucratic arrogance, a callous elite, perversion of science, and government use of torture evoke the worst aspects of the modern megastate.

No wonder they love it.

Finally, one of our commenters is adopting a kitty, and it has no name:

A shame to go through life without a name. Please help.

*** Update ***

That didn’t take long. I just got an email informing me that said kitty has already been named and has made herself at home:

Say hello to “Momo.”

Sunday Morning Open Thread

The pets say you have spent too much time at the computer. Go for a walk or something:

Claim your pets, folks, and don’t forget about CBS Sunday Morning.

*** Update ***

What the hell? We have a fraud. Someone sent the peeing puppy in as their own pet, when it has been making the rounds of the internet for some time.

Blogroll Amnesty

I missed Blogroll Amnesty day, as I always manage to miss every blog “holiday” of note, so I wanted to give everyone and option to promote some up and coming blogs, some blogs that are worth checking out but get little attention, etc. Consider this your thread.

One of the things I have noticed is that I just don’t seem to link as many “small” blogs as I once used to, and that is in large part due to two things. First, people don’t email me links to their blogs as often as they used to, and I can’t figure out why. I get dozens of links to news stories or major blogs every day, but little in the way of links to smaller blogs. Seriously, it is worth your time to email me if you have something to share, and I do read my email and the comments (apparently not closely or frequently enough- check the update) when I have time.

Second, the most valuable source of links for me is the comments. I honestly don’t know how other bloggers without comments do it, or why.

So here it is. Blogroll Amnesty day. Add your links, and in a day or so I will add a Blogroll Amnesty link on the sidebar and add five or so links.

Also, let me take this time to note that chief Tunch hater, Laura W., who seems to have dedicated her life to lowering Tunch’s self-esteem by collecting a series of spiteful comments about his weight, seems to have a mini-scandal regarding her own cat’s porcine appearance:

“I’ve fallen and I can’t don’t want to get up.”

Want to know why there is nothing in the picture but Walter? He ate everything else. All those little things in the picture? That isn’t gravel. Those are moons drawn to Walter’s gravitational force. Wonder what he is looking at in that picture? A hamburger off in the distance.

I think a round of Walter jokes is in order. Also, from now on, every picture of Tunch will be accompanied by a picture of Walter, so as to make Tunch look slim by comparison.

*** Update ***

Somehow, in my eagerness to mock Walter, I missed the fact that he is no longer with us. This post fails. As such, a loving remembrance of Walter:

Inadvertently mocking a valued commenter’s deceased pet has to be the new low for this website.


Long day, finally done. Time for some pets:

Claim your pets.

Also, I think we might have a new competition/award around these here parts. Start thinking of nominees, and maybe we will have our election in a week or so.

At any rate, this will have to do as your open thread for now.

*** Update ***

Don’t forget, Monk tonight.

Why Win?

Just a thought- why do the Republicans even bother trying to win elections. They get everything they want when they lose, so why bother trying to win? Nothing but Republicans or GOP talking points on my tv until I turned the DVD player on five minutes ago (Season one of News Radio is much better).

I have had enough of this. Here:

No cable news tonight. Think I will watch a movie or play Mass Effect.

*** Update ***

Exhibit A in the argument that conservatives get whatever they want even when losing: Craig Crawford appears to be seriously arguing that NEWT FUCKING GINGRICH should head Health and Human Services. In bizzaro world, that makes complete sense, as it meets the only criteria that matter to the villagers:

As much as it would infuriate liberals, picking Gingrich would be a hyper-bipartisan move.

It pisses off liberals and would be “bi-partisan,” the only criteria that matter. What’s not to like?

I am seriously buying a generator, a goat, and a plot of land in the mountains for when the shit goes down. These people are killing us.

Open Thread

Taking a break from something I am working on, so I thought I would work my way through the folder full of pet pics. Our canine friends have been getting the shaft lately, so here are some pooches:

Claim your dogs, readers.

Finally, an encore performance for Boomhauer, last seen sound asleep on his person’s computer:

I still have about 45 pics left to get up, so if yours has not been up yet, there is still hope. Keep sending ’em in.