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Thursday, 26 June 2008

 

...b ut you have to admit that it would have only been improved by the addition of Captain Jack...they could have worked him in there a number of different places, like maybe hitting on the penguin or in between the two Replublicans with a thought bubble that declares "Man Candy!"...somethin' like that.  Doesn't matter what, as long as he's shirtless...

(Hat tip:  Saveau)

Thursday, 26 June 2008 15:50:57 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [7] | #
Friday, 27 June 2008 11:40:46 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
The, "hey look McCain is old" argument is really wearing thin. It has about as much intellectual power and pull as the "hey look Obama is black" argument. I am no fan of McCain, but I hope Obama supporters can find something more substantive to ridicule about McCain than his age- I'm sure they will, but this soundbite about age is just so much easier to fit into a comic I guess. Moreover, I thought ageism was a no-no, kind of like racism and sexism? ;-) Or does that rule not apply to progressives like Tom Tomorrow?
Friday, 27 June 2008 11:53:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
BTW, I am curious to know what you thought about the paroxysms of joy in the press when they reported on the Obama fist bump with his wife Michele. It was almost surreal in its weirdness. Just one example of a representative headline, "Barack and Michelle Obama's 'fist bump of hope' shows them silly in love," from the Daily News. One New York Times writer even went so far as to call it a "media dorkathon that continues, even a full week after the Obamas’ onstage moment." [This was in response to Edy Hill's ridiculous comment that wondered aloud whether it was a terrorist fist bump].

Seriously, do people think that the fist bump is that new or hip? I can testify that almost every middle-age (40s) white guy I know walks around doing this even out here in the country. Even my pastor tries to drag me into responding to this odd form of greeting that just strikes me as an attempt by men in their 40s (Obama included) to appear cool/hip/[insert your own word for coolness here] before their peers. No thanks! I'll stick with the simple handshake- no fad hand greetings for me.
Sunday, 29 June 2008 18:17:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
John,

I was more enamoured of it because it had "the Dr." in it. :-)

However, I read it less as "McCain is old"...and more "McCain is a crotchety old crank whose out of touch". Which is different. There are a lot of old guys out there who have kept up with the times and don't seem so lost in the issues.

As for the "fist bump of hope"...I find it to be one of those things that the media just obsesses about. Like in the last two elections when all you could hear them talk about was how the "average Joe" would want to have a beer with Bush...and their tendancy to give Bush a halo and refer to him as the savoir of America.

*shrug* Theres a reason I don't listen to them very much.

And don't worry...they're just setting Obama up to knock him down the way they did McCain and the way they did Hillary. They do it to everyone...it just took them seven years to start criticising Bush.
Teresa
Sunday, 29 June 2008 18:27:17 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
John,

And the fist bump isn't just for old white guys.

I use the fist bump with my boys...because they are too old for me to hug and kiss in front of their friends and a handshake would just be too weirdly formal.

So its for old white chicks and their teen-aged sons too!

:-)

Teresa
Sunday, 29 June 2008 20:04:33 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
"So its for old white chicks and their teen-aged sons too! "

While I admire your willingness to meet your children where they are, I must continue to refuse based on principal. I make it a rule NEVER to keep up with any changes made in the basic handshake formula- if it ain't broke don't fix it. I guess that makes me a young guy who isn't hip or out of touch. ;-) It is a hill I am willing to die defending. HA!
Sunday, 29 June 2008 20:05:00 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
"old white chicks"

Since when is 32 old? ;-)
Monday, 30 June 2008 05:55:54 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
John,

Bless you,

I'm 40.
Teresa
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