April 23, 2012

At the Tulip and Chocolate Chip Café...

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... you can talk all night.

53 comments:

bagoh20 said...

I would like to request that people please stop saying "Thanks for playing." or some such. I know there is an overwhelming compulsion to add that as your final rim shot to the rhythm of a comment, but please use something else. I just don't think I can take it much longer, but hey, thanks for playing.

See, don't you just want to grab me by the hair and slam my face into my keyboard? I know - me too.

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Ouch!

edutcher said...

It's called a tagline and it's a real art form, but few people do it well.

After Shakespeare came up with stuff like "The play's the thing wherein we'll catch the conscience of the king", it went downhill in a hurry.

Around here, people think they're being witty when witless is closer to it.

Chip Ahoy said...

'nuf said.

Chip Ahoy said...

Google, it's your friend.

bagoh20 said...

"You could use some help with reading comprehension."

I do miss the formerly ubiquitous: "Duh"
LOL

Fen said...

I would request people stop saying "but Bush did it too", but then our liberal commenters wouldn't have much left to contribute to the debate.

Pogo said...

Personally, I could do without 'This post removed by a blog administrator.'

Yeah, ha ha ha.

wyo sis said...

Fen
I agree. It's as if they think that I think it's OK if a conservative does it. Whatever it is.
It's a projection. Liberals really do go around accusing conservatives of doing that for which they give liberals a pass. Conservatives think if it's wrong it's wrong no matter who does it. That's why conservatives appear to be bringing a knife to a gun fight. What is not shown is that karma will eventually trump. And for a tag line. Karma's a real dog eat bitch.

Pogo said...

I also hate the tagline "You'll eat it and you'll like it, little man", but I only heard my dad say that when I was a kid, so now it rarely comes up, just during the nights when I wake up in a sweat, so...

edutcher said...

bagoh20 said...

You could use some help with reading comprehension.

It's a crutch when their opponent has gotten the better of them and a tactic to make them feel smart.

You're too stupid to understand their meaning because they write on a higher plane.

As if.

Pogo said...

Your call is very important to us.

Chip Ahoy said...

This call may be recorded for training porpoises.

Chip Ahoy said...

The kids were talking about the songs that play on ice cream trucks and there sure were some strange ones, the Blue Peter theme song, Johnny Briggs theme, the Colonel Bogey March, and then someone linked a video of Hitler ice cream truck that put me in stitches the way it trundles off and fades away uneventfully as if it were normal.

leslyn said...

So this is where y'all hang out. I wondered what was up with all these stupid pictures. This is like listening to high school kids gossiping.

Karma's a real dog eat bitch. Sad. Another "Obama did it too." But without that you wouldn't have much left to contribute to the debate.

JAL said...

WEll if I had a bedtime it would be past it, and I don't have any gripes.

Except what are you doing here "leslyn"?

There are times when "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" works for me.

Are you Jeremy in drag?

wyo sis said...

Shoot. I thought it was cute. Karma really is a bitch.

AllieOop said...

Just dropped by to say hi to a good looking blue eyed guy, you know who you are.

Now that was nice wasn't it? See liberals are friendly.

leslyn said...

JAL, I'm just hanging out with all the nice folks here and chit-chatting.

You're too stupid to understand their meaning because they write on a higher plane.

leslyn said...

JAL, I'm just hanging out chitchatting here with all these nice folks.

You're too stupid to understand their meaning because they write on a higher plane.

"If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all?" Tell it to the choir.

AllieOop said...

I feel like singing, who wants to join in? We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine.....

AllieOop said...

I don't hear you signing boys and girls, just for that, I'll sing Bob Dylan's, everybody Must Get Stoned..... Join in when the spirit hits ya.

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're walking on the street
They'll stone you when you're trying to keep your seat
They'll stone you when your walking on the floor
They'll stone you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're at the breakfast table
They'll stone you when you are young and able
They'll stone you when you're trying to make a buck
They'll stone you and then they'll say good luck
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well They'll stone you and say that it's the end
They'll stone you and then they'll come back again
They'll stone you when you're riding in your car
They'll stone you when you're playing you guitar
Yes But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned


Well They'll stone you when you are all alone
They'll stone you when you are walking home
They'll stone you and then say they're all brave
They'll stone you when you're send down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

bagoh20 said...

"See liberals are friendly."

Do you think I can't see that shiny bowie knife you're holding next to your thigh. Put it down...slowly, and we can talk about your violence issues and the deviousness that's inherent in your species.

AllieOop said...

Aw now, it's just a little knife, won't hurt you much. Or you could try to take it from me....

bagoh20 said...

Once during halftime at a roller derby, I was next to Dylan at the urinals, and he started talking my ear off. Of course, I couldn't understand a word he said, so I just said: "No thanks. I'm good". Which is the safest thing to say if you are drunk enough to say anything at a urinal.

AllieOop said...

Talking at a urinal in an inibriated state could be weird. Women usually just politely ask the lady in the next stall if she has an extra toilet tissue in there and to kindly please pass it under the stall wall.

bagoh20 said...

Yes, I know. I got asked for a spare square by a lady in the next stall in a unisex restroom once. I wrote my phone number on it and passed it over.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I'll put it another way.

In that Corporations don't pay taxes insofar as their customers do (due) via higher prices, America allows China to do what China does.

Until we don't.

Is that not precisely clear enough?

bagoh20 said...

It's kinda like a sending a smoke signal.

AllieOop said...

Un Buckley, what happens when we don't?

Quaestor said...

"You'll eat it and you'll like it, little man"

That would be a great trade name for a dog food product aimed at finicky eaters.

Such an approach won't work for cats, however. To convince it cat you've got to work on his conscience.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

And speaking of the French,
this horn is quite Nice.

bagoh20 said...

In deed, Parabuckley. Quite nice. The perfect lullaby to send me off to dreams of chocolate chip tulips and rivers of moscato.

Seeing Red said...

Reading Instapudit this morning. I'm wondering if teh won is going to be soundly spanked instead of just defeated.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

My wife's tulips have survived the late April wet snow quite nicely. They folded themselves up as they are wont to do, and looked quite beautiful in the process. We took pictures of them in this state. Nature is cool.

Seeing Red

If the loony left's hysterical response to people needing ID to vote isn't convincing enough!!!

Cheating, lying, deceiving, twisting. All ready tools in their tool belt.

Bob Ellison said...

My wife planted tulips in our back yard, and they do well year after year. This year a single, brilliantly red tulip, apparently a volunteer, appeared in our front yard. No idea how it got there. Nature is, indeed, cool.

Lem said...

From Insta this morning..

I also love the way he [Obama] talks about..

When some here yesterday expressed skepticism about "wingers" sudden concern for the presidents safety, ie the Secret Service flap, might that skepticism be fueled by "wingers" always seeming to express love for him when they mean something else.

I don't know if I'm making myself understood.

In a climate where derision is expressed by saying how much you "love" someone or something.. isn't that a recipe for mutually assured misunderstanding?

For example.. the idea that I dont want my president physically hurt, by anybody, seems to me to be a pretty basic, civic, no frills vanilla sentiment.. and to have it questioned gives me a very pessimistic pause..

If we cannot agree that our intention, in expressing concern for the presidents safety, is genuine.. just what can we possibly have any agreement on?

And why would you even want to talk to someone like that?

Bob Ellison said...

Lem, I understand your point, and I agree with you RE: the misuse of verbs in that casual, sarcastic fashion. It cheapens English. Better to use them accurately, as in saying "Obama loves dog".

Lem said...

I remember when Reagan was shot.. everybody I knew expressed shock and concern basic human traits.. and I lived in Mass.. true blue.

I dont know where the line is anymore.

Christopher in MA said...

If we cannot agree that our intention, in expressing concern for the president's safety, is genuine. . .just what can we have any possible agreement on?

Nothing, Lem. And that's the poisoned fruit of Bush v Gore. Look, I take a back seat to no one in my hatred of Obama, and nothing would make me happier than to see him led out of the Oval Office in chains, but he is the head of state and deserves / requires the best protection. While the bestial part of my brain would rejoice if he were killed, the rational part realizes it would be an awful, destabilizing event that this country cannot afford.

After 8 years of BDS, I don't believe a substantial portion of the left feel the same way. They hate Bush, even now. Had Dubya been killed, I would bet a large amount of money you'd see cheering crowds in many of the major cities.

So because they loathe him, the think we feel the same way about Obama. They can't believe we wouldn't rejoice at his death, because they'd cheer the death of Bush.

And I don't see any way back.

Lem said...

I mean, just in term of the sake of brevity.. most things are left w/o saying.. like 'I dont want my president to get hurt'.

A day is coming when all reading communication will be the fine print.. (thats where you find 'I dont want my president to get hurt') because nothing will matter or be cared about.

deborah said...

"It's kinda like a sending a smoke signal."

You passed gas, too?

deborah said...

"So this is where y'all hang out. I wondered what was up with all these stupid pictures. This is like listening to high school kids gossiping."

The beagle has landed.

Hagar said...

It is kind of remarkable the extent to which we speak of "Obama" and the "Obama campaign" rather than "the Democrats."

chickenlittle said...

@deborah: Lol!

MadisonMan said...

Thank you for your patience.

Lem said...

I would like to request that people please stop saying "Thanks for playing." or some such.

Cant help think there is a connection between this request and my rant.

I do seem to recall bagoh20 asking people to say something, notify that they were leaving.. I dont recall his exact words.

Fen said...

leslyn: Another "Obama did it too." But without that you wouldn't have much left to contribute to the debate.

Wow. Leslyn really does live in an alternate universe.

And thanks for plagiarizing my 10:03 comment.

bagoh20 said...

Lem, my request had nothing to do with you or anyone in particular. I have just seen that phrase too many times, and I want to avoid needing to resort to violence like a stern verbal put-down of anyone's mother.

Also, I didn't ask that people say they were leaving. I think I just expressed how weird it was that we have conversations that sometimes just end up hanging in the air, with the participants disappearing like the guys at the end of the marching column during an ambush. This comment to you probably will be like that. Lem?... Lem?... Oh my God, they got Lem!

Almost Ali said...

I stopped by to see Ann's post about Google's clever [search] zipper. But now I'm standing here with my fly open. Pretty embarrassing, too.

Saint Croix said...

Race riot in Alabama.

Not good. Eric Holder is a fuckwit.

No word from the President if the assailants look like his son.

Lem said...

This comment to you probably will be like that. Lem?... Lem?... Oh my God, they got Lem!

I'm back!

thats a radio/tv one

leslyn said...

Fen said...
leslyn: Another "Obama did it too." But without that you wouldn't have much left to contribute to the debate.

Wow. Leslyn really does live in an alternate universe. And thanks for plagiarizing my 10:03 comment. 4/24/12 9:36 A.M.

It wasn't plagiary. It was mockery. I thought you'd recognize that.

HT said...

does anyone know the kind of flower beneath the red one? Some kind of sage g. cover? But what?