Archive for May 20th, 2005

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote:

So this is how liberty dies – to thunderous applause.

Senator Princess Amidala in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith.

I haven’t actually seen this episode yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. This line to me was more telling and chilling than the “Either you’re with me, or you’re with the terrorists” one.

And, of course, there’ll be cats:

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Birthday Eek is decidedly… nonpussed.

6 comments May 20th, 2005 at 07:07pm Posted by Eli

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This. Must. Not. Stand.

Move over Max Bialystock. Broadway’s foremost wheeler-dealer in “The Producers” could be joined by another man enamored by big money. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and Mark Burnett, with an assist from real-estate mogul Donald Trump, are developing a musical based on “The Apprentice,” Trump’s hit NBC television series.

“Donald Trump is a larger-than-life character, and the Broadway musical stage may be the only medium large enough for him,” Weissler, producer of the current revivals of “Chicago” and “Sweet Charity,” said Friday in a statement.

Please excuse me – I need to gouge out my eyes and then take a very long, very hot, very scrubby shower.

May 20th, 2005 at 04:01pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Music,TV,Wankers,Weirdness

This One Time, At Band Camp…

I was just reflecting on people’s catchphrases – for instance, one guy I used to play softball with seemed to start every anecdote off with “This girl I dated…”, and one of our managers is often associated with the phrase “…knows a guy who can get us a deal on…”, although I only get that one second-hand. There was also a guy in my high school whose notorious ultimate rejoinder was, “I’ve talked to teachers!”

I don’t think I have a catchphrase (other than maybe “Dude!”), but I’m not sure if one is ever aware of one’s own catchphrase.

Do any of you have a catchphrase, or know anyone with a good one? Don’t be shy, it’s not like “This girl I dated” is really that hard to top…

4 comments May 20th, 2005 at 01:53pm Posted by Eli

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It slices! It dices! Now how much would you pay?

Line of the day (okay, yesterday, if you want to get technical) from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel by way of The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin:

Among those in the audience was Beth Schuetz, 34, of Mequon, who hoped Bush would talk more about how his plan would be financed. She is part of the Social Security system, receiving disability payments as she fights breast cancer.

“It seemed like an infomercial,” she said. “They all just repeated what he said verbatim.”

Let’s see…

Hand-picked, mindlessly enthusiastic audience: Check.
Canned, artificial patter from insincere salesman: Check.
Credulous and/or dishonest shills offering unconvincing product testimonials: Check.
Dodgy wonder product that superficially looks like a bargain and godsend but doesn’t work, or falls apart when you get it home: Check.

Yes, I think we have a winner. Put Bush in a Coogi sweater and make sure to pay all the audience members, and I think you have a pretty exact match…

The article also includes one of Bush’s most obnoxious and cringe-inducing applause lines:

“I like to remind people, he’s a PhD and I was a C-student,” Bush said to laughter, then added, “I want you to take note of who’s the president and who’s theadviser.”

In other words, “I’m stupid and mediocre and proud of it, and now the nerds all work for me ‘cuz my Daddy was preznit.”


May 20th, 2005 at 12:54pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Favorites,Politics,Wankers

Beefcake! BEEFCAAAAKE!!!

“You can reach your goals – I’m living proof.”

And the New York Post has Saddam in his underwear on the cover why?

If this is going to be a regular occurrence, he should really consider renting himself out as a human billboard – appears to be something of a growth industry these days…

May 20th, 2005 at 12:35pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Media,Wankers

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