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  •  99,999 mini-bottles of alcohol on the wall... (6+ / 0-)

    There, ear-worm successfully implanted.  Have a nice day.

    We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

    by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 12:24:05 PM PDT

    •  Heh. (1+ / 0-)
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      The other day, someone here said something about Romney and used the phrase "the cheese stands alone."

      Heck if that darn little nursery song didn't roll through my brain for the next three days.

      If I remember who did it and if I bump into her, we're going to have words.

      But in the meantime,

      You have a good day too.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:05:09 PM PDT

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      •  I still win (2+ / 0-)
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        I think my ear-worm is clearly superior because I don't patronize my readership by foisting some cheesy imagery on them.  I assume my readers can imagine for themselves , so I get a richer set of imagery.

        The way this works is the reader has to supply his or her own imagery to go with my bottle song.  In the context of the story of these guys caught stealing all those mini-bottles, the reader is engaged and comes up with his or her own highly evocative and trenchant imagery.

        You could for example, imagine what these guys did with all that booze, and come up with an image of them sitting around the hangar after hours getting plastered as they take bottles of the wall one by one to polish them off.  You could even suppose that they were driven against their will by the mad rhythms of the bottle song to persist long past any bounds of reason in their criminal drinking of bottles that should have gone to bored businessmen

        Or you could imagine the conspirators singing the bottle song to pass the time during the really long sentences they're going to get because the jury will identify too much with the crime to show any mercy.  They might even have time to count down all the way from 99,999 bottles to zero, well, they will have the time if they get put in solitary, because they won't last two days in population singing that freaking song without someone slipping a shiv into them.

        Your readership, on the other hand, is stuck with some cheesy Appu stuff.  Intellectual lightweight!

        We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

        by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 01:45:28 PM PDT

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        •  Wow. (1+ / 0-)
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          You're so vain. You probably think this is about you.

          Don't you?

          :)

          And again. Have a good day.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:00:42 PM PDT

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          •  Now you've got it (1+ / 0-)
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            That one was much better.  You sized up the audience, assessed it accurately for weak points and sent in the heat-seeking missiles for the kill.  Well played.  I do indeed think that everything is about me -- because it is.

            I still get to take credit for my obviously excellent coaching.

            We should have destroyed the presidency before Obama took office. Too late now.

            by gtomkins on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:22:38 PM PDT

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