November 11, 2006
sean delonas is still not very goodI could never get tired of writing about how bad Sean Delonas is. In fact, I can't even remember if I've posted twice or only once about him, and I forget the metaphors I employed.
So, to prevent repeating myself (of which I am frequently accused by a certain wife), let's just say that Sean Delonas continues to define "funny" from the bottom up.
Posted by mrbrent at 1:04 PM
something must suck somewhereSure, I'm quiet about the outcome of the elections last Tuesday. Two reasons.
First of all, I was raised to hold modesty as a virtue. Yes, there is a lot to be happy about, and I am happy about those things, but my back-patting arm is getting sore these days (carpal tunnel?), so I'm going to save it for more important things, like passed legislation and served subpoenae.
Second of all, I am unaccustomed to things going right. The last few days conversations have been very halting. "How bout that election?" "It rocked." "Yep." "Mmm-hmm." Tumbleweed. But fortunately, a few things went wrong. Tennessee rewarded a race-baiting campaign with a victory, which sucks balls. I can get my dander up about that. Also, Mean Jean Schmidt was not job-discontinued, which kind of sucks, but is offset by the fact that, now that Katherine Harris will be removed from C-SPAN, Mean Jean may now be the batshittiest Rep in the House.
Also, I'd like to throw a brief shout out to Baltimore's Midtown Yacht Club, who kindly fed us and switched the TVs to election coverage on Tuesday night. Based on results, expect me in November of 2008.
Posted by mrbrent at 12:36 PM
November 6, 2006
away from deskI'm away from my desk in fabulous Charm City. People never believe me when I tell them that I'm fond of Baltimore (especially considering that I'm rarely here for good reasons), but it is true. I am one of the few young fellas that enjoy Baltimore whose surname is not Smith.
The Internets connection is choppy, so I've spent about a hunnert fewer hours today following the news. Which saddens me. But, on the bright side, when you are outside of New York City, pretty much every advertising second on the television and the radio is devoted to political ads, which makes you feel like elections are the most impotant thing in the world everywhere but the five boroughs.
And even better -- ain't none of them nice. It's all half votes-with-Bush and the other half will-raise-your-taxes. I think a couple resorted to bare knuckle ad hominem ("Neaderthal!" "Queer-lover!"), but they all blended together and I wasn't exactly taking notes.
As tonight is Election Eve, I did spend a half hour surveying the GOP's vote suppression and race baiting, as I'm sure you have all afternoon. As I am no professional blogger, I just pick one that is my favorite. It is this one. If you are click-averse, it is a big image of an startled white lady's face with a black man's hand covering her mouth. The text goes, "Family values are under attack..." Yeah, as is your niece, evidently. And no, this is not from the South (where such subtleties are expected) -- it is from Westchester, the 19th Congressional District of New York. I don't know if you've been to Westchester before, but it's not exactly a place where George Allen (R-VA) would have a problem with anyone not "knowing their place".
I'm sure you have your own favorite atrocity. This is why we all mess with the amateur publishing gig.
Remember to vote tomorrow -- you don't vote, you can't bitch. (Unless you are stuck in Baltimore and from a state with no close races.)
Posted by mrbrent at 5:19 PM