Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:33 pm

Proof that there is no God.

Filed under: Sad — Lex @ 8:33 pm
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Elmore Leonard just turned 86.

He won’t live forever.

And when he dies, Mitch Albom will write something about him.


(h/t: Nance)

Monday, September 28, 2009 5:58 am

What happens when you give away crack

Quote of the day, from Nancy Nall, on the subprime-mortgage scandal: “When you open a store giving away free crack if you sign here and here and initial there, and if anyone expresses reservations you say, ‘Don’t worry, this is the special non-addictive crack we’re giving away’ — when that happens, you really can’t complain that the neighborhood is suddenly full of crackheads.”

And she’s right. You can’t.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:37 pm

Good thing William F. Buckley didn’t live to read this

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 6:37 pm
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Mark Krikorian at NR’s The Corner: “So, are we supposed to use the Spanish pronunciation, so-toe-my-OR, or the natural English pronunciation, SO-tuh-my-er, like Niedermeyer? … Deferring to people’s own pronunciation of their names should obviously be our first inclination, but there ought to be limits. Putting the emphasis on the final syllable of Sotomayor is unnatural in English … and insisting on an unnatural pronunciation is something we shouldn’t be giving in to.”

Some responses from the commenters at Wonkette:

  • How did Antonin Scalia ever get past this brilliant super genius?
  • He definitely emphasizes the ASS in Assimilate.
  • CRY some more, Mark CRY-Korean.
  • Has anyone asked Brett Favre about this?
  • I don’t care what this mouthbreather calls her as long as he eventually calls her Justice Sotomayor.
  • I refuse to take pronunciation tips from a man whose surname sounds like dolphin chatter.
  • Make it easy on yourself Mark, just call her “your honor”

But it’s Nancy Nall, for the win: “One of my Twitter follows said it best: It’s spelled Krikorian, but it’s pronounced ‘Kracker.’”

Monday, March 23, 2009 10:24 pm

Quote of the day (not Tim Geithner edition)

Filed under: Quote Of The Day,You're doing WHAT with my money?? — Lex @ 10:24 pm
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Nancy Nall:

“I’m trying very hard not to despair. But I am starting to wonder where we’ll be in a year. We’re both working hard — everyone I know is working hard — and you have to believe work leads to something good, but of late I’m starting to consider lighting a match to the whole place and going on welfare somewhere with a sunny climate. Kind of like AIG.”

Friday, December 12, 2008 9:13 pm

Governor or Mafioso? Take the quiz

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 9:13 pm
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From the comments at Nancy Nall’s, and this is comedy gold:

It’s time to play Name That Goon! Rod Blagojevich vs. Tony Soprano.

Hands on buzzers: One’s a trash-talking thug trying to stay one step ahead of the law. The other was played by James Gandolfini. Can you identify the speaker of the ten quotes below? …

Take the quiz. (Warning: as far as bleeping the NSFW language goes, the quiz hews much closer to “The Sopranos” than it does the newspaper reports on Blago.) First prize: you live. Second prize: you get a final meeting with Tony’s deranged nephew.

Friday, November 14, 2008 8:41 pm

Cemetery precincts

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:41 pm
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For your consideration, a 9 1/2-minute zombie film written by Nancy Nall (see my blogroll). (Some language, and a lot of gore, NSFW)

Hey, *I* laughed. Because, you know, zombies.

Friday, August 22, 2008 7:18 pm

“We have a hostage situation …”

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 7:18 pm
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Best. Lolcat. Evah. (Scroll down a bit.)

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