A week of school out of the way, perhaps. One convention down, one to gird up for. Last long weekend of a mosquito-plagued summer. Enough rain to quench the wildfire danger, perhaps, while washing away the town outside the levees.
Whatever the justification, a good stack of stuff for a good, long soak.
- The ultimate “I built this myself” source, perhaps? Perhaps you have a hinge this guy could use.
- No, Grandpa Simpson did not invent it. Eastwood is old enough to be Grandpa Simpson, but he makes much better movies.
- Larry Ferlazzo plopped this in the middle of a post with advice to aspiring authors on getting published:
- Everybody is Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub these days — or should be.
- Things change. The old sailing strategy, sticking close to the middle of the channel and away from the starboard rocks, is gone. Will anyone notice before we have a lot of wrecks on the rocks? A scheming captain may not tell the sailors everything, even if it’s on the charts and in the new sailing strategy. What’s the old sea-wise sailor to do?
- Who was the business consultant who said, of bringing in a “fireman” to fix company problems, “A fireman has two tools, an axe and a hose; call him in, you’re going to get one?” Did Mitt just warn us he plans to bring in a fireman? Did he warn us that he thinks he is that fireman?
- This is so good on so many different levels. No apologies to Orff necessary. Carlton Draught is an Australian beer. I wonder, when was it filmed, and where?
- Did Lou Pritchett write this? If not, he should study it. Would Pritchett regard it as ironic?
- What is “American Exceptionalism” if not just a litmus test to see whether one is devout enough to take communion among the Teabagger Republicans? Bob Cornwall wonders whether it may be a trap. Chris Rodda thinks it’s rooted in misunderstanding of history. Marco Rubio uses it as an ultimate It’s-Not-My-Fault-He-Started-It whine. Rubio and his fellow travelers somehow never get around to explaining just who is supposed to keep that shining city on a hill, shiny, nor why anyone should care to, and that is the ultimate failing of those would use it as a litmus, or sword, or club. Who is to polish the alabaster today, is one of the key questions of government.
Wait. The tea is cold. Bother. Why don’t they make tea dispensers for the bath tub?