Thursday, November 09, 2006
But -- Wait!
The waiting is the hardest part,
Every day you see one more card,
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart,
The waiting is the hardest part.
("The Waiting," Tom Petty)
I'm not a very good waiter. At times, like times when instant gratification is a distinct and within-reach possibility, I hate waiting.
The waiting is over in the case of the Virginia Senate race. George Allen gave his concession speech today and put to rest any further talk of a recount. I did detect a few "sour grapes" notes, but you see that all over the place. There was a little of his practically trademarked hotdogging in evidence as well but, likewise, you see it all over the place. Bottom line, it's over. Let's hope that the focus now shifts to statecraft and the quest for some real solutions to the issues which have caused the most divisiveness.
Another joke, "Southern Restaurant" --
Never choke in a Southern restaurant...
Two good ol' boys walk into a bar. While having a shot of whiskey, they talk about their moonshine operation. Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough. After a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress.
One of the hillbillies looks at her and says "Kin ya swallar?"
The woman shakes her head no. "Kin ya breathe?" The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.
The hillbilly walks over to the woman, lifts up the back of her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her right butt cheek a lick with his tongue. The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth. As she begins to breathe again, the hillbilly walks slowly back to the bar.
His partner says "Ya know, I'd heerd of that there 'Hind Lick Maneuver', but I ain't never seed nobody do it!"
As promised, here is Twisted Linguistics. Some of the words were spotted by Roxan, some by me, and were rushed by high-speed waaaambulance to Word Rehab.
haven't received royalists on my book - This is clearly someone who's written an underground book about restoring a monarchy to some country.
my book was print by - Will somebody PLEASE tell this girl that the past tense of print is printed?! This is driving me freakin' crazy.
caudle - To pet and pamper a patient while cauterizing a wound.
brith - The breath of an Englishman. Or I guess it could also refer to the birth of a Brit.
sotry - A drunken person who is apologetic.
braught - A temperamental child whose tantrums come to naught.
thinkink - Naughty thoughts running through one's mind.
anoter - Little mini-reminders to oneself; e.g., when going to the 7-11, write yourself a noter so you won't forget the milk.
yopu - A gangsta revision of the "Pooh" story in which Winnie becomes a gangbanger called "Yo, Pu!"
getting publish - This person would perhaps be interested in joining the ranks of the place where books are print.
ineer turmoil - Person with a raging ear infection.
whay ever - What Little Miss Muffet said to the sheep who suggested she eat some curds.
explainations - An expatriate from one of the Plains Nations tribes.
Ed Bradley, best known for his long tenure at "60 Minutes," passed away today at the age of 65 from leukemia.