December 31, 2009

Top Headline Comments 12-31-09
— Gabriel Malor

Happy last day of the year, folks. Happy last day of the decade, too.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:01 AM | Comments (154)
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1 BOOMER SOONER BABY!!!!!

Posted by: Billy Sims at December 31, 2009 06:03 AM (ngD76)

2
Heres to a Happy New Years m&m's, drink heartily and please keep safe !

Posted by: Blazer at December 31, 2009 06:03 AM (t72+4)

3 http://is.gd/5HNod

On December 26, two days after Nigerian Omar Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to use underwear packed with plastic explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration.


Posted by: White House Plumbers Local 1 at December 31, 2009 06:04 AM (EbpbH)

4 Happy New Year to all the Morons and Moronettes...and if you must drink, please ask your host to set up a piece of floor for you!  Here's to meeting a bunch of you (?) at Moronapalooza in 2010!

Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2009 06:05 AM (6DDE+)

5

Happy last day of the decade, too.

We would have a word with you, sir

Posted by: The Semantics Society at December 31, 2009 06:07 AM (e8YaH)

6

NEBRASKA 33 - ARIZONA 0

Seems I recal someone yesterday predicting Az. by 4 (count 'em, 4) touchdowns. I reminded them that the "black shirts" (Nebraska's vaunted defense of years past) were back.

No applause please, this was an easy call. Big 12 vs Pac 10. I mean, come on.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:07 AM (c459z)

7

is it too early to start drinking??

 

 

stupid question here huh

Posted by: dananjcon at December 31, 2009 06:08 AM (pr+up)

8 I won't miss this year.  I hope I won't be saying the same thing about the next one.

It will all be clear in the fullness of time.

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 06:08 AM (H6Jyg)

9 Happy New Year to ya'll.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 06:09 AM (+jvXp)

10 And happy new year to all.  Even those of you who like to call me a pig-ignorant loon.  Though I must protest, I am not a loon.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:10 AM (c459z)

11 Srecna nova godina!  Happy new year!  Be safe, morons (and watch your asses, hobos)...

Posted by: the Butcher at December 31, 2009 06:10 AM (8g9qq)

12 Stasny Novi Rok! Happy New Year, M&Ms!

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:12 AM (QECjC)

13

this showed up in my inbox today - I don't know where it started. 

MIKE LEACH AND A FEW GOOD MEN

Gerald Meyers (Tech AD): *Coach Leach, did you order the Code Shed?*
Kent Hance: You *don’t* have to answer that question!
Coach Leach: I’ll answer the question!
[to Meyers]
Coach Leach: You want answers?
Meyers: I think I’m entitled.
Coach Leach: *You want answers?*
Meyers: *I want the truth!*
Coach Leach: *YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!*
[pauses]
Coach Leach: Son, we live in a world that has sidelines, and those sidelines have to be guarded by pirates with swords. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Meyers? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for James, and you curse the Pirates. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That James’s small shed, while tragic, probably saved games. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves games. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties with your fat little girlfriends, you want me on those sidelines, you need me on those sidelines We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very bowl games that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide them. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a sword, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Meyers: Did you order the Code Shed?
Coach Leach: I did the job I…
Meyers: *Did you order the Code Shed?*
Coach Leach: *You’re G**damned right I did!*

Posted by: wws at December 31, 2009 06:13 AM (T1boi)

14 Silly Gabe.  The next decade starts in 2011.

Or did you thing there was a year 0 A.D.?

Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 06:13 AM (GF+6V)

15 7 is it too early to start drinking?? Huh? What is this strange language with which you speak???

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:14 AM (QECjC)

16 David in San Diego:  cut of jib, newsletter, approve, slice/hammer, B+, the chicken, etc., etc.

Posted by: The Semantics Society at December 31, 2009 06:15 AM (e8YaH)

17 is it too early to start drinking??

Huh?

What is this strange language with which you speak???

I think the question should have been:  Is it too early to stop drinking??

Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 06:15 AM (GF+6V)

18 okay, I am now pissed.  I just looked and Allah has knocked me off the link page completely - I'm not even on left channels anymore. This is why I left the right, just wait till I tell KKKilgore!!!

Posted by: Charles Johnson at December 31, 2009 06:15 AM (T1boi)

19 Silly Gabe. The next decade starts in 2011. Or did you thing there was a year 0 A.D.? Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 11:13 AM (GF+6V) Sorry, but the Sixties started in Nineteen Sixty.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:15 AM (QECjC)

20 I think the question should have been: Is it too early to stop drinking?? Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 11:15 AM (GF+6V) "stop drinking" Is that Klingonese?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:16 AM (QECjC)

21 Great!  We think that arguing about the actual start of the decade is an awesome use for a thread!

Posted by: The Wet Blanket Society at December 31, 2009 06:17 AM (e8YaH)

22

2010, suck redux. Not much reason to be optimistic about next year. Realistically speaking, that is. But I suppose it is just good manners to Wish the morons a Happy New Year. On a similar but different tack, I wish the leftards living fire enshrouded Hell on Earth with a multitude of horrible plagues and painful prolonged death...

/that is all

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 06:17 AM (OlN4e)

23

Or did you thing there was a year 0 A.D.?

Well... how old were you before your 1st birthday?


Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at December 31, 2009 06:17 AM (SCcgT)

24

Who says terrorism crime doesn't pay.

http://tinyurl.com/y8v778c


Someone needs to be fired, beaten, have their eyes gouged out, immasculated, burned at the stake, cursed to hell, etc. for making this decision.  This bastard killed our boys!

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at December 31, 2009 06:18 AM (r1h5M)

25 Actually, the decade will end on Dec 31, 2010.

Posted by: eyeontheworld at December 31, 2009 06:19 AM (SuNdP)

26

Well... how old were you before your 1st birthday?

I've had only one birthday.  The rest were anniversaries of the day of my birth.

So...I believe I was in the womb before my 1st (only birthday).

Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 06:19 AM (GF+6V)

27 "Possessed cat video," my ass.  That cat was giving a commencement speech and telling the assembled kittens that her two favorite political philosophers are Mother Theresa and Chairman Mao.

Posted by: stuiec at December 31, 2009 06:19 AM (Ate22)

28 @22 - Sounds like maddog is doing a nice job of picking up the slack for Monty. Speaking of whom, anybody heard from the great one lately? I miss him.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:22 AM (QdUKm)

29 On a similar but different tack, I wish the leftards living fire enshrouded Hell on Earth with a multitude of horrible plagues and painful prolonged death... /that is all Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 11:17 AM (OlN4e) Now, now... I merely with them (them, but not us) the socialist totalitarian state of their dreams. Complete with dim, flickering lightbulbs, tepid faucet water, magazines printed on crap paper with washed out soy-based ink, chilly indoor temperatures, tiny European-style refrigerators full of expensive European-style teeny-tiny packages of food, teeny-tiny, underpowered dangerous Smartcars, and crappy little flats to live in. Just what they always dreamed of!

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:22 AM (QECjC)

30 edit: "with" s/b "them," damnit

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:23 AM (QECjC)

31 CRAP!!! "with" s/b THEM. Must so slow down...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:23 AM (QECjC)

32 What's the deal with Lawrence Kudlow.  Economic boom and false prosperity?


http://tinyurl.com/yz6qe36

Posted by: ParisParamus at December 31, 2009 06:23 AM (Hv1Cx)

33 I kind of think that this decade will not be considered over until Jan 2013 --kind of like the sixites goes till the end of the vietnam war in 73.

Posted by: paleRider at December 31, 2009 06:23 AM (vBKqN)

34 Actually, the decade will end on Dec 31, 2010.

No, "a" decade will end on Dec 31, 2010.

A decade is just a ten-year span.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:24 AM (1pbUW)

35 Jesus - I did it again. Sigh. PLEASE understand "with" to be "wish." I guess Liberalism really has me revved up and pissed off this morning.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:24 AM (QECjC)

36 Here in Sydney it already is 2010 so Happy New Year to Ace, co-bloggers and all morons and moronettes and hope it's a much better year than the last one, I'm tired of living in interesting times. (Raising a glass of domestic, and very good, sparkling wine.)

Posted by: Decaf at December 31, 2009 06:24 AM (uawMX)

37 F*ck 2009 with a rusty hay rake.  What a sh*tball year.

Posted by: . at December 31, 2009 06:25 AM (gQLr2)

38 the "black shirts" (Nebraska's vaunted defense of years past) were back

They weren't in October.

(Like my loafers? Former Gophers!)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 06:26 AM (NtiET)

39

Thank God this worthless year is over.  Only three more years of "The One".  How will we survive?

Let's pray for good 2010 elections and a take back of the House!

 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:26 AM (2+9Yx)

40 This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a whimper, but with a Ka-BOOM!

Posted by: Northwest Airlines at December 31, 2009 06:26 AM (BFqyO)

41 34 Actually, the decade will end on Dec 31, 2010. No, "a" decade will end on Dec 31, 2010. A decade is just a ten-year span. Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 11:24 AM (1pbUW) By common agreement, however, the vast majority of us consider the decade to change when the "Deci" numeral (denoting the "tens" value) changes. And we name our decades accordingly: the Twenties started in 1920, the Thirties in 1930, etc.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 06:26 AM (QECjC)

42 I merely with them (them, but not us) the socialist totalitarian state of their dreams. Complete with dim, flickering lightbulbs, tepid faucet water, magazines printed on crap paper with washed out soy-based ink, chilly indoor temperatures, tiny European-style refrigerators full of expensive European-style teeny-tiny packages of food, teeny-tiny, underpowered dangerous Smartcars, and crappy little flats to live in.

Just what they always dreamed of!

Except in their dreams the rest of us live like that while they read newspapers using real paper and real ink using real light bulbs, while having eal refers and driving real cards while eating real food in their real houses.

'Cause they're are betters (just ask them) and they deserve better 'cause their job is to save us.

Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 06:26 AM (GF+6V)

43

Those with whom Barry would engage – unconditionally, mind you.  My prayers will be for freedom for the Iranians - freedom from these subhuman Nazis.  

http://tinyurl.com/ykfsgz8

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at December 31, 2009 06:27 AM (r1h5M)

44 The proofreader has the day off today.

Posted by: David in San Diego at December 31, 2009 06:27 AM (GF+6V)

45 7

is it too early to start drinking??

Did you know that Jagger is more than a breakfast drink?

Got a Jagger machine from son for Christmas.  This could get ugly!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:27 AM (2+9Yx)

46 to be extremely pedantic -

a decade is a unit of measure, it measures 10 years. 

Soooooo ooooooo,

You, or Gabe,  could say "the last decade" and mean "going back the last ten years", which would take you to December 31, 1999 - when we were all filling our bathtubs with water in case the water distribution center shut-down and you could stay in Vegas for $20 because people thought the planes would fall out of the sky.

Now we've got 2012 to worry about.
....

Oh, and a cohort is 100 Roman troops, lead by a centurion.

and to decimate something is to reduce its strength by 1/10th


Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:28 AM (ruzrP)

47 Sorry, but the Sixties started in Nineteen Sixty One. fify No year zero each decade begins with a 1. This has always been a pet peeve of mine. I was working for lawyers in 1999, and was having this argument with one of the "smarter" JD's in the office. I told him that the Romans had no concept of the zero. He then in all his super smartyness asked me "Then how did the write the number 10?, huh?" I just banged my head on the lunch room table and walked out of the room. I'm sure to this day he still thinks he won that point.

Posted by: jimmythe-birther-fanatic-rightwing-leg at December 31, 2009 06:28 AM (o0p5T)

48 Someone needs to be fired, beaten, have their eyes gouged out, immasculated, burned at the stake, cursed to hell, etc. for making this decision.  This bastard killed our boys!

Unbelievable.  We release a jackal with our boys' blood on his hands in a prisoner exchange for some pansy Brit who probably got himself captured walking away from his post to take a leak.  We should have tortured and killed this POS and then swapped them his body.  Reconciliation my ass.  You reconcile a war zone by swapping more or less innocent people who were forced into fighting by factional alliances, not by releasing mass murderers to kill again.

Posted by: B+ust of Churchill at December 31, 2009 06:28 AM (ZgE80)

49 Happy New Year morons/ettes.  And good effin' riddance to 2009.  I don't hold out much hope 2010 will be any better, but I hope and pray.

The D'oh household will be celebrating New Year's Day Southern style.  Collard greens, hoppin-John, ham, and cornbread. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 06:28 AM (UOM48)

50 NEBRASKA 33 - ARIZONA 0 ... the "black shirts" (Nebraska's vaunted defense of years past) were back.

How in the hell did Nebraska manage 33 points?  Let me guess:

- interception return for TD (7-0)
- fumble return for TD (14-0)
- recovered fumble on 1 yard line, converted 4th and goal (21-0)
- safety (23-0)
- interception returned to the 5 yard line, kicked 51 yard FG (26-0)
- 83-yard TD pass where Zac Lee throws the ball right to the field corner, who fails to catch it.  Ball pops up in the air, bounces off the head of the free safety as he gets hit by the strong safety, caught by Nebraska receiver and taken for a TD (33-0)

Posted by: pbrown at December 31, 2009 06:29 AM (rTGYp)

51 bleh --- forget the above.  I see it's been addressed.

so ... who's up for a discourse on "fin de siecle part deux"

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:30 AM (ruzrP)

52 Since when do we conduct prisoner exchanges?

I thought we just declared them terminally ill and let them go?

Posted by: Scotland at December 31, 2009 06:30 AM (BFqyO)

53 By common agreement, however, the vast majority of us consider the decade to change when the "Deci" numeral (denoting the "tens" value) changes. And we name our decades accordingly: the Twenties started in 1920, the Thirties in 1930, etc.

Oh, I agree with you.

I'm was trying to point out to the "No Year Zero" pedants that a decade is just a ten-year span, so you may as well associate it with something useful (like when the tens digit changes) rather than something which may be correct but is totally irrelevant.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:31 AM (1pbUW)

54 @38 - Hi Heather   So it took a little while to get on track. New coach and all.  And watch out for my boys (KSU) over the next few years.    Remember coach Snyder?  Heee's Baaack.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:31 AM (c459z)

55

The D'oh household will be celebrating New Year's Day Southern style.  Collard greens, hoppin-John, ham, and cornbread. 

No blackeyed peas?

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 06:32 AM (OlN4e)

56 Damn Sheldon Whitehouse inspired sock!

Posted by: jimmytheleg at December 31, 2009 06:32 AM (o0p5T)

57 Gabe always was bad at math.

Posted by: GarandFan at December 31, 2009 06:32 AM (ZQBnQ)

58 41 By common agreement, however, the vast majority of us consider the decade to change when the "Deci" numeral (denoting the "tens" value) changes. And we name our decades accordingly: the Twenties started in 1920, the Thirties in 1930, etc.

So, in your opinion, what is the last year of the first decade, 9 or 10?

Posted by: eyeontheworld at December 31, 2009 06:32 AM (SuNdP)

59

The D'oh household will be celebrating New Year's Day Southern style.  Collard greens, hoppin-John, ham, and cornbread. 

But, not until it's been cooked for a day or so, right?

YUM YUM, Can we taste some today mom?

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:32 AM (2+9Yx)

60 And we name our decades accordingly: the Twenties started in 1920, the Thirties in 1930, etc.

Who are the "we" in that sentence?  You, Gabe and Life magazine?  Intellectual laziness is no reason for acting retarded -- and neither is the fact that you already wrote your Top 10 lists and now would feel stupid acknowledging that you're publishing them only nine years into a decade.  I hope everything really cool in this decade winds up happening in 2010 just to fuck with you guys.

Posted by: B+ust of Churchill at December 31, 2009 06:33 AM (ZgE80)

61 Oh, and a cohort is 100 Roman troops, lead by a centurion.

A century is 100 Roman troops. Give or take, it changed a lot.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:34 AM (1pbUW)

62

Maddog,

Hopping John HAS black eyed peas in it!

Boy, what part of the South you from?

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:34 AM (2+9Yx)

63

Hopping John HAS black eyed peas in it!

Arkansas and Texas. Never had Hopping John.

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 06:35 AM (OlN4e)

64 May all the M&M's have a safe and happy new year's eve and a better 2010 cause I hope that things can't get much worse than 2009.
And if you are going out tonight make sure you have a DD or a cab no need to drive.

Posted by: TEE866 at December 31, 2009 06:35 AM (penrP)

65 By common agreement, however, the vast majority of us consider the decade to change when the "Deci" numeral (denoting the "tens" value) changes. And we name our decades accordingly: the Twenties started in 1920, the Thirties in 1930, etc. The majority voted for Obambi, so that makes it right? But to avoid getting flamed, I agree to go back to lurking, and keep my mouth shut.

Posted by: jimmytheleg at December 31, 2009 06:35 AM (o0p5T)

66 They're coming up with "ten years to a decade" as 2000 to 2009 is ten years (inclusive) and  is part of the "oughts" which is as it "ought" to be.

If you don't believe your eyes, try using you're fingers.  Start counting the years from 2000

when you get to 2009 you should run out of fingers.

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:36 AM (ruzrP)

67 Who are the "we" in that sentence?

People who read "20" as "twenty", not "tenteen", would consider "twenty" to be part of the "Twenties".

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:36 AM (1pbUW)

68 But to avoid getting flamed, I agree to go back to lurking, and keep my mouth shut.

Posted by: jimmytheleg at December 31, 2009 11:35 AM (o0p5T) -

Awww, you're no fun.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:38 AM (QdUKm)

69 I hate decade/century/millennium nits, conservative, liberal, or otherwise. It's been a shitty year; let's hope for a great 2010.

Posted by: random at December 31, 2009 06:38 AM (mhbHz)

70 Hi teej  

How the hell did KSU get in the Top25 in men's basketball, that's what I can't figure out.  It's unsettling.  Like the year KU didn't suck at football. 

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 06:38 AM (NtiET)

71 and to decimate something is to reduce its strength by 1/10th

Decimate had its origin from the Roman form of punishment whereby for sometimes even minot transgressions and to maintain discipline, 1 in every 10 soldiers would be sumarily executed.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (r1h5M)

72

Gabe always was bad at math.

Gabe is not bad at math, he explained earlier why he will consider 2010 as the start of a new decade.  What's more '10 is not Year Zero, it is simply the start of a decade that has numbers beginning with 1.  I know, numerical pedants will have my guts for garters now.

Posted by: Decaf at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (uawMX)

73 actually, having checked post facto, a cohort is six centurias.

a centuria has LXXX troops in it.

which makes no fvcking sense.

Fvcking Romans.

Romanes eunt Domus.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (ruzrP)

74

#63

It's mostly a SC thing, but you get it in VA,GA, MS, AL and NC. The really old South.

Pure Soul Food! 

Ham hocks, blackeyed peas, onions, pepper,  Cook until it is mush, eat!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (2+9Yx)

75

I've never been a big proponent of celebrating the "New Year."  I mean, I celebrate my birthday, because that is a day upon which something important, at least to me, occurred.  Likewise the 4th of July.  Something cool happened on that particular day, and it's worth celebrating.

But the "New Year"? 

Tick tock tick tock tick tock . . .

Ding!

It's tomorrow!!!!  Yay!!!!!  A new arbitrary time unit for measuring our lives has begun!!!!

Plus, I'm old, so I can't stay up until midnight anymore.

 

Posted by: Sharkman at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (Zj8fM)

76 Collard greens represent greenbacks for the New Year.  The peas in the hoppin' John represent coins.  That's what I was taught by my grandmother, anyway.  Who cares.  It's still delicious. 

And Kemp, I'm not your mom, darlin', but you are welcome to the D'oh home.  Smooch.


Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 06:39 AM (UOM48)

77 Hopefully, this coming decade will have better music, better fashion sense, better movies... Ah, screw it.  This one's going to suck too, isn't it?

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at December 31, 2009 06:40 AM (pZEar)

78  Seriously. It's been ten years since the Nineties. That means it's time for some Top Ten of the Decade lists. Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at December 31, 2009 06:40 AM (kZtGA)

79 If you can't tell a cohort from a century, my XX Legion is gonna mangle your Maniples. 

Posted by: The Centurion at December 31, 2009 06:41 AM (T1boi)

80 You'd have to be a fucking retard to sit there and tell me that the year 2000 is part of the Nineties. Now, you're not a fucking retard are you?

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at December 31, 2009 06:42 AM (kZtGA)

81

#76

As they said in Caddie Shack:

"What was that address again?"

 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:42 AM (2+9Yx)

82 actually, having checked post facto, a cohort is six centurias.

a centuria has LXXX troops in it.

In the Ist cohort of a legion, a centuria had CLX troops. But the cohort only had V centurias.

As Asterix said, these Romans are crazy.


Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:42 AM (1pbUW)

83

People who read "20" as "twenty", not "tenteen", would consider "twenty" to be part of the "Twenties". -

So how does this effect Bilbo's eleventy first birthday party?

(Now I'll hear about how that should have been "affect", not "effect").

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:42 AM (QdUKm)

84
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8">Monty Python's "Romans Go Home" bit</a>

note:  if the Romans had had  longbows ... we'd all be using Latinate constructions.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:43 AM (ruzrP)

85 Start counting the years from 2000 ... when you get to 2009 you should run out of fingers.

Well, yeah, but you just built the fallacious premise that the last decade started in 2000 right into your argument.  That's like saying that if I start with the premise that all cars are green and then exclude anything that looks and acts like a car merely because it's not green, then voila!, every car out there is now green.

This is a classic example of "begging the question," as the expression is properly used, or should "we" all start using the phrase begging the question when what we mean is that a question really needs to be asked merely because that's what 99% of everyone else is doing, even though it's wrong?

Posted by: Bust of Aristotle at December 31, 2009 06:44 AM (ZgE80)

86 Just one day closer to the apocalypse. Fuck it.

Posted by: evil libertarian at December 31, 2009 06:44 AM (RBO6L)

87 @70 - With hard nosed defense, being hungry on the boards and having (in my useless opinion) one of the best pair of starting guards in the country. And thanks for noticing. I'm hoping we can take at least one from my second favorite team, the currently #1 ranked KU Jayhawks.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:45 AM (QdUKm)

88 Yay!!!!!  A new arbitrary time unit for measuring our lives has begun!!!!

Yes...and everything that is shitty today will be shitty tomorrow; everything that isn't shitty today will probably be not shitty tomorrow, too.  I say "probably" because a whole lot of new state laws start tomorrow.  For example, NY has raised the booze tax.  Shitty.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 06:45 AM (NtiET)

89 Will the next year be called "two thousand ten"  or "twenty-ten"?


Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 06:46 AM (H6Jyg)

90 Oh, and more importantly:

LSU 24
Penn State 14

Posted by: Bust of Aristotle at December 31, 2009 06:46 AM (ZgE80)

91 hat's like saying that if I start with the premise that all cars are green and then exclude anything that looks and acts like a car merely because it's not green, then voila!, every car out there is now green.

Your point?

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~ cough ~

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:47 AM (ruzrP)

92 teej, I hope y'all take two from those bastards.

(I was visiting a friend in a dorm at K-State when ISU beat KU for the last Big 8 Tournament title...good times, good times.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 06:48 AM (NtiET)

93

#89 Will the next year be called "two thousand ten"  or "twenty-ten"?

SlaveDog, depends if you're in a hurry.

Posted by: Decaf at December 31, 2009 06:49 AM (uawMX)

94

Heather,

Calm down, we've seen the worst.  It WILL get better. 

Remember the little engine that could!

I think I can, I think I can!  We will defeat these bastards.

After Carter came Reagan.  It will work out.

More Jagger please!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:49 AM (2+9Yx)

95 Me?  I'm calling tomorrow "January First, Roy Scheider"

I may even write checks that way.

/

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:49 AM (ruzrP)

96 74  Kemp

That's what I make, with corn bread on the side.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at December 31, 2009 06:51 AM (jmPQf)

97 >>Me?  I'm calling tomorrow "January First, Roy Scheider"

I may even write checks that way.<<

Heh.  "Sport".

Ever see that movie?

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 06:51 AM (H6Jyg)

98 Thanks, Kemp.  I was more contemplating the continuous, non-discreet nature of time than despairing....except for the booze tax thing.  That really is shitty.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 06:52 AM (NtiET)

99 Your point?

Assumption of a false premise to begin your argument (e.g., start counting on your fingers beginning with the year 2000 = all cars are green), otherwise known as "begging the question," was the point.

Posted by: Bust of Aristotle at December 31, 2009 06:52 AM (ZgE80)

100 I guess those two-digit year date systems on computers should have been told problems would only arise on Dec 31, 2000, not Dec 31, 1999, because that's when "the" century changes.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 31, 2009 06:53 AM (1pbUW)

101 My subsequent point was that LSU is going to beat Penn State by a score of 24-14 unless Jordan Jefferson plays like an idiot, which is, unfortunately, always possible.

Posted by: Bust of Aristotle at December 31, 2009 06:55 AM (ZgE80)

102

Ham hocks, blackeyed peas, onions, pepper,  Cook until it is mush, eat!

Damn. Those are some of my favorite things. Gonna have to try that. Might toss in some green chilies...

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 06:56 AM (OlN4e)

103 So, tomorrow at the SlaveDog House, it's the traditional New Years fare of red beans and rice and roast pork with sauerkraut.  Maybe some collards.

And the possibility of LSU salvaging a very disappointing season by beating the crap out of the evil Penn State.

Besides the standard black-eyed peas etc., what's the other traditional moron fare for New Years.?

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 06:57 AM (H6Jyg)

104

Goddress and Heather,

I hate you all!

Now you've got me all worked up and I am going to the sto and get me some fixing to make me some hopping jack and corn bread.

For a  single guy this is work!  But I have plenty of Jagger to see me threw my task.

I fear I do not have enough time to cook the pot.  A little late to start hoppin jack.  Will discuss over Jagger after sto visit.

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 06:57 AM (2+9Yx)

105

@92 (I was visiting a friend in a dorm at K-State when ISU beat KU for the last Big 8 Tournament title...good times, good times.) -

I'd like to think they could have been even better if you'd have just given me an invite to that party   Ahhh, the old Big 8, where my heart really lies.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 06:58 AM (c459z)

106 Assumption of a false premise to begin your argument (e.g., start counting on your fingers beginning with the year 2000 = all cars are green), otherwise known as "begging the question," was the point.

yes,   I know.  My car is green.  Aspen Forest

-

seriously,  I get your overarching point ... which is  why I put the ~ cough ~ at the end of my previous point . next time I'll use winkie-emoticon.

~ cough ~

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 06:59 AM (ruzrP)

107 Bust of Aristotle: >>My subsequent point was that LSU is going to beat Penn State by a score of 24-14 unless Jordan Jefferson plays like an idiot, which is, unfortunately, always possible.<<

Well, there's always Mr. Pick-Six.

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 06:59 AM (H6Jyg)

108

Besides the standard black-eyed peas etc., what's the other traditional moron fare for New Years.? -

can't believe you even had to ask. It's BACON, washed down with value-rite followed by MORE BACON.  Oh, and cowbells and flaming skulls.

Posted by: teej at December 31, 2009 07:01 AM (c459z)

109

Maddogg,

Here you go, pepper already included!

http://tinyurl.com/yhb8fg


 

 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:01 AM (2+9Yx)

110

More Jagger please!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 11:49 AM (2+9Yx)

Mick's solo work is terrible.

Posted by: TheQuietman at December 31, 2009 07:01 AM (1Jaio)

111 SlaveDog -

2010 is one of my "tend to watch it when it's on" movies.  Helen Mirren looks great in a jumpsuit and she speaks that dirty, dirty sounding Russian language. 

The movie ends with something about "Europa" but I wasn't paying attention.  I think we're supposed to land there or something.

.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 07:03 AM (ruzrP)

112
My hoppin' john has extra thick sliced bacon, sauteed with onion, green pepper and celery in it.  I usually add extra bacon.

Mmmmm, bacon!

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 07:03 AM (UOM48)

113 what's the other traditional moron fare for New Years.?

Hair of the dog.  

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 31, 2009 07:03 AM (NtiET)

114

#110

10-4 that, I talking about the REAL Jagger,

Jagermeister!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:04 AM (2+9Yx)

115

Besides the standard black-eyed peas etc., what's the other traditional moron fare for New Years.? -

Er, bailing out another moron?

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:07 AM (2+9Yx)

116 We'll be visiting my in-laws a Kraut and Pork area of the country

So, it's sauerkraut and pork chops ... mashed potatoes ... and a whole bunch of settin'.  Cause that's what they do there, set a spell.


Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 07:08 AM (ruzrP)

117 We will have pork&sauerkraut, black eyed peas,corn bread and banana pudding but I'm doing ribs on the grill instead of a pork roast this year.Plus the Buckeye's in the Rose Bowl what a wonderful way to start the new year.

Posted by: TEE866 at December 31, 2009 07:09 AM (penrP)

118 BumperStickerist:

>>2010 is one of my "tend to watch it when it's on" movies.  Helen Mirren looks great in a jumpsuit and she speaks that dirty, dirty sounding Russian language.<<

Helen Mirren - I'd hit it.

Anyway, I was referring to 52 Pick Up, the best Roy Scheider movie, ever.  (Except for maybe All That Jazz or The 7-Ups).  Pick up a copy.  It's from 1986, when movies were, well, just movies.

All that has nothing to do with 2010, though. 

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 07:12 AM (H6Jyg)

119 will do.


Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2009 07:13 AM (ruzrP)

120 In honor of New Year's celebrations, here's a spliced video collection of great comedic drunk moments (featuring Bill Cosby, Senator Baucus, and Elaine from Seinfeld): www.optoons.blogspot.com

Posted by: Melvin Winter at December 31, 2009 07:13 AM (uk5lh)

121
Dammit.  I've got to go out now and get more food.  Mr. D'oh keeps calling with "I've asked a couple more people to come over."  I love a crowd and all, but sheesh.  I guess I know what I'll be doing all day tomorrow. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 07:18 AM (UOM48)

122 Ahhh, Mr. Winter, that was excellent. Good link.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 07:19 AM (+jvXp)

123 Thanks Kemp. Sent that one home

Posted by: maddogg at December 31, 2009 07:20 AM (OlN4e)

124

I guess I know what I'll be doing all day tomorrow

Would that be burying Mr. D'ohs body in the cold, cold ground?

heh

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 07:22 AM (+jvXp)

125

"Possessed cat video," my ass.  That cat was giving a commencement speech and telling the assembled kittens that her two favorite political philosophers are Mother Theresa and Chairman Mao Meow.

FIFY

Actually, that's pretty much how my cat acted after he got infested with fleas. He's allergic to flea bites. That kitteh needs to se the kitteh doctor.

I can see TEE866 is a southerner. Crab, shrimp, tater tots and green peas for us. And you have to leave some peas on your plate at the end of the meal and then throw them out the back door.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2009 07:22 AM (7+pP9)

126

Kraut!

Lived in MD as a kid and neighbors were German, they had kraut with Thanksgiving turkey!  It is great, sweet cranberry dressing turkey and some sour kraut!

Been doing it now for 30 years!

D'oh, don't forget me!  Get extra!  Around noon? 

"What was that address  again?"

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:26 AM (2+9Yx)

127

And since it's New Year's Eve you have to watch Dinner for One.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2009 07:26 AM (7+pP9)

128 Greetings and cheers, morons & moronettes!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year (2010 is gonna rock!) and another 6 days of Merry Christmas! (There's 12 Days of Christmas, beginning on Dec. 25th and ending on Jan. 6th, Epiphany.)

In 8 hours I shall be opening my bottle of absinthe!

Cheers!

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at December 31, 2009 07:27 AM (iaWNX)

129

There's 12 Days of Christmas, beginning on Dec. 25th and ending on Jan. 6th, Epiphany.

Doesn't the Russian Church celebrate Christmas on  January 6th?

 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:30 AM (2+9Yx)

130 So what is absinthe? I've heard about it, and thought it was illegal or something.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 07:33 AM (+jvXp)

131 Answered my own question the Russians have Christmas the day AFTER Epiphany, Jan 7th!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:33 AM (2+9Yx)

132 Doesn't the Russian Church celebrate Christmas on January 6th? Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 12:30 PM (2+9Yx) Well, yes, but Russians also think of virgin wool as potential marriage material. What's your point?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 07:34 AM (QECjC)

133

#130

Google it up was booze made with worm wood, suppose to be like opium. 

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 07:34 AM (2+9Yx)

134

Doesn't the Russian Church celebrate Christmas on  January 6th?

The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas on January 7th. We have neighbors from the Ukraine so we leave our tree and decorations up until the 8th.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2009 07:35 AM (7+pP9)

135 We have neighbors from the Ukraine so we leave our tree and decorations up until the 8th. Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2009 12:35 PM (7+pP9) We had neighbors that were white trash, so they left their decorations up until next Christmas.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 07:38 AM (QECjC)

136

Happy Last Day of the Decade!

(General agreement with your definition of a decade as well as its start and end dates and your assessment of those who need to take exception to these generally accepted meanings. Except for the 1980s. The 80s freaking rocked, baby. That decade was so big that you couldn't cram it into a ten-year span. Fifteen is more like it. That most glorious decade began with the release of Van Halen's debut album in 1978 and ran roughly until the time Z-Rock started playing Weezer.)

Posted by: FireHorse at December 31, 2009 07:43 AM (Vl5GH)

137 I'm not southern I was born and raised in Ohio, lol but I'm from good German stock so it's always kraut on New Years and the black eyed peas and cornbread is for the hubby who says he's from the south even though he's born and raised in WV where we live now go figure.

Posted by: TEE866 at December 31, 2009 07:45 AM (penrP)

138 @136: USAGE 1 In contemporary use, a century is popularly calculated as beginning in a year that ends with ‘00,’ whereas the traditional system designates the ‘00’ year as the final year of a century. This discrepancy was particularly apparent on January 1, 2000, which was commercially celebrated worldwide as the first day of the 21st century, even though January 1, 2001, was regarded as the more proper date for this milestone. 2 Since the 1st century ran from the year 1 to the year 100, the ordinal number (i.e., second, third, fourth, etc.) used to denote the century will always be one digit higher than the corresponding cardinal digit(s). Thus, 1492 is a date in the 15th century, 1776 is a date in the 18th century, and so on. *********** You're welcome.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 31, 2009 07:47 AM (QECjC)

139

I'm not southern I was born and raised in Ohio, lol but I'm from good German stock so it's always kraut on New Years and the black eyed peas and cornbread is for the hubby who says he's from the south even though he's born and raised in WV where we live now go figure.

That makes sense. I know the cornbread and black eyed peas being southern but I couldn't figure out how the sauerkraut got in that meal. Our Easter meal is ham and sauerkraut and something we call cidek but everybody else calls hrutka.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at December 31, 2009 07:54 AM (7+pP9)

140

Good lord I don't know how many times I've seen this arguement. How long ago was it? Let me count down on my fingers. 10,9 8,7,6, and I have five more fingers so that makes 11yrs ago.

Ahhh, fuck it. I'm gonna go with the absinthe.

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 07:55 AM (+jvXp)

141

Sockpuppet off.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2009 07:55 AM (7+pP9)

142

Thus, 1492 is a date in the 15th century, 1776 is a date in the 18th century, and so on.

3,268!

Posted by: Cpl. Walter O'Reilly at December 31, 2009 08:02 AM (Vl5GH)

143 Happy New Year to all M&Ms!  Wishing you the best for the next year, and the next decade.

Whatever you're doing tonight, have fun and be safe! 

Posted by: TheresaD at December 31, 2009 08:21 AM (iGCmo)

144 Good fucking God. Centuries and decades are DIFFERENT UNRELATED STANDARDS OF MEASUREMENTS. The 21st Century started in 2001. Yes pedantic bastards, you won. But as has been said a gajillion times, a decade is a ten year span. You can have "the decade between 1985 and 1995." Has anyone ever heard of "the century between 1850 and 1950"? No? Because there's no such fucking thing. This decade started in the year 2000, and ends tonight. You hear me? IT ENDS TONIGHT, BITCHES.

Posted by: X at December 31, 2009 08:25 AM (7rOET)

145 Ooops, guess the "decade" part of my good wishes might be about a year too soon!  (Face red)

Posted by: TheresaD at December 31, 2009 08:26 AM (iGCmo)

146 Or, maybe not?!?  Geez, I can never keep this shit straight. 

Going out with the fam tonight for dinner, and then back home to set off fireworks and shoot silly string all around the neighborhood and stuff.  Then I'll come home, have a drink to toast the New Year and new decade, and go to bed.  Exciting stuff, yep. 

Posted by: TheresaD at December 31, 2009 08:28 AM (iGCmo)

147

Exciting stuff, yep.

Tell us more about the silly string...

Posted by: HH at December 31, 2009 08:45 AM (+jvXp)

148 "Sweat heart" exemptions?

Posted by: Ace's liver at December 31, 2009 08:46 AM (XIXhw)

149

X @ 144: Has anyone ever heard of "the century between 1850 and 1950"? No? Because there's no such fucking thing.

Hispanic Heritage Month goes from September 15 to October 15. It's the same principle.

Posted by: FireHorse at December 31, 2009 08:51 AM (Vl5GH)

150
Actually - the last day of the decade ends at the end of 2010.


Posted by: ethos at December 31, 2009 09:03 AM (0fzsA)

151 Take this year behind the barn and kill it with an axe.

Posted by: Kerry at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (F7Lk3)

152

he's born and raised in WV where we live now go figure

My dear, WV was part of VA until the Yankee stole it, so yes it is Southern

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