happy new year
me: l'shana tova, btw
leila.cohan: you too! are you working today?
me: yup, you?
leila.cohan: yep. sigh
me: we're good Jews in spirit. Actually, I'm totally not. But you might be
leila.cohan: i'm not
leila.cohan: i'm going to a comedy show tonight
leila.cohan: and i had pork for dinner last night
craigslist of the day
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As I understand it, McCain “suspended” his campaign last week in order to go back to Washington and, at least in theory, help broker the deal that was just rejected. Mostly by House Republicans, who voted against it 60-40. The man cannot lead his own party, I would think that has to become one of the stronger arguments as to why he cannot lead the country.
scary and sad
So a bad bailout deal was rejected by the House this afternoon. I’m honestly not entirely sure if I’m happy or sad. There’s no question that the deal would have rewarded/saved the assholes who wrecked the financial system, but if they need to get a couple million so that the rest of America can still buy a house, is that such a bad deal? On the other hand, it’s nice to...
You know what I like? 57% raises. I like those a lot.
The Harvard Crimson: Republican Strategist... →
leilacohan: Alex Castellanos is on McCain’s ad council and he thinks Obama will win. God, I am SO MAD that the Castellanos/Trippi panel at the New Yorker festival is sold out.
my father's new website →
It’s not 100% complete, but it is launched. Pretty exciting.
Maybe time to stop eating so much PF Changs →
A criminally bad fart. [via Bullseye]
it's time for some campaigning!
Oh man, I don’t know if you missed this when it was out in July, but it is (and will always be) worth remembering. Hilarious. http://www.peteyandpetunia.com/VoteHere/VoteHere.htm
year of the recovered friendship
I have a friendship cycle I seem to follow. Meet new people in the fall, hang out with basically the same group all winter and spring, then slowly fall out of touch with people in the summer. Then I meet new folks in the fall and it all starts over again. It’s not that this hasn’t been happening this year, because I am meeting new people, but what’s really started to take...
Urgent Plea from Minister of Treasury Paulson →
OK Cupid Politics Test →
You are a Social Liberal (73% permissive) and an… Economic Conservative (66% permissive) You are best described as a: Libertarian Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid.com: Free Online Dating Not sure I completely agree with the Libertarian label,...
blaming New Jersey
So, yeah, lot of economic stuff over the weekend, but I was in small claims court in southern NJ. I am still so wiped out from the drive back that I don’t think I can summarize all of it. Suffice to say, this is a mediocre bailout that with any luck will prevent a general banking crash. I’m not entirely sold on in, but I do think it’s the sort of weak bullshit that is capable...
Tina Fey Mocks Charge That Palin Skit Was Sexist →
leilacohan: jessicap: BILLY BUSH: “The McCain campaign…I guess they thought it sexist? They responded…kind of the whole thing was…” TINA FEY: “I saw one lady trying to form a thought that it was sexist on the news, but she didn’t really get it together. Probably because she was a lady and she was dumb… Wait. Is that sexist?” OWNED
pirate joke of the day #8
A pirate and his parrot were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a valiant battle. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, the pirate stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a Genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously. To the amazement of the castaways, a Genie came forth. This particular Genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish,...
pirate joke of the day #7
A pirate walks into a bar, sits down and orders a rum. The bartender goes to fill his order, and notices while pouring that the pirate has a ship’s steering wheel attached to his crotch. Normally the bartender would not be intrusive, but he just has to ask, “what’s the deal with the steering wheel?” The pirate downs his rum, stands up and says, “arrrr, I know. ...
pirate joke of the day #6
What does a Pirate say when having a heart attack? Arr! Me Heartie!!
(probably) the only non-pirate related post of the...
Emma: i made your blog? awesome!
pirate joke of the day #5
Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they spend so many years at C!
pirate joke of the day #4
A young man is captured by pirates and is persuaded to join the crew rather than walk the plank. After a few weeks at sea the captain speaks to the man and asks him how he is getting on. The man replies that on the whole he is enjoying things - the rum-soaked drinking binges, the plundering, etc - but there was one thing missing. “What’s that?” asks the captain. “Well,...
pirate joke of the day #3
Where do pirates go to work out? To the JIM LAD!!!!
Emma: i'm a terrible pirate
can it be damsel in distress day?
i could be good at that
pirate joke of the day #2
Did you hear about the new Pirate movie? It’s rated ARRRRR
pirate joke of the day #1
What kind of socks do pirates wear? ARRRRgyles
If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would...– (via delbertshoopman) i reblog as a memory marker: shit is indeed straight effed up at the moment. (via lindsayneedscoffee) (via leilacohan)
Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the...– CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Palin’s transparency proposal already exists in D.C. « - Blogs from CNN.com (via squashed) (via leilacohan)
Looks good so far. BIG rally at the end of trading today. We’re not out of it yet, but it does look like the moves by the Central Banks of the world really paid off.
the real other half
There is an e-mail making the rounds in the Christian Right that just reinforces how scary Evangelical Christians are in this country. Don’t forget, before you dismiss this as just lunacy that will be ignored, nearly 48% of the nation’s population identifies themselves as born-again Christians, more than will acknowledge affiliation with either party. Excerpt: “Sarah is...
Palin baby name generator
My name would have been Lock Pepper Palin. What’s yours?
worst joke of the day
never put all your AIGs in one basket
this is why we have central banks
The Market appears to be rebounding this morning on news that Central Banks are injecting many many billions of dollars into the money markets. Basically what this is hoped to do is lower the interest rate for borrowing cash, which was one of the worst symptoms of the financial crash. That’s the good news. The bad news is that many economists are now forecasting that the US will need to...
where is spain again?
I’m actually not that into McCain bashing. I don’t think it’s a productive way to move the political process forward, and I also think it goes against the original promise Obama showed in terms of transforming the way we dialog about politics. For all that I disagree with him, and boy oh boy do I disagree with him, and for all the dirty politics he’s suddenly engaging in,...
which is herbert hoover, which is john mccain?
“I think still — the fundamentals of our economy are strong.” “The fundamental business of the country, that is the production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis.” [via SLOG]