Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Also, no matter what group you belong to, you should be able to find a button declaring your support for Obama. Here are three of my favorites.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
If you didn't see the latest Palin parody on SNL, check it here.
By the way, several people have asked us why we always posted just as StuckeySpalt and not as individuals. The answer, embarrassingly enough, was that we didn't know how to add separate users. Thanks to a 10 second search using the help feature, I have figured it out and added us as separate users.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We left a couple hours later for a day in Greensburg campaiging for Obama (quite sucessfully...we'll try to post more on that later). We came home around 7 pm to a house (not surprisingly I suppose) filled with chocolate vomit. We've cleaned the downstairs and are working on completely cleaning the upstairs (with the help of a rented steam vacuum). She's damn lucky she's so cute.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
We've been out trying to register voters; in honor of that, I thought I'd post the infographic (minus the graphic) from this week's Onion.
Voter Registration Efforts
As the election grows nearer, many organizations are out in full force to increase voter registration. What are they doing to encourage people to register?
U.S. Auto Manufacturers: Free voter registration and a gallon of gas with the purchase of any light truck or SUV
NOW: Free Grey's Anatomy poster rolled up with every registration form
Rock The Vote: Will spend fruitless hours explaining that you don't technically have to be liberal to be in favor of more people voting
AARP: Offering to register any senior who is able to not accidentally vote for Pat Buchanan
U.S. Army: Automatically registers and votes on behalf of any soldier whose deployment has been extended
NAACP: Announced plans for a record-breaking get-out-the-vote effort that will be undermined by bureaucracy, infighting, and massive administrative costs
American Dental Association: You'd be surprised what people will do just for some free cinnamon floss
Don Howerton of Brighton, MI: Will show unregistered voters a photo of that goddamned dead birch tree Phil Edmund next door still refuses to cut down, and encourage them to vote for someone who will do something about it for Christ's sake
Also, I really enjoyed this Onion video about the impact of Bush's leaving office on the anti-Bush merchandise market.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
And while I'm thinking about it, I've always maintained that I thought Goodman deserved an Oscar nom for that performance, but I've never bothered to look up his competition. Now that I have, I defy you to contend that he wasn't better than at least three performances on this list:
Robert Duvall, A Civil Action
Ed Harris, TheTruman Show
Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love
Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan
and the winner that year: James Coburn, Affliction
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Here's a link to the website, and here's a link to their other commercial, where they hate on "city slickers." Outstanding!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Unrelated to Ben Folds, I came across this highly entertaining blog today, (thanks to one of John's Portland blogs, This Fare City of Portland, Oregon, which is also highly entertaining). Cake Wrecks describes cakes that have entertaining topics, such as the one to the left, or amusing mistakes (for example someone printing "Happy November & December Birthdays - abbreviate Nov. & Dec. if you need to" on top of a cake) as well as some very creative and strange cakes.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
1) Obama raised $10 million after Palin's speech (10 x more than McCain). ROCK!!
2) Dan Savage at the Republican Convention!! "I spoke to a lot of [young republicans] because I've been running around the convention asking teenagers throughout the convention if they're virgins or not. 'Cuz I feel like I have a right to know because we've invested over a billion dollars in abstinence education programs under George Bush."
Thursday, September 4, 2008
We also learned my favorite new sports statistic from a guy sitting next to us. The Milwaukee Brewers are the only team in MLB history to have two players that weigh at least 270 lbs! They are C.C. Sabathia (6'7" 290) and Prince Fielder (5'11" 270).
Andy, not Adam, LaRoche
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
the bar area - check the stained glass
Jackie contemplating her Pious Monk Dunkel