The first offline Sunday approaches. Right now I’m slightly more excited about the novelty than I am anxious about the denial. We’ll see.
I think I want a product that doesn’t exist. Does anyone know of a simple Bluetooth indicator light, i.e. something I could stick on the dashboard that would light up when my phone rang? Occasionally I miss calls because of the stereo, and the phone is too hard to get out of my pocket while driving if I set it to vibrate, and my headset is for when I know I’m going to be on the phone (not for when someone might call), and I’m not turning the music down.
Karl Rove had a good piece in the Wall Street Journal today about Obama’s straw man rhetorical tactics. He regularly rails against positions no reasonable person holds (or has ever held), and implies (or even straight-out says) they are Republican positions. Obama would have you believe that none of his opponents think the federal government has any advantage over the private sector for anything, for example.
My favorite word this week is cerulean. There is no obvious reason it made itself comfortable in my consciousness, but there it is.
I was on a humor writing mailing list a hundred years ago that contained, among many others, a friend of mine named Caroline and another woman named, umm…call her Betty. Now Caroline was way funnier than Betty, but they were two of very few prominent women on the list, so Betty would always lump herself together with Caroline—in conversation, scenarios, or whatever. This irked Caroline unendingly. I privately suggested she might be overreacting, and she fired back “Bo, it’s like if the Elephant Man put his arm around you and said ‘chicks don’t dig guys like us.’” I still enjoy that.
A comment I made on this Saintseester post has me wondering: are the marketing blurbs on “fortified” wines (you know, MD 20/20, Thunderbird, and so forth) all flowery and evocative like on respectable wines? Do they regale you with tales of the whimsy of the Tuscan countryside and such, perhaps even with suggestions for food pairing? Or are they honest? “Hey man, you’re about to have an unbelievably nasty morning for the next couple of days, but who are we kidding? This shit’ll knock your dick in the dirt like nothing else for $5 will.”