Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The View From My Ass The Shit I Just Need To Write Something... Anything Edition.

I've come to a conclusion. Social networking sites are killing my blogging output. Well let's be totally honest here that's really not say a whole fucking lot is it now? But still now when I run across comedy gold like this headline from conservatives for Sarah Palin:

CNN Poll Shows that Governor Palin Probably Leads If You Take Huckabee, Trump, and Bachmann Out of the Poll

I mean really you can't make this shit up can you? If you take the Green Bay Packers out of the Super Bowl the Pittsburgh Steelers are world champions. Guess what happens if you take the Laketards out of the NBA last year? Yup banner 18 for Beantown baby! Still it must be comforting to know for Palinheads that if you take every other Republican out of the race she "possibly" could win the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

In the olden days I would find a nugget like this and post it here and half a jolly good laugh at the Conservative idiocy. Now I've posted it elsewhere before I post it here. Often times things like this get forgotten and a result this place as been a grave yard resembling the hopes and dreams of the Palinheads who are rejoicing to learn that if you take everybody else out of the race Palin could possibly "win"

Which reminds me of a lyric from Kris Kristofferson which sums up the government shutdown for me perfectly. It's over and nobody wins. I'm not here to take sides in the deal that pissed off teabaggers and progressives alike. Nor will I point out that it continues us on our current path of slow death instead of just shooting us through the head and ending it quickly which is what the teabaggers want. (OK I'll point that part out) However I want to relay a conversation I had with a person I consider one of my best friends. I have know this person since I was 10 and he is really been loyal to me beyond what a normal person would be. I aint's the easiest guy to like. Anyway I think there was no way in Hades the Government was going to shut down myself. I think this was all a bullshit ruse pulled on by Boner and Obama and everybody else in Washington. So I was no particularly shocked that with an hour to go before shutdown Hey we've reached an agreement! I asked my very good friend what he thought of the "government shutdown" Saturday and he honestly didn't know a thing about it. Never even heard about it. Americans WE CARE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN AMERICA!

Now when I told the Contessa I was shocked that my friend knew nothing about the shutdown she stuck for him (he is kin to her after all) and said well with the 3 babies (he and his wife have a 2 year old an 1 year old twins) He's working so much maybe he hadn't had the time to see any news about the shutdown. Now I might have bought that explanation if in the same conversation I didn't ask him about Nebraska moving Curesnki Gillylen from Wide Receiver to Running Back and Jamal Turner from Quarterback to Wide Receiver and found him completely up to date on those particular subjects. Here is somebody 36 has a wife and 3 kids and doesn't know what is going on with the government of his country and yet he's completely up to date on spring practice news. Look I am not knocking him for caring about Spring ball. Hell me of all people live and die with Nebraska football. You can expect at least one if not more posts here about the game this Saturday but I also know what is going on with my country. Whatever the excuse too busy, too depressing, too confusing the amount of time Americans spend on issues that truly affect their lives is appalling and it's one of many reasons we seem to be on a one way ticket to hell.

I have already mentioned I really like the show House Hunters and HH International. Another show I like is on the Food network and that is chopped. How about that segue. from The Government mess to chopped? Anyway I love the show because the contestants get a basket with 4 ingredients that have jack shit to do with each other and they make a dish out of it. And often it looks good. Tonight at one point they had goat brains and at another fish heads. I've gots to admit I'd eat the fish and probably the goat brain if you didn't tell me what the fuck it was. Anyway I find it fascinating that the contestants open up a basket with Monkey turds, baking soda, rice-a-roni and squirrel nards and in 30 minutes make something edible.

See I just wrote that last part here first. I am getting better. Well this is something isn't it? Not much I know. But hey the Spring game and the NBA playoffs are coming up. And baseball has started. Actually I am not much for Baseball and judging by Jonathan's twitter feed (fucking social network sites again) it's best I not bring the Padres up much anyway.

KTF
Stephen
Count Istvan
The Sexiest Man Alive if you take away pretty much every other man on the planet!

6 comments:

et said...

Well, Count, you know it's all going to hell in a Chopped Ingredient Basket when someone as atrophied as Mitt Romney can announce his candidacy on YouTube and Twitter. Maybe there are just too many avenues of communication out there, and we're all far too tapped into them for our own good.

I think blogs will endure, though, because they do come with a stated and obvious point of view. Our own business' blog gets lots of hits but very few comments. I think you can rest assured that what you post here is both received and understood, even if it feels a little sparse.

Count Istvan said...

Oh no doubt blogs will survive because most are run by people who are how can I put this nicely? far less lazy than I. It's just gotten to easy for me to write in 140-400 characters.

Count Istvan said...

BTW do you find what I was saying about Americans either not knowing or not carrying about what is going on in their world to be the same with Canadians or not as much? I was shocked that somebody could not know what was going on with the government shutdown but I know my friend wasn't the only person by far.

et said...

It's hard for me to say because even though I live in Canada, I'm not that in sync with Canadian politics since as a Permanent Resident - not yet a citizen - I can't vote, anyway. Most of what I still follow and kvetch about, to ET Spouse's chagrin, is lower-48 politics.

On the whole I think people are pretty well informed. Since elections can come up randomly and campaigns only last for 6 weeks in this Parliamentary system, attention seems to be more focused, since it's not all spread out over an environment of perpetual campaigning. Even I know what's going on with the Conservatives, Liberals, Greens, NDPs and the Bloc Quebecois.

That said, I'm sure you will find more people engaged with the Stanley Cup playoffs than the election. Nature of the beast. ;-)

theroachman said...

Good stuff count. I really like the not ment to be fact based statement with added discaimer

Count Istvan said...

Yeah good ol' Congressman not meant to be fact Kyl

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