A dictionary/glossary/lexicon as sort of a cosmic, meeting of the minds, collaboration of the likes of Dan Webster, Sam Johnson, Ambrose Bierce, Hunter S. Thompson, Wm. F. Buckley, Grouch Marx, W. C. Fields and many more... even though its editors are obscure unknowns with dreadfully dangerous senses of humor. WARNING: This website may contain some slightly adult content - get parental viewing approval if you are 18 or under!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Everyone desires some measure of fame (or mercy) - its human nature.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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Cyberpressure and Cyberforce: The should-be-obvious conflations of the current Administration's growing pressure on other countries regarding cyberattacks on Google and other Internet services. True, while in concept the Internet should not be attacked nor hacked, nor should any cyberasset be attacked, its not going to stop...is it? Does anybody else feel vaguely uncomfortable that the USA might be turning into a cyber police force...not just a cyber force-for-good?
FOM: Obama keeps up pressure on China
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ReMate: Like the term 'regifting', except swans used to keep their mates for life. Or so it was thought... So this adulterous swan has invented the term ReMate: To take on a new mate - especially when observers were shocked and horrified by the development.
FOM: Experts stunned by swan 'divorce'
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
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Tweffect or Twitter Effect: The unfortunate realization one gets when one realizes it is more fun to screw around on Twitter than to accomplish something.
Follow us on Twitter....sigh... or Plurk...
FOM: Those Less Motivated to Achieve Will Excel on Tasks Seen as Fun
Hart et al. The effects of chronic achievement motivation and achievement primes on the activation of achievement and fun goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2009; 97 (6): 1129 DOI: 10.1037/a0017146
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Phlegmodium: The unfortunate portmanteau of phlegm and a popular OTC diarrhea drug. Suggested medication for mouth diarrhea, lipfarts and certain politicians.
FOM: What Was Really Written On Sarah's Hand?, Gidget Goes Rogue and The Fantastic Ms/Mrs Fox
Revised/Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Karmor or Crymor: Suggested conflation/name for a new type of super-protective armor based on that of the deep-sea snail Crysomallon squamiferum from the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field.
FOM: Unusual Snail Shell Could Be a Model for Better Armor #Science Daily
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Nude Man Cosmo Girl Model Guy or Senator Nudeman: You mean the nude man model won?! Awwww, mannn...there goes my healthcare!
FOM: Brown wins Mass. Senate race in upset , Why public support for health care failed and Obama warns Senate on healthcare
Please note: This posting may appear simultaneously in our sister publication, The American Political Handbook
Revised/Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Hope! - Das Obama Musical: These good folks in Frankfurt have turned our president's life into a musical.
FOM: Curtain Up for Obama Musical
Friday, January 15, 2010
FOM: Glitch sends texts from the 'future'
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MegaDisaster and Obama’s Heroes: We think the Haiti 2010 Earthquake qualifies as what one could call a MegaDisaster. And the USA is right there with them. Fortunately, this is not turning into the debacle like the one we had with Katrina. Yes, its just taken literally two days for aid from the US - and all corners of the world - to land in Haiti.
The last three sentences of this paragraph have changed since we last posted. We did not want to appear ghoulish, but we thought the destruction of Haiti would reach a level of 200,000 fatalities, comparable to the 2004 Tsuanmi. Though this disaster does not (so far...we hope and pray...) present the loss of life as seen in the 2004 Tsunami. The loss of life is striking when you consider that it might be the equivalent of your hometown; like Grand Rapids, Des Moines, Boise, Yonkers, Modesto, Irvine, Fremont and on...passing in one day. Or 6.7 million US citizens passed in one day. Now that should give you some perspective on the current disaster...
Worse and sorry to say, this is only the first disaster of the decade. Is the next one happening now in Caracas? Having just been struck (close by) by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. Or the magnitude 4.0 earthquake that struck Oklahoma about 9:18 AM today. Oklahoma?? Brings one closer to Haiti's woes, doesn't it?
Again, US Aid and others are mobilizing aid to Haiti. Which reminds us, our hero, Barack Obama, really did deserve that Nobel Peace Prize - didn't he? He wasted very little time in the Haitian call for aid. Shame, shame... Yes, the people mobilizing the aid effort and the people transporting the aid and themselves to Haiti are now heroes. You might disagree (like Rush...but, Rush has done some good things...), but some of them are Obama's Heroes. But, apparently, there were warnings...
And there should be wasting no time in getting aid and resources to a country like Haiti (or any other in desperate circumstances...). For god's sake, some of the poor folks have to live on dirt. They actually make cookies out of mostly dirt (which are bought and sold, for God's sake...) and they call them bon bon terre. They might throw in a little sugar, flour and some stuff that is actually edible. Haiti was a horrible economic and ecological disaster before the quake.
So why should you contribute and make that donation? Selfishness. That's right - selfishness. Because if you don't, they will have to leave their homes in Haiti and move in right next door to you. That's right. And, the image of one dead child should move anyone to tears.
And if the dead are left unburied, they will have to leave. Before the disease sets in. Diseases like typhus and cholera and God help them.
Haiti quake toll 'may be 200,000'
U.S. providing relief to Haiti
US Stands with Haiti (COUNTDOWN MSNBC)
Looting in Haiti
Scientists warned Haiti officials of quake in '08
Burying Haiti’s Dead
Revised/Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Sergeant McSchultz: The unfortunate conflation of John McCain with the late, great John Banner's portrayal of Sergeant Schultz (Hogan's Heroes). The Media: Mr. McCain/McSchultz, what can you tell us about the vetting of Sarah Palin as your VP candidate '08? Sergeant McSchultz: I know nussink! Nussink!
FOM: Uneasiness Evident in McCain-Palin Ticket, Gidget Goes Rogue and The Fantastic Ms/Mrs Fox
Revised/Updated: Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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The Queen of Heartburn: "Off With Their Heads!" Queen Hilary might have shrieked, as the Queen of Heartburn, post-election 2008. Just like the Queen of Hearts. Allegedly lobbing an ashtray at Big Bill's head (Monica Lewinsky scandal...).
FOM: Clinton Campaign Post-Mortem (Hardball on MSNBC) and Game Change
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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The Fantastic Ms/Mrs Fox: The unfortunate conceptual amalgam of Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fox News and a certain Ms/Mrs. Palin. She doesn't know North Korea from the South. She's a feminist and she's not. Can't say which newspapers she reads and doesn't read. What gives? But she knows dem GOPers from the Dems! Fox News: You're Hired! Pretty foxy, huh?
FOM: What Was Really Written On Sarah's Hand?, Sarah Palin gets deal as Fox commentator and Gidget Goes Rogue
Revised/Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
FOM: Obama: Reid always on 'right side of history' ,Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby and Game Change (The Book - Wikilink)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
NineEleven Denial or 911 Denial: Is a topic we'd much rather not talk about, but its out there. And its being pandered and bandied about by none other than the likes of...Rudy Giuliani? Its making us sick. "America's Mayor" (remember all the video of him escorting people to safety during the 911 attacks?...) has downgraded himself into a GOP buffoon denying any terror took place under the Bush Administration's watch. Give us a break while we lean over and retch our liberal guts out (figuratively, of course).
Lawrence O'Donnell (filling in for Keith Olbermann on Countdown, we presume Keith's father is still ailing, but we don't know...we hope its something else...) ripped Big Rudy a new one by articulating one-by-one the terror acts that occurred on US soil under the Bushies' watch. We think Lawrence did a fine job of it. We were wondering if the IED attacks on our troops overseas should be included. (From our point of view, the Bushies' are directly responsible for any/all IED casualties...) Not sure if they missed it or not, but lets not forget the Virginia Tech massacre, either. Was the VTM a terrorist event? Oh, we think so - just ask the survivors if they felt terrorized or not. We're sure most of the victims felt terror. Dumb question. Dumb.
Not to belabor the point...just how dumb is the GOP? Or, more pointedly, how dumb are we? Is our collective memory so short, our collective consciousness so stunted that we really have forgotten all of the atrocities that have gone before the Detroit Terror Attack of Christmas 2009? In essence, 911 Denial is really an attack on the intelligence of the American people. Worse, its also a back-handed slap-in-the-face to any and all of the survivors of these terrorist events.
In the longer, larger view, its really a back-handed slap to all atrocity survivors in the temporal community. We're not just talking Holocaust Denial, but forgetting about Andersonville (not the town, the Civil War POW camp in that locale), Darfur and many, many others. Some of which, shamefully, have been forgotten. Of course, Holocaust Denial is illegal in many European countries. And it should be illegal in the good ol' USA, too. As a matter of fact, such denials as 911 Denial should be illegal in the good ol' USA, too. Which should tell you just how heinous we think it is to promote, mention 911 Denial in the name of GOP politics. It is despicable.
Which leads to speculation - what if the Bushies had made 911 Denial illegal? They probably did not even think of making it into law. (911 Denial does not appear in the Wikipedia, by the way...). Now if it ever does pass into law, would they (the GOP, and their ilk...) ignore the law and continue campaigning under this ridiculous and offensive banner? We're guessing...yes. Is it more disturbing that we think they would or that they would?
Which is a banner they've yet to flout. We have to try to see all points of view. So, we're guessing that Big Rudy and some of the others are implying that there was no terrorist event during the Bushie era....because no law was passed to make the denial illegal. From that point of view, they are right. We say, lets prove them wrong, and make 911 Denial illegal. Of course, the Obama administration does have its hands full. And most Americans are more concerned about putting some damn food on the table and getting the rent paid. And, some of us do have short memories. Because, we've got to get that damn food on the table and more...
Which is why it is the media's job to play "Gotcha" and trip up the buffoons who espouse lip-farts like 911 Denial. Come on George! What's with you man! But, its wrong to lay the blame solely on George. He's only human. He should have caught it, he booted it, and he apologized. Man up. And don't play any favorites. If you have to play the "Gotcha" game, give it to everybody. Brother Michael, Sister Sarah, oh, and Harry just got tripped up too! The media is very good at the game when it concerns a sex scandal and our politicians...or a pro athlete...or a pro golfer... You see, its hard to focus on some things other than a good old sex scandal. But it sells. 911 Denial didn't have to sell itself...until now.
Aside from all this: We like the way Lawrence handled the show on Friday night (1/8/09). We just wish he would pick up the "Worst Person In The World" Torch. Then we would love him. Whoever replaces Keith (and he won't be on the show forever...) we hope they pick up that WPW Torch.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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Y-155: Name for a star that became so hot about 7 billion years ago it generated antimatter within itself and caused a great matter-antimatter explosion.
FOM: Runaway Anti-Matter Production Makes for a Spectacular Stellar Explosion
(1) University of Notre Dame (2010, January 5). Runaway anti-matter production makes for a spectacular stellar explosion. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 6, 2010, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2010/01/100104151933.htm
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Zweitausendzehn Unrecht: German for "Two thousand ten wrong". Suggested name for the millenium-type German software computer bug that can't process the date 2010 in credit and debit cards. German???
FOM: Credit and Debit Cards Contain Software That Can't Process the Number '2010'