June 08, 2004
OK, this worries me...
Dear Lord, it's spreading...
Horoscopes for people who think too much.
Victor Davis Hanson imagines how our generation would have responded to Normandy. A sample:
The New York Times: The unfortunate slaughter of the last month and the present quagmire in the hedgerows are the unfortunate wages of a certain American arrogance— that we can always simply go where we wish, count on locals to admire us, and see the world in terms of black and white, of “good” Americans and “bad” Germans. As we saw last month, simplistic logic, leads to careless planning that in turn results in thousands of dead and wounded Americans on a stormy beach and the survivors huddled a few miles away in a hostile countryside that shows no desire to be “liberated.”
John Kerry utilizes the two-mike technique to speak out of both sides of his mouth.
PJ O'Rourke wonders if a conservative talk show has ever changed anyone's mind?
From StrategyPage: apparently it's a Sensitive, New Age Army, and we must refer to males accordingly:
He's not stupid...
He suffers from Minimal Cranial Development.
He is a field grade.
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Tracked on Jun 9, 2004 11:23:08 PM
Isn't it great mistaking correlation for causation? Somehow, the knowledge that thin people have more sex suggests that having sex is what made them thin. Of course, the problems of teenage parentage could never be as bad as obesity.
You know, buglary rates rise as ice cream sales rise too. Perhaps we should start warning everyone about the dangers of ice cream leading to a life of crime and celibacy. Please, let's do it for the children. (Sorry Cass, I couldn't help myself.)
Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Sadistics Major at Jun 8, 2004 11:29:52 AM
What I want to know is, what does ice cream have to do with sex?
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 11:47:39 AM
Geez Cass, you must really have a boring sex life.
**slipping quietly out of the room**
Posted by: Pile On® at Jun 8, 2004 1:04:08 PM
Buglary and ice cream? Are they blowing bugles down at the ice cream stand more often now than before? This is really troubling.
There is a component to inflicting pain here (especially if they are really bad bugle players) so it's no wonder this came from a "Sadistics Major" .
Maybe if there were more bad bugle players at the ice cream store, fewer people would buy ice cream, and we would be thinner without all the yechy S-E-X.
Pile On, you're a single guy, you have sex more often than us married people; What do you think?
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at Jun 8, 2004 1:15:37 PM
Mr. On, you had better RUN out of the room.
Actually, I'm just not wild about ice cream for some reason. Satisfied?
I know I am.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 1:21:47 PM
What's up with you're a single guy, you have sex more often than us married people?
I always thought that was the point of getting married??? Statistical data suggest the opposite.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 1:58:43 PM
All this time and no riposte? Good nightshirt...I must be better at this than I thought I was.
Either that or I'm about to get it with both barrels :)
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 2:23:30 PM
Don, in my younger married days I might have risen to that bait, but now being single, I am satisfied and content to let that go without comment.
Statistical data? There are times when anecdotal evidence is more impactfull.
Posted by: Pile On® at Jun 8, 2004 2:39:35 PM
Posted by: spd rdr at Jun 8, 2004 2:41:05 PM
Guess it all depends upon one's personal experience, n'est pas cherie? :)
After all, numbers can't keep you warm at night.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 2:47:46 PM
Oh, you're a lot of help spd... :)
There's a lot of trash talking going on here - do I need to have a long talk with mrs. rdr and brouhaha?
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 2:51:20 PM
Try turning off the TV, guys...
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 2:52:05 PM
Oooooooooh I remember now. Sex is what's on TV!
(This is one of them days, folks. Sorry.)
Posted by: spd rdr at Jun 8, 2004 2:57:24 PM
OK, just to clarify my various snarky comments, the "Guess" comment was directed at Pile On. I didn't see spd's comment until after I hit Post.
Actually when I was looking up the statistics on frequency of sex with married vs. single people (because I had no idea what the answer was) I saw something very interesting.
Single people thought married people had it better and married people thought single people had it better.
How's that for funny?
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 3:01:16 PM
Sex is what's on TV!
Only if you have cable...
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 3:03:31 PM
WE have cable , Sponge Bob Squarepants is what is on TV more often than not (or Yu-Gi-Oh!, or Rocket Power, or whatever). What is this about sex on TV?
An although I loved ice cream as a child, I really don't crave it anymore. And although I craved sex as an adolescent (and had no chance in H-E double hockey-sticks of getting it), it still has its allures today, although it's often a matter of time, energy, privacy, etc. When you are single, the mundane aspects of life don't always seem to get in the way.
Unseriously though, what about all that bugle playing down at the ice cream shop?
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at Jun 8, 2004 3:29:24 PM
I think as you get older, you probably crave it a bit less, enjoy it far more, and have less time for it.
Ice cream, I mean...
Life is strange!
Seriously, I don't know if you and your wife ever get away - just the two of you without the kids. We used to do that every so often and it was wonderful. If I had it to do over again, we'd do it more often - it didn't hurt the kids a bit and it made us better parents. I used to feel guilty about it, but after a weekend alone with my husband I was always floating on air and was a happier mom all week. And the boys got to spend the weekend with their grandparents or sometimes with a close friend.
I think the most important thing to children is that their parents have a strong, loving relationship. It's the foundation everything else is built upon - it makes them feel secure and grounded. When they see that their parents are committed, they know the family isn't going away.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 3:56:18 PM
Sorry, Burglar, not Bugler. But the Buglers are much more funny.
So far, we've talked about ice cream, sex, and buglers, what I want to know is, why hasn't anyone brought up beer yet?
Posted by: Masked Menace at Jun 8, 2004 4:09:00 PM
Oh no... here we go...
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 4:30:19 PM
Oh. Burglars, not buglars. That's different. Never mind.
Unseriously enough, gentle Cassandra, my personal family situation doesn't lend itself very well to your suggestions, though in and of themselves they are sound ideas.
But my life is fine as it is, thanks. This thread is just an means of getting a rise out of Pile On, and it seems to have failed miserably.
Back to work.
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at Jun 8, 2004 4:57:26 PM
Wasn't there something about the heiress of the Pulitzer fortune, a bugle, and sex? Or was it a beagle and sox? I get so confused without my beer.
Posted by: spd rdr at Jun 8, 2004 5:04:22 PM
Well darn it all Don...that was really cruel.
I'm likely to choke on this one...death by snark.
Seriously, I wish I were closer - I would volunteer to babysit for you guys.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 5:05:35 PM
Release the hounds!
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 5:08:06 PM
"I don't mean to imply that the manipulative pressures coming to bear on you, Taurus, are anywhere near as severe as what the Chechens experienced. In fact, your version might be rather covert or subtle. But I urge you, nevertheless, to stand up in defense of your independent spirit with a Chechen-like clarity and ferocity. "
Boy do they have you pegged Cass!
*** now exiting stage right as fast as my two aching knees will get me ***
Posted by: Purple Raider at Jun 8, 2004 5:11:04 PM
What is this? Pick on Cassandra Day?
You know, that could be Pile On, too.
Go get him, Pile. Yeah! Right. Uh...
Sigh... I suppose that would be too much to expect.
Posted by: Cassandra at Jun 8, 2004 5:19:31 PM