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  • Rich Lock,

    what i like most about mark's posts is the way they kind of break into rap, or modern poetry of some variety,
    nearing the end,
    of what ever he had to say,
    as if unwinding,
    or running out of puff.

    and the way
    there is a total
    lack
    of punctuation or capitalisation
    its like readiing
    e e cummings but
    crap

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Eleanor,

    Yeah Eleanor,

    sure Eleanor,

    yes Eleanor

    A minor point, easily missed."

    Much like my name, apparently.

    Yeah... I was thinking, "why is he picking on ME so much?"

    wellington • Since May 2007 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Loretta Swit played a formidable US female president on the film version of 'Whoops Apocalypse'.

    None of it on Youtube, unfortunately. There is though a magnificent bit of Peter Cook as a British PM trying to stamp out the real causes of unemployment.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    One day, I will invent a cure for trolling, and then I will be a millionaire.

    Thank you. I had spent good money in booze to try to forget that particular show.

    Surely you could have just hit yourself on the head?

    But the burning question, which I suggest we occupy ourselves with until at least Sunday, in lieu of anything more interesting and pertinent to our own immediate futures, is what kind of puppy will the kids get?

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    well mixing it up would have been a little more interesting, very little written here this year about Ralph Nadar. understandably... I don't know, i just find it hard to read things that are so one sided. Sure it's a leftwing site, and i piss in that direction, but that doesn't leave much space for unchummy discourse.. hence the malcontent aired today at the mildest issuance of disloyalty to the site protocol.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    what i like most about mark's posts is the way they kind of break into rap, or modern poetry

    I was thinking it was more the way JP Donleavy used to finish chapters, especially if the characters were having sex.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    because i like the name eleanor, reminds me of the four term FDR, and the impossible dream that somehow obama (assuming he's as good as everyone's hoping he'll be) could somehow lift the two term limit.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Anyone know what publication had the "behind the scenes on election day with the Obama's" reporters? Embedded journalism that I'd quite like to see, stage managed as it may be.
    Time perhaps?

    Newsweek, I think. The last two editions, dedicated to the campaigns, were pure poli-geek porn.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    and the way
    there is a total
    lack
    of punctuation or capitalisation
    its like readiing
    e e cummings but
    crap<quote>

    *applauds* I have a soft spot for cu... oh crap, there's a sentence I'd best not finish.

    <quote>Yeah... I was thinking, "why is he picking on ME so much?"

    I was mostly worried about you being held responsible for stuff I said.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    what kind of puppy will the kids get?

    The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote to the Obamas saying that a purebred would be “elitist.”
    =|
    Even the goldendoodles need love PETA

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Surely you could have just hit yourself on the head?

    I have never been known to pass up an opportunity for self promotion.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    um..Bob Hosking.
    thank God Craig's back,
    i better run.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Imagine if McCain had had a connection, however tenuous, with Eric Rudolf, the abortion clinic bomber. People would have gone spastic about it and quite correctly.

    Fucking Nora's low-hanging tittie, do you really want to argue that McCain's collection of endorsements from batshit apocalyptic anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic pastors got even one percent of the media attention Jeremiah Wright did? Bitch, please... I am too tired to suffer fools, but will make them suffer.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    but e e cummings is crap

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    except that he didn't waste too much time on capitalisation....
    which is a total waste of juice 90% of the time.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    which brings me back to drones

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    yes i see the full stop, but i also need something else....just to confirm that the next sentence has really started.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Eleanor,

    Hey Emma, it was a pertinent point, I didn't mind plagiarizing by default. :o)

    wellington • Since May 2007 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • TroyHoward,

    Obama is NOT the first BPOTUS.

    He is however the first 1/2BPOTUS.

    True/False?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Obama is only half black?

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    Troy - False.
    Black is pretty definitional in the US. They don't really do half/half. He's certainly got about the best claim I've ever heard to the term "African/American"though!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    joe....?

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Good point, I suppose - but how in that case would you define a 100% BPOTUS? Things could get kind of silly if you're going to chasing back through family histories.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    Which 3rd world country will be the first to bombed under the Obama presidency?

    Sudan - to solve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
    Pakistan - the just part of the GWoT.
    Iran - they have/haven't a nuclear program.
    Somalia, Haiti, the Balkans - reprising the Clinton years.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    And more importantly, will Syria remain as the last to be bombed under Bush?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

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