June 30, 2011

June 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

Michelle Bachmann on the press comparing her to Sarah Palin: "They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight."

I'll be in my bunk.

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June 27, 2011

Llama PSA

Never, EVAH, turn your back on us. Llamas no like disrespect.

Yo, fazizzle. Or something.

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June 22, 2011

Random Commuter Observation

Note to bikers: Unless your name is Steve Austin, you've got no business hogging the center of the lane when the speed limit is anything north of 20 mph. Get the hell out of the way!

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LMC Birthday Series-Eighties Division

Cyndi Lauper is 58, no doubt still batshit crazy. Here she is,

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June 21, 2011

Mo Do Watch

National Review takes Maureen Dowd to task for her anti-Catholic rants. And the denizens of the NYT wonder why their readership is dropping . . .

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June 20, 2011

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM)

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I didn't want to say anything at the time for fear of laying on a hex, but congrats to the Nats for their eight game winning streak this past week, and for winning the past three series in a row (including a sweep of the Cards). Here we are now in the fourth week of June and the Nats are tied with the Mets for third place. Who'd a thunk it?

It's all starting to come together, now. Play-off contention is probably still something of a reach this year, but stand by: The future is looking mighty exciting.


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June 17, 2011

Since UBL's successor has called down the thunder

This seems appropos:

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June 15, 2011

Steve-O's Crush is 48

And still going strong:

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Because we focus on what matters.

Territorial Yips from Robbo: Dude! I Saw her first! Step off, man!

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Random Commuter Observations

One of the streets I pass in the morning is named Barbee Street. Every time I see the sign, I think to myself, "Like, ohmygod! I so totally live there! Like, gag me with a spoon!"

A few streets down, I pass one called L'Ambiance Drive. Pretentious? Moi? It has been a long-standing habit of the Orgle Manor lexicon to pronounce this word Aaaaaaahmbyaaahnce. Again, I think of that every time I pass.

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June 13, 2011

Oh, The Camelidity!

Bloodthirsty pack of dogs take out 350-lb. llama.

No word yet on whether the llama's name was Steve-O.


[Undersheriff Lavonne] Webb told the AP it's possible some of the four or five dogs in the pack aren't wild and go home to their owners during the day.

I guess that if your pooch is telling you he's just going to the movies with his friends, you might want to check up on his story. For instance, make him show you the ticket stub and discuss the plot.

Notice that when pet dogs behave badly, it's rough, tough straight-up stuff. No doubt when the cat sneaks off, it's to spy for Iran or hack Twitter accounts, or something of the sort.

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Random Commuter Observations

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Heh. Some posts just write themselves.

Yips! to Mike.

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Your humble LMC has never been a member of the Congress, had a Twitter account, sent a "sext", or been able to load a pciture to Facebook without my wife's help.

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Brunette Birthday Series Rolls On

Today is Ally Sheedy's day. This Eighties gal had a string of flicks: The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and Short Circuit, among them, and then dropped off the grid.

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June 10, 2011

Brunette Birthday Series Rolls On

Yesterday was Natalie Portman's 30th. Yes, I saw Black Swan, including the "love scene".

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June 09, 2011

Random Commuter Observations

There is a Hard Rock Cafe along my route of march which is a popular watering hole for bus-loads of teenagers coming to Your Nation's Capital from hither and yon. Because of the excessive heat n' humidity and because of the angle of the sun this time of year, I always hug that side of the street on the way home in order to stay in the shade.

Last evening, a large mob of kids was in front of the doors of the Hard Rock, blocking the sidewalk as effectively as a landslide. People attempting to get through, already near boiling point because of the weather, were beginning to seriously lose their tempers, and as I came up, several of them were berating the fellah in charge of said kids in no uncertain terms.

And the fellah? He seemed positively bewildered. Just couldn't understand what the problem was. If ever there was a facial expression calling for a swift smack with the clue-bat, it was his.


Is keeping the right of way clear such a difficult concept? Really?

I apologize to those lloyal camelidophiles who have read Robbo ranting about this phenomenon all these years, but it never ceases to amaze and infuriate me.

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June 08, 2011

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM) - Meat Division

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I see where Bryce Harper, the 18 y.o. phenom playing his first year with the Nats' Class A team over in Hagerstown, has got himself in a bit of trouble for blowing a kiss at an opposing pitcher after hitting a tater off him the other day.

Dumb kid. As eager as I am to see him in the Bigs, I concur with those who counsel patience. Stunts like this prove the boy needs some maturing. (According to the article, he got brushed back the next time he was up to bat. Deserved it, too, IMHO.)

Reading the article, I was suddenly hit by the realization that Harper is only five years older than the eldest Llama-ette. I'm not sure if that makes her seem older, him younger, or both.

Whippersnappers, the lot of 'em, in any event. Sheesh!

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Random Commuter Observation

Ah, August in June. What's not to love?

Pardon me while I melt into a large puddle of llama soup.

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June 06, 2011

Imperial Poop

Long before we Llamas started shoveling the shite in this digital format, our ancestors were, shall we say, kicking it old school and, as a result, rocking the Bronze Age:

Lots of llama droppings helped the ancient Inca build the largest empire ever to exist in the Americas, according to a new study.

Human populations took off and developed into complex societies in the Andes by switching from hunter-gathering to agriculture centered on maize, according to the research published in the June issue of the journal Antiquity. llama poop helped fertilize that crucial crop.

"This leap occurred 2,700 years ago and was made possible by a huge availability of animal excrement. Organic fertilizers enabled corn to be cultivated at very high altitudes, allowing the Inca to settle and flourish," Alex Chepstow-Lusty, a palaeoecologist from the French Institute for Andean Studies in Lima, Peru, told Discovery News.

Oh, you betcha. Wanna conquer the world? Get the llama backsides on your side!

Yip! Yip! Yip!

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June 04, 2011

Retro Reunion

A little R.E.M. for no particular reason:

For all who have ever taken an illicit dip on a warm evening.

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Brunette Birthday Series Rolls On

This is her day, batshit crazy as she is.

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This gal is bad news and you know it. Still, you know you would.

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June 02, 2011

Gratuitous Nats Posting

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Yesterday afternoon was a miserable slog home through the Dee Cee sauna, but as some commenters here rightly suspected, it wasn't half so miserable as it could have been, given that a couple hours earlier the Nats had taken down the Phillies by a score of 2-1, thereby winning the latest series between them. (I saw a figure on the history of the match-up. This is something like the third out of the last 20 in which the Nats came out on top.)

The Nats had dominated the Phils 10-2 the previous evening, primarily with fantastic pitching and wide-awake bats. This game was much more of a defensive battle, with Laynce Nix making a stupendous diving catch in left field in the 6th to stop the Phils from busting the thing open. (You can see it on the highlights page over at the Nats' website.) Normally, we lose games like this to the Phils. But yesterday, the Nats gutted it out in the 100+ degree heat and hung on. Well done.

I mention all of this because these games represent what this team is capable of doing. We're no longer the hapless Natnals, bumbling and beclowning ourselves into triple-digit loss records. These guys are far more talented and far more aggressive than I've ever seen before. The frustration now is not that of waiting for a season of embarrassments to be over, but of waiting for everything to click into place finally and firmly. I think that clickage is no great way off. When it comes, there are going to be some seismic shifts in the NL East.


UPDATE: SB Nation has a good overview of the young heart of the team, which is the secret to the clickage I'm talking about, including 2nd Base Danny Espinosa, who positively blew me away with his hustle the first time I saw him play late last year and who looks to me like a young Michael Ironside. I should also mention that part of yesterday's victory involved Danny sending a laser shot from shallow right to Wilson Ramos at the plate, nailing the Phils' Mayberry dead to rights (also available at the Nats' highlight linkie).

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Brunette Birthday Series Rolls On

Robbo's crush turns 32:

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I'll be in my bunk.

Yips! from Robbo: Whoa. Good post.

Double-Dee-Licious Update from Robbo:

By an extraordinary coincidence, Robbo's other Firefly crush turns 29 today.


And don't forget that in the show she goes for the dweeb. There's hope yet!

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June 01, 2011

Random Commuter Observation

All together, now: "IT'S NOT THE HEAT, IT'S THE HUMIDITY!"

I refuse to accept the either/or premise.

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