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Words are very unnecessary

Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
Wow, a 7-0 start for the first time since 1946 … Beck–


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Ssshhh … Things are going perfectly right now. I don't want to jinx it by talking about it.


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
Oh, puleeze, we need to relish the moment.


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
No we don't. We need to prolong the moment by pretending it doesn't even exist. I mean, "what moment?"


Two guys walking, no words exchanged:


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
Surely I can bring up the rookie Ped–


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Dude, shut the frig up already.


Two guys walking, no words exchanged:


Two guys walking, no words exchanged:


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
Sarkozy kicked ass.


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Fuck, yeah, he did.



Celebrating Mother's Day in sec. 14, watching [uh, you know that guy] try to tie the Babe and, well, Roger Moret.

Did I screw the pooch, hb?


Hall & Oates could have talked about Schilling (he's a maneater) or Ortiz (she's gone!).

Good ones IkeG...but I was thinking that the 2004 Sox are "You make my Dreams come true!"

I agree, don't say one word! Loved the Hall & Oates reference IkeG! Perfect!

Am I the only persn in the world who calls a jinx by its proper name? A "gooch"? (Although some also say "goocher.")

Anyway, loved this line from Shank today:

"I want to learn more about the beefy Fenway cop who always gives the high-fist to Jonathan Papelbon when Pap comes out of the bullpen for the ninth."

I'm sure you do, CHB, I'm sure you do.

Here's a website to help with your obsession:


I always figured that Dan Shaughnessy was more of a toe sucker than a bondage type...



"beefy" is pretty charitable. The last couple years I've sat right behind the home bullpen 8 times (loves me some sox pax) I swear that cop is Charles Durning.

In 2005 during a game in September the bullpen guys were flicking sunflower seed shells at him. Once he realized where they were coming from he tried (and failed) to flick some back. So they continued to flick and he walked towards the bench, pulling out his nightstick. It was very funny. By the start of 2006 he was an excellent shot with the sunflower seed shells.

hb, good G.H.W.B. reference, post Ferraro debate vis a vis "ass kicking," fits in Sarko/Sego context.

Dionne is always good for laughs:
1) Only for Dionne could the French socialist party be referred to as "Center-Left." Hilarious
2) Sweden's "blow to the progressive spirit" is riotously funny, because they lost power after denying for 5 years or so that the welfare system will soon lack the resources to suckle the population.
3) "Fear" that Muslim immigrants aren't integrating in France? Dionne can't be less than 100% "diverse" and "multicultural" and therefore must completely misrepresent this reality as a "fear" created by Sarkozy. Pathetic.
4) "Find the new formulas??" Like Obama and Clinton calling for Euro-style single payer health care? A brilliant new formula, indeed.

Too fucking easy with these statist media/politicians.

So is the guy on the right Justin Timberlake?

Michaelmc- Or Andy Samberg?

Nice call!

Excellent! Well done michaelmc (hammer)!

Maybe it's a gift wrapped Vermont Teddy Bear for Mother's Day.


And here I was, all ready to snarkily wonder aloud whether Sarkozy's win meant that it was time to rename french fries again (after all, Congress dropped "Freedom Fries" last year.)

Turns out, someone already beat me to it.

Teh Interwebs: Faster than the Speed of Snark.

Who are these guys?

As much as I like to debate the finer points of a member's only wardrobe...I'd rather try to figure out why everyone is making Youk this year's Don Baylor.

Hell the guy is going to walk anyway...they really need to hit him instead?

They're thinking about pitch counts, Sonoma. It takes 4 to walk a guy, one to hit him.

Ahhh, enjoy the silence...Godammit!

Ramirez is clearly the intellectual progeny of this man:


If Manny spoke to the media, I'd bet $1,000 he'd sound like exactly like this.

Notice, the lack of coherent structure during the interview...first it's "I want to play" and then "I'm done."

Shit, I still wanted the Yankees to grab him after Matsui and Sheffield went down.

"Rickey being Rickey" was actually coined in the late 80's by some NY media guy.

Neither fish nor fowl-Marshwiggle :)

Well, this is interesting (from Steve Silva's Globe blog):

Not sure how this will fly on 38Pitches.com, but Red Sox manager Terry Francona wants Schilling to "zip it a little bit" about the Barry Bonds situation.

In his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI’s Dale and Holley show this afternoon, Francona weighed in on comments made by two of his charges -- Curt Schilling and David Ortiz -- on Barry Bonds.

When asked how he heard about the news of Schilling’s harsh criticism of Bonds, which turned into a national story by the end of the day, Francona replied, “When I got my 11th e-mail, my buzzer was going off on my phone, and I finally got on and checked it and realized that for a guy that doesn’t talk much to the media, he sure does talk to the media.”

Host Michael Holley asked the Sox manager, “Would you suggest, on a topic as polarizing as this one, Barry Bonds, would you suggest that your players just kind of dance around it?”

“Or shut up,” Francona deadpanned.

“Yeah, I actually talked to Schill yesterday about it, and you know again, he’s never been short on opinions, and so many of them are insightful, I just thought this was an area where you’re better off just leaving it alone. And he didn’t. And you know again, the problem is, it makes it tough for me, is that he comes to the ballpark and doesn’t talk to the media so I’m left to kind of clean up the mess which I really don’t feel like, but, again, I’ve been with Schill a long time. Nobody’s more crazy about Schill than me. I just ask him to kind of zip it a little bit, and I think he will.”

Francona was asked if the same goes for David Ortiz, who spoke supportively of Bonds recently.

“I thought that was really different, in a different context,” Francona said. “If a writer comes up and asks you a question and you go ‘yeah,’ all of a sudden it’s big news. I felt bad yesterday ‘cause after I saw the article, and then I saw the headline, which didn’t even come close to being the article, and I thought that was very unprofessional on the paper’s part. Then, we go through the whole day, and I’ve got a writer running in here from Toronto that comes in, and he’s going to make a story. He goes, ‘yeah, Ortiz fessed up to taking steroids.’ Well, that’s… David was kind of poking fun at himself, and trying to be a good guy. That wasn’t even remotely where that story was going, and I heard some things on TV today. Again, there’s got to be some professionalism or things like this happen.

“It’s a shame, and it makes our job a little more uncomfortable, and it paints David as not the person he is. And again, it’s a guy that will give you a quote because he’s good to the media, but I think when these things happen, it makes a guy step back and go ‘hey, wait a minute, maybe I’m better not talking.’“

Bob -- interested to see you weigh in on the Schilling and Ortiz comments. I saw them as having less to do with Bonds and more as a not-so-subtle rebuke from one to the other, but I don't know who spoke first -- Papi or Schilling. Wasn't going to weigh in on an intramural matter, but you went there first and God knows the Bronx Zoo has been feeding you fodder for decades. In any event, Clemens and Bonds visiting Fenway in a two-week span... hot time in the old town in June.


From Sarkozy:

"France will be at the sides of the Libyan nurses locked up for eight years; France will not abandon Ingrid Betancourt; France will not abandon the women who are condemned to the burqa; France will not abandon the women who do not have liberty. France will be by the side of the oppressed of the world. This is the message of France; this is the identity of France; this is the history of France."

As the tall guy said in the strip, fuck, yeah, he's kicking ass.

I wish we had a leader that could kick ass.

Instead we get quagmire from Quagmire who winks at the Queen and says things like "Is our children learning?".

Sarkozy for President!

Better yet, let's bring back the blowjob guy! If he wasn't kicking ass, at least he was getting ass. That's something at least.


And don't forget Madame Sarko, who is kicking ass as well. I suspect the Libyan nurses, Ingrid Betancourt and burqa lines were hers. Ou est Madame Sarko indeed...


...they can only do harm. nice work linking the strip title with some french content...depeche mode..oui.

psst...whats in red file mr. oates

Wait! That's not Oates of Hall and Oates!

That's Garthe Knight!

The red file folder must contain his plans to destroy K.I.T.T.!! Stop him!

Speaking of Schilling speaking, This is all about the First Amendment. Let's not follow the gov't down the path of censorship. After all, censorship is becoming America's favorite past-time. The US gov't (and their corporate friends), already detain protesters, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, shut down Imus and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings. Free Speech forever (even for Schilling).
Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):

Ah, yes, censorship. That's why Rosie O'Donnell was hauled of to the gulag for promulgating the "government was behind 9/11" meme.

Free Rosie!

BTW Federal Agents and their computer bots are reading this right NOW!!!! Adjust your tin foil hats. Gird you nads. They are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

America Deceived isn't banned from Wikipedia. There was an article on it in July 2006 when it was deemed by consensus of the website users to be not notable enough to satisfy inclusion criteria and the article was deleted without prejudice. That means the article could be recreated should notability guidelines shift or the notability of the subject grow to the point that the criteria are met.

I could go start an article on the book right now, but I don't see where the criteria are now met any better than they were a year ago.

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