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Rock The Vote!

Hey, just a quick straw vote: who here is in favor of me shutting the hell up about politics for a while and getting back to the defective yeti basics (i.e., screeds about how comic books have sucked since they cancelled Power Pack, photos of my cats, and humorous observations about yogurt). Come on, let's see a show of hands. One. Two. Three. You in the back too? Yes? Okay, four. Five. Six. Seven. Okay, it looks like seven. Which, if I'm not mistaken, is my entire readership.

Motion passed!

Posted on March 26, 2003 to dy





Comments

What about photos of the cats in yogurt? The insuing wallowing chaos is sure to drive readership to double-digits in no time! ;)

Posted by: Robert Daeley on March 26, 2003 8:44 AM

actually, please keep some political talk, and btw the powerpack looked more like angry dwarves than children~! :)

Posted by: mike a canadian on March 26, 2003 8:48 AM

Isn't this The Onion?

Posted by: Anonymous on March 26, 2003 8:49 AM

If you can find witty insight about the war (whether hawk-ish or dove-ish), please go for it. Don't jump on the French bashing bandwagon though. It's pretty apparent they can't defend themselves.

Posted by: an unconcerned, damn near uninterested citizen on March 26, 2003 8:54 AM

cool. but the 'foreign policy' sign was awesome!

Posted by: new fan on March 26, 2003 9:01 AM

damn, and I game here to get my war coverage. what the hell, I'm here each day whatever you go with, so it's fine either way with me. :)

Posted by: wet web work on March 26, 2003 9:12 AM

I think that when politics is on your mind, you should post about politics, and when graphic novels, pets and delicious dairy products are on your mind, you should post about graphic novels, pets and delicious dairy products.

Posted by: K on March 26, 2003 9:24 AM

Agreeing with K, it's up to you. what do you *enjoy* writing about? what is it that *must* come out? that's what you should write.

Posted by: Anita Rowland on March 26, 2003 9:26 AM

I'd hate to see you give up on the political stuff. Then again, I do like yogurt... Cats tend to hate me so you can leave them out.

Why censor yourself. Talk about what you want to talk about. That's what I do. You're the one that pays for the bandwidth.

Stephanie

Posted by: Stephanie on March 26, 2003 9:44 AM

write about whatever you want to write about. it's your party & we are the guests.

Posted by: tracy on March 26, 2003 9:49 AM

Much agreement with the above, and more: You're one of the few writers about this war business that doesn't make me want to climb under my bed and stay there for a year. Please -- I need a humorous and yet insightful take on this rotten world. Who else am I going to get that from?

Posted by: KF on March 26, 2003 9:58 AM

Write about whatever you want. I like your political commentary just as much as your conversations with Queen. Your site and Nathan Shumante's "Etched in Stone" both keep my day interesting. Take care.

Posted by: Daniel on March 26, 2003 10:03 AM

Bash the Canadians for being 2/3rds French and having never defended North America by themselves.

I used to have a pitbull and a cat. Want a picture?

Posted by: Sincy on March 26, 2003 10:05 AM

They cancelled Power Pack?!?!

Posted by: Alan on March 26, 2003 10:26 AM

um actually Sincy.. when the russians landed during the big ww2 thing, there was nary a american in site, we defended, and repulsed a russian invasion with the assistance of the RAF, oh and BTW with a total of 10 provinces and 2 territories, i wonder how you make a 2/3 when its actually more like 1/12,
not to be a pest but really now.. are american schools that bad at teaching math as they are teaching history? :P

and while we were fighting the nazis in europe, its funny to add i didnt see the americans anywhere until they got suckered in hawaii.

Posted by: mike a canadian on March 26, 2003 10:28 AM

Mike! my apologies! It was just something I heard on the internet. Thank god its not as bad as some would make it seem. "Slap me with brie!"

Can i quote you on that? Good!

Posted by: Sincy on March 26, 2003 10:34 AM

Cats and yogurt are good, and what about some talk of cheese? Cheese makes everything better...

Seriously tho, I'm with KF - yours is the only insight to the war that doesn't make me want to cover my ears, close my eyes, and repeat "take me to my happy place" over and over again, in a grating sing-songy voice.

Posted by: Miss Lis on March 26, 2003 10:37 AM

Sin .. i must apologize.. its so overwhelming, the whole america doenst like us thing.. i get so down.. i come from a long line of proud canadians, my great great great grandfather was General Howe, a man who fought long and hard to rid canada of the french.. at the time it seemed like the right thing to do i assume, and on my mothers side, my other great great great- grandfather, was a member of parliment, who at the time due to the "upper levels" of politicians going to england to visit the queen, actually RAN canada for 6 months.. it disheartens me so to hear such strange patriotism during wartime.,we have been great friends as nations for a long time, and if a friend can't disagree with you, well then your friendship isnt really based on honesty,..

Posted by: mike a canadian on March 26, 2003 10:40 AM

Mike, really, the education truly is terrible here and I'm at a very good school. Fortunately, I'm off to university if Canada in September...nevermind the fact that I'll never be able to keep up with the math.

Oh, well, not like it's a surprise. Americans have always been poorly educated. No wonder the Europeans are always laughing at us.

European: "You only know one bloody language? What? You didn't learn calculus in grade two? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

*falls onto the floor, laughing*

Posted by: Jaclyn on March 26, 2003 10:41 AM

hey i never said i agreed with the europians.. it seems they couldnt even figure out exchange rates./.


Hey jacques, whats the exchange for a pound?

no idea.. i got a good idea.. lets make NEW money.. only one type.. that way we dont have to think so much~!@

Posted by: mike a canadian on March 26, 2003 10:43 AM

The exchange rates...

From US dollar to pound sterling: 0.636699
From Candian dollar to pound sterling: 0.422943

Yes, new money, phenominal idea, Mike. Of course, that would require a one-world economy and, well...

*breaks out in uncontrollable laughter*

...um, yeah.

Posted by: Jaclyn on March 26, 2003 11:00 AM

While we're talking about education, here's a great opportunity to learn something about our Northern Neighbors. Note how Mike a Canadian makes use of proper Canadian punctuation, including the double-period, dot-slash-dot, and even the rare comma-dot-dot. Um, or should I have said "Neighbours"?

Posted by: ken on March 26, 2003 11:11 AM

Okay: no more dissin' the Canadians in my forum. Let's not forget that I am an honorary Canuck.

Posted by: Matthew on March 26, 2003 11:15 AM

Dude, I love your political stuff. But do whatever gives you the most fun. :-)

Posted by: Dean Esmay on March 26, 2003 11:22 AM

HAHaH i sorrie my bad lingustical skils are not a country thing. i blame the years of mind numbing from Anne Murry.. har har GooOOosh~ :) sheeit.. really? i was just trolled on my typing? i was joking about education.. geesh.. i even used a emoticon (although i hate that word )

sorry "ken" if that is your real name. :) (see i smiled its a joke)

Posted by: mike a canadian on March 26, 2003 11:24 AM

I agree with the comments below

Posted by: Steve on March 26, 2003 12:53 PM

Steve is a big doof. Yogurt cats are cool.

Posted by: Adrien on March 26, 2003 1:22 PM

Ahem.

FYI, there is a Googlethora of cats+yogurt links you should explore. My personal favorite: the astoundingly named Hillbillyhousewife.com's article on 'Yogurt Cheese,' which contains the following indispensable advice:

A quick note for folks who have rogue nocturnal pets, specifically cats. I can't drain my yogurt cheese in the sink overnight because cats will get into it and eat every bit of it while I sleep. To combat this, I set up my draining device and place it in the oven overnight. I get a large bowl or dishpan and invert a cereal bowl in the bottom of it. Then I place my strainer on top of the inverted cereal bowl. The inverted bowl acts like a rack, to keep the yogurt above the whey which drains out of it as it sits. The yogurt goes into the lined strainer as directed above. The whole apparatus goes on the bottom rack of the oven. I make sure the oven is turned off, shut the door and go to bed. In the morning, my cheese is perfect, having been well protected from lurking felines all night long. This method also works well if you want to save the whey to use in cooking.

I suppose one could shut the cats in the oven instead, but that might be considered, ah, cruel. ;)

Posted by: Robert Daeley on March 26, 2003 2:28 PM

Like you need one more opinion here - write what you want. I came here originally from Nathan Schmute's weblog. I don't know him. I don't know you and we apparently live in the same city. We will probably never meet , and yet, you have provided me with many minutes of amusement. This seems to apply whether you've been discussing the war or The Queen. Thank you for that.

Posted by: David Lee Ingersoll on March 26, 2003 3:05 PM

You think cats, yogurt and the decline in comics are not political? You are playin' right into their hands, man! I'll get an encrypted copy of my pamphlet on the subjects to you ASAP!

Posted by: Wyman Brantley on March 26, 2003 3:20 PM

Okay, first off, screw all these people saying "write what you want." What a crock THAT is. We don't come here to see you blathering about what you LIKE to write about. We come here to be ENTERTAINED. If you can't be effing entertaining about the war, then by all means, pick a new subject.

HOW'S THAT FOR A VOTE?

I'm not bitter, really. These angry-sounding remarks have NOTHING TO DO with the fact that you now longer have squub.com listed over there under sites you visit. IT'S SIMPLY NOT RELATED. I couldn't care less. I know I've been laying down on the job, keeping my head in the sand. See if I care.

Oh, and about the Canadian thing - remember, I've been warning you people that they were going to invade us for a while. And now's a damned good time for it, too, what with our big guns over there distracting themselves with accidentally shooting brits and Syrian buses.

Posted by: i on March 26, 2003 4:06 PM

No really, did they cancel Power Pack??

Posted by: Eric on March 26, 2003 6:52 PM

"Bash the Canadians for being 2/3rds French and having never defended North America by themselves."

Yeah well we burned down the White House. Let's see Saddam manage that, eh! (On the other hand, let's not.)

Way to stick up for Canada Matt! Wooo!

Oh - and please continue to post what you want. As Bernard Crick argues:

"Sexuality, granted, is a more widespread activity than politics, but again the suspicion remains that the man who can live without either is either acting the beast or aping the god."

So get political and get some! Or you're a monkey!

Stefka

Posted by: Stephanie on March 26, 2003 7:07 PM

Please please please keep up with the politics.
Yogurt cats need political funnies (or, you know, seriouses) too.

Posted by: Jessica on March 26, 2003 7:11 PM

Please continue with the witty war coverage!

Posted by: Daphne on March 26, 2003 8:07 PM

I would like to take this opportunity to disassociate myself from the person named "Eric" above who said:

"No really, did they cancel Power Pack??"

On behalf of all other people named Eric, I apologize for his statement. The Eric Conspiracy Secret Labs will be sending out a Retrieval Team ASAP.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Posted by: Eric on March 26, 2003 9:35 PM

War is everywhere we look on the Internet, as long as you write what entertains you I think most of us will be pretty entertained.

Posted by: Lee on March 26, 2003 10:24 PM

No matter the topic, you entertain me pretty well, so write about whatever you want. That's your official duty, by the way...to entertain me on a daily basis. :)

Posted by: Jami on March 27, 2003 7:40 AM

one vote for "Write what you want"

It's why we read the log.

Posted by: Mark on March 27, 2003 7:47 AM

As I was scrolling I thought I was at MetaFilter for second...

I actually have a comment about the photo of the Bolivian minstrels. Holy crap! Those are the largest shrubs I have ever seen! I thought the photo was a fake, and you were going to say something about Liliputians.

Posted by: Francis on March 27, 2003 8:12 AM

Shrubs, minstrels, "Tim" - this is sounding awfully Monty Python. "They call me... Tim!" And the photo could have even been taken on that set. Did they have coconut shells too?

(or is it just me?)

Posted by: r on March 27, 2003 12:23 PM

Considering that many people probably found your site through that wonderful Evite meme a few months back, it's ironic that you're now speculating about pulling back on the political stuff.

I mean, do whatever the hell you want to - it's not like we're paying you.

Posted by: Kimmers on March 27, 2003 12:33 PM

You didn't let me comment on the one above, but I'm going to anyway. I too feel the joy of not having a window in my (cough) "office." When someone asks me if I have a window in my office, I get to say things like, "Well if the door is open and I look over a file cabinet and the blinds are drawn, then yes I have a window in my office." It fills me with such pride.

Posted by: Clark on March 27, 2003 1:26 PM

Most people have been really gracious in giving you the go-ahead to talk about whatever you want. I'm not so gracious. Don't drop the politics. Most of what you say about politics is funny and witty and adds to my entertainment during the day. Don't Stop! There should be no shutting the hell up about politics.

Posted by: S on March 27, 2003 2:41 PM

i think it would be great let me know what i have to do

Posted by: andy on April 8, 2003 5:44 AM