NEVER FORGET  8:10 pm August 27, 2011

Irene Devastation: Netflix Streaming Apparently Out For Whole East Coast

by Ken Layne

Oh noes but somebody wanted to watch some two-star anime version of 'Noah's Ark.'We are getting late word tonight that Netflix Streaming is totally not working along much of the East Coast, due to terrorism (Hurricane Irene). Former Wonkette special guest editor Jason Linkins reports that it’s broken in D.C., at least on his Twitter friend’s teevee somewhere. And where’s Obama, probably golfing from a yacht over Arlington National Cemetery, right? What will people do over the next several weeks? We have checked Netflix Streaming Video on the West Coast and it appears to be “fine.” We tested it using a George Carlin HBO On Location special. It’s fine. We don’t know what the rest of you people are complaining about.

In other hurricane news, the Hurricane itself is apparently right over some part of Virginia, somewhere south of Crystal City. Nobody knows exactly where, what with all the New Jersey beach cams out because of the power outage. Here is some video to cheer you up, because now several people have been killed in the storm so you can no longer make jokes about it, in Brooklyn:

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 322 comments }

PuckStopsHere August 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Oh, the humanity. People forced to watch basic cable? Barack Obama doesn't care about TV watchers…

Maman August 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

They still have cable? Clearly not ready for Ron Paul's Galveston.

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

That the president allows his citizens to succumb to the horrible specter that is basic cable proves he's morally weak.

weejee August 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

What is basic cable?

imissopus August 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm

It's like regular cable, but without boobies.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

What is this "cable" of which you speak?

OC_Surf_Serf August 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

To all you macho weather folks out there covering this storm…it's not that the wind is blowing, but what the wind is blowing. Stand out there to show us how windy it is and get hit by a Volvo and it doesn't matter how many push-ups you did that morning…

(Ron White's funniest lines)

Rotundo_ August 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Huffpost has video up of one of the Weather Channel expendables out there in Virginia Beach lamenting to the guys back at the studio that there are still people there not taking things seriously, as a bunch of dudes go running behind him and one drops his shorts and does a dance on live television laughing hysterically at the Weather Channel expendable. Right afterwards some jughead pulls up behind him video recording the crew and expendable lamenting the jugheads not taking things seriously. Good for a few chuckles.

Barb August 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I just watched that on Huffpo. Hilarious!

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I saw that earlier in the day. haha. "I don't have any more words to describe how dangerous my job is and those kids throwing a football behind me."
He's one of the true heroes of Hurricane Irene. Never Forget.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Here's the Huffpo-free version. Wotta pompous moralizing twit, even if he is sorta right about it not being terribly smart to go out in a hurricane. Wet blanket, dry thyself!

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Oh Dok, Classic. I saw that live, and missed the guy showing his junk. I was laughing at it all day. And then the guy with his video camera behind. And the pompous douchebag with his safety glasses. "Honestly, this is so depressing."
Please God don't take this video down.The thing about Virginia Beach is that is not a barrier island. So storm IQ is not so terribly worrisome.
A true hero of Irene.

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Anyone see Nightly News with Harry Smith out in Times Square, and people hecklig him and trying to get in view of the camera? He even panned the camera over to the crowd gathered feet away from him, and him remarking how he was the last entertainment in the city, tonight. lol It was all in good fun and it was pretty funny.

HistoriCat August 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm
RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Weather heroes. Facing "certain death!"

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Jeebus knocked him down just as he was about to draw a picture in the sand showing the classified location of the hurricane-fighting forces.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

That was *very* satisfying, Darling. And I mean that in the *best* way.

nounverb911 August 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Oh, the humanity, husbands being forced to have conversations with their wives. Stand by for mini baby boom starting around Memorial Day next year.

(Thanks for the idea Puck).

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Or leaving space for that awkward moment when Marcus and Michele have nothing distract them from the fact that they are living a lie.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

With 28 kids around, you don't get that kind of time too often.

PuckStopsHere August 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm

URGENT: As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, federal disaster officials warned that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents brace themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. FEMA advised: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports…the weather. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together.” (THIS WAS STOLEN…SO SUE ME).

the_problem_child August 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

From Borowitz Report?

PuckStopsHere August 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

I don't know the sourcing. It showed up on FB which (OT), clearly, is a creation of the devil

Come here a minute August 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Also "fine" in Arlington, VA, tested with "Reservoir Dogs", so maybe this "source" should "reboot" or something.

Blendergoathead August 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

There's always Hulu.

Crank_Tango August 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I am lurving hulu plus these days!

slowhansolo August 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

But what about my George Kennedy film fest!?!

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I was going to suggest you skip The Concorde…Airport '79 (Yes, with ellipses, not a colon), but then I read this in the plot summary on Wikipedia: As the passengers board the Concorde, a well-dressed woman (played by Charo) attempts to smuggle a dog aboard.

I don't see how anyone would want to miss THAT.

Chet Kincaid August 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Charo is reborn in our time!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrnUtd-6RVw&NR

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

That is one sexay laydee.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Love that Sun-Ra LOL you made.

emmelemm August 29, 2011 at 1:30 am

Is she wearing a Slanket (aka Snuggie) at the end of that commercial?

johnnyzhivago August 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Netflix out??? That's Comcastic!!!

GuanoFaucet August 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Needs more Wonkbot.

shirleyplz August 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

Where is Wonkbot?I am not sufficiently terrorized & the grid is about to go down here in Mass.
its not the same without my fav roomba TSA 1138,helmet askew going existential zippy the pinhead……….

DrinkYerBourbon August 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

We've been watching a Torchwood marathon on Netflix all day. Weird, cause we're still watching it and I'm pretty sure the DC burbs are considered part of the East Coast. I'll watch TWC when you post the video of an onsite reporter being sucked into the atmosphere.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Mind if I ask you a stupid question? How come your p-ness is 0? I have never seen a p-ness of 0 before.

DrinkYerBourbon August 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I know, even asians are impressed…. I'm new and just got approved three days ago. Apparently it takes awhile to grow a p-ness, and I don't think p's I got on comments before I got approved count.

MichelesPantalones August 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Well, you shot up from 0 to 48 in no time flat.

I guess the same thing must've happened to me — I'm fairly newish here — but I just never noticed. Interesting. I've only started paying attention to them lately. P-nesses, that is.

bumfug August 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Ron Paul doesn't care – in 1900 there WAS no fucking Netflix.

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Ron Paul doesn't care, and honey badger don't give a shit.

Chet Kincaid August 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Get busy, youtube is waiting!

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

In 1900, they didn't need Netflix. All the neighborhood kids got together in Billy Benson's barn and donned funny clothes and put on a show for all the neighbors to keep them entertained during the hurricane. They also dressed up the farm animals in funny clothes and made all the adults dance with them. Then they all got washed away by a 25-foot wave. The end.

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm

6,000 plus dead. Some cheesy, unnamed hurricane, and no over-market meteorologist warning, with a 25 foot tidal surge. Never Forget.

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

It's fine here in NYC , Gloomberg has left us that , at least.

mumbly_joe August 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Well, you're all the way on the West Side; are you guys even getting rain over there?

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Not that far West I am on 112th between Lenox/Malcolm X and St Nick, but we had very heavy rain about an hour and a half ago, now it is getting windy.

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Good luck, Lizzie — I have every faith Harlem will prevail. After all, weren't most of those beautiful, solid buildings constructed around the time of Ron Paul's Halcyon Days?

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 1:03 am

"Ron Paul's Halcyon Days".

As opposed to Tim Pawlenty's Halcion Daze?

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

Yes, my apartment building is about 120 years old , the building that everyone in the hood hates is this new tower building that rich, white people live in, hopefully it will fall.

Barb August 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

Stay safe, my sister, Lizzie. We've had a half an inch of rain here at my house, TOTAL in 13 months.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

All seems ok here, still have power, but the rain is getting very heavy and the storm is not even here yet, so we may see some madness yet.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Seems like you'll be safe, Beautiful Lady. Also your two homeless moochers, hope they're not freaked out by the wind or anything. Remember, I'll be worrying till about 2 am (which is when the weatherliar says the worst of it will have passed NYC).

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm

The strays are doing just finehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/13152388@N00/

johnnyzhivago August 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I'm just pissed because "Hitler's Storm Chasers: Hurricane Trackers of the Luftwaffe" was supposed to be running tonight on the Weather Channel.

SheriffRoscoe August 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Is MSNBC going with wall-to-wall storm coverage, or is it the usual weekend diet of prison rape? I honestly don't know which I'd enjoy more, given the choice.

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

There must be someway to combine naziism, prison rape, and natural disasters.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Why did I suddenly think of Rick Perry?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

"Rick Perry" is probably the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating Nazism, prison rape, and natural disasters.

johnnyzhivago August 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

History Presents: "Hurrikan Batallion: Sadistic Prison Guards of the Third Reich"

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

"He-wolves of the SS." No?

not that Dewey August 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

http://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights/aclu-report-

At least some of them must have been Aryan Nation. Does that count?

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm

They've been on all night since Friday. I was really kind of amazed, and was simply awaiting for it to blink out and go straight back to "Lockup: Beverly Hills" or some shit. They've had Chris Jansing on all 'effing day; she has got to be tired.

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Hurricane coverage isn't all that varied. Maybe they had her work for six hours and now they're just running the tape over and over. One traffic light whipping around in the wind in Balmer looks pretty much the same as one in Red Bank, NJ, no?

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I wish, but no. You could nearly visibly see her mind unraveling before they took her off at 11. lol

BTW, their coverage has just jumped the shark as far as I'm concerned. They were recently on the phone with the mayor of Easton, PA, which isn't even on a tidal part of the Delaware, I don't think. Sure, anywhere can flood during a hurricane, but they are reaching here if they want Easton to be breaking news.

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

With all the budget cuts in the newsrooms these days, I wouldn't be surprised if that traffic light whipping around in the wind in Balmer is the one "in Red Bank, NJ".

Arken August 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

There's always America's Most Haunted Tornadoes on the History Channel…

Chet Kincaid August 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

And the 12-hour "Debris Hoarders" marathon on A&E.

GuanoFaucet August 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Here is some video to cheer you up, because now several people have been killed in the storm so you can no longer make jokes about it, in Brooklyn

Was one of the people killed the new Al Qaeda No. 2?

102415 August 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Ken, you are spending some quality time wift yr kids?My kidz is all wet.

natoslug August 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm

My kids are all wet as well, but that's because they live in the Pacific NorthWest Rainforest, and laugh at the East Coast. And also at their drunk father and his excessive Capitalization.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

hurricans is nothing to you amirite

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Geezus, how many of the little buggers have you brought forth into this world? Also: the best remedy for being laughed at by your kids is to punch 'em in the nuts. Either that or get them really drunk too, and then videotape all their sad shit and threaten to put it on YouTube if you get any lip.

natoslug August 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Only two, and so far watching the wife and I get drunk has been enough of a cautionary tale to keep them from wanting to try it.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Dammit! You'll have to try sneaking them hash brownies instead.

OT: We made some hash brownies once, my siblings and I, and left the pan out to cool. Mom and Dad came home and scarfed the lot. You have no idea how embarrassingly funny your parents can be when they're whacked out of their gourds and don't know it.

SheriffRoscoe August 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Hahaha. Somebody on my teevee just called it a hurr-i-cun. I haven't heard it pronounced that way since my great-great-grandfather. Woops, sorry Ken. I forgot about the no-jokes-about-the-hurricun rule you imposed.

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

That's how I pronounce it.

SheriffRoscoe August 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Sorry LL….didn't mean to offend. But you're English, right? Well then we can overlook the way you speak our language.

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Just call it a typhoon.

deanbooth August 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Lizzie, I would have expected you to pronounce it hur-i-cunt.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm

It's a Hurr-I-can, not a Hurr-I-can't

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I heard Isha Sesay on Anderson's show say it that way the other night, and though she has a thick British accent to begin with, that word always sticks out in a major way.

mayor_quimby August 28, 2011 at 3:03 am

I have a thing for Ms. Sesay that sticks out in a major way The accent and the flawless black barbie perm does it for me.
But, yes, hearing the Queen's English can make you question your own pronunciation at times.

Negropolis August 28, 2011 at 6:18 am

I have a thing for Ms. Sesay that sticks out in a major way

Hey-O!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I know just what that thing is called, too.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

My god, she's *stunning.* I could spend many hours sticking out in a major way at her photo.

V572 T-Blow August 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm

If the 'cane were to take out Crystal City, thousands of innocent defense contractors might be endangered. Plus those shitty buildings at the south end are a sort of mini-Pentagon, full of subordinate warlords not powerful enough to sit in the actual Puzzle Palace.

Good thing, or not? Discuss.

And is Sara okay?

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

The true heroes of Irene.

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm

If Sara Benincasa needs to call someone a perverted liberal fetus monster while holding them tightly, completely naked while the wind and rain pummel our bodies, I'd just like to say – I'm available.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I think I'm ahead of you in this line, bud.

finallyhappy August 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

In the 70s when Crystal City was almost nothing. I worked in Crystal 2. Ithink we had two buidings, the Americana motel and the restaurants on 23rd street- Chez Froggy!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Good thing. Who's Sara? Our own beloved Benincasa redhead? I sincerely hope not a single hair on her precious person has been ruffled, or that hurricane will be hearing plenty from me.

not that Dewey August 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Netflix is working in NM, but who gives a shit, right? In fact, we were just watching some classic Yo Gabba. DJ Lance Rock rocks! I highly recommend the MGMT ("Art is Everywhere") and Cornelius ("Count Five, Six") episodes, especially if you're high.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I am, but I'd rather watch Vermilion Pleasure Night. I still haven't figured out that episode with all the nekky LayDeez with their butts sticking out of boxes and the pretty one in nurse uniform who go up and down the line sticking a (fake?) hypo in each beautiful bottom as the owner emits a shriek somewhere above a high C.

not that Dewey August 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

Love the reviews:

In fact, spoken English accounts for the raciest segment of the show, when a prim Japanese woman spouts lewd phrases about licking certain anatomical parts. The show is not outright erotic, just perverse.

and

Appellate Judge Rob Lineberger is more apt to experience Leftover Meatloaf Night.

Have you ever seen the Dudley Moore/Peter Cook Bedazzled? That's some funny shit right there.

MichelesPantalones August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

My sensayuma tends towards the dark, twisted, and perverse. I don't think I've seen Bedazzled, but I have seen Adam's Apples, which I highly recommend despite the fact that it involves totally sick and perverted humour of the worst kind. Although not as worst as Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles, which is one of my all-time sick 'n twisted faves. How they gave him the direction of LOTR after seeing that, I'll never know.

smokefilleddoommate August 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is working fine here. Too fine. Wish I could actually watch the goddamn tv…
Edit: Arizona makes you stupid. Hope everyone's okay.

102415 August 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Netflix is fine here. We are having a Gina Lollobrigida festival.

ttommyunger August 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

AKA: Fap-Fest! ;0)

102415 August 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Actually, yes, while we are still dry and the liquor and hot food holds out.

ttommyunger August 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

She was a CLASSIC Beauty! Maybe my all-time fav.

102415 August 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

We are up to "Come September". Bobby Darin included! Rock Hudson produced this and it is so pretty.

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Rae Dawn Chong is not happy to hear that.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Yup. How you feel about Sophia Loren?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Well … YEAH!

DahBoner August 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

In her day, she was so famous she was immortalized on episodes of both The Flintstones and The Jetsons, as, respectively, Gina Load-O’Bricks and Gina Lollojupiter…

Weenus299 August 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Is this like the effects of the 40-million-toilets-flushing at Super Bowl halftimes?

smokefilleddoommate August 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Especially with the Atlantic involved, sure!

tihond August 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

PACKET LIBEL!

mumbly_joe August 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

or:

BAUD LIBEL!

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Baud. James Baud.

smokefilleddoommate August 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Agent 2800.

starfanglednut August 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Clearly, this is Obama's fault.

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Wind libel!

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 1:10 am

No, the earthquake was Obama's Fault. No faults with hurricanes.

Sue4466 August 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Truly awful. Totally puts that weakass Katrina destruction into perspective.

ttommyunger August 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Hurricane comes in, Netflix goes out, never a miscommunication.

102415 August 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Nobody knows why?

ttommyunger August 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

But nobody!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I know! But just like John McCain, I'm not telling. Hah!

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm

At least not until you're elected.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Encouraging news on the economic front: Boise-area unemployment has been temporarily reduced by one, as local Wonketteer Doktor Zoom has been given a temp job at the reception desk for the county's family court. Zoom, who just last weekend was feeding and walking two monumentally stupid dogs belonging to the office's director, will be filling in until the position is permanently staffed. Depending on whether he can handle the inherent stress of dealing with the endless stream of human misery that is Family Court, Zoom may apply for the permanent job as well.

Local tea partiers have expressed outrage that tax dollars are wasted on providing any services at all for divorcing parents and their children, noting that in the old days, nobody got divorced or had custody disputes, and why are we even dealing with children of meth users?

SexySmurf August 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Mad props for your new found wage slavery. Condolences for having to live in Boise.

HistoriCat August 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Congratulations – I guess?

Pragmatist2 August 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Zoom, don't apply. You will quickly learn that it really is true that most men are A-holes.
You will earn to despise all women as money grubbing harlots. Children will become chattel in your mind.
And that is just week one.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Yeah, I'm seriously wondering whether my already jaundiced view of human beings will be sufficient to allow me to do the job. Also, I have the organizational skills of a marmot.

On the upside, my boss is a hoot (she is personally against marriage as an institution, although she and her guy have lived together for decades–their daughter and my son have been pals since preschool), it's close enough to bike to work, and there's those princely public-sector benefits. I remember health insurance so fondly….

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Don't listen to Pragmatists, Zoom. A job in the hand is worth swallowing one's pride, especially when it's pretty much all that's left to swallow. I worked for a public interest group once. I, too, have the organizational skills of a marmot (and no doubt, we'll be hearing from an Angry_Marmot, soon, about that), and had not learned to turn people away. Our office was located in the heart of the KrayZ district, on the fringes of downtown (can't have all those Poorz and homeless panhandling around the rich financiers, you know, makes the clients uncomfortable). It turned out to be one of the best jobs I ever had, for many weird reasons.

johnnyzhivago August 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

How forward thinking of your community… In most of the USA Family Court grievences are usually settled with firearms.

PuckStopsHere August 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Well, at least when firearms are involved the grievance stays settled.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Remind me never to get in an argument with you. And no, don't use the firearm to do it.

V572 T-Blow August 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Congratulations, Doc Z. In my mind, after 2 June 2002, Family Court became the House of Freedom. Best day ever. Think of yourself as a major domo leading people to wonderful new lives. Some of them, at least.

Dudleydidwrong August 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Drink some of that fine, fine Moose Drool ale for me, will ya?

the_problem_child August 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

If your jerb thing works out, will we hear from you in future as Doktor Zoomba?

not that Dewey August 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Congrats! Ordinarily those jobs are best filled by people who have no empathy, but I bet you'll be able to find something to like about it. Enjoy that sweet, sweet gubmint job while you can, because come January 2013, President Perry will be sending us all to the radioactive salt mines (if we're lucky).

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Doc, I trust you did not disclose your association with the Wonkeratti. That would worth a GS downgrade of significance.

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm

If this job doesn't work out for you, I understand there's an opening for a new #2 at Al Qaeda, Inc. You might have to relocated from Boise, though.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Wow, happy day, dood or doodine! Congrats. Hope this leads to much employment at Greatly Increased Rates of Remuneration.

I might just quit drinking again, temporarily. Just to celebrate and all.

4tehlulz_lite August 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The silencing of Netflix reinforces that Irene is worse than the Holocaust.

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

But NOTHING compared to 9/11.
10 years. Never Forget!

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Too soon!

Pete Hoekstra says hi. lol

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Damnit. This is why we need to READ ALL COMMENTS before posting.

Are you channeling me, or am I channeling you?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I'm sure Pete Hoekstra is tweeting that as we speak.

PuckStopsHere August 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I heard Pete Hoeskstra is a meme. an a meme tweet?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Yes it can. I think. Wait. Now you've got me worrying.

SexySmurf August 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

In Seattle it was 80 degrees and sunny all day today. West Coast represent.

bagofmice August 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Perfect for playing video games!

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I heard on NPR that a Seattle radio announcer recently said, "Highs in the 70s again today, with no relief in sight."

emmelemm August 29, 2011 at 1:41 am

Yer makin' that up!

Yeah, today was a really nice day out here…

UW8316154 August 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Picture perfect summer day in Seattle, and now the Cascades are pink from a sunset glow…life is good up here tonight!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Wow. That's really *rare* for Seattle.

facehead August 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I'm in Brooklyn, just outside of the evacuation zone, and my streaming is stable (which, before Irene showed up, was Brooklynite code for "Dude, I'm not gay, stop buying me drinks.").

Ken, wherever you are, I want you to know that I always liked your beard, and, if I could write like you, I'd be in jail.

To any Wonketteers who are braving the dervish windslut that is Irene, Just hang in there, fill your tub with seltzer water, shave your pets before you eat them, and never forget that Di Fara's is THE BEST pizza in NYC (if you disagree you can go fuck yourself, you are un-American muslin scum).

Word Up.

Facehead

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

We're probably just around the corner from each other.

If you need help carrying a looted flat screen or anything, hit me up.

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Stay safe.

fuflans August 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

apparently people in brooklyn are still making jokes about it.

BlueStateLibel August 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

And last night I drank all the beer in the fridge, thinking tonight I wouldn't be here anymore. And now there's only one lone can left. Pray to Saint Homer for me that I can survive.

smokefilleddoommate August 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

My Native American name is 'Wishes for Beer'.

mayor_quimby August 28, 2011 at 3:18 am

Are the brave Zifty Warriors still delivering. May God have mercy on their souls!
Also, GROWLERS!!!!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I usually keep a stash of bad hooch for times like these. I'd share, but I don't deliver.

Pragmatist2 August 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

It's the Tea Party's fault. They wouldn't let Obama pay our bill.

SheriffRoscoe August 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Well I don't know about Netflix, but as I sit here stranded in Philly, the damn satellite tv keeps going out in my hotel room, I can tell you that. Satellites are buzzing up there, ABOVE the storm, and yet the signal keeps going out. Nobody can explain it.

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Have you tried Bill O'Reilly?

Crank_Tango August 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm

but who put the satellites up there? God, that's who.

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Indeed. Jeebus just doesn't like what you're watching, Sheriff.

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Mebbe the Marriots finally got the word from the Angel Moroni on high to knock off those hotel adult videos.

Guppy06 August 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The Neflix DVD I got in the mail still works.

Where's your tubes now, bitches?!

savethispatient August 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Didn't you hear? In order to pay for the hurricane clean-up, the postal service is being shut down. You'll have to deliver that DVD back to Netflix HQ yourself!

Guppy06 August 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Gotta cut a government service in order to repair private industry's damaged lines?

I believe it.

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

They have just shut down our elevator , i am on the sixth floor, what if there is a fire along with the hurricane??

Blendergoathead August 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Jump. Maybe Rick Perry will be standing below, and your fall will be cushioned by his hair.

V572 T-Blow August 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

My dear, you're not supposed to use the elevator in a fire in any case, as elevator shafts make great tubes to feed fresh air to the conflagration. Use the fire stairs and all will be well. Bring a flashlight, your cats, and a bottle of gin if possible and not necessarily in that order.

Regards,
V572, Substitute Fire Marshall

Dudleydidwrong August 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Didn't you get your Bloomberg-issue parachute? Musta skipped your place. Sorry. Just don't light the fireplace. Especially true if you don't have a fireplace.

berkeleyfarm August 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Pack a go-bag, put out a flashlight, get the cat carrier handy, and then have some chocolate and a stiff drink to calm your nerves. As our trained safety Wonketter says, you'd be using the fire stairs anyway.

A pal of mine who lives on the UES is riding out the storm comfortably but has her dear kitty in his carrier, just in case she needs to grab and go.

Guppy06 August 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Fire safety notwithstanding, you're supposed to be using the stairs anyway as you're in the US and therefore desperately need the exercise.

On that note, how do you charge an electric scooter in a power outage?

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Uh, oh. Walmart will have to close down. So much for 24-hour Twinkies and Glenn Beck books.

Guppy06 August 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

Nah, they'll roll in on the last of their charge and "find" some car batteries and generators. It is a hurricane, after all!

102415 August 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I'm on the 5th floor and our elevator works. Did you put some bottles of water in the freezer with the caps off? Did you fill the tub with water or some buckets for la toilette?
Do you have a flash light? Good. Stay put and don't fret. The NYC wonketeers are here for you if you need help. The whole thing will be over in a matter of hours. What would Julie Andrews be singing right about now?

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I am very prepared, battery operated lanterns, a crank radio etc. Just filled the bathtub, lots of canned food, I'm good. Julie would be singing that lovely song where she is dancing with Captain von Trapp..you know the one “Here you are standing there loving me, whether or not you should”.

the_problem_child August 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I saw you were getting rain. Just make sure if you go out to the bodega you wear raingear.

102415 August 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Exactly what I thought you would say. You are just a romantic dear thing.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:42 am

That song makes me weep, even though I can see the join in Christopher Plummer's toupee.

V572 T-Blow August 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Mother Superior rendering "Climb Every Mountain" is the absolute most wonderful moment in cinematic history, according to your compatriot Anthony Lane.

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Crank radio? I know you're under a lot o' stress there, Lizzie, but listening to Blechh, Limpballs or Slantitty ain't gonna help your nerves any, lovely lady.

BTWBFDIMHO August 28, 2011 at 12:33 am

Text Ron Paul.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

How fantastic would that be?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Look for rope. Is the fire escape functional?

FakaktaSouth August 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Damn. If we didn't have netflix streaming on right now I wouldn't have replaced the ubiquitous "Ridin the Storm Out" loop stuck in my head with Cyrus the Younger's "Ponyo Ponyo Ponyo Ponyo by the sea…" and I just know that god awfulness will stay there forever.

Hurricane Ali August 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Michelle Obama says, "let them eat Hulu."

BaldarTFlagass August 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Netflix in TX was fine earlier today, although I'm kind of embarassed to admit that the reason I know this is because I spent 2-1/2 hours watching young black and white versions of Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Graeme Edge, etc morph into bloated old farts. Sure made me wanna go drop some acid again, though.

Limeylizzie August 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I am watching local news in NYC and there is some man who is answering phone calls from worried denizens and this woman called in because they had shut down the Staten Island Ferry and she said " I am on Staten Island, which as you know, is an island"

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

And I said, "Hey, senorita, that's astute!
Why don't we get together and call ourselves an Institute?"

Chet Kincaid August 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I hope she was wearing her gumboots!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I'll assume the shock scrambled her brain. I might just print that out and put it next to my telephone. In case I decide to say something asinine, as is my wont, sometime soon.

Guppy06 August 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

As opposed to the rest of the boroughs?

New York City is basically New Orleans with bedrock. No levees to break, but no hurricane clips in the building code either.

Just stay indoors, off the ground floor, and away from windows.

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Before his account was killed, I was being stalked by Noman, which as you know, is an island as well.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:42 am

Win. and thanks for saying my cat was beautiful.

Blendergoathead August 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Win.

flamingpdog August 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

"I'm in Rhode Island, which as you know, is an island."

Oh, wait …

Radiotherapy® August 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

OK, everybody, I know we are not a joke site, but this is one of my favorites:
A trucker walks into a whorehouse and says to the madam, "I want something different." Madam says: "Well I got someone who gives an incredible blowjob."
"Nope, too common."
Madam says: "How about buttsecks?"
"Nope, too common."
So she says, "Hurricane Gussy!"
The trucker goes into the room and gets all naked, and Hurricane Gussy, an Amazon of a woman, walks in and starts blowing all over the room. He says, "WTF?"
She says, "these are the winds that come with the hurricane." Next thing she's hitting him in the head with her rather voluminous titties. "These are the coconuts that that fall off the trees in the tropical hurricane." Then she starts pissing all over him. "These are the warm tropical rains that come with the hurricane."
He jumps out of bed, starts pulling his pants up and says, "I don't know about you, but who the hell could fuck in this weather?"

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm

That is beautiful. Truly.

SheriffRoscoe August 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Earlier this evening, before we lost the signal, I actually heard a meteorologist say something like "the real issue here are the winds….some trees will fall, others won't……some will hit homes…others won't…." I guess they were having a hard time filling up those air minutes.

/totally inane story about the hurr-i-cun

Doktor Zoom August 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Some incredibly banal words will be spoken by telegenic idiots, and others, while equally banal, will not.

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Is Michele Bachmann a meteorologist, too?

HistoriCat August 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

Don't give Regents University any ideas.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

C'mon, Histori, it would be the perfect way to get rid of her.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I heard a couple of airheads saying things about having to fill up air time.

102415 August 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

lol. That is all.

rocktonsam August 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm

haha, when NYC dies, Obama will make Chicago Americas number 1 city.

good night Irene

why doesn't Chris Christy stand on the beach and block the storm with his huge ass?

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

He tried, but a bunch of greenpeace people poured water on him and eventually pushed him back out to sea.

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

Until they postponed the Giants-Jets game, they were going to use him as the football on kickoffs. No way he'd ever get blown off the tee.

Or blown.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm

So, I'm just gonna go ahead and ask because I'm that kinda guy. Has anyone here ever had sex with a really fat person? I mean like Chris Christie fat.

I haven't, and probably wouldn't, and spend a lot of my time wondering if Christie ever gets any anymore.

FakaktaSouth August 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm

haha, like Obama will ever "make" anything do anything.
I'm kidding, I don't really wanna hate on him, by my comparisons – Gov'nah Bentley of the worst immigration law in HISTORY, cause EVERY one is DYING to come to Bammer – the man is still walking on water (and they are still saying it's cause he can't swim…and I can't remember what cool cat I heard say that first so they can be credited)
Whatever, carry on…Chris Christie do got a big ol duke.

RadioIrene August 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

Christy/Irene '12

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I think it was Asbury Park, but a few hours ago they showed two kids out on the beach while the waves were coming in. It blew my mind. I know this stuff always happens, but it's not like the storm is two or three days away from there, anymore.

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Are Bruce Springsteen — and the E Street Band — safe?

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Nils Lofgren was in Tucson day before yesterday supplementing his income and he's in Vegas this weekend, so count him hot, rather than wet.

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:29 pm

OMG, Bloomberg is on television murdering – absolutely committing a lingual atrocity against – the Spanish language.

EDIT: LOL! Question to Bloomberg from reporter: Why wasn't Riker's Island evacuated?

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Hahaha. Bloomberg speaking Spanish is simply one of the funniest phenomena in all of human history.

There is actually a youTube mayoral race ad he does in Spanish. I will try to find it. You will die.

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Okay, it's an ad for the Census. Enjoy, my friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_EzJCVRuoo

Negropolis August 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Bwahahahaha!

Seriously, I'd never heard his Spanish, and it's one of the most entertaining things I've seen during the coverage of this storm. Surely, this man is a national treasure. I bet the Dominicans and Puerto Ricans love that he tries, bless his heart. lol

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

It's as funny as when he had the law changed about mayoral term limits. Hahahaha.

KenLayIsAlive August 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Maximum Mayor For Life Mike? And to think we were just several cock shots away from having Tony be our next mayor.

not that Dewey August 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm

See. Say. Pwayday.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I had to shut him off. Yikes.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:46 am

I heard that , it was insane, I mean I don't speak Spanish but I don't speak it a lot better than he speaks it.

Mahousu August 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I've started burning old VHS tapes to keep, uh, warm or something. I figure I've got about a three-day supply. After that, well, hopefully I won't have to find out what happens after that.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm

WHERE ARE YOU?

RadioIrene August 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Breaking news:
Watch Out For The Backside of Irene!

Mumbletypeg August 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

What action are y'all getting over your way, Radio? This thing has been hovering over us in RVA for, like, the last 8 hours that I've been checking it seems. Rain finally let up but who knows for how long.

RadioIrene August 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

I saw 8 inch limbs on the sidewalk!!1! The Accotink Creek is almost half way up its banks! I felt a few accelerating gusts of wind! Virginia Beach, miraculously has survived. Watch out for your back end there in the Capital, but Erik Fisher has taken off his safety glasses. Although, Norfolk took a hit and little Radio has not matriculated and is here playing his Stratocaster.
Now back to you, Jim Cantore.

Mumbletypeg August 28, 2011 at 1:00 am

Jeebus. I hadn't thought about the kids who are fixing to try and start college life in the thick of all this. I'm hearing from all over Richmond that power is out; mostly due to wind-ripped power lines, & I could hear maybe 3 transformer explosions throughout the day. Feeling somewhere between lucky (that neighbor's leaning twin tower maples didn't fall on my house) and guilt complex'd (that my neighborhood's power withstood the same storm making life problematic for others). Thanks for the laugh and the update!

RadioIrene August 28, 2011 at 2:20 am

The worst part of these blowers is losing power. Refrigeration is civilization — even if we can read a book by flash or candle light. We've been flickering here, and we are looking for NYC to survive. Feeling somewhere between lucky…and guilt. And, best of all, Eric Fisher survived in VB. Janet Napolitano has a sign language knucklenut, just for the deaf who who can't read and live only a couple of feet above sea level…FEMA Rules! You're doing a good job, Janet.

imissopus August 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

I've been following the FB feeds of friends from home, some down in Hampton Roads and some up in Richmond, and it sounds like Richmond is the bigger mess. Though I may change my mind if my parents get back to Norfolk to find the house flooded.

SudsMcKenzie August 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

Is it "bossy"?

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

To: Chris "Get the Hell Off the Beach" Christie
From: Jukesgrrl

You better have a re-building plan ready if the Stone Pony collapses. Or I'm comin' after you, fatso.

not that Dewey August 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Is that the one with all the priceless bathroom graffiti?

Jukesgrrl August 28, 2011 at 1:46 am

Don't believe that stuff. I was drunk when I wrote it.

not that Dewey August 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

HA!

By "priceless" I meant "irreplaceable". I worked sound there once, many years ago, for some lame Dave Matthews-wannabe band. I have but dim memories of most of it. The ghosts of music legends spoke to me from the bathroom.

Jukesgrrl August 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

That sounds very romantic. Did we trade bodily fluids in the stockroom behind the kitchen?

V572 T-Blow August 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Good night and fare well, Wonketeers. I'm old and have to go to bed now. This too shall pass.

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 12:08 am

When asked about safety and potential looting in the city, Bloomberg said, "This is New York. We don't have that sort of thing."

♫ Don't know much about geo-gra-phy ♫, but isn't Wall Street part of New Yawk City?

Jukesgrrl August 28, 2011 at 1:48 am

Huzzah!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

He was talking about looting by the poorz, which is illegal.

DahBoner August 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Wall Street: Will it sink or float????

MichelesPantalones August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Shit tends to float. Just sayin'.

SudsMcKenzie August 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

Welcome to "Rick Perry's America".

Jukesgrrl August 28, 2011 at 1:49 am

So you're saying he brings the hurricanes with him? Given his environmental record — quite possible.

SheriffRoscoe August 28, 2011 at 12:18 am

Well friends, it's been a blast. We really liveblogged the shit out of ol' Irene! But now that I've finished off the last of the free hooch so generously provided by [insert employer's name here] I feel it's time to whip out the iPad, climb into bed, and play multiple games of words with friends at once, all while listening to hell being unleashed outside my window.

Nitey-nite!

not that Dewey August 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

You too? Mrs Dewey, my sister, and my soon-to-be-brother-in-law have like 16 games going on at once. They set aside one game for my mom, where they can take pity on her and leave all sorts of open triple letter spaces, which she never uses. Is there a mercy rule for WwF?

DahBoner August 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

Good night Irene????

Guppy06 August 28, 2011 at 12:23 am

And that's why the weather radio has a robot that repeats the same message over and over again. Of course, they don't have to sell ad time…

BarackMyWorld August 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence!

Hurricane Ali August 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

Busted!

BTWBFDIMHO August 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

When the floods arrive, forget about Netflix and keep Utubbing.

Jeffer August 28, 2011 at 1:08 am
Barb August 28, 2011 at 1:17 am

I was just telling your sister-in-law, Lizzie about the rainfall stats here in New Mexico. I'm sure she'd had that much rainfall since her last post. Half an inch a year is about what Michele Bachmann gets.
My heart goes out to everyone who is dealing with this storm, truly. Stay safe, please.
I hope Sorosbot is doing well.
Yes Virginia, there is an Irene and a Mr Barb.

Jeffer August 28, 2011 at 1:45 am

Half an inch with 2 Viagras and a Pee Wee world series video to fluff him up.
And yes, everyone stay safe out east please.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 1:42 am
RadioIrene August 28, 2011 at 2:04 am

Video Santorum.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 6:06 am

My thoughts exactly.

fuflans August 28, 2011 at 2:11 am

well, i just hope ron paul has a plan for this shit.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

Oh he does. No EPA no FEMA no NOAA no schools for shelter no Coast Guard and no Planned Parent hood for the extra sexing. God wanted to fuck things up so Ron Paul is not going to get in his way. Like in the 1900's. As long as guns and embryos are safe.

JackDempsey1 August 28, 2011 at 2:19 am

1. My wet/dry shop vac has died. [goddam American "craftsmanship"]
2. 3 shamwows are just not mopping up the basement floor to my satisfaction.
Can anyone recommend a sump pump installer who works fast and cheap in the Philadelphia area?

This is Angie's list, right?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Look at the bright side: it's rain that didn't fall in Texas.

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Sorry, this is Angry's list.

imissopus August 28, 2011 at 2:50 am

OT: The story is terrible, but the funniest headline on Google News right now has to be "Police: Parents Punished Dead Boy by Denying Water." Someone want to explain to me how denying him water is punishment if he's dead?

Also, of course this happened in Texas.

Negropolis August 28, 2011 at 6:24 am

Alex Whitt is oggling Peter Alexander on MSNBC, right, now. She's telling him he can turn his back to the camera if the rain is pelting him in the face, and that she doesn't mind seeing his backside. Awkward. It's been a long weekend, for sure. Too. Damned. Long.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

Sex in the rain is pretty good as long as you don't get hit by flying patio furniture.

Doktor Zoom August 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

And if you like pina coladas.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I can manage that. Thank you!

And congratulations on your new job. Remember no stabby sharp pencils left laying around and stay out of arms reach. Yes, I've been to Idaho. Bullet proof vest is not a bad fashion choice either.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

What's rugged and Irish and stays out all night?

102415 August 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Besides…. Oh, okay what?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

No, that was the question to the answer posed earlier.

Besides what?

Negropolis August 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm

An Irishman?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Wow, no, really, I guess none of y'all went to Catholic school.

What's rugged and Irish and stays out all night?
Patio furniture. Get it?

Paddy O'Furniture.

It was either that or make jokes about the priests and nuns.

Tell me you never heard "What does Father Murphy give for anal sex?"

Chet Kincaid August 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Apparently Alex Witt scuttled a SoCal singing career for the bright lights of MSNBC. A few years ago they actually had her singing with her band live in studio.

SheriffRoscoe August 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

See that's the trouble with putting eye candy in charge of reporting the news, we never hear a word they say.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

Well, I am awake , I still have power and I ate some canned meat last night, never had it before, and i have unbelievable gas, so that's going to interesting if we lose power, it will be just me, alone with my farts., in the dark.

HistoriCat August 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

Oh Lizzie – you're not supposed to eat your hurricane supplies! Save them until you are truly desperate – or to feed the cats when they start eyeing you as their next meal.

Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

I was testing it, to see what is was like! It was vile, so if we lose power all I am eating are packs of pre-cooked rice!

weejee August 28, 2011 at 10:04 am
Limeylizzie August 28, 2011 at 10:26 am

My high school used to serve something called Spam Fritters , they were large slices of spam dipped in a really greasy batter, so I never tried those and had a thing against it ever since.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

Every thing down here is fine too. A few leaves on the sidewalk. Walked the dog and I'm happy to report that the corner stores on 3rd and 4th on 2nd are doing business. My elevator is back on but the intercom is shorted out. Other than that it's over.
Lizzie, I bought a couple of nice dry sausages and some sealed Asiago. Much nicer.
As for Mr Plummer he cries too when he sees that scene.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

You could try lighting them, to read by.

SaintRond August 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

This could have been avoided entirely if girls weren't kissing each other and guys weren't having anal sex together. Fucking perverts. I wouldn't be surprised if there's an eclipse of the sun next.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

That cunt! God bless.

PuckStopsHere August 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

If this storm turns out to be not as bad as it was supposed to be, if it in fact is NOT the storm of the Century, then I want to be the first to blame President Obama for scaring everyone by quitting his round of golf at the turn and needlessly alarming America by gathering his entire disaster response team. FEMA IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUSHUN111

Biel_ze_Bubba August 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Well, to be fair, it IS the storm of the century, so far. It remains to be seen what the climate change hoax will hit us with over the next 89 years.

(You know it's a dastardly plot when the planet itself is in on the scheme: Nature is helping the scientists to get more grant money!)

flamingpdog August 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Great, so now Mother Nature is an even bigger grifter than Mama Grizzly.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Well, she's bigger than MG, so that helps.

user-of-owls August 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Yo Gabba Gabba!! TOO SOON!!

BlueStateLibel August 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

BREAKING: Damage so far: neighbor's flower pot overturned; typical flooding in New Jersey swamplands; when will lazy Union workers get out of bed to restore power?

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

This is all hilariously funny to me, since we lose power out where I live at least five times a year, usually in winter, No light, no power, no gas (except the self-produced kind), no heat, no Internet connectivity, nothing. And if it rains hard enough, we get mudslides, and sometimes they cut off access on one side. We've lost power up to five days sometimes. So far this hurricane sounds like a real let-down. Try to do better next time, East Coast.

Jukesgrrl August 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

Their earthquakes are lame, too.

DahBoner August 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Jai ho!

Breaks out in song and dance in rain…

102415 August 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Or drops house on witch and steals her shoes.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Re re re re re!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm

What the FUCK was that HORRIBLE thing? "My name is Brayden I like to dance"? Kid, if your parents had a speck of kindness in their souls, they would shoot you dead RIGHT NOW so you don't end up embarrassing the whole fucking family unto the fiftieth generation, spazzing around on YouTube like that.

Christ, Fuck this quitting drinking shit. After that downright glutinous and saccharine video, I NEED a drink~!

Warpde August 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Yes, as I sit here on a sunny afternoon in beautiful Maple Ridge, British Columbia without a care in the world I can't help but find myself continually drawn to the events on the East Coast.
While here the lawn is cut, truck is washed, bb'q heating up, cold beer in the fridge, I am drawn back to this.

Now if I had listened to my brother and been more like, what you would call a Republican, or as we call them in Canada a Harperite, this day would have been like any other.
"No thought or worry about the rest.
I got mine, get your own."

Then again. I am not my Brother.
He is a fucking idiot.

flamingpdog August 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

Damn the Founding Fathers! Couldn't even one of them have thought to insert the part about not letting idiots fuck into the Constitution. But then maybe they hoped the Second Amendment would solve the idiot problem.

Negropolis August 28, 2011 at 12:54 am

In Bloomberg's case I think the title is Minimum Mayor for Life Mike. Okay, excuse the short joke just this once; the setup was just to irresistable.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Why, does Rae-Dawn Chong have a crush on ttommy? Or on La Lolla?

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I always thought she looked a little odd. Sort of a soft Jeff Chandler. Something about her left me a little cold.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Thank you. Looks like they're having themselves some sexytime there.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I think I developed a huge crush on her when I was 9 or so. Cut her pic out of a magazine and stuck it to the inside of the cupboard door.

Sophia, Gina, and Catherine Deneuve. My personal fapfest.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Oh, yeah, I knew I forgot to run for President. WTH, there's still time!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Holly? Is that you?

not that Dewey August 29, 2011 at 1:43 am

The 90s were a helluva decade, huh?

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I am with you 2 out of 3.

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Hurry up, I don't even know you and you've got an edge on the rest just being a Wonketeer.

102415 August 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I thought you were asking about the neighbors.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

You're a funny man, ttommy.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm

That's good enough. Otherwise, we might be twins, which could get uncomfortable. :D

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm

And I don't even have to try (whimper).

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

S'Ok, 'cept for Siamese variety. Now THAT'S gotta be uncomfortable!

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

You're just feeding my huge crush on you, now.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Oh, c'mon. Try.

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 11:14 pm

You are too kind; and way too impressionable.

ttommyunger August 28, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Requires thought. Thinking is such hard work. If only I were a Republican; all that would be done for me.

MichelesPantalones August 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Also: a slut. But only in a platonic, non-slutty kinda way.

not that Dewey August 29, 2011 at 1:42 am

Damn you! Stealing my line!

ttommyunger August 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

Some of my best friends have been (and are) sluts. I myself have always striven for slut-hood, but that requires a willing woman, in my case, so: FAIL!

MichelesPantalones August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Oh, you knew Holly too, huh?

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