YOU TOOK TOO MUCH MAN TOO MUCH TOO MUCH  9:36 am September 10, 2012

Old Handsome Joe Biden Just Messing With Us Now

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

This was Bat CountryWe were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.

Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

[AP]

 

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OurHoboSenator September 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

I just want it noted that this picture was taken in Seaman, Ohio.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

Seaman, Ohio. They put the dumpster in…

Allmighty_Manos September 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

The Onion becomes reality.

ChernobylSoup September 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

Thank god for the Secret Service.

I reckon Joe could hold his own against those two bikers, but the rest of the bar might be a challenge.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

Meh, Paul Ryan once beat up a bar full of bikers — or at least that's the story he's sticking to.

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

He can't do real bar brawls any more because of his back. His back's real bad, y'know? Now he'll just take on a couple of guys in the parking lot.

Dashboard Buddha September 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Uh oh…I don't think Joe's gonna get a nice bear hug from the two dudes.

PhilippePetain September 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

Nah nah, man, I don't think you understand 1%er culture; they were simply about to haggle over who gets seconds and who has to do the first foot long rail of speed off her back.

Texan_Bulldog September 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

That biker on the right doesn't look too happy Handsome Joe is feeling up his woman.

ManchuCandidate September 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

They both don't.

Biker 1: He's touching your woman. You want me to cut him?
Biker 2: No, I'll give him 3 steps for the door then I'm gonna smash him with a pool cue.
/cue "Bad To The Bone"

UW8316154 September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

"Three Steps For The Door" is a Skynrd anthem – probably not Joe's base.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Dude drives a Camaro. I think it's in his comfort zone.

Carrabuda September 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

Actually, I have it on good authority that "Gimme Three Steps" is a call for non-violence. Supposedly (per my redneck husband) it was written to urge belligerent meatheads (often rednecks) not to have bar fights.

MosesInvests September 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

The original Lynyrd Skynyrd was pretty liberal, actually-songs like "Things Goin' On", "The Ballad of Curtis Lowe". They mixed rock, country and blues to come up with their sound, and their message was, "yeah, we're white Southerners, and we're proud, but that doesn't mean we're ignorant, racist trash." When they reformed with Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny and some of the survivors of the plane crash, it was the '80's, Raygun was president, and it was cool to be an ignorant racist again. Sigh.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Oh, wait a minute, Mister
I didn't even kiss her
Don't want no trouble with you
And I know you don't owe me
But I wish you would let me
Ask one favor from you

Oh, won't you give me three steps
Gimme three steps, Mister
Gimme three steps towards the door
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps, Mister
And you'll never see me no more, for sure

MosesInvests September 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

…and I'm a-tellin' you son, that it ain't no fun,
Starin' straight down a .44.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

Also, it cracks me up that the girl's name is Linda Lou.

CarolinaStewPie September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

Looks to me like the young dude on the left is giving Joe the eye, and wondering when it's his turn! Tickle ME, JOE!

JohnnyQuick September 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Notice what that guy is wearing: His vest says "President","Ordained Minister" on the left, and then "Troll" on the right.

Replace "Minister" with "Bishop" and he's got the same titles President Romney would have.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

He does look a bit unhappy, but I figured that it was because he was apprehensive about the contents of the Baggie in his pocket.

rickmaci September 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

If VPOTUS is in the room, she ain't your woman. That's just how it is with the biker hierarchy thing.

horsedreamer_1 September 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Biden is restoring the honor & dignity of the office as hasn't been seen since Levi Morton.

NYNYNYjr September 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love it– what a shot — the twos guys are making eye contact like 'can we take this guy and the secret service' what a classic.

ChernobylSoup September 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

Did the VP caravan pull a Jerry Reed on the way out?

Oblios_Cap September 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

Where are Joe's hands? WHERE ARE THEY?!?!

mrpuma2u September 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

Who knew Joe was into scooter trash?

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

I wondered that myself.
Zoomed the picture up to 400. Couldn't find his hands, unless that's one of them on the biker's leg.

ThankYouJeebus September 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

See Mitt Romney? This is how you connect with people.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

Mitt doesn't have a lot of experience with "reverse cowgirl."

rickmaci September 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

Rafalka libel.

thatsitfortheother1 September 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

My nose just did an impression of an espresso machine.

1stNewtontheMoon September 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

there's not enough Purell in the world for Mitt to get anywhere near that crew.

ManchuCandidate September 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

Pee… pul? Mittbot knows not what you say.

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

The only connecting Mittbot does is via RJ-45.

thedeathofirony September 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

SCSI

caitifty September 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I was thinking 300 baud serial – there's no other way to explain the lag.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

"Rest assured that if I wanted to look at poor people, I'd do so through a powerful telescope." — C. Montgomery Burns

HempDogbane September 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

A chicken in every pot and a lapdance in every garage?

BoatOfVelociraptors September 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

I thought it was a trans-am.

eggsacklywright September 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Certainly not a 70's vintage front-wheel drive Caddy convertible.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

A pair of them, at that.

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

'67 Corvette libel!

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

Is the 67 Corvette the one with the split back windshield?
[liking vintage cars = my only non-girlie characteristic]

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Apparently the split window was '63 but JB's 'vette is a convertible so no fixed rear window anyway.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

"a trans-am"

With the big phoenix [?] painted on the hood.

ChillBill September 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

God, I love this motherfucker (and for all the reasons people hate him).

Chet Kincaid_ September 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

Nobody actually hates him, they have just tried to manufacture an image of him as a buffoon that is as realistic to his accomplishments as the idea that Obama is a moron who can't talk without a teleprompter.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

As is so often the case, The Onion has lapped reality.
There's an article supposedly written by Paul Ryan, titled somethng like, "Admit it, I scare the crap out of you": http://www.theonion.com/articles/admit-it-i-scare
It was seriously creeping me out, with stuff like:
"How scared are you that I can convince people I’m right? Because I’m good at it. The American people love that shit. They love it. Hell, I get Democrats to vote for me even if my policies make zero sense when it comes to their livelihoods."
Then I got to this part:
"just wait until I absolutely wipe the floor with Joe Biden in the vice presidential debates. Don’t think for a second that I don’t know you’re terrified of us facing off, because in the back of your mind you know it could be a bloodbath up there."
And I actually did a snorty laugh.
I thought, "Get over yourself, Rapey-Eyes! You might charm the racists and the dumber one-third of horny women, but if you're dumb enough to think you're a match for Joe Biden, those debates really WILL be a bloodbath!"

Chet Kincaid_ September 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Ryan outsmarted himself with the universally-acknowledged cavalcade of lies in his convention speech. That is great ammunition for Biden. And as Joe proved in his convention speech by personally going after Romney about their respective fathers and the auto industry, Biden will not hesitate to take Ryan over his knee.

BerkeleyBear September 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Yeah, it will be kind of interesting as to whether Joe goes old man v. kid (spanking) or old man v. punk (straight jabs to the face followed by an uppercut) against Ryan. Either way, I don't think Paul has a clue what he's about to get into.

metamarcisf September 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

eggsacklywright September 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

"As your lawyer, I advise you to tell me where you put the drugs."

GeorgiaBurning September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

Bad craziness

Ducksworthy September 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

Ha Ha! Lets see you top this Paul Ryan.

Kid_Charlemagne September 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

He just wants to give her a 2 wheel pony ride.

Toomush_Infer September 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

Where are his colors????….

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

You can take the boy out of the Trans Am, but you can't take the Trans Am out of the boy. And now I want to be in the car with Rebecca S Thompson. Good Chirst.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

I know, right? I want to be the Samoan attorney.

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

OZA is the subject of my most favoritest paragraph HST ever wrote. I also like how he never died, he just vanished.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

Out with it, then. I met HST, I was such the earnest young geek, I went to all the ostentatiously intellecutalist lecturey events back at Gainesville, before the flood.

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

Um, WHAT? WHAT? Why why why why are you just telling me this now? Of all the words to put together in a sentence "I met HST" should always be your first choice.

arduinohacker September 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

I "met" HST. Stopped at the Amoco station in Aspen. There was a Jeep up on the lift with four bent wheels. I'm thinking … could it be? …. Naaah, but when I walked back into the front office, I noticed a guy, hunkered down in a third-world squat, with aviator sunglasses, mumbling like a schitzoiphrenic. The Man.

MilwaukeeKent September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hell, I'd settle for being the Okie hitchhiker who "Hot Damn!…Never rode in a convertible before!" — you know, the one with the admirably shaped skull.

ManchuCandidate September 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

Like a true common child
He was born, born to be wild
He can act so high
His legend will never die

Joe Biden's wild
Joe Biden's wild

pinkocommi September 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

Of course, the equivalent photo of a Republican politician would involve an underage rent boy.

Oblios_Cap September 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

Joe is, after all, a professional…

prommie September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

You know pretty much each and every one of us all only comes here to write/pretend like we are HST, Becky Goodhead. Damn its almost meta to actually ADMIT it.

MosesInvests September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Becky Prettyhead, actually.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

Gutkopf just doesn't have the same ring…

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

Nicehead, too.

kittensdontlie September 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

My mind is now blown.

My mind on HST.

Chet Kincaid_ September 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

Gary Trudeau's blatant, no-value-added theft of his persona as "Uncle Duke" pre-ruined HST for me.

Spurning Beer September 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

I didn't think Harry S Truman was really that into drug culture.

Ducksworthy September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

If that was Paul Ryan behind her, I'd advise her to check for puncture wounds in her neck and to have herself tested for herpes.

DerrickWildcat September 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

he really shouldn't be messin' with Smitty's Old Lady.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

Hunter S Editrix?

sbj1964 September 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

What is the difference between a Harley Davidson,and a Eureka vacuum cleaner?The placement of the Dirt Bag.

thatsitfortheother1 September 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

Regular boots and biker boots?

Regular boots have the crap on the outside.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

Somehow, I'm thinking Uncle Joe can afford a better looking lapdancer…

Oblios_Cap September 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

It's still better than Jimmy Swaggart could manage.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

Frances Swaggart

Jill Biden

Yes, but Joe already has a smokin' hot lapdancer available.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

Joe is making me wanna go buy one of those retro camaros. I did always want to have me a bitchin' camaro, so I could drive to the Bahamas.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

Bahamas? Why think small? I want to drive it to Hawaii!

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Did I get that wrong? Well, it was on purpose, yeah, thats the ticket, I purposely said it that way, for ironic effect, yeah, thats it. Its an obliquely fractured Paul Ryan pathological liar reference.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

No, you got it perfectly right.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

My sister lives 3 doors down from Leggets, the sand bar referred to.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

"Did I get that wrong? Well, it was on purpose, yeah, thats the ticket"

I *meant* to do that!" — Pee Wee Herman

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

I think that is a fantastic idea. You could have DrGonzo on your hand made license plate and forget about the motorcycle thing. Wouldn't wanna break anything.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

OMG now I gotta find out if thats available!

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

I do think that something Yossarian-related would be more "me" as far as the license plate. You know in the end, Catch-22 shaped whatever the fuck I am more than anything, that and Cats Cradle.

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

Oh Lord. You are ever so earnest, and no matter what people say you were not on the plane when it crashed, I understand. I'll be DrGonzo then, suits me just fine.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

Poor Doc Daneeka.

starfanglednut September 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

I was once interviewed by a recruiter for the federal government, who asked me to name my favorite book. I hemmed and hawed for quite sometime, trying not to say Catch 22.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

Kinda like saying "By the way, I am pathologically cynical and regard all bureaucracies as mindless idiotic criminal soul-crushing clusterfucks, so please hire me to work in your bureaucracy."

Carrabuda September 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

I like the expression on the guy at left. He's clearly lookin' at Smitty like, "Dude, I *know.* WTF?!?!"

Oblios_Cap September 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

Here's the article, if you missed it:

SEAMAN, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden cozied up with a female biker during a stop today at Cruisers Diner.

The Associated Press snapped this photo of the vice president sitting behind a female biker while he talked with her and two other male bikers looked on.

According to the campaign, the bikers were part of a group called the “Shadowmen,” but there were no other details on who the female biker was or what sparked the conversation between her and the vice president, because the pool had been escorted out of the diner before the encounter.

A second AP photo showed Biden grabbing the female biker’s shoulders.

When Biden entered the diner, he approached three diners seated at a counter and asked if he they’d lend him one of their motorcycles, according to the pool report.

“Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don’t let me ride anymore,” Biden said.

“Probably not,” Jeff Cook, one of the diners, said.

The vice president responded laughing, “Probably not.”

Lucidamente1 September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

"Do you want me to show you a really big fucking deal, darlin'?"

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

OK now, make my life complete with some Joe Heller references, Rebecca! I will just be sitting here in this tree, naked, waiting.

eggsacklywright September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

"I see everything twice!"

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

His name is Yossarian, mom.

MosesInvests September 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Ou sont les Niegeons d'antan?

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 11:49 am

Yeah, it's not like Major Major Major Major writes here or anything.

fartknocker September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

If the biker's old lady is like the women I watch on Sons of Anarchy, they can kick their old man's ass and mop the floor with Joe.

Terry September 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

Yeah, don't let her get her hands on a skateboard, for sure.

UW8316154 September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

Guy on the left is Kinda Impressed: "Handsome Joe's got game!"

Dude on the right is sure what's going on: " Mah ol' lady is flirtin' with a Suit. Should I be getting pissy about this?"

StarsUponThars September 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

Where can one get that shit?

StarsUponThars September 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

how good are your chemistry skills?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdO3YzXNkQ

StarsUponThars September 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

found a source, not sure how reliable:
http://www.abchomeopathy.com/shop.php

glasspusher September 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

Not that hard. Dehydration of ethanol using a small amount of sulfuric acid as a catalyst. Dean-Stark trap, condenser, round bottom flask.

UW8316154 September 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

Suck sour eggs, Paul Ryan. Handsome Joe is *ours*!!

ChernobylSoup September 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

A VP Hillary would not have done anything so crass.

actor212 September 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

But oh man, if she had…

CthuNHu September 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

I can see the tabloid headlines now…

Hillary Shacks Up With Meth-Dealing Biker In Sturgis
Bill: "Yeah, I Kinda Had That Coming"

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

So, are we talking:
a) Hillary sitting on a (male) biker's lap?
b) A biker sitting on Hillary's lap?
c) Hillary sitting on Joe Biden's lap?

Mapmonger September 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

All of them, Katie.

SigDeFlyinMonky September 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

While the Tea Party whackaloons keep painting Barbra Streisand portraits.

sewollef September 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Tell me this, what Vice-President do you all know that would drink out of a straw? A straw.

Pussy.

Come on, this picture is a fake. A fake I tell you… the straw is a dead-giveaway.

TootsStansbury September 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

Goddamnit I just blew a snot bubble at that shit.

FNMA September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

Poor bastard. Wait 'till he sees the bats.

glasspusher September 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

No point in telling him about them, he'll find out soon enough.

OneYieldRegular September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

It's never a bad idea to get the biker vote.

mrblifil September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

I think she was the first Miss Buffalo Chip.

eggsacklywright September 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

Or runner-up for Ms Sturgis.

el_donaldo September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

If you get into the ether, I'll want to hear about it.

glasspusher September 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

How luminiferous of you.

MadBrahms September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

The AP link doesn't work. Which I assume is in error, though I can understand boycotting them after their "factcheck" of Obama's convention speech. (FACT: The AP no longer knows what a factcheck is!)

MozakiBlocks September 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

Literally!

John Birf Society September 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

"That's why I love these biker chicks. I keep gettin' slower. They keep staying in the same gear."

gullywompr September 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

All right all right all right!

Terry September 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

That photo should be considered to be the visual definition of the term "Stink Eye".

dennis1943 September 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

She would probably eat him alive…….just sayin'……..

Limeylizzie September 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

Joey Biden, how much do I truly love him!

starfanglednut September 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I'd sit on his lap, fer sure.

rickmaci September 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

LMAO. No doubt which guy is the alpha male of the group in that photo.

Barrelhse September 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

That? Oh, I've got a rock in my pocket..

ttommyunger September 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

Trix let Joey drive? As I tweeted when I first saw this pix: I just know a turn signal is blinking and not an intersection in sight for miles…BTW, that place looks way to clean and well-lit to be a biker bar. I'll email "Becca an inside shot of Mulligans. I report, you decide. /Users/thomasunger/Desktop/IMG_0079.JPG

Oblios_Cap September 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

Joe would never expect his wife to be a prop with the bikers like old man McCain.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Old Man McCain should have let daughter Megan be the biker prop; I have a feeling that would have made him a LOT more popular with them.

JohnnyQuick September 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

Apparently Dr. Jill can hang with Joe's Rolling Thunder Tour, to a point: Whoa, Joe.

Dashboard Buddha September 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

Actually, she's not sitting on Joe's lap.

Dashboard Buddha September 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

Joe seems to be saying, "Wow…women in leather chaps. I mean, I never…wow…I just never thought of that before."

PinkoPopulist September 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

I'm pretty sure those 2 biker dudes would have kicked the crap outta Joe Biden had it not been for the Secret Service presence…at least that's how I read their facial expressions.

Jimmyone September 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

He's thinking "I love the smell of biker chicks in the morning". Ok…I was thinking that.

Steverino247 September 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

At least Joe's family jewels are in the United States…

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

The younger of the two biker men? Guy on the left wearing a sleeveless gray T-shirt?
Look at the expression on his face.
He is SO IN LOVE with Joe.

DahBoner September 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

a pint of raw either

Just a pint?

Frugal Chemistry…

RuinedLiver September 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

I'm going to be putting Joe on the back of my bike and heading for Sturgis.

Janinthepan September 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I was at Biden's speech Saturday in Athens, OH, where he fondly remembered getting escorted out of a Ohio University Women's dorm back in 1963.

lloydstool September 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

"Two words, Babe: Free Abortions!"

BTWBFDIMHO September 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

"Do you want me to show you a really big fucking deal, darlin'?" https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-apiUGiGlYAw/UE

rickmaci September 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Love the biker chic's reaaaaalllllly happy smile. I guess you spend most of your life with a guy named Troll on one side of you and another named Slic on the other side and then one day you find yourself in a roadhouse sitting on the lap of way cool and smooth Joe Biden whose main ride is Air Force 2 and he whispers something in your ear that starts your eyes twinkling because he just made you feel like Miss America and even while it's happening you get this great big smile because you know your life is never going to be any better than that moment but you don't care because at least you had that moment.

Walkinwiddaking September 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

A political picture which makes a Politician (The Vice President of U.S.), look more evil and lurid than the two wannabee Hells Angels. I gotta say, brilliant.

vice President

glamourdammerung September 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I am so curious about what is actually going on in that picture and who is behind Biden (you can only see part of their arm).

Veritas78 September 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

That is one of the most interesting photos of the year. There's a lot to look at, it's well composed while still un-posed, it invites curiosity about the participants, and it makes you wonder what happened next.

lulzmonger September 11, 2012 at 6:59 am

Oh for a loaf of bread, a pint of ether, & thou …

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Just got to say "hi" while he signed my book. Not like we tripped and spent three days hallucinating and writing the great american novel together only to burn it in the fireplace when a bout of paranoia struck us and we became convinced the manuscript was going to murder us. I got Abbie Hoffman to write a note addressed to my parents, telling them not to worry about me because, as the note said "He has joined us."

I lost all this shit, of course.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

In Saturday Night Special they call for throwing all handguns in the sea, before some old fool come around here, and put a bullet in you or me, so being the only pro gun-control southern boogie rock band, that makes them pretty liberal.

starfanglednut September 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

Teh awesome!

FakaktaSouth September 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

I bet I could have gotten him to let me shoot one of his guns. Or maybe just let me ride off into the desert with him until he realized I was actually really there. As it is, I am impressed with anyone who has been in his rarefied air space. You're old.

MosesInvests September 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

Forgot about that one. I grew up in J-ville, and I remember seeing "Leonard Skinner Realty" signs when I was a kid. (Leonard Skinner was a gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, and once had Ronny Van Zant and the other boys suspended for having long hair. As a joke, they called the band "Lynyrd Skynyrd", and their debut album was called "Pronounced leh-nerd skin-ner". By that time, Skinner was a realtor, and they put a pic of one of his signs on the album cover, complete with phone number. Skinner used to get a lot of calls from stoned rednecks.)

prommie September 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

Now tell us about The Outlaws!

starfanglednut September 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

Indeed. To make matters worse, she herself was in the army. So I would have been expressing my disdain for the military as an instrument of war as well.

MoeDeLawn September 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

I read it once while IN the army (after having read it on my own, and twice more in Lit classes before getting drafted). That was a very upsetting experience leavened only by sweet Turkish hasish.

prommie September 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

My father had been telling me genuine WWII snafu stories for years before I read it. Mostly though he told me about how they could brew hootch out of anything, absolutely anything with sugar in it. And did.

sullivanst September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

He really did have problems.

tessiee September 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I'm sorry to break this to you, but that was NOT Hunter Thompson.
It was his evil twin brother, the Dalai Lama.
Google images of them and you'll see I'm right.

horsedreamer_1 September 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Paul will outrun him.

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