Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! It's starting to look like we have a lot to be thankful for in the political world this year. Yay! Hopefully, things are going as well for each of you personally! :)

For those not in the celebratory spirit, let me ask the following:

1. Do you really have a favorite color or does your choice of a favorite color depend on what is being colored? Blue for this... brown for that... green for that other thing.

2. What is your favorite word apart from the meaning of the word?

3. Isn't it interesting that some music can calm you while other music makes your blood pump? What is your favorite song in each category?

4. Why aren't conservatives using the ballot process to get blue state Colorado to split its electoral votes proportionally?

5. It's funny. The NFL just did a game in Mexico City. The leftist ESPN announcers were all but cheering for the crowd to boo during the American anthem. They didn't... they cheered. It's the same way they turned a handful of anthem protestors into a vast movement that was growing each week even as their numbers shrank. It should come as no surprise that ESPN's outside watchdog has reported that ESPN has moved far left in their coverage. In response, an ESPN anchor actually said, "It's not about being left or right, it's about being correct." Yeah, no bias there.

6. Speaking of the left... the NFL turned Monday's game into a bit of "Americans and Mexicans are like brothers" theater. Yet, the left hates the NFL. Disney presents a happy inclusive view of history as well. Yet, the left hates Disney. Isn't that interesting? The left hates companies that present an inclusive view of the world.



tryanmax said...

1. Black - goes with everything, doesn't require a lot of thought. In my design work, I'm partial to white layouts, however. Probably just because clean is on-trend right now. Beyond that, project needs typically dictate color schemes, so favorites don't have a play.

2. I can't name a favorite word. Different words strike me as fascinating from day-to-day. I love all language and, like with color, different occasions call for different words. That said, I find myself using the word "definitely" a lot.

3. My blood-pump song is always in rotation. It has to be somewhat new in order to excite me. My current blood-pump song is Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy. My cool-down song for ages has been Riders On The Storm by The Doors.

Also, here's a cool song I recently discovered. (I love covers.)

4. I don't know, but they're idiots for not.

5-6. Not really questions, so I'm just gonna leave it.

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, I think it's funny that humans are obsessed with "what is your favorite" and ranking things like movies and the such. The more I think about it, the more it really depends on what you are doing.

My oldest LOVES Fall Out Boy. My biggest blood-pumping songs is probably Thunderstruck by AC/DC. Riders of the Storm is great! Very calming!

On 4, I don't know either. I don't get it. This is one time they could steal 3-4 electoral votes they will never get.

BevfromNYC said...

Btw, sorry I have been missing for a few day. Been starting in full Thanksgiving mode! Just starting the process of baking pies...

So - 1. Hmmm, favorite colors. That's a hard one. I like all colors equally 'cause I'm not an anti-colorist.

Here's a question. What color is Tuesday? What color is the letter "B" to you? I know that sounds crazy, but there is a condition called "synesthesia" in which people "see" concepts in terms of colors generally things in a sequence - numbers, letters, days of the week, months etc.

2. My favorite word is "No!". I say it frequently to Liberals... and favorite part of a word -ish. Just because it tempers adjectives so they're not so "Stop being so stupid-ish". See you're not really calling someone "stupid" which would be very rude, just "stupid-ish" which of not, right?

I will continue later, gotta take the cookies out of the oven.

ArgentGale said...

1. I tend to favor black, blue, and silver in various combinations. They tend to go together quite well, though I'm going to show a bit of my gaming geekery by mentioning that it was Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII that really sold the black and silver combination in particular.

2. Can't really think of one, sorry.

3. I've got a few for each, but my main pump-up song (especially in the "Don't f*ck with me!" sense) is Jotun by In Flames while, going back to gaming again, The Illusive Man's theme from Mass Effect 2 has become my big calm down theme.

4. The usual self-sabotaging instinct, I suppose, combined with a likely fear of Democratic demagoguery, such as what happened when they tried it legislatively in Virginia. Never mind the way the Democrats have stacked the deck in California, that it could be marketed well, and they don't really have much to lose in Colorado.

5 and 6. All I can say is that I'm not really surprised by either at this point.

- Daniel

Anthony said...

1. Blue. The color of the sky on a good day, jeans (the best thing ever invented) and the sea.

2. I'm sure there is a word I tend to use, but I don't know what it is.

3. I don't listen to music to get pumped up, I put it on to give my ears something to do :) .

4. No idea.

5. It's cool that the Mexicans cheered.

6. Disney tends to run into trouble with both fringes. That is why they cry themselves to sleep every night on a mattress stuffed with money.

Critch said...

Radar Love by Golden Earring makes me drive does Highway to Hell by AC/DC. Gordon Lightfoot calms me down. Oddly, the Ramones also calm me down..I like fall colors...especially the oranges and reds....

LL said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Today (Black Friday) is your day to crowd into the shopping malls and add to the frenzy to save the economy...if you dare.

Anthony said...

Fidel Castro is dead. Took long enough. Unfortunately his brother is still alive and in power but half a loaf...

AndrewPrice said...

RIP Ron Glass

No RIP for Castro.

AndrewPrice said...

From the "super bad loser" category...

1. Jill Stein the supposed Green candidate is demanding a recount in three states Trump won. She's hoping to sway the election for Hillary. Who know the Green Party was an arm of Clinton, Inc.?

Anyways, Clinton is trying to join this without appearing to back it.

2. Elizabeth Fake Indian Warren wants an investigation into Trump's "chaotic transition." LOLOLOLOL! What in the word makes her think the Congress has any power to investigate that? Oh right, she's a sore loser.


BevfromNYC said...

Yeah, interesting how Clinton has joined in Stein's demand with $$$...cue "sexist" something. Yeah, Warren just sets wen back by being stupid.

BevfromNYC said...

Trump on Castro..."Castro is dead!"...Carter, Obama, Pelosi all hailed Castro as a leader who loved his people. Which one is fact?

BevfromNYC said...

"Wen" = women

ArgentGale said...

I can't say I'm sorry to see Castro go myself, and I was wondering if you were going to comment on Stein and the recounts, Andrew. It doesn't look like it's going to go anywhere or change anything but it does say a lot about how poorly they take losses, doesn't it?

Kit said...

re Castro: I hope his conversion to Catholicism was genuine. I just think it was about as genuine as Jill Stein's recount push.

By the way, Pelosi didn't praise Castro. Quite the opposite, actually:

Kit said...

Obama's statement on Castro's death was bland as anything that has come from his Administration.

Trudeau's statement was a joke.

Kit said...

By the way, if anyone wants a decent, late-19th century horror story, try Arthur Machen's novella, The Great God Pan.

Critch said...

Our last day of Deer Season was this past Tuesday. For one reason or another I haven't been able to go hunting this year...until Tuesday afternoon...I got a nice young my November has been pretty good. I went to a school here in the Ozarks that let us out the first week of Deer Season...(don't worry, we went the requisite number of days per our legislators). In the mid 80s the school district hired a new superintendent who decided that Deer Season would no longer be counted as holidays and that any student who didn't show up for school would be punished....our school board fired his over-educated butt and things got back to normal. Actually, most of the county is gravel roads and national forest so it was mainly done for safety. NEWSFLASH!: Castro is still dead.

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