September 25, 2008

The “it’s not quite Friday, but almost” poem: a protein wisdom exploration of existentialism, done in free-form verse

It’s not quite Friday, but
almost. Not that there’s
anything wrong with
Thursday — if, like, you put it
     to
           good
                     use.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 7:18pm
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Comments (66)

  1. Hah! I REJECT YOUR NARRATIVE!

    But I would take some onion dip…

  2. I’m drinking too.

  3. I tried.

    Fail.

    But hey tomorrow’s Friday. I hope they cancel that stupid debate cause I’d find it something of an imposition really. I have to work early Saturday so I can have some kind of weekend after. Debates on Friday are gay. We never had them until Mr. Hopeypants and his sucky change popped up out of nowhere.

  4. A good Thursday’s almost as agreeable as a mediocre Friday.

  5. Bah. I bet you play tennis with the net down, too.

  6. It’s already Friday in my timezone.

  7. WAAAAAGGHHHH!!1!!

    Krrrazzzeeee night at the suicide hotlinez. srsly. got a tax collector, so not a total loss!!11!

    OK gotta go

  8. Put to good use?

    I just made three comments about nishi on the passing thought thread.

    I feel worthless and a waster of Thursdays…

  9. to[o] good use

    indeed

  10. Annie C. had a good one on H/C:

    Maybe Obama could just debate Biden tomorrow.

  11. If you were me, you could be wearing red Sprawl shorts right now, drinking a protein shake and realizing that in about 45 minutes, after you tuck your son in for the evening, you have to go down to the basement, don a 40 lb. vest, and do seven, 3-minute rounds of Thai boxing, before finishing with a couple resistance exercises and a round on the bench.

    All before you get to drink your first Scotch.

    But then, the war is not mine to win; so I have to concentrate on each battle. And own it.

  12. My idea of a good time on a Thursday night is clearing some back-programming off the TiVo. Two episodes of “NCIS” for fun, and an episode of “Sons of Anarchy” for crunchy, chewy, storytelling goodness.

    Last weeks episode of “SoA” was so dark that in the interest of a good night’s sleep my wife needed to watch an old game show and some “Wacked Out Sports.”

    Yes, I TiVo stuff like that too. DON’T JUDGE ME!

  13. I haven’t seen SoA yet, but I have 3 episodes on the DVR. Ditto “Fringe.” Also have a Buster Keaton movie and 10 episodes of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”

    And yet I work out. Like a sap. With peat as my reward.

  14. The Dodgers clinched it is what I heard NG say when I was in the kitchen making my last cup of green tea cause we are out of coffee cause NG didn’t order the new coffee in time. It’s a baseball thing. It’s a big deal cause she won some kind of lottery or something where she won the right to charge up $300 for tickets for games what happen later if the Dodgers clinched it. She says cokes there are $10 but they let you bring in tacos.

  15. So…tomorrow, bein’ a Friday and all, if the Dow takes a long walk off a short pier, McCain looks like a genius, a statesman with real gravitas …and Obama will be exposed for all to see as the poseur he is. Preening before cameras instead of mirrors …while practicing his condescending sneer.

    If the Dow trades sideways, then Obama gets to say to an adoring audience at Ol’ Miss, “Where the hell is McCain? I’m ready for my close-up!”

  16. OK home now, trying to unwind a bit. whew!

    Thursdays? You gotta be kidding me.

  17. That looks like a little map.

  18. I needs some scotch

  19. two words…

    Horizontal Mambo…

    Cheers all

  20. The TiVo is my filthy habit. Never took up smoking, really can’t afford to drink a lot, and crystal meth makes my face break out.

    Exercise? Do you know how many buttons I have to push on the remote every time I want to watch something?

  21. Heh. I don’t own a TIVO, or a DVR. But I do plop down on Sundays in my PSL seat at LP Field.

    Am I missing anything, really?

  22. TV is the greatest.

  23. I don’t even own a TV. I just watch other people’s TVs.

  24. I say O! is trailer trash. Denounce whatever

  25. But I got like 4 PCs, which I guess is too many

  26. So 3 “count them” 3 Senators are losers!

    Except Joey he’s just stupid.

  27. But then, the war is not mine to win; so I have to concentrate on each battle. And own it.

    So, in effect, you end up choosing your battles.

    Knowing, indeed self-selecting, what Bill Buckley meant by epistemological optimism.

  28. I liked O!’s speech. He says nothing with NUANCE.

  29. I dunno about you guys—but I’m feeling a distinct lack of armadillo-dancing in this establishment.

    Can I get an amen?

    (That’s right, Jeff; I’m presuming on your right to blog about whatever you feel like! Bwaa-ha-ha!)

  30. O! is a RACIST. Mrs. O! is on the couch telling me this in PA.

  31. Buckley..’swinishiness’.

    How could he have known?

  32. Igor.

    Igor knew too.

  33. Mrs. O! does Oprah. Chitown machine rolls on.

  34. @30 People here are surprised to see ‘em at all.

  35. I was just about to turn in with a good book, when I realized Oregon was whuppin’ USC.

    I might have to watch a little bit of that.

  36. “Lohrke contends the 13-pound terrier attacked his mastiff and that his 130-pound dog was only defending itself.”

  37. “Leave mastiff alone!”

    Probably thought he was scratching a flea or something.

    Why kill a dog for being a dog?

  38. Nobody anywhere should be surprised to see an armadillo.

    Except maybe on Saturn. Or here on a Friday night.

    As for 13-pound terriers attacking 130-pound mastiffs, only someone who’s never been acquainted with a 13-pound terrier could possibly disbelieve that. Terriers have attitude in inverse proportion to brain size.

  39. “If you take a known vicious animal, a large dog into a dog park where people, kids and pets are wandering around peacefully without a leash, without a muzzle, isn’t the natural and probable consequence that somebody or somebody is going to get hurt?”

    Is it just me, or did anyone else want to say that to the silly fellow Jeff corrected recently?

  40. Yeah B Moe, the USC game is good.

    I can’t wait to see my Bulldogs play UCLA Saturday.

    Man! I wish it was Friday so the game was tomorrow!

  41. Mastiff, oh mastiff.

    Stinky pyramids.

    Daily, with glory.

    Stinky, heavy glory.

  42. So, question for the ‘dillo -

    W, magnificent bastard? Or no?

    Hmmm.

    Excuse me, I have to go get more Reynolds Wrap. Sudden craving, not sure why. . .

  43. There’s just too much info out there.

    Which is why I appreciate Jeff’s opinion.

    Is it my narcissism, that leads me to Jeff’s opinion?

    I should like to think this web presence is as close to my own as I will know.

    Hence, my (shockingly low) direct contributions via the link on the upper left.

  44. Somebody say something about putting on a vest?

    What about those “eye-tights-shorts-expandedspandex” from the video? Can we market those in a ‘pw’ context?

    I mean, they may be like, the next hypercolor sensation?

    Do you remember?

    Hypercolor?

  45. A cage-match at The White House today with scratching and hair-pulling. Tonight I left Senator Dodd (D-CT) a message on his phone calling him a shame and a disgrace to his office, what with his sweetheart loan, Fannie Mae political payoffs, and commitment to communism. What’s not to like about Thursday?

  46. Pete who?

  47. Pete’s the black cat at the vet’s office. Penelope is the white one.

  48. in other news, I’m looking forward to Monday and having some time off finally and maybe doing something other than biking exercise wise. probably pilates.

  49. Canada appears to be working on Thursday night

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5200

    U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today released an updated comprehensive investigation into the financial and political activities employed by charitable and environmental organizations claiming to be non-partisan

  50. “If you were me, you could be wearing red Sprawl shorts right now, drinking a protein shake and realizing that in about 45 minutes, after you tuck your son in for the evening, you have to go down to the basement, don a 40 lb. vest, and do seven, 3-minute rounds of Thai boxing, before finishing with a couple resistance exercises and a round on the bench.

    All before you get to drink your first Scotch.

    But then, the war is not mine to win; so I have to concentrate on each battle. And own it.”

    I don’t have to Thai box. However, do I ever get enough time in the ol’ body armor. And I don’t even get any Scotch. Or to tuck my kids in… Dang, now I have gone and made myself sad.

  51. Off-Topic: I’ve just noticed that it appears ATT–or something–is blocking conservative sites. It started about 20 minutes ago. Ace, Hot Air, Powerline, Brussels Journal, Patterico, Melanie Phillips,

    This site may be next.

  52. Hey, here’s a thought Jeff: You could stop playing the crypto-racist victim card for the rest of the weekend.

    Wouldn’t that be refreshing?

  53. ..and then one day you find
    ten years have got behind you
    no one told you when to run
    you missed the starting gun..*

    It occured to me that there are 522 Thursdays in each 10-year bloc.

    Now, I’ll look forward to the next one.

  54. Richard Wright died last Monday.

    No more Thursdays for him.

  55. I have always hated existentialism.

  56. Not quite Friday? I’m going back to bed.

  57. Is it a problem that I am probably going to black out tonight before 12?

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  59. I don’t have to Thai box. However, do I ever get enough time in the ol’ body armor. And I don’t even get any Scotch. Or to tuck my kids in… Dang, now I have gone and made myself sad.

    Soon enough, eh MAJ John?  And when you get back, the first one’s on me.  If you wander out near the Fox River.

  60. Last night was a wonder. Got the bar racked so my skinny ass legs could do some squats with more than my fat ass body when my wife screamed like someone had stabbed her. Ran upstairs and lo and behold, the hard drive on her computer crashed. I spent four hours trying to boot a live cd to see if I could get in at all, no dice and another couple of hours looking for the dell cds so I can buy a new HD and reinstall and restore from backup. Oh, the backup? Five months old.

    I figure I’ll buy a new HD today and send the other one out to get recovered for a couple of hundred bucks.

    So, Mozy or Carbonite? Or do I buy a desktop NAS?

  61. But my suggestion would be either a press that surrenders the pretense of objectivity all together, or….

    It would be nice if the “Journalists” actually knew anything about objectivity to begin with – you know, like having a base in science, math, philosophy…or at least a non-revisionist “major” in the area upon which they are reporting. Otherwise, it’s just “garbage out”. They’ll never surrender that.

    [Thursday? I haven't even turned loose of the whole freaking previous week just yet - plus, my OS won't let me see the comment window enough to "submit" when the comment section gets to a certain length. So this is what you get, you bastards.]

  62. #51 Topsecretk9

    You should post that at the pub.

  63. I think a lot of those “environmental groups” are working to shut down Canadian oil production and block our importation of Canadian oil. They really hate us for some reason.

  64. It is good, Thank you for sharing, but also compared with the Chinese poetry a gap

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