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17 Weeks Is Like Halloween For Me

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What is my costume this Halloween?

A middle-aged white guy watching the NFL Red Zone Channel. I even showered for the occasion.

Now get off my lawn you damn kids.

Actually, the Trick-or-Treating ritual is rather a comical one for the kkk household. The better half mills around the front door desperately looking for people approaching our front porch. When someone does, she opens the door and hurriedly throws the candy in each of their buckets. It’s quite comical; I’d compare it to the pit crew at a NASCAR race.

This year we got a 30-pack of candy bars at Sam’s Club for this Halloween. Out of the six previous years we’ve been at the kkk manor, we have only had one year in which we came close to getting 30 trick-or-treaters. Most years we’re lucky to get 10 visitors, which is odd because I know we’ve got more kids in the neighborhood than that. Oh well. Just more calories for me to consume afterward. Of course, whenever I eat any of this candy during the 6 pm – 8 pm trick-or-treating window, the better half throws a fit. Yeah, like we’re going to get a rush of 20 kids from 7:45 pm – 8 pm.

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October 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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Out Of My District

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So earlier today I watched District 9.

This has an 8+ rating on IMDB and was nominated for best picture? LOL.

Waaaaaay overrated.

If you don’t know what this movie is about, well here you go.

I’m not sure what’s overrated more — this or “Children of Men.” I’ll probably go with “District” because it was up for a “Best Picture” award.

With all that said, I will admit I liked the fact you didn’t get much of a backstory with the aliens. Where did they come from? Why were they here? None of that is really explained, and I think it made the movie better that way. You got to make your own conclusions. Didn’t quite back the same punch as the open-ended “Did evil win or lose?” question in the “Exorcist,” but it was perfectly acceptable.

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October 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

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When Did Politics Ever Become Civil?

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So, as usual, I’m starting to hear about how this election cycle’s crop of attack ads and all that are making this the WORST TIME IN AMERICAN POLITICS EVER FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE. Of course it’s always interesting to note this whining typically takes place when Republicans look to win/retain seats, or ads like “black churches will buuuuurn if Republicans are elected” typically get ignored by Medium-Large Media’s critiques, but I digress.

Whenever I start hearing this crap, I ask the question, “When was politics ‘civil’?” It’s rhetorical, of course.

Oh, yeah. The point of this entry. I found this video and laughed. And to think the video’s producers didn’t even include the smear merchants going after Andrew Jackson’s wife or Honest Abe.

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October 29, 2010 at 10:18 am

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Greed = Good; Questionable Ad Placement = Bad

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In my state this year there’s a Senate election in which the Republican *gasp* has a very good chance to win.

This of course means the political ads are running fast and furious.

I mentioned this a few days ago, but I need to give an update.

There is this one radio ad running seemingly nonstop on my local HATE RADIO~!!! station. I can’t find an audio clip, but it’s one of those “let’s throw everything up against the wall and see if any of it sticks” last-gasp measures. Here’s some more info on the ad, which features a sound clip from Gordon Gekko saying, “Greed is good” a bunch.

Here’s someone else talking about this ad.

Here in Pennsylvania, the National Education Association has saturated the airwaves with an ad comparing GOP senatorial candidate Pat Toomey to the infamous fictitious Gordon Gekko, complete with dubbed clips of actor Michael Douglas’ line “Greed is good”. It’s a slick ad-very well produced. And it’s a political hatchet job, pure and simple.

So you see, I’m NOT making this up.

Anyway, when I first hearing these ads and there wasn’t much of a response by the Toomey campaign, I said the following:

Toomey’s had a lead that has since been narrowed. Now I’m getting these stupid ads on TV and equally dimwitted radio commercials playing nearly nonstop. So far I have not heard any response from the Toomey camp, which tells me one of two things.

1) Internal polling shows these aren’t doing a thing.

2) Toomey’s campaign doesn’t know what to do.

If it’s the latter, then the shitdick Democrat deserves to win.

Turns out my first hunch seems to be the case.

New polling data indicates that Pennsylvania Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey has regained the lead he held for months, thanks largely to continued strength among independent voters.

After Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak closed the gap recently to take a narrow lead in the competitive race, Toomey surged back ahead this week, according to the state’s two largest polling institutes. A Franklin & Marshall College survey released Wednesday morning showed Toomey leading by seven points among likely voters, 43 percent to 36 percent.

That finding substantiated movement in the Muhlenberg College daily tracking poll, which swung 11 points in the span of a week—from a 3-point edge for Sestak last Wednesday to an 8-point lead for Toomey on Tuesday. That advantage leveled out to five points in the tracking poll on Wednesday.

By all accounts, the race remains close as the candidates enter a homestretch packed with furious retail campaigning. A Reuters poll earlier in the week showed the race tied, with each candidate winning 46 percent of likely voters.

But taken together, the latest polling data seemed to signal that Sestak’s surge was in large part due to solidified support among his own party, and that Toomey was still performing well with the critical bloc of independent voters.

“There was no sudden movement in the polls benefitting Sestak,” Toomey pollster Jon Lerner wrote earlier in the week, in a memo obtained by POLITICO. “Rather it was the common and expected phenomenon of strong partisan Democrats moving back to their party’s candidate.”

But what is my favorite part about these stupid ads? They are being aired, often in multiple times during one commercial break, on my local RIGHT-WING RADIO station. The local host has torn apart these ads during his show at least three times already, and I’m sure the listeners are getting more and more pissed off every time they hear this ad aired.

To the geniuses responsible for this stupid “Greed is good” ad — you’re definitely encouraging people to go out and vote on Tuesday, I’ll say that.

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October 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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Hung Up About Cameo Callback

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So let I get this straight.

Todd Phillips wants to set the record straight once and for all: Mel Gibson’s proposed cameo in The Hangover 2 didn’t work out – but the actor was never “fired.”

“No one was ever fired,” the film’s director said at the press day for his new movie Due Date. “It’s a term that is so obscene to me.”

Phillips says the move to replace Gibson with Liam Neeson was business as usual.

“Someone was doing me a favor to come in for a two-minute cameo, and we changed it,” Phillips says. “It wasn’t like we fired somebody. [Gibson] was just doing a favor from the beginning.”

But the back-and-forth certainly caused a stir. Shortly after news of Gibson’s cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist emerged, Phillips announced the appearance was cancelled. Then there was speculation that Hangover star Zach Galifianakis was leading the call for Gibson to be cut from the movie after the comedian gave an interview to a comedy podcast suggesting there were problems on the Hangover 2 set.

The “Hangover 2” people axed Mel Gibson from its “WTF cameo,” but in its previous installment they welcomed a convicted rapist who went to prison.*

OK then.

The first Hangover movie did nothing for me. Now I have even more of a reason not to get “2” once it shows up in the DVD bargain bin.

*= Not that I really cared about Tyson appearing in the first Hangover movie.

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October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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Special Delivery

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So earlier today I received an uber-important envelope.

I was expecting its contents to be a lame political ad asking me for money. I’ve received those things in the past. They give you a “survey” to complete then ask you include a check in with your response.

Look at how important this envelope is — it even tells the mailman not to fold its contents.

But what I found when opening up this letter was much worse than a political donation pitch.

MUCH worse.

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October 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm

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Royal Mailbox-Clogging Material

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So a while back I made a remark about my state representative being named the “Per Diem King~!!!”

Look what was waiting for me in my mailbox today.

Here’s the entire mailing.

Good Lord.

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October 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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