Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 207

On Politics
Gov. Christie (R-NJ) is doing his best to dodge the Bridgegate bullets. Although I’m currently giving him the benefit of the doubt, he is directly responsible for setting the tone for his office … and that is one of the things bothering me about this situation.

Interesting how numerous Republicans are defending Gov. Christie by using Benghazi, which actually has nothing to do with the issue.

Here’s an interesting article about how the Affordable Care Act is affecting Congressional staff.

On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
English professor suddenly realizes student will believe literally anything she says
Pilot tells passengers he’s about to try something
Shy man narrowly evades free sample
Peewee hockey player wishes dad cared enough to fight at games
Vacationing man excited to try fast food franchise not found in hometown
Unemployed, miserable man still remembers teacher who made him fall in love with writing

Interesting Reads
Some economic myths
Pompeii and religion
For pet lovers: one for cat lovers, and one for dog lovers
The acquisition of California
Creating motion by clicking fast
Secret bid and the Hopi artifacts
The Onion’s tips for getting pregnant

On Potpourri
Short OITS and I haven’t been making my normal rounds – can you tell that my efforts are elsewhere at the moment?

Given the current craziness in at this end, I figure it’s a week-to-week situation. Therefore, I probably won’t post each day next week.

Here are your weekend celebrations

  • (Fri) Fetish Day, Hot Buttered Rum Day, Hot Heads Chili Day, Cable Car Day, Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day
  • (Sat) Winnie the Pooh Day, Bald Eagle Appreciation Weekend, Thesaurus Day, Peking Duck Day
  • (Sun) Popcorn Day, Tin Can Day, Whisper “I Love You” Day, Brew a Potion Day

Let’s use an instrumental hit from 1972 to send everyone into the weekend, which also is very fitting for a Sunday celebration.  Have a safe weekend and in the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

55 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 207

  1. Fetish day. Oh my. Not sure I want to know the specifics of that…

    You’re usually my last post of the night, Frank. I come in my den to shutdown my computer, and I usually find your post. Always a pleasant way to end my day. (But I didn’t make first commenter this time. Dang!)

  2. I wish I could blame a teacher for my misery … Wow, “Hot Butter” is 42 years old! My sister and I used to act like maniacs in our room when it would come on the radio. Hey, I was 13 so I had some semblance of an excuse for behaving like an out of my mind goofball, but she was 20!

    • Lame,
      Thank you for participating in this edition of True Confessions. Fortunately, comparing to the story from RoSy, your’s is understandable … even if you danced around to the music 42 years later.

    • Bulldog,
      Oh how nice it would be to play golf this weekend … but it’s too cold and we expect snow on Saturday! …. which also means you get to play an extra round for me!

  3. Frank, I’m back. I had been unable to click any of your links yesterday. But I LOVED the one for dog lovers. It may inspire a post once I get myself a new buddy!

  4. Great reads as usual! Reading about the acquisition of California makes me yearn for a government who is able to stomach change… could you imagine the hoopla if the Mexican states of the Baja Peninsula wanted to join the US today?? I’m quite certain it wouldn’t be a finished ordeal in the course of 6 months!! Many thanks for the fun Friday read!

  5. Hi Frank – I know – the Gov. Christie thing has me puzzled a bit. What were they thinking? As to the business at hand (your move), you probably don’t remember, but when I was new at this, you once told me not to worry about not reciprocating all the time (my big worry, plus I was literally unable to do this blog for about 5 months). It meant a LOT! And relieved my mind considerably. You said those who were to come back, would. And they did! :)

  6. This one of those tracks .. that drive us all mad around the world – just like the chicken dance!!! Fantastic to hear again – made me happy straight away. Pop-Corn!!!!!!!! I will do some for tonight …
    “Pilot tells passengers he’s about to try something” – to make somebody pregnant maybe.
    Have a fantastic weekend .. and get those dancing shoes on. *smile

  7. As much as I like the guy, the Governor cannot claim the buck stops here on the one hand and then play this off as someone else’s doing on the other. Not when these geniuses were hand picked by him, he can’t.,
    As for that song, that’s the old NFL films song, isn’t it?

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