Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 159

On Politics
Here are fact checks on the presidential town hall debate.

Gotta love Greatsby’s notes through pictures of the recent presidential debate.

I appreciate this bit of advice from Chris at Nachos Grande (who also happens to be the first person to comment on this blog): I won’t engage in political talks with people I don’t know. You can argue with buffoons and too many people who want to argue politics are buffoons – and from both sides of the political aisle.

On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion

  • The Onion Wins Nobel Prize in Overall Excellence
  • Polls Reveal Essential Nothing
  • Spielberg Panics, Adds Comical Groin Injury to Lincoln
  • Millions Head to Internet to Figure Out Own Opinions about Debate
  • Man on Personal Mission to Explain Why He Universally Enjoys Things that are Bad
  • Whales Beach Themselves in Attempt to Purchase The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

Interesting Reads

On Potpourri
I just returned from a fun event playing night golf. Yep … the glow-in-the-dark ball, a glow stick on the flagstick and in the hole, my clubs, and a flashlight.

Sometimes timing is everything. When I wrote and published yesterday’s Movember post about cancer and Proctober, I didn’t realize that I have an appointment on Friday at the urologist.

Earlier this week I announced my candidacy for Worldly High President of the Not-Freshly Pressed Community (NFPC). Some wonder about the title. Any suggestions?

This week I met my first blogger who happens to be a very loyal reader here. Thanks for the delightful day John Erickson!

On my trip, I saw this office building approaching and drive by for the first time – the headquarters for Longaberger Baskets.

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A ginger ale update: I purchased more varieties and hope report next week. Meanwhile, Suranac Ginger Beer was on the smooth side and very balanced – thus bumps Hansen’s on advancing to the competition round.

Sorry – but no classic cartoon post this Saturday morning. HOWEVER, I want to something, so I hope to have a light post for your weekend.

Let’s go into the weekend with some class with the great voices of Katherine Jenkins and Placido Domingo Have a good weekend! In the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.

56 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 159

  1. Love the music – thank you! And here is my favourite “golf” quote: “Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”Jack Benny


    • Ginger,
      One of the many downsides for election mania here is that The Onion devotes so much time to it … but limiting the number of non-election headlines. But I enjoy the two references they made to themselves. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. On the Onions, while I like “Polls Reveal Essentially Nothing” (what’s new there?), my winner has to be “Millions Head to Internet to Figure Out Own Opinions about Debate” which as well as being funny is sadly closer to the real truth than we would care to think.


    • Fasab,
      No kidding about the sad by true headline regarding the debate and Internet. Then again, gotta love when satire is closer to reality than one thinks. Meanwhile, glad to plug your chocolate post – thus I hope at least someone stops by. Thanks for visiting.


  3. Thanks for the wonderful video … love them both. Have a wonderful weekend too. Not make any remarks about your political issues, not really my table .. over here – more then get Bill back !!!


  4. Where to start? Love the Interesting reads, though I have only gotten to one of them so far they are all open for me to read after work today! Chocolate, yeah!

    Music, love it! Domingo, love him.

    Love the office building, very cool.

    Man on Personal Mission (Favorite)!

    The Fact Checkers, I love them all the time.


    • Soma,
      Yep … the place. I’ve seen pics, but that was my first-time to verify it wasn’t a Photoshop creation. 🙂 … and to think their status has made it all the way to Delhi! Thanks for commenting.


  5. I LOVE that basket office building Frank! Who’s the architect, Little Red Riding Hood’s family cobbler, if cobblers even make baskets? I want to know more about it. Do people sit in offices that look like sandwiches? All the Onion headlines are spot-on, too! But, Frank,. I’m dismayed — no classic cartoon post! This confirms it for me, the world really is going straight to hell.


  6. “Polls Reveal Essential Nothing”
    There’s the headquarters for Longaberger Baskets.Mystery solved! Cool Photo! Boy that is a huge basket.
    Nice that you had a chance to meet John How nice to be able to visit each other in person. I have never had the chance to meet any blogger friends. Almost a couple of times when bloggers have thretened to visit Motnana. Doraz a long time blogger friend I had just missed her as I was on a bloggers break that was too bad I would have enjoyed meeting her in person.
    I will listen to the video later as I am in a room full of teachers.
    Hope your days going well. Night time golf sounds like fun.


      • Hi frank We went to a teachers conference Navar went to several MEA classes. It was a little strange for me I didn’t go to any of the classes but it was nice to get out of town nice to have a change of scenery. I’ll stop by and listen to your video both are great singers to have them sing together I’m sure is wonderful. Hope you guys have a good weekend.


  7. Your friend Chris is absolutely right.
    Loved the Onion headline about polls, and I’m looking forward to circling around and reading some of the debate links.

    Finally, that building is great!
    Have a fun weekend, Frank!


    • Guapo,
      I knew about this building, but that is the first time I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Meanwhile, and regardless of one’s political preferences, the fact check stuff is interesting … then again, it’s the ultra-partisans that don’t like them. Thanks for stopping by.


  8. I gotta go with the Polls Reveal Essentially Nothing. As if they ever really DO reveal anything worth anything…
    I always wondered if Longaberger HQ used the basket handles as antennas, but could never get an answer from the store personnel. Oh well!
    I had a great time, too, Frank. And who knows – you may even earn a reciprocal reference on my blog! 😀
    So, should I be looking for “starlight” scopes for you, for your night-time golf? Or just a REALLY powerful flashlight? 😉


    • John,
      Flashlights for night golf are basically for two reasons: safety while walking and getting the right club. Therefore, pulling a beam by cart wouldn’t be acceptable behavior. 😉 Thanks for commenting.


    • Kathy,
      Although I like meeting people, for whatever reason I’m a little hesitant on the blogging side. But in this case, I knew it was something that needed to be done, thus it was worth the time! Thanks for sharing!


    • Weebs,
      Glad you enjoyed the basket. I gave Lame Adventures the idea of using Photoshop to redesign the Hearst Tower … (I think that is the correct building) … so time will tell if she finds it amusing enough to do.

      About the ginger ales, don’t you have a Ginger Ales R Us store in your area? 😉 We have a local store that handles just about everything grocery. It’s a bizarre store, but the go to one for hard-to-find items. Earlier this week I returned home with about 6 more ginger ales!


  9. Possibly one of your most random Shorts that I’ve seen… great links! The “Millions Head to Internet to Figure Out Own Opinions about Debate” had me literally LOLing.


    • Twixt … the Oh Recently Freshly Pressed One. 🙂

      Because the election can be too consuming, I’m glad to be so random! Meanwhile, regarding the debate headline you enjoyed, there could be a lot of through there! … thus the brilliance of its satire. Thanks for commenting … and of course, congratulations again. 🙂


  10. Wow, that Longaberger Baskets building is quite something. I would love to see it for real.:) I absolutely agree with Chris’s advice. Talking politics is something I steer away from in conversation with anyone, except family. 🙂 How do you always manage to come up with such interesting and varied posts? Love it. Have a great weekend, Frank.


  11. i tried night golf but couldn’t do it. i had a strange psychological reaction. i could explain it but i’m afraid that the power of suggestion might then affect you. i know it sounds silly to think that would happen, but hey, you never know.

    i’ll have to go with groin injury to lincoln.


    • Rich,
      I’ve known people where golf got the best of them psychologically … so they gave it up. I also know some that should give it up because of that. Fortunately for me, and for the most part, it doesn’t get to me. And I wonder what Spielberg was thinking. Then again, there is his creative side. Thanks for commenting.


    • Debra,
      Oh yes … we Ohioans know the importance, and are eyes & ears can verify that with the number of ads we see and the amount of campaign stuff via the mail. Many of us are ready it to end yesterday! On the other hand, it has sparked on idea to post about our quirky state. Thanks for commenting.


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