October 5, 2008

The Yellow Needle Café.

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Don't be afraid to talk about anything.

49 comments:

Lawgiver said...

Anything? Ok.

My wife is a game show junkie so I am constantly exposed like a non-smoker who works in a cigar store. Why are all the game show contestants either white or black? What happened to all the Latino contestants? Where are the Asian? What's up with that?

john said...

John McCain won't get any traction from his "preemptive hit pieces" on Obama's terrorist ties. That's because the pejorative "swiftboating" is being used to blunt, not just criticism, but even discussion about the Messiah's past.

Swiftboating - who knew what a favor John Kerry did for future dems? He should have gotten a 4th purple heart for falling on that grenade.

john said...

Maybe Asians and Latinos still have a work ethic? I dunno.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Let me needle you a little bit more about the much-overdue VLOG. Pay up.

rhhardin said...

Needles used in camouflage of an antenna.

Further disguised by the addition of a faux bird feeder.

Meade said...

Pine away, Ruth Anne.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Oh, Meade. I was reading your discussion about the woman to whom you were once married and all I could think of was that bitch.

/end weeping willow

peter hoh said...

I am curious, . . . .

Meade said...

Thanks, Ruth Anne, but you know, Providence can work in mysterious ways. I figure when the good and true love of your life, Dave, goes on to his final reward, I'll only be 108. And with fuel efficiency standards rising (thanks to future President Sarah Palin), just think of all the gas mileage my Harley will be getting in the year 2062!

chickenlittle said...

"Yellow needles" is a big google winner when crossed with "organic compound."

Simon said...

Anything, huh? I know we have a few Floyd fans here; after Rick Wright died earlier this month, I thought it would be nice to do some kind of tribute to him, so I recorded a version of Any Colour You Like and you can listen to it here. Rick was a terrifically influential guy who did some wonderful work, and I hope this serves as a nice tribute despite my quite limited talents.

Trooper York said...

The first recorded instance of needling was to found in China during the formation of the Qing Dynasty in 1644. The never do well brother of the first emperor was a young wastrel know as Yung Wang who was famous for his extremely small penis. Although many tried to get to the emperor through his brother, his tiny penis made him a laughing stock as the practice of mocking him spread throughout the court. This practice became known as needling or as it said in Chinese, 大清帝國, making fun of the needle dick. Yung Wang who was of the Manchu clan was also famous for inventing the mustache, which he grew to hide his shame.
(Sticking It In, Needling Through the Ages by Don Rickles Simon & Schuster 2008)

Chip Ahoy said...

As to game shows, this is mostly true for Wheel of Fortune, contestants always introduce themselves with phrases that include, "my beautiful wife and wonderful two children" or some variance. I'm waiting for the day, someone honest says, "my wife, who has become a cow, and my three dreadful children..."

OK, that's was a lie. I'm not waiting, because I'm not watching.

Meade said...

Buy the lie; sell the coming clean.

rastajenk said...

Go Bucks!

needle needle.

I didn't know Rick Wright had died. That's too bad.

Meade said...

Simon, I enjoyed that. Thanks!

Chip Ahoy said...

Fir your information, I'm presently in a cone of silence. Which is better than beingsad as ever, green with envy, or a sap over the dying amber of a candidates fading prospects. Because I can't really go out on a limb for any particular political branch. Nor can I tolerate all the barking.

rastajenk said...

Fir sure.

Meade said...

That's fine. Now you can join the ever Green Party. But first you'll need to get spruced up, maybe wear your invisible underpants. Otherwise, those hippies might make your aspen.

ElcubanitoKC said...

The best food for a hangover: phȏ

Chip Ahoy said...

My brother, he's such a nut. When he lived in Antioch, CA, I asked him to collect airborne yeast and send it to me. He's a careless yeast collector. He admitted the collection got rained on, lapped up by the dog, restarted, gotten into by squirrels, dried out, rained on again, tipped over, leaves blown into, re-fed, re-watered, generally poorly seen after, finally packaged and posted while still wet. He expected failure.

That Antioch culture has become my all-time favorite. I'm presently resuscitating it from dried flake form as it has been stored for two years. It's reviving spectacularly. The resulting sourdough is qualitatively better than the SF culture I have. It bakes to broad open crumb with thin crisp crust with excellent flavor profile.

The moral of the above antidote is, if you have a careless brother who lives in another state, go ahead and ask them to collect airborne yeast for you.

Beth said...

What a nice tribute, Simon. I enjoyed it.

Peter V. Bella said...

The best food for a hangover: phȏ

A large hot bowl of menudo or posoles.

Trooper York said...

The next great outbreak of needling was during the reign of King Louis XIV of France. In 1665 the king appointed Jean-Baptist Colbert as the Contrôleur-Général des Finances to handle his finances. Colbert was a liberal who instituted a heavy level of additional taxation. He instituted the aides and douanes which were onerous custom duties, the gabelle a tax on salt and the taille a real estate tax. His regime of taxation made him a hated man and he responded with the invention of sarcasm as a defense mechanism in which he needle the aristocracy in the performances and levees to be found at the Court of the Sun King. He instituted the policy of teasing, ridiculing and needling the rich and noble even up to and including the King. His mocking and needling of the King led to his fall but the practice of phrasing increases in taxation and needling of his betters continue to this day in the performance of his great, great, great, great grandson Steven Colbert.
(Sticking It In, Needling Through the Ages by Don Rickles Simon & Schuster 2008)

ElcubanitoKC said...

Peter, that too. Indeed

Alex said...

So basically we get 1000 anti-Palin stories a day from the MSM and our gracious "neutral" host will go along with it all by voting for Obambi. Althouse, if you had any decency, you'd vote for McCain just a protest against the MSM.

Trooper York said...

What I want to know with all the cheese heads from Wisconsin who blog on this site why isn't anybody talking about the Brewers? I mean AJ has his Phillies and John has his Dodgers and Peter can root for the White Sox and all the communist yuppie scum can root for the Red Sox but where are all the Brewers fans?

Anyone?

Buellar?

XWL said...

Sure let's talk about "anything".

I find it interesting that in modern parlance, "anything" finds itself increasingly supplanted by "whatever".

I blame Moon Unit.

peter hoh said...

Transplanted Phillies fan here, but I don't follow the team anymore. I'm in Twins Territory now.

Best friend is a life-long Red Sox fan. For fear of jinxing the team, we won't be able to talk until Boston is done playing.

Trooper York said...

I don't have a dog in the race but I promised AJ I would root for the Phillies just because they gave the Mets a good fucking again. God bless them.

ricpic said...

Speaking of needles, I see Vicky as horsefaced bucktoothed needlenosed and unconsciously racist, which is a good thing, the unconsciously racist part that is.
If enough Americans are unconsciously racist that may save us from the consciously racist Obama and the reparations regime that will go into high gear should he be elected.
Of course all of the above is never to be spoken of so just turn on your things that are not to be spoken of or heard internal governors and it will be as though it were never said again.

madawaskan said...

Well-

Crap -physics....

I wrote something dyslexic stupid here about electrons being repelled from the nucleus and then I remembered -Hell! opposites are suppose to attract -like electrons and protons-so how in the hell doesn't the thing just collapse in on itself?

Gawd-really Iam sooo stupid on this..

But I still want to know damnit.

I guess I should get elemental physics for dyslexic idiots-but then I'd probably still not get it.

Therefore-

Somebody somewhere SUCKS!

madawaskan said...

Meade...

That story was true!?

blake said...

madawaskan--

Why would he make up a story like that?

Heh.

Meade said...

Mostly, madawaskan.

All except for the professional blog commenter part. I'm not really a professional. I just like to pretend I am.

Trooper York said...

Thomas Jefferson was justly famous as a political polemist and multi-talent Renaissance man who always felt inferior because he was always being needled by his fellow Virginians. Know for his ferocious pen and his physical cowardice he would often write tomes on how “the tree of liberty should be watered by blood” while running away from physical danger. The first true American nerd he spent many hours by firelight composing furious attacks and scurrilous rumors that he spread about his political opponents. He was despised by Patrick Henry among many others for his behavior as Governor of Virginia where he ran like a bitch when the British were many, many miles away. The powers that be hushed it up by shipping him to France where was also mocked and needled because of his tiny needle dick. He was such a figure of ridicule that he could only find sexual release with his teenage mulatto slave. He was a true pioneer as the founder of Democratic Party and the prototype for thousands of bloggers who write scurrilous attacks against patriotic Americans and for sexually exploiting powerless underlings while retaining the support and allegiance of the liberal intelligentsia.
(Sticking It In, Needling Through the Ages by Don Rickles Simon & Schuster 2008)

Christy said...

Madawaskan, it's because there is zero probability that electrons are in the nucleus. That help? No? Quantum physics is not elemental physics. It doesn't flow from our natural "feel" for how the world works. Reason doesn't get you there, just complex math.

Michael_H said...

The Brewers crapped out against the Phillies 6-2. The Packers gave it away to the Falcons 27-24.

Good thing I didn't waste an afternoon on the couch watching sports. I went for a 250 mile motorcycle ride in the rain, with temperatures in the low 50s all day. Proper gear kept me dry and relatively warm.

Upon arriving home I discovered that my water heater had gone kerflooey sometime during the day. I blame Obama.

On the plus side, Mrs._H baked a fantastic peach pie from scratch while I was out riding. Her side of the family stopped by and gobbled it up before I made it home, so all I got was a mocking narrative about how good it tasted.

Peter V. Bella said...

where are all the Brewers fans?

On a four day drunk.

Michael_H said...

where are all the Brewers fans?

The five remaining fans got into a '56 Nash Rambler and drove to a bar for a sixer of Blatz.

MadisonMan said...

The Brewers without Gumby, Molly and Robin aren't worth rooting for.

Besides, they're way too streaky to take seriously this year.

Michael_H said...

The Brewers without Gumby, Molly and Robin aren't worth rooting for.

And Gorman. Don't forget Gorman.

Trooper York said...

Gorman Thomas is my favorite non Yankee player. Stormin' Gorman has a spot on my team any time.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

I remember when the Brewers outfield consisted of Robin, Candy and Dante. Now there's a lineup only Titus could appreciate.

Trooper York said...

Well I know all you atheists rooted for the same guy:

Jose Pagan.

Trooper York said...

Of course all the holly rollers only cheered for Jesus.

Jesus Alou.

Trooper York said...

I don't remember if Jesus and the Pagan ever played on the same team.?

Trooper York said...

Yes they played together with the San Fransico Giants in the early 1960's.

You can look it up.

Electric Citizen said...

“Mortgage guru” Herb Moses developed “many of Fannie Mae's affordable housing and home improvement lending programs between 1991 and 1998. He was the assistant director for product initiatives and was at the forefront of relaxing lending restrictions at the company for rural customers, according to National Mortgage News.

At the same time, Congressman Barney Frank helped oversee Fannie Mae, serving as a member of the House Banking Committee.

"Frank met Moses in 1987, the same year he became the first openly gay member of Congress.

"I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus," Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. "On Capitol Hill, Barney always introduces me as his lover."

The two lived together in a Washington home until they broke up in 1998, a few months after Moses ended his seven-year tenure at Fannie Mae....

Three years later, President Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of today’s economic crisis."