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09 October 2008 @ 09:33 am
So one of my co-workers was called by some conservative polling agency where they asked her, "Who do you plan to vote for in the presidential election? McCain/Palin or Bin Laden?" Grrrrr....

So, in the new James Bond film, they do a twist on Goldfinger killing Shirley Eaton by painting her in gold paint. This time, the poor woman is doused in crude oil.

And lest we get any rumors that the actress secretly died during the filming...

Listening to: Thomas Dolby - "The Flat Earth"
xterminal on October 9th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I was not entirely sure I wanted to go see the new Bond film, despite being grudgingly impressed with Casino Royale.

But I definitely do now.

I don't know whether I ever posted this here, but I got a call last week I consider very unethical from the other side. It started off "Hi, this is Mary, from your union." (Neither my wife nor I are in a union-- in fact, I'm out of work-- and when one of my workplaces voted to unionize, I walked off the job. Yeah, I'm a little on the anti- side of that equation.) Went on talking for a while, and then got to the crux-- "and we want you to vote for Barack Obama and any other candidates your union endorses."

I grant you, it was a ham-handed attempt at best, but it was a pretty obvious attempt to at least get the most stupid of us to believe that this call wasn't from the Campaign to Elect Barack Obama or whoever...

(I think I'm writing in Dennis Kucinich again this year. I find all three major candidates loathsome.)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Ape vs. Jet Girlassmonkeydiary on October 9th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Heh... I wonder what they would have said if you asked them which union they were from?

"What union is that?"
"YOUR union!"
"What union is that?"
"You don't know what union you're in? How funny!"
"I'm not in a union."
"Oh. Is there anybody else there I can talk to?"
xterminal on October 9th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Eh, it was a recorded message, naturally. I screen calls, so I let the answering machine pick everything up, so I can tally. (Right now I'm 4 to 4. Ah, the joys of living in a swing state!)
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on October 9th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 9th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Kegboykegboy on October 9th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
I wish!
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, love that album! I used bits of the lyrics in one of my stories.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 9th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's a good album, but the one I really love is The Golden Age of Wireless.
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu: Mischeviousoddharmonic on October 9th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
I just want to jump in on the Thomas Dolby-love here. *swoons*
captian_whamo on October 9th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
bin laden is running for president? dude! I missed that one! is he going to promise me better food in the us? cause terrorists have awesome food...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: king kong voyeurassmonkeydiary on October 10th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Did you hear that story about how the Feds wasted all this money trying to track down terrorists by looking for spikes in hummus consumption?
captian_whamo on October 10th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
really? are you serious? woooow. thats hilarious.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 10th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Sad but absolutely true.
captian_whamo on October 10th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
apparently humanity really is getting dumber. or maybe its just the ones in charge...
Pallaspallasathene8 on October 9th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Damn, I was hoping for dark chocolate before I went and spoiled it by reading.
hopefoothopefoot on November 8th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
I thought it was latex until I read.

Did I ever tell you about my experience with a can of red latex that I found on sale at a shop in England? It was discovered that putting it on unshaven skin leads to pain. That was fun.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue poolsideassmonkeydiary on November 8th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Strange... do you know why?
hopefoothopefoot on November 8th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Why there was pain? I know why now!

Or is this a trick question?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: raining womenassmonkeydiary on November 8th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I mean I know that the body can suffocate if mostly covered in paint, but I've had small amounts on my skin before and not experienced pain.
hopefoothopefoot on November 8th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I getcha. It wasn't the application part that hurt, it was the removal. The peeling off part. The hair came with and it didn't want to.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Hawaiian Doubletakeassmonkeydiary on November 8th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Ah.... now I see!