My cable/internet company, you know, the one that bought out or was bought out by nbc, has been providing such bad service over the past week, that last night when I couldn’t log on once again, they refused to set up an appointment for a home service call. They didn’t even call back for their usual customer service review. This morning, I thought I’d see whether I had internet service and it took many minutes to log on.
The Mayans were right and c*mc@st has thrown in the towel ahead of schedule.
BTW: don’t see “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”.
I dunno where I’ll be when the world ends, but I guess it won’t really matter will it?
I’ll probably be here, live-blogging while following it on Twitter and Fox.
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Although this one is more appropriate for Obamacalypse
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Well, isn’t this the cheery thread this morning?
Happy Friday! Everyone!
end of the world tropes actually cheers me up because it reminds me that things aren’t that bad yet.
happy friday back at ya!
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. – Revelation 6:8
Have you been watching Cadfael?
what color friday is it today?
LOL, it must be raining in California! If I remember right, that is pretty much the end of the world!
No seriously, there’s some big storms out in the Pacific right now. I think San Francisco is under alert. Up here we’ve got high tides and torrential rain, as usual. It’s kind of a bummer because the Christmas lights are under water and I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t turn them on. I have a deer that lights up that the wind knocked over last night. I was thinking about just sticking an arrow in him.
LOL. Yes, yttik, it is a grey, drizzly day in the middle of Cali today. Bah humbug and all that. But at least the ground isn’t……..oops, almost jinxed it!
I'm torn between "Let 'em have what they voted for" and "If they're going to blame you no matter what, might as well do what's right."— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) November 30, 2012
I’m thinking bout climbing Mt. Everest. I’d probably escape the end of the world. But with no technology (cell phones, internetz) and no alcohol, life would suck. I’d need hunting tips from Sarah Palin to survive. Jeez, if I was a prog, that would really suck.
The question is do I have to shop for and wrap presents? Can I wait until the 21st to see?
Great questions!! I just stopped at the Christmas market at the train terminal and bought myself some neat jewelry, just in case. If the world doesn’t end, I’ll have some sweet accessories. If it does, I’ll go out in style.
My question is do I pay bills or party hardy?
Won $4 in the Powerball lottery….not quite what I was hoping for but it’ll buy me a beer….
Two co-workers and I bought $30 worth of Powerball tickets and won $4. They had me buy scratchits with the winnings until we lost. We were up to $6 and then lost it. Gambling is not my forte.
More than me..
The last time I went to Vegas I lost 20 lbs overnight.
I lost my ass.
Congrats! Any won money is good luck. Just repeat to yourself “Money is attracted to me” between now & the next Powerball ticket you buy & you should do even better next time.
“Money is attracted to me”
Money just uses me for a booty call.
Money talks. Mine says, “Goodbye!”
Thanks for dropping in to show your ass one last time, ya pathetic moron.
Whatever happened to Hiliary, a person I once believed in, donated to and made phone calls for her. If Bill thinks Bronco bama with his history of use’em and throw them under the bus is going to help with her campaign debt one has to wonder about possible brain farts. Here’s Hillary promoting Bronco’s uberness.
Although it is warmer here than usual still a depressing cloudy day. Plan to go to the dump to dump the last of the yard waste, pick up library book, grab space on the couch and watch videos. Just read the Zucker wants to inject more passion into CNN – laughable.
She must have missed the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” mirror thing.
If women are going to label themselves by their body parts I guess that is more accurate for her than “Brain”. I will be “Hands” or maybe “Manual Dexterity”. Who can be “Ass”?
LOL. I’m “eyes.”
Eyes is very good.
Nobody ever wants to be a uvula.
And the sequels would be other body parts?
Ugh- just came off a week with a client- he got a job as a cart pusher at WalMart- I am fucking exhausted and my back is killing me (he practically ran me down with the carts- and ran over my feet twice) Jeebus- who knew cart pushers worked so damn hard. My back can’t do the standing on my feet 9 hours a day, outside, in the cold. My doc is gonna be pissed off at me lol. Put myself back about six months by working four days.
Right now if the world ended I would say thanks be to god! No more bills to worry about. And no more 9 hour days!
PMM cart pushers at Walmart have quotas. I remember reading somewhere that a woman was fired for not having enough carts in the line of carts she was pushing. They require 50 something 57 I think and she was 5 or 6 carts short of the quota. Apparently she had bad knees and said she just couldn’t manage those couple of extra carts. So yes, man handling such a large number of carts repeatedly could wear you out.
Ever get a shopping cart that goes “clunk, clunk, clunk” as you push it? That is caused by flat spots on the wheels.
Pushing those long lines of carts is what causes flat spots on the wheels. As they shove carts sideways to make turns the wheels don’t turn so they rub on the pavement – it’s like using a grinder on them.
LOL Must have been too many accidents- max carts on the cart pusher now is 20. And it is evil hard work- and of course has been very cold here all week. And our WalMart is at the top of a hill- so the wind is almost constant too.
I’ve thought for a long time that there should just be a cart at each parking spot. A customer pulls into the parking spot, wheels that cart into the store, loads it up, pushes it back to his car, unloads it, and leaves it at that parking spot for the next person.
Before the world comes to an end, do you think AMC would let us know what happens to Walt?
talk about bad luck just think if you were one of the winners of the big power ball, you finally get money and the world ends. now that is just wrong.
Haha, by that logic I’ll win a big fat lottery pot on December 21st. I’ll have about 30 seconds of recognition that my future is worry free and then boom!
I’m pretty sure we’ll be splitting that pot.
it could be worse, suppose you won the $5000 a week for life that pch is offering
this does not sound like a place anyone with kids would want to move to.
If farting is wrong I don’t want to be right.
A *feel good* story:
A California woman live-tweeted a break-in by her neighborhood sneak-thief – as she attacked the burglar with bear spray and a samurai sword and drove him off.
Sonya Yu, a San Francisco photographer, learned that the thief had been roaming her neighborhood stealing packages from doorsteps. He had allegedly stolen $1,000 worth of deliveries from Miss Yu herself.
before the end of the world , will congress please get rid to the TSA.
an agency crazy with power tells congress ” your not the boss of me”
get rid OF the TSA
I made out like a bandit today.
I turned in my bottles and cans and got $23 dollars. Then I went to two thrift shops and got 3 used books and 10 used VHS movies for $11. I stopped by the taco truck on my way home and got a carne asada burrito supreme for lunch. Now I’m eating the burrito and watching For Love of the Game.
“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says all the necessary physical infrastructure for absolute totalitarianism through the internet is ready. He told RT that the question now is whether the turnkey process that already started will go all the way.”
You can’t spell “Assange” without “ass”.
He sure is a creepy dude.
He’s so right about the data collection though. It’s sinister.
The right is paranoid about socialism. The left is paranoid about fascism.
I have nightmares about being chased by angry sockpuppets.
Is the left really paranoid about fascism? They used to be but lately they sure seem to admire some of the rotten characters that promoted it. It’s like the left no longer understands the difference between socialism and fascism. I don’t think the right ever has.
You expect rational thought and consistency?
“Socialist” and “fascist” are like La Llorona and El Cucuy – they are boogie men, not real people.
What happens when you stop using one of your sock puppets? Be afraid, very afraid.
DIL is in labor- having a glass of wine now and then heading over to the hospital. This is a first baby for DIL and my daughter- so it is going to be a long long night lol.
This is the first grandbaby that I will actually get to be there. The boys are military grandkids- and so were born at various bases far far away- and the grand daughter was born on Cape Cod- and here I was in PA.
They tell me it’s supposed to be a girl.
Good luck & congrats!
Honk & honk!
Wishing all four of you a quick and safe delivery. Especially the little one.
what wonderful news
may the labor be short, the pain minimal, the baby healthy, and the joy be everlasting.
have fun with the little lady
Oh, how wonderful. Hope all goes well and you can all bask in the beauty of it. Congrats all around!
How exciting! Congratulations all around. Babies are awesome.
Babies are awesome.
Yeah, and kids are cool too. But then they turn into teenagers.
It’s like Gremlins.
I’ll trade you a teenager for a baby any day. My kids were fortunate because the older they got, the better I liked them.
I know,elliesmom. I felt the same way. I didn’t understand a word they said until later on. And I really did like them, despite my daughter being a 13 year old who was “really good at being 13″.
So excited for you !!! Sending wishes for a safe and speedy delivery and happy healthy mommy and baby ! Congratulations!!!
How exciting! I wish everyone a speedy delivery and a long, happy and healthy life.
Congratulations! Keep us updated.
just finished reading The Racketeer by John Grisham. a good book.
keeps you interested in finding out the why and will it work
If the world is going to end in three weeks I am only going to eat fried food until the big denouement. Fried catfish, fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried steak, donuts, fried okra, etc. If it doesn’t end I will need angioplasty next year.
dunno if that will be covered under Obummercare.
Now I’m hungry.
I had orange chicken tonight. And yes, it was really hard getting that chicken inside the orange.
In other news , a friend of mine posted on FB that a friend of of hers who is a massage therapy student needed more hours of giving massage , and long story short ; I had free full body massage today , I came home and fell asleep for four solid hours on the couch O MY GODDESS I have to figure out a way to have more of those ….