Random Thoughts: Obama Portrait and Curling

While I applaud his aims, it seems like Trump could get the left to completely freak out with something less expensive and wasteful than a military parade.

I had forgotten the director of Creed directed Black Panther. I really enjoyed Creed.

I’m pretty sure Salon gets most of its traffic through purposeful trolling.

Why did Elon Musk spend all that money on firing a car into the space when he could have instead done something to help the poor on Earth such as firing socialists into the sun?

Launching a Tesla into space as now successfully tricked my mind into considering electric cars to be cool.

What’s the worst MCU movie? I don’t remember any of them being bad, just some extremely forgettable. Least memorable to me was either Iron Man 2 or Thor 2.

MIXED DOUBLES CURLING!!!

I know I sound like I’m being an ironic hipster being this excited by curling, but I really am glued to the screen when it’s on. I think about anyone would enjoy it if they gave it a chance.
I remember when my wife and I first watched curling in the 2006 Olympics. We saw a guy use one stone to knock three stones off the playing field, and while we had no idea what was going on, that was awesome. Incidentally, that was the last year Americans got a medal.
Curling is a really interesting mix of strategy and skill. There’s nothing like it. Except maybe shuffleboard.
And it’s nice to have an Olympic sport where you might see doughy middle-aged guys compete. I’m tired of the Olympic bias to the young and the fit.
Anyway, give curling a try. You only get to see it at this level every four years. Luckily with the addition of mixed doubles, there’s even more curling this year. USA! 🥌USA!🥌

Black Panther got a bad review? Well, I’m not seeing that.

I didn’t watch the video because I can’t stand the Logan Paul’s face, but I don’t get how tasering dead rats is the line you can’t cross. It’s weird, but why is it bad? It’s disrespectful to the dead… rats?

The Winter Olympics is pretty much the rich person’s Olympics, right? Every event requires expensive equipment and training (and access to large quantities of frozen water).

If the American aren’t doing well, my backup is then to root for the Canadians in curling. They’re like America’s little brother.

Trump probably belongs in prison but I don’t want him impeached because I still haven’t seen any better options for president.

So which country does have the most diverse Olympics delegation?

Aw. That was sweet. My wife and I watched USA lose to China at curling, neither revealing to the other that we were already spoiled on how it ended.

It’s so much more psychologically healthy to read a book instead of go on social media because then you don’t get spoiled on curling scores.

If you feel the need to side with murderous dictators to oppose Trump, you’re more of the problem than Trump.

I really liked watching the new DuckTales Saturday morning with my kids but they’ve been on hiatus for months and no one has any answers on when they’re coming back. Can President Trump finally do something useful and get answers on this? Suspend liberties if you have to.
Not my liberties, though. I like my liberties.

So is the choice Trump or people who are always just inches away from praising murderous dictators?

“What we have in the US is literally The Handmaid’s Tale!”
sees women enslaved by a foreign state wearing basically the same outfits from The Handmaid’s Tale but doing cheering for North Korea
“Aww. How cute!”

Reports are that Trump is enraged by the performance of the Americans at mixed doubles curling and is demanding answers—answers like “What is curling?” and “Why are they sweeping?”

The Obama portrait unveiling is like that scene from Netflix’s The Crown where John Lithgow’s portrait is revealed, but playing out in real life.

“You’ve been a very bad president, Barack Obama. Now go sit in that bush and think about what you’ve done.”

What if you’re trimming the hedges and suddenly saw Barack Obama sitting there? I never considered that possibility before and now it’s all I can think about.

It would be really awkward because I didn’t think he was a good president but I would want to be polite and not say that.
“I was president, you know.”
“Yeah, I remember that. You were on the TV, all talking and making decisions and stuff.”
“For 8 years.”
“Seemed like longer.”

“So, I kind of have to trim there. You want to move?”
“No. I’m good.”
“Yeah… hey, you ever feel maybe you don’t respect other people’s decision-making enough.”
“Like when I’m deciding where to sit?”
“Yeah… and other things. I’m going go trim another hedge.”

So was the artist going for President Obama pleasantly fading into obscurity? Because I have trouble interpreting it any other way.

I’ve been reading Jordan Peterson‘s book, and I encountered something very off-putting. He quotes Homer Simpson to make a point, but it’s from a season 22 episode. That’s way into no man’s land.

I like watching Switzerland play curling because any time they mess up a shot I say, “I guess that was a… Swiss Miss!” As far as I know or care, my wife finds that hilarious.

This new mixed doubles curling has been almost too exciting and fast-paced. Calm down, guys; this is the Olympics, not the X Games.

A new program in which the government can dictate healthy diets to poor people sounds like something the left would love if it wasn’t proposed by Trump.
Me, I’m all for get rid of all the programs, fire all the bureaucrats, and just give people cash.

So “Swiss” isn’t just another nickname for “Swedes”?

Canada is my backup team to root for, but in curling that feels like rooting for the Yankees.

SHUSTER!!! It’s his time this year, I can feel it! 🥌

This time, let’s bring home a medal in curling and make America great again! Like it was in 2006!

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  1. These are all extremely fine vintage Frank, and the reason I visit this site for a mood boost:

    I really liked watching the new DuckTales Saturday morning with my kids but they’ve been on hiatus for months and no one has any answers on when they’re coming back. Can President Trump finally do something useful and get answers on this? Suspend liberties if you have to.
    Not my liberties, though. I like my liberties.

    Reports are that Trump is enraged by the performance of the Americans at mixed doubles curling and is demanding answers—answers like “What is curling?” and “Why are they sweeping?”

    What if you’re trimming the hedges and suddenly saw Barack Obama sitting there? I never considered that possibility before and now it’s all I can think about.

    “So, I kind of have to trim there. You want to move?”
    “No. I’m good.”
    “Yeah… hey, you ever feel maybe you don’t respect other people’s decision-making enough.”
    “Like when I’m deciding where to sit?”
    “Yeah… and other things. I’m going go trim another hedge.”

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  2. RE: What if you’re trimming the hedges and suddenly saw Barack Obama sitting there? I never considered that possibility before and now it’s all I can think about.

    Can’t get this song by The Coasters out of my head…

    Measles make you bumpy
    And mumps’ll make you lumpy
    And chicken pox’ll make you jump and twitch

    A common cold’ll fool ya
    And whooping cough can cool ya
    But poison ivy, Lord’ll make you itch

    You’re gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion
    You’ll be scratchin’ like a hound
    The minute you start to mess around

    Poison ivy, poison ivy
    Late at night while you’re sleepin’
    Poison ivy comes creepin’, around

    La da la da la da
    La da la da la da
    La da la da la da
    La da la da la da

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