Archive for November, 2007
Joe Biden is threatening Bush with impeachment if he bombs Iran. Hey stupid! You are a Senator, not a Representative, therefore you cannot impeach crap. Nor could the President be impeached for exercising his powers as Commander-in-Chief unless he commits high crimes or misdemeanors. The more Mr. Fu hears this kind of garbage the more he thinks Balkanization of the U.S. would be a good idea. How do we get away from these clowns?
Mr. Fu was examining some alternate sources for television shows. Looking through some online links he found AOL TV. It is a pretty interesting site, you can catch some off the air shows that you either missed, or do not really want to drop money on to get on DVD.
But, they also have a line up of Looney Toons cartoons, and were featuring Foghorn Leghorn. Mr. Fu always enjoyed Foghorn, and so he popped up a episode, the one where Foghorn is about to starve in the winter, goes to romance Miss Prissy, and the Chicken Hawk’s mother abandons him on Miss Prissy’s doorstep (Strangled Eggs, 1948). When Foghorn looks in his cupboard and finds it empty he says, “Bare as a cooch dancer’s midriff!” Later he talks about being “as anxious as a bubble dancer with a slow leak.” These are tropes Mr. Fu never caught as a lad. But they make the whole thing incredibly fresh.
So change, anyway, given Foghorn’s great capacity to be both funny and generate tropes to beat the band, Mr. Fu was thinking about another funny, trope creating individual. Jame Lileks, under callsign METAPHOR, has been a constant source of amusement for Mr. Fu for years. Given that metaphors are not necessarily humorous, but Foghorn and James are, Mr. Lileks will henceforth have the callsign FOGHORN on this site. METAPHOR sounds a bit impersonal, but FOGHORN captures a spirit that more closely fits the man.
That in spite of all the issues we seem to have with youth these days, this country still produces some of the hardest working, most dedicated young people in the world. The video at this link shows you a young lady who will reach her goals despite all obstacles.
Congratulations on a race well run Miss Markwardt! We should all be so strong. At least we can be inspired by your example.
This is out of context, but funny:
Does Bill Clinton hang with Michael Vick or something? To quote Bill: “We’re going to fight this action until the last dog is hung.“
Ex-President hanging dogs? Well, not really. But it wouldn’t be the first time an ex-President killed someone’s pet:
I saw this letter yesterday in the Athenaeum, a private library and document collection in Eufaula, Alabama—just over the river and around the way from Jimmy’s home in Plains, Georgia. It’s addressed to his sister-in-law Sybil Carter, Billy’s widow.
Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.
I called & came by your house several times. We will be in the Dominican Republic until Thursday. I’ll see you then.
Apparently the image of the letter was taken down by request of the museum curator. But Mr. Fu recorded this text from the original image posted at the web site cited.