George Carlin — A Little Reality Check.
What’s on your mind?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! I’m getting a mega-dose of the munchkin tonite…! We’re babysitting him, it’s his bed time, and, he has absolutely no desire to crash anytime soon…! ;-)
aloha tut — what fun! don’t matter what state paradise is in when ya got the munchkin in your lap eh?
He actually just went to bed on his own volition…! I guess all the jumping around on our air mattress plumb tuckered him out…! ;-)
tis amazing how much energy those little ones have tut – and they can be fast when they wanna be
Doncha wish you you could now take all the naps you refused to take as a kid?
hey tuez – i was watching an old home movie my mom put on a dvd and sent me — lard love a duck, i wish i still had that much energy. how was your day?
I’d be happy to just have the energy most kids put into not going to bed.
My day was okay, how about you?
*laughing* truth, tuez, truth.
i’m doing ok – twas sunny but windier than yesterday. really enjoyed my three nights off (huge thanks to tut for stepping up and covering).
Twas a pleasure, Suz…! ;-)
was a good toon you selected…. i’ve not done many new toons — new oscar winners mainly. perhaps i should not focus just on the classic cartoons
Love for Teddy Partridge right now.
hey loohoo — how’s socal tonight?
What’s up with Teddy?
I was surprised at the sheer amount of animated shorts available, many of them are excellent, I had a problem in choosing which one to feature…! ;-)
hey dearie — how ya doing tonight?
I’m good, Suz. Took my dad shopping today down in Ventura. Fun. He found everything he needed and wanted. Good trip.
teddy posted on facebook this afternoon that jane dismissed him.
Wha…..? I thought all the brouhaha had settled out. I’m really sorry to hear that.
i’ve had that problem with the classic cartoons — is partially why i restricted sat night cartoons to the classics — so many choices even after what – coming up on 6 years?
Oh wow…! Some mighty turbulent waters of late…! 8-(
LooHoo, I don’t have a lot of facebook contact….. did Teddy indicate whether FDL is downsizing or did he offend management or what. I can’t imagine what’s going on. I miss Kelly…. but I kinda think he pulled himself. I miss Margaret very much. No Teddy makes no sense!
I’m really sorry to hear that.
tis sad to see tut. is why i thought tonight’s video was so timely – focusing on the things we have in common
Will someone explain WTF is going on around here?
On edit: I’m still supportive.
i really don’t know tuez – and me too
Good evening, Suz! And to the lln pups, good crowd of pups here tonight!
Nope, tuez, no one is going to explain. After the melee about some myFDL writers erupted into another gut-wrenching attempt to make sense, no one from management stepped up. I so, so, so miss how Scarecrow calmed the waters in the past. This time, no one stepped up. But things eventually settled down….. I thought.
hey past — how’s slc tonight?
i miss the crow too — and his role at fdl.
Plus, I don’t even know what it means that Jane “dismissed” Teddy. Not a clue. Just a discomfort in that term.
teddy is no longer writing at fdl
I’m thinking something truly bad is going on behind the scenes. Jane’s had stage IV breast cancer. That rarely truly goes away. And her dog has lung cancer.
On edit: Stage IV BC never goes away.
i wish i knew too tuez but i don’t. i have my worries but they are just worries until we learn otherwise.
Well, I’ve never understood who is a paid employee and who just does it for the joy. Maybe the financial situation is more dire than the rest of us know. It’s all Greece to me.
slc is getting warmer this week, a good sign! No blooms on our 2 cherry trees yet, but I see the hint of blooms on some of the buds. Hoping for a good crop of cherries for the robins this year, last year was a bumper crop for them!
i’m not a paid employee — just a pup who gets to play backstage and host lln
the cherry across the street is turning from bloom to leaf – and today’s winds were helping. several other fruit trees are still going strong tho — the plums, apple, and pear on this block still are wearing their finery. my peony is opening up the first bloom of the season — has three buds this year :)
But I do want to say that FDL has been a joy for me…. and so educational. And a real internet family. I’ve enjoyed all of you very much. Time and place, I guess….. and I just feel lucky that I got steered to FDL very early on. I still miss OKkiddoe and Lahoma and Oilfieldguy and LooseHeadProp and Eurekaspringsaturtle and so many more….. and the divine Reddhedd, of course. It’s been a wonderful trip, for sure.
And a really, really fine pup you are, Suz, one of the best! Don’t ever think otherwise.
it has been and i’m still riding the wave. there have been lots of people who have come and gone — i’m reminded of the saying about some people coming into our lives for a reason and leave when that reason has been met and we grow apart. others come to stay.
aw thanks past — such kind words. thank you.
you’re bringng back some fond memories, Dearie. I can’t even remember the exact when I first started visiting regularly, it was way before Libby (is there a way to find out, the activity profiles don’t go back that far?). Others I miss are bustedknuckles and beerfartliberal, selise, haven’t seen them in a while.
Love you, Girl…. you are younger than I but so much more mature! You make me smile.
there used to be a way to search the archieves from the blogspot days but that ability was lost several upgrades ago. i know i came right before redhead starting posting her own posts at fdl — when i came in jane was cutting and pasting legal stuff from their correspondence re outing plame. a month or two after i had been here, christy wrote her first post as redhead
well fork now i’m blushing… i can only say that i have learned as much from the commenters here as i have the front page posts up top. love you too dearie
When I first came along, I mistakenly referred to Twain as a guy…. and she soon set me straight. I had a list of names, trying to figure out who was who and what sex so I didn’t offend anyone else. I just found blogs to be so amazing! I think I got here through digby, or maybe Americablog…. can’t recall, but it felt like such a lively and interesting place, and I just kept coming back. Took me a couple of years to comment at all. Demi kinda drew me in with something she said that I just couldn’t resist replying to in rhyme, several times. I’ve been beat up by several guys who have since moved on, but I just keep coming back. It saddens me to see the current discord and uncertainty.
i came for the plame coverage and discovered a community that i think of as family. tis sad when there is discord in the fdl family – i expect disagreement but lardy….
It really has been a wonderful, windy road, with no destination in mind…! ;-)
the road goes on forever (and the party never ends)
Try googling your name and FDL…. it’s amazing how many of your comments will show up……. the internet knows everything and will never let go (til the guvmt shuts it down, of course!) I wanted to recall how some short timer insulted me one night, so I googled the name I was using and sure as hell, up it popped. Crazy.
not just crazy – spooky!!
I do remember ya once posting my first blogspot comment, Suz…! I do recall it was Christy that prompted it, and it’s been all downhill ever since…! ;-)
in one way or another many of us were invited to stick around, I’d lurked for quite some time & my first comment was tentative, but the responses were friendly. The friendliness was what encouraged me to stay. FDL for its own good has got to get back to that ‘garden’.
We’ve got to, every one of us, (make the effort to) get back to that garden.
rbg used to do that — he would show up in the lln threads and post folks first fdl comment. as site administrator at the time, he knew all the little tricks. shortly before he left is when i believe the way he did it was updated outta existence.
in the garden
And who was The Lurking Mod???? Such a delight!
Oh God – that means all the f#*k thread comments are there . . !! Yours, mine, everyone’s!
i can not reveal the name of the lurking mod — only he can do that
fuckin’ a dood
Oh, they are there! Don’t tell the kids.
hint: there is a clue in that last comment — i’ve never before stated lurk’s gender
and freepatriot (who was a mod IIRC) – whatever became of him?
What was it he liked so much…. walnuts and chocolate? Can I lure him out just for my edification?
pecans and dark chocolate… unfortunately, i’ve not heard from lurk since the holidays
i do not recall a mod by that name — fyi i was the only ‘out mod’
*heh* Nobody took advantage of Big Papi’s oopsie, last nite…! ;-)
that was funny; all the broadcasters were stumbling over themselves that because it was on a cable news network (or something to that effect), that no FCC rules were violated! no harm no foul.
I noticed (for reasons that I won’t go into) that there was no real membership drive this year. I do hope Jane won’t pull the plug without a letting us plan for some other gathering place should that become necessary.
and when did you last hear from newtonusr? (did I spell that right?)
yes- noticed that too – I’m up for renewal next month.
i had a text message from him this past january
tis about time for me to turn back into a pumpkin. thank you for stopping by tonight and sitting around the lake’s fire with me.
I always figured CTuttle was the Lurking Mod…. because of the Mod’s sense of humor… and because Tut wanted some of us to stay up late so that he’d have someone to play with in his time zone. I could be wrong, but I’m sticking with it.
Thanks, Suz, for your good spirit.
tut is not lurk – lurk is on the mainland
Sweet dreams, Suz…!
*heh* Why thank ya, Dearie, I’m flattered, but, Lurk is from your time zone, not mine…! ;-)
Sleep well, Suz!
Suzanne, we have to stop not meeting this way.
Food for thought:
I love Carlin.
But, he did get rich–and stay that way–villainizing the rich.
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