Random sneering.

Generally I think people should be free to spend their money the way they want, as long as I’m free to heap derision upon those who do so stupidly.

So: $1,200 dog wedding.

And, a wedding album.

Oh, hell, let’s just go link-a-licious today. You want to know why Indiana regularly runs at the front of the pack for national obesity statistics? Because a large portion of the population thinks this is a suitable breakfast.

Stipulated: Not that Michigan is any better.

Posted at 9:17 pm in Uncategorized |

15 responses to “Random sneering.”

  1. JRG said on November 7, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    Aaaaargh! People eat that stuff?

    Belated thanks for the link to the Amazon reviews of the Bill Frist bio. Best laugh I’ve had in a long time.

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  2. james said on November 8, 2005 at 6:52 am

    So what was it?

    No, I mean what was it before it was eaten and thrown up on the plate?

    The problem with midwest eating habits are that they’re a throwback to “the farm days,” when it actually made sense to eat 1800 calorie breakfasts before you went out to work in the fields.

    Now they eat the same breakfasts, and sit at a desk.

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  3. kathy t said on November 8, 2005 at 7:22 am

    Without even looking (“websense” won’t let me), I’ll take a wild guess and say biscuits and white sausage gravy.

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  4. Nance said on November 8, 2005 at 7:32 am

    That …. is…. uncanny. That’s precisely what it is.

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  5. Pam said on November 8, 2005 at 8:06 am

    I never knew what this slop was until we moved to Ohio AND I was already working at Ohio Bell. You know, mom and dad would never expose us to this kind of food. I was accompanying the account manager for Nationwide Insurance on an appointment in northern Ohio. We were going there with a local Nationwide staff guy trying to convince them to accept a new way of taking claims calls. (An 800 number was a big deal back then.) The day started very early at Bob Evans and the staff guy ordered this breakfast. I couldn’t believe my eyes!! And he ate it all. I was still digesting breakfast (fruit and cereal) when it was time for lunch. Big greasy hamburger and fries. On the drive back to Columbus, they started making dinner plans. My mind was racing! How could I get out of this professional obligation? I was gaining weight just looking at their plates. In the end I just said the hell with it. If these two men wanted to eat their way into an early grave, so be it. I begged off and went home! But I always think of that day whenever I see sausage gravy slop. It makes me shudder!

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  6. Joe Kobiela said on November 8, 2005 at 8:34 am

    MMMMMMM Gravy,

    Homer J Simpson

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  7. brian stouder said on November 8, 2005 at 9:47 am

    re: the $1200 doggy wedding –

    (overheard during the service) “and that bitch had the nerve to wear white!”

    rumor is that the groom was doing the maid of honor behind the Animal Activity Center shortly before the service….

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  8. basset said on November 8, 2005 at 10:11 am

    looks incomplete by Martin County standards, where’s the rest of the breakfast? or are the eggs, sausage patties, hashbrowns, toast, jelly and coffee under the gravy somewhere? don’t see an ashtray anywhere, either.

    the dog wedding… well, those people have too much free time.

    better they should be involved in something like this…


    our family’s been volunteering with that group for several years.

    there are several of these for pugs too.

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  9. brian stouder said on November 8, 2005 at 10:26 am

    Say here’s something definitely deserving of a derisive sneer:


    the headline is

    “Panthers fire cheerleaders accused of sex”

    with a subhead (leaving aside silly puns) of

    “Thomas, Keathley were arrested, charged after incident in restroom”

    Honestly, I expected to see a story about these people having sex with the football players for money – but I was taken aback by the first sentence –

    “North Carolina�s pro football team got rid of two cheerleaders who were arrested at a bar where witnesses told police the women were having sex with each other in a restroom stall.”


    They were arrested AND fired – for that??

    Leaving aside all the easy jokes – isn’t this a serious bit of sexism? Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that an NFL team had a big sex party on a boat – which surely brought ‘disrepute’ on the team (the reason given for the firing of these women)?

    NFL “morality” is an oxymoron – yes?

    And arrested? Arrested? Public indecency is not a good thing – but they were in a bar, and indeed out of plain sight (quite unlike the sort of people who go to public restrooms in parks and the like)…surely not so different from at least some number of the players in the NFL.

    Paging National Organization for Women!….Paging EEOC!

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  10. joodyb said on November 8, 2005 at 11:21 am

    ha! my gut reax when i saw the foto:


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  11. Dorothy said on November 8, 2005 at 12:16 pm

    Oh for the love of God. Augie has a girlfriend across the street. Her name is Angel. We let them play and romp together a few days a week. They’ve both been neutered/spayed so it’s a go-nowhere relationship. But a DOG WEDDING? Basset is right – way too much free time. And too much disposable income.

    As for the breakfast, it looks like something they would have served to the dogs at the wedding. Recycled wedding cake!

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  12. Gene said on November 8, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    Actually Brian, they were arrested for attacking a woman who was angry that she and others were forced to wait to use the bathroom while the cheerleader games were going on. Apparently there was only one stall. One of the cheerleaders gave the woman a black eye. Certainly sounds worthy of charges and job dismissal to me. Who says only men can get into a bar fight?

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  13. Amy Alkon said on November 9, 2005 at 12:30 am

    I guess the fundanutters were right about gay marriage. No sooner on is the topic on the table, then two pugs think they can get into the act.

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  14. brian stouder said on November 9, 2005 at 8:36 am

    Gene – I see your point.

    Their biggest mistake (in addition to an unhappy array of other mistakes!) was putting themselves between a WOMAN and her bathroom…

    if they’d been in the men’s room, this would all be just a story known to several men and their “I don’t believe it!” buddies.

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  15. Gene said on November 9, 2005 at 11:44 am

    Of course, they should have claimed that they were recreating the Jillian Barberie-Pam Anderson, uh, act from that day’s Fox Sports football pregame show. I’m sure the cheerleaders weren’t far off.

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