It was his fault I shot him. Next: The bitch was just askin’ for it, y’know?
Also, Hank Stuever finds the real romantic archetype for our age: Lloyd Dobler.
mary said on February 14, 2006 at 10:37 am
I heard the dog got blamed for the shooting as well. Around this house, the dogs get blamed for everything from missing school stuff to flatulence. Neither of them has caused any shootings though.
brian stouder said on February 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
“Also, Hank Stuever finds the real romantic archetype for our age: Lloyd Dobler.”
The best line in there is when they call the Dobler character “thoroughly Reagan era” – a feelgood fantasy fellow that is either impossible, or who would freak you out if he really was blasting a sappy love ballad on his boom box on the street outside your residence.
The question arises – who would be “thoroughly Bush era”?
A stalker, I suppose; forget boom-boxes on the street, he would unilaterally come through the window in the hope of establishing a new order….
Kirk said on February 14, 2006 at 11:18 am
Guns don’t kill people; people just walk in front of bullets.
alex said on February 14, 2006 at 12:18 pm
Who would be thoroughly Bush era? Why, a swaggering simpleton, of course. Hey, that’d be Innis from Brokeback Mountain!
Mike said on February 14, 2006 at 1:27 pm
I loved Cheney before the shooting, but this was just too good; to shoot a hunter – and I think he was a lawyer as well!!
The only thing that would improve Cheney’s standing in my eyes would be if he announced thaqt he was running for pres in ’08!
– With Jeb as his running mate.
Cheney/Bush in ’08!!!
basset said on February 14, 2006 at 4:11 pm
>>the real romantic archetype for our age: Lloyd Dobler
oh, hell. thought they meant CONRAD Dobler and clicked on it to find some actor I never heard of.
now, about the Cheney accident…
he was shooting a 28-gauge, which is a relatively low-powered and short-range shotgun usually carried by upscale hunters who want to show what good shots they are. because they don’t need a big powerful 12-gauge to make the kill, y’know. the hunting equivalent of dry-fly fishing, often with much the same kind of elitist attitude.
and it is indeed customary for bird hunters to make enough noise in the field that the shooter knows when someone is coming up behind or next to him.
but, dammit, good shot or bad and no matter what everyone else in the hunting party does, the responsibility lies with the person pulling the trigger and there is no excuse for shooting when something you don’t want to hit is in your range.
if someone walks in front of you, you’re supposed to see them and not shoot. period.
chris said on February 14, 2006 at 8:27 pm
You gotta looooove it. An almost dead hunter. Cheney looking worse (if that’s possible) HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
basset said on February 14, 2006 at 8:34 pm
I would assume that what you “gotta looooove” there is the part about Cheney looking even worse. I would agree with you on that.
as one of the few liberals around here who owns guns, knows how to use them, and occasionally kills and eats furry little forest creatures, though… sure hope you don’t mean the other part the way it reads.
chris said on February 14, 2006 at 8:39 pm
I meant precisely what I said.
basset said on February 14, 2006 at 9:22 pm
and what you said was… hunters are a class of people you would like to see dead?
chris said on February 14, 2006 at 9:41 pm
A good hunter is a dead hunter.
basset said on February 14, 2006 at 9:59 pm
Well, no use trying to talk to you, then.
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