Saturday afternoon market.

He was singing “Hail to the Victors,” and closed with a raspberry to “those cheaters, Ohio State.”

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27 responses to “Saturday afternoon market.”

  1. MichaelG said on November 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    He must have been reading Prospero.

  2. Danny said on November 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    You must endure a 30-second ad when you click on the video in this link, but it is worth it to see Sarah McLachlan and Cinder Calhoun (Ana Gasteyer) perform this Thanksgiving classic, “Basted in Blood.”

    http://929dave.cbslocal.com/2011/11/23/basted-in-blood/

  3. Prospero said on November 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    MichaeG: After UGA lost AJ Green for four games because he sold his own shirt when his family needed cash, the “benefits” at Ohio seemed pretty fracking egregious.

  4. beb said on November 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    The biggest outrage on Black Friday this yearhad to be the Texas man who pulled a gun on a man who was trying to line-jump outside a Sears store. Today I read on Boingboing that the police will not be charging the man with anything because the man was “within his rights” claiming self-defense. Seriously, what the fk is the matter with Texans? I would gladly sign a petition to revoke Texas’ statehood.

    So, besides buskers, was there anything interesting at Eastern market?

  5. Dexter said on November 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Well, the Wolverines ran out of gas it appeared. Just no offense in the second half, and fumble-itis struck them like an epidemic. It was a sloppy game with all the mistakes on both sides but OSU had enough to win. 26-21.
    I thought it was just weird to bring disgraced coach Tressel back with his 2002 team to celebrate the ten years since the national championship…the old former players hoisted him on their shoulders like he was an honored warrior, instead of a creepy scumbag which he is. Oh well, nobody ever said Ohio State University was a hotbed of common sense and respectability.

    Dick Purtan’s parody of the OSU fight song:

    “Liquidate Ohio State
    And paint Columbus blue

    They raise a lot of cattle in Columbus
    It smells just like a zoo.

    Knock them off their ivory towers
    Send them scrambling off to the showers…

    Down with Ohio State
    It’s a know-nothing party school.”

    Maybe next year. :( I hate to lose to those fuckers!

  6. Deborah said on November 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    My husband and I spent black Friday on our land in Abiquiu, then car camped there Friday night. It was cold but we had plenty of sleeping bags. Stars weren’t great because it was hazy/dusty and there was more than half a moon. But we love it out there so it was worth it. He leaves tomorrow and I head back to Chicago on Tuesday. Looking forward to it, partly because we will be back in New Mexico in a few weeks for the Christmas holidays. I love it out here.

  7. basset said on November 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I do not know if the football team representing IU, my alma mater, won or lost its game today, and I do not care. Nothing to do with me.

  8. Deborah said on November 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    For all you editor types http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/House-Style-Editing-Brazil

  9. coozledad said on November 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Republican strategist Ed Gein, on prospects for 2014:

    One of the ideas that’s tested well with our focus groups is “Gundetta 2016”. We’re telling them that Obama is going to require proof of African ancestry for any gun purchase of over $75,000.00 beginning in 2014 after the newly elected Democratic House is in session. A full 30% of the folks we’ve been pitching this idea on have already mortgaged their houses or purchased dashikis.

    I gotta tell you the tie-ins to this campaign look promising as a revenue source for a full decade, once you factor in the lack of time-consciousness that characterizes the base. We thought all the gun and ammo hoarding gambits would have played out long ago, and some of these people would start making slightly more conservative investments like lotto tickets or Krugerrands, but fuck if gun sales don’t track roughly with the sales of Coca-Cola when they threatened to change the recipe.

    Only they do it week in, week out, every month of every year.

    I’m not shitting you when I tell you this has the potential to be what party operatives have been salivating for: the late capitalist super-bubble. And fuck no we won’t take the house back, or even make a decent showing in national elections for the next twelve years, but this has the potential to fuck the economy up worse than the Soviets did with military spending. And then they’ll come running back to us, especially once we offer free steel jacketed ammo with every $50.00 Voter ID renewal fee.

    We’ll never have the smart people, but who cares. We have a guaranteed revenue stream.

  10. Scout said on November 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Happy Birthday, Nancy! I’m lifting a glass to you. Actually a coiffed mug at the moment, the glass will be later!

  11. Scout said on November 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Coffee, not coiffed! Damn auto corrrect.

  12. brian stouder said on November 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

    The coiffed mug could could be Rubics cube/Tickle Me Elmo trendy gift of 2012

  13. Minnie said on November 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    The Granta article explains why it takes me so long to write a letter to a friend and why I shudder to reread it after it’s sent.

  14. Deborah said on November 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I just went back and read the comments of the Granta article and they are a stitch.

  15. Deborah said on November 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Comments of? Comments to? Comments from?

  16. basset said on November 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Cooz, any plan that consultant was involved in would be sure to eviscerate the economy…

  17. Minnie said on November 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Comments for?

  18. basset said on November 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    And leave it hanging…

  19. coozledad said on November 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Basset: Gein said his transition from his role as headhunter to sausage-maker was natural. “I like being able to cut through all the bullshit. I know I scare most people, but at heart I’m an artist.

    Karen Finley ain’t got nothin’ on my ass.”

  20. Jolene said on November 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Comments on.

  21. LAMary said on November 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Jolene beat me. Comments about sort of works too.

    I was thinking the coiffed mug was a quaffed mug.

  22. Prospero said on November 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    cooze@19: But what about Richard Gere?

    The first lady killed the Twinkie (and WonderBread, we can hope, who eats that crap?), but the President killed Demolition Derby with the Cash for Clunkers program, another “failed Obama program” that actually worked iboosting car sales And on the nets, isn't "over at" the preferred prepositional form? Like fingernails on a blackboard favored by people that think "methinks" is actually "me thinks" and "loose" is an acceptable alternate spelling for "lose".

  23. Prospero said on November 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The first lady killed the Twinkie (and WonderBread, we can hope, who eats that crap?), but the President killed Demolition Derby with the Cash for Clunkers, another “failed Obama program” that actually worked boosting car sales. No idea how that came out like that, previously. same exact post.

  24. MichaelG said on November 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Highbrow comments! Nothing like you see in the SacBee. Speaking of which, my paper delivery person was killed in an auto accident the other morning. Man . . .

    Back to the comments, my Ex is Portuguese and came to this country when she was in her twenties. Same for her brother who has spent a lot of time in Brazil. Many months. I’ve never heard the word ‘xoxota’ as a slang term for the female part, nor have I heard ‘buceta’. My Ex did call it a ‘pashasha’, though. You learn something new every day.

  25. Sherri said on November 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Speaking of Twinkies, what’s the point of bankruptcy if you exit with more debt than you entered?

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20121125,0,966735.column

  26. beb said on November 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Coolzedad @9 – you mean this is for real. First time I read it I thought this was something from TheOnion. Oh, my bad. I finally googled ed gein.

    Sherri, I think Hostess is just a wastation along the road of ruin for all American industries. One by one they will be bought up by Private Equity firms, drained of their money, piled on with debt and cut free for the next P.E. firm to take a turn sucking at a once profitable teat.

    Michelle Obama did not kill Hostess. Yes, sales were going down but that explain a billion dollars of debt in one decade.

    The unions did not kill Hostess. They had already accepted massive concessions from the company three years before. The company still wasn’t profitable.

    What killed Hostess was the extraction of liquidity for mounting piles of debt.

  27. Sherri said on November 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I like the lack of the edit button. “Wastation” is a perfect word for what’s going on in American industry.