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December 12, 2005



Thanks, TM--I can't believe you didn't quote this Lileks' masterpiece:
"Washington is ablaze with buzz: It appears that Karl Rove, acting on telekinetically transmitted orders from Dick Cheney’s throbbing brain, told “Scooter” Libby something, and he then hinted to “Biff” Novak and “Muffy” Miller that Valerie “Hidden in Plain Sight” Plame is actually Super Secret Agent Double-Y Seven. This completely blew her deep cover—she had been known publicly as an Iranian nuclear weapons program expert. Imagine the mullahs’ surprise when her beard came right off with one tug! Right away, the Marines had to extract Plame from The Palm during a crowded lunch hour, at great risk.

The purpose of the telekinetic plot was to discredit Joe Wilson for reporting he had been to Niger, visited the docks one morning, and never once heard anyone shout “Hoist the yellowcake into the hold of this Iraqi cargoship, lads!” After Wilson concluded the Iraqis merely wanted to buy Niger’s primary export—novelty figurines that glowed in the dark and made your hair fall out if you stood too close—traitorous leakers went to work. That was too much for the crusading media, who are well known for hating leaks and zealously guarding national security secrets."


Ya , What clarice said.

Cecil Turner

That was a good one, but shouldn't it be agent double "X" 7?

And by far the best thing about that Superbowl incident was inspiring one of the funniest SNL skits ever (excerpt):

Vice-President Dick Cheney: Well.. I think you should flash a boob.

Condoleeza Rice: [ dismayed ] Excuse me?

Vice-President Dick Cheney: Just one headlight - real quick! [ chuckles ] See, it does two things - you win over the liberals, plus it's a distraction for the press. You flash a bosom, I guarantee you that's going to be the headline - not the Bin Laden thing! I guarantee it!

Condoleeza Rice: Sir, I was a Provost at Stanford. I am a concert-level pianist. I've read War And Peace in original Russian.

Vice-President Dick Cheney: Oh, loosen up, Condi, we're talking about one fun bag! It's perfectly natural!


Was this the only household profoundly disappointed with McCartney's choice of songs? The James Bond song over "Baby I'm Amazed"


The best of Lileks? "Think macro, live micro."

The best of McCartney? "In My Life."

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more


So Lileks is stuck in the past. Isn't that his kitschy niche?

Lesley, thanks for getting that Rocky Horror song out of my head. Since the anniversary of Lennon's death last week, "In My Life" and "I'm Only Sleeping" have been playing on a continuous internal loop.

Topsecret, what do you think of Macca's new album? Like his first solo LP that featured "Maybe I'm Amazed," he plays all the instruments. I really like "Fine Line." Maybe "Maybe" is too Linda for the Heather era?


Oh... Lesley...even the words translate well

I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

"Maybe I'm Amazed," thank you for correcting me. I liked "Fine Line" ...do not have his newest yet


Sorry but Mac is offcially LAME at this point.


The Iggles were the Pats patsys.


Lennon sang "In My Life". I realize the credit goes to Lennon/Mccartney, but that was usually a fiction. The actual composer of the lyric was often the singer. Did Mac write the words or was it John?


Funny how you guys were just talking about Paul McCartney, and I just turned on the radio, and it was playing "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Now." Weird...


Dorf, you may very well be correct wrt Lennon v McCartney as composer.

I'm trying to figure out what mental hypocrisy is playing in my mind when I can walk past great master's endless renditions of (say) "The Rape of the Sabines" with appreciation and yet, at the same time, have been offended by the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast. Perhaps it is simply a matter of venue and context. I dunno. I'm still puzzling over it.


L: it's all context man. I was not even offnded i just though it was clumsy, stupid and smelled desperate.


Look who else is stuck in 2004: Jason Leopold and Larisa Alexandrovna of Raw - Not Even Half Baked - Story!

They have repackaged their 2004 prediction that Fitzgerald is still intent on a Rove indictment with new embellishments (the absence of quotation marks and words like alleged and claimed in my description below should not be misconstrued as gullibility):

1. Rove testified before Fitzgerald's grand jury that Chris Matthews was one of the journalists with whom he shared information about Plame. Sharing - isn't that a two way street?

2. V. Novak's testimony may have saved Rove from more serious charges but did not let him off the hook for lying about his contact with reporters.

3. They still insist John Hannah is the Administration witness who turned against Rove, despite Hannah's lawyer Thomas Green telling NEWSWEEK a week before Libby's indictment that his client is not a Fitzgerald target, calling just this sort of speculation "craziness."

4. Last week Fitz brief his GJ on the latest news about Rove and one other White House official still unidentified because the Raw scoop hounds don't want it to be Armitage.

5. Rove and his attorney Luskin have an explanation why Rove directed Susan Ralston to not record Cooper's call on the official phone log.

6. Since early 2004, Fitz has suspected that Rove hid or destroyed evidence.

Two year old cookie dough, anyone?


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