June 11, 2004

Late Shotgun

As this week of orgiastic Reagan remembrance draws to a close (people will surely ask “Where were you when you heard Reagan died?” in years to come) I offer you this simple list of largely unrelated items. It is my way. Ask anyone.

  • Hardest Flash Game Ever
    • It’s simple, but it takes a steady hand. Not “Operation” but requiring the same skills.
  • Eric Conveys Emotion
    • This fellow offers to convey an emotion a day, by request. The pictures are a testament to his endeavor. Some of them are quite funny. Take a stroll through them.
  • Official Bingo the Clowno Nostalgia Page (MPG file)
    • It’s a stupid little skit, but you can’t help but laugh. And then someone ran with it. Admit it—_you’re_ Bingo.
  • Bob the Ball, Ep2 (Flash)
    • Since we’re all together, we should sing about safety and/or cooperation.
  • Power to Crush The Other Kids (Quicktime)
    • The beloved Apple commercial from SNL many years ago. Send it to someone who will be annoyed.
  • Get Out Of Hell Free Cards
    • 50 for $5 sounds like a bargain to me!
  • People Falling Over dot com
    • The only website about people falling over.
  • Is calling this week “Plant the Gipper Week” a little over the top? Even if you are sick of the coverage? He’s being honored with a tax-funded state funeral, as it should be. Every president deserves something for his service to our country (even a lousy president like Bush). But there are people in my own life life sick and dying… people who actually mean something to me. Let’s have some perspective. Also, lets remember that this poor fellow suffered for a long time, alive, with Alzheimers. Yet Bush won’t give Nancy the time of day on the issue. The real tragedy is not that Reagan is dead. One could argue that this end to his suffering is a blessing under an administration that is not doing what it can to prevent a similar fate befalling other people and their families.

I swear I posted this shotgon earlier, before I went out. But better late than never.

Posted by James at June 11, 2004 4:10 PM
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“Where were you when you heard Reagan died?”

I was home listening to NPR and doing yardwork. 1st word were (I'm not kidding)"It's about bleeping time!

Posted by: Bob at June 14, 2004 9:56 AM

And then he began to hum "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead."

Posted by: Patti M. at June 14, 2004 10:09 AM

I'll be honest. I don't even remember where I was or what I was doing. I think my sole reaction was, "okay."

Posted by: Julie at June 14, 2004 10:12 AM

I simply _must_ have a "Get Out of Hell Free" card!

I wonder if there's been any action from Milton Bradley with regard to trademark infringement.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 14, 2004 11:15 AM

I grew very weary of the "All Regan All the Time" coverage. We were in California for the national week of mourning. We were particularly annoyed when we tried to go to a library on Friday and found it closed. Reagan's dead. So, out of respect, nobody will read today! WTF? Why is it a national holiday? It wasn't a national holiday when Dr. Seuss died. Or Jim Henson. And I personally think they did a lot more for society than RR did. Let's put Jim Henson on the $10 bill and Dr. Seuss on the dime!

Posted by: briwei at June 15, 2004 12:59 PM

Actually, Brian, I think not-reading is a perfect way to commemorate the president who looted educational programs across the board!

Posted by: Julie at June 15, 2004 1:23 PM

Julie, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 17, 2004 12:30 PM

You know, when you put it that way, it does make sense. If that's the case, what are we going to do to honor Dubya when he dies? Burn a library?

Posted by: briwei at June 17, 2004 2:19 PM

We're gonna sing and dance and have cake!

Posted by: Julie at June 17, 2004 2:29 PM

One small aspect of "All Reagan All the Time" that I did enjoy was that I was reminded of just how crazy it all was back then, and how much worse it is now in many respects.

Who would have thought that we would have a deficit in 2004 that would be greater than the deficit under Ronnie Rayguns?

And then there was the trip down memory lane, during which I remembered James Watt. Ah, yes. Watt. Remember him? He didn't feel that he had to protect our natural resources for future generaitons because he wasn't sure how many there would be. Pesky Second Coming, always being put off...

And then there was his proud declaration about his staff. "I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple," he said. "And we have talent." All without a trace of irony. Well, that snappy statement led him to resign. Bye bye!

I was nostalgic for my sister's T-shirt from that eara. It featured a caricature of Watt's head (remember how much he looked like a light bulb?) and said, "Pull the plug on Watt."

God, what a horrid time--then _and_ now. At least now I don't feel like I'm going to die in a nuclear holocaust, something I truly did feel as a child growing up under Reaganbush.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 17, 2004 4:18 PM

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