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2012-11-05 02:35:36 PM  
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mrlewish: i don't trust an author that that quotes a person that has been dead since 1946 (Gertrude Stein) about today's current situation.


I mentioned before that I was in Europe. It's not the first time that I was in Europe, I was in Europe many years ago with Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway had just written his first novel, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said that is was a good novel, but not a great one, and that it needed some work, but it could be a fine book. And we laughed over it. Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter Picasso lived on the Rue d'Barque, and he had just painted a picture of a naked dental hygenist in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Gertrude Stein said it was a good picture, but not a great one, and I said it could be a fine picture. We laughed over it and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

Francis Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald came home from their wild new years eve party. It was April. Scott had just written Great Expectations, and Gertrude Stein and I read it, and we said it was a good book, but there was no need to have written it, 'cause Charles Dickens had already written it. We laughed over it, and Hemingway punched me in the mouth.

That winter we went to Spain to see Manolete fight, and he was... looked to be eighteen, and Gertrude Stein said no, he was nineteen, but that he only looked eighteen, and I said sometimes a boy of eighteen will look nineteen, whereas other times a nineteen year old can easily look eighteen. That's the way it is with a true Spaniard. We laughed over that and Gertrude Stein punched me in the mouth.
2012-11-05 12:39:34 PM  
2 votes:
www.weknowawesome.com
2012-11-05 12:29:01 PM  
2 votes:

dehehn: Compare how much time Romney and Obama have spent in Ohio compared to California, Texas, Kentucky, New York and Alabama.


because those states have made up their mind already. It taking Ohio longer. California, Texas, Kentucky, New York and Alabama are the girls who put out on a first date. Ohio is the chick that makes you take her away for the weekend before giving it up.

sorry, drifted off...I think I need to get laid.
2012-11-05 12:24:07 PM  
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.


Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds
2012-11-05 12:07:02 PM  
2 votes:
Unless Ohio picks a Republican for president then it's fine. Amirite New Republic?
2012-11-05 12:06:55 PM  
2 votes:
Aw c'mon. Give them this at least. After all, they're stuck there in Ohio. Don't take this away from them. It's all they've got in life.

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2012-11-05 12:06:32 PM  
2 votes:
FTA:
To those who know it well, in a way the Census Bureau only could if it were based in Akron or Sandusky, the soul of Ohio is its utter soullessness.

Well. That escalated quickly.
2012-11-05 01:14:53 PM  
1 vote:
The voters and Obama's coming,
We're definitely gonna pown.
This summer I hear the drubbing,
Obama's ahead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it
Voters are cutting him down
Romney's been done long ago.
2012-11-05 12:52:20 PM  
1 vote:

d23: Kyndig: As a hoosier who spent a LOT of time in Ohio, I totally agree...

Indiana is A LOT worse than Ohio.

They have bought Rmoney's and Lie'n Ryan's schtick completely.

Don't count on a Hoosier to be a deep thinker.



Based on my experience.... THIS.

I'm from Alabama, and the south is obviously worse, but it wears it on its sleeve, Of those places that are supposed to somewhat better than the south, yet are really just in complete and utter denial, Indiana seems to be the worst. Most of the hoosiers I've known are much less belligerent than the out-and-out rednecks, I've known... but they harbor the same basic attitudes.

It's the difference between "Ni**ers are lazy damn thieves" and "You know, black people just can't help themselves. They don't have our work ethic or morals. They just don't see nothing wrong with stealing. I don't got nothing against them, but that's just the truth of it."

Now, I have some terrific hoosier friends who are absolutely wonderful people... But, my experience with Indiana culture has been that it is every bit as filled with racists and catty Bible-thumping "church lady" types and the utterly banal image of America as "John Wayne, cryin' eagles, and Lee Greenwood songs" as any Alabama backwater.
2012-11-05 12:43:38 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Lebron James [had] the privilege of severing his blah Ohio roots and transplanting himself to colorful Miami.

Another Fark meme goes global.
2012-11-05 12:38:42 PM  
1 vote:

Mrtraveler01: Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds

Bascially this.

Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.


It's like a ven-diagram of herp and derp.
2012-11-05 12:36:06 PM  
1 vote:

doctor wu: Is there such a thing as UNDERzealous lawn ornamentaion?


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2012-11-05 12:28:31 PM  
1 vote:
Is there such a thing as UNDERzealous lawn ornamentaion?
2012-11-05 12:28:28 PM  
1 vote:

Mrtraveler01: Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.


Almost heaven
East Ohio....
2012-11-05 12:27:40 PM  
1 vote:

Blue_Blazer: Mrtraveler01: The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia

You've never been to Southeast Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio, the worst of both worlds


Bascially this.

Once you leave Columbus heading East on I-70. Technically you're still in Ohio but it's pretty much West Virginia.
2012-11-05 12:24:58 PM  
1 vote:
I love it here. I moved here from Texas. My vote finally counts, too! That's just a bonus.
2012-11-05 12:19:47 PM  
1 vote:
Human beings of vision and vitality will do almost anything to leave Ohio. This urge has benefited America's space program. John Glenn got as far from Ohio as he could. Neil Armstrong, with better technology, got further.

OK, now THAT's funny :D
2012-11-05 12:18:47 PM  
1 vote:

The Great EZE: I'd much prefer Ohio than the Deep South and Appalachia


You've never been to Southeast Ohio.
2012-11-05 12:12:33 PM  
1 vote:

Granny_Panties: Are the mods just green lighting everything submitted to the politics tab today?


It's Apocalypse Eve! Don't grinch it for us.
2012-11-05 12:12:01 PM  
1 vote:
Some fool in Cleveland, that could not even name the Vice President, should not be the one pocking the next president.
2012-11-05 12:09:31 PM  
1 vote:
There are two good buckeyes: one is a confection and the other is my wife
2012-11-05 12:08:55 PM  
1 vote:
Ohio isn't picking the president, New York and California are.

Ohio is just a fluffer.
 
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