• Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 23:25:18View | Delete

    Your ability to miss the nuance is stunning. Mazel, etc.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 23:14:36View | Delete

    I don’t have to present any evidence of anything since I didn’t make any grand pronouncements.

    But, if you missed the finale (and I take it that you did), you might have been as surprised as I was that Henry Freakin’ Kissinger was amongst the folks who came to show their support and enjoyment of Colbert’s 9 years of intelligent and provocative poking. I was, in fact, kind of flummoxed by the appearance of Henry the K. In thinking about it, I figure that Colbert got the last laugh….. imagine Henry the K showing up for a finale for Bill O’Reilly. Don’t think THAT would happen!

    Sell out? I don’t think Steven Colbert sold out. I think he prevailed!

    YMMV

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 22:59:28View | Delete

    Family gatherings can be such a joy. Continue to enjoy your get together. And hugs to your mom for doing the in-gathering.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 22:40:00View | Delete

    So glad you are enjoying the family gathering, CT. Carry on!

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 22:35:57View | Delete

    Did you ever watch the Colbert Report?

    I guess I’m just kind of nonplussed that you passed judgment on him : “Colbert has sold out.” And found that “not surprising” while “know[ing] nothing about Colbert”

    Upon what do you generally base your opinions?

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 22:24:19View | Delete

    What led to your judgment that Colbert ‘sold out’? And what led to your finding that “not surprising”? Just curious as to how you arrived at that conclusion.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post The Roundup for December 19th, 2014

    2014-12-19 22:15:09View | Delete

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  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-19 00:04:35View | Delete

    Good night. And good luck.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-19 00:01:02View | Delete

    I’m going to miss Colbert. Would love to see a list of all the folks who sang with him, “We’ll meet again.” Certainly a better end of run than some other long term shows!~

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 22:16:31View | Delete

    Absolutely! I’ve been talking with my girls lately about how their kids sometimes get them into the crazy zone…… and I just say, “Enjoy them now.” It all goes fast. From diapers to diapers and and the adventures in between……….life is something! Enjoy.

    I told one of my grand-twins this weekend about how I’d told his mother that I couldn’t hear her when she whined….. always told my kids, “I can’t hear you when you whine.” My grandson looked at me in wonder… “Reeealllyyyy????” “Yep, really, just can’t hear whining.” I’m still laughing. I told the truth, and I think that he will rethink whether or not whining works for him…………knowing that it certainly won’t work with his Grammy…. since I certainly cannot hear him when he’s whining.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 22:01:21View | Delete

    This is personal……. I hope you enjoy these last months, years with your mom. I sure enjoyed them with my dad…. he was a hoot-and-a-half and never lost a bit of his intelligence. I’m missing him immensely and so glad that I had the 3 and a half years that I (and my daughter and her twins) had with him. Very special. It’s like when you have little kids, everyone says, “It goes so fast”…. and it does. Same at end stages. Enjoy what you can.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:51:48View | Delete

    Well, he probably wouldn’t get out of there alive ( a la’ Pat Tillman) but I’d like someone to stand up…… so, yes, I agree with you even if I think it’s a fool’s errand.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:42:53View | Delete

    Oh, I was really hoping for whatever the young folks are listening to! I’m so out of the loop. I’d appreciate being educated on what’s popular now.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:33:21View | Delete

    Hey, Suz, hope you are enjoying a well deserved rest! Hugs to you and token.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:32:33View | Delete

    Heh!

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:27:21View | Delete

    Sometimes the jester comforts those who are far from home.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:19:55View | Delete

    I hear you, but I always kind of thought that some went to entertain ‘our’ brothers & sister, sons & daughters, nieces & nephews who signed up for ‘service’ for whatever reasons (no jobs, misplaced patriotism, downright stupidity, whatever) ….. even if I thought (and still think) that no one in their right mind should have “volunteered” to serve the plutocracy, I do not blame those who went to entertain them, to comfort them, to give them some connection to their eventual real life.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 21:00:40View | Delete

    I never watched Colbert as much as the Daily Show… too late; I work. But whenever I did watch, I recognized intelligence……….and, well, that’s something that is sadly lacking on most of the TeeVee. I won’t watch him on the late night, but I’m glad for what he brought to those who wanted a bit of sensibility and smarts in the dark.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Juke Box Hero

    2014-12-18 20:51:56View | Delete

    Hey, CT. Slow night, I see. Busy folks. I’m staying up to see the last of Colbert Report….. just ‘cuz. Maybe the traffic will pick up.

  • Dearie commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Help Me

    2014-12-17 21:40:27View | Delete

    Hi, BB. With all the warnings to save water, I cannot imagine allowing water to be wasted on fracking. Just doesn’t make sense. I pass a flashing sign almost daily, “Severe Drought, Save Water.” Yes….. save clean water!

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