Saturday, August 18, 2007

Where You At?

Nobody does lolz Lauras. Why is that?

This is from the official White House website. The official caption reads:

This morning, Mrs. Laura Bush called Barbara Morgan, an astronaut and former teacher who will travel to space for the first time on the flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.

Given how much time Ms. Bush spends in geosynchronous orbit, she could just wait until the shuttle gets close by and then wave.

14 comments:

FranIAm said...

i haz buttons. i can't write -laughing too hard.

i haz stumak ake now!

laura lolz!!

Jess Wundrun said...

Maybe it's because pickles doesn't make us laugh.

You could do Gufbalz Laura, since she's hopped up on them.

Or golz Lauras because she makes us grimace out loud.

FWIW.

Splotchy said...

I am Splotchy and I support your message.

Keep churning these out, man!

Matty Boy said...

I understand your feelings, Jess. I realize it's not very modern to make fun of Ms. Bush. It's kind of like laughing at Foster Brooks or Crazy Guggenheim or Cheech and Chong. But making fun of the chemically addled has a long tradition and I for one am not willing to give up on it just yet.

Zoey & Me said...

It's her eyes . . . she has crazy eyes.

Jess Wundrun said...

Oh, Matty, don't think I'm not all for making fun of Laura. Hell, I might just be the one to put up the blog! It's just more of a schadenfreude type of sad/fun than a cotton candy type of whimsy/fun.
-or-
The space between Condi and Ursula
-or-
Funny arrgh arrgh
instead of
Funny har har, if you will.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

In my previous life as an emerging-markets hedge-fund manager I became friendly with some Texas friends of George and Laura -- way before anyone know who the fuck he was. Heard that Laura was THE woman to see at UT for dope and that she and George were a lot of fun to hang out with. Wha'appen?

LOVE the Crazy Guggenheim reference. I first read about him in Bouton's BALL FOUR.

You'll get no stupid jokes about anybody's choices of intoxicants from Kelso. If the Bushes were not to hard-hearted, I could probably have liked them.

Don't believe for a second Laura told Georgie "Jim Beam or me." Great Rovianism. That's it. They should have stayed a fun Dallas/Houston couple and never played into this thing.

If so many weren't dead and the wake of their tsunami were not so awful, I might still be willing to forgive. Now? NEVER

KELSO'S NUTS said...

Oh, by the way, I'm not a converted Republican. I went into my MBA program as a left-wing radical and came out as a left-wing radical who knew how to make money.

Distributorcap said...

keep Laura far away from the shuttle -- after what she did to her car and boyfriend back in '63, do not let her pilot ANY shuttles

fairlane said...

Poor, poor, poor Pickles.

Eventually she'll realize she can't medicate away her conscience, and then she'll jump off a bridge.

Alas...

Matty Boy said...

Dear fairlane,

It's my view that the start of civility is not wishing our political opponents dead. We live in a time when it's considered un-American not to wish Osama bin Laden dead, and we were all supposed to be happy when Saddam was killed and the press openly displayed the bodies of Uday and Qusay, but I think we should draw the line at calling for the death of people.

For example, I called Bob Murray and Erin Burnett closer to cockroaches than human. The right-wing radio host Melanie Morgan said the leader of votevets.org was a cockroach that should be exterminated. There's a difference and I think it's an important one.

Just sayin'.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

You know I agree, Matty. Just speaking the truth without invective is more than enough.

I'm not thoroughly convinced,however, that Osama bin Laden is more enemy than friend of Bush, if he exists at all.

brownie said...

Because I'm such a prat about facts...

Geosynchronous orbits are at an altitude of around 22,500 miles. The space shuttle MAXED OUT can reach about 400 miles in altitude. So she would indeed be easier to spot on the roof of the White House than riding piggy back on a communications satellite.

Sorry, I just had to.

Matty Boy said...

Hey, brownie... it's a metaphor, innit?!?

Still, thanks for the 'splainin'.