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And the winner is…

Election night, we had a little contest: guess the makeup of the 112th Congress. Contestants guessed the final number of GOP in the House and the Senate as separate numbers, the difference between the two added up would be the final score. The prize was dick, of course. It’s always dick.

I was going to post everybody’s guesses so y’all could see I really did do my homework and tot them all up (and so’s you could check if I missed anything), but then I realized that our outsized exuberance on that evening might be a little sad, seen growing smaller in the rearview mirror. So, ummm…figures released upon request.

The final tally is: 242 Pubbies in the House, 47 in the Senate (I’m counting Murky red).

Without further blah-blah-blah, the winner is: Some Vegetable! With a pick of 240/47 and, therefore, a score of 2. Monotone The Elderish matched that score with a guess of 243/48, but lost the timestamp. Some Veg was the very first guess, and the closest.

Congratulations, Veg! You know what to do if you want your dick.

Thanks for playing, folks, and have a great weekend.


Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 10, 2010, 11:41 pm

So close and yet so far away. Story of my life. I will just have to console myself with the extraordinary number of republican pickups on the state level.

Oh, yeah, contests to some vegetable.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 11, 2010, 12:40 am

Ummmm, make that congrats to some vegetable…..I blame my iPad and it’s damn intuitive spelling.

Comment from some vegetable
Time: December 11, 2010, 1:13 am

HOORAY! I only regret that I didn’t lose to a higher count in the Senate! Guess we have to wait till 12 for that, but in the meantime I get tobrag to all my friends that I got dicked by a weasel 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 11, 2010, 1:16 am

Remember…give me your address, and some day I might turn up on your doorstep with a bindle and a sad story.

Comment from Monotone The Elderish
Time: December 11, 2010, 1:45 am

Lol, so close, ah well, i’ll have to dream some more…. congrats veg!

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 11, 2010, 3:41 am

Yay, SV! I hope you eat the dick with relish!

Or catchup, whatever. 🙂

Comment from j2
Time: December 11, 2010, 3:48 am

did that oliphant just crap on ottawa? or was it shitcargo, ill annoyed.

Comment from memomachine
Time: December 11, 2010, 7:20 pm


So. Did you folks see Obama & Clinton press conference?

Strange doesn’t even begin to cover it.

I now have hopes for a Zombie Reagan 54th term….

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 11, 2010, 10:43 pm

Oh, man…that was high-larious. Slick Willy’s still got game.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 12, 2010, 8:25 am

The Obama presser was…weird. I know we’re laughing about it now, but it is deeply troubling. This raises very serious (and hitherto un-aired) questions about Obama’s fitness for office. OK, if you’re in a bi-weekly orientation meeting with your co-workers to discuss your market penetration strategy amongst middle-income consumers in the Florida panhandle and you say, “Mike, can we wrap this up, because I promised my daughter I’d be there for her ballet recital and I’ll catch hell from Claire if I’m not?” then the world owes you a break. If you are the 44th President of the UNITED FUCKING STATES, this is not the case.

Next time, can we get someone who takes the job seriously?

Comment from Bill (now the .000357% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: December 12, 2010, 1:36 pm

Heh. A couple of the Iraqi pilots asked me which Obama got elected in ’08, Barry or Michelle…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 12, 2010, 3:52 pm

Bill ‘n’ fractions: do not let my jocular tone belie the seriousness with which I regard this. At least when Edward VIII abdicated he had the decency to tell everybody. I am really worried that Obama has pretty much given up the Presidency as a bad job in a fit of petulance because we do not all recognise his cosmic awesomeness, and that’s just mean. As a libertarian, I wouldn’t regard that as necessarily a bad thing had the ship of state been steering in approximately the right direction. But in actuality we have pirates swarming over the bridge while the engine room is making full revolutions towards a reef-stricken coast.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 12, 2010, 5:30 pm

But David – “Law Enforcement” will keep enabling them to the bitter end!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 12, 2010, 8:24 pm

No, I’m not really pleased at this turn of events, either. A power vacuum in the Oval Office would be deadly dangerous. And it’s not as if he has good people around him giving him advice who can step in and carry him.

Thank Christ we have a Republican majority coming into the House soon. Not that it’ll make up the difference.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 12, 2010, 11:08 pm

Apologies if any of you view this site with RSS or something. I prematurely published a post (I blame the fact that “preview” and “publish” both start with P).

Trying to line up a few, as I suspect I’ll do a whole LOT of slacking over Christmas. And we’ve decided our Christmas holiday officially begins tonight.

Merry Christmas!

Comment from memomachine
Time: December 13, 2010, 2:51 am


I was the most astonishing thing I’ve ever seen a President do. I just hope we won’t be looking back at this and saying “That’s when it started”. Whatever “it” might be, it can’t be good.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 13, 2010, 12:09 pm

Oh, “it” started LONG before this.

Comment from tjcarr
Time: December 13, 2010, 2:49 pm

Glad to see other people share my sense of unease at that presser. I didn’t find it funny at all, that the Leader of the Free World….isn’t too interested in his job. Gave me chills.
On the other hand, it could be really entertaining to watch the mental disintegration of a President. If I didn’t live in this country, that is.

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