web analytics

No post. Sulking.

Meh. We had a power outage and lost the artwork for tonight’s post (it wasn’t great, but you don’t know that). Then my server fell over and waved its legs in the air for a while.

Not my night. No post. Drink now.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2011, 12:20 am

Much coolness. Listen to the Shepard tone (be sure to hit the button and listen).

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: January 21, 2011, 12:25 am


Its all the full Wolf Moon’s fault.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 21, 2011, 12:26 am

Poor Stoat… Methinks you need a bottle of Stranahans Colorado Whiskey and a good movie night to lift your spirits….

Comment from Gromulin
Time: January 21, 2011, 12:59 am

Great replacement pitcher…says it all.

Comment from Deborah
Time: January 21, 2011, 1:41 am

Snake bit. It happens. I’d blame it on the full moon, too. But anytime you draw a weasel for us is good.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: January 21, 2011, 2:13 am

Second Deborah’s motion.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: January 21, 2011, 2:14 am

Just hope you’re not planning on dipping into whatever may be left of that elderberry stuff that left you woozy a while ago. I mean, after your piece on Kevorkian and all…

Comment from Monotone The Elderish
Time: January 21, 2011, 2:27 am

Ugh, I feel your pain Stoaty. Frakking toasters….

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: January 21, 2011, 7:47 am

I like the sulking weasel. In fact, I like it far better than whatever you were preparing to show us. There is no possible way that what you had in progress, however good, would have pleased me as much as Sulky Weez.

So kudos to you, and enjoy the sulk.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 21, 2011, 8:12 am

That is one vexed weasel.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2011, 1:48 pm

Woozy, Monotone? It turned me into an elderberry firehose!

You know, we’ve been getting those little micro-outages more and more lately. In the evening, just long enough to screw up all the digital clocks in the house.

The UK is facing serious power shortfalls before long. I hope this isn’t the beginning of that.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: January 21, 2011, 2:05 pm

I guess y’all are just experiencing what The One has planned for us West Pondians.

Comment from steve
Time: January 21, 2011, 2:49 pm

Re: Elderberry Fire Hose Syndrome….

Anyone here over 50? Ever had to have one of those nether region periscope procedures?

Ever had to drink that wretched “prep” material, that opens the sluices back there?

I can only imagine that there is a ready market for a slightly less distasteful, alcoholic based, replacement product…

Just sayin’ is all.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 21, 2011, 4:07 pm

I’d be thoroughly boned without my UPS. A 1 kVA Tripplite unit cost me about $90 in the local big-box store. It’s a godsend. Power in the UK used to be super-reliable, absent striking Bolshevik miners. Of all the depredations the Blair/Brown terror wreaked on the UK, the neglect of energy infrastructure will probably be the one with the most damaging long-term effects. And a sad sequela of Cameron’s infirmness of purpose is the prominent Cabinet role played by the energy secretary, one Chris Huhne, quite possibly the most stupid man to have ever held an office of State (and as you can imagine, the competition for that title is fierce). Fluorescent green eco-freak, believer in AGW and windmills; he has the potential to be quite literally lethally incompetent.

I haven’t had the rear-end inspection yet, steve, although at 41 I should be thinking about it. A friend of mine who had a cancer scare and needed regularly colonoscopies said the experience of purging was curiously liberating. He said it was like one of those detox diets concentrated into 24 hours. Just make sure you have a good book to read and plenty of fluids.

Comment from Deborah
Time: January 21, 2011, 5:43 pm

The only man who ever patted me on my hip—aside from Husband—was my gastroenterologist. He was the one doctor that I would have cloned if possible. I often wondered if he was so kind and decent because he understood that his patients were at the worst possible disadvantage.

He was delighted when he found out that I was a photographer, and gave me a personal tour of his entire office so I could see his photographs—of outhouses.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2011, 7:31 pm

No, but I had to drink the barium for a fluoroscope when I was 15. I had a duodenal ulcer, back in the days when they thought those things were all about stress and Type A personalities. So I got a rep for being high strung, a scrip for barbiturates and I could duck any exam by clutching my stomach and going, “aiii! My ulcer!” Win, win, WIN.

My doctor was furious with me, though. Every time he turned away, I put my hands in front of the scope and twiddled my fingers to watch the bones dance. Woohoo!

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 21, 2011, 8:02 pm

Deborah- either we have the same gastro doc or it is a common affliction. Quite the selection of outhouse photos, including the roofless, 3-sided mountain-top houses of ease. The mind boggles.

The scope prep stuff is teh ebil. By the way, from personal experience, it tastes even worse coming back up. I had to call the doc almost in tears because I physically couldn’t finish the prep bottle– my body had had enough and was on strike. It turned out okay but I was dreading having to do it ALL OVER AGAIN. It beats dying of cancer, but once you’ve said that you’ve said everything.

Comment from George
Time: January 21, 2011, 8:05 pm

Love the Shepard Tone and the barium stories! But, I’m weird that way.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: January 21, 2011, 8:38 pm

Oh, Stoatie! This one’s for you:
All of you, that is, in the UK!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2011, 9:15 pm

That’s from a very funny sketch comedy program called Armstrong and Miller. Sadly, the guy in the sketch (um, not sure if he’s Armstrong or Miller) is actually a warmist.

In other words, he’s not kidding here. He’d like this to happen.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: January 22, 2011, 12:48 am

But I expect most of their audience would not. So they are willing to play for pay…

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: January 22, 2011, 4:44 pm

I’ve heard of your power problems, both from news reports and from my daughter. She did a term in London, and her school’s “College Centre” was in Kensington. Small place, few computers, no UPS, and it seemed that term papers were due at the same time. They learned to back up constantly, after the first rounds of panicked and outraged screaming when everything went awa’ wi’ the fairies. That was in 2004.

Same trip where she got to literally watch the Brit NHS murder two people at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. For some of us, Buraq Hussein bringing both Brit style health care and Brit style restrictions on energy fall into the same category as the “Intolerable Acts” of 1774.

Subotai Bahadur

Write a comment

(as if I cared)

(yeah. I'm going to write)

(oooo! you have a website?)

Beware: more than one link in a comment is apt to earn you a trip to the spam filter, where you will remain -- cold, frightened and alone -- until I remember to clean the trap. But, hey, without Akismet, we'd be up to our asses in...well, ass porn, mostly.

<< carry me back to ol' virginny