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But enough about me…

HANK: Luanne, sometimes life throws you a curve ball. Now there’s two ways you can deal with it. You can cry — and that’s the path you’ve chosen — or you can not cry.
LUANNE: How do you not cry?
HANK: Well, instead of letting it out, try holding it in. Every time you have a feeling, just stick it into a little pit inside your stomach and never let it out.
LUANNE (trying it): Are you supposed to have a pain under your rib?
HANK: Yes. That’s natural. The body doesn’t want to swallow its emotions. But now you go ahead and put that pain inside your stomach too.
LUANNE: I think it’s workin’, Uncle Hank. I feel sick, but not sad.

               — King of the Hill “Luanne’s Saga”

I’ve hardly been back 48 hours and I’m already bored stiff with my own whinging. Whinging. That’s Britspeak for “being a pussy.” AKA “big girl’s blouse.”

Okay, I don’t really get that one. Is it, like, “big girl’s blouse” or “big girl’s blouse“?

I do not know! Anyway, this moving thing has got me downer than down, but I’ll try not to be so much of a one. Big girl’s whatever. Must keep eyes on prize: a life of indolence and drunkenness undreamt-of since the ancient Boneless Empress of Upper Boozistan. Shhhh…don’t tell Uncle B!

Hey, how ’bout that Hillary Clinton?


Comment from Dawn
Time: January 10, 2008, 12:07 am

I’m sorry you’re sad weasel. Hugs.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 10, 2008, 12:09 am

Stoaty, aren’t you minus some sleep still? Best get at it.

I had a bunch of advice typed up, but I doubt you want to hear it right now.

Uh…this too will pass?

Comment from porknbean
Time: January 10, 2008, 2:00 am

I’m sorry for your worries weasel, it won’t be terribly long before the move is done and you can inebriate bonelessly into the arms of your mustelid prince.

Brrrrr….. You just had to bring up the Clinton didn’t you? Remove it from your brain at once. You don’t need that kind of sick feeling on top of the other.

Comment from porknbean
Time: January 10, 2008, 3:12 am

Hey McGoo. Either yesterday or the day before, while listening to Rush, the news came on and said something about the courts? maybe coming to some conclusion about the ballot language on banning affirmative action in MO. I tuned in right at the end and didn’t catch the whole thing. You wouldn’t happen to know any updates on it would you?

I checked Ward Connerly’s sight and didn’t see anything there.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: January 10, 2008, 3:37 am

It’s ‘big girl’s blouse’ (or ‘big girl’s blouse‘). Or at least that’s the way I’ve always thought of it as.
I love King of the Hill. Some of my life’s most exciting instances happened whilst that was playing to itself in the background.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 10, 2008, 5:25 am

PnB – there is info on the affirmative action stuff here:


Wiki tells me this “whinging” is directly equal to the american “whining”. What is this “big girls blouse” stuff?

Comment from porknbean
Time: January 10, 2008, 10:37 am

Thank you McGoo. Didn’t think to look there since I don’t usually watch any tv other than CSI on occasion. Glad to see the judge struck down Carnahan’s sneaky-assed language….. the original proposed wording was simple enough to understand.

Big girl’s blouse? Haven’t a clue. Though I have heard that ‘big girl’ is the term Hillary was referred to as by the WH staff when she was there. Prolly ’cause she was a bitch with a temper that one didn’t want to cross?

Comment from Gnus
Time: January 10, 2008, 12:00 pm

Cheer up, Sweasel. Probably jet lug, as McGoo suggests.

As to the blouse thingie

And here I was, hoping for boobs.

(Jet lug seems more descriptive than jet lag.)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 10, 2008, 1:15 pm

Aw, shucks, y’all. I wasn’t complaining. Just apologizing for being so boring lately. This ‘life’ stuff is seriously cutting into my websurfing and navel-probing.

Comment from porknbean
Time: January 10, 2008, 3:00 pm

Well then, in that case, thank you very much for bringing up Clinton, because I have been down since Monday thinking about all of these assbag politicians and the assbags who vote for them without knowing or wanting to know one damn thing about them. And then the stoopid women who voted for the red queen because she acted out some tears? WTF? Last time she cried was when she found out she didn’t have a willie. Not talking about Bill here, I think she lived through him…if you know what I mean.

And can someone tell me why independents get to vote for the other party’s candidates in these caucusses? Why should the other partys suffer because they made the choice not to be in them?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 10, 2008, 3:41 pm

Weaz – you need to think of yourself as – like – the Chairman of the Fed or sumpin: the slightest hint of a whisper of an issue, or even a careless comment in passing, will be picked up by us MSM (Main Stream Minions) and blown all out of proportion. You know how the MSM is – can’t ever get it right, and biased out the ass.

And Hillary can go suck it. Her and her tears.

This election cycle is really the pits: I really don’t like any of the (R)s at all, and can’t decide which of the (D) I utterly despise more.

I wish all the candidates would disappear and we could start over.

I mean – is this the best America can offer? It’s beyond pathetic. Its the worst batch of candidates I have ever seen in my life.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 10, 2008, 4:14 pm

It’s just the same here, McGoo. All it does for me is reinforce that old saying – whoever you vote for, some bloody politician always wins.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 10, 2008, 4:52 pm

Yeah – politicians shouldn’t be allowed to run for public office.

But Uncle B, I fear that the US is at the cusp of critical decisions right now. Health Care (how to avoid nationalizing it), Border Security (and how to improve it), Islamofascism (and how to fight it), and Energy (and how to avoid the GW socialist fanatics).

Plus – this country needs to face the fact that most of our so-called allies seem to have gone big girls blouse (Did I use that right? I didn’t think so) and are no longer reliable.

I really, really believe the next President is going to set the shape and texture of the next half century. It can be a very good future, or rather bleak.

Comment from porknbean
Time: January 10, 2008, 4:53 pm

I agree McGoo but at least half of the R’s I won’t have to choke so much while voting for them…..especially when you compare the blatant Stalinist jihadi asskissers on the other side.
I mean crap, even the jihadis are out there telling us that they support the dems. They know they will get what they want with them. And the media utters not one peep or asks why.
I hate this. If people would only pay a little attention. I’m more disappointed in the people. Too many want something for nothing, not thinking that ‘free’ comes at a steep cost. Heard some idiot say that even if universal healthcare = rationing and poor quality, he is okay with it because it would be more than what he has now. Stoopid shit….work harder and demand more of your representatives to open up the market so that you can take care of yourself instead of climbing in my pocket.

*mumble…there is nowhere else to go…mumble, mumble…we tossed the crown out for lesser offense…

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: January 10, 2008, 5:13 pm

PnB – I’ve been mumbling away like you for some time now.

Best solution I’ve heard is from Weaz: go to Chile. It’s warm, there’s lots of beachfront & mountains. Cost of living is low – and fairly stable. Food’s supposed to be good, too.

I’m actually contemplating (no shit) a trip there this Fall simply because I’ve never been to South America. Mexico – yes, but not SA.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 14, 2008, 10:12 pm

Maybe “big girl’s blouse” is some popularized personal saying. My wife and I have a phrase: “Wearing Bubba’s underwear.” It means “quite pissed off.”

I believe I’ll leave it at that.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: January 14, 2008, 10:15 pm

Steamboat: Don’t forget Costa Rica. The citizens there speak Spanish so clearly you hardly need to know Spanish to understand them. And they’re good people (of course, I’ve noticed that people everywhere are pretty good people).

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