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Congratulations Sockless Joe!

At last, one of the inconsiderate bastards on the list has died. Sockless Joe had Alexander Haig in the deadpool, and Al will not be down for breakfast. Joe, if you want the precious spotted dick, drop me a line with a snailmail address.

If you don’t, I don’t blame you. Last thing you need is Uncle B and me showing up unannounced at your door to mooch.

Thanks to Janna for noticing Al had fallen off the perch. Hold that thought on your pick, though, please. Since it’s free for all and first come, first served, I think I’ll institute a new tradition — we’ll start a new deadpool THE FRIDAY AFTER THE LAST ONE CONCLUDES. Okay? So that’s next Friday. I can set it up to auto-post.

What time of day is fairest for all?

Remember, it’s for another fabulous spotted dick!


Comment from wendyworn
Time: February 20, 2010, 2:15 pm

Just thought that you might like to know that the Obesity Czar herself, the First Lady has vowed to eliminate all food deserts from America with in the next seven years. I do not make this shit up. Here is the link


Comment from David Gillies
Time: February 20, 2010, 2:45 pm

Well since in seven years’ time she’ll have been the former First Lady for five years I think we can safely ignore the silly cow. Food deserts are a myth, anyway.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: February 20, 2010, 2:52 pm

oh. never mind. I just got up. I thought she was talking about desserts! not deserts. grr

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: February 20, 2010, 3:27 pm

Hrrrm…Can I take Dessert in America as my next pick in the Deadpool?

Oh, and I’m not dead yet. Just busy.

Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: February 20, 2010, 5:12 pm

“Oh, and I’m not dead yet.”

That just makes me think about the Monty Python bit:
“I’m not dead yet!”
“But you soon will be.”

Comment from Mike C.
Time: February 20, 2010, 7:13 pm

I still want Charles Johnson, but I want to broaden to mercy killing OR suicide.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: February 20, 2010, 9:11 pm

Time of day? I’d say either first thing in the morning or after everyone gets home from work (central time, of course). (I don’t post on blogs at work.)

Oh, you wanted fairest for ALL. Sorry, that’s just for me. 😛

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2010, 9:33 pm

Judging from traffic patterns, Mrs P, a shocking amount of surfing goes on from work.

But since you were the first to respond, I’m tempted to let you pick 🙂

Comment from JuliaM
Time: February 21, 2010, 4:51 am

“Remember, it’s for another fabulous spotted dick!”

Someone who doesn’t know English food and can’t Google is going to be sooooo disappointed! 😉

Comment from JuliaM
Time: February 21, 2010, 4:54 am

From that video of Mrs O: “And I know that this issue is a great concern to all of you, everyone around this country. We all care about our kids. “

Why do they do this? Clearly, we don’t all ‘care about our kids’ or there’d be no need for social services.

It’s just soundbites, isn’t it? Wasted electrons.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 21, 2010, 8:46 am

The ‘surfing from work’ thing came up in conversation with a businessman last week.

Innocently, I suggested to him that he must have been raking it in during the recent snow, as people had nothing better to do than sit around all day at home scurfing the innertubes.

“Oh, no!” quoth he. “Online sales dropped like a stone. Most people surf and buy during the daytime, from work.”

In my sweet little puritan way, I was… rather shocked.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 21, 2010, 9:41 am

Traffic goes down significantly on weekends. For everyone, near as I can tell. One of the reasons I decided it would be safe to resteses on weekends.

It’s odd to me, though. I’m usually banging around the web all weekend, grouchy that nothing is updating.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: February 21, 2010, 12:02 pm

Why do they do this? Clearly, we don’t all ‘care about our kids’ or there’d be no need for social services.

Most parents believe (or at least want to believe) that they care about their kids; it’s even true, in a sense, of most of them. Problem is, a lot of them don’t have a clue how to turn caring into competent parenting.

And–any time you are depending on enlisting people’s voluntary efforts to change their lives, it’s counterproductive to start off by accusing them of fault or wrongdoing. It throws them into oppositional/defensive mode. So, you tell them you know they care about their kids, even though in many cases you may have your doubts. . .because you are more likely to get cooperation and effort if they can at least pretend to think you aren’t on to them.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: February 21, 2010, 1:10 pm

Heck, I dally with the ‘net when I’m work during all those slow times in a ninth grade classroom…which actually does happen from time to time. So I’m good. Assuming it’s one of those times, anyway. The hard part is thinking of a winning entry…Dennis Hopper? The US Congress? The space program?

Jes’ brainstorming here.

Comment from francis
Time: February 21, 2010, 9:18 pm

Personally, I’m just shocked nobody had Murtha. I should’ve been paying closer attention.

Comment from Sockless Joe
Time: February 22, 2010, 6:03 pm

Yay me!

Weaz – have you had any luck actually mailing foodstuffs to the US?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 22, 2010, 6:10 pm

Yep. It takes about ten weeks — and Enas’ beans had the seal broken — but so far everything has gotten there eventually.

Well, it’s not like I was going to fork over to send a pound of beans by air mail.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: February 22, 2010, 7:49 pm

Nina, if you mean the US space program, it’s already been killed. No fair picking something already dead.

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: February 22, 2010, 7:54 pm

Not sure what I was looking for, originally, but the Heinz label jumped out at me at one of the local grocer’s the other day.

“Spotted Dick!” it shouted!

Wasn’t near as weird as “Fruity HP!” though.

Not on my diet though. 48 grams of carbs a serving just doesn’t play well with my amateur insulin habit.

Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: February 22, 2010, 8:22 pm

I vote for midnight GMT – I’m not working on Friday and will be going out of town and I really, really don’t want to lose out on picking some politician that’s past his dirt nap time.

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