Thursday, June 5, 2008

Words Words Words

Words in the News Today

Concede - a) to accept as true, valid, or accurate; b) to acknowledge grudgingly or hesitantly

Endorse - a) to approve openly ; b) to express support or approval of publicly and definitely

Crazy Hillary "Who Cares Anymore?" Update

First she said she would concede on Friday, but now says Saturday. Someone's becoming ridiculous!

Except that she sent out an email early Thursday morning apparently conceding the race to Obama.

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, says that Hillary wants to be Obama's Veep. So, OK, but my question is when did we get segregated television?

The growing consensus is that Hillary's failure to concede on Tuesday night was ungracious and classless, and has diminished her support for the vp spot.

Who doesn't love Charlie Rangel?

Harlem Representative told HRC it's over.

On the tv news, CNN's Robin Meade (not a Brainy Chick candidate) reported this morning that significant numbers of Clinton supporters, mostly older women, are still really mad at Obama and are refusing to support him. These supporters, known as Hillary's Angry Gals, or HAG's, ranted for the cameras, a la Harriet Christian, and promised to vote for John McCain, whom one HAG described as "dreamy."

Dreamy like a glass of warm milk

Speaking of John McCain, have you ever noticed how really, really white he is? He's white all right. It's like his skin has no melanin at all. His hair as well. Call me crazy, but isn't that an established indicator of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease? Something about losing the neuromelanin producing neurons in our brains.

As for Obama . . . not so white.

How To Generate Profits Without Real Dollars 101

"IDT explained that the rise in year-over-year revenues was due to a change in revenue recognition accounting that took place in the first quarter of 2008."

Can anybody do this? It sounds like something from a midnight infomercial.

Speaking of Business News . . .

Who is this young lady and what's going on at Bloomberg? Is it Prom night?

German Words That Keep Popping Up

Schadenfreude - enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others

Zeitgeist - the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era

Gestalt - a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts (hah! did you get all that?) Really what people mean here is the "gestalt effect" where you can recognize something from your overall perception of it, as opposed to seeing a particular, identifying piece of it. An example is how one's mother is recognizable from behind when fully covered in hat and coat, while walking away at a significant distance. She is recognized by her whole shape, form, motion, movements and rhythm. But it is hard for one to explain exactly what they recognized about the mother. You don't actually have to see the hairy mole on her chin. One just knows one's mother.

Friday's Random Thoughts (on Thursday)

Best News of the Week

A Breath of Fresh Air

More Good News - Caroline Will Pick Veep!

Good Times Never Felt So Good

Makes that RFK faux pas all the more awkward for she who must not be named.

Worst Metaphor of the Week

From Thomas Friedman - NYT Columnist and Journeyman of the Obvious

"Israel will remain permanently pregnant with a stillborn Palestinian state in its belly."


Obama Contemplates Hillary on Ticket

Hillary Graciously Congratulates Obama

Hah! Just kidding! Who thinks this will ever happen?

Hillary Contemplates Being Veep

She could get lucky?

Awkward For Everyone Meeting of the Week

Condi & Kiss - Go Figure

(Paul Stanley really looks like crap!)

Relatively Good War News

19 American soldiers were killed in Iraq in May 2008. That is the fewest in one month since early in 2003.

Favorite New Word of the Week

Douchebaggery - Courtesy of Wonkette. I'm sure you can figure it out.

Separated at Birth

Corporate douchebag and irony lover Larry Ellison

Ironic Rock Star Danny Bonaduce

Come to think of it, they could be the same person.