The smell of desperation is strong in this one…

November 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

That smell of desperation I’m talking about is what most retailers are often reeking with at this time of the year, and my use of “this one” refers to this year in particular, as we circle the bowl on the way to the drain, and is not meant to be taken as the way many republicans often speak of a certain member at the top of the Democratic party. Although, if Brother Barry doesn’t get his ass in gear and take this fight directly to the retardican (oxymoron here, I know) party leaders, it might well come to that.

 Republicans often chant:  Ho Ho Ho, we’re all Hoe’s on this bus.

Ah, but I digress once again. My Thursday issue of the Los Angeles Times arrived on my doorstep with a loud thump at 5 a.m. this morning at what must be nearly twice the thickness of even the normally bloated Sunday edition. This phone book like girth is because it’s jammed full of advertisements for sales that are pushing every imaginable thing that can be sold including nearly unimaginable stuff that someone somewhere with more money than brains will buy.

Get up off your ass and do your part for the economy.

I urge you to try and exemplify the American way of life….

Go out there and buy things you don’t actually need with money you don’t actually have to impress people that actually don’t mean shit to you.

Or Mitch “Turtle head”  McConnell may find that christmas isn’t “too big to fail”

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  • 1. lulu  |  November 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    “It’s the American way, go out and buy things you don’t need with money you don’t have to impress people that don’t matter.”

    Amen, brother. Having said that, yesterday was a near miss. A trip to Costco to return a defective laptop. A moment walking through the TV displays. Oh boy, that 46″ Sony LED/120Hz looked mighty fine. Hmm. Maybe I need that. Then to the AT&T store to return a defective U-verse remote device. While waiting, I spent a nano-second looking at the Samsung skyrocket mobile. Two Agents of Retail descended and I was one signature away from buying the Skyrocket, a Samsung tablet, a keyboard, and a data plan for the tablet that costs $420 a year.

    I decided I would buy the TV and the Samsung package. But first I would go home. I mean I was DEFINITELY buying the stuff. No doubt. But. First. Home.

    Once on terra firma I cooked stuffing and cranberry sauce for today. Watched Contagion and PBS’s Woody Allen Pt. 2 and didn’t think about The Stuff again until now, when you mentioned the totally F—-d up country we live in.

    Happy 24th of November.

    • 2. tahocardoc  |  November 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Don’t recall this lunatic behavior happening all the way back in my youth during the sixties, nor my teens during the seventies, though we did have a habit as a family to congregate at one of the mountain ski areas for Thanksgiving to “consume” lift tickets and mountain air. Haven’t researched it but I’d be willing to bet the house (if I still had one) that some marketing genius of that golden era of Reaganomics, “the eighties” came up with the Black Friday campaign. Fast forward to 2011 and I’d bet those Friday shop ’til you droppers are “true patriots” in some circles.
      What a world, what a world!
      Happy Turkey weekend –


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