Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

What do New Yorkers say? “Fuhgetaboutit.”…

An exclusive NY1-Marist College poll finds most New Yorkers are opposed to the mayor’s plan, as 53 percent say it is a a bad idea and only 42 percent say it is a good one.

Most New Yorkers, 52 percent, say they are not convinced it will work. Only 45 percent say they think a ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks will help people lose weight.

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Bold actions to protect the public’s health always stir controversy at first. Smoke-free bars and restaurants, trans fat restriction and calorie posting in restaurants were all met with skepticism, but are now widely popular in New York City. They are also saving many lives each year, and life expectancy in New York City is outpacing that of the United States…

[S]tudies show that people given larger portions simply consume more without noticing it or reducing calorie consumption at subsequent meals. And portion sizes of sugary drinks have ballooned drastically over the last 50 years, from 12 ounces to 32 ounces for a large beverage at a typical fast-food restaurant, not as a result of consumer demand but because of corporate decisions…

Under our proposal, people could still choose to drink as much soda as they want. If 16 ounces (promoted as enough for three people in the 1950s!) is not enough, people could purchase two portions. Is that too much an inconvenience to reverse a national health catastrophe?

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Under the spirit of the proposed Bloomberg ban, a super-strength beer would be considered less of public nuisance than the sports drink or the soda. At present, there is no suggestion that the ban will apply at all to alcoholic beverages.

While the language of the ban has yet to be formalized, other things that are not alcoholic but are also expected to be passed over include the 870-calorie, 22-ounce chocolate McCafe milkshakes at McDonald’s and the 670-calorie, 24-ounce Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Crème at Starbucks.

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[P]ublic health advocates contend that letting everyone make their own choices has led the country to $192 billion per year in medical bills for obesity-related care. That’s a tab everyone ends up paying part of via Medicare, Medicaid and soaring rates for private health insurance.

There is nobody on the face of the planet who needs a soda, let alone a 32-ounce soda,” said Robert Lustig, a pediatric obesity researcher at the University of California at San Francisco who is a vocal proponent of restrictions on sugary drinks…

“If New York City’s initiative succeeds, it really opens up a new front,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group. “I’m sure it will encourage other cities and states to seek similar measures to reduce portion sizes.”

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When I was a kid, Coca-Cola came in 6-ounce glass bottles, and that seemed like plenty. It wasn’t all that long ago that a 12-ounce soda was considered perfectly sufficient—even large. But walk into any pizzeria or deli these days and you’ll have a very hard time even finding 12-ounce cans of anything. 20-ounce plastic bottles are now considered the standard single-serving size. The same thing has happened with hot drinks. Remember the Starbucks 8-ounce “short” cup of coffee? That’s not on the menu anymore. If you walk in and ask for a small, you get a 12-ounce “tall.” Small is tall.

The reason for all this supersizing is basic economics. When you go to a McDonalds or Wendy’s, the cost of serving you is pretty much fixed because what they have to spend on the food is almost negligible compared to what they pay for their workers and floor space. However, if they can get you to pay, say, 25 cents more for 5 cents worth of soda, the franchise owner earns a tidy profit and you walk out the door thinking you’ve gotten an absolutely fantastic deal by paying only a few extra pennies for a drink that’s as big as your head…

The ban on large drinks, on the other hand, could reset our notion of what a normal beverage serving looks like, and that could make all the difference.

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I believe America is in a crisis now, not only of corporate or governmental social responsibility, but of personal social responsibility; we’re uncertain of whether Wall Street or Uncle Sam has our best interest at heart, but just the same we should be looking at our neighbor. Our problem is not simply a matter of sugar, fat and salt; it is a matter of choice, behavior and education. We live in a country where we make sure our children are mathematically educated enough to figure out that two 16-ounce sodas will get them their Big Gulp fix, but where roughly 96 percent of them are not required to have daily physical education classes in school. What exactly are we teaching them about behavior and choice?…

Type 2 diabetes, in which insidious sugar sources like soda play a big role, costs this country in excess of $174 billion each year. Most Type 2 diabetics know that their lifestyles are unhealthy but do not take adequate action to prevent or reverse the disease. And who pays for it? How would we react to a corporation that did the very same? (Note: This is NOT an attack on diabetics; I am merely illustrating a point.)

And my point is simply this: Drinking soda, or better stated, our right to drink soda, is actually good for us. Isn’t that what makes America great? We’re the land of free choice. However, when government takes an arbitrary legislative potshot at the symptom, not the cause, of a problem, how much better off are we? Do we want to be hobbled by government making lifestyle choices for us, or empowered by government teaching and supporting better choices? I for one would much rather see legislation making daily physical education and nutrition classes mandatory for our students, ingraining better lifestyles and choices. And I’d love to see the Big Gulp yanked — not due to legislation, but due rather to poor sales from a healthy, educated consumer.

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Sugary drinks now provide 7% of the calories in the American diet, the largest single national source of calories. Teen boys average more than a quart of sugary soda per day. Even adults who say they are trying to lose weight still drink more two 12-ounces cans per day, on average…

Some object that the mayor’s proposal to restrict serving sizes will restrict liberty. But the liberty restricted is not the liberty of the soda-drinker. If they wish, soda drinkers can buy a 2-liter bottle of soda at the grocery for about $1.70 and pour as much of it down their throats as they wish. The liberty that is being restricted is the liberty of the soda seller to manipulate known human weaknesses to the seller’s advantage and the buyer’s detriment.

Human beings are not reasoning machines. We are animals who have inherited certain propensities not always well-adapted to modern urban life. We evolved in conditions of food scarcity. Our bodies have adapted to store food energy against famine; our subrational minds crave sweetness. The sugary beverage industry has invested massively to understand better how to use our very human natures against us.

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Are we not capable stewards of our own welfare? In general, yes, but the government has taxed cigarettes to high heaven, as a means (successful) of steering us away from them, and made it illegal to partake of many recreational drugs. Like those substances, heavily sugared soft drinks are wholly unnecessary and are implicated in health problems that wind up affecting all of us, not just the individual suffering from them. Food ceased to be a frontier too far when the fraction of American adults who qualify as obese climbed above one in three.

We’re fat, folks. Seriously, dangerously fat. And you don’t need statistics to tell you that; you just need to look around. All three people ahead of me in line in a food shop in Des Moines last month qualified as morbidly obese; they had 900 pounds — easy — among them. One of every two people in line with me at a Coney Island concession stand last weekend were carrying at least 25 extra pounds. When this many people are this overweight, you have not only an epidemic. You have a new normal, a context in which each obese person is less likely to recognize and appreciate the magnitude of his or her health problem because it’s entirely unexceptional…

Is Bloomberg putting us on a slippery slope? Maybe. But we have a long way to slide before there’s a cause for alarm commensurate with the urgency of the problem he’s trying to whittle away at. And the government routinely meddles in the markets and our lives when private behavior has severe public consequences. We reached that larded intersection scores of Big Gulps and dozens of pounds ago.

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults oppose a law that would ban the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces. Just 24% favor a law like the one Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed as a way to fight obesity. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided about it.

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Via the Corner.


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….end the day…with that little sh!t!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM

…smoke pot…ok…drink pop…go to jail!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:44 PM

…that little twerp smokes fat ones…so thinks he’s big!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM

…everybody fill the liqour cabinet for tomorrow?

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM

…oh oh!…looks like I need a drink now!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

KOOLAID2!!!

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

So let me get this straight: the Mayor wants to ban junk food and soda, but is advocating for less enforcement of marijuana offenses? Could it be that it’s all part of a cunning plan to drive the potheads out of NYC? I suppose they’ll have to go to New Jersey to satisfy their cravings for junk food. Hmmmm….now it’s all starting to make sense.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

“… but just the same we should be looking at our neighbor.”

Meh…

… just like Cuba.

Oh, wait…!

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Hi Koolaid. I didn’t see you over there!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…now, cracking a 40 0z beer…just for Bloomy!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Under the spirit of the proposed Bloomberg ban, a super-strength beer would be considered less of public nuisance than the sports drink or the soda. At present, there is no suggestion that the ban will apply at all to alcoholic beverages.

Well Hello!

Tell ya what….I’m good.

Tim_CA on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

KOOLAID2

tom daschle concerned on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

clink…:)

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Call me crazy, but I think my friend with four kids who allows them sodas only on special occasions might have childhood obesity totally under control.

Good Lord, whatever happened to parents actually raising their own children?

Meryl Yourish on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…thank gawd you got here…I was starting to drink for tomorrow already!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Lolz…

OmahaConservative on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

So when are the people of NY going to tell the mayor to go fluke himself?

Rio Linda Refugee on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

When we shield people who make individual bad choices from the consequences of making those individual bad choices eventually everyone’s choices will be decided for collective.

ninjapirate on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

…that little twerp smokes fat ones…so thinks he’s big!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM

little twerp?
*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Good Lord, whatever happened to parents actually raising their own children?

Meryl Yourish on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Where have you been?

It Takes a Village.

Tim_CA on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

They need to ban caffeine in all soft drinks. Or make it like alcohol where you need to show an id to buy it. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

IBD outdoes them all.

The Big Apple’s latest ban, following its much-emulated prohibitions on tobacco and trans-fat, is on big sodas. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has supersized himself from nutrition nanny to Sugar Nazi.

Is there anything the Ego That Ate New York won’t make illegal for New Yorkers to consume? Last year, the city prohibited smoking in all of its parks, beaches, swimming pools and pedestrian plazas. A few years earlier, Mayor Bloomberg banned smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces.

In 2006, New York City began dictating to restaurants that they remove “trans-fat” from their fare. After all, City Council member Peter Vallone declared that “trans-fats kill babies.”

“We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things,” this out-of-touch, big-government billionaire bully absurdly claims. “We’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”

That’s the ultimate frosting atop true tyranny: when the dictator assures you that you are free.

INC on June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

…thank gawd you got here…I was starting to drink for tomorrow already!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I started drinking yesterday for tomorrow.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

They need to ban caffeine in coffee. Or make it like alcohol where you need to show an id to buy it. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

THIS MAN LOOKS LIKE A LIZARD!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!

GhoulAid on June 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM

you forgot your ///tag.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I suppose they’ll have to go to New Jersey to satisfy their cravings for junk food. Hmmmm….now it’s all starting to make sense.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

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No Munchies, No Peace!
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(Does that even make sense?)

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

So when are the people of NY going to tell the mayor to go fluke himself?

Rio Linda Refugee on June 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

2014 at the earliest.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

OT: I’m sorry I offended a fellow patriot(you-obviously) a few days back. I really mean it.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

They need to regulate bakeries that sell sugar-sweetened pastries. One per customer. Per bag. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I started drinking yesterday for tomorrow.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I really admire that ‘can-do’ spirit of yours.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Anyone notice how arrogant Solidad O’Brien has become?

She needs a smack…

singlemalt 18 on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

clink…:)

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Damn, all this “clinking” goin’ on, and I gotta get up early in the morning. ‘Tain’t fair!

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

They need to regulate bakeries that sell sugar-sweetened pastries. One per customer. Per bag. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You’re a Red Sox fan, aren’t you?

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

What are we clinking now? Soda? Or can I have a beer?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

They need to outlaw deep frying in restaurants, and regulate the manufacture of home deep-frying equipment. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Mother may I have a clink?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

What are we clinking now? Soda? Or can I have a beer?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

We’re still awaiting Mayor Bloomberg’s official pronouncement on beers and ales, but I have a feeling you ain’t a gonna like it. :(

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

These threads make me hungry and thirsty.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

What are we clinking now? Soda? Or can I have a beer?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Beer. I started yesterday morning.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

They need to outlaw salty snacks.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Screw it! I’m having a beer. Clink!

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

No Munchies, No Peace!
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(Does that even make sense?)

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 10:52 PM

It’s okay; I just assume that everyone on here but me is stone, anyway! :S

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I started drinking yesterday for tomorrow.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Crap, I’m already drinking for next week.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I posted this early this morning. If you’ve already seen it, ignore it. For those that haven’t, it might just leave you slack-jawed and speechless:

Cat Scratch Fever: Man Turns His Beloved, Dead Cat Into Flying Helicopter. Not Kidding.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/06/cat-scratch-fever-man-turns-his-beloved.html

M2RB: Ted Nugent…but of course.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yum, Heineken Dark.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

This week I plan to buy the first Big Gulp I have ever bought, and hoist it in Nanny B’s honor. Fully leaded, too, with more sugar than an entire Third World country gets in a year. I’m thinking Cherry Coke.

J.E. Dyer on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

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This isn’t related to Colonel Kilnk or Sgt. Schultz….. is it?

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

These threads make me hungry and thirsty.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Here you go.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“There is nobody on the face of the planet who needs a soda, let alone a 32-ounce soda,” said Robert Lustig, a pediatric obesity researcher at the University of California at San Francisco who is a vocal proponent of restrictions on sugary drinks…

F.U. Twice today and 3 times on Sunday.

I’d like to visit this dude’s mansion, maybe wander through his garage, and point out all the things he doesn’t need. Then I will forcibly remove those things while he wails and I laugh.

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

You’re a Red Sox fan, aren’t you?

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

No. I hate the American League. Why, do they regulate their concessions for the health of the general public? That’s OK. It’s a private venture, so they should be able to do it if they want. I’m talking about government.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I saw that over on Ace’s FB group. That is GROTESQUE to say the least.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

clink…:)

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Damn, all this “clinking” goin’ on, and I gotta get up early in the morning. ‘Tain’t fair!

Clink!

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

letting everyone make their own choices

Who would ever believe that we’d get to the point that “letting everyone make their own choices ” would ever be controversial? This crew is “pro-choice” when it comes to taking the lives of unborn children, mom just can’t have a 32 ounce soda afterwards.

obladioblada on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

They need to legalize pot!

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Here you go.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yum, Snyders pretzels!

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Bad news… I gotta leave early tonight so I can celebrate tomorrow night…. I’ll be here a couple more minutes but then I have to leave my entertaining, intelligent and amiable friends… and you guys, too, of course :-)

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

You can have my sugary drink when you pry it from my chubby, sausage-like, juice stained fingers.

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

No. I hate the American League. Why, do they regulate their concessions for the health of the general public? That’s OK. It’s a private venture, so they should be able to do it if they want. I’m talking about government.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I just got a whole ‘screw NY’ vibe from your train of thought there!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

clink*

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

…so pred… whose gonna win the Belmont…I’ll Have Another or Sarah Jessica Parker?

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Bold actions to protect the public’s health always stir controversy at first.

I used to think that protecting the public’s health involved things such as disease (the kind caused by viruses and bacteria), sanitation and emergency threats such as widespread heat exhaustion.

INC on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Bad news… I gotta leave early tonight so I can celebrate tomorrow night…. I’ll be here a couple more minutes but then I have to leave my entertaining, intelligent and amiable friends… and you guys, too, of course :-)

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Well, go crazy and make sure you a super-sized Coke for me, dear!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Testing…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Clink!

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Clink! Back at ya buddy. I’m hittin’ the rack. See y’all Wednesday night. (I have a four-day weekend starting Thursday.)

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Testing…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I’ll give you a good, solid B+ :)

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

KOOLAID2

So you got a Cardinal+. That’s three Bisops in a row plus one.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Testing…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

A solid B+. *ducks*

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Good Night predator, Sleep Easy.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Dredged in oil and deep fat fried.

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Now that is sweet. I’ve done something similar though the cats were alive and they were powered into the air via clay-pigeon thrower…and I was holding a 12ga Benelli.

I’m kidding. Or not.

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

…so pred… whose gonna win the Belmont…I’ll Have Another or Sarah Jessica Parker?

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

SJP has been scratched. She has a fever, swelling in one ankle, and vapors. She’s out.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

make sure you a super-sized Coke for me, dear!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

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LOL! WUT?

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I just got a whole ‘screw NY’ vibe from your train of thought there!

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Oh. Well, yeah, that too.

Are you just back from a sabbatical? I don’t think I’ve seen you on here for maybe a month. I had a one-sided conversation with you a few week ago on the QOTD. I was disappointed you didn’t show up.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Bloomie’s a schmuck, Go Walker…and Spawn just got a job at my Wally World. He’ll be on the other side of the store. Yea…maybe….and stuff yer B+. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Awright. Night folks. Catchya latah.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I’m hittin’ the rack.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

O.o

I hope she’s pretty, too.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

What are we clinking now? Soda? Or can I have a beer?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…we have to do less *clinking* and more smokin’…choom…choom…choom…for Bloom!

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Awright. Night folks. Catchya latah.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Later, I’ll continue drinking for you.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

clink…:)

Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Damn, all this “clinking” goin’ on, and I gotta get up early in the morning. ‘Tain’t fair!

Clink!

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

*clink*

Warm ups for tomorrow…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Testing…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Please wait…scanning for the Twerp Virus.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

How much longer with Bloomberg? Talk about your local stories. I’m glad he made an idiot of himself before spending his $$$ on a third party run for POTUS.

Marcus on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

OK, that photo on the main page was seriously disturbing.

ConservativeLA on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I’m hittin’ the rack.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I do that sometimes when she’s agreeable.

‘nite

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM

OT: If you could pray/think happy thoughts for lovingmyusa…I’m sure she’d appreciate it. *She’s okay but I don’t know if she’d want me to elaborate more-so I’ll leave it at that*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Awright. Night folks. Catchya latah.

predator on June 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Night…

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Grace Rauh

Its the 42 % that I want to lose. Uppereastside, you hear that?

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

They need to legalize pot!

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

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Only relevant song I can think of
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AND Good Night!!

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Warm ups for tomorrow…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You are late. John the Libertarian started last week and I started yesterday morning.

JPeterman on June 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I sent it to several friends of mine, who are veterinarians, and they’ve never seen anything like it…and they have seen some pretty bizarre things done by grieving pet owners.

I first saw it around 3 AM on the Daily Mail and was just sort of mesmerised. As someone put it to me earlier today, it is somewhere between “totally awesome, dude” and “man, that is just so wrong on sooooo many levels.” Another said it was evidence of Europe’s drug policy and could replace the old commercial with the fried egg and “this is your brain on drugs.”

The eyes kind of freak me out in a Stephen King sort of way.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Oh. Well, yeah, that too.

Are you just back from a sabbatical? I don’t think I’ve seen you on here for maybe a month. I had a one-sided conversation with you a few week ago on the QOTD. I was disappointed you didn’t show up.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I’ve been popping in and out, I guess. It’s difficult for me to stay up so late! But since it’s my birthday and all, I’ve decided to throw caution to the winds! Yeehaw! *cough* or something.

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

There is more than one way to launch a Cat.

SparkPlug on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

ExpressoBold on June 4, 2012 at 11:08 PM

‘nite, ExpressoBold

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

*clink*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

…*clink*

KOOLAID2 on June 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

clink…:)

Oh thats right we have a big day of drinking tomorrow, I forgot. ; ) Clink!
Electrongod on June 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Damn, all this “clinking” goin’ on, and I gotta get up early in the morning. ‘Tain’t fair!

Clink!

predator on June 4, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 10:59 PM

*clink*

Warm ups for tomorrow…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Bmore on June 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Got a mug half-filled w/ Carolan’s and Coffee. L’CHAIM!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

cynccook on June 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM

How old-and don’t lie!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

They need to ban caffeine in coffee. Or make it like alcohol where you need to show an id to buy it. And tax the hell out of it.

jaime on June 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

You shut up…you shut the *&%$ up or ELSE!

*twitches*
*twitches more*

Laura in Maryland on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Yep, Flyover Land, the place where I can drink coffee and sugary drinks 24/7, served to me by cheerful people who want my business.

I feel so forsaken that I can’t live with the cool people, the better people, the bipedal hamsters scrabbling through their urban habitrail searching for the pellet dispenser which is provided by Big Government.

Bishop on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

OT: If you could pray/think happy thoughts for lovingmyusa…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Both…

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

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