Indigo Insights

Wednesday, June 23, 2004
"You don't have to fool all the people all of the time; you just have to fool enough to get elected."--- Gerald Barzan


Baldilocks is impressed and encouraged by this young man's patriotic energy -- as am I. (see her June 22 post) "My name is Bryan Henderson and I am an 18 year old senior attending Princeton Senior High School. Better known as Templar_Crusader on the PW forum, I am the proud leader of the small but growing PHS chapter of ProtestWarrior." Read all of Bryan's post here.

You may want to email Principal Browning here:

Or if you prefer snail mail:

Todd Browning, Principal
Princeton Senior High School
1321 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740

Possibly Principal Browning is not familiar with the Power of the Blogosphere! And obviously he doesn't recognize the patriotic leadership of Bryan Henderson.


>^..^< If you were thinking of sending Rivrdog a get well card, better try in the middle of the night. Hallmark is totally jammed - maybe with July 4th orders.

>^..^< The Cajun says he's ripped off another one from CSP Gun Talk. Do, please, keep ripping them off, Cajun. I'm not in that neighborhood often and the CSP material grabs my attention on your blog. Thanks for ripping!

>^..^< If the "Holy Warrior" video linked at LGF is any indication, June 30 ain't gonna cut it! At least not June 30, 04.

>^..^< Just noticed Mike King is covering "Holy Warrior" too. Mike also comments on Kim Sun-il's death: "I'm completely speechless. When you think they have committed the most heinous atrocity one can commit to a single human being, they sink even lower. And all in the name of their 'god.' "

>^..^< Jennifer Martinez comments on Kim Sun-il on her page too, giving credit where credit is due to "the religion of decapitation". Jennifer, if you coined that phrase, I suggest you post it thusly: Religion of Decapitation™ and if it didn't originate with you, someone needs to trademark it and use the ™ in lieu of "Islam".

>^..^< Redundant to bloggers, but imperative to some Indigo readers: Donnie's Back!!!

>^..^< Never say never! I swore to myself I'd never mention "that person's name" on my blog. And I'm not going to now. But if snorts and giggles is what you're looking for, just go here and "spit, stir, and read" - then thank Wizbang for a real LOL-fest.

>^..^< More LOLing: Yellow Dog has pulled all his stops now in the full body press against Bush. He's (Yellow Dog) still funny as heck, but I'm thankful Jesus didn't ride into Jerusalem on an elephant. Think about it. What would we do on Sundays?

>^..^< In a post on media bias, La Shawn Barber says: - - - Better yet, go read it for yourself.


Evening classes for men. Starting this month! Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty of their contents, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants each.

Topic 1 How to fill ice-cube trays. Step by step with slide presentation.

Topic 2 Lavatory paper rolls: do they grow on the holders? Round-table discussion.

Topic 3 Differences between the laundry basket and the floor. Pictures and explanatory graphics.

Topic 4 The after-dinner dishes and silverware: can they levitate and fly into the kitchen sink? Examples on video.

Topic 5 Loss of identity: losing the remote to your significant other. Helpline and support groups.

Topic 6 Learning how to find things, starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down while screaming. Open forum.

Topic 7 Health watch: bringing her flowers is not harmful to your health. Graphics and audio tape.

Topic 8 Real men ask for directions when lost. Real-life testimonials.

Topic 9 Is it genetically impossible to sit quietly as she parallel parks? Driving simulation.

Topic 10 Learning to live: basic differences between mother and wife. Online class and role playing.

Topic 11 How to be the ideal shopping companion. Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques.

Topic 12 How to fight cerebral atrophy: remembering Birthdays, anniversaries, other important dates and calling when you're going to be late. Cerebral shock therapy sessions and full lobotomies offered.

[from a good sport: Clark, Raleigh, NC]


English Is a Screwy Language

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
But the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese;
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his, and him,
But imagine the feminine as being she, shis, and shim.

Some other reasons to be grateful if you grew up speaking English:
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.