My Fingers and Toes Are Much Warmer This Time

Get your inaugural live-blog on, kids.

87 comments:

11:25 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Neither President Bush is there? I understand with Herbert Walker, but Shrub really has no excuse.

11:26 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: As you like to say, he remains klassy with a k.

11:27 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

I know what Scalia’s hat is (a doctoral cap) but what is Alito (or whoever it is) wearing?

11:28 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@rptrcub: Scott Pelley and Bob Schieffer couldn’t figure it out. I had to switch to CBS because NBC and CNN were inducing a stroke with all the tweets running across the bottom of the screen.

11:29 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: I’m on NBC mainly because our local affiliate, WXIA, has the strongest signal at our house with practically no pixelation (we have broadcast TV only).

11:30 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: C-SPAN for me…nothing but rousing marches to listen to.

11:30 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: FLOTUS’s outfit by men’s designer Thom Brown.

Schumer has such a Noo Yawk accent.

11:30 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Yeah, 43 said he couldn’t go because 41 was in the hospital last month. I think he has been on a bender since 2008.

11:31 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: Finally Tom and Lorenzo weigh in on FLOTUS’s bangs.

11:33 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: I saw that. They really pulled their punches about The Bangs.

11:33 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: I thought Schumer tomed down the accent today.

11:33 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: They’re hiding their shame.

11:34 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@rptrcub: Oh my god, barbarism. Do you still use an outhouse?

11:36 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Wrap it up, lady.

11:36 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: Indoor plumbing is too expensive, my dear ‘Catt. Times are tough. We’re even reduced to using a Roku box.

11:38 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: For the love of the FSM … it’s a great invocation but good gravy.

11:40 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@rptrcub: She invoked that little Jewish guy right at the end.

11:40 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Ugh, what is that wretched synthesized accompaniment?? I feel like I’m in a megachurch.

11:42 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: They had to do *something* since Rick Warren wasn’t there to give us that bit of Merika.

11:43 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

What is the godawful American Idol arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic?? Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ, my ears are bleeding and Julia Ward Howe is spinning in her grave.

11:43 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: @rptrcub: Some hot men in that choir, but enough already.

11:44 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: @rptrcub: At least she wasn’t a gay-hating pastor of a megachurch. Nice to have someone with actual moral authority.

11:45 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

No coup, Lamar? How about coo coo cachoo?

11:46 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: How can they stage a coup when Barack is taking away their guns?

11:46 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

“The restraint to respect the results…”

BWAHAHAHAHA!

11:46 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: This morning’s AJC had a column by two dipshit Xtians who felt oppressed about being told that their homophobia wasn’t cool, and they railed on and on about how that other Xtianist wasn’t going to give the benediction.

11:46 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

That’s quite a Bible, Plugz!

11:48 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: Seriously, that sucked.

11:48 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: I like Dr. Jill.

11:48 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Sweet dreams and flying machines….

11:49 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, renowned for taking gospel songs and squeezing all the soul out of them.

11:49 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: There was a cute moment when Plugz Jr. came in lugging that thing and looked around for a place to set it down before realizing that he better just hold the dang thing.

11:49 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

James Taylor, you guys.

11:50 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Short and sweet, James. Thnx!

11:50 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Now, noted hip-hop rapper Boomer dinosaur James Taylor. What, “those people” listen to him too?

11:50 am • Monday • January 21, 2013
11:50 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Barry at the podium!!!!!

11:51 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

Oh noes! He’s 0 for 2 in not flubbing it! (Course it was Robert’s fault the first time.)

11:51 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: He held up pretty good too, hair notwithstanding.

11:51 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

The 21-gun salute needs more BOOM.

11:52 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: I adore Dr. Jill. Much like I adore Shelley Oh’s purple leather gloves.

Way to go Justice Roberts, you didn’t fuck it up this time.

11:52 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

“Fuck y’all. I’m back for more.”

11:54 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

@redmanlaw: +1.

11:55 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

So does he love the blue tie, or what?

11:56 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

“Not self-executing.” C’mon Prof. Obama, cut the lawyer crap.

11:58 am • Monday • January 21, 2013

I get it Barry. You want R&D and infrastructure and education.

12:03 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Acknowledgment of climate change. Wow.

12:04 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@rptrcub: Tied to jobs. +1, Barry.

12:06 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Shout out to Stonewall. Whoa.

12:07 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Reference to the Stonewall Riots. Keep going…

12:07 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@redmanlaw: I hate that tie. It’s all I can see onscreen.

12:07 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Marriage equality!

12:07 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Did Justice Scalia’s head explode with the reference to gay marriage?
Holy. Fuck.

12:08 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Alright, he’s hitting the MLK stride now.

12:08 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: Second term. He doesn’t need to pretend any more.

12:09 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: He needs a tie that pops. But at least he knots it well.

12:09 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: One can only hope.

12:09 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Dodgerblue: Lame duck THIS, mofos!

12:12 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: And on that note, I’m heading off to wine country for the day. I’ll miss seeing what Shelley wears for the parade but will be back for tonight’s ball gown.

12:14 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@SanFranLefty: Blech, Kelly Clarkson. I think I’ll get out while the getting’s good too. After all, I’m supposedly “working” today. Have a nice time in wine country and I’ll see you back here later for more fashion assessments!

12:18 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@flippin eck: Hey, she did a good job.

12:21 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Hehehe, Erik Erikson, waving the white flag:

http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/20/the-loyal-opposition/

12:26 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

America – fuck yeah.

12:27 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Oh God poem is so boring…

12:29 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013
12:29 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Hey look kids! Stop texting and listen to Beyonce!

12:32 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@matador1015: I enjoyed it. She did kinda diva it but didn’t completely mutilate the national anthem like most divae do.

12:34 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@rptrcub: Agree.

12:35 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

It ain’t over til Beyonce’ sings.

12:47 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: I like it, which is more than I can say for most inaugural poems.

Re today’s musical performances: When did performers start just completely ignoring the time signature of the song, beats per measure, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, etc.? Does anyone EVER just perform the song AS WRITTEN? I want my old music teacher to come back and smack them all upside the head with a metronome.

1:04 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: You definately have a thing with music in general…

1:10 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Tommmcatt Can’t Believe He Ate The Whole Thing: It’s mostly just noise to me, but noise with a regular tempo is a lot easier to tolerate.

2:20 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: She caught up to the band by the end.

2:25 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

I completely forgot about this thing. Did it go ok?

3:32 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Parade now occuring. Lots of intensely-focused Secret Service guys around the POTUS-mobile.

3:52 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Could they for once, just once, get someone who knows how to, you know, sing, to sing the motherfucking songs? Is that too much to ask?

3:53 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

And plus gay.

4:24 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Bangs ‘n Drone Strikes. Welcome to the Second Term.

4:24 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Yay!

4:55 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: When did performers start just completely ignoring the time signature of the song, beats per measure, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, etc.?

In jazz, you hang behind the beat. But I presume this ain’t jazz.

5:23 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

James Taylor can make anything sound like a dirge. When he songs “Up on the Roof”, he sounds like he’s on the ledge looking down.

8:03 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

TJ/ Holy shit! They were not kidding about this no sun makes you want to jump off the space needle if you can will yourself out of hibernation crap!

I hope this 5000K bulb helps without blinding my dumbass.

I see my GP on Friday — I better get a script for a SAD light and my insurance better cover it because this it NO FUCKING JOKE. If not, it’s going to look like I’m having a fucking rent party if I have to string lights all over the apartment.

I started with the D3 pretty early, but man, this is some depressing shit. And I think something is burning…

8:04 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

Oh. Neighbor burned popcorn.

AHHHHH! I just looked into the light!

8:13 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@¡Andrew!: My brother. I’m ambivalent about this second term. And those bastids didn’t count my ballot even though I called to change my address and the damned thing came here. But, whatever.

9:10 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

A question for those with fashion sense. Let’s assume for the sake of discussion that FLOTUS has a big butt. Why does wearing a high-waisted dress make such a person look better? Or am I missing the point and there is some other reason, e.g. sending the message “I’m not like Hillary.”

9:39 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

BREAKING: Shelley is wearing a gorgeous red Jason Wu gown to the ball. So fabulous I didn’t even notice the bangs.

10:27 pm • Monday • January 21, 2013

@Mistress Cynica: Great minds think alike. The color is awesome on her.

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