Douchebag of the Day

Earlier this week in West Allis, Wisconsin, a bartender wrapped a noose of duct tape around the neck of a Barack Obama effigy and set it on fire to the loud cheers of the bar patrons.

Naturally, someone videotaped what happened, the local police got involved, and the cops contacted the Secret Service, as they investigate all threats made against the President.  The Secret Service ended their investigation, but West Allis authorities are still determining if burning the effigy violates the town’s fire code.

Do you think this bar would serve blacks if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 didn’t exist?

Video of the Amerikkans in West Allis:


On the other hand, who would want to drink there?

@nojo: Or eat one of their charbroiled sandwiches?

wonder if they considered the possibility that some ardent Obama fan might just decide to do the same thing to their tacky restaurant

been to Google today?

you can even play it with the arrow keys.


The State Fair at West Allis is a hoot.

This is like a table toy.

These guys need to build something life size and set it ablaze out front swinging from a gallows with everyone howling their sieg heils if they want to be taken seriously by the teabaggers.

Great Food, Charbroiled Sandwich, Strange Fruit.

It’s not real Wisconsin unless the Barry effigy isn’t coated with sixteen kinds of cheese.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Even better than that is the mashup of the audio from that clip with scenes from Bambi II, but someone (ahem) had it taken down for violation of copyright. (We’ll just have to settle for the Sir Patrick Stewart version instead. )

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I want him to say that to Jame Lipton on Actor’s Studio. “How do I know what to say? The words are written down for me in a script.”

@Mistress Cynica:

“You are aware that I am not really a wizard.”

That almost made me pee my pants the first time I saw it.


“Does it contain any new-di-tee?”

I can picture his arched eyebrow as he asks that question. Ha ha, love it.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I love this. I saw Ricky Gervais do a standup routine in NYC a couple of weeks ago. To say that his work was off-color would be a huge understatement.

@mellbell: If you like cool spacy metal, you should go see Isis in June at the 9:30 on their final tour before calling it quits. Of course, they are coming nowhere near New Mexico, but I got to see them in Phoenix with Tool before apartheid.

Isis, “Wrists of Kings”

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I’m showing that to Son of RML later.

Going to a party in the Big City with lawyers, lesbians and liquor later tonight after I hit an art thing here in SF with Mrs RML. I haven’t done shit today after I found out the U2 tour was in jeopardy. Don’t know why it matters – saw them last year and this year’s show won’t be radically different. Maybe because it was more interesting than writing a memo on approval of highway interchanges.

Cocktail Note: Ran out of olives last night, but I saved my 30 Rock martini with a tangelo twist. Awesome.

@redmanlaw: All this chatter is helping me get through some incredibly dull layout gruntwork today.

@nojo: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day.

Fuck it. I’m going fishing tomorrow with Son of RML, see how the runoff in the mountains is doing. Also hitting the range at the crack of dawn.

I seem to be Mr Crankypants today. For a change. Even after my walk this morning through a wilderness as fresh as Eden. Though sans Steve, malheureusement.

The Ricky Gervais thing. Huh? It is so completely not like the experience of being an extra but merely someone who mocks those less fortunate than themselves and bears no relationship to what it’s like to be filming. The guest stars induce cringes, particularly Kate Winslett. Complete disclosure, I’m not a fan of stand up. Unless it’s Chris Rock. Then I want to lick his patent leather pants.

Acting is an ART.

Let me put that another way: the actor is an ARTIST.

Or thusly: the actor breathes life into the work of the playwright under the direction of the director. At its best the theatre creates the illusion of time and life being lived. At its worst it is Shrek: the Musical. At its best it is a dreamworld we can live in for an hour or two. Or fifteen if it’s an ALW production.

Acting in movies, however, is waiting for the honey wagon to open.

@Mistress Cynica: I piss on James Lipton. Then take a dump on his face. The man’s a philistine.

My only excuse for this unforgivable display of bad temper is that I’ve had a potential breakthrough at work and I seem to have refound the family in Scotland I thought lost forever on account of the gay thing. But that might have to wait on my memoir: Happy Days: My Lighhearted Romp Through Oblivion. Also, my hands are a spectacle of weeping, suppurating blisters spraying pus on the keyboard caused by poison ivy and oak. But the iris are out and lovelier than ever and my Festiva Maxima is about to pop. Before the poppies are done. This might spell doom in the long run but my God it’s pretty! Unlike Rand Paul.

I know you are a forgiving bunch and will discount my blazing righteous scorn slight case of snit.

@Benedick: Fine, fine. But Daniel Radcliffe bragging about how he kissed a girl was classic.

“17.9.570 NMAC is intended to implement regulations of the federal energy regulatory commission, 18 C.F.R. Section 292, promulgated pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117 (codified as amended starting at 16 U.S.C. Section 824) and the New Mexico Public Utility Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 62-3-1 et. seq., as amended”

There better be wine at this fucking art reception.

@redmanlaw: Here, crop this stock photo of ducklings for me.

@nojo: But are they savage ducklings for a certain university’s alumni rag?

@SanFranLefty: Vewy, vewy close. But not the rag. Email newsletter.

@SanFranLefty: What We Learned Today: They fired Ernie Kent because he wasn’t putting enough butts in seats at Mac Court, and they have a gargantuan new arena to fill next year. And then the AD quit, taking a cool $2 million with him.

No, that’s not in the newsletter. I had to look it up.

@redmanlaw: I’ve been tracking down why the MMS thinks it can give out categorical exemptions from NEPA, given the dreck they’ve published in the Federal Register. Because why think about the risks of an oil well blowout in 5,000 feet of water, 40 miles off a coastline full of marshes and wetlands?

@Dodgerblue: Did you meet Redford? Or did he tape his pitch for someone else?

@Dodgerblue: You should check out the DOI Manuel, ese.

Attn: Hippies – NM utilities are required to buy co-generated electricity. I’m putting that in a memo, declaring victory and going to a reception.

@redmanlaw: I did. Guess whether MMS has its own NEPA manual.

@redmanlaw: Check out my new post. Illustration was inspired by you.

@Benedick: Lipton is a douche. Which is why it would be funny.

Add a Comment
Please log in to post a comment