That’s What You Get for Barhopping with John Boehner

“By 10am it emerged that Mr Perkins had single-handedly moved the global price of oil to an eight-month high during a ‘drunken blackout’. Prices leapt by more than $1.50 a barrel in under half an hour at around 2am — the kind of sharp swing caused by events of geo-political significance. Ten times the usual volume of futures contracts changed hands in just one hour.” [Telegraph UK, via Daring Fireball]


The rational and logical free market in action.

once on a binge I did the same thing to the condom market.

@Capt Howdy: Last time I blacked out, I had an all-night conversation with my mother. I’m told I was very entertaining. I’m also told (in the telling absence of embarrassing detail) I was very discreet.

Selfless self-control. I’m very proud of myself for that.

truthfully I only ever “blacked out” once in my life. in high school. that was, for me, a horrifying enough experience that I have never ever done it again.

Lunesta blackouts accounted for almost all of my comments in 2008/2009.

try ambien

no blackouts so far. but then I use it as directed. when I take it I go straight to bed.

You know what you get from barhopping with John Boehner?



@Capt Howdy: I would if I had health insurance. Right now it’s straight up generic Xanax.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: ::hits rim job button for Tomm::


thanks for asking.
its going well. but we are BUSY. we have been working long hours and will be for the next couple of months.

the good news is today the four of us in our pod are sneaking out to see The Last Airbender. I know I know. its Shamalama ding dong. and I said (swore) I would never pay to see another of his movies but . . .
a.) I read this one cost more to make than all his other movies combined
b.) the trailers look awsum
c.) the company is paying for it since it is being done under an artists development thing.
d.) I brought a joint.
e.) I need a break

@Capt Howdy: Haha! The joint might save you! One of my brothers is in his first movie — the one about the school. Uh, with that Rosie chick. (Sorry — brain fried and one lung on the ground.) He’s in a classroom shot. They just came to his school and did their thing. Did Shamalama Ding Dong film in PA again?

ADD: Oh, hell – it’s all green screen?

@Capt Howdy: Have you read the account of the filming of The Turd in the Water? It is the single funniest book about showbiz I ever read. His behavior actually makes you feel sorry for the Disney suits.


no but I will look for it.
The Village made me swear I would never pay to see another of his movies, The Turd in the Water made me swear I would never waste another 2 hours of my life on one.

@Benedick: Turds makes me think of David Sedaris’ “Big Boy”

@JNOV: Thank you for sharing. Now I go work.


are you talking about the book called The Man Who Heard Voices?

@Capt Howdy: Son of RML is going to Airbender tomorrow. He’s been a fan of the cartoon since way back when.

Security photo of Al “Second Chakra” Gore.

@redmanlaw: Heh. I need some Howdy kind bud to contemplate that thing for a few hours.

ADD: My Jr is pissed about racial changes made in the movie. I glanced at an interview with Shamalama Ding Dong, and he was like, “Don’t they realize I’m Asian?” I’ll read more about it later and pass it along to the kid.

@Capt Howdy: Yes. It has something on every page to make you gasp and run about. A particular fave is the account of his assistant taking The Script out to Disney. It is so funny I had to keep putting the book down to pour another drink. Do I need to add that it is all supposed to be Deathly Serious and Important? Which is what makes it so funny?

@redmanlaw: Be warned that I’ve basically heard no good of that movie, particularly from brown friends who were deeply wounded by the casting gaffes — two little girls, mixed black and asian, and who had strongly identified with asian characters in the animation, but were hurt, distraught and confused by the white dudes where the asian dudes should be, I think.

The whole thing honestly sounds like a trainwreck to me. Ebert couldn’t restrain his scorn, and I haven’t heard a single positive thing about it so far.

@IanJ: Remember that he’s the son of the guy who liked Mega Shark v. Giant Octopus.

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