Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What's next?

  • In mere hours, we'll know who to gripe about, or who will be griping, for the next four years.

  • "Like a drunkard in the night/swingin' left and swingin' right/Republican or Democrat...Don't tell me to take it easy/'cause I've been there, done that."  Henley has a great gift for lyrics and irony.
  • A couple of days ago, I noticed one of my headlights was out.  No hay problema, creo que tengo otros en el parts bin.  So I found a new bulb, and yesterday popped the hood to swap it out.  Only. To. Find.  That I needed a 9007 instead of the 9004 bulbs which I had.
  • Oh well - all of life's problems should be so simple.
  • In case you need a confidence builder/pick-me-up, take this quiz.  If you're over 45, born in America, and miss more than three or four of these, you probably should be flogged on the public square.
  • I got a 98%, missing one question because I didn't know who Viola Davis was.  Still don't.  Don't care.
  • Last Tuesday I stopped after work at a chicken place named for a fictional sailor.  After waiting about 5-7 minutes while Maria¹ the assistant manager called out a couple orders for the sparsely populated dining room, and Hector¹ clocked back in from his break to work the cash register, I thought some fried fowl might soon be heading home with me.  Then, Cameroon dude¹ walks in, asks/gestures if I've been served or not (I had not, and so said) and Hector proceeds to take his order instead of mine.  I shrugged at Bob¹, the next guy in line, and walked out.  Edit #3: Forgiving as I am, I gave the chicken folks another try tonight, walking out the door with my order in under two minutes.  Even managed to eat my chicken without choking.
  • Coming to America, indeed.
  • I'm hoping my reruns channel is campaign-free tonight.  Not sure I need any more of the mental masturbation that goes along with all the punditry. Edit: I ran some errands early this evening, getting home to watch my sit-coms as planned, around 8:15.  At that time, I would've agreed with dinglenutz over at the circus blog, that the news outlets are dragging out the results so as to keep eyeballs through the evening.  But as the evening wore on (gratuitous Harvey reference) - it's now a bit past 10:00 - it's looking like a real race.
  • A great episode of Carson the other night, from May 15, 1992 - his last week on the air - featured Eastwood, Letterman, and Bob Hope. Edit #2: Carson tonight had a St. Elsewhere-era Howie Mandel on the show.  Mandel was über zany - I think Johnny genuinely didn't know what to make of him.
¹ Not necessarily their actual names

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