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Thanks for the first paragraph -- Such a riot! My Sunday morning's been awful. I only caught a little of Bob Dole on MTP and then when Kate O'Bern came on, I threw the remote to my son who turned on Punk'd.

I couldn't even enjoy my favorite part of the week, my Sunday NYTs. The Week In Review/Op-Ed section is completely different, which I'm sure you know. I don't even like it when the Sunday columnists go on vacation! Now this. Years of reading habits, in a very specific order must now change.

Damn the liberal media!


"There, that was much more fun and enlightening than Tim Russert, wasn't it?"

Indeed, yes. Since I actually sat through another Russert session, paying for my masochism by very nearly suffering a cerebral aneurysm, but thankfully, being saved by good old American capitalism in the form of a timely commercial, I feel quite qualified to say indeed, yes.

Of course, without an empirical basis to say this, I'm going to guess that an aneurysm isn't tons of fun. I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be enlightening.

Don't bother with the bobbleheads on the Sunday talk shows this morning.

It seems to me as if the bobbleheads are there all the time... ..not just Sunday mornings... :D


One of the unintended benefits of Daylight Savings Time (and the Masters, this week) is that the Sunday morning talkfests start at 0400 or 0500, and the Linkmeister household is still snug abed at those hours (well, except for the dog, but she can't make the remote work). When Standard Time is in effect the television manages to find those piles of punditry. Regrettably, ABC's This Week is delayed till 1500 no matter what season it is, so it's hard to avoid.


Here on the Left Coast, Sunday morning bloviation arrives either very, very early or at some later (always inconvenient) hour. I have therefore taken to catching the high/lowlights via streams, and by referral.
We do get the midnight newspaper posts at 9pm, though, so I could, for example, jump on David Brooks this morning (not hard enough, either). Even that was a bit unusual for me, but he'd stepped outside of his usual conservative-shill mode to mischaracterize something I know and care about. Bobo's World, indeed.
I was feeling the need to revisit WITW after that, and Mole's return to his neglected home seemed just right. Even with important stuff cut (that niched statuary of Garibaldi "and other heroes of modern Italy" [!!!] - and the field-mouse guests), it's a long post, but the original is so full of consideration, hospitality, kindness in the face of distress, it had to be.

mrs. norman maine

I did not come here to be insulted!

Now, Lance, I know you're simply quoting me in a winky, apocryphal way, but I must remind your readers that the one or two times I've commented on the time you spend thinking of Star Wars, cabbages and kings, I've added "I dig that" or something equally trenchant.

All of which is to say: Kindred spirits unite, pip pip and all that rot. Carry on.


Mrs M, Insulted? Au contraire! I guess you missed the post where I said you were classy and sophisticated.

mrs. norman maine

Hurumph. If that's the case, I shall flounce away only at half-speed. And I probably won't box your ears.

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