October 14th, 2005

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Actual conversation from yesterday's White House press briefing

MR. McCLELLAN: All right, next question. I'm not going to dignify that. Go ahead, Mark.

Q Can I ask -- can I ask one question just before we go here?

MR. McCLELLAN: Steve said "thank you" a second time. I think the first time -- the first time --

Q I know, but my question is --

MR. McCLELLAN: The first time, we probably should have stopped it at that.

Q Right. I know. Aren't you sad that you didn't go for -- that you went past, "thank you"?

MR. McCLELLAN: No. Actually, I'm not. I'm glad we had this discussion, John.
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I have the day off, so you must all suffer

Poll #590352 Anudda Fries-day Powull

Is "The Better Laffology Foundation" a better name for a comedic performance thing than "The Journal of Kryptonian Sociology"?

That first one is better
17(32.1%)
That second one there, that's the betterer one
15(28.3%)
Wait, I'm confused now
4(7.5%)
They're both stupid
11(20.8%)
I still don't understand why you'd name them like a magazine if it's an acting troupe
6(11.3%)

What is the worst patriotic country song to come out since 9/11?

Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)?"
2(3.7%)
The Charlie Daniels Band's "This Ain't No Rag It's a Flag"
1(1.9%)
Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?"
1(1.9%)
Chely Wright's "Bumper of My SUV"
2(3.7%)
Clint Black's "Iraq & I Roll"
2(3.7%)
Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"
2(3.7%)
Toby Keith's "American Soldier"
0(0.0%)
pretty much anything by Toby Keith, really
5(9.3%)
The Warren Brothers' "Hey Mr. President"
0(0.0%)
Billy Ray Cyrus, "Some Gave All"
0(0.0%)
Aaron Tippin, "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly"
0(0.0%)
okay, seriously, you just made that last one up, right?
0(0.0%)
every day I thank God that I have never heard any of those wretched songs
14(25.9%)
choosing just one worst song from such a parade of horrors is impossible
14(25.9%)
I'm picking Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" even though it came out long before 9/11, because goddamn, I hate that song
11(20.4%)

What kind of cuisine should I prepare for this year's Thanksgiving feast?

Middle Eastern
11(20.8%)
Chinese
5(9.4%)
Caribbean
9(17.0%)
some kind of American regional
8(15.1%)
What do I care? I don't get any of it.
20(37.7%)

What kind of drunk are you?

Wino
8(16.0%)
Rummy
7(14.0%)
Gin drunk
3(6.0%)
Beerface
13(26.0%)
Tequilazoid
1(2.0%)
Schnappszilla
4(8.0%)
Brandine
1(2.0%)
Rubbing alcoholic
7(14.0%)
Scotch egg
3(6.0%)
Maraschino cherry juicer
3(6.0%)

What should my Halloween costume be this year?