Friday, September 22, 2017

It's Alive!

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Hey, it was worth a shot.
We're glad to report that we've turned a corner (not to be confused with a coroner) and actually started improving. Which isn't to say that we feel great, but we feel great by comparison - which can be a useful perspective to be reminded of from time to time.

We looked for a news story to comment on today, but it seems all the most interesting stuff is somewhat past its prime at this juncture: the Manafort wiretapping, Trump's great U.N. speech, and Hillary's preposterous self-identification as Paul Revere. All are still great stories, but all have already been fully commented on elsewhere.

Hopefully, this will be our last "placeholder" post before getting back to our regular tomfoolery on Monday - and we have no doubt whatsoever that the news will provide plenty of new grist for our mill by then. And trust us, "grist" is the nicest word we can use.

Have a great (and healthy!) weekend, and best wishes to all our Jewish friends for Rosh Hashanah!

All we need now is something for our lingering cough...


Velveeta Processed Cheese Food said...

That cough medicine would certainly make you forget your cold, if not cure it.

Mike aka Proof said...

Stilton, see if you can find "One Night with Codeine". Much better!

Unknown said...

You didn't get your flu shots?

james daily said...

That cough medicine probably would not cure your cough but it would make you not give a hoot. On the news, one after another the MSM is having to eat crow on story after non story. Mueller is going thru the horse hockey looking for a pony, McConnell is in deep do-do with a 17% approval in KY but he is not up for reelection, and last but not least watch the Senate race in AL, that is going to be a huge story.(I think Busty Ross should wear one of those French maid uniforms and dust the lowest shelves.)

Granny said...

If it didn't cure what ails you, you wouldn't actually care. Very relieved you are on the mend.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

In case you missed it, here's my fave toddy recipe:


Unsweetened iced tea
Orange Juice
Whiskey (optional)
Cinnamon Sugar
Buttered Toast

Add one ounce whiskey (optional) to mug.

Fill mug with equal parts orange juice and iced tea.

Microwave for 1:30 - 2 minutes or until steaming.

Garnish with sprinkle of nutmeg.

Serve with cinnamon toast.

Enjoy! Hope that cold feels better soon!

Andrew said...

Survey says (sounds of rumpling paper): It is never too late to get Busty Ross into a nurse's uniform.

Survey also says: Chance of camera melting while taking picture is... high.

But, Mr. Stilton... Think of all the little cheeses out there that would be saved if you could get a photo.

Geoff King said...

A good topic for Monday could be "The End of the World", which supposedly occurs tomorrow:

Emmentaler Limburger said...

I find it particularly fitting that that label is shaped like a tombstone...

Glad you're on the mend, Cuz!

CA said...

Glad you turned the corner without stepping in anything!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Velveeta- Old pharmacies had a lot of really fun stuff. Cocaine toothache drops, Heroin (invented by the makers of Bayer Aspirin), and more. Meanwhile, we get sugar free cough drops.

@Mike aka Proof- I could really use a codeine-based cough syrup about now.

@James Daily- The current news cycle is both hugely interesting and hugely frustrating, I just haven't had the strength to deal with it. And as for Busty wearing a French maid uniform, well, it has gotten awfully dusty around here.

@M. Mitchell Marmel- All of that sounds great except for your puzzling use of the word "optional" (grin).

@Andrew- I need to be careful not to make any costume requests that could lead to a meeting with the HR department. Although I could declare it to be "dress like a medical professional day" for everyone. Hmm...

@Geoff King- I think that's a great topic for Monday. I wonder how Trump will be blamed?

@Emmentaler Limburger- Way more stylish than the skull and crossbones it should probably be shaped like.

@CA- Well, nothing I can't scrape off anyway...

American Cowboy said...

I did see a couple headlines that obviously dealt with news of earth-shaking content. The first was that kylie jenner was spotted wearing a white body suit with no bra. Personally I am happy that I did not see that.

The second was just this morning. The NK diktator, Kim Slung Dung called President Trump a "dotard". And many of the liberals commenting are getting that warm tingly feeling running down their legs agreeing with that short, fat, POS!

Unknown said...

So happy you are finally rounding the corner on the remodel. They are very stressful and a true test of any marriage. It really sets each of you on edge, which a dangerous place to be. So glad you each are coming out unscathed!

John the Econ said...

Oh, come on. Progressive insanity never sleeps, especially these days. But since you are trying to recover, perhaps it's best not to seek it out. So here are my contributions.

End of the World: Fortunately, the only people with a worse record on doomsday predictions than "climate scientists" are "Christian numerologists". I'm pretty sure I'll be back at work on Tuesday.

Speaking of the End of the World: Kim Jong Un is lobbing missiles over Japan and is now threatening to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific. Meanwhile at the UN and in New York, everyone thinks that Trump is the nutcase we need to worry about.

Hang on to those eclipse glasses. You may need them for the bright flash.

Sexual Insanity or mental illness:

Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police

"An engineering student who was an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pronouns, according to the alliance's website."

Afterwards, 3 suicide notes were found.

What happened here is actually very, very sad. This kid was a 4th-year engineering student at one of this country's leading tech schools, suggesting the possession of an honest intellect as opposed to your average SJW that has no business at a real "university" and is only there for social relevance and an easy degree based upon a bogus curriculum. This appears to be an individual with a severe emotional and likely psychological illness that manifested in what only a few years ago would have been considered bizarre behavior long before approaching cops with a knife. To make matters worse, this student was an immersed in a supposed academic environment where instead of having the affliction recognized as an illness and possibly treated, was instead lionized as a cutting edge and insightful leader and "activist" of a more enlightened and advanced social order. In other words, instead of recognizing what may have been a cry for help, they made him a leader of the asylum.

Academia and leftism failed this kid.

Dan said...

Good lord. Apothecary measure. Had to learn that in grade school.
Drams, minims, grains. Wow.

Colby Muenster said...

Ahhh... the good old days when men were men, women were women, and cough syrup was damn cough syrup! Now we have the world of today brought to you by people with zero self control. Codeine cough syrup WORKED, and my parents always had some handy, and (gasp!) nobody in the family became a junkie because my parents were responsible people.

But, I digress. Glad to hear you are getting mended up, Stilton!

jlw said...

try any of the numerous OTC cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan. it is an opiate analogue that is a good cough suppressant. at least that's what they said in med school 40 years ago.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@American Cowboy- As much as I support the right of young women to wear body suits without undergarments, I'm so sick of Kylie Jenner's whole family that I couldn't give a rat's ass.

And no one should be called a dotard; they should be called do-developmentally challenged.

@Barbara Fort- Bless you, but we're rounding the corner on our illnesses here, not the remodel. Still, our marriage will be fine; we're both old enough to know the difference between life's REAL problems and simple annoyances. Even with the scope of this overhaul, it still falls into that latter category.

@John the Econ- You're right that there was plenty of new stuff to comment on; I actually just didn't have the strength for anything other than really low-hanging fruit.

Regarding the End of the World prediction, I'm not losing any sleep over it. Oh sure, I'd be worried if it was "settled science," but fortunately it isn't.

Regarding Kim Jong Un, I don't think Trump was being hyperbolic when he referred to this little bastard as "suicidal." Kim might want to spend some time this weekend watching "To Kill A Mockingbird" to see what happens when good people are forced to confront rabid dogs.

And I completely agree with your take on the LGBTQ activist. This is just a sad story all the way around, and you're absolutely right that this person was almost certainly denied proper psychological care at the point his/her confusion about gender was seen not as a warning sign, but as a cause for celebration. I'm sorry for the kid, the family, and the cops involved. I am NOT sorry, nor sympathetic, to the young jerks who subsequently tried to make this an anti-cop thing.

@Dan- I'm pretty sure that they don't teach such things in grade school anymore. Well, maybe on the playground where the drug deals are going down...

@Colby Muenster- Codeine cough syrup is great stuff, but I once seriously underestimated the stuff. It was REALLY thick and hard to pour into the measuring spoon, so I just acted like a man's man and took a good swig out of the bottle. Mistake. I didn't cough, but I also couldn't wake up for more than a few moments at a time for the next 24 hours. I've been more careful since!

@jlw- Annoyingly, I'm not allowed to take anything containing dextromethorphan. It could interact with my antidepressants to create something called a "serotonin storm" in the brain with effects ranging from bizarre to lethal. And between coughin' and coffin, that makes for an easy choice.

Velveeta Processed Cheese Food said...

@Stilt. I seem to remember Heroin was introduced as a treatment for morphine addiction. My only experience with opioids was in '95 after some elbow-joint surgery. I was on a morphine drip for four days. About the most peaceful four days of my life, except for whenever one of the various bags draining into me ran out and set off noise like a smoke alarm.

Valvenator said...

I can't take anything containing dextromethorphan. Instead of making me relaxed like codeine it makes me very Very VERY edgy!!!!!!!
Remember little innocent Trayvon Martin who was shot by an Evil "White" Hispanic man who had a black great grandmother, btw. The little innocent boy just went out to buy some Skittles and Mountain Dew, yes he did, to mix with cough syrup containing dextromethorphan (makes it go down easy) making a concoction called Lean.
It's been known that high amounts of dextromethorphan has the same effect as PCP causing psychosis and aggression. Can you see why it would make an innocent 17 year old infant jump some white Hispanic and pound his head into the ground?

Valvenator said...

Maybe should have written:
Can you see why it would make an innocent 17 year old infant jump out of his 'stroller' and pound some white Hispanic mans head into the ground?

Dan said...

It's amazing how things sneak up to you.

Used to be you could by codeine cough syrup at the drug store. The Medics would hand out Terpin Hydrate Elixir with Codeine like water at the aid station (hence, name GI Gin).

Then, by the time I left Texas, you had to sign for codeine cough medicine at the pharmacy desk.

Now, they've done away with Terpin Hydrate, and you can't get Codeine without a letter from the bishop, and you have to sign for pseudoephedrine.

But your junior high school or high school daughter can get an abortion without notifying you. (I'm curious about that one -- whose medical insurance pays for the abortion?)