Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Working My Way Back

So, I've been in this bloggy fog lately.

(as if it's not been totally obvious, right?)

Not that the news inspires any less rage than it ordinarily does, of course, but as any other blogger will tell you, sometimes the urge to blather on about it wanes considerably. Now that the holiday craziness is starting to wind down, I'm trying to get my noodle in gear and get back to providing you dear readers (all 3 of you) with the snarky commentary you've grown to love.

Until the hamster in my head gets up to full speed, let me point you at some of the more interesting things lurking in my bookmarks:

James Wolcott provides one of the best descriptions of right-wing bloggers (and commenters) I've seen yet in "Headhunters". I love that man.

Some of you may have heard about a UCLA "study" that "proves" the MSM suffers from the ever-dreaded Liberal Bias. If you can stop laughing about that long enough to click the mouse, Media Matters decontructs this study beautifully.

Here's a couple of interviews from some of my personal heroes, Phil Donahue and Bill Moyers. Don't miss either.

Here's a good Rolling Stone article on Bush's Propaganda Boy, John Rendon. A must read for those of you interested in the myriad of Whys behind the Iraq clusterfuck.

And, just to round out such heady subjects with some Point 'n' Laugh levity, be sure to pay a visit to Fundies Say the Darndest Things. It will amuse, disturb, perplex and tickle you. (you might want to drink heavily while reading, incidentally)

More later. Hope everyone had a good holiday. I now have more little multi-colored plastic things in my house than should be allowed by law. And wouldn't you know it? My son is far less interested in the Legos than he is in wearing the clear plastic container over his head like some kind of Space Helmet by Hasbro. Go figure.

Any exciting New Year's plans? I hope for inebriation, but that's about it for the time being.

What a thrilling life I lead.


Maryscott OConnor said...

That's you and me, at least TWO people who have used "Hasbro" in the past coupla days to describe something that wasn't ACTUALLY made by Hasbro.

Is there any definitive proof that Hasbro actually MAKES toys anymore?

Just asking.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

Actually, I think they were in my head because of YOUR poll. So, I blame you. :)~

And, according to their highly annoying, technicolored site, they do indeed, appear to be in business. Blech.

Disgusted in St. Louis said...

Welcome back CB. Don't overdue the inebriation thing New Years' Eve.
OH! And this will help you get your noodle in gear: FSM Happy Holidays

Lily said...

Well CB here's hoping you meet that holiday goal. Cheers.

les said...

In the competition for thrilling, my goal is to stay awake long enough to get inebriated. Bah, humbug.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

And a many Noodly Returns to you and yours as well. :)~

Cantankerous Bitch said...

Thanks, Lily. Aim high, right?

Cantankerous Bitch said...

It sounds like you & I will be in the same spot. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been up until midnight if I wasn't battling insomnia.

Lily said...

I think I saw you turn into a pumpkin... and it was hilarious. Cheer up, CB. There's much to be snarkish about. The world sucks and we live in its armpit.
I hate New Year's. Another year of NOT doing any of those damned resolutions.
Another year in country club hell.
Another year of watching them CLEARCUT the world.