Monday, October 6, 2008

Two Observations, A Suggestion, And A Pizza Place

First, let me just say that calling yourself a "maverick" is a lot like giving yourself a nickname; if you do it without irony, you're kind of a douche.

Second, I don't need to hear your opinion on nuclear weapons or nuclear power until you've done at least enough research to find out how to pronounce them.

And finally, if I may, what these debates need is a shot clock. As soon as a candidate strays off point, the clock starts, and if they don't get their ass back on topic before the buzzer goes off, the rest of their time is given to the other candidate. If you're not going to make them answer the questions, then we might as well just let them each read their list of talking points and then show an episode of Scooby Doo.

...but not one of the ones with Scrappy. I hate that little bastard.


Catherinette Singleton said...

You're such a maverick.

BeckEye said...



Why does it seem like it's mostly Republicans who can't pronounce that? Well, gosh, golly gee whiz (*wink*), you betcha, they better learn how to speak the language of this great nation of ours.

deadspot said...

Actually, Becks, I think they do it on purpose because they think it camouflages the gaping hole where their soul belongs.

I think if you looked at (otherwise) well-educated people, you would probably find a high correlation between those who say "nucular" and those who say "eye-rack" instead of "ih-rock". I'd bet good money that almost all of the ones who mispronounce both also vote Republican.

Someone pointed out that Dumbya mispronounces both of these, even though he grew up in a home with parents who pronounce them correctly. (George the First pronounces both words correctly.) Dumbya can't possibly not know the actual pronunciations, so it's obviously an affectation.

Apparently Joe Six-Pack hates people who can pronounce two- and three-syllable words.

katrocket said...


you totally rock.