Sunday, October 21, 2012

The return of Occupy Denver?

Post: "Thousands of zombies, mutants overtake downtown Denver." (What, was downtown Denver running away?)

No, I see now it's just another benighted instant tradition imported from California, this one called a "Zombie Crawl." An alleged 10,000 showed up. Lots of zombie vomit on the sidewalks of Lodo by the end, I bet.

Update: Boy, did I call it, in general and in deeee-tail. Post: "Zombie Crawl and anti-police protesters mix leading to arrests."
Police made six arrests Saturday night during the seventh annual Zombie Crawl and third annual anti-police march, said John White, Denver police spokesman. . . .
 "The non-permitted march started around 7 p.m. with about 35 individuals, then zombies joined in," White said.
Apparently neither anarchists nor zombies need any stinkin' &tc.

This was the third Denver march "against police terrorism," according to the Denver Anarchist Black Cross website

"The march was attacked early on, as demonstrators and police contested control of the streets," the site states. "Demonstrators fought to hold ground, and a brief but brutal street fight erupted." . . .
Yeah, sure it did. Okay, so it's not Occupy Denver, but close enough. (We've noted the (Ward Churchill-approved) Anarchist Black Cross before, btw.) And the drunken zombies?
The sidewalks up and down the 16th Street Mall were covered in fake blood, trash and broken glass as thousands participated in the zombie event.
You wouldn't even have noticed the vomit.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Probably Buster after the humiliation of MommyBoy XXXVII

Teased on the Post's front page, even as we speak: Man with body parts in car faces 1st-degree murder charge.
A man arrested Wednesday after police found body parts that could be his mother in the back seat of his car made an initial court appearance Thursday morning in Arapahoe County District Court. Investigators at his home found a hand saw in the dishwasher.
Always such a neat boy. Fave grafs from the story:
[Alleged mumsywhacker] Ari Liggett told authorities he had planned to put the remains in a tub with vinegar and store them in a storage unit "in hopes that police would be unable to identify the prints or dental records," the affidavit said.

But he said he didn't have enough money for a storage unit, the affidavit said, and drove back home to get his PlayStation to pawn it for cash.
Update: Everybody knows that after six or seven years a new season of Arrested Development will be out on Netflix in 2013, right? It better be funny or, or, I don't know what I'll do. Maybe a chicken dance.

Update II: No, I don't need to ask if it's too soon.

Sunday, October 07, 2012


Billy Bob and I were lurking about the neighborhood as usual this morning when we (well, I--BB is pretty deef) heard music--some variety of crap rock--from the direction of Federal Boulevard. Turns out the Race for the Cure was meandering by.

Lots of people, blah, blah, read the article.

What's interesting, I aver, is that just yesterday I needed a new clicker for the garage door and found this:

The official Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure garage-door opener from Chamberlain. Fifty bucks. It appears to be the exact same opener as the non-Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure garage-door opener, not even engraved or anything, at the same price. The ad copy, though, says, "Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition Clicker® remote control benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure."\

Maybe it comes with a certificate or something. And by "proceeds," do they mean "all proceeds?"  (rhet.)

Friday, October 05, 2012

Comparative begging

Got these notes from the candidates today. While I've received dozens of e-mails from Obama, this is the first one from Mitt. The difference in tone, but not only in tone, is striking. First der Mittenzer:

Dear Friend,

Twenty-three million Americans are struggling for work, and nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty. And still, President Obama and his liberal allies are asking for another chance to get it right. Our country can't afford to give it to them.

Paul Ryan and I, along with Republicans across the country, are doing everything we can to protect America's future and undo the damage of the last four years.

And so are our supporters. They've joined our cause and transformed this campaign into a nationwide movement. They've knocked on over 5 million doors and made over 30 million volunteer voter contacts.

That's 15 times more doors and 5 times more phone calls than at this same time in 2008 -- and that's incredible.

And even in these bleak economic times, our supporters are contributing out of their own pockets. In fact, 93% of all the donations received have been $250 or less.

We couldn't have gotten this far without that kind of commitment and support -- and because of it, we're on our way to winning this thing.

With just 32 days left until November 6, sustained nationwide support for our cause is critical. We need to win, we want to win -- and with your help we will.

Whether we’re talking about jobs, health care, debt, taxes, or foreign policy, the choice this election is clear. Barack Obama and his liberal allies don’t have a record to run on, or a plan for the future. Paul Ryan and I do, and with the help of Republicans up and down the ballot, America will have the real recovery it deserves.

Victory is in sight for Romney-Ryan and the Republican team. Donate now to help us get there.


Mitt Romney
Meh. But Romney begins by mentioning the 23 million "struggling for work." Obama as usual starts, and ends, with himself:

John --

There have been many times in my life when I've been counted out -- told that I couldn't do it, told not to speak out for what I believe in, told to not even run in the first place.

I've only gotten this far because I've had people like you with me every step of the way.

Right now the other side is trying to obliterate the hard work we've put in on the ground in this campaign by flooding the airwaves with factually inaccurate, negative attack ads.

If they win, they're going to dismantle everything we've accomplished together over the past three and a half years, and turn back the clock to the same failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

We cannot let that happen. There are only 32 days left in this campaign. If you're planning to take the next step, now is the time. Please donate $5 or more today:

Thanks. It means a lot to know you've got my back.

Note: the D-blog does not have Barack's back. Hey-la, hey-la.

Update: Hate that Mittley feels it necessary to dredge up the bogus "one-in-six-living-in poverty" meme.

Tragic sneezing accident

This, you will be horrified (synonym for "amused") to learn, is the D-blog's formerly noble brow:

If the D-a-W is around when somebody asks me how I got tagged, she thinks it's funny to say, "Sometimes I just can't take it any more, you know? All the time jibber-jabber jibber-jabber, all the time 'give me a dollar, mommy,' all the time 'uh-oh, poop butt.' Sometimes it just takes a good elbow shot to shut him up."

But this is not what happened. I just sneezed with insufficient attention to the space around me, and smashed my precious upper head at barely subsonic speed into the counter of our really charming kitchen island. Hurt like a motherfucker, actually knocked me to my knees, and I bled rather spectacularly for a minute.

It's better now, but I still look like my Third Eye is trying to open. Ick.

Update: sneezing accidents are quite common; most of them, of course, are car wrecks.