Saturday, November 12, 2011


via Drudge

From here on out, I'm going to read Gail Collins and participate in the game that I read about somewhere on the internets -- it's sort of like a drinking game without the drinks, a game for the literary nerd, perhaps, or, at the very least, the word nerd.

Basically, you read her very incisive, very funny yet not snarky (think Maureen Dowd when you think snark) columns in the The New York Times and wait for/marvel at her sneaking in a sentence about Mitt Romney and the dog he tied to the roof to travel to Canada. No matter what she's writing about, she manages to include this interesting, it's-a-big-world and everyone is weird and has their own literal baggage fact.

It's the Kevin Bacon game for the election year. Maybe it should be a drinking game -- to help us get through it.

Here's today's column.

Since it's only 8:06 am here in threatening-rain Los Angeles, I'm off to mix myself a mimosa with the oranges in the backyard.


  1. My favorite line: "Newt, on the other hand, is always good in debates if you like extremely pompous people who appear to be practically levitating with their own sense of personal wonderfulness."

  2. Can you use real alcohol? That's all I'm asking.

  3. I have NEVER heard that about Mitt Romney, which is pretty embarrassing if it's been mentioned in print often enough to warrant a drinking game!

  4. Levitating Newt. Sigh. Daughter asked husband who Mitt Romney is, and after his brief answer she asked "Is Mommy gonna make us move to Canada if he gets elected?" She gets right to the bottom line.

  5. Ah, another post I fail to understand because I am from Canada. I don't know who Gail Collins or Maureen Dowd are. However, your picture today made me laugh.
    Perhaps I should become more interested in what is going on politically in other parts of the world but then I remember that it has taken me weeks to find 8 people that I think are worthy to sit on our city council. For the record I just decided on 8 before I started reading blogs. Now I am ready to vote next Saturday!

  6. I'm in!

    I'm drinking a glass of wine as I type.

  7. Do we get to choose our own poison? If so, I'm in!

    Hope your mimosa was divine!



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