Gut Rumbles

December 28, 2005

definitely an old fart

No wonder I have so many aches and pains today. I'm older than dirt. I was 25 for 25 on the quiz.

Here's a quiz of my own:

I have my list, but I'm sure that I forgot somebody who belongs there. Do YOU have a nomination for my Top 10 assholes of 2005 post, which will appear on New Year's Eve. I am open to suggestions in the comments.


Okay, now tell us something new..

Just passing through to wish you and yours a belated late Merry Christmas and hope your new year can be better then the current one. Peace out.

Posted by: Sean on December 28, 2005 08:32 PM

Damn. I've been checking all day to see if you were gonna do a special 'blogday post' but you haven't

So 'Feh' to you. I'm going to sing;

Happy blogday to you...
Blappy hogday to youuu...
Hoggy blapday dear Ro-ob!
Happy blogday to you!

And you don't want to know who I'd nominate for the 'Assholes list'. I'm a lady darlin' ;)


Posted by: Misty on December 28, 2005 08:50 PM

I guess I'm the same age as dirt. Newsreels pre-date me and I've never seen a Packard unless it was restored.

BTW, congrats on 4 years and getting sober.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on December 28, 2005 09:44 PM

I only scored 15 but that's probably because my memory is going ....

Posted by: maxnnr on December 28, 2005 10:08 PM

I nominate Velociman for Asshole of the Year. Any year.

Posted by: Playhouse Ray on December 28, 2005 11:33 PM

Harry Reid - 'nuff said.

Posted by: Max Doubt on December 28, 2005 11:37 PM

Cindy Sheehan
Kofi Annan
The staff of the NY Times
John Kerry
Ted Kennedy
Hillary Clinton
Chuck Schumer
Most Democrats
Some Republicans

Posted by: rightisright on December 29, 2005 12:04 AM

Happy Blogiversary, Rob! Here's to many many more!!

FEMA's Michael Brown

Hizzoner Ray Nagin

Kevin Federline

Lest I be accused of being sexist,

Governor Katherine Blanco (her most recent gaffe being attempting to thwart the election process in New Orleans. Kathy dear, haven't you done ENOUGH?)

Posted by: Joni on December 29, 2005 12:46 AM

Kathleen, sorry!

Posted by: Joni on December 29, 2005 12:47 AM

My 2 nominations are:
Ray Nagin
Cindy Sheehan

Happy BLogday!!

Posted by: Kel on December 29, 2005 01:45 AM

I've posted my ten on my blog.

Posted by: Gahrie on December 29, 2005 03:31 AM

I got all twenty five too, with allowances for differences in Canada and UK (green shield stamps).
Happy Blogday A-Man, may there be many more.

Posted by: robert in england on December 29, 2005 07:02 AM

yeah, I remember them all and added Nash automobile and Hubert tractor and could add some more. Older than the hills I reckon but not older than dirt-yet.

Posted by: GUYK on December 29, 2005 07:24 AM

Just what the fuck I need another reminder of how close I am to be being worm food.

Posted by: james old guy on December 29, 2005 07:32 AM

Well, I only scored 10 so I'm just "getting older". Hubby scored 13 so he's much closer to dirt than I am.
I don't know if these would qualify as assholes for your list, but they're boneheads for sure:
all the people who stood outside slathering praise onto a murderer, Tookie Williams. Most notably, Jesse Jackson and that other bonehead from MASH, Mike Farrell...

Posted by: Lisa on December 29, 2005 07:47 AM

.. George Clooney...

Posted by: Eric on December 29, 2005 07:52 AM

Top Assholes of the Year 2005:

Cindy Sheehan
Howard Dean
Ted Kennedy
Ray Nagin
Sean Penn
Kanye West

not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: girl on December 29, 2005 09:56 AM

Jane Fonda
Ted Kennedy
Cindy Sheehan
Robert Fisk
Michael Jackson
Brad Pitt
etc etc
So many assholes, so few bullets.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on December 29, 2005 10:03 AM

19 for 25 here, though some of the "remembers" aren't from current usage on my part. Most were holdovers from just before they disappeared, that the users didn't get rid of before I encountered them.

Others, like Howdy Doody, were from a nostalgia revival fad back in the '70s.

Posted by: McGehee on December 29, 2005 10:08 AM

As for "top assholes," I have no nominees 'cause all the assholes I know of are on the bottom.

Posted by: McGehee on December 29, 2005 10:09 AM

Whasserface the governor of same

I'll have to think further...

Posted by: Zeuswood on December 29, 2005 10:52 AM

25 out of 25 here, too. And Sheehan definitely makes the asshole list. But let's not forget Dan Rather.

Posted by: Jim on December 29, 2005 11:12 AM

I nominate Senator Dick Durbin for his inane and slanderous comments about the U.S. Military.

Posted by: FbL on December 29, 2005 11:47 AM

Yikes, 23 outof 25 but then I already figured out I'm getting older than dirt. Can't say I remember newsreels but I do remember cartoons before the movies and I don't remember Packards but I definitely remember the family studebaker. We were in a terrible car accident in it or else I probably wouldn't remember the make.

And am Ionly one that LOVED those wax bottles full of sugar syrup. The test should have added Lik-em-ade too.

Posted by: Libby on December 29, 2005 12:08 PM

Yep, I'm older'n dirt. Remember those fake paper cigarettes filled with talcum powder so you could pretend to smoke?

Posted by: Bane on December 29, 2005 12:35 PM

I was 25 out of 25 too!
My family still says "Go pull the ice" because we used those lever ice trays for so many years.

Cindy Sheehan, now she plans to protest in front of Barbara Bush's house to get her to force her son to pull out of Iraq, what a genius Ms. Sheehan is......

Posted by: Library Lady on December 29, 2005 01:28 PM

Getting here late. How about:

Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) for stating that the majority of troops are demoralized in Iraq. Simply not true. It's OK to have an opinion on the war but don't go public with reasoning that is false.

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., Karl Rove, et al; To put a field officer of your own country at risk over political differences is inexcusable and comes damn close to treason.

Hugo Chavez, sooner or later this maniac will cause a war. He's fucking up a good country.

U.S. Treasury Department for not allowing the Cubans to play baseball next year. We're talking about baseball for chrissakes, we just give the rest of world another reason to laugh at us when we act petty. Can't we take the high road when it's such an easy choice?

and of course

Cindy Sheehan, what the hell, I've never read about a more screwed up broad since the last time Liz Taylor made a headline.

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy on December 29, 2005 02:50 PM

Hmmm..11...and I am only 23?! But maybe becasue my dad is 73 and STILL drives a Packard Phaeton.

On to the assholes: Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, (He's an asshole any year) Jesse Jackson, the BC, and the all time top asshole: Any fucker at my front door at 8:00am Saturday morning trying to sell me ANY type of religion.

Posted by: Steph on December 29, 2005 04:09 PM

I find it interesting that so many folks chose their fellow citizens who disagree with them for the asshole category. The first thing I thought of was Saddam, Osama and President Ahmadinejad of Iran. I would add Rove and his gang of thugs for the same reasons as Schoolboy. John Walters for his expensive, misleading and self serving drug war policies that are endangering our children. The DEA for arresting sick people and harassing doctors who dispense pain meds instead of doing their job and going after dangerous drug dealers. And I guess I would nominate myself for hanging around here and subjecting you all to my endless chattering.

I would most definitely NOT include Chavez. The guy may be kind of extreme but he is a democratically elected leader and he's done a hell of lot more for his people than our president has done for us.

And Bane, I adored those cigarettes. Didn't they have a little red thing that glowed at the end? I loved all the fake cigarettes. Chocolate, bubble gum and even those white hard sugar ones with the red painted tips that you had to break off one by one. Probably why I became a smoker.

Posted by: Libby on December 29, 2005 04:42 PM

25 out of 25. Damn, I'm getting long in the tooth.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on December 29, 2005 05:05 PM

top ten assholes....

Mikey moore
that sheenhan bitch
congress critter murtha
any employee of the NYT
whoever pushed the gay cowboy movie on us
hilary clinton
john f kerry

more comming

Posted by: heath on December 29, 2005 05:10 PM

All the above
The BC

Posted by: RubyTuesday on December 29, 2005 05:38 PM

Michael Crook is without doubt the biggest asshole of the year.

Posted by: Stoney on December 29, 2005 05:55 PM

Holy Shit. I got'em all! Gotta go die now.
Asshole of the year......
Cindy Sheehan
Michael Moore
Teddy-Boy Kennedy
Hillary Clinton
Ray Nagin
The Governortrix of Louisiana
Dianne Feinstein
Those Austrian assholes that wanted to take Schwartzeneggers name off the stadium.
CNN-all of them
New York Times

And not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: Ralph Rattfuc on December 29, 2005 06:34 PM

I nominate Libby for ass hole of the year.
Semper Fi

Posted by: ron hawikins on December 29, 2005 07:15 PM

Libby, please do not be nice to me when I am endeavouring to hate you.

And yes, I recall some sort of red ring.

Posted by: Bane on December 29, 2005 08:43 PM

Aw Bane. I'm afraid you'll eventually learn to love me unless Rob kicks me out. See I'm an asshole, but I'm an earnest asshole and I mean well. As my dear recently departed friend Ronnie - a staunch Bush supporter and lifelong Repub - used to say, It's not that I'm naive, I'm actually more worldly than most but I have absolutely no guile.

And thanks for the votes folks. This could be the first award I've ever won.

Posted by: Libby on December 29, 2005 09:22 PM

I still have some of those ice cube trays with the metal lever. Though I haven't used them for four or five years.

Posted by: LibraryGryffon on December 30, 2005 01:41 PM

Sure do, A-Man. I'm willing to bet that at least a couple of my most annoying people for 2005 are on your asshole list. Take a look...My guess is we'll match on Al Franken and Bill Maher.

Posted by: Deliverance on December 30, 2005 05:42 PM

As Winston Churchill finally surmised: "So many to choose from, so little time." [Faked But True]

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on December 30, 2005 08:37 PM

Also, I got 25/25 - and then some. Due to this bonus, I achieved an Ajax-the-foaming-cleanser "stronger than dirt" status, though the change into dust is rapidly approaching anyway.

As we used to say in Indian School, Hey-un-kee-a, Nun-we: it's going to happen, therefore it must be so.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on December 30, 2005 09:55 PM

Rob, I'm only posting here because I can't stand the thought of this thread ending with still more gibberish from the gay-na-tion guy.

Besides, I'm a well-documented thread-killer.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! on December 31, 2005 02:16 PM

Hell, I've touched most of the 25. No, not Howdy Doody, but I watched him as a wee lad. Not much choice in a small town on '50's after-school TV. ( I watched at my bud's house. Mom and Pop both worked, so his Mom kept an eye on me most days. We didn't have TV at home yet.) Can't remember the damn indian's name. Ooops, excuse me, I mean native American. Anyway he's the one used to say, Kawabunga, Buffalo Bob! Buster Brown came on right after. Used to tell Froggy to twank his magic twanger. Made us ROFL. We got thoroughly pissed when the dadgum presidential conventions superceded. I saw Adlai Stevenson and Ike get nominated. Must've been '52.

Jane Fonda
Ted Kennedy
Michael Moore
Jesse Jackson
Dan Rather
Barbra Streisand
Alec Baldwin
Susan Sarandon & Mr Susan
Janeane Garofalo
Mike Farrell

Posted by: Larry on December 31, 2005 05:00 PM

Joan, perhaps you do not recall why you called "Argghh" to begin with. I don't either right now, but it will come to me.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on December 31, 2005 10:00 PM

Larry , Froggy forever! Hi, kids, Hi ya, Hi ya.
Kids: Hi, Froggy.
John F. Kerry: American troops should not be terrorizing kids, women and children, in their homes. Iraquis should be doing it.
MSM: right on, Fakin' Froggy!
Saddam Hussien: J.F.K. is the frog, and I am the Scorpion.
LLL chorus: whatever you say, Osama.
Kids: plunk your magic planger, Froggy.
Froggy: Hi ya, kids, Hi ya. And so these will now be vaporized - Osama, Mothra-Bam-a-rama-lama-ding-dong Obama Bin Dead, Glug Glug Kennedy and his mate John Fakin' Froggy Farakahn Kerry, et al..
Kids: good work, Froggy.
Midnight The Cat: Ni-i-i-ce.

[If it's any consolation, I cringe every time I hit the "post" button.]

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on January 1, 2006 12:19 AM
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