Aug
22

Two Whales Good




Posted at 12:06 by Gavin M.

Bruce McQuain, QandO:
Obama Says 95% Won’t See Taxes Go Up. 68% Don’t Believe Him

  • Disbelief in Obama’s tax pledge is just another sign of why his approval numbers are falling among frustrated Democratic health-reform supporters due to Republican lobbyists organizing right-wingers to pretend they are ordinary Americans spontaneously protesting an imaginary tax hike.

‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™

Note:

This may finally be the obscure title pun that pushes things up and over the edge, spinning down, down to the street below, to land kerplunketa on top of a hot dog cart — ‘things’ being an antimatter hot dog cart full of anti-hot dogs, and imagine how that would be then. Two Wheels Good is the US version of a Prefab Sprout album titled Steve McQueen. The joke is that it’s not even very funny.

Big text dump in the works, btw. It must seem like I’m doing nothing over here sometimes, but I am not so doing nothing not times.

45 Comments »

  1. M. Bouffant said,

    August 22, 2009 at 12:24

    Those are the best kind of jokes. Anyone can write mere “funny.”

    Though I just figured an Animal Farm/fat insult sort of thing.

    And what is it w/ the “If X% of people whose lives are so empty they pick up the phone & answer questions from some low-life poll-taker believe it, it’s important, or true?” all over the place.

    From the item just below the above linked wonder.

    Now you can take that any way you wish to take it, but denying on the one hand that they’ll be dispatching inspectors to garage sales and saying “but we’re still going to enforce” on the other sends a very mixed message. Their method of enforcement will be fairly easy – they’re hoping that garage sale buyers will turn in garage sale sellers breaking this odious law.

    Well, I’ve got a fairly simple and straight forward message for the feds – butt out. We’ve been raising our children safely since the dawn of humanity without you and we don’t want your garage sale police to keep them safe – thank you very much.

    Nope, he wants his children to get lead-painted toys at garage sales. Makes the little brats tougher, I guess.

  2. M. Bouffant said,

    August 22, 2009 at 12:26

    Yes, we remember your tearing your manuscript out of the carriage or platen of your “typewriter”(?) & we await the — oh, never mind.

    Hey, second!

  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    August 22, 2009 at 12:58

    “Nope, he wants his children to get lead-painted toys at garage sales. Makes the little brats tougher conservatives, I guess.”

    You know what makes them tougher? Working all night in an intermittent monsoon.

  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    August 22, 2009 at 13:02

    When will wingnuts tell the truth?

    Qando Qando Qando

    Has this been done before? Has this been done to death?

  5. jon said,

    August 22, 2009 at 13:09

    I’m pretty comfortably middle class and I have to say that I won’t mind if my taxes go up to pay for either a reduction in the deficit or toward healthcare for many more people, especially since I see a benefit for myself in either scenario. Really, the only downside of paying down the deficit is that a future Republican administration and Congress would see that as an opportunity to reduce taxes on their extremely rich friends. The only downside of tax increases for healthcare is that it would make Libertarian Jesus fart myrrh.

  6. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    August 22, 2009 at 13:13

    Hey, a small increase in income tax to fund a huge reduction in insurance premiums, and actual coverage if you need to take advantage of said insurance- anyone would be a fool not to take it.

  7. Zarquon said,

    August 22, 2009 at 13:35

    Couldn’t this be called When Love Breaks Down instead.

  8. N__B said,

    August 22, 2009 at 13:52

    anyone would be a fool not to take it.

    Do I really need to point out the flaw in your logic? We’re dealing with the American public here…

  9. N__B said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:03

    My first experience with a FYWP up the ass: I posted this and it disappeared.

    anyone would be a fool not to take it.

    We’re talking about Americans here…

  10. N__B said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:06

    FYWP. Ate my post twice in a row.

  11. Word Press said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:13

    All your post are belong to us!

  12. Wyatt Watts III said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:39

    We’ve been raising our children safely since the dawn of humanity without you and we don’t want your garage sale police to keep them safe – thank you very much.

    Didn’t the Garage Sale Police open for Prefab Sprout on their ’86 North American tour?

  13. tincture said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:55

    We’ve been raising our children safely since the dawn of humanity without you
    Infant mortality rates say no. This has been another installment of When Reality Attacks!.

  14. The Flea Market Holger Danske said,

    August 22, 2009 at 14:59

    WOLVERINES (buy two get one free)!!1!!11!!

  15. Pere Ubu said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:20

    May I just say that bands had MUCH cooler names back then.

    Prefab Sprout, Throbbing Gristle, 1910 Fruitgum Company…

    now we get stuff like “Pott of Pikklz”. Faugh!

    get off mah lawn damn kids

  16. The Free Market Holger Danske said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:23

    Wolverines for sale. CHEAP!!!!111!!1!!

  17. N__B said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:24

    Throbbing Gristle

    Let’s not discuss last night’s dinner.

  18. Caliph Garrett said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:30

    The Garage Sale Police are no match for the Suede Denim Secret Police.

  19. Jethro Tull said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:34

    The mouse police never sleeps…’strue, there’s a song about it.

  20. JoeBuddha said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:47

    That’s great! “Garage Sale Police” or “Pott of Pikklz” will be the name of my new band…

  21. jon said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:50

    The Mouse Police they live inside of my head!

    /rock out like Mike Damone, wuss

  22. J— said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:52

    We’ve been raising our children safely since the dawn of humanity without you

    Glibertarian Big Man says female infanticide good, basic knowledge of pre-state societies bad.

  23. N__B said,

    August 22, 2009 at 15:58

    Mouse Police are in the House!!1!!

  24. Zarquon said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:01

    Mouse Police are Modest.

  25. Sirius Lunacy said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:17

    Watch out for mouse trap.

  26. haroldo said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:20

    What is the Law? Two Whales Good

    At Swim-Two-Whales

    Or, to continue with the not quite Steve McQueeny 1970s US auto image, Two Whale Bacon Strip

  27. kingubu said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:36

    Throbbing Gristle

    Let’s not discuss last night’s dinner.

    We’re on a budget and had to settle for Hamburger Lady Helper.

  28. J— said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:39

    On the raising of taxes, Barney Frank at that Dartmouth meeting. Watch from around 4:55. Fun at the end when the kooks in the audience show they have trouble distinguishing the state of Massachusetts from the federal government.

  29. Prudence Goodwife said,

    August 22, 2009 at 16:43

    Your obscure title pun totally made me Swoon.

  30. The Plain People of Ireland said,

    August 22, 2009 at 17:34

    At Swim-Two-Whales

    We can’t be havin’ with yon fancy littrachaw, now.

  31. haroldo said,

    August 22, 2009 at 18:00

    Are you sure you’re not the Maine People of Ireland, given what seems to be a bit o’ the ol’ Downeast?

    At any rate, no matter your provenance, it’s obvious you can see for Myles and Myles.

  32. The Plain People of Ireland said,

    August 22, 2009 at 18:57

    Very guttural languages the pair of them the Gaelic and the Downeast.

  33. Jim/The Velvet Blog said,

    August 22, 2009 at 20:35

    You know there’s a previously unreleased Prefab Sprout album out next month in the U.K.? I can’t wait!

  34. Sirius Lunacy said,

    August 22, 2009 at 21:02

    Very guttural languages the pair of them the Gaelic and the Downeast.

    Last time I found myself in the gutter I spoke Gaelic and no one there understood me. Maybe I should have gone with Downeast.

  35. Smut Clyde said,

    August 22, 2009 at 22:28

    A pint of plain is your only man!

  36. Smut Clyde said,

    August 22, 2009 at 22:30

    i pored u a pint uv plane but WP eated it.

  37. Paul L, said,

    August 22, 2009 at 23:16

    So these progressive whales are also wrong?
    Keith Olbermann
    Oliver Willis
    Ed Schultz
    Matt Taibbi
    Matt Yglesias
    Barney Frank
    Cenk Uygur
    I can dismiss every thing they said because they are fat?

  38. Blame America said,

    August 23, 2009 at 0:40

    Awesome Prefab Sprout ref. Paddy McAloon is such a great songwriter, at least up until ‘electric guitars’ from the otherwise shaky Andromeda Heights.

  39. artemis said,

    August 23, 2009 at 2:28

    I thought the left had their fill of stupid attacks with picking on Bush’s accent. But now they bring us fat jokes. Another indication that the left is primarily composed of people who never emotionally made it past 5th grade.

  40. tigrismus said,

    August 23, 2009 at 3:06

    This isn’t The Left, it’s a snark blog, but I’m sure if you’re looking for erudite political discussion you can find it elsewhere; perhaps at IMAO or Ace of Spades.

  41. J— said,

    August 23, 2009 at 3:38

    You see me now a veteran of a thousand sandwich wars.

  42. Smut Clyde said,

    August 23, 2009 at 4:04

    You try walking through a mall in a fat-suit brandishing an assault rifle!

  43. winston legthigh said,

    August 23, 2009 at 6:12

    What does it mean if you read that headline and immediately thought: “Oh yeah … “Two Wheels Good” by Prefab Sprout …” as if it were a play on “Thriller” or something?

  44. JGabriel said,

    August 23, 2009 at 11:55

    Gavin M.:

    This may finally be the obscure title pun that pushes things up and over the edge …

    Sadly, I got it, but I was an alternative/college radio DJ when Two Wheels Good was first released.

    Damn, I feel old now.

    .

  45. Breathy Vocals Fan said,

    August 29, 2009 at 19:06

    For any Prefab fans out there, check out the remastered “Two Wheels Good” which comes with a second disc of acoustic versions of 8 of the 11 songs. Great songs and a great production (maybe Thomas Dolby’s best).

    RE: “Two Whales Good.” Thanks for not going with “Preflab Spout.” That would’ve been overdoing it.

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