Journal of the Great Shutdown, Day Nine

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21 Responses

  1. ZarroTsu says:

    So not much has changed, I take it?

  2. Tarrou says:

    Well, it's been better than a week. Our nation has fallen, our population decimated. The Republicans finally did it. The United States is no more. Ah well, I've successfully procured food, barricaded myself in my apartment and sandbagged the roof. I have an armored Civic. I think I'm ready to start repopulating the earth. Ladies, I'm installing a Take-A-Number dispenser. Hours are from 1600-1900 daily.

  3. Dan Weber says:

    I'm still not sure who MoDo's target audience is, besides people who are really angry at everything.

  4. Clark says:

    @Dan Weber

    I'm still not sure who MoDo's target audience is, besides people who are really angry at everything.

    People are all up in arms about "revenge porn" these days, but who's addressing the scourge of "revenge editorials"?

  5. BBnet3000 says:

    Ive found these entries pretty stupid but the fact that Maureen Dowd wrote an even more dramatic one makes a pretty good point.

  6. Steve says:

    I can't wait for this to turn into a Choose Your Own Adventure.

  7. Ken in NH says:

    Steve,

    "You have found yourself trapped in a voting booth. Do you choose the Republican or Democrat slate? Turn to page 96 for Democrat or turn more slowly to page 96 for Republican"

    It already is a Choose Your Own Adventure, just a very crappy and unimaginative one.

  8. Ivraatiems says:

    The real question is, how is Clark getting an Internet connection reliable enough to type a post of this length and send it out?

    I myself have been using a dialup modem fashioned from straw, tin and leaves. It gets 2800 baud but sometimes the signal is garbled and it ends up looking as if I've used the wrong casserole.

  9. Clark says:

    @Ivraatiems

    The real question is, how is Clark getting an Internet connection reliable enough to type a post of this length and send it out?

    Clearly you have never read RFC 1149.

  10. Clark says:

    @Steve

    I can't wait for this to turn into a Choose Your Own Adventure.

    I can not tell you how severely tempted I am to abuse the wordpress "pages" functionality to write a Popehat choose your own adventure right now.

  11. barry says:

    RFC 4824 would be useful too.

  12. Steve says:
    I can't wait for this to turn into a Choose Your Own Adventure.

    I can not tell you how severely tempted I am to abuse the wordpress "pages" functionality to write a Popehat choose your own adventure right now.

    Too bad Ken is stopping you. I really hate that guy. Thank god for http://www.popehat.com/author/clark/feed/

    Still waiting for paste tag

  13. Klover says:

    Ahh nice, sliding in a little Biz Markie reference.

  14. Klover says:

    Ahh nice, sliding in a little Biz Markie reference.

  15. Shelby says:

    From anyone but Maureen Dowd that would have been a hilarious satire. Instead, it's a reminder of the mindset that got us into this mess to begin with.

  16. luagha says:

    I know a guy who can whistle a modem carrier tone. He can't send data, unfortunately, but he can negotiate the signal down to 1200 baud and hold it a good while.

  17. Ted K. says:

    A PLACE ONCE CALLED WASHINGTON

    The above is based on several archaeologist's interpretation of some of the various inscriptions found in the ruins. Others prefer to render the inscription as "Pound Laundry".

    "Digging the Weans" (Harpers, Nov. 1956)
    Robert Nathan
    See also : Theodore Bikel's verbal sketch
    NB – Suggested pronunciation of "Weans" is we-ans.

  18. HamOnRye says:

    I would like obtain a larger print of the photo attached to this post, something suitable for framing.

  19. Dave says:

    I myself have been using a dialup modem fashioned from straw, tin and leaves. It gets 2800 baud but sometimes the signal is garbled and it ends up looking as if I've used the wrong casserole.

    Yes, but do you ever get an Out of Cheese Error?

  20. Is it any coincidence that on the very first day of the shutdown, my stove stopped working? Obviously, the Department of Stoves was closed.

  21. JW says:

    One does not simply walk into MoDo.

    You have to be lobotmized by rabid partisanship and camouflage yourself by adopting the garb and stooped gait of the loyal krugorks.