The best of January? Read it and weep…

January 30, 2011


It’s time to calculate my most popular blog posts for the month, and you could knock me over with an anvil.

USA-CONGRESS/Readers flocked to the really meaty, newsy items, looking for stuff they can’t find anywhere else.

They clicked on the item about my own deep personal thoughts, a piece on business dining etiquette, and our hard-hitting photos of the homes of possible 2012 Republican candidates.

january audi 220Even more popular were my bitter reflections on the Virginia textbook controversy and my explanation of sapphire economics.

The most popular item for the month? Read it and weep:

10. A bottomless well of really dumb thoughts

9. You stuck him with the wrong knife, fool!

8. Two words I hate to see together

7. And the trunk is roomy enough for a…

6. Goofy beyond all words…

5. Look at the knockers on that place!

4. Where do Republican kids live, anyway?

3. A textbook case of stupid?

2. Because you’re worth it, Honey…

And the number one item for January was…

1. You must be the new town crier?

Top: Kazakhstan’s Tourism and Sport minister Temirzhan Dosmukhanbetov (R) carries the flame of the Asian Winter Games after its arrival at Almaty airport, January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Right: Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R) becomes emotional and cries as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) introduces him to take over the gavel and the podium after Boehner was elected speaker on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Left: A model poses in front of an Audi A7 during the press day for the North American International Auto show in Detroit, January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch


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Thanks, BG. The photos reminded me to put aluminum foil on my shopping list.

And what a great start to the year! I think I’ll take some coffee and doughnuts and go hide somewhere until it gets better.

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Regarding that bottomless well…

Suppose you saw a robbery at a store, but couldn’t remember whether it was at Trader Joe’s or Trader Vic’s
Would that make you a JoeVics witness?

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“Read and weep? Very timely. I just flew in from Vegas, and … (oh, the temptation) I’ve concluded that Vegas is one giant Chuckie Cheeses.

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It’s great to see you back, Doc. I was starting to worry about you.

And on behalf of all the regular commenters, thanks for resisting the temptation.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

OE Bloggers read,
while rival politicians
Wave goodbye or weep!

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Mr. Dosmukhanbetov is carrying a torch, apparently for himself. If you look closely, that’s Cam’s sister in the background.

John Boehner is overcome with joy as he is about to accept his ‘politician with the best porn-star name’ award.

Audi proudly display their engineering prowess – Oh, and the cars had twin cantilevered airbags too.

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@unca … we like shiny CURVY, POINTY objects! 😉

I must say, my sister is quite impressed with all the OE blog attention she’s been getting!

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@RB: God bless you for putting the last picture 😉

@Shra: Sorry… 😀 😀

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Ah, boys will be boys, fwd…
Get Mrs.Fwd on OE… 😀

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