Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Can we Impeach this Moron, too?

Bobby Rush: Your decision to continue to see the world through only the lens of racism will forever prevent you from moving past that very thing. I and others like me invite you to join us in the newly-arrived future in which race neither defines nor influences our world, the growth of which is being prevented ironically by your own outdated worldview.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Who is the Dumbest Person of 2008?

I've been thinking about doing this for a while now, and I feel that the time is right to unveil this contest:

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you One More Cup of Coffee For the Road's first annual 'Dumbest Person of the Year' Contest. In this contest, I and you (readers; unfortunately, still only about four of you) will vote, choosing between several yet-to-be-determined candidates in order to determine which of them will be the recipient of the highest honor we have: the coveted Idiot Extraordinaire award.

The recipient of this award will receive, of course, nothing -- well, unless you consider bragging rights, immortal status on this blog, and a seething diatribe written by myself to be nothing. Which, basically, they are.

In addition to these nothings, the elected winner will become the first ever appointee to an institution that I have created, which shall be called The International Association of Legendary Morons. As this contest will be an annual occurrence, taking place during the last month of each year, a second Idiot Extraordinaire shall be appointed to this association in December of 2009, a third in December of 2010, etc.

There will be a trophy; that is, there will be a photo that I find on the Internet that will serve as a trophy that will be awarded to this year's winner.

I think that there is a way to set up an interactive voting thingmabob on my blog, which I will set up as soon as we have decided on all of our candidates. This list of candidates should be completed sometime next week, and so the voting thingmabob should be unveiled on December 18. This will give you (and me) a two week window in which to vote before the winner is unveiled on December 31st.

Now, as for the candidates. I have three candidates in mind, and I urge you to nominate your own candidates as you see fit. The three candidates I have in mind are:

Sarah Palin
Rod Blagojevich
Ashley Todd (Backwards B moron)

OK, let's get to thinking. Who else needs to be on this list?

Chicago is exploding.

Blagojevich is going down. The Trib is nearly drowned. Obama's got the world watching us and we are

not disappointing.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Coming soon are reviews of the following works:

The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri

The Odyssey, by Homer

James Joyce, the biography by Richard Ellman

The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka

Also, I am about to embark upon winter vacation, and in keeping with the plan I made upon my return from Ireland in July I am going to dedicate much of this free time to taking my second stab at reading Joyce's Ulysses (hence the Odyssey reading, and the Joyce biography). Ulysses will be my morning/daytime reading, while Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time will be my pre-sleep book. While I figure that it will take me the entire four weeks of winter break to complete Ulysses (that is if I finish it at all), I should be finished with the Hemingway selection rather quickly in comparison. This is the cause of my present difficulty:

What do I read next? For the first time in a long time, I don't have any books "on deck." I would appreciate any suggestions that any of you may have for me, keeping in mind that my taste as of late has found me preferring the classics (the big-time classics, like Homer, Dante, Joyce, and Hemingway, etc. I am not currently interested in "modern" literature, nor am I very much interested in the Dickens kind of crap). I suppose that the most logical solution would be to pick up some more Hemingway, as I have not read much of his work and have become recently intrigued by his writing. But even then I would not know which of his works to select.

Any suggestions? What am I forgetting?


Why should he be in the Hall of Fame?

Ron Santo was denied by the Hall of Fame again today. I do not believe that Ron Santo should ever get into the Hall of Fame. A career batting average of .277 and 342 career home runs are not Hall of Fame numbers. I apologize to Ron Santo, who I actually enjoy listening to on Cubs radio broadcasts and who seems to be a great guy; also, of course, it would be nice to see the man made happy with an induction. But baseball players don't get inducted into the Hall of Fame because they are good guys or loveable characters, or because it would make them happy. Sorry, Cubdom. He should never get in.

A Strange Day Has Found Us.

December 8, 1943: Jim Morrison is born
December 8, 1980: John Lennon is killed

A bunch of other strange coincidences have occurred on this day, as well, but I don't have time.

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is pretty incredible to see

I got this video off of Dlisted. It shows one dog, who had been hit by a car on a highway, being saved by another dog, who drags him to safety. It's actually pretty incredible to watch. Dlisted says that the injured dog survived.

p.s. I know what kind of dog I am going to get when I can afford one (a long time from now): a "red" Golden Retriever. I'm going to name her Penny (full name Penelope, Joyceans/Homerians!). Penny!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Gee, I wonder what city they'll be gunning for this time? They've already gotten New York before, not to mention that New York is not really the epicenter of America anymore. So New York is probably out. I wonder if they will be gunning for the city that has usurped New York as the epicenter (or is at least in the process of doing so, in my opinion) of America? The city that our new president calls home? The city that will be providing said president with countless advisors, etc.? The city that may be hosting the Olympics in 2016?

Fantastic. I'm sick of this!