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A Laugh Or Two

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120 Responses to “A Laugh Or Two”


  1. 1 Roberta in Mn
    December 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    GE UTA

  2. December 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Very funny UT. Especially Phil Robertson.

  3. 9 vcprezofan2
    December 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Way to go, Roberta! And AlmaB, and CarolMae! :grin:

  4. 20 Roberta in Mn
    December 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    GE Almablanca & CarolMaeWY are you both ready for New Years? I am hibernating. Snow Snow Snow. Just nuts. And cold. I imagine WY is getting or has some of this crap we in MN are.

  5. 23 utaustinliberal
    December 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I’m more than halfway through season 5 of Breaking Bad and OMG!!!!!!!! for my Breaking Bad binge watching crew, season 5 is freaking AWESOME.

    It totally blows away seasons 1 – 4 and those were amazing seasons.

    The last 8 episodes of season 5 are jaw dropping gooooooooooooooooooooood.

    Vince Gilligan is a writing beast and Bryan Cranston as Walter White aka Heisenberg just takes your breath away.

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      December 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      ‘The last 8 episodes’ – Utal, how MANY episodes are in a season? And how long is each episode?

      • 25 utaustinliberal
        December 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        There are 5 seasons in total.

        Season 1 has 7 episodes and season 2 – 4 have 13 episodes I believe.

        Season 5 is the final episode of the series and has 16 episodes because they had to do justice to the brilliance that is Breaking Bad and boy oh boy did they do justice.

        From the word “action!’ in season 5, the drama begins with a BOOM and doesn’t let up. You think it can’t get better but then you get to the last 8 episodes (the latter half of season 5) and your mind is blown away.

        • 26 vcprezofan2
          December 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

          Okay, now you are terrifying me – an episode is only 30 minutes, right? There is no way I could try to check out Season 1 otherwise!

          • 27 utaustinliberal
            December 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm

            An episode is 43 minutes – 45 minutes long (if you’re watching on TV, it’s an hour long due to commercials). It’s a drama and it does justice to those minutes because if you’re watching on TV, you’re hooked in until a commercial break or until you remember that your body needs food and water. It’s that good.

            • 28 vcprezofan2
              December 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

              Alright. I’m gradually trying to build my courage for this attempt, UTAL. Tell me truthfully, how long do I have before the BB discussions cannot be delayed any longer in the TODvillage – days, weeks, months? Or just hours?

              • 29 utaustinliberal
                December 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

                Days. I’m on season 5 and will be done with the series tonight. Chips is on season 4, and Deserftlower has been watching with her daughter and will soon be done; and she wants a discussion on Breaking Bad. I’m excited about the discussion too because it’s one of the best written and acted shows on TV.

                • 30 vcprezofan2
                  December 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm

                  Days. Hmmmm. I might be able to get through Season 1 if I can cobble together some inner stamina. Okay, will see what’s possible, thanks.

                  • 31 COS
                    December 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

                    I am in season 5, “blood money”. This show just grabs a hold and won’t let you go. :)

                    • 32 vcprezofan2
                      December 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

                      Now I’m in a dilemma. It’ll either grab a-hold and so I’ll feel normal, or it’ll think, ‘it doesn’t grab me so something is wrong with me. :grin:

                • 33 Vicki
                  December 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

                  I am in for the discussion. Same rules as TOD I hope. By which I mean the silly as well as the profound.
                  For the first silly I wonder if anyone else has been struck by the purple thing Marie has going on. Her clothes, home decor, purple and more purple. Lavendar lilac grape , etc.

                  • 34 utaustinliberal
                    December 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

                    Yay! Welcome aboard the Breaking Bad Binge Watching Crew, Vicki.

                    The silly and the profound are very welcome in any discussion of Breaking Bad.

                    Marie’s obsession with purple and her “little problem” crack me up. It’s fascinating how the show uses minute and huge details to tell the story of a character and offer insights into his/her behavior.

                  • 35 vcprezofan2
                    December 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

                    No fair, Vicki, you can’t start yet as I haven’t yet watched the first episode. Utal was agreeing to give us (me really) a couple of days to at least check out episode 1, season 1.

    • 38 desertflower
      December 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Don’t tell anything that gives it away:) I’ll be watching more when my daughter, and OH! she just came in the door! More BB is on order:) Tell me we can all discuss this at length when we’ve all watched this entire thing…. :) Enjoy the rest of them !!!

      • 39 utaustinliberal
        December 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        I most definitely won’t. I want you to enjoy it and be blown away as I have. :D

        When we’re done, we are sooooooo going to discuss Breaking Bad at length. It is a MUST. The series deserves it.

        Brace yourself for season 5. Gird your loins! It is that G-O-O-D.

  6. 40 Sara
    December 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    from Newsmax.com

    “Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world’s most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.

    Obama topped the annual list for the sixth consecutive year, a typical ranking for a sitting U.S. president, the polling organization said.”

    Hmm, doesn’t square with the talking heads on radio and T.V. I know we don’t believe a word they say anyway, but seems like they could raise their ratings by being more positive about our President.

    • 41 anniebella
      December 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      First of all Gallup doesn’t impress anyone, second of all Sarah Palin is in the list of most admired women, and no disrespect to Hillary, but she would not be my number one choice.

      • 42 anniebella
        December 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        Condi Rice was there also, so no Gallup doesn’t impress me at all. Beside I don’t need Gallup to tell me that I admire and respect our President.

  7. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Your selection of tweets is hysterical, UT! Blasphemous, of course, but how do we really know that God isn’t doing His own tweeting, so there’s that.

    Thanks again, because we all can certainly use a laugh or two, any time of day. Especially a day with more s-n-o-w in it!

  8. 48 desertflower
    December 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Clearly these idiots have learned NOTHING. I suppose that I can understand why they don’t believe in evolution….THEY haven’t evolved yet!!

    http://crooksandliars.com/2013/12/foxs-charles-payne-asks-why-arent-we

    From this Monday’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, guest host Charles Payne was back at it again, doing what he loves best when he’s not bashing unions or attacking those living in poverty — carrying water for big business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — and carping about how terrible it would be if we were to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.

    I have to say though, this might have been a new low even for him. Not only was Payne arguing against the wage hike, but he actually asked during a time of record income disparity if we should be paying those at the top more.

    PAYNE: Isn’t this really the real argument we should be having? Why are we discussing minimum wage in a country that used to go for the brass ring? Why aren’t we growing the top so everyone, so the same tide lifts all ships?

  9. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    God bless the people trapped in ice on the Antarctic expeditionary ship, since Christmas Eve. Believe I heard there may be helicopters coming in, if possible, but many crew members will stay with the ship.

    • 50 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      … makes me feel really dumb to have complained about a little snow in my city, all afternoon.

    • 51 vcprezofan2
      December 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Okay so I’m a stay at home non-sailing person, so tell me, JO’B, who in their right mind would CHOOSE to go on an Antarctic expeditionary trip?

      • 52 jacquelineoboomer
        December 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Braver folks than you and I are, I’m guessing!

      • 53 99ts
        December 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

        21st century explorers – taking the comforts of home on the voyage – I’m like you vc – the stay at home option suits.

        My first post of a new day – Now I’m off to read your memorable moments – and Tally’s.

        • 54 vcprezofan2
          December 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

          Good thing we aren’t all explorers. Sane souls are needed to help in the rescue of the explorers.

          • 55 99ts
            December 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm

            I have diaries of my ancestors coming here in 1833 – sailing ship lost it’s mast somewhere between Liverpool and Rio – they virtually had to paddle the boat into harbor at Rio and the immigrants/passengers had to chip in to help pay for a new one. In between times they also worried about pirates!

            I’m preferring today’s options :)

            Thank you for your 2013 (& earlier) moments – there are so many to choose from – it will take volumes to write the “History of 44″

        • 57 sjterrid
          December 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm

          Happy belated birthday, 99ts. I hope you enjoyed your day.

          • 58 99ts
            December 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

            Thank you sjt – in your world it is still my birthday – so I’m still celebrating, despite having to catch up with the chores :)

  10. December 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Have never seen this before, but just received it via this tweet:

    Yes We Can

  11. 61 susanne
    December 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    yikes–did i mention it’s been raining? this is not in my immediate vicinity, but still– !

    ‘ HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) –

    A giant sinkhole swallowed a vehicle on the Big Island early Monday following a night of severe weather. ‘

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24331316/car-falls-into-massive-sinkhole-in-paauilo

  12. 68 globalcitizenlinda
    December 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    • 69 susanne
      December 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      excellent reminder linda–for those who have waited and suffered and worried for years and years, having health insurance at last is the biggest story of the year, the decade. and thanks to president obama for taking the risk, facing the flak, and doing the right thing for the people!

    • 71 carolyn
      December 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      This is beautiful. Yes, you are right. This is grace, grace in the true, full meaning of the word.

  13. 73 hopefruit2
    December 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  14. 74 amk for obama
    December 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  15. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  16. 84 amk for obama
    December 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  17. December 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm

  18. 90 forus50
    December 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    UT I was JUST going to ask you what episode you are on and then I see your comments upthread. OMG is right. It’s like that CRAZY until the VERY END. On AMC right now they are on Episode 11. I’m watching it again along with Blackhawks hockey. It still is almost too much for me to take but then again I’m able to watch it for details that I wasn’t aware of the first time.

  19. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  20. 92 forus50
    December 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I can’t wait for Chipsticks to see the final episode and the song they end it with. :) Freaking PERFECT.

  21. December 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    17 Dem fundraising emails so far today and it’s not even 7pm. OMG, make it stop.
    Tomorrow is going to be worse.

  22. 99 amk for obama
    December 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Israeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25548773

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      December 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      ^^^^ This is what HOPE looks like. It’s “only” 26, but to their families, it’s wonderful.

    • 101 forus50
      December 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      How fantastic. Somehow our stupid MSM isn’t reporting on this or any part of Kerry’s negotiations. Just as well as they would screw it up six ways to Sunday.

      • 102 globalcitizenlinda
        December 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm

        this is one of those times when one is glad that the media is pre-occupied with nonsense so that they don’t mess things up

  23. 103 vcprezofan2
    December 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Waving G’Night, as my eyes start to play tricks on my. Catch you later!

  24. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    December 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    The shake-up continues …

  25. 110 criquet
    December 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Apparently RWNJs are now after MHP on MSNBC.

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  27. 116 criquet
    December 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    More good economic news:

  28. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    December 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    What a year!


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