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MORFORD: Nine Things To Be Happy About
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/6 | Mark Morford

Posted on 05/17/2006 5:54:23 AM PDT by SmithL

Bush, bird flu, iPod mania, Stephen Colbert, big hairy dogs and the best CD of the year -

Balm for your tormented soul. Reasons not to off yourself with a handful of whippets and a bottle of Maker's Mark while reciting Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium" just yet. Feel free to add you own:

1) Bush at 31 percent and falling fast
The apocalypse is yawning and going back to bed. The man can do no right. Dubya's inept policies and slew of appalling deceits are coming back to bite him faster than perhaps any president in history. Oh sure, he's still inflicting huge damage, rigging the Supreme Court and yearning to nuke Iran and getting away with murder (over 750 "signing statements" allowing him to ignore any new law he doesn't like? That's just grotesque). But even staunch Repubs are leaping from Bush's deadly Poseidon adventure, fearing disastrous fallout this November. Bush is officially in the running for the title of Worst President in History (and so, oddly, is Dick Cheney). He is certainly one of the most unpopular. Isn't poetic justice delightful?

2) iPods at 50 million and growing fast
Who single-handedly forced the malicious RIAA and the entire lunkheaded music biz to overhaul its musty business model, to get off its overcharging butt and enter the 21st century? Thank Apple. It took Sony 15 years to ship as many Walkmans as Apple has moved iPods in five. The iPod is the must-have tech icon of this generation, and innovation-happy Apple deserves it. Downside: mediocre audio quality, lamentable disposability. Upside: Infinite mixes. Stylish industrial design. An entire universe of delirious accessories. Steve Jobs finally smacks Bill Gates upside the head.

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'nuff said!

1 posted on 05/17/2006 5:54:24 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Reasons not to off yourself with a handful of whippets

Isn't a whippet a medium-sized dog? How would you off yourself with a "handful" of them?

2 posted on 05/17/2006 5:59:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Dump the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I'll weigh 50% less on Mars!)
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To: SmithL
But even staunch Repubs are leaping from Bush's deadly Poseidon adventure,

Yep. The Republicans sure are bailing and taking their money out of the stock market, seeing an unavoidable disaster. What an ass...

3 posted on 05/17/2006 6:03:13 AM PDT by weegee (Slowly but surely and deliberately, converativism is being made a thoughtcrime.)
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To: Tax-chick

DRUGS. Marky wants drugs.


4 posted on 05/17/2006 6:03:34 AM PDT by weegee (Slowly but surely and deliberately, converativism is being made a thoughtcrime.)
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To: SmithL

ipoDs - Downside: mediocre audio quality
Updside - new mainstream music sucks anyway so you are getting less "pure" suckage.


5 posted on 05/17/2006 6:04:52 AM PDT by weegee (Slowly but surely and deliberately, converativism is being made a thoughtcrime.)
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To: weegee

Oh. I'm so out of it :-).


6 posted on 05/17/2006 6:12:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Dump the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I'll weigh 50% less on Mars!)
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To: SmithL
4) The return of intelligent satire

From Viacommie? Now THAT'S funny.

7 posted on 05/17/2006 10:45:43 AM PDT by weegee (Slowly but surely and deliberately, converativism is being made a thoughtcrime.)
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To: Swordmaker; martin_fierro
Who single-handedly forced the malicious RIAA and the entire lunkheaded music biz to overhaul its musty business model, to get off its overcharging butt and enter the 21st century? Thank Apple. It took Sony 15 years to ship as many Walkmans as Apple has moved iPods in five.
iPod, or Apple ping?
8 posted on 05/19/2006 1:12:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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