Moronapalooza; The Aftermath

November 26, 2008

I know this is a bit late getting out.  After this weekend’s revelry, I still had to start packing for my big move next week, and also pack for holiday travel to Michigan.  I hear they’re about to give out free money, so was gonna make sure I’m around for that.

The Chicago Moronapalooza was officially a huge success!!! There was a much bigger turnout than I ever expected! I ended up sending out the information to about 40 different email addresses.  A few people had told me they couldn’t make it, but I was still planning around having 15 or so morons in attendance.  By our best estimates, anywhere from 30 to 40 morons showed up through the course of the night, including other bloggers, and even a celebrity or two (thanks Iowahawk!)

It was great to be around a large group of people in a public place, and not be afraid to let the conversation stumble across politics every now and again.  I hate being out at a larger social function, or being around people I’m not entirely close friends with, because I often find I have to keep my mouth shut (a rather difficult task for me, to say the least) in order to keep the peace.  It’s especially hard when all I’m hearing is the media talking points and false accusations (did you hear Palin had an affair with her husband’s friend?).

This is definitely something everyone seemed to really enjoy, or so they told me when they left (maybe they were just being polite).  I’m planning on hosting another, probably falling on the weekend before the inauguration, which I think would make it Saturday, Jan 17th.  I’ll keep everyone posted.  If any of you morons stumble across or into a place you might think would make a good location, let me know!  We could also have a small group of us get together on a random weekend to scout out future locations as well, I’m open to suggestions as always.

Anyway.  Here’s a few pictures that were sent to me after the fact (thanks to IP and TastyBeverage!!).  For safety reasons, no one will be identified.

Pictures below the fold…

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Chameleofabulous (edited & updated)

November 25, 2008

Meant to put up a post reviewing this weekends Moronapalooza, but I got a bit bogged down between work, planning a move, and planning a trip to visit family for the holidays.  It’ll go up tomorrow, I promise.

In the meantime, here’s a confession.  I laughed at this clip for almost its entire duration.  The sad thing is, it’s just a video of a Gecko Chameleon crossing a road, with some music attached.  Yet…still funny.  I’m already hearing the baby-boomers weeping for my generation of conservatives…

UPDATE: One astute reader (who must have gone to college or something) has corrected me and pointed out that it’s not a Gecko but a Chameleon.  However, I’d also like to inform this reader that “Geckofabulous” was the description of the original video I embedded, so nyah-nyah-nyah or something…


Iowahawk strikes again…

November 21, 2008

The best satirical writer in the moronosphere, Iowahawk, puts up a great review for the new car rolling off the Congressional Motors assembly line in 2012.

I’m not even going to bother quoting it here, just go there and give him the traffic (all 2 or 3 of you).

Oh, he’ll also be making an appearance at the Chicago Moronapalooza.  As if you needed any more motivation to come out tomorrow night.


Moronapalooza, this Saturday!

November 17, 2008

The last informational email has been sent out, the last detail has been planned, and all the morons are on their way to the city of Chicago for an invasion into enemy territory. If you’re still on the fence about coming, there have already been quite a few get-togethers in other cities, all of which have gotten nothing but positive reviews from those who attended.

I’m really looking forward to meeting a lot of fellow conservatives. There’s plenty of time to get in on the fun, and if you’re interested and free on Saturday night, just send an email to moronapalooza.chicago@gmail.com


The Good Casualties of a Faltering Economy

November 14, 2008

I picked this up from the sidebar at Ace’s, but I thought that it’s an event that is much too too glorious to simply cover with a link and single line of text.

With the economic downturn we’ve seen, many companies have been going under.  The recent string of banking institution failures has now been joined by the domestic auto industry.  However, not all company failures are bad, some can actually be good.  Take for example, the company created by the spawn of Satan himself, also known as Crocs Inc.

Crocs,
Quarterly sales dropped 32% to $174 million.

The company expects to lose between 50 and 65 cents a share in the fourth quarter on sales of up to $120 million. whose first shoe hit the market five years ago, is writing off excess sandal inventory, slashing its spending budget by 50%, and shuttering its Brazil plant. It shut down a factory in Canada earlier this year.

 

Yes, yes, I can already hear your whining…”b-b-but, they are sooooo comfortable!”.  Sorry, I don’t care.  There’s no excuse for wearing something so absolutely hideous on your feet. To conciously decide to wear a shoe that looks like it was puked up by a troop of drunk clowns, thrown into a mold, and had a price sticker slapped on it, is morally wrong.  It’s a borderline crime against humanity.  I’d include a picture of the shoes, but that’d be cruel and unusual, and I don’t support that kind of sick twisted imagery on my blog.

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Chicago: New Bacon Capital of the Midwest?

November 11, 2008

I don’t know if that can be claimed yet, but in all the post-election drama I missed seeing Lisa Donovan decend from the heavens and deliver this article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

As every good moron knows, bacon is the food of the gods.  It comes in many forms, all of them delicious.  One of my favorite blogs, doubleplusundead, seems to have the conservative blog market cornered when it comes to all things bacon, however, this juicy, crispy, tasty little news morsel somehow slipped through their greasy little fingers.

First there was Wendy’s “Baconator,” two quarter-pound burgers topped off with six strips of bacon. Hot ‘n’ juicy indeed.

Then J&D’s smoky Bacon Salt, billed as delivering the flavor without the fat, the frying or the filthy kitchen, hit the shelves of Meijer, Jewel and other area grocery stores in September.

And this month, we saw the unveiling of breaded, deep-fried bacon — dressed in country gravy — at Risque Cafe in Lake View

The first two paragraphs were enough to have my mouth watering, but I just about called my boss and told him I suddenly came down with a case of ebola after I read the last part.  Oh, and yes folks, there is a picture…

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DNC Chair Update: Former Aide to both Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich says Newt doesn’t want the GOP Chair

November 11, 2008

Today on my drive into work (yes, this is a covert work-posting), I caught Princella Smith on AM 560 WIND.  Miss Smith is currently the National Spokesperson for the Platform of the American People at American Solutions and a rising 24-year old star.  Her work history includes stints with both Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich.

During the interview, she was asked who she thought should be the new Chairperson of the GOP, Steele or Gingrich?  Smith answered that Newt Gingrich doesn’t want the job.  She said, “If 150 of the representatives came to him and said that they wanted him to do it, he would, but he doesn’t want the job.” (paraphrasing)

I’ll try and get a link up to the audio later in the day.