We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I snatched this clip of 'Family Feud' from Neal Boortz's site this morning. It's wonderfully entertaining on a number of levels, not least of which is the great job the host does with what could have been a rather awkward situation for a family show.
I love it when he actually leaves the podium to 'walk off the shock'.
"Doc, either you are tweaking my nose or your memory disappoints me."
Well, all I remembered was that you were next to Colorado or Wyoming, but I also remembered that you were in the serious boonies, so I figured Nebraska -- being nothing but corn fields -- didn't actually have any "boonies" to speak of, ergo South Dakota.
I admit, though, that it's rather insulting.
"Hey, Feebs! What state do you live in??"
"Oh, one of those next to Wyoming or Colorado."
Yep, damn insulting, and I apologize. BTW, I saw your reply in BD's 'Tripping' post and I think "sub-continent" works much better for Nebraska than "planet", although I think we can still narrow it down. How about "uncontrollable corn field run amok"? "Ethanol subsidy to the universe"? We could try "The great corn plantation of Nebraska", but I'm not sure if "plantation" can be used for anything but cotton and sugar cane.
We may have to stick with "sub-continent" for now. :)