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Thursday, January 24. 2008
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Chemistry & Politics make for strange bed fellows .
A new addition to Chemistry's Periodic Table
Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neuron, 25 assistant neurons, 88 deputy neurons, and 198 assistant deputy neurons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take from four days to 2.70361 years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neurons and deputy neurons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neurons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
Meta, what screw top wine are you serving with that dish of hyperbole crow you're surly feasting on these past few days?
Of course it's original ..it's just not my original. I just thought it was darn funny. But that you thought it could perhaps be an original Habu, I am flattered. It does meet my standards and facility of mind.
I would have credited the author but it came to me in an email sans author.
Don't be flattered. I knew it was not your original thought. You should have mentioned the words were not yours rather than leave it as if they are.
I do give you credit for your marvelous ability to insult. You are 'surly' original at that and it 'surly' is indicative of the nasty little man you are.
Thank you for the credit using surly, as I did with such aplomb and deftness.
surly....adjective: inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace.
Crow, the most surly of meals.
(I seem to recall a totally unprovoked attack referencing my scrotum as being empty by one who then characterized herself as one of pious purity,,do you recall that unprovoked attack?)
And in the future kindly refrain from using the phrase "You should have" when attempting to correct others. And yes, you may Supersize that.
You're welcome. I actually laughed out loud at your screw topped wine line. To my chagrin, I realized as I hit the 'submit' button that it would have been funnier if instead of calling you a nasty little man, I'd said, 'surly little man.' Funny how deftly we can play with a typo.
Your recall is off on the unprovoked attack. The ref to your absent testicles was to get some balls because the market was going to do none of what you hyperboled.
Pious purity? Me? Never. I am much too wicked and secular and debauched. Oh, and cheap what with my screw wine... trailer trash, if you will.
You are correct about 'should'. It should never be used.
Just to keep the record correct, here is the transcript of our colloquy that included the now infamous "scrotum" comment.
Your memory from that muscadine wine is fogging up a bit.
We saw this morning the FED cut 75 basis points, prior to their regular meeting in just about a week. A sure sign of panic since it's been like forever since they've cut that deeply outside of a regular meeting.
Secondly we're hearing from Washington that the Dems and the Reps are sprinting to get a package put together to help the economy. They're doing this in an election year which is unheard of. Election years are traditional times of finger pointing about whose fault it is for the mess we're in, not comity and cooperation ..this is a SURE sign of panic.
The international markets are slowing with the European markets off more than 20%, which puts then squarely in Bear country, and we don't know if the bear is secular or cyclical.
We've been in the sub prime mess for over a year now and the three most prevalent assumptions are beginning to come unhinged.
#1 The Fed would cover the problem
#2 Foreign market would cover the problem
#3 Globally corporate profits would remain high
All three are failing at the moment. The FED's jump into massive liquidity takes time to move through the markets, usually a minimum of 12 months.
Carpe scrotum !
#11 Habu on 2008-01-22 13:17
Carpe your own empty scrotum and offer some fine detail and proof if you insist on this kind of hyperbole.
#12 Meta on 2008-01-22 13:28
I would point out in my second paragraph that Washington was sprinting to come up with a bail out package. They did that today..in legislative time that is sprinting in warp speed.
Aside from the attack on the sack you were pitifully incorrect on characterizing my assessment as hyperbole as was confirmed throughout the day by expert after expert echoing similar, if not spot on specifically analysis.
Meta, ya got bruised pretty bad on that occasion ,but you have moxie and that is worth a kings ransom in a nation full of sheeple..good on ya .
Oh, piffle, Habu. You are so full of little red ants. Who in the fuck thinks your scrotum is famous? And your remarks hyperboling the market SO MAKE HAY WITH YOUR NUTS! is exactly why I came back with carpe your empty sack and back up all your shuck 'n jive. And you know it.
Now.... onto the 'pious and purity'. Where's the back-up on that you testy little gnome?
Bruised? I don't think so.... I mighta hurt yours 'bout Mr. Slack Sack, but that's how it goes when one claims plenipotentiary status for his scrotum.
To Bird Dog (couldn't find e-mail addy):
I just read this little story and though you might find it interesting.
I don't know if it is fiction, but it is a good read.
To Habu and Meta: I haven't followed your conversations, but this little snippet is amusing.
they ARE hilarious. I'm just as glad i'm not habu as i'm glad i wasn't sonny liston in the cassius clay fight. hell hath no fury like a woman ...uhhhh, well, like a woman.
(kidding kidding just kidding -- lawd hep me -- kidding)
Does any other blog contain such amusing colloquies?
Jon - thanks for that bit.
Last great love was a one woman colloquist.
Tryed to convince everyone of her not to leave on multiple occasions.
Most passionate attempt was the night she all ran out the door and down the road with my billfold.
I really missed her on that occasion, all of them.
Associative disoreder has no passion to share outside themselves.
Makes for a good show for awhile but pure hell to live with 24/7.