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Thursday, June 02, 2005

My 100 Things List

I've seen a lot of these lists around, including one by my future wife Jasmine.* Essentially, it's a list of 100 random things about yourself. I think it reveals quite a bit about a person, and I think everyone should do one. It's almost like therapy. Except no one's here to blame you. "Here, lie down on this couch," the therapist says. "No, you idiot! That couch!" the therapist says. "Gah! No wonder you're in therapy!" the therapist says.

It's just you. So, you blame you.

So, anyway, here it is. There's some small, mundane things, not to be confused with the large, mundane things. There's a few more important things listed as well. But, I've already toyed with you enough. Enjoy.



100 Things...

1. I'm from medium sized city in southeastern Wisconsin.
2. I'm an English major, though I hated English in high school.
3. I'm 22.
4. I'm about 6 feet tall.
5. I'm pretty shy in real life, though I still crack jokes when I can.
6. I'm completely liberal.
7. I think liberalism is about always evolving.
8. I think conservatism is about going against the natural grain.
9. I love The Daily Show. America the Book may be the funniest book ever written.
10. I played baseball through high school, but the higher you go, the more it becomes a job.
11. I just wanted to play the game.
12. I work out and run when I'm depressed.
13. I'm in pretty good shape right now.
14. I got a mohawk in NY because I had some anonymity.
15. Sense of humor in girls is more important than anything else.
16. I think people who aren't part geek aren't normal.
17. People are way too inconsiderate in theaters.
18. I like playing video games, though I haven't had the urge to play in a while.
19. I'm afraid that I'm growing out of them.
20. Interning in NYC was the scariest thing I've ever done.
21. Interning in NYC was the greatest thing I've ever done.
22. I like to read and write.
23. I'm a recovering Star Wars geek.
24. I'm a drummer.
25. I don't really drink much.
26. I don't smoke.
27. I've done marijuana, but then I graduated high school.
28. I know almost nothing about women, but I don't pretend to know a lot.
29. I love video game music remixes.
30. I like anime, though I think 85% of it is utter crap.
31. I can skateboard, though I've sort of outgrown it.
32. I found out about Santa when I was 10, the Easter bunny the day after.
33. I love The Onion.
34. My family is middle class.
35. My favorite film is Blade Runner.
36. I love Sci-Fi.
37. I love Office Space.
38. I get annoyed by people who chew with their mouth open and
generally lack basic manners.
39. My friends tell me I'm too nice.
40. I am too nice.
41. I think empathy is the key to nice people.
42. I think stubborn pride is the key to assholes.
43. There's nothing I'd rather do in college other what I am doing.
44. I started a satirical newspaper with a friend in college, called The State.
45. I'm going after a writing career because I like writing, not because of any money reasons. If I can make a decent living doing it, I'll be happy.
46. Programs on PBS generally fascinate me.
47. I like girls who are nice, but with a wicked sense of humor.
48. Also, I like hoop earrings on a girl — not sure why, but they just do something for me.
49. Yes... hoop earrings.
50. I hate winter; I'm a warm weather person.
51. I could never meet a girl at a club a start making out with her immediately.
52. But sometimes I wish I could.
53. I've got rhythm and I think I could dance okay.
54. I'm fascinated by 80's pop culture.
55. And I wish I lived in the world of classic 80's high school films.
56. I love to watch shows about science.
57. I built the computer I'm using right now.
58. I like watching baseball on TV, but I hate TV baseball commentators.
59. Radio commentary is much better.
60. I've been downloading Desperate Housewives episodes.
61. Desperate Housewives is not a bad show, I must admit.
62. I watch Smallville, I think, because deep down I wish I was a superhero.
63. I want a female, Jewish, Black president just to shake things up.
64. I believe in Evolution.
65. I don't know if I believe in God.
66. I'm afraid of the reactions I'll get if I say I don't.
67. I'm a Simpsons geek.
68. I also think the show has run its course, and should have been stopped years ago.
69. I'm afraid people who know me will read this list, but whatever.
70. I think The X-Files is the greatest dramatic series in TV history.
71. I start a fresh notebook when I begin a new writing project.
72. I have nearly-fresh notebooks everywhere.
73. I hate being seen as a know-it-all.
74. Sometimes I stay quiet when I do know something, or can prove someone wrong.
75. Reality TV sucks.
76. Even if watch happily at any point, it still sucks.
77. I think religious figures in politics are despicable.
78. Yeah, Pat Robertson. He's a douche bag.
79. I'm always afraid of missing opportunities.
80. When I want to ask a girl out, I'm almost afraid for her, so then I don't.
81. And when I'm really interested in a girl, I'm usually too much of a sissy to do anything about it.
82. I don't believe awkward situations would exist if people just tried.
83. People who say, "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" under non-sarcastic pretenses are stupid.
84. People who say, "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" to make fun of 83's are cool.
85. I don't want to own a lot of stuff.
86. I'm constantly donating things and throwing things out.
87. I could see myself trading my life for someone else's.
88. I think Harry Potter is worth reading. Not just for kids.
89. I think if you make fun of someone who is crippled, you should be immediately crippled.
90. I already mentioned empathy, but I think empathy is the key to any kind of world peace.
91. I think Friends is a hilarious show.
92. I just don't like the sappy parts — I'm not a chick.
93. I know a girl who is drop dead gorgeous.
94. But I like her for her personality (and I can prove it).
95. And it kind of freaks me out.
96. I think the Phantom Menace was the best of the Star Wars prequels and, though Jar Jar is not the best character, it became hip to trash, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon.
97. I didn't used to drink a lot of water, but now I drink it all the time.
98. I met blogger Jasmine in person while in NY. She's very cool. We hit off so well that we're getting married.* She made fun of me for not ever having gone to Whole Foods.
99. I check my spelling while on AOL instant messenger.
100. I think everyone should do a 100 things list.



Even though I think it's funny, I'm still going to add this...
* We're not really getting married (though, never say never). It's sort of a longstanding inside joke between the two of us. Though, two people is pretty inside. Heh, maybe too inside.

58 Comments:

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Pip said...

liberalism is about always evolving, huh? that's an odd statement. well, if you consider shifting positions on an almost daily basis to maintain a decent voter base, then yes, i'd say it's about evolving.

mind you, i'm not a big fan of conservatism either. i was just wondering if you would care to elaborate on how liberalism is about always evolving.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

You're equating liberalism with democrats. They're not the same.

Liberalism is an open-minded philosophy, meaning it's always altering definitions to include new things. Conservatism is about hanging on to the past. Conservatives are ultimately pulled against their will toward social change. Hence...

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to list "I think like Commie Pinko Fag" near the top of your list. Afew years in the Marines will cure you.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Cute, really. Posting anonymously is the manliest thing you can do I think.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger omar said...

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At 11:19 AM, Blogger omar said...

A black jewish woman? That would be something. And it certainly would shake things up.

My wife will argue to no end that Phantom Menace is the best of the prequels also.

You like games? Have you tried LawnTerror yet? :)

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger kinkyrhombus said...

if you like video game remixes, have you been to ocremix.org?

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Your list is terrific and I agree with so much of what you said. However, the drivel that was Phantom Menace was not one of them. Sorry, but it had to be said—I knew it was going to be bad when the opening scrawl mentioned taxes… egad. Someone needs to remind George that action and taxes” don’t mix. And that kid and Jar-Jar? Man, they made it was so bad I only saw it four times… (I’m a bit of a Star Wars geek myself).

I completely agree with your comments on being a liberal—I'm the lone liberal in a family of conservatives—they scare me... they really do. Why is it when someone states they are not a closed-minded moron (i.e. a conservative), that the conservative’s first response is to call them a “commie fag”? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am NOT, repeat NOT, a commie!

I think Simpsons still has life left in it--still moments of genius, however, just about any episode that concentrates solely on Lisa is usually pretty bad.

Jasmine is so hot even I find her hot.

Your list is truly wonderful and I may have to plagiarize your idea and claim it as my own…

Not to put any ‘Dave Chappelle pressure’ on you: but your blog is great and I read it every day—keep up the great work!

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger snaars said...

I myself and a Star Wars geek, but I'm a hard-core fan of the original trilogy. Episodes I and II were a travesty. Episode III was much better in my ever-so-humble opinion. Did you know that Darth Vader has a blog? It rocks.

It's almost as good as some blog I once read by some kind of intern.

This blog is good too. By the way, I'm a product of 80's pop culture. The world of classic 80's high school films never existed. Your mom should have told you, right after the easter bunny bombshell.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger veronica said...

You and I are very similar in pretty much every way you listed.

Except I'm a girl and I've been to Whole Foods (which is amazing).

And I go to Wisconsin every summer to see my dad's family and some old camp friends, so I literally know where you're coming from.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

if you like video game remixes, have you been to ocremix.org?

Oh, I sure have. AMAZING site.


As for the SW prequels, I didn't like the second or third as much simply because of the vast amounts of CG. The first at least had a few small sets, too. Plus, Maul alone makes it the best of the prequels. He should never have been killed off so quickly.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Katie said...

I loved Phantom Menace (though my friends would hunt me down and do bad things if I spoke such "blasphemy" in front of them) though the second one so sickened me (Lucas? Why are they frolicking in fields?! Argh!) that I refuse to see the third. 18, 19, and 70 are some of my favorite ... er... things, and X-Files so totally rules!

Also... if anyone is planning on bashing Andy for being a liberal, I have this to say to you... People who call a liberal a fag are really homosexuals in the closet who are too afraid to say anything about it. And I pity you, cause that's a hard place to be. And you're in America. If you disagree, move the arrow up on the screen and hit the big red X and the page will go away! It is a magical thing.

I love this post, great job.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger lovelygreensweater said...

I'm a total Star Wars watching Simpson quoting Liberal and I have to admit that even though Phantom Menace was not as entertaining as Revenge of the Sith it was at least equally as good as Attack of the Clones.

Love you Andy and don't let those unmanily conservatives get you down. Marine or no I could take him. Not that you need any protection you big ol' super hero you!!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Jammerz said...

Oh Andy...andy...andy...andy. I do so love your blogs. I do so think you rock, rock with your cock out. I do believe I would like to put you in my pocket and have my own little pocket andy to take with me everywhere. I am going to write my christmas letter right now:

Dear Santa:

Please, please, please bring me the pocket sized andy so I can have him at parties. Oh, and a red rider bb gun.

XOXOXO
Hortense

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Adrian said...

LOL! GREAT list, man! (Well- except for the Phantom Menace thing)

As for being liberal, as long as you aint a liberal hippy, its all good. I find myself swaying from left to right, it depends on issues. Environmental issues especially.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger jazz said...

my my! the shout outs i got on this one. it pays to be engaged to a funny popular guy once in a while, huh?

as for the spell checking on AIM...that's just crazy! let loose boy. just hit the enter bar. go with it!

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger Jon said...

I don’t know if I have the stamina to make a list 100 items long. However, given the intense blog peer pressure, I may relent, even though it will seem slightly redundant given some of my other posts.

And anonymous comments are pretty cheap when they’re taking shots at you. That’s why I’ve banned them on my blog. And if I could somehow get it so “This blog does not allow anonymous comments” is written in flaming satanic lettering, that would be totally sweet. Also, I would like an exclamation mark after “Choose an identity” so it comes off as more of a threat…yeah, that would be awesome.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger omar said...

I do so think you rock, rock with your cock out.

Um, Andy, if you could please put your cock back in, you're making some of us uncomfortable.

And I agree with you about Darth Maul. I contend that was the best light saber fight in any SW movie (Maul vs. Qui-gon and Obi-wan), mainly because all involved parties were REAL.

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger scribe called steff said...

I hate to admit it, but I enjoyed that. Quite.

I'm in the process of writing the Top 10 Reasons I won't Write Lists. It's a work in progress. I'm stuck at 8.

Damn you all to hell.

(Just felt like saying that.)

Oh--and liberalism is constantly evolving. It has new ideas and new movements. It changes with the times and reflects the society that enacts is.

Conservatism stifles freedom and casts judgment upon fellow citizens. It's bad shit. You want the freedom to force everyone else to live according to your code of honour, instead of doing what God did-- And give your fellow man choice. Choice to choose their path in life, whatever it might be. I don't know where the hell the notion of God preventing free will has come from, but I bet he's kinda cheesed at the presumption.

And Andy, these days it takes balls to say you're a liberal in the States. Nicely done.



thelastditch.blogspot.com

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger madman said...

This will probably sound kinda wierd....Or something...But most of those values are akin of mine....Well, the ones about the women anyway....But not the one your marrying......Or something.....

 
At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Meg said...

Numbers 83 & 84 are right on, but unfortunately your categories fail to address the following hypothetical scenario:

What of those people who say, "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" as their super-secret password in order to open their super-secret superhero lairs, a la the Batcave? Would that fall under non-sarcastic pretenses and be considered stupid as stated under your list rule #83, or would it be seen as an ingenious use of superhero sarcasm and fall under rule #84? Or perhaps it needs its own category. I’m eager to hear your thoughts/clarifications on this extremely important topic.

You don’t know me, but someone sent me a link to your various sites thinking I’d enjoy them. They were right.

Anyways, great blog. I think I only disagree on the Star Wars thing, but then again I'm not all that into Star Wars, I'm more of a LOTR/Harry Potter person myself. Actually, I think you've inspired me, I'm going to make a 100 Things list of my own.

Keep it up, I'll keep reading.

Meg

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Andy said...

I'm with you on most things, except the Friends bit.

Other than that, it's like staring right into a text mirror... except the mohawk.

And Smallville... and rhythm...

Other than those, it's like staring into a... oh forget it.

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger SJ said...

Hmmm .. Its nice to know that you aen't the only one who has a particular opinion. I would say about a third of what say would be applicable to me too. Tweak some things to make up for the differences in age, country etc and another third would match.

BTW take a look at the
PostSecret Blog http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

Actually there is somethign in that blog that I identify with too !!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger K said...

In-like with you Andy over the hoop earrings comment. No one ever notices them anymore and I wear 'em all the time. I especially love the Texas sized ones.

Here's a page just for you - hope it turns you on - or, at least, you can buy a pair for Jasmine.
http://www.jewelrycentral.com/categories.asp?cID=80&c=33344

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger snaars said...

I just noticed that putting links into the comments doesn't work. Darth Vader's blog really is very good. Here's the URL that you can cut-and-paste into your browser:

http://darthside.blogspot.com/

If you haven't seen it already, I highly recommend it.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger dhkrauss said...

Scribe -

Guts? To say you're a liberal? It doesn't take guts to say that in the U.S. - half the damn citizens here are liberal.

You're just so in love with the idea of being a rebel that you've convinced yourself that's what you are. Which is utter crap.

Perhaps, if you bumper-sticker democrats would take a look at the world around you, think before you say stuff, and not be so quick to jump on the witty phrase bandwagon, you wouldn't make your valid compatriots - people who vote democrat because they've thought about the issues and made an informed decision - look so stupid.

Your broad generalizations are utterly useless in the world the rest of us live in, the world which doesn't revolve around self-pity and arrogant soapbox rhetoric.

1) Constantly changing isn't the same thing as evolving. Evolving implies getting better. Changing is just that: changing. Going bankrupt, for example, indicates that your bank account is changing with the times, and your balance is adjusting with your spending habits. Does that mean bankruptcy is a sign of evolution? No. Moron.

2) Conservatism doesn't stifle freedom any more that liberalism does. Before you start casting your finger about, take a look at your own party. Liberals love the Bill of Rights, sure - except for amendments II and X, and certain parts of I. You guys pass local laws and excessive taxes out like candy.

3) Both political methodologies have problems - that's why we have two. So get down off your high horse before it runs off a cliff to spare itself from having to listen to your pompous pronouncements.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

If I meant constantly changing, I would have said constantly changing.

See, you're pushing the Sean Hannity/Ronald Reagan/Rush Limbaugh definition of liberal. Stop watching cable news. Read a newspaper.

Name me one society in the history of the world that has successfully become more conservative over time. You can't. Because they don't exist. It may help balance the political spectrum, but in the grand scope it is ultimately a fruitless ideology.

Douche bag.

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Politcally Right said...

well, there's not a lot of things to say since I got here a bit too late... again
still, I think that political beliefs got nothing to do with which party you cast your vote for, cause in the end it's all about the dominating party being prevented from making any progress by the other party that wants to take control the next elections so it can all start again.
But Bush sucks, that's for sure, and Cheney is the devil

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger jinius said...

i like 83, 84. i wrote one too but only got to number 60.

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Always Happy To Help said...

Star Wars, X- Files, LOTR, Harry Potter and Office Space, also Friends.
I think you, Andy, should take the test

Inner Geek Test

I'm the same guy of the post above, but I'll use my name on another time

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Jon said...

I guess there’s a reason you’re not suppose to talk about religion and politics at the dinner table… It’s weird though, in a country with only about 300 million people, you’d think you would be able to get everyone to agree on everything.

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger dhkrauss said...

Douche bag?

Okay, fucknut.

First of all, I wasn't talking to you. I realize this was your blog, but I directed my comments at Scribe, because I got a little upset. Poorly thought-out, reactionary, self-idealizing comments do that to me.

I never claimed you said "evolving." I said that what you called "evolving" is really "constantly changing." If you need it further spelled out, I was saying you were wrong. I know what you meant, and I disagree.

I'm not a conservative. And if you'll take the time to actually read what I wrote (Do it now, it's okay; I have time.) you'll see that I make a clear distinction between actual liberals and the reactionary liberals (what I called "bumper-sticker liberals") described, sometimes with painful accuracy, by some right-wing pundits, of which Regan is an unfair classification.

No, really. Go back and read the sentence. Deconstruct the clauses if you have to. That's what I said.

Actual liberals do things like read an entire statement before they jump to the broad, sweeping generalizations they know little about (some of us were actually alive during the Regan administration, kid).

Reactionary liberals do what you just did, and what scribe did before you, which is leap forward to the catchphrases.

For posterity's sake, you should know that cable news stations, FOX aside, are predominantly liberal, whereas print media, with some variance, tends to be more neutral. For the record, I read newspapers daily, and don't have cable. I detest Limbaugh, and have never watched Hannity.

I'm glad that you know how to use the word "ideology." That's good. "Fruitless," I'm not so sure about. "Defunct" may be more what you're trying to say. If you're actually suggesting that pure conservatism bears no fruit, you've not only missed the point, but you're missing out on a great left-wing argument. Pure conservatism is very fruitful. Germany did it back in the 30s and 40s. They accomplished quite a lot of inhumane bullshit.

Both parties, left unchecked, go off the deep end. Both, in and of themselves, are defunct. That's why the balance is important. Countries haven't successfully become more conservative over time because historically, we started on the conservative end of the spectrum and are working our way towards the middle. That thing you said about that? You didn't think about that very hard, did you?

For my part, I'm sorry I brought this discussion to your weblog. I'm going to stop posting about this here, because it's inappropriate. I'm not running away; if you'd like to keep firing stuff at me, you can find me at my own blog.

I'm also sorry I got carried away. Well, sorry I did it here, anyway.

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Mimi in NY said...

You're getting married? Oh my god, now I feel inadequate.

Have you thought of any funky cartoons? I'm in an awful mood and want to cry and have to move apartments.

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger Me said...

The lists are the greatest! I don't want to spend my time reading bits about others, but I start and can't stop. It's like a Golden Girls marathon on Lifetime. Ahhhhh.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger jazz said...

funny how i talk on my blog about how you're my fiance, but nobody over there believed me. maybe because i talk about other guys too much on my blog. oh, and my terminal singledom.

yeah, that may be why...

what's up with that dhkrauss guy leaving novels in your comments. so annoying.

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Pip said...

I agree. It's an inappropriate place to hold a political conversation.

I apologize if I started it by leaving the first political comment on your comments. Or maybe the "commie pinko fag" guy started it. Either way, sorry.

In response to 73: Driven people with strong opinions will always be seen as know-it-alls. Join the club.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Yeah, I was out of line by calling him a douche bag. But he called Steff a moron and that was uncalled for.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Wow, a lot of those things (I'd give it a good 93%) I could have written about myself. I'd never be able to write 100 things about myself, however.

And to the person that wrote this:

"Conservatism stifles freedom and casts judgment upon fellow citizens. It's bad shit. You want the freedom to force everyone else to live according to your code of honour, instead of doing what God did-- And give your fellow man choice. Choice to choose their path in life, whatever it might be. I don't know where the hell the notion of God preventing free will has come from, but I bet he's kinda cheesed at the presumption." I love you. And not in a lesbian-hump-your-leg sorta way. That was just awesome. And well, you used the word "cheesed" in a sentence. That should count for something.

Oh and that guy was a total douchebag, that wasn't out of line at all.

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger Lia said...

I just want to know how you can prove that you like the drop-dead gorgeous girl for her personality.

I like your list. We have so much in common! (Everyone says that, right? I guess all people are alike. Or different. I've always thought that this summed it up: "Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else.")

You know, you get too many comments. I can't read through all of them anymore. Which is a shame, since they're probably mostly pretty funny. I'll have to go back.

I'm probably just jealous.

Oh, and Carrie - if you could say 93% of these things about yourself, you only need 7 more to make your own hundred things list.

 
At 12:42 AM, Anonymous Pip said...

I would ask, though, that - just as you asked dhkrauss not to judge all liberals by the Limbaugh standard - that you recognize that there is also a spectrum of conservatism, and that not all Republicans are out to oppress the world and eat babies or whatever.

Why am I so damned interested in this argument? I should put my unhealthy interest in this blog comment session on my own list of 100 things.

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger scribe called steff said...

Wow, all the excitement I missed. Thanks for the chivalry, Andy.

DHKrauss, I'm not going to bother finding your blog because you got all bent out of shape over an off-the-cuff lighthearted moralistic pronouncement posted as a comment to a lighthearted blog.

You want me sit around and get all serious about these issues, I sure as shit can. The fact of the matter is, you're a right-winger and you perceive flippancy to equate idiocy. Whatever gets your knocks off, man. Some of us call it joshing or kidding around. Don't get your panties in a twist now.

And don't go off calling people morons when you're the one missing the fucking point, which is something along the lines of, "Hardy-har-har," at best.

I'm a Canadian. I have a far-fucking-different perception of American media than you do. You should see the shit we air as far as investigative journalism goes. We have a far more objective view of your media than you do. And my communications degree suggests I might just be qualified to offer an opinion on the mess, were I not so apathetic about it today.

I don't care enough about solving your country's image problems to get into this discussion with you. You've got your POV, and by the looks of things, it isn't about to alter anytime soon.

However, I do welcome discussion and you're more than welcome to pop by my lowly left-wing rag of sensationalistic amorality anytime you like. If it's not beneath you, oh noble conservative.

The path to debauchery begins here.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger scribe called steff said...

Sorry about the ranting, Andy. Thanks.

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger Lorelai said...

Random reader chipping in:

I think I might be a slightly modified version of you, modified in that I've never seen a single Star Wars film (yeah, that's right, not the old ones either), and also, I am neither male nor white. Apparently, I have assumed you are Caucasian for no discernible reason. I definitely agree with most everything you've said though, and I'm actually headed to the city for the next four years, so hey.

Posting anonymously and using the daunting intellect that name-calling often requires is definitely the way to go.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger dhkrauss said...

For the love of the GODS, I'm a goddamned democrat.

Seriously - don't you bother to read shit?

Sorry - I know I said I'd stay away, but damn.

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger quycksilver said...

interesting that a list can generate so much controversy, but I enjoyed reading it nevertheless.
that krauss person whose name I can't recall strikes me as inflammatory jerk.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Rohit said...

It's a good list, andy.A

And if it gives you any solace, I check my spelling while on MSN messenger.

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

I just want to know how you can prove that you like the drop-dead gorgeous girl for her personality.

Well, there is the straight forward reason, which is I've known her for a while, had the standard hots-for-that-hot-girl thing and then eventually got over it. Then, I started talking with her a lot more, just here and there, and realized she was -- oh I can't believe I'm actually going to type this, just know I'm rolling my eyes through the whole thing -- more beautiful on the inside than on the outside? I was literally that blown away by her personality.

There's another... more personal reason that I would rather not go into on my comment page. But if you want to know, I'll email you that reason, too.

Trust me, I've worked it all out in my head, and it's not this girl's body I'm interesed in (well, saying not at all is stupid and you wouldn't believe me anyway, but it's far from the main reason). I just like talking to her.

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Pip said...

I believe you.

No, no really. I believe you.

Ignore the winking. It's just a tic. I really do believe you.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger scribe called steff said...

Carrie-- hilarious, thanks.

As for the douchebag, turns out he's a nice guy. We kissed and made up over on my blog. He's just a sad democrat surrounded by dumb democrats who are giving him a bad rap by being dumb in person. He's made it his mission to try and eradicate dumbness, but he mistakenly thought my flippancy was stupidity, and I mistakenly thought his abrasion was conservatism.

Our bad. But we're friends now.

And Carrie, I think that in this age of lactose intolerance, "Cheesed" is not as popular as it used to be. Together, we can return it to its former glory.

We're off to see the Wizard.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Gloria Glo said...

First, I just thought you were funny. Now I see you're sweet and sincere....that Jasmine is the luckiest, hottest blogger around.

You really are the tops (and I agree with your take on politics right down to the religious figures - as a religious liberal, the media presentation of both aspects makes me ill.)

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Big Bro said...

Awww! It's so cute! My little bro's all gushy about girl! Sorry, but I think I'm gonna be a little sick. ;) Don't even think of not giving me the full scoop at Katie's wedding...

--C/M/M--

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Hahaha! I hate you I hate you I hate you!!! :) Oh, siblings...

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger saitothesniper said...

aww…
i'm so happy to see a political fight end in kissing and making up :)
it's so incredibly rare…

congrats steff & krauss!

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger scribe called steff said...

lol @ saito. thanks. he's cool enough.

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger Nikki said...

I love this list idea so much I've made my own list. Awesome Andy, keep up the great blogs.

http://sweet-talk-with-me.blogspot.com/

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Chronic_Roll said...

Can people stop using the word liberal until they really understand what that word means. Here is a good way to find out, read Machiavelli's the Prince, followed up by Hobbes' Leviathon, mic it up with some LOcke and His Letter concerning toleration and then his second treatise, and after that just for good measure, read Montesquieu. The liberal tradition of politics is centered around the right of the individual and its interaction with the right of the state! Its been around for almost 6 and a half centuries!
Okay, now conservativism was what you would say was around before 1450 and Machiavelli. That would be when people had no rights, and they lived under absolute power, or they lived in a state of nature.
So basically, here is what being liberal means, because I know no one will effing read any of the above material. Being liberal means believing that the maintainance of a secure society is the most important way of securing people's rights. There it is! The greatest thing is, is that no one will read this, haha. Mwahahahaha.

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Words evolve.

 
At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Gypsy said...

I like you. :)

 

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