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Faces of the gulf oil spill

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Randy Adams, 48, construction worker, Grand Isle: "This is worse than a hurricane. We can leave from a hurricane. This we can't leave from."


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Harry "Chu Chu" Cheramie, 59, trawler: "That's going to kill our fishing grounds forever."


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Ray Arabie, 60, is a deck hand in Grand Isle. Because of the oil spill, "It made them open the season too early. The shrimp are too small."


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On the road to Grand Isle.


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Around here, it's all about the fishing -- except when it's about the oil.

[Note: I had a couple of the captions/IDs transposed earlier.... Sorry about that...All fixed now.]

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 18, 2010; 10:04 AM ET
 
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Wonderfully poignant pictures Joel. That quote from Mr. Adams really highlights what an existential nightmare this thing has become.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | May 18, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Mr. A, might the gentleman in the first photo be a "deck hand" rather than a "desk hand"?

Thank you for the photos. Are there no wimmen living there?

Posted by: MsJS | May 18, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

To the recently mudged 'Mudge:

Again, thank you for the poem echo of Diamonds and Rust. The best songs (poems to tunes) work on all levels.

So, no, we do not need the Dylan-Baez biopic data to enjoy. This story is old and belongs to all of us.

Off to grade and regrade. I HATE.B+.So do the studental-types. Sigh, but sometimes a B+ is a B+? I feel too much obligation to the gods and goddesses and demigods and dogs and demidogs of truth.

Apparently, BP peeps think nothing upon the creatures of truth. They serve the mammon of SPIN.

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | May 18, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Nice pictures Joel. Poignant worry on all the faces. You'd think we'd have found a viable dispersant, after all these years.
I've probably missed it, but I'm waiting for the executive somewhere to utter the words, "We should have anticipated this." Arrgh...

Posted by: ra1967 | May 18, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

From our "WTF?" department, Rushbo finally has the answer to who's responsible for this mess, and it ain't who you think.

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201005170033

Posted by: kguy1 | May 18, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps Mr. Arabie will find larger shrimp when he looks for them beyond the confines of the "desk" he helps to crew.

Posted by: Gomer144 | May 18, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Sad pix.
A manmade mega disaster on top of the series delivered by nature.

@ Dave.
Though there has been a drop in the economy, except from some shortages in building materials, most everything working again. Biggest damage has been to heavy industry like steel, glass and
shipbuilding.

@MsJ
Yup, we expect everything to be better after reconstruction.

The big loss is the architectural heritage that made south central Chile such a charming place.

Brag

Posted by: Braguine | May 18, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to put some serious Louisiana voodoo on rushbag right about now.

Morning, boodle.

Always enjoy hearing from Brag and think of those folks there as they reconstruct their lives. Hoping for a long autumn for them all.

The pictures of oil blobs on the beaches that wapo is running on the front page are rivaled only by the faces in Joel's photos.
*shaking a fist*

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to put some serious Louisiana voodoo on rushbag right about now.

Morning, boodle.

Always enjoy hearing from Brag and think of those folks there as they reconstruct their lives. Hoping for a long autumn for them all.

The pictures of oil blobs on the beaches that wapo is running on the front page are rivaled only by the faces in Joel's photos.
*shaking a fist*

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, I'm having trouble with server this morning.

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Then I suggest not giving the server a tip, talitha.

I also suggest a boycott of Rushbo's sponsors.

Posted by: -ftb- | May 18, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

There is a remote chance of a beneficial, ironic ending for the people pictured above.

IF, as BP suggests (seemingly unrealistically) the environmental damage is less than anticipated.

IF, the favorable winds and currents keep the existing slicks from being deposited in the marshes/estuaries of coastal LA.

IF, the current slick never gets into the circulating current.

Then, maybe just maybe, the enforced fishing ban in Louisiana could have the unintended effect of improving fishing/shrimping/oystering due to the lack of pressure for several months. It may be that those fish stocks have never actually had a closed season (except for hurricane-related breaks), and they might respond very positively to it. That was true, to a significant extent, with the redfish population after Katrina.

Obviously it's a long shot, but aren't straws and silver linings all we have to grasp for at this point?

Posted by: Awal | May 18, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Captions ALL messed up...fixing

Posted by: joelache | May 18, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Merci, Mr. A. I thought that one guy looked rather weathered for his late 40s.

Posted by: MsJS | May 18, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Limbaugh may be ever so slightly correct in that the Santa Barbara area was so traumatized by a 1960s oil spill that drilling for relatively easily accessible oil there isn't going to happen.

Otherwise, he seems to have bought into some sort of myth that the US has abundant, easy-to-drill oil that's been placed off limits by crazed enviros.

Thinking of myth, I happened to check out something called "The Truth Project" from Focus on the Family. It has some enthusiasts in my church.
http://www.thetruthproject.org/

The guy who runs this thing has a blog with a "science" section featuring his Noah's-Flood visit to the Grand Canyon.
http://deltackett.com/2008/09/08/the-%E2%80%9Ccanyon%E2%80%9D-final-reflections/

I suggest sending this individual to Wheaton College (the Evangelical one) for a weekend or so of real geology. They could perhaps bring in one of the geologists who recently demonstrated clearly that the Canyon is 20 million years old.

And maybe I need to move to a congregation that's a bit more grounded in reality.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

ftb, just had a late breakfast and stiffed the server. ;)

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for changing the captions, Joel. I too thought that was a remarkably grizzled 48-year-old. The pictures are good reminders of the human cost, and I'm sure there will be some interesting stories to come.

Brag, it is very good to hear from you.

Posted by: Ivansmom | May 18, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Dr. Del Tackett should google his name. Two entries under his is a guy named Billy Tackett (distant cousin ?) from Chattanooga who runs the "Home of Zombification". They both sound equally ungrounded in reality.

Okay, enough playtime. Back to work.

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Glad you are there covering the story Joel, on the ground. Tragic tale.

Posted by: MissToronto | May 18, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of disasters, it's the 30th anniversary of when Mt St. Helens blew:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/05/18/VI2010051801267.html


I remember it well. And still have the jar of ash.

Posted by: RD_Padouk | May 18, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, dear. TV chef accused of trying to hire a couple of homeless guys to murder his wife.

She's an attorney.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/17/AR2010051700861.html

Generally not a good idea to try to murder one's attorney-wife. Those Boodlers who are both wives and attorneys may feel especially strongly about this.

I watched this guy once or twice, and didn't like him even back then, pre-alleged-attempted-uxorcide.

He has a cookbook coming out soon called "The Love Diet." Gives whole new meaning to "#1 with a bullet."

You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | May 18, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Mudge, I'd say we'd see a fictionalized version of the story in next year's season of "Law & Order", but the show's been cancelled.

Posted by: MsJS | May 18, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Joel, thanks for bringing us this reminder.

Back, to the last Boodle for a second - Mudge, I was simply asking questions of the Boodle legal minds if the release of video might be complicated by investigations and legal ramifications, such as the influence of jury pools. As far as criminality goes, e.g. if someone in a position of authority on DH knew that the blowout preventer was compromised before operations that resulted in the explosion were undertaken, might that not constitute criminal negligence? Perhaps those questions have been answered by the testimony on the hill to your satisfaction, but not mine. I think there's still some whiffs out there -- would Congress be issuing subpoenas like Snickers bars as Halloween if someone somewhere didn't think there's a petard to hoist someone from?

Liked your mashup of Diamonds and Rust in the previous kit, but I think JP's cover of "Diamonds and Rust" - particularly the passionate mix on "Unleashed in the East" - is possibly one of the best covers ever. Even with the truncated lyrics, I prefer it most versions I've heard Baez do. Feel free to turn your radio off with authoriTAH when it comes on, just as I do when I hear "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."

bc

Posted by: -bc- | May 18, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

On the assumption that there are others as piscatorially challenged as myself, I offer this FYI from the "Anglers Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico" regarding "croakers".
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Other Names :
Croaker, Golden Croaker, Granier, Atlantic Croaker

Range & Habitat :
The Atlantic croaker is found Gulfwide, in estuaries and out offshore in waters as deep as 325 feet. It is found on sand and mud bottoms inshore and a wide variety of bottoms offshore. Larger croakers show some attraction to offshore oil and gas platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Identification & Biology :
Body color is basically silver, with either a pinkish or golden hue. The upper body is heavily marked with small flecks arranged in wavy vertical lines. The mouth is somewhat underslung. The Atlantic croaker can be separated from the spot by its lack of a spot behind the head and its convex tail edge, in which the longest rays are in the center, compared to the concave, almost forked tail of the spot.

The Atlantic croaker gets its name from the croaking sounds that males can make by vibrating their air bladders. Males use the sound to attract females during spawning season. This is a characteristic of members of the drum family. The Atlantic croaker’s abundance is due to a high tolerance for a wide range of conditions, including low salinities, and a wide range of temperatures. They spawn offshore in the winter. The free-floating eggs and larvae are at the mercy of tides and currents to carry them inshore to the estuarine nursery grounds so important to their survival and growth, They are bottom-feeding fishes, eating worms, crustaceans, mollusks, small fish, and detritus.

Size :
Averages under 1 pound, but fish approaching 4 pounds can occasionally be found, usually offshore.

Food Value :
Very good. Atlantic croakers also make excellent live bait for other larger fishes. Small live croakers are an especially good baitfish for large spotted seatrout.

Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter
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So croakers are bottom feeding baitfish dependent on estuaries as nurseries. I think they're going to be living up to their name in a very big way once that spill starts coming ashore. Or perhaps they should start calling them "goners".

Posted by: kguy1 | May 18, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

It'll be on L&O: SVU in two weeks, MsJS.

A really amazing episode of "House" last night. Wilbrod, did you watch? And the next one is going to be very interesting, too: 13 appears to be taking another sabbatical because she's sick again.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | May 18, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

as if the world ween't scary enough, a journalist can be a very scary profession:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/world/europe/18impunity.html?hp

Posted by: -jack- | May 18, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Mudge, murdering one's attorney-wife is not necessarily a bad idea. However, it is a very bad idea to try and fail. It is an even worse idea to hire other people to murder her, and have them choose to talk to the cops instead. As the Boy would say, epic fail.

Posted by: Ivansmom | May 18, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if murder for hire is another example of not knowing what you don't know. I know if I tried something like that I wouldn't have a remote idea how to interview potential candidates. I'd hire a cop or someone who would fail and talk. Why would the chef think he had quals in this area? :)

To the gym then a meeting. Auditors. Ack!

Posted by: -dbG- | May 18, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Wise words Ivansmom. I am reminded of a classic comic strip by Gary Larson of an elephant lurking in an alleyway.

"Remember me, Mr. Schneider? Kenya, 1947. If you're going to shoot at an elephant, Mr. Schneider, you'd better be prepared to finish the job."

Posted by: RD_Padouk | May 18, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Just occurred go me that ivansmom would be one person I know. Who *would* know how to go about it undetected.

Posted by: -dbG- | May 18, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

@talitha1: Why the personal attack on someone you don't know and haven't taken to chance to look into? First of all I am not from Chattanooga I am from Northern Kentucky. Secondly I am a professional illustrator who specializes in horror and dark fantasy. I also offer what I market as "Zombification Portraits". Ungrounded in reality? I take offense to that. Why lump all persons with the last name Tackett together? Shame on you! I had hoped that Washington Post readers would be a little less judgmental. Back to work for me as well!

Posted by: billytackett | May 18, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has a lot of people on the affected parts of the Gulf coast. At least a "lot" by the standards of a tiny agency. It helps that there's been a lot of experience with emergency work after hurricanes--National Wildlife Refuges seem to be hurricane magnets.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

dbG, years of experience with criminal law have convinced me of the truth of Ben Franklin's maxim: three can keep a secret if two of them are dead. In my view, it is never safe to hire a person to commit a major crime on your behalf.

Posted by: Ivansmom | May 18, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Billy Tackett may be more rooted in reality than the "Truth Project" one. Wade Davis's celebrated Harvard PhD dissertation (done under the supervision of an utterly wonderful botanist) on zombies showed that there's traditional techniques, using ingredients that ought to work, for making zombies.

Of course there's ethical limits to testing the efficacy of those ingredients.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

@DaveoftheCoonties: I am sure Mr. Del Tackett wants to distance himself from me as much as I from him ;)

Posted by: billytackett | May 18, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

My sincere apologies to Mr. Tackett.
The irony is that my son recently finished work on a zombie flick. The joke is on me.

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

See what I mean? I didn't even know that! :)

I'm perfectly willing to adopt ivansmon's position, however.

Posted by: -dbG- | May 18, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Apology accepted Talitha1. Send your son my way, we may have a lot in common.
But I have to say sometimes reality is overrated...

Posted by: billytackett | May 18, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Ivansmom, you are much more congenial and open-minded to the general notion of murdering one's attorney-wife than I had expected. I suppose I should know better than to make assumptions.

Still, on a personal level, I think I must continue to eschew such behavior. Of course, my wife is not an attorney, so that makes it a bit easier.

Anyway, I doubt honey-dos constitute mitigating circumstances.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | May 18, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

If you're planning on hiring a hitman, get attorney Richard "Racehorse" Haynes on retainer first.

At a late 1970's American Bar Association seminar in New York, Mr. Haynes explained how to plead in the alternative:

"Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you. Well, now this is my defense:
My dog doesn't bite.
And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night.
And third, I don't believe you really got bit.
And fourth, I don't have a dog."

But don't take my word, ask Haynes' client Fort Wort oilman Cullen Davis.

In 1976, Davis was charged with the murder of his estranged wife's boyfriend, Stan Farr, and her daughter, Andrea Wilborn. Davis' wife, Priscilla Davis, had filed for divorce in 1974, but in 1976 the divorce proceedings were still ongoing and the divorce had not been made official. Farr and Wilborn had been shot dead, and Davis' wife Priscilla injured, by a gunman who entered their home in Fort Worth on 2 August 1976. In November 1977, after what has been called "one of the most expensive murder investigations and trials in Texas history," a jury found Davis not guilty.

In 1978, Davis was arrested again, this time for allegedly hiring a hitman to murder his wife Priscilla, as well as the judge overseeing their ongoing divorce litigation. The case hinged around a tape-recorded conversation between Davis and an undercover employee posing as a hitman, during which Davis was alleged to have asked the undercover employee to murder his wife; this trial, Texas v. Davis, has been called one of the first uses of forensic discourse analysis of tape-recorded evidence in a legal setting. A discourse analyst testified that Davis' words in the tape did not constitute solicitation of murder; and Davis was ultimately acquitted.

I remember a "60 Minutes" interview with Haynes where he explained that if you can prove his client killed a guy, he'll show that the guy needed killing.

Posted by: kguy1 | May 18, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I like the succinctness of JA's words coupled with the starkness of the snaps. Nice balance.

Posted by: LostInThought | May 18, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Front page alert.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | May 18, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Zombification -- I am so there already.

Zombies and Dust

(Mudge or Eman or Wilbrod or DNAGal -- pome-ify that, if you are not to exercised or tired)

Am processing four lbs of rhubarb in batches in a dutch oven; THANKS, of RickoShea....never too many boobarb recips....

Posted by: CollegeQuaParkian1 | May 18, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Scotty, here's a sort of baseball story for you. Weingarten's chat update pointed it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TY6Xcy940k&feature=fvw

Although why anyone thinks baseball is funny is beyond me.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | May 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

While I get ole' Billy's point, I'm surprised to find someone in the zombie art biz to be so tetchy. Must be an off day.

Posted by: Bob-S | May 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I suspect many would-be hit men also have things they don't know they don't know. I can think of a half-dozen ways to get set up by taking that contract.

Posted by: Jumper1 | May 18, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

@Bob-S: Not being tetchy and this is a wonderful day!

Posted by: billytackett | May 18, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that Limbaugh link is rich. I particularly like that it implicitly acknowledges the argument that deep sea offshore drilling is in fact a dangerous, uncertain and risky endeavor which is the exact opposite of what proponents of drilling have been arguing for years in support of its expansion.

Posted by: cowhand214 | May 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

My apologies too, to Mr. Tackett. Many feel called to become artists; few are chosen by the marketplace to make a living.

I had the good fortune to meet a successful wildlife artist last night. Do we maybe need some zombie vultures or fanged bunnies?

Thinking of which, I've got a few etchings by a Portland artist whose landscapes, natural or urban, are dark, with animated shadows.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Bob-S, I was genuinely chagrined at offending the gentleman. I had just found it wryly amusing that a fundamental evangelist and a zombie artist were juxtaposed so closely on the website listing. Like I said, the joke's on me.

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I would love Mr. Tackett to zombify my portrait! Oh wait, time is doing that with no help from anyone.

I'm pretty sure mortifera would be in, too.

Posted by: Yoki | May 18, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Thinking back to geology, in places like Portland it's a life-and-death matter. Understanding that there's a local history of earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods, and volcanic eruptions (Mt. St. Helens blew 30 years ago today).

Knowledge of those hazards was hard-won. Determining the exact timing of the great earthquake of 1700 was a huge effort. The threats from local volcanoes were long unappreciated.

Replacing geology with fantasy is not merely to enter a false world. It's dangerous.

I'd rather play with zombies.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Until BP cleans this up and pays for the damage boycott their brands in the US:

BP, Arco, Castrol, ampm

Posted by: areyousaying | May 18, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I saw a bunch of deskhands fighting in a documentory onct. I think it was a doc aboot hostile takeovers or something or other. A fat man was very ill IIRC.

Posted by: Boomslang | May 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

The success of my King Arthur whole wheat raisin bread got me thinking. I have a fair bounty of dried figs in the fridge. I harvested and dried them myself. Fig bread, here we come.

Posted by: Jumper1 | May 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Und in zis documentary ve see a Pantomime Goose, engaged in a life-or-death struggle with Terence Rattigan.

Ze enraged goose fires!

*Pantomime Goose fires arrow, hitting an amazed Terrence in the neck*

Poor Terence, another victim of zis silly film.

Posted by: Scottynuke | May 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I wish Obama would just go all Teddy Roosevelt and mandate all Federal property to get solar power installed on it stat. This would boost the employment and serve as an initial salvo in the struggle for sustainable development.

Posted by: Jumper1 | May 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Now if you macerated those figs in brandy, jumper...

Posted by: Yoki | May 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... deskhands fighting...

Surely, "The Crimson Permanent Assurance"!

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX61PUZ3xkI

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNlYBNTCBG8&feature=related

Posted by: Bob-S | May 18, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Darn you and your YouTube access, Bob... :-)

Posted by: Scottynuke | May 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Off-kit and off-topic I'm sure, even without checking...

For those of you waiting for your flying car I give you the TERRAFUGIA:

http://www.terrafugia.com

DLD

Posted by: DLDx | May 18, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I am ready to be macerated in brandy myself. At the moment, I'm longing for the days when I was an IT cowboy, not a trail boss. Stupid paperwork.

For all the press about the Spector/Sestak race in Philly, I'm not sure that a vote for Sestak is a vote against Obama. I've voted for Spector sometimes in the past but I'm not so sure this time. Bringing in a much younger person who's still pro-choice (among other things) seems like a good idea.

Posted by: -dbG- | May 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Bob-S, in your Part 1 link, was I hallucinating or did one of the old gents have teabags hanging from his tricorn? I reviewed and I'm pretty sure the Pythons had a prescient costuming moment there.

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

dbG, you beat me to it! *EYE* was gonna say that I'm ready to be macerated in brandy ... (great minds think alike, eh?).

Yoki, my dear, I'm not even gonna think about the Habs tonight, as I might jinx it (which I guess I just did). If they win, well, I'll just send them a "woo-hoo" and if they lose, I'll just shrug.

Posted by: -ftb- | May 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

The New Yorker this week has a cartoon showing a white-collar chain gang. Lots of paper being hefted.

Posted by: DaveoftheCoonties | May 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Is maceratedinbrandy available as a nom de boodle?

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) will resign from Congress, effective at the end of the week. He is also resigning as the GOP Congressional nominee for his district.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/house/mark-souder-to-resign.html

Another case of preaching one way of life while practicing another.

Posted by: MsJS | May 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

*fingers crossed for the Habs while rooting for the Blackhawks*

Posted by: MsJS | May 18, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

My Mum used to put tea in a little metal thingy and then pour scalding water over it.

Just saying.

Posted by: Boomslang | May 18, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Mudge, didn't watch House. I'll be watching it on Hulu in eight days, or any reruns on TV before then, so no spoilers, please.

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | May 18, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Rhubarb at harvest:
Zombie dust turned to pink flesh
for pies, crisps, and punch...

-Wilbrod-

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | May 18, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, I'll revise yon second line.

(Scribbles)

Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | May 18, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I am sufficiently anxious about the game to represent the whole of Quebec and all you kind folks too.

I'll keep a kindly eye on the Blackhawks, MsJS, but my emotional energy goes to the Habs.

Posted by: Yoki | May 18, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Yoki, I will be sweating out tonights game with you - please please let them show up tonight.

Joel great pictures.

Posted by: dmd3 | May 18, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

This pinch-hitting for the cur's tough work, but he didn't know what a zombie was, and I was stuck discussing either black magic or bartending recipes to answer that question.

(I already worked hard enough to train him out of the scooby-doo, don't need to be calling him off the voodoo. You talk about buried dead bodies to a dog, they think treasure, you know, don't need to mention the Cari--. But I've said enough already.)


Posted by: Wilbrod_Gnome | May 18, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

New Kit

Posted by: talitha1 | May 18, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

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