misc thinks

More as the spirit moves

Cultural ref (sacking, Blazing Saddles)
#3 & #4 & #5 picked up by Pookie’s Toons


  1. Veeshir
    Posted August 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm |

    Heinlein wrote that the people most dangerous to capitalism are successful capitalists.
    Smart guy that Heinlein.
    He usually got tech advances wrong, he didn’t understand what computers would do until his later books, but he surely always got people right.

    That made me afraid in the 2012 election, that was the one where Nehemiah Scudder won. I could see Obama being the head of the new lefty religious dictatorship. He did stop space travel, for instance.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm |

    Doug – Can we actually believe the two most recent generations have any idea what “sacking” means? They probably envision a bagger working at a grocery store.
    Meanwhile the waddayagotformenow entitlement goes on in warp speed, and gains momentum as it proceeds without speedy consequences.

  3. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted August 10, 2020 at 10:04 pm |

    dick ^
    I was kind’a hoping that if I started using the term ‘sacking’ it would inspire some major pundit of its current applicability and bring it back into general usage.

    Also, hey! I used to bag groceries as a young yout
    and was never sacked

  4. TheBigHarry
    Posted August 11, 2020 at 12:05 am |

    Peacefully plundering, respectfully ransacking and well mannered mayhem.

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 11, 2020 at 6:56 pm |

    I smell something burning…Oh, yeah, I was thinking, a whole bunch of Dem mayors need a personalsacking for abetting and indifference to the sacking of their city.