How to end the war in Afghanistan.

Overheard in Facebook, by an “author of nine novels”:

What if everybody on Facebook from all over the world got together separately at a specific day and time and sent a collective, silent mind-message to Washington and Afghan to stop the killing? Wouldn’t cost a dime. Would that work do you think?

Um, how about sending emails. That doesn’t cost a dime, either. Or is it too much…work?

His reply to my comment:

Good idea, Donna–but EVERYONE would have to read the emails at the same time for the same kind of impact, yes? read more

Obama introduces culture to the American people.

obama uses dijon mustard, doesn't he?
"President Obama prefers his hamburger with a very special condiment...Dijon mustard! WTH, does he think he's better than the rest of us?" "Okay, that's it. I'm going on a mustard hunger strike. I've always hated yellow anyway... ©D.Barstow 2009

A cartoon about Fox News and Mustardgate. You know you love it.

A friend on Facebook linked to this brouhaha a few weeks ago, and I laughed outloud for about 5 minutes. I can’t find the original articles now, but they included Fox News and Sean Hannity. Here’s one boycotting Fox News.

Apparently, Sean Hannity thinks that requesting spicy, or Dijon mustard makes you elitist, stating, “I hope you enjoyed that fancy burger, Mr. President.” To make matters worse, Hannity includes a Grey Poupon commercial and Obama’s picture has a caption that reads, “President Poupon.” read more

Jones plans, and cancels, Disneyland party.

Another bulletin from Jones, the mysterious MySpace writer, who I think secretly writes for Phil Hendrie:

Oct 7, 2008 12:49 PM
Subject: may not be renting out Disneyland for birthday bash

Body: I know I promised many of you that I planned to reserve Disneyland for a 54th birthday bash in late March, but I am now having second thoughts. My utility bills were higher than expected this month, and there has been a marked increase in Bass E’s food consumption [his basset hound] –among other things. So, as it stands now, it looks doubtful I will be able to afford the type of party I promised, and know I deserve. read more

The mysterious and funny Jones is in my top 8.

Oh, I guess I should say I have lots of great, great friends in MySpace, but some are more special than others.

I don’t know who Jones is, and I can’t remember how we became (MySpace) friends. Is he a sitcom writer? A latenight standup comedian? He seems to have a lot of friends from Phil Hendrie… Or is he just an ordinary funny Joe? In any case, I hope he’s very highly paid.

I check out his bulletins every time I spot one. (And on MySpace, a good portion of bulletins are mind-numbing tedious surveys of 30 or 40 questions that explore WHO YOU REALLY ARE, in case you forget.) Here’s Jones’ latest bulletin (which looks mysteriously like a Facebook quiz.) read more