Happy New Year


132 Comments on “Happy New Year”

  1. Octopus says:

    That pic is a keeper. 😂

    Happy New Year’s, everyone! We’ve got them on the run, and fuck them running! With a chainsaw.

  2. Octopus says:

    Dry January commences today, and will run until February 13, the date of my 63rd birfday. Who’s with me? Gus? 😄

  3. Octopus says:

    I see I already announced Dry January last night – see what happens when you’re over-self-served? 😆

    Bunk, I didn’t know you had gone permanently dry. Good for you!

    • Bunk X says:

      I only drink in my sleep, and in my dreams I have to sneak it.

      • Octopus says:

        One time I quit drinking for six months, in my twenties. I was really into clean living, running and doing karate. I had occasional dreams about drinking, then.

        • Bunk X says:

          I spent a lot of years lying to myself about it. Started cutting back after the kids were born, cut out the hard stuff, moved from import beer to Bud. Then to Bud Light. I was just about to go to ultra-low carb beer when I got a sign. Same day Rush announced his diagnosis I got mine. Boom. Done.

          • Octopus says:

            I have a lot of alkies in my extended-family, including a couple from previous generations who drank themselves into the street, and then the grave. Since my mid-twenties, I’ve been aware that this Irish kid could have a real problem, if he wasn’t careful. I consciously limit my drinking to a couple of times a month, and that’s enough. I do love the glow, and I get happy with a buzz, so I don’t want to give it up completely.

            At the same time, I have two siblings (out of our 9-kid Irish Catlick family) who had to quit completely, and joined AA to help them do so. A sister-in-law, too. I see people like them as heroes, for saving themselves and their families a whole lot of pain and suffering.

  4. Octopus says:

    This is rich! 😂

    https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/12/31/aoc-blasted-suggesting-republicans-mad-they-cannot-date-her/

  5. Octopus says:

    This Yellowstone show is the shizzle, deep into season two. Stuff be happening. 😱

    Including American Indian hip-hop:

  6. dezzez says:

    Mr Projection chimes in.

    By a mirror you filthy bigot

  7. windbag says:

    I’m not one to do the resolution thing, but this year I’m going to really try to not split my infinitives.

    • Bunk X says:

      Have a year, Windbag!

    • Abu penis penis lol says:

      You just did, no? “Try not to split my infinitives” works. But “to not split” splits the verb from “to”.

      Or am I losing my way? Mom laughed at “to boldly go” in the Star Trek opening. Has always been my yardstick. To go boldly or boldly to go are kosher but to boldly go is right out!

      I’m actually here to see if rightymouse had any updates. Thankfully she’s familiar with that part of the world. Still,….me worried.

    • Pakimon says:

      and Charles is really going to try to not split his pants.

  8. dezzez says:

    Hahahaha *deep breath* hahaha

  9. rightymouse says:

    Update: chest is clear. Covid levels down in blood. No fever. No loss of taste or smell, no sinus congestion. All I have is a cough with clear sticky crap.

  10. Octopus says:

    Stupid Stevie doesn’t stand for any jokes about his Socialist spank-bank girlfriend. 😆

    Isn’t it AWESOME the way the Idiot Left, including our incel-pal Chonky, glommed onto AOC’s theory that the reason conservatives mock her is because they want to fuck her? Says a little something about themselves, eh wot? 😂

    • Octopus says:

      It’s so OBVIOUS! 😂

      You should say, “obvi,” Fatass. All the girls are saying it now, and you want them to like you, don’t you? And donate some cash now and then? Need a new monitor stat!

  11. Octopus says:

    A present 🎁 for Chonky: https://kyforky.com/blogs/journal/the-kentucky-derby-is-decadent-and-depraved-by-hunter-s-thompson

    Here is HST’s first gonzo triumph, in all its ragged glory. A bit dated, perhaps, but still entertaining as an artifact of a very different time. Too bad the Steadman drawings aren’t included, except for the one. Still a good time. 😆

  12. dezzez says:

  13. dezzez says:

    Chuck thinking of naked men again, total shock.

  14. rightymouse says:

    Hubby just tested positive. Our trip is a disaster. 😦

    • Octopus says:

      Oh, shit. This is one for the ages. You should write it up as a travelogue, with all the gory details. 😱😡

      A colleague wanted to visit her native Scotland last week, had the tickets and negative tests done for her and hubs, and then she felt sick the day they were supposed to depart. Got a quick test, and voila, positivo. No go.

    • windbag says:

      Bummer. Sorry to hear that.

    • Abu says:

      Praying for your ability to cope. Hope y’all OK. Hurry home.

  15. Octopus says:

    Some rock and roll storytelling, featuring Jimi, Janis, and Jim, three doomed members of the “27 Club.” From Quora.
    —————————

    Prior to the Doors success, Jim Morrison was, by all accounts, a slightly shy, but likable guy with a great sense of humor. That was all well and good when he was a budding movie director at UCLA’s film school. However, his personality, particularly his shyness, was a curse as the front man of a rock and roll band. At the Doors earliest live gigs, it is said he couldn’t even face the audience, often singing the entire set with his back to them and/or with his eyes closed. To deal with the stage fright and to give him the courage to… well… to act like a front man, Morrison took to getting drunk before shows. Initially, it was a huge help. His wild persona, one part crooner, one part improvisational actor and one part self-styled “lizard king” is what helped the Doors rise above the competition, get signed, and record a string of hit records.

    A young Jim Morrison and the Doors onstage at the Whiskey in 1966. Note that Morrison’s eyes are closed.

    Unfortunately, as we all know, self-medicating with alcohol in the manner of Jim Morrison is almost never sustainable, and, indeed, in Morrison’s case, he quickly became a full blown alcoholic. As with many alcoholics, Morrison was prone to nastiness and mean-spirited douchebaggery when drunk…. And as with many alcoholics, he was almost always drunk (and so by the transitive property of alcoholism, he was almost always a nasty, mean-spirited, douche bag).

    If Jimi and Jim ever met, it is likely that Jimi met the above-pictured version of Jim

    To (finally) get to your original question, I am not aware of any specific incident between Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. It is likely that they met. Jim lived in Laurel Canyon and, when in LA, Jimi spent almost all of his time in Laurel Canyon often crashing at his buddy Peter Tork’s house. However, one would imagine that if they’d met somewhere, photographic evidence would exist. I searched high and low for a random picture of them together perhaps backstage somewhere or at one of Mama Cass’s famous bashes at her place in the canyon, but nothing surfaced aside from a couple of obvious photoshops. Point being, if they met, it was probably fleeting and it didn’t happen again.

    That isn’t necessarily compelling evidence of anything. At least not until you do some digging on Jimi. Google “Jimmy Hendrix Images Celebrities”. You will find a staggering array of pictures of Jimi with almost every other contemporary musician and really every contemporary celebrity of any kind. Not only do the photos exist but the photos invariably show Jimi sharing a genuine laugh or listening raptly to whatever story he is being told. You can’t help but walk away thinking that the stories of Jimi being a really good dude with a really good heart who liked being surrounded by people of similar quality were absolutely true and not the result of wishful thinking on the part of his fans.

    EDIT:

    As several commenters have pointed out, Jimi and Jim Morrison DID get together at least once that is documented, and, honestly, I can’t believe I didn’t remember this incident in full. I remembered the story about Jim and Janis hating each other at a club in New York and Janis eventually getting so pissed at him that she broke a bottle of Southern Comfort over Jim’s head almost like something out of a movie. I totally forgot that Jimi was actually at the center of it all.

    There was a club in New York City called The Scene that was well known for hosting after-hours jam sessions for whoever was in New York that night. In 1968, Jimi was a regular there because he was recording nearby at Electric Ladyland. Each night a group of like-minded musicians would show up to jam with Jimi. This night, the random assembled group included Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew (who was the lead guitarist of Joplin’s band Big Brother Holding Company but whom I hesitate to call a guitarist in a story featuring Jimi because well, if Sam Andrew and Jimi Hendrix were an SAT question, it would something like Jimi Hendrix is to Sam Andrew as Greatest Ever is to…. yes, Worst Ever), the Chambers Brothers, and members of the McCoys, one of whom would soon tweak the spelling of his name and make a name for himself as the solo artist, Rick Derringer.

    Jim and Janis had long hated each other by that point… I can’t help but visualize them as 8-year-old classmates with Jim constantly pulling her pigtails to get her attention and her constantly responding by chasing him and punching his lights out, giving him exactly the attention he was seeking….. that is about how mature their relationship appeared to be circa 1968. In any case, Jim arrived at the club, saw Janis, pulled her hair (so says Sam Andrew) and she promptly broke a bottle of southern comfort over his head as if in a comedy sketch… it wouldn’t be the last time of the night she did that.

    Jim staggered up onto the small stage where Jimi and Rick Derringer were already exchanging licks and grabbed the microphone, initially, this seemed to be more to steady himself rather than to use it for singing. Eventually, though, he slurs out a few incomprehensible words including possibly “f**k her in the a$$” (maybe directed at his big crush/worst enemy, Janis). Eventually, Jimi sidles over, smiling, and says something to the effect that “yes, that is Jim Morrison on vocals”.

    At that point, because, as noted, Jim Morrison was all about drunken douchebaggery by this time in his life, he decides it is time to embarrass the only “adult” in the room so he drops to his knees and wraps his arms around Jimi’s legs and proceeds to act like he is giving Jimi oral pleasure. Jimi keeps jamming while trying to slough Morrison off him but Morrison won’t let go.

    The club and stage were apparently so small that one couldn’t actually see what was happening on stage unless they were actually also on stage or stageside but somehow from the back of the room, Janis senses Jim is doing something wrong and charges to the stage with her drink in one hand and her brand new bottle of Southern Comfort in the other. Sure enough, she finds Jim still wrapped around Jimi’s legs like a horny dog and decides that she must save the day. She proceeds to dump her drink on his head and then smash her new bottle of Southern Comfort on his head, finally forcing Morrison to let go.

    Sadly, Jimi, Janice and Jim each had barely two more years to live after this rather eventful night. And, for some reason… er, I mean, for obvious reasons, Jimi would never jam with Jim Morrison again.

  16. Octopus says:

    There’s no end to the madness. 🤪

    • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

      Mount Everest; forbidding, aloof, terrifying. The mountain with the biggest tits in the world.
      *gong*
      Start again!

  17. Octopus says:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! 😂😂😂

  18. rightymouse says:

    Looks like we’ll be out of quarantine on Saturday. Pray for us!

  19. dezzez says:

    BS that never happened.

  20. Octopus says:

    Something Fun To Do:

  21. Octopus says:

    It’s like you’re the same person, Fat Chuck. Ginger Chuck is you, after all.

  22. Octopus says:

    Actually, you stole that phrase (resting asshole face) from Twitter, where it’s been going around. And Tucker’s been doing Real Journalism, based on simple and complex facts, something about which you know less than nothing. Any more questions, Whale Blubber?

    • Octopus says:

      And wtf is going on with Cruz, preaching the Big Lie? Does he think he has a future with the GOP’s national ambitions? That ship has sailed, Teddy. And you just scuttled it.

  23. Octopus says:

    Dedicate this one to the Ladies:

  24. rightymouse says:

    Hubby tested positive again. We’re stuck here at the hospital until the 13th.

    • Octopus says:

      Sorry, ‘Mouse! Keep your chin up. This too shall pass.

    • poteen2 says:

      That really puts a damper on things to say the least. How are you 2 feeling? Any symptoms?
      Granny Poteen’s ancient anti-viral therapeutic may help;

      -1/4 cup lemon juice
      -1/4 cup brown sugar
      -1 full cup of:
      https://irishspirit.com/product/micil-heritage-edition-poitin/
      (They have an office in Singapore so it’s relatively close)

      Drink this twice a day and in a few short days there will be no more little beasties of any kind detectable in you.
      In addition the long boring days will fly by. Take care Mouse. 🙂

    • Abu says:

      Am so sorry to hear about you situation.

    • rightymouse says:

      It sucks in Thailand right now. Can’t get booze either.

      • Octopus says:

        They’re blocking the booze because of COVID? That’s so bureaucratic of them! And you know the ruling class is soaking it up like college kids on Spring Break. 🤬

        • rightymouse says:

          It sucks. Daughter was able to get a bottle of Jack for when we get out and head north.

  25. Octopus says:

    https://birdsarentreal.com/pages/who-are-we

    I’ve been seeing and hearing this for a couple of months, so I finally decided to check it out. I had no idea of how deep this rabbit-hole was going to be. It’s deep – put on your waders.

  26. Octopus says:

    DeBlasio really did a great job of Democratizing NYC! Stellar, in fact. Iconic. 😂

    The libturds really got miffed at Andy Cohen for blasting DeBlasio on New Year’s Eve, but really he went easy on him.

  27. dezzez says:

    Like a pig at the trough.

  28. Octopus says:

    TEH WARMENING!!!! 😱😱😱😱

    Welcome to Sunday, Motown.

    The day starts with icy patches on area roads after last night’s freezing drizzle and mist.

    Temperatures start in the middle 30s with gradual melting and scattered drizzle and light rain.

    Sunrise is at 8:02 a.m. ET.

    A cold front passes before noon, and temperatures plummet afterward. The mercury will be in the upper 20s at lunchtime then in the low 20s before sunset. Wind chills will be in the single digits and low teens. Skies will be partly sunny.

    Sunset is at 5:20 p.m. ET.

    Sunday evening will be colder with temps in the upper teens. Wind chills will be in the single digits.

    Temperatures sink to the upper single digits and low teens Sunday night under partly cloudy skies. Wind chills will be between -5°F and 5°F.

    • rightymouse says:

      It snowed in Pakistan.

    • Abu bin Ditka says:

      Chi-town is enjoying the same.

      Hoping for a high ankle sprain for Aaron Rodgers just to make the entire Green Bay saga schadenfradalicious. (no help from auto cucumber) It would be great if he had to sit in the playoffs. Then the process of getting rid of him begins. Their local radio station will be one Packer fan after another whining. 😆😆😆

      Sad that my football enjoyment rides on that and the Bears firing coach & GM.

      • Octopus says:

        Not sad – as a Lions-fan, this is basically the only kind of pro football fandumb with which I’m comfortable. 😆

        One playoff-win since 1957. Beat that!

        • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

          1963 championship, ‘86 Super Bowl win, and a loss to Peyton Manning in Super Bowl??? so not much.

          • Octopus says:

            We both have to sit and watch Green Bay dominate the division with one HOF QB after another. I must say, their latest understudy Jordan Love doesn’t look like anything to write home about. We’ll see.

            As bad as our Lions were this year, I have to admit they play hard for Coach Campbell. If they don’t screw the pooch in the draft this year and next, and play their cards right in free agency, they might have something here.

            Meanwhile, I got way too much enjoyment out of watching Stafford choke away another game last night to the 49’ers, after jumping out to a 17-0 lead. Go, Golden Boy 👦!!! 😂

  29. Koko says:

    Happy New Years Daedalus! Koko love you. Always my friends. Happy 2022. 🦍. Bunk knows I lurk here. He can see how many times my IP address hits this. 😆. Yeah I know like he cares.

  30. Octopus says:

    https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/09/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-aoc-positive-covid-maskless-miami-nye/

    Bob Saget dies, and this brainless bimbo gets the ‘Rona.

    I saw Saget at a comedy club in the late-90’s, and he filthy-hilarious. RIP. Too young.

  31. rightymouse says:

    Just found out that bossman has died. He was 101 years old. Am crying. How can things get worse?

  32. Octopus says:

    https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/29634/video_ex-detroit_mayor_kwame_kilpatrick_talks_about_his_new_virtual_ministry_and_donald_trump

    Kwame is jumping from one hustle, through the hoop of prison, to a new hustle sucking money from suckers the way so many gifted grifters have done. He has no guilt or remorse for his many crimes, being a psychopath, and should do well in this new endeavor, at least until is discovered by the public that he’s spent all their money on expensive toys and a lavish mansion. And bitches. 😂

    Pardoning Kwame was the one thing Trump did in office that I didn’t like, but it was bound to happen soon, regardless. Non-violent criminals don’t stay in prison long, when they’re releasing violent ones left and right for “good behavior.”