Schadenfreude

That’s one of my all-time, top five, desert island favourite words. I know it’s kind of mean and petty, but I do love it so. And lately, it applies so well to the absolute morass that is the White House. I’d love to write something biting or pithy or both, but all I can do is sit here and giggle and rub my hands together with glee. To wit:

  • One of the eight US Attorneys fired by Alberto Gonzales (or his COS, depending on whom you believe) may have occurred because she planned to execute search warrants on high-ranking CIA officials in a corruption probe.

The hits just keep on coming for Bush & Co. And this pleases me no end.

Are you watching The Riches on F/X? You should be. The pilot was fantastic. Of course, I love Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver makes me go all weak in the knees. I’d be all over her if I batted for the other team. The acting is good in this (unlike The Black Donnellys, which is a steaming pile of shite). The writing is sharp. It’s dark, twisted and wryly amusing. Just my cuppa tea.

I’m frazzled. I have a couple of endlessly-crying babies. When one stops, the other starts. It’s maddening. Posts may be thin on the ground until they start listening to reason or I sell them to the gypsies, whichever comes first.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bubandpie
    Mar 20, 2007 @ 07:15:00

    I love that word too. I taught it to my first-year students a few weeks ago, and then gave bonus marks to anyone who used it correctly on the test (which turned out to be one person).

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  2. Oh, The Joys
    Mar 20, 2007 @ 09:27:00

    Will be waiting for you.

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  3. TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre
    Mar 20, 2007 @ 11:28:00

    Just a note…I talked to the gypsies yesterday and they weren’t in the market for no babies. No teenagers, either, unfortunately…Take your time, we’re not goin’ anywhere.

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  4. LauraJ
    Mar 20, 2007 @ 14:51:00

    I wish i lived closer to you, I’d take those girlies for the day and spoil them rotten and send them back to you.

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  5. Lara
    Mar 20, 2007 @ 15:14:00

    good luck! i’ll be here waiting and sending good thoughts. šŸ™‚

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