URLs du Jour - 2014-11-06

I'm just about politicked out for the week…

  • But first, a brief analysis from Mary Katherine Ham: "The man who would not pivot". Opening (about yesterday's press conference):

    President Obama took to the podium today to inform the nation that he will change exactly nothing about how he does his job after a historic drubbing in the midterm elections. He will tout the same policies in the same ways, with no particular plan for how to get any of them passed, with no particular nevermind paid to how the politics have shifted tectonically beneath his feet, armed with nothing but his assertions of his rightness. Again.

    Are we in for a couple of years of a petulant, detached, taking-my-golf-ball-and-going-home presidency? Interesting. (As in the alleged Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times.")

  • According to this quiz, I am a "Objectivist Libertarian Isolationist Nationalist Traditionalist". Not that there's anything wrong with that. How about you?

  • But it's "Saxophone Day" today, and not coincidentally the 200th anniversary of the birth of its inventor, Adolphe Sax.

    I'm more of a guitar fan myself, but a saxophone can really make a song work. Spend a few minutes coming up with your own list, then check out " 10 Of The Most Memorable Sax Solos In Rock" or The 25 most awesome saxophone songs of all time".

    Prominent on both lists is (you probably could have guessed) Springsteen's "Jungleland" with the late Clarence Clemons (misspelled as "Clemens" in the latter). I'd kick in "Born to Run" and "Rosalita", but that's me.

    I am also partial to Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' version of "Walk Away Renee", a cover ten times better than the original. I think Joey Stann played sax on the original version. Seek it out.

  • Pun Salad's official (but unaware, and uncompensated) mascot Cathy Poulin has been spotted at a Foxboro blood drive:

    [Cathy with Bob himself]

    [For the uninitiated, Cathy is the Director of Public Relations for Bob's Discount Furniture, a chain with multiple locations in the Northeast. She also appears with Bob himself in their irritating commercials. That's Bob Himself on the donation couch. Our ISP-provided stats tell us that Googling for "Cathy Poulin" is the number one reason people come to Pun Salad.]

  • And (since a goodly part of me is still thirteen years old) your tweet du jour:

    Allegedly out December 18, 2015. To quote Jonathan Last (about a different movie): "Have my money now. I was only keeping it warm for you, anyway."

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