Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Heading an article about an increase in Taliban violence against U.S. forces & their allies in Afghanistan:
U.S. Officials Say Taliban Attacks Surge


Blogger DED said...

"Surge" is going to be 2007's Word of the Year.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Let's hope it's only in mockery of the term, not the failure of the policy.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Marked Hoosier said...

I dunno about you, but I am changing my soft drink of choice to Surge.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Soon enough, you'll have no other choice.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

"Surge" as word of the year is better than Paris Hilton's "That's Hot."

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the article: "The border area is a problem," Gates told a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after the two met at the Presidential Palace.

The border area is a problem, well, if that isn't the understatement of the century. Which border? Maybe we should open up a few more fronts, that way we could wrap this thing up a lot quicker. Um, Adolf, I don't think we should be attacking Russia at this juncture, it wouldn't be prudent...

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Paris Hilton's "That's Hot."

I wasn't aware Paris invented that one? Every week, my complete ignornace of the pop culture developments around me sink me further and further.

Mort - Borders seem to a "problem" everywhere. Whether "The War" is fought against Terrorists, Baathists & InSURGEnts, Drugs, Mexican Busboys, it doesn't matter. The key is The Border.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprising for someone who lives on the edge of insanity.

4:22 PM  
Blogger DED said...

I wasn't aware Paris invented that one

That surprises me, Mike.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

That surprises me, Mike.

No sarcasm, for real: I have no idea what you're talking about. Fill me in?

6:05 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Hilton's catchphrase has been repeated so often, and even parodied, that I thought for sure that you'd have known it was her. One need not be a fan of her to know the catchphrase was hers. It's been plastered everywhere. All one needs to do is turn on the TV.

Your lambasting of pop culture led me to believe that your awareness of it was reasonably extensive. Therefore, your not knowing that Paris Hilton's catchphrase is "That's Hot" surprises me.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Your lambasting of pop culture led me to believe that your awareness of it was reasonably extensive.

Uh-oh, sounds like I've been "found out," or something.

But, you know, I still don't get it. "That's hot" doesn't sound to me like a new expression. In fact, it's so generic I'm having hard time figuring out how it could be ascribed to one person.

And . . . wasn't Paris Hilton's TV show (about her and Nicole Ritchie working on a farm) cancelled years ago? What TV show does she have now?

10:28 AM  
Blogger DED said...

She didn't orginate the phrase. Hell, I've been using it for far longer to comment on..... certain.... things I've seen. Anyway, she popularized the phrase as her own celebrity status rose. And while her show is done, tabloid media still can't get enough of her. Britney Spears hasn't released an album in years but that hasn't stopped the tabloid media from spewing everything she does in our faces.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

she popularized the phrase as her own celebrity status rose

This is the part that keeps throwing me. I'm NOT arguing with you, believe me. I'm just shocked.

Of course, the whole Paris Hilton thing has shocked me since day one.

10:56 AM  

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