Thursday, January 12, 2006

Reparation

Reparation, n. Satisfaction that is made for a wrong and deducted from the satisfaction felt in committing it.

2006 Update: A commitment within congress to civility without.

Semisweet1 tells a Tale of Willie today on Doug Drones On.

28 comments:

Minka said...

reparation:
1:kicking someone when they are down
2:an alternate English-language title for Leo Tolstoy´s play The Living Corps

mireille said...

Making amends when you're muttering under your breath about how much they don't deserve it, how much worse you've always had it, and how you're planning to stick it to them next time. Or this could just be the mood I'm in. ♥ xoxo

Ariella said...

Oh Doug, you were ON today, pithy, witty, concise...succinct even.
I stand in awe.
Aaaaaaaaw
We've only just awaked and while we can generate admiration we can NOT generate originality.
A lovely day to you all, just off to go kick some people while they're down whilst muttering.
Ciao!

weirsdo said...

A bandaid over a gaping wound.

Tom & Icy said...

I don't know that one, but I'll make amends next time.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Picking up trash on the side of the road.

karma said...

this is not a proper word, you're just making it up. or else this is a typo, you forgot the 'p' before. or else you dug deep and unearthed something that hasn't been used for 500 years. except nobody realises any of all this. so let me say it loud and clear and repair the damage:

"Look! the Emperor has no clothes on!"

:P

dddragon said...

Reparation: what politians owe the public for what they've been doing to us for so many years.

Sar said...

Reparation: Waiting for a rainy day to take the Hummer out for a spin.

Doug said...

Monika, you're way over my head today. Actonbell?

Raining again, Mireille?

Mutter away, Ariella and thanks.

Weirsdo, I kind of thought you'd come down that way.

Good girl, anyway, Icy.

Ha, Alice! Adding tar to a pothole, too?

Karma, I thought the room was drafty.

Dddragon, how many tax cuts do you want?

Just not the motorcycle again, OK, Sar?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

It's a song, isn't it? I cain't get no reparation...

Didn't the Stones do that?

AP3 said...

reparation, n. Blogging about... ANYTHING other than sports after my Hall of Fame rant. (I alienate readers with my sports stuff)

Jamie Dawn said...

Reparations are due to all of us. Everyone has been mistreated directly or has ancestors that were mistreated directly at the hands of some oppressor. Therefore, I think we all should receive large sums of money to make up for it. A check for $500,000 will suffice.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

repairnation - Repairing a nation by throwing a bone its way.

Doug said...

As far as they remember, TLP, yes.

Not me, AP3! I'm a dedicated stalker of yours.

Jamie Dawn, you're so cheap!

Poobah, did you say "Bone?"

Chatham said...

ARF!

Anonymous said...

Because that other site is too good for anonymous comments...

awww...Willie Bear! I love to hear tales of doggies, as they are my most favorite people. Except Pitbulls. I mean, I know I'm being blatantly discriminitive here, but I REALLY don't like 'em.

and Doug, while I know it may not be in your nature, if you don't mind, please pass on a big ol' smooch to that sweet willie bear (i'm assuming he's your owner right?)

Aprreciatively Entertained

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Perhaps old age is a reparation for all the sh*t we did as kids. Doug, you don't have to worry about that. You were such a good boy.

Fires in toilets don't count.

Rio said...

to make ready again.. ready for what i ask? more hell, more blaming, more love? ew in general

i'm not sure what i'm saying but apparently i am saying it

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Reparation, n. Concessions to the winning loser.

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Fred said...

This one has generated some very interesting comments. So interesting, in fact, I can't figure them out.

I'll try again Saturday. Maybe it will all make sense then.

Doug said...

Chatcat, that's funny. Two more and we're even.

AE, I'm only flinty with people. I'll pass it along.

Thank God, TLP. That was my only sin.

It seems so, Rio. And I'm honored you chose here to say it.

Nice, Gabriel.

actonbell said...

In reparation for mistreating Ekim and traumitizing him with a very negative experience, the local Blockbusters video store went out of business. That was the optimal outcome.
(NOT a refined lot, I'm afraid. They did everything EXCEPT stick out their tongues.)

ztydpzat-32 points, in my dreams, even without a bonus square...

Tan Lucy Pez said...

What could be confusing Fred? It all seems so normal to me. Should I worry? About Fred of course. I know I'm fine.

Acton Bell is getting ready for our Saturday night scrabble game I see.

Day by Day said...

Hummm... Reparation: befriending someone who has been shunned their whole life by those who judge...

Doug said...

Fred, just think of it as a bunch of notes passed in your classroom.

Actonbell, if they'd stuck out their tongues they'd be in business now.

I'll say you're fine, TLP. Until Actonbell and Ekim get there for scrabble, anyhow.

Dang, Day-by-day, you like that guy?

Miz BoheMia said...

So many clever posts and I have arrived too late at this party! Lovin' Weirsdo's and Gabriel's take on the word...

And like always Doug, yours is masterful indeed...

Soooo.... fires in toilets!?! I am intrigued by your puppyhood my friend! Pray do tell!

Doug said...

I agree, Miz B and I done told. The link is headed your way.