Friday, August 11, 2006

Senate

SENATE, n. A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.

2006 Update: The upper, or least lower, house of Congress, established to protect the right of minorities to discriminate.

Sar split town but contributed a story to Doug Drones On on the way past the mailbox. You all share her spirit, but I have her larynx. Come hear her keep it short.

33 comments:

ME Strauss said...

Senate: archaic form of the word senile, no longer used, but de facto meaning place where voters put people in suits who suffer from a certain form of dementia that involves unending babblings, flagrant acts of disregard for those not in their particular circumstance and delusions of power that lead them to think that they are actually cared about by the citizens of the realm.

Shamrock7 said...

Senate: A commonly used phrase in the South for having "seen" something. Examples are movies/Nascar crashes/country music video/trailer park tornado/etc.

"Talladega Nights? yeah I "senate"!

Jenna Howard said...

I'm sorry. I got no comment after reading Shamrocks. I got...nothing. I don't know if it's because I'm giggling or shaking my head while giggling.

puppybrose said...

Senate: cluster of hot air buffoons.

Mutha said...

I vote for Shamrock too. I'm gonna have to retreat a minute and get clever.

Jake said...

shamrock... I'm thoroughly impressed.

Jake said...

Senate: 1. n. a place of worship where the white-collared members of the cult of Dale Carnegie go to hear readings and homilies of the sycophant holy book (How to Use Friends and Manipulate People).

2. n. Doug's mega-church.

PS I'm feeling a bit acephalous today, so I've gathered my leftovers from the week, and made quite the ambrosia. Please excuse my shoddy definition. Shamrock's stole my mojo.

cj said...

Senate: from the latin word senex which means "old man", its not a job I'm going to volunteer for anytime soon.

:) Happy Weekend Everyone!

Joel said...

Senate: A state of emptiness; a void. (see also "vacuum")

Doug said...

Liz, welcome back. Feels good to vent a little spleen now and again doesn't it?

Shamrock, yewbeyat,

Another energy drink morning, hey Jenna?

Puppybrose, that's nothing short of perfect.

Mutha and Jake, I count two more for Shamrock.

Jake, we'll walk old paths together, friend.

You too, CJ.

Joel, I can hear the great sucking sound from here.

Jenna Howard said...

I think Shamrock's definition has left us all speechless.

ps - have you all voted for Jenna? What ARE you waiting for? For I love and adore each and everyone of you *blows kisses* Thanks. You may now return to your regularly scheduled deep thoughts on how to top Shamrock's definition. I alas have nothing. Damn it.

O Ceallaigh said...

SENATE, n. Animal farm (see Incitatus). Dwelling place of the SENATORS, who are going bankrupt in Ottawa and have been evicted from Washington DC. Twice.

My internet access is very limited right now, hope to be back closer to fully functional Monday. For all you amoeba fans. (Shameless self-promotion in honor of Sar.)

:)

The Village Idiot said...

I do believe that shamrock is a senator, look at that filibuster in reverse, instead of verbal effluvium, we are reduced to slack-jawed silence...

well done shamrock, thou good and faithful servant

or something like that

And Doug, just for today, I have re-ducted my spleen so it vents in the proper manner

First Nations said...

sennet: a type of barracuda frequently seen circling unfortunate voters.

peaceout!

ariel said...

ROTFL @ Strauss and Shamrock!

pia said...

Briece's definition still stands. Obviously when a Democrat is president, when a Republican is president, they are charged with nothing other than declaring war and then saying "well I didn't really mean to."

I feel very not clever enough for your comments Doug. I'm literal. Everybody else is abstract. Don't worry. I'm just self-deblogging

Logophile said...

Definitive proof that one's abilities and morals should never stand in the way of one's accomplishments.

Mistress Anna said...

In Canada those elderly gentlemen get paid way too much money, do very little and get fat pensions

Doug said...

Jenna, remember to breathe.

O Ceallaigh, I guess it'll be Mexico City for them, next.

Well carved, Idiot.

Peace, First Nations.

Ariel, where do you think they get so much anger?

No problem, Pia. Be well.

And don't, Logo.

That's a pity, Mistress Anna, down here we feed them table scraps and make them dig salt. It's working, I think.

puppybrose said...

Senate: hallowed halls for hollowed brawls.

G said...

puppybrose: what was that about hollow balls?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Senate: Pack of braying wolves. Assembly of jackasses. A place full of those who want your money, and who think they are better suited to be the President than anyone else.

Joel said...

The day wouldn't be complete without the requisite sports reference...

For a decade (1961-71)those who occupied the Senate had a namesake baseball team called the Washington Senators. They also sucked. The team moved to Texas to become the Rangers thereafter...Dubya owned 'em for a time.

puppybrose said...

G: hollow balls? ha! even better! ya know, NBFF, i'm thinkin' together, you and i could kick a little Biercean ass around here. or arse... *whatever*. that was great! as was TLP's definition, i might add. (apparently she can kick the Biercean ass all by herself!)

joel: sucked? and thus you bring the definition full circle! xo

Miz BoheMia said...

Hmmm... so late to the party that I kinda have nothing to say!

Wait... I guess that qualifies...

... or not...

Dios mio ya no se nada! NADA!

cwujkanr~ See whatjoo can write?

Doug said...

Puppybrose, you're on fire.

G!

TLP, braying wolves and howling asses?

Joel, remind me did Nap Lajoie coach them? I mean, since we're on SportsCenter and all?

Miz B, it qualifies if you say something anyway, which you did. ¿Tu sabes ya nada? Nunca. Pruebiste otra vez.

Joel said...

Sportscenter Update...

Lajoie (the napster to his friends?) managed only Cleveland. I think the most well known Senator of the baseball variety was one Frank Howard...a giant of the pre-steroid era...6'7" tall.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Senate - The ones who get to be on top of the House who are always on the bottom and complaining loudly about it.

Minka said...

“The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.”

Hubert H. Humphrey

Otherwise, I´ve got nothing!

Doug said...

Casey Stengel, Joel? I was sure a famous coach ended his career there. Guess I could Google, right?

Poobah, both camera mainly whine nowadays.

Great quote, Minka. I'm guessing you know he was a Senator from Minnesota.

Doug said...

I was off a little, Ted Williams started and ended his coaching career with the Senators/Rangers.

cooper said...

senate: You are all too good and obviously their is little mere mortals can contribute.

Minka said...

Yes I know, he was also vice president under Johnson, wasn´t he?