I have found the public equivalent to my cat’s secret vomit swamp


I can’t take it anymore.


  1. says

    The MAGA/YMCA thing is baffling to me. Trump blasts that song at his rallies. Now this. They really have no clue what that song is about. It’s a gay anthem about young men hooking up at the local YMCA. Now I’m not saying everyone with a MAGA hat is a blatant homophobe, but there sure seems to be a significant correlation.

  2. cartomancer says

    One wonders how much the right-wing billionaires pay them to make fools of themselves in such a manner.

  3. says

    Just as I thought: No Indian among the dancers; no “colored people” of any kind. Probably a construction worker, maybe a cop (plainclothes, of course), no cowboy hats or sailors.

    I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

  4. Akira MacKenzie says

    I can’t take it anymore.

    Before Trump was elected, I could count the number of alcoholic beverages I consumed annual on one hand.

    Now, after dealing with the last four years of insane shit from both this government and it’s rank-and-file supporters (my father in particular), I’m going through a 1.75 bottle of cheap whiskey a week just to cope. And some nights, I’m LOOKING to get drunk, just to numb the stupidity. If there is a safer, alternative intoxicant to make this existential shitstorm bearable, please let me know.

  5. IX-103, the ■■■■ing idiot says

    Akira @13: I realize you’re probably being mostly sarcastic, but alcohol is probably one of the worst things for it. It does nasty stuff to your stomach and liver, makes you even more uncomfortable the next day, and doesn’t really numb the pain all that much.
    You’re much better off with some Valium or Xanax to calm things down, or Ambien to help you sleep. If you must go OTC, then NyQuil would also help some (but use sparingly as the Acetaminophen is also not good to your liver). With the chronic nature of the this unbearable ■■■■storm, I would highly recommend having a doctor or specialist follow your case regularly.
    I’ve heard that there has been a spike in demands for these sorts of treatments in the past couple of years, so you definitely would not be alone.

  6. daverytier says

    @13… I would suggest solving your “family situation”, if that’s an option.

  7. Akira MacKenzie says

    I would suggest solving your “family situation”, if that’s an option.

    I’ve been trying to solve my “family situation” for the last two decades. Find me a job that will pay me living wage (i.e. 40K-50K/year) that will hire me despite useless degree, a resume of entry level positions, and a history of mental illness. Then I can finally afford to move out.

  8. brightmoon says

    Both Roy Zimmerman and Randy Rainbow nailed the stupidity of Trump and the disinfectant fiasco with funny parody songs . Roy’s to the Lion Sleeps Tonight and Randy’s to a Spoon Full Of Sugar

  9. daverytier says

    @19. this is not something I can solve for you. Ideas that pop up in my head revolve around getting a more useful degree, or learning something useful by yourself ( also a perfect pretense for locking yourself in your room and not interacting with your abusive family), but I am not you, so it is of little relevance. All I know, it’s not impossible as many people did it.

  10. robro says

    cartomancer @ #5 — My guess is they aren’t paying anything directly to the people in the videos. That would be too traceable. What probably happens is some version of the billionaires’ family trusts donate money to non-profit organizations run by the instigators of these events. These instigators draw a salary as an administrator of the non-profit, plus anything they can skim off the side…like “left-over” food, toilet paper, gas in the car, etc. Some times there can be other levels…like the family trust funnels money to another legal entity set up specifically to funnel money into non-profits, so on and so on.

  11. bobobo says

    Well after about 10 years of lurking, this is the post that convinces me to post:

    I also own a cat, in so much as i can ascribe ownership to a creature who claws me if he decides I haven’t fed him properly, haven’t paid enough attention to him, have paid too much attention to him, or at an unspecified point in the future may be guilty of one of the above. A black cat with behavioural issues.

    He was also a a stray. He follows me into the bathroom, in the certainty that I’m planning to escape down the ubend. I wake up in the night to find him staring balefully at me from a half inch from my eyeball. Chuthullu could take lessons.

    He’s also a bundle of nerves who used to puke every day without fail. I took him to the vet a couple of years ago, which did involve snarling, screaming, urination, a blood sacrifice and a few new scars. Once we reached the vets he behaved perfectly. However the vet diagnosed him with a kidney problem and perscribed him fortekor tablets, which I’ve found he eats happily wrapped in chicken as a treat. The puking has gone from nearly daily to rarely, less than monthly.

    Hasn’t stopped him plotting to kill me, but that’s just cats way of telling you they care…

  12. unclefrogy says

    astro turf by any other name. the “ownership” being hidden by the same means used to hide the ownership of businesses and profits from the taxman and have done so for years.
    and it is still covered as if it was some how actually independent.
    uncle frogy

  13. blf says

    @26, The Vogans are actually great dancers — or so says the mildly deranged penguin — Teh Poets Against Ryehymn’s Drop Kick From A Spaceship (on galactiCyber) was a massive hit, especially when the relieved poetry “listeners” so ejected from the Vogan’s ship hit the star and made it go supernova. (A few have pointed out that as soon as the poety reading hit the star it would have gone supernova anyways, both as a self-defense and also a valiant heroic attempt to protect the rest of the Universe from the oncoming poetry.)

  14. robro says

    PZ @ #26

    No one has yet commented at just how bad those people are at dancing. It’s like…Vogon dancing.

    I’m not watching it. When I gag, retch and vomit, it’s worse than the cat by buckets. I’ll happily keep my wet food of beans and rice in my gut until it passes the usual way. Thank you very much.

  15. microraptor says

    @26: Probably because most of us don’t want to look directly at the video, so as to avoid getting it seared into our eyeballs.

  16. says

    @26 People have said that I dance like someone on fire. Not as in having “hot” dance moves, mind, but literally burning. I had to cut a career as a drag queen short when someone said they though I was being bad on purpose. Thus, I am in no position to criticize anyone else’s funky stuff, or the strutting thereof.

  17. starsend42b says

    Remember how there was one poet who was worse than the Vogons? Paul Neil Milne Johnstone of RedBridge in Essex? Well I am that person when it comes to dancing. I did theater when I was…ahem…younger and the Director that I frequently worked with would always cast me in a role that required some dancing, much to the choreographers chagrin. I DID have the typical dancers physique in the day,….5 foot 10, 120 lbs on a “fat” day….But just because I looked like a ballet dancer…certainly didn’t mean I was! In fact, my friend who IS an excellent dancer made a deal with me. I won’t dance if she doesn’t sing….she sings as well as I dance… :)

  18. daverytier says

    No one has yet commented at just how bad those people are at dancing.

    Hang a sec… dancing ? I thought it was just zombies shambling as they always do…

  19. chuckonpiggott says

    @26, PZ. The lyrics of the M.A.G.A. Song are as bad as Vogon poetry and we all know how bad that is.