popespydie -- Now that Bush is almost out, it's time to think about what his Post Presidential life will be like. What do you think he'll spend his days doing?
Doing what all former presidents and Real World Alums do: wandering from college to college making speeches about things that have little to do with what made them famous.
Two words: Buffy Marathon.
On Wednesday morning, he and Laura are going to have a talk. He's made at least a lifetime of decisions over the past eight years. From now on, she's in charge. Don't ask what he wants for dinner, where to go on vacation, the man is on auto pilot.
He's gonna one-up Gore one more time: he'll put on about 50lb and grow the most bitchin' mountain man beard the world has ever seen.
ccjohn -- Is Verizon truly evil, or are they too incompetent even for that? (Megan you don't really have to use this question)
They couldn't even pull that off.
pooplord -- Most effective method to get a kitten to stop treating wrists and ankles as playthings for him to bite?
Keep said ankles and wrists aglisten with hand sanitizer.
The ol' spray bottle. Nothing disciplines cats like that.
Every time he does, put a sock over his head. He will either get distracted enough to move on to something else, figure it out eventually, or end up enjoying the sockhead game so much that it has the reverse effect.
Try your best not to react. He is a mini-tiger, after all. They don't hunt tree stumps, they hunt quick, jerking, skiddish deer.
absolutcalm -- With the economy in the tank, how is the Friday Poll tighting its fiscal belt to ensue stockholders efficiency and minimum losses? what should we expect for the next quarter??
We here at the Friday Poll promise, no matter the economic climate, to provide what we pride ourselves on: quality answers for quality questions.
Depending on the condition of the final 4Q08 reports, we may have to make a cutback or two. We can't be handing out twofers like we used to.
I, as your dedicated Friday Poll writer, promise to start working on this thing earlier so stuff like Friday morning meetings and Friday afternoon deadlines don't affect the quality content you have come to know and love.
When interest rates are down, we will recover the following week with a wide variety of tasteless answers, provide our own innovative and catchy questions, and if the chips are down enough, slurs! Slurs! Slurs!
eideteker -- The in-laws thought "badonkadonk" was a country music neologism. Appropriate response, when you're the only black person in the car?
"mmmhmmm. I think it was Dolly Parton who said it first. Or was the first person to have it said to lolz."
Sit quietly, say nothing and hope another glorious nugget like this will come out before the subject changes. Make a mental note to relay this story to the next black person you see, no matter who they are or if you even know them.
"It may have been popularized by country music, but I understand it got started during Vietnam as a term for the hookers from how the guys couldn't understand what they were saying."
"I think 'ho' is also, ya know, like garden hoes? Something a guy uses to get what he wants?"
renob423 -- who spends the night in someones guest room? People who are too old to crash on couches. i'm sure there are motels in roanoak or newport news (or wherever the hell you live) why not make the guestroom a kick ass office or a place to put stuff you don't use often but is way to cool to go in th attic That's what our third bedroom is for. If we had $5,000 to spend on one frivolous thing for inside the house that we had to spend right now, what should it be?
An Addams Family Pinball Game.
Upgrading one of the tubs to a ginormous whirlpool tub.
Home theaterize the family room.
Gigantic two-temperature wine fridge.
This evening, Evan and I are getting the hell out of DC before it's too late. What do you recommend the poor locals who haven't secured a place to be this weekend do with themselves?
Take this opportunity to explore the back roads you've always wondered where they went while sitting in soul-crushing traffic.
Turn on the TV, point and laugh. Perhaps a drinking game or two based on the number of times someone's arrested for public urination, when the reporter talks about how cold it is, or footage of the scene at the Rossyln metro.
Organize the shit out of their closets.
Where we are escaping to is Orlando for some quality time with Evan's folks and The Mouse. My mental state right now?
I've got a dozen things to do between now and 4pm. Can't even think about it.
This will be a nice relaxing weekend, fun with temperatures between 2 and 3 times those at home.
And here I thought going to Disney World two years in a row would lessen the excitement. Boy was I wrong.