Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Words I Never Thought I'd Write...

President Bush has done a good thing.

No, not in Iraq. Or Palestine. Or the Gulf Coast. Or with the economy. Or with his veto of stem cell research, refusal to raise minimum raise, tax cuts for the rich...

Stop. Stop. Stop. Must put those thoughts in the Happy Box.*

No, the sole thing in the six-plus years that The Worst. President. Ever. has done that I agree with happened on August 8, 2005, when he signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Which, on the whole, is a crock of shit that subsidizes Big Energy special interests while doing nothing to a) save energy or b) lower prices...

Damn. Back into the Happy Box.

Nope, the one eensy teensy tiny thing in that abortion of a bill that I agree with is that he extended Daylight Savings Time so that it starts March 11 of this year, and ends November 4th.

Think about it. The best thing I can say about this guy is that he's given younger kids an extra hour of light for trick-or-treating. And I'm surprised that I can even credit him with that.

Worst. President. Ever.


*Can anyone out there tell me where that phrase comes from?


Blogger AlwaysArousedGirl said...

Well, Urban Dictionary defines a Happy Box as the place where you stash your porn.

And ebay apparent has Happy Boxes for sale.

Hey, more Daylight Savings Time, that rocks. W's not totally worthless.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Madame X said...

ummm...usually you put things that make you happy inside your Happy Box and then when you are feeling ummm...self destructive you look inside your Happy Box so you don't do anything harmful.

I suppose a happy box could be a satisfied err...female area too.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Miss 1999 said...

Yep, he's the WORST-- ever. I totally agree with ya on that one-- but I'm with ya, I'm LOVING daylight savings time, and having it extended makes my life a lot less depressing! :0)

8:46 PM  
Blogger mal said...

I have no idea where the expression "Happy Box" originated. Sorry, we are a bit clueless here in Minnesota.

Is Junior the worst President? Tough question. He has some stiff competition for the title. I will put him strongly in the running though.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Nice guesses everyone. AAG and X, you were both true to form.

And I love ya both for it!

But 'put it in the happy box' is a phrase from my all-time favorite cartoon series: THE TICK!

In 'The Tick vs. The Tick' (season one episode seven), The Tick and his superhero friends go out to The Comet Club, where they meet up with Bigshot (a spoof of The Punisher), who's in therapy, and has realized that his desire to shoot everything that moves and most everything that stays put derives from a lack of motherly love. His battle cry now is 'put anger in the Happy Box!'

'The Tick vs. The Tick' also starred The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight.

Terry, if you read this, consider yourself outdorked.


10:41 PM  
Blogger B-logger said...

It's nice to know that Georgy has all the important things under control.

I think I heard that major energy will now be saved because everyone needs to run lights one hour less at night etc. YES YES... most people know those lights now run in the morning but lets not let facts get in the way of all our excitement you pessimists.

Given it's winter it feels... ummm... pointless. I actually enjoyed losing DST so it was a bit brighter in the mornings.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

What? What what? your president can make the days longer? Holy crap!

We have a former prime minister's son hosting our Canadian Idol show. Not really the same is it?

11:09 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Daylights savings time is arbitrary now and most countries don't practice it. In fact, they get pretty annoyed when we "Spring Forward" because it sets us an hour off from the rest of the world.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

B-logger: I spend about 2.5 hours awake in my house in the morning, and 4.5 hours awake in the evening. Daylight savings shifts the burden of paying for lighting slightly towards my employer. Yeah, someone's paying for lighting, but it isn't me. I'll take whatever savings I can from anywhere I get it.

Heidi: All in all, I'd rather THIS son of a President be a TV host, too.

Jessica: I'm not sure where you're getting your information, but outside of Japan and India, all industrialized nations follow some sort of Daylight Savings Time.

As far as the countries 'getting annoyed' at us--first off, I didn't know countries had feelings.

Secondly: there's already going to be a time shift of up to twelve hours when dealing with countries on other continents, so why would it matter? Hell, even on North America, business conducted between LA and Montreal sees a three-hour shift, so what's the big deal? I wish that DST was what pissed off other countries the most about us...

That being said, I would much prefer we just ditch what's known as standard time, and just make the DST hours the norm, for the reasons I stated to b-logger above. There really isn't any reason to switch anymore.


11:34 AM  
Blogger terry said...

i feel so ashamed and inferior that i couldn't answer the happy box question...

but i can outdork you in another way: it's daylight saving time. no "S." you're saving daylight.

you just have to trust me on this one.

and the thing i hate about daylight saving time is the springing ahead!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Even worse than Warren G.Harding?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

I'm so confused. What friggin time is it????

8:18 PM  
Blogger Nölff said...

Whenever it gets cold like it's supposed to in the winter you'll here Conservatives trying to convince everyone that Global warming doesn't exist... Then the following week you'll see temps in the 70s.

10:29 AM  

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