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Aug 18 2008

We need more regular features here on Paul Westerberg.net. You know how we got Video Tuesday and In the Blogs, we need more things like that. Why don’t you suggest some, okay? Because my ideas so far haven’t been all that great:

1. Jay Taco’s weekly cracker review — this week the Wheat Thin, vile wafer of Satan or delicious, nutritious snack?
2. Update on our petition to get Our Man Paul on Live from Daryl’s House
3. Just more Hall & Oates content in general
4. Paul Westerberg: Vile wafer of Satan or delicious, nutritious snack
5. Sixteen different ways to spell nutricious and how none of them have anything to do with Paul Westerberg
6. Blasty’s weekly poetic waxing about Laurie Lindeen
7. This Week’s list of Paul Westerberg shout-outs by Craig Finn

See what I’m talking about?

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Jimdracula

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm · ·

Suggested Feature only valid until Tuesday November 4, 2008…How the world would be different if the good Senator Westerberg was elected President of the United States…”President Westerberg” (for short)

1) Official protocol allows President Westerberg to cough into his hand before shaking yours…somewhere Charlton Heston is shaking fist in air & rattling on about “tarnation.”

jay

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 9:12 pm · ·

REVIEW #1: WHEAT THINS, by NABISCO

This breezy CRACKER comes from the OVEN of a veteran CRACKER MAKER; NABISCO. Rather than telling a new story, SAID CRACKER COMPANY tells an old one (scarcely lacking for historians) in a fresh way. NABISCO brings to the tale an emphasis on economic realities and consequences, AND THIN WHEAT, especially when seen from the perspective of monetarist theory, and a focus on particular CRACKERS and events, both celebrated and forgotten (at least relatively so). Thus the spotlight plays not only on WHEAT THINS but also on Father Divine and the NABISCO brothers—kosher butcher CRACKER MAKERS prosecuted by the federal National CRACKER Administration for selling “sick chickens and CRACKERS.” As befits a former writer for the Wall Street Journal and CRACKER MAKER, NABISCO is sensitive to the dangers of government intervention in the CRACKER economy—but also to the danger of the government’s not intervening IN SAID CRACKERS BUSINESS. In NABISCO”S telling, policymakers of the 1920s weren’t so incompetent as they’re often made out to be—everyone in the 1930s was floundering and all made errors—and WWII, not the New Deal, ended the Depression AND THEN THEY ALL ATE WHEAT THINS. This is a plausible CRACKER, if not authoritative, novel or deeply analytical. It’s also a thoughtful, even-tempered CRACKER too often unbalanced by celebrations of FDR and his administration’s pathbreaking policies. WHEAT THINS SUCK. FINAL GRADE: F

Jodi

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:03 pm · ·

Wow! I can hardly wait for the Saltines review.

Jimdracula

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm · ·

2) Funding insecurity to President Westerberg’s new proposal- Bastards of Young- puts Afterschool Programs at risk.

Jay

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm · ·

Well, youll have to wait til next week.
Are Goldfish crackers? Just asking…

Jodi

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm · ·

According to the milk-carton-shaped gallon-sized container in my pantry they are. I always feel guilty for eating the ones with the smiles.

Jay

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm · ·

Ya. I have some here, and they have characters out of them now. Like little cute goldfish cartoon fish. It’s so sad. Because I eat them by the dozens. poor little bastards.

Jodi

Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm · ·

The irony of it is, I don’t even like fish.

blasty

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 8:35 am · ·

Animal crackers are a cookie that are trying to get a free ride on the cracker train.

We’re on to you, animal crackers.

Randall "Tex" Cobb

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 11:39 am · ·

Why did the farmer start listening to punk rock music? Because he was sick and tired of Hall and Oates.

Jimdracula

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm · ·

President Westerberg names Burt Reynolds Goodwill Ambassador; appoints Axl Rose Deputy Director of Homeland Douchebaggery.

Some Guy

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 4:25 pm · ·

“I think animal crackers make people think that all animals taste the same. ‘What’s a giraffe taste like?’ ‘A hippopotamus! I had ’em back-to-back!'”
-Mitch Hedberg

Jimdracula

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm · ·

aw, you just warmed my black heart with the late, great Mpls son Mitch Hedberg, who once remarked “I’ll never be a household name since most of my fans live in apts.”

Catch you on the flip side, Mitch.

jay

Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 9:25 pm · ·

“If carrorts were like alcohol, rabbits would be fucked up.”
Viva la Mitch.

scooteristerrific

Wed Aug 20, 2008 at 8:25 am · ·

i need to come here more often.

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