POTUS SchMOTUS

First of all, admire the new digs for SecondHand Tryptophan! Thanks to the lovely Rent a Geek Mom, the design went live last night and I’m really liking it. Hope you do, too. Caitlin did a great job. My bud, Mic, drew the header graphic for me, so a big thanks to him, as well.

If you see anything wonky or notice some weird behavior on the blog, please let me know.

Second, for all my mom friends, hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday.

"I'd like to say hi to SecondHand Karl and congrats on the new design!"

So I started watching “Live with Regis and Kelly” (sorry, Shannon) this morning, and then President Obama sees the need to preempt everything at 10:00 AM to announce his new Supreme Court nominee. Snore. Why can’t Barack get a clue and start his press conferences at 7:00 AM or noon, when nobody gives a fuck about what else is on TV? Or maybe 6pm, when the news is ALREADY ON?

Sure, this Elena Kagan (whose last name is close enough to Kegel to make me giggle) may be helping shape the very laws of the United States one day. But she’s already irritating me by interrupting my morning TV.

For future reference, major flood or earthquake? Local tornado warning? Plane crash? Mud wrestling in the Senate? Karl winning the lottery? All fantastic reasons to interrupt TV with an announcement. Short of that, fuck off and wait until the noon/evening news. Or hey, how about showing that shit on the channels I expect to see news on, like CNN or MSNBC?

36 Responses to POTUS SchMOTUS
  1. Finn
    May 10, 2010 | 11:18 am

    Admiring! Niiice…

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Finn, Thanks. :)

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  2. Poppy
    May 10, 2010 | 12:10 pm

    The new design made me giggle.

    I saw Iron Man 2 on Mother’s Day!!!!!
    .-= Poppy´s last blog ..Hi, I’m Poppy. I’m the owner and curator. =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Poppy, That’s next on my list, Iron Man 2!

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  3. james
    May 10, 2010 | 2:39 pm

    Dude, it’s even worse when we get it up here — and we most definitely did. Fine… congratulations to Ms. Kegel, let’s have a Kegel-Obama-O-Rama. But yeesh.
    .-= james´s last blog ..Did I mention I hate Mercury? =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @james, Geez, why are they interrupting YOUR TV? Bad enough we have to see it.

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  4. Cissa Fireheart
    May 10, 2010 | 5:11 pm

    Wow, I love the new digs! Awesomeness abound!

    See it’s reasons like the press announcement or whatever, that makes me not watch TV in the AM! LOL
    .-= Cissa Fireheart´s last blog ..Every little piece of me, You’ll see, Everything is alright, If I just breathe… =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Cissa Fireheart, I like my TV in the morning!

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  5. Cissa Fireheart
    May 10, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    um ok…it didn’t let me comment…

    I like your new digs…I hate morning TV so I don’t bother to watch….test test..hope this comes out!
    .-= Cissa Fireheart´s last blog ..Every little piece of me, You’ll see, Everything is alright, If I just breathe… =-.

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  6. Sybil Law
    May 10, 2010 | 5:22 pm

    Love the new design!! Makes me think of butterscotch, or eve better -Hot Nuts, or Slippery Nipples. Mmmmmm.
    Um, the drinks, perv. Haa
    And why the fuck are you watching Live with Regis and Kelly?!

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Sybil Law, Thanks. I like Regis and Kelly…particularly, the first 20 minutes or so when they’re talking about news and stuff.

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  7. Wendy
    May 10, 2010 | 5:51 pm

    So I was going to tell you I noticed something wonky… There’s a photo of the President on your blog. But then it all made sense.

    So never mind.
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Dear Thomas =-.

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  8. Wendy
    May 10, 2010 | 5:56 pm

    It is kind of weird how you have to refresh the page to see if the comment posted, though. Noticed that last night, too.

    Or is that just your blogs way of saying stay away? lol
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Dear Thomas =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Wendy, Have to refresh the page? Hmmm, I’ll have to check on that. Thanks.

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  9. Blondefabulous
    May 10, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    I watch Headline News at 5:30 am when I get up, then I have to deal with kidlet issues and leave at 6:30 and that’s all the morning TV I get for the day. Who the hell is Regis and Kelly????

    Also, LOVE the new setting.
    .-= Blondefabulous´s last blog ..That’s Why They Call It The Blues. =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Blondefabulous, The only difference is if you just add 3 or 4 hours to the wakeup time. :)

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  10. Rachel
    May 10, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    Love the new digs. Looks great and nothing wonky that I can see.

    Also Regis and Kelly is better when Anderson co-hosts with Kelly.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Rachel, Hey there! I do like Anderson Cooper on there, yeah.

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  11. Stacey
    May 10, 2010 | 8:37 pm

    OMG, Karl!!! The Captain would LOVE your new design. Have I blogged about his obsession with Indiana Jones? I bought him a replica Indy fedora, which he wears all. the. damn. time. I photoshopped his face onto a Raiders of the Lost Ark poster. Hell, we were even introduced as Mr. and Mrs. to the Indiana Jones theme song. He will probably now think you are the coolest guy ever (after Harrison Ford, of course).
    .-= Stacey´s last blog ..Rushed =-.

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  12. Secondhand Karl
    May 11, 2010 | 8:33 am

    @Stacey, didn’t realize the Mr. was an Indy fan. Cool. A friend of mine did the header graphic for me. And your husband would be right…I am the coolest guy ever. ;)

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  13. bubblewench
    May 11, 2010 | 1:35 pm

    If Regis was on, it’s all right, he kicks Kelly’s ass any day…. she’s annoying. BAHAHAHA!

    I love the POTUS pic…
    .-= bubblewench´s last blog ..I’m glad it’s Monday =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    I love their banter at the beginning of the show. Don’t care much about the guests.

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  14. jay
    May 11, 2010 | 6:05 pm

    Oh verrrrrry niiiiiiice! Love the new digs dude :D
    xx
    .-= jay´s last blog ..The Gallery: (Boys to) Men =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    Thanks, Jay!

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  15. Juleen
    May 12, 2010 | 1:31 am

    Okay, I don’t know anything about blogs or blogging. (Found you on FB.) But this is brilliant. Inspired. Great to see it, Karl.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    Thanks, Juleen. Nice to hear from you.

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  16. PocketCT
    May 12, 2010 | 11:27 am

    Nice Karl!
    .-= PocketCT´s last blog ..The Dangers of Yoga Brain =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    Thanks very much. I like it. :)

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  17. Kevin Spencer
    May 12, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    Nice redesign ;-)
    .-= Kevin Spencer´s last blog ..Photo Scavenger Hunt Week 1 =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    Thank you, sir!

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  18. Lynda
    May 12, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    Why was my scheduled programing not interrupted to announce this really cool blog design???

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    It was announced. You were just too busy to notice it. :)

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  19. CP
    May 13, 2010 | 6:36 am

    Awesome new digs! Good luck in the new house!
    .-= CP´s last blog ..When Mother Bears attack… =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    Thanks very much!

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  20. martymankins
    May 14, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    I really like the new design and template. Makes me want to get my new design up someday. Slowly working on it, but at some point, it happens.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Catching Up =-.

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    Secondhand Karl Reply:

    @Marty, thanks. I had the other design for a couple of years, which is a long time.

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