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The banter of two OWS contributors about some of the week’s news items.

From The Bleachers 6.22.12

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.

…taking a week off.

So we didn’t do this last week because I was buried with a deadline for work. It was weird because nowadays, when you can’t hang out with people or dick around on blogs for a couple of weeks, you feel like you’re so behind the world when you can finally have a life again. I have no idea what 50 Shades of Gray is and I don’t know why two white-haired, glasses-wearing managers from expansion teams, who kinda look like twins, are yelling at each other. This must’ve been what those Chilean miners felt like when they came out of that hole in the ground…good god, see how old my references are???

When I didn’t get prompted for FTB, I just assumed you had gone out the night before and were still too hungover to type. It sounds like the reason was much more wholesome. I’m not too sure about 50 Shades of Grey either. If it’s not 50 Cent’s new autobiography, then I probably won’t like it.

From The Bleachers 6.8.12

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.

…Taco Bell selling 100 million Dorito tacos.

I think you need to hand it to Taco Bell for finding the right balance of disgusting and novelty. Like, remember those places that made those burgers where the buns were donuts? That was novel, but it was a little too far on the disgusting scale. Now, the stuffed crust pizza was a low level of gross, but it wasn’t weird enough for people to need to go out and try it. The Dorito taco hits that sweet spot. I think the ultimate yardstick is if you can get a bunch sorority girls to buy into it. If they don’t make a face like someone put a plate of shit under their nose AND if they don’t start texting out of indifference, you have a winner.
The Dorito taco is 100% genius. I don’t eat Taco Bell. I don’t buy Doritos. Yet, ever since seeing the commercials, I want one. I’ve really wanted to try it. It hasn’t happened yet. Taco Bell — send us a couple Dorito tacos, please.

From The Bleachers 6.1.12

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.


Y’know, I’m just glad this kid didn’t win. She seems to be well on her way to being the most insufferable person on the planet. I mean, at age SIX, and she’s so damn pretentious? Wow. Truly a force for years to come. And her principal said she’s too smart to have in a classroom? You know who they say that about? Not baby geniuses, but future cult leaders. They’re afraid she’d lead some sort of kindergarten Boxer Rebellion. Sure, she’s spelling “aplustre” now, but she’s going to be convincing you to live in a tent commune in her backyard in 20 years.

The Scripts National Spelling Bee is under-covered here at OWS. Thank you for bring this to the forefront. I will admit that I didn’t even see one second of the bee. However, I will also admit that under the correct circumstances — a few friends with a few dozen beers — I could sit and watch for hours. The bee itself could be the ultimate drinking game. Lastly, I can’t believe it has taken 3+ years to get an “aplustre” reference on here.