Frontier Former Editor

November 18, 2007

Collected observations

Filed under: bald white guys, economy, food, Joan Crawford, Michael Mukasey, music, Nigella Lawson, observations — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:26 pm

Sorry for the disappearance, but I’ve had various family and professional matters to handle.

I won’t engage you in tedium about those, especially since I have other tedium to provide here today. It’s amazing what dumb stuff bubbles to the surface, so here’s a collection from the last two weeks.

* After careful consideration. I think the most emblematic song of the 1980’s is . . . .


* Nigella Lawson


 is built like


the HMS Ark Royal

* A 21-pound turkey is a wonderful instrument of blunt trauma when one is lifting it and the net carrying bag thingie gives way at the bottom while the assembly is about a foot above one’s thigh. Trust me on this one.

 * The world’s greatest nation is in even more trouble than I imagined when this guy (a lawyer and a former judge) . . .


doesn’t have the moral compass to say whether or not simulated drowning of a captive is torture. Even more disturbing: a bunch of middle-aged and old white men and white women don’t have the moral compass to do more than confirm the guy with the justification of “we could do worse.”

* Rye bread, cheese and a hamburger patty taste pretty damn good, even when you’ve had hundreds of them before.



* It’s mildly disturbing and in interesting commentary on your country’s economic base when one walks through a certain discount chain store and sees a package of wire coat hangers emblazoned with “Proudly Made in the USA.”

And thanks for checking in on me


  1. but where did christina get the wire hangers from in the first place?

    Comment by nursemyra — November 19, 2007 @ 6:41 am

  2. WB! We missed you!

    Comment by The Bagel of Everything — November 19, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  3. Dear FFE

    That last Filum … quite ruined my breakfast – that poor child and that ghastly woman

    I seem to recall that Jesus had harsh words for those who abuse Children ….

    Is there a happy ending that you’ve yet to shew us

    Yr obedt servant

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — November 19, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  4. Nurse – The only things that counts are that the hangers are gone and the bathroom floor is clean

    Bagel – Thanks

    M. Eagle – the happy ending is, Faye Dunaway got an Academy Award nomination.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — November 19, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

  5. Y’know, I wanted to reject violently the notion that that song was emblematic of the 80s.

    I mean, consider all the wonderful hair metal that was out there …

    But no, alas, I think you’re right.

    But why compare the fair Nigella to a battleship? (Must be more careful–I almost swapped that “p” for a “t”) Especially when there are stock photos of brick outhouses available?

    Comment by Metro — November 23, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  6. […] you Nigella Lawson. I wonder why hardly anyone finds the Ark Royal photo, […]

    Pingback by A veritable blog nucular reactor . . . « Frontier Former Editor — March 9, 2008 @ 11:12 am

  7. What’s with the “white guy & white woman” emphasis? Is there a racist correlation in your mind when regarding people who make decisions?
    Would you say a middle-aged black man and his black wife running for president? I will bet my entire toe-nail clipping collection that you are a white male. Does saying “white guy” make you feel more at ease with yourself?

    Comment by RAY — March 11, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

  8. Actually, the committee which forwarded Michael Mukasey’s nomination to the full Senate was primarily white men and white women, and a quick review of the Senate yea vote probably would reflect the committee’s gender and race makeup regarding its yea votes.

    Not that it made me feel particularly comfortable or at ease with myself to say ‘middle-aged and old white men and white women.’

    And yes, I’m white. What does it matter? Does that mean that somehow I have less right to criticize my government than does anyone else of any other color?

    Maybe you missed the point. As for saying “a middle-aged black man and his black wife running for president,” I’d say it in the same meaning that most intelligent people of any color would say it – an event which hasn’t happened as of yet, but which would be a noteworthy shift in what this country has generally done in the way of race relations over the past four centuries.

    And, Ray, please don’t fret over this point: I really don’t care what race or gender you might be. But if you want to race-bait, take it somewhere else.

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — March 11, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

  9. Nigella Lawson is built like an amazingly beautiful and pleasing to the senses HMS Ark Royal. Thank God she’s filled that frame out! She looks like a real woman!

    I’d love to land on her deck anytime!

    Comment by bn — April 1, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

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