Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:45pm

Looking on the bright side

Remember whenever you got really mad at someone, you said, "Stick it where the sun don't shine!"

Well, if Al Gore and his wacky scientists are correct, the sun may not shine for long. So, to get a head start and be politically correct, the phrase is now, 'Stick it where global warming and climate change don't occur!"

That covers all your bases on planet Earth.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

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133 Comments on this post:

By: Dragon on 12/8/09 at 11:29

Guess they can't all be gems.

By: bnakat on 12/9/09 at 2:51

Dear Mr. D'Argent: We regret to inform you that the Pulitzer Committee did not look favorably on this offering. Perhaps you were thinking aloud, or have some other reason for failing to meet your normal level. On the "world class" vote you lost three. Since you only had two this places you at a disadvantage for this year's prize. Possibly Mr. Loner could give you some guidance. He is an advanced writer, and his talent has not gone unnoticed.However, please leave the Zionist commentary to him. He is the resident specialist on that subject, and is quite passionate about it.

By: dargent7 on 12/9/09 at 3:21

Mr. bnakat: Remember the famous "I'll take the 5th, or "Your honor, my client takes the 5th"? In TCP, the phrase is, "I'll take a Sid"...I think I wrote that while asleep. A popular defense nowadays when a husband kills his wife is to say, "I was sleep walking at the time". There you go. I'll let half my staff go even though it's the Holiday's. Damn, it's early!

By: Loner on 12/9/09 at 6:36

Good morning, Nashville!

The LTE is short, bit not sweet. Dargent7 is looking for a new and timely snappy comeback with an environmental twist. Here are five suggestions:

1. Stick it in your ozone!
2. Up your greenhouse gas!
3. Shove it up your Gore hole!
4. Stuff carbon!
5, Jam it up your ice-hole!

There, that was w/o my meds. I may think if something more clever later.

Thanks, Mr. Bnakat, for the compliment and the kick in the shins. I needed that.

By: Funditto on 12/9/09 at 6:43

The "letter" is more like something my son would text on his phone to his friends. Slim pickin's NCP?

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 6:44

Up your nose with an environmentally friendly hose?

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 6:45

Plagiarism? I think not.

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 6:45

Go recycle yourself?

By: sidneyames on 12/9/09 at 7:24

D7's eloquent prose "Well, if Al Gore and his wacky scientists are correct, the sun may not shine for long" is a little off today. Tell 1/2 the country that the sun is dying. Tell them that we are having a melt down; a global warming, if you will. They will not only tell you "where the sun don't shine", they will laugh you into oblivion.

By: sidneyames on 12/9/09 at 7:26

My sister in law just sent us an annual update of her self-centered life and included in it ALL the things she is doing, such as organic food that will lessen her own carbon footprint.

I'm sending her a card with Al Gore's electric bill in Bell Meade alone - $24,000. Gonna tell her to look up and watch out for his big ole' foot print stamping her's and millions of others out. ha, ha, ha.

By: gdiafante on 12/9/09 at 7:30

That may be the best crafted, well articulated, fact-based piece of political commentary that this nation has ever seen.

Based on this magnificent LTE, I suggest that we take a moment and reflect on our lives and how Dargent's thoughts and words have made us not only better people, but a better nation.

Bow your heads...

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 8:00

Just remember, sid, a melting iceberg gathers no winter squash...
or something to that effect.

By: govskeptic on 12/9/09 at 8:02

Since so much is being said about the climate of just
this decade, you'd think it was the only one to consider
during this debate/debacle on this much discussed issue.

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 8:16

Screw the icebergs, they sunk the ''Titanic'', dirty bas#%^#.

By: gdiafante on 12/9/09 at 8:28

Keep pushing us...you think the last ice age was bad?

-Icebergs

By: Kosh III on 12/9/09 at 8:31

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6949387.ece

By: girliegirl on 12/9/09 at 8:59

Thank you for the morning comedy. These comments are hilarious, no matter what your opinion may be on the topic of Global Warming~

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 9:02

house, can you tell me wtf is going on at WRVU? I only seem to catch snippets and am not getting a clear picture. What I am getting does not bode well for (possibly) some of our fave shows returning. I hope you have the right VU connections, house. I'm counting on you to get the facts! lol

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 9:05

Iceburgs? We don't need no stinkin' iceburgs!
Polar bears? I prefer Polar Ice, with a twist.
Al Gore? I get my gore from the Matador!

By: govskeptic on 12/9/09 at 9:14

There is a silver cloud to the loss of Polar bears which
are not eaten. Lobsters grow larger in the warmer waters!

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 9:32

It may be a fundraiser/ pledge drive event, MamaG.
Check back a little later.

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 9:37

Good riddance to Bi-polar bears, they bum me out with the mood swings.
Give me a good old American brown bear, or grizzly. No whining about the weather, those two.

By: pswindle on 12/9/09 at 9:40

TN is always last in everything. The Bible hugging state has become a laughing stock. Go ahead and make fun of Global Warming, but your time is running out. Do you wnat to live in a save invironment?

By: brrrrk on 12/9/09 at 9:43

sidneyames said

"I'm sending her a card with Al Gore's electric bill in Bell Meade alone - $24,000. Gonna tell her to look up and watch out for his big ole' foot print stamping her's and millions of others out. ha, ha, ha."

Well, at least he's not passively promoting the killing and imprisoning of gays in Uganda....

By: brrrrk on 12/9/09 at 9:48

pswindle said

"TN is always last in everything. The Bible hugging state has become a laughing stock. Go ahead and make fun of Global Warming, but your time is running out. Do you wnat to live in a save invironment?"

As I hear it, Nashville was even the last "major" city in the U.S. to get cable.... :-)

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 9:52

We got cable??? When did that happen? Nobody tells me anything around here.

By: Funditto on 12/9/09 at 9:52

And wine in grocery stores? Forget it.

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 9:54

Cable eh.. maybe I can take these rabbit ears back.

By: brrrrk on 12/9/09 at 9:58

house_of_pain said
"We got cable??? When did that happen? Nobody tells me anything around here."

Funditto said
"And wine in grocery stores? Forget it."

slacker said
"Cable eh.. maybe I can take these rabbit ears back."

You's guys are killin' me....

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 9:59

I watched the 1957 Boston Red Sox, play the Washington Senators on channel 2 last night. Had a lot of Halo shampoo commercials.

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 10:09

No house, it is something more...they were talking about some board selecting the dj's and/or which shows are going to be kept next semester...I don't know but I'll let you know if I find out anything.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/9/09 at 10:16

Good morning.

I love the way Paul can stir up the right-wing fringe. However the sun will shine long after we have changed the earth. It got a long long before we got here and will keep on til the day it goes nova.

On the side of good news.

With the ice mealting in Greenland three times faster than it was five years ago. There are now beachfront properties to sell.

Since I am not very good at given the web site

Go google Greenland's ice cap is melting at a frighteningly fast rate.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/9/09 at 10:21

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 9:59
I watched the 1957 Boston Red Sox, play the Washington Senators on channel 2 last night. Had a lot of Halo shampoo commercials.

Halo everybody Halo. Halo is the shampoo that glorifies your hair so Halo everybody Halo

By: Captain Nemo on 12/9/09 at 10:25

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 8:16
Screw the icebergs, they sunk the ''Titanic'', dirty bas#%^#.
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It was not the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. It was man's arrogants to think that he is the masters of all that sunk the Titanic.

By: dargent7 on 12/9/09 at 10:32

Hey all...I've got a couple more in the hopper so beware....I cannot believe they ran that one. It's a "B" Side throwaway. But, does it really matter with this board what the kick-off topic is? Before pg. 2 we're on winter squash growing tips.
As far as wine in groceries and on Sunday...I say (because it will never happen) we bypass that avant garde' drink and go for Medical Marijuana dispensaries! Have Nashville become "the place" to move to to get stoned....legally. I'm tired of California having all the fun. Gotta go,...I feel a LTE coming on.

By: Kosh III on 12/9/09 at 10:45

"With the ice mealting in Greenland three times faster than it was five years ago. There are now beachfront properties to sell.

Since I am not very good at given the web site

Go google Greenland's ice cap is melting at a frighteningly fast rate."

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If too much melts too quickly, all that cold water may shut off the North Atlantic Conveyor and cause a new ice age.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/05mar_arctic.htm

http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=12455&tid=282&cid=9986

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 10:47

"...But, does it really matter with this board what the kick-off topic is?..."

No, it doesn't matter darge because you can only talk about the same subjects as your usual LTE's for so long before becoming bored to death and needing a new subject to discuss. Case in point: 2 LTE's in 3 days on the same subject.

By: brrrrk on 12/9/09 at 10:47

Captain Nemo said

"I love the way Paul can stir up the right-wing fringe. However the sun will shine long after we have changed the earth. It got a long long before we got here and will keep on til the day it goes nova."

As George Carlin once said, "One day mother earth will shake us like a bad case of fleas"

And using the word "nova"?!?... enough of that science stuff... you tryin' to give chief et. alii. an aneurysm?!?!

By: brrrrk on 12/9/09 at 10:51

Kosh III said

"If too much melts too quickly, all that cold water may shut off the North Atlantic Conveyor and cause a new ice age."

And as I understand it, Western Europe will likely see the worst of it in terms of cold weather.... which explains why they're having a fit over the issue. But then again, isn't it just typically American to be concerned about the world only if it affects us directly?

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 10:54

Don't they have have electric blankets in Europe?

By: dargent7 on 12/9/09 at 10:56

Mama: I get it you don't like me. Give me your e-mail address and I'll cc: all the LTE's I send in (about 3-4 a week) to TCP and The Tennessean. You can read the 1st draft, unedited. THEY, the paper GODS, pick what they want, chose the parts they want, who they want, and when they want. Kind of like a wife.

By: slacker on 12/9/09 at 10:57

I didn't factor in that North Atlantic Conveyor, but I think it supports my rogue iceberg conspiracy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/9/09 at 10:58

when life gives you ice pour a drink "on the rocks." that's the US attitude - lol~

By: Kosh III on 12/9/09 at 10:58

"house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 10:54
Don't they have have electric blankets in Europe

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That won't help much when glaciers extend to the Mediterranean.

By: gdiafante on 12/9/09 at 10:59

It can happen, and in a matter of hours, not years. Just ask the poor souls in "Day After Tomorrow"

MIght as well start migrating to Mexico now to avoid the rush.

I hope they don't mind that I don't speak their language...

By: house_of_pain on 12/9/09 at 11:02

Well then, here's a helpful hint for the Europeans:
glaciers and hot cocoa are natural enemies in the wild.
You're welcome.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/9/09 at 11:05

I was wondering why so much about chief today, so I look at yesterdays post. 6 pages 2 of which belong to the little man. I should have known

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 11:06

Paul, I never said I didn't like you...I don't even know you. I was merely countering your post about all us yahoo's not staying on the LTE topic. I thought debate was a part of the game?
Dishing it out but not taking it today?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/9/09 at 11:07

Thanks for getting the links Kosh

By: MamaG on 12/9/09 at 11:08

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/9/09 at 10:58
when life gives you ice pour a drink "on the rocks." that's the US attitude - lol~

LOL, that's what I meant about the Polar Ice (Vodka)!

Kosh, have you gotten your hot dog yet? lol