Baby Doc Redux?

“What’s this headline in the New York Times?” says Admin.

Haiti moves to try Duvalier as a plunderer

“Oh, my God,” says Spence. “Baby Doc is one of the Plunderers? Did we know that?”

“I don’t think he contributed to the quilt,” Admin says.

“We’d better check,” says Spence.

“Right. What if Baron Samedi is hidden in there somewhere?”

“A scary thought.”

Baron Samedi? Baby Doc? Perps, by any chance? If so: orange jumpsuits are in their future. That’s how we operate here at the Little Detective Agency.

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107 Responses to “Baby Doc Redux?”

  1. B.Stover
    8:59 am on January 19th, 2011

    That NYTimes writer obviously doesn’t understand the term “plunderer” in its positive connotation…and neither do Spence and Admin apparently. Chet: Get ready to grab the perps.

  2. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on January 19th, 2011

    Grunt!…Those guys!…snort!

  3. Melanie
    10:10 am on January 19th, 2011

    You go Chet!

  4. Melanie
    10:12 am on January 19th, 2011

    Morning Riö and B.Stover!
    I discovered I still can’t do stairs. OW!
    I’m getting better. I can put full weight on my knee, but the muscles around it . . .
    They leave something to be desired.

    Call in to the doc.

    Need to catch up from yesterday.

  5. Gus and BooBear
    10:19 am on January 19th, 2011

    Good morning, all !!

  6. Mollypop
    10:23 am on January 19th, 2011

    Spence – Don’t be checking the quilt too closely. Heh heh.

    (I need to figure out what went wrong with our hidden you-know-whats.)

  7. Tupper & Gilly
    10:35 am on January 19th, 2011

    Hi everyone- we are still being iced in. How’s everyone else’s weather?

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 am on January 19th, 2011

    Duvalier!….What I can’t understand is why this guy decided to show up in Haiti after being exiled to France for the last 25 years. He’s been living in luxury on all the money he and his Papa Doc stole from their country. .. snort!….Is he so vain to believe they would now want a ruthless dictator back?…grunt!…Doesn’t Haiti have enough pain and suffering to deal with right now without him stirring the pot….grumble!… I hope they try his ass in court and then throw the old bastard in jail for the rest of his miserable life… growl!

  9. Tupper & Gilly
    10:59 am on January 19th, 2011

    The sad part is that the people there are so desperate that any kind of “new” may seem like a way out. And since the majority of Haiti’s population now is young, they either don’t remember the horrors of the regime, or they weren’t even born at the time, so it doesn’t seem real or possible that things were as violent and horrific as they are told.

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:07 am on January 19th, 2011

    Youth!… I’ve heard that 65% of the people in Haiti are under the age of 30…grunt!… I don’t think they will fall for this guys bullsh*t. He is either going to stay and be tried for past crimes or jet back to France and hopefully die a painful death soon…heh!

  11. B.Stover
    11:13 am on January 19th, 2011

    I understand that some of the people cheered Baby Doc. (And the article in the online NYTimes does not have that headline.)

    Good morning all.

    I just received a call scheduling the bronchoscopy for next Thursday, Jan. 27.

    T&G: The weather here is icy because it’s 19 and the rain from yesterday froze. I’m hoping for sun tomorrow.

  12. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:19 am on January 19th, 2011

    Melanie..careful what you say..Spence may think you are calling Baby Doc..you don’t want to get banned from the blog…

    It is dry. sunny and 45 here..a perfect day for six months of the year if we had our way..,

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 am on January 19th, 2011

    Stover!…What does the real headline say?…grunt!

  14. Melanie
    11:24 am on January 19th, 2011

    Looking at the videos of him arriving and speaking with people, I would say that the man has had a stroke. Look at the left side of his face.

  15. Melanie
    11:27 am on January 19th, 2011

    A lot of news outlets had that headline.
    boston.com
    The India News
    Barbados Tims
    Martinique Life

  16. B.Stover
    11:29 am on January 19th, 2011

    The headline is “Former Haitian Dictator to Face Charges.” It has a picture but I can’t tell from that about a stroke. Melanie, I assume the videos are on the news?

    Today’s Google doodle is a tribute to Cezanne on the 172 anniversary of his birth. It’s neat.

  17. Tupper & Gilly
    11:29 am on January 19th, 2011

    B.Stover – we saw the footage – young people were cheering and dancing and holding up signs supporting this monster. As they live in destitution, he strolls thru the crowd in his custom suit, looking sleek and well groomed on his way to the exclusive hotel, and the people don’t see what he is.
    And this compared to the woman who was under house arrest for years (sorry – not really a political animal,so I can’t think of her name) but since her recent release, she has been among the people, trying to improve their situations, speaking against injustice. Haiti is very scary.

  18. B.Stover
    11:34 am on January 19th, 2011

    Are there any news stories analyzing the reaction of the young Haitians?

    And….SIGH…I guess I’ll have to go online…or somewhere….to explain the positive connotation of “plunderer.” Is it really so difficult to understand?

  19. Melanie
    11:45 am on January 19th, 2011

    B.Stover: No it is not so hard to understand!

  20. Tupper & Gilly
    11:48 am on January 19th, 2011

    B.Stover – I admit it – the positive connotation kind of escapes me. Not being funny – really interested

  21. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:53 am on January 19th, 2011

    I saw the cheering & dancing on TV & could not believe the people would do that. T&G are probably right, maybe they are too young to know what he was like. Why would he go back there?

    Who is/was Baron Samedi? Does everyone know but me?

    B. Thanks for the info on Google Doodle. I am going to look there more often to see what they come up with.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:56 am on January 19th, 2011

    Bummer!…I didn’t think of our nickname as negative until I saw that headline up above….grump! …I blame Admin and Spencer for putting me in a bad mood this morning….grumble!

  23. Tupper & Gilly
    12:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio – who are you going to blame for every other day??

  24. B.Stover
    12:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Here is a quotation from the Lede, a NYTimes blog, on why even some older Haitians are cheering:

    “And some older Haitians express nostalgia for a time they remember as more stable, orderly, and prosperous. ‘Lane pase toujou pi bon,’ says the Haitian proverb: ‘Last year was always better.’”

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:11 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Mollie!…I don’t recognize that name Baron Samedi either….grunt!…I am too bummed out to go look him up….sniff!

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:15 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Tupper!… You guys are on the top of my blame list….heh!

  27. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:22 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Baron Samedi is apparently a spirit of the dead in Voodoo as practiced in Haiti (I didn’t know this either, but Wikipedia sure did).
    Baby Doc definitely did not have anything to do with the quilt. Just check with my mom and Staff.
    From last night, interesting discussion about HAL. Does anyone know why Arthur C. Clarke named the computer HAL — it was a rif on IBM (H is one letter before I in the alphabet; A is one letter before B; and L is one letter before M). Clarke actually wrote a couple of sequels to the book, but they will not necessarily help with any greater understanding — its all very mystical, but the movie was still great fun.
    BTW, Clarke is also famous for coming up with the underlying theory as to how satellites work (the concept that, if a satellite is placed in a particular orbit around the earth, it will move around the earth at exactly the same speed that the earth rotates, and thus stay at the same place over the earth relative to the ground, which is known as geosynchronous orbit, and is 22,300 miles about the earth — this is all from my dad, I haven’t a clue what it really means). Wookie

  28. Tupper & Gilly
    12:25 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Wookie – your dad is real smart.
    Rio – ppppppptttttttt….

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:29 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Trivia!… I bet Molly uses Wookie’s interesting trivia at her next cocktail party!….heh!… I would but I am not allowed out of the yard…grunt!

  30. B.Stover
    12:31 pm on January 19th, 2011

    T&G: Regarding “Plunderers”: It all started when I posted an answer to Spence who was wondering what we would do when technology takes over the world. (I don’t remember the specifics.) I wrote, “One just plunders on.” (That is embroidered on one of our quilt squares.) The next day, Spence/Admin posted that they thought that very funny (they thought I had meant “blunder”) and that it would be their motto from then on. Eventually they named us the “Plunderers.”

    I did not mean “blunder” the denotation of which in verb form means to act blindly without guidance. (Interestingly, in the 17th century blunder and plunder were used interchangeably.) Plunder has a negative denotation in most cases because it’s associated with gaining something illegally often from a defeated enemy. However, the American sense of plunder (noun form) is derived from the German “plunder” which simply means junk. It’s were we get the use of plunder as baggage.

    It is in that sense that I have for years said to my students, “Plunder your minds to find the solution.” (Making the noun a verb of course.) It is that sense that I was using when I wrote “One just plunders on.” It means to work against all odds to find solutions to difficulties; to sort through the irrelevant junk to find the thing that matters. I extend that to include the connotation of finding solutions to help make the world a better place.

    It makes perfect sense to me…but then, I also think Wittgenstein makes perfect sense.

  31. B.Stover
    12:37 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Wookie: That’s really interesting about how HAL was named. Thank you.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:47 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Stover!… I am feeling better about our nickname already!….woooo!….It should never be used in the negative sense on this here blog!….wheeze!

  33. B.Stover
    1:40 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio: I’m glad you’re feeling better.

  34. Mollypop
    2:45 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio – I think at the next party the discussion should be about the ion exchange in the making of Gorilla Glass.

  35. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:00 pm on January 19th, 2011

    T & G..2 extra points!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:11 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Apes!…I don’t remember any discussions about Gorilla Glass, Molly…snort!…Maybe you can update me on that trivia…sniff!

    Hey!….Listen to this! Next month Spring Training starts!….snort!snort!…I can’t afford to go to Opening Day…sniff!…The prices are outrageous. Even if Rockie and his Hill Billy gang work their tails off between now and then, I still won’t have enough money to go…snuffle! …We will be watching it on tv though, that’s for sure…snort!

  37. Mollie (a black poodle)
    3:26 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Baseball – There is going to be a reality show on Showtime about the Giants Baseball Team. Maybe they will call it Fear the Beard…

    Pablo (the Panda) is in Phoenix trying to lose weight so he won’t lose his job.

    They may bring Brian Belt (I like that name) to the major leagues. They say he is another Will Clark.

  38. B.Stover
    3:47 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Has anyone ever gone to http://www.freerice.com? I haven’t played it for a while but it’s fun. You’re given a word then a list of other words and you have to choose the one closest to it in meaning. Each time you win grains of rice are collected in a “bowl” and will be sent to the hungry. (I’ve forgotten the organization running it.)

  39. Siber-H
    3:57 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Baby Doc should be wearing an orange jumpsuit and breaking rocks in the hot sun. Or in Haiti’s case, earthquake rubble.

    The elite group of plunderers we have here do not wear orange jumpsuits and break rocks in the hot sun, although, sometimes mom says me and Rio might be headed in that direction.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:03 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Blizzard!…. There’s a bloody blizzard going on outside….grump!… My friend is not going to be happy driving home in this crap…grunt! …The forecast was for “possible light snow in the afternoon”… jerks!

  41. Siber-H
    4:13 pm on January 19th, 2011

    I can see by Mollie’s (ABP) post that I will have to ask mom to subscribe to Showtime for me.

    T&G It is 55 degrees here with sunshine. I’d trade it for ice in a heartbeat.

    Melanie, Your knee…It will take time. I am not surprised you can’t do stairs yet. I called the Newfs and reminded them to make all three of you to take it easy and recover slowly.

  42. Siber-H
    4:18 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio, If it is sticking to the roads up there, email your friend and tell her to come home now.

  43. Mollypop
    4:36 pm on January 19th, 2011

    In a nutshell – Gorilla Glass is created by Corning Glass. They put glass into a salt bath that has been heated to 400 degrees. The sodium ions come out and potassium ions replace them. The potassium ions are larger so that packs the glass, making it way stronger.

    Corning took the glass to Steve Jobs, put it in a bag with keys, screws and lots of things that would scratch and shook it up. When Steve Jobs saw the glass was still fine, he said he wanted it for the iPhone.

  44. Wölfie
    4:49 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Spence and Admin made me laugh!

    Mollypop – does Apple use gorilla glass for the ipad surface also?

    By the way, we love our ipad! Just as soon as we figure out how, we are going to post some pictures of Puppy Gus. (Who is now a rather Large dog.)

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:50 pm on January 19th, 2011

    SiberH!…She says it has stopped snowing where she is….grunt!… But it is still snowing here where I am at….snort!

    Molly!…So do you have Gorilla Glass on your IPhone?…sneeze!

  46. LizF
    4:57 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Stover, I was reading the paper this morning and thought of you. There’s a website, savethewords.org, which invites people to adopt an obscure word which is no longer in fashion and start dropping it into conversation. Or have it tattooed on themselves.

    Make it one’s own, start spreading it around, breathe new life into it… Omniregency, trajectitious, panchymagogue, pugnastics – one for you, Rio.

  47. LizF
    4:58 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Um, forgot to say, I hope I’m not teaching you to suck eggs here, do you already know about it?

  48. B.Stover
    5:24 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Liz: I’d never heard of it. It sounds like fun…but the tattoo is definitely out.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:26 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Eggs!….Suck eggs? ….grunt!….I don’t think Stover has mentioned sucking eggs before…heh!

    Pugnastics!…. Is that what I think it is?….wheeze!…Pugs doing gymnastics?…snort!…Not for me Liz! Not for me!…heh!

  50. Tupper & Gilly
    5:27 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hey everyone – been out of the loop for the day – just catching up.
    B.Stover – thanks for the explanation of positive plundering. We get it and agree.
    Rio and Siber – we can think of an even better and hotter place for Baby Doc to be breaking rocks…
    Macy – thanks for the 2 points. (Us miniature girls have gotta stick together, huh?)
    LizF – sounds like a great website. We hadn’t heard of it, and will check it out. Same with B’s suggestion of the rice one.
    I guess we are stuck with the weather that we are stuck with. We would be happy to trade with Siber, but not with Dawson. We will look forward to spring too, even if its not for baseball. We’re thinking tomato plants. mmmmmm. We love it when Mama’s tomato plants send vines over the fence and we can steal fresh tomatoes that are warm from the sun.

  51. B.Stover
    5:29 pm on January 19th, 2011

    I just went to the site. It’s really neat. It’s like a quilt made of words and they talk to you.

  52. Mollypop
    5:45 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio = Mom doesn’t have an iPhone, she has a Droid. It doesn’t have Gorilla Glass. We’re not sure if the iPad does yet, since Apple is not disclosing this info, and until we know for sure, the screen saver is staying on the iPad.

  53. BARB & MAGGIE
    5:46 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Liz’s comment about tattos made us think of this Chicago Bears fan we saw on the news last night. He was naked, and was holding a Go Bears sign in front strategic areas of his body. All other areas were covered with tattoed signatures of past and present Bears players–132 of them! What a weird guy!

    We pretty much have Bears Mania around here. Tickets for the weekend game against the Packers are selling for unbelievable prices.

  54. Tupper & Gilly
    5:48 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie – maybe the guy just couldn’t spell – maybe he meant for his sign to say “Go Bare”….

  55. LizF
    5:51 pm on January 19th, 2011

    That’s serious Fandom, or slight insanity…

    No Rio, pugnastics is not what you think it is! It’s to do with boxing.

    The quilt analogy is very true, B! Just found tortiloquy, a dishonest or immoral speech, which ties in well with today’s Baby Doc subject.

  56. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:19 pm on January 19th, 2011

    hee hee, t&g

  57. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:26 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hey y’all! I’m just checking in for a minute before Mom heads out to handbell practice.

    Mom just got a call from my girl. She had her first day of student teaching yesterday and she says she looooooooooves teaching first graders! That’s good, because she hated teaching high school kids, which is why she had to stay at Clemson for an extra year and a half! (Before anyone gets confused, this is my girl, not the girl I wrote about on Monday. Mom will see the other girl’s mother tonight at church, so maybe she’ll have an update on her situation.)

    OK, Mom has to go, so off goes the computer. I’ll BBL!

  58. B.Stover
    6:31 pm on January 19th, 2011

    That was a good one T&G.

  59. Jasper the Poodle
    6:55 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Obscure! Mom had an interview with a real jerk many moons ago…guy thought it was fun (like bust a gut laughing fun) to purposefully put obscure words in business letters. Guy would get calls from business folks asking for explanations about his letters. He thought that was great, great fun. Mom rolled her eyes and said, no thanks. Got a call back for a 2nd interview, but she passed. Mom always wondered if that’s what he did for fun, what did he do for serious.

  60. Tupper & Gilly
    7:25 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Do prandicates make Rio senticous, we quaeritate.
    Thanks for this website Liz – its fun!

  61. LizF
    7:37 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Oooh, i like quaeritate!!

  62. B.Stover
    7:48 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Where are you finding the meanings of these words?

  63. Tupper & Gilly
    7:50 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Go to the “quilt” and click on a word

  64. Tupper & Gilly
    7:57 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Don’t believe them B.Stover – those silly corgis had to come to me, Sage the Mage, to get 10 dollar words like these.

  65. B.Stover
    8:04 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Thank you T&G…or Sage and Mage. Have you adopted a word yet? You have to give your email address.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:23 pm on January 19th, 2011

    OMG!…The Quilt does have a higher meaning. This is totally unexpected and highly unnerving to me…snort!…Go to The Quilt for meaning…heh!…OMG! …. I have not gone to the Quilt yet because I have been waiting for my friend to get home…snuff!…The highway she has to drive on was sheer black ice after that fast moving blizzard that went through here with the temps dropping…yeep!….She said it was white-knuckle driving the whole 20 miles…grunt!… Now she is frazzled and trying to make some supper…sniff!…I actually feel a little sorry for her, but only after she fed me and hugged me and scratched me for a long time…heh!…She was happy to be home I guess. …cough!

  67. B.Stover
    8:33 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio: I’m glad your friend made it home safely.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Stover!…So am I!…sniff!…Who would feed me if she didn’t make it home? I ask, because this worries me quite a bit after a certain hour of the day….sniff!…Plus, I really need to do my business and she gets mad if I use the big plant…huff!

    Sage….ugh! What a dumb …anyway, why the hell don’t you have your own Login and Avatar so we know who is saying what about whoever….grump!…You Kats are just like Staff’s Kats when she was trying to juggle identities…wheeze!…All of those guys still have trouble, but at least they try to keep it straight…grumble!

  69. Barb & Maggie
    8:49 pm on January 19th, 2011

    T & G We liked your Bare joke. We just haven’t had a chance to get back on line for a while.

    They want $425.00 to fix Barb’s 4 wheel drive on her 2002 Trailblazer, so she is looking at newer cars. She is considering a 2008 Jeep Patriot, a 2008 Pontiac Torrent and a 2007 Buick Rendezvous. All have about 30,000 miles. Barb’s current car has 88,000 miles, so things are probably going to start going wrong. Any opinions on any of those cars?

  70. Staff
    8:55 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hmmm, there were a lot of words I had never heard of and then they came up with pantdress. Now I am a child of the 60’s and that is not a word that I have never heard of before.

    Any one else here know what a pantdress is?

  71. Staff
    8:56 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Barb, According to Consumer Reports you should stay away from Jeeps.

  72. Tyb
    9:00 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Thought I’d check out the savethewords.org site and get right back to the blog.
    That was over an hour ago. The site is fascinating and I just couldn’t stop myself from
    trying to find a word that I might use now and then. Found a few that I’d use if I could pronounce them, but who would know if I was wrong.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Wow!… That Word Quilt is amazing!…snort!… I happen chanced upon a word for AbbieTheKat!…heh! … “Crassulent” …heh!…Those words are still calling to me even after I’ve left the page, although I did keep it open…snort!… It reminds me of Harry Potter or something strange like that…sniff!

  74. Wolfie
    9:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Mollypop, we gave a screen protector on our iPad too. It would be cool if it was gorilla glass!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hey!…Here’s one I found for myself!…snort!…Pamphagous, it means “ eating or consuming everything”….yeep!

  76. AbbietheKitty
    9:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Oh cripes. Now I have to go look for that word. I suppose it means ‘fluffy’.

  77. Tyb
    9:07 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Staff,
    I thought I knew what a pantdress is, but wanted to make sure. I couldn’t find a definition in any of the three on line dictionaries I consulted. My guess would be a matching top and long pants with legs so full they appeared to be the bottom of a dress. I know I’ve seen shorter pants that appeared to be a skirt.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on January 19th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…Here is a clue to the word you are looking for…snort!…It is in a green box….heh!

  79. B.Stover
    9:15 pm on January 19th, 2011

    I’ve never heard of pantdress. Is it on the word quilt? Just click on it and it will give the definition. T&G told me that.

    B&M: I’m not familiar with any of those cars.

    Rio: What about the word quilt reminds you of Harry Potter? Interesting.

  80. C. Harris
    9:18 pm on January 19th, 2011

    T&G: it’s -45 here. That is 100 degrees colder than Macy the Min-Pin. And I can see Rio likes the weather reports just as much as I do. However, they can redeem themselves on Friday if their prediction of -10 is actually true. It will feel like spring and everyone will be in a good mood. They are even saying the weekend will be slightly above zero. We will see, they have let me down too many times.

    B. Stover: yes I use freerice.com and encourage teachers to use it with their students when possible. They also have a Spanish version which is great for students taking Spanish.

    Despite millions in aide for over 40 years, Haiti has never seemed to improve their quality of life. Their historical pattern is for aide $$ to be stolen by government officials. Also, red tape blocks a lot of aide actually reaching the people. When you compare before and after photos of Haiti in the last year, there has been little difference. Being young, poor and illiterate, a lot of the population do not know how bad Baby Doc and his father were. I think they were seen as glamourous people representing Haiti to the public (and the world) and the people didn’t realize they were stealing millions in aide monies meant to improve their lives. The same story can if told of the Shah of Iran and his family.

  81. B.Stover
    9:20 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Here’s a word I like: casitive.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Charris!……He is a horrible person and this last hurrah he is trying to pull off is pitiful at best…snort!

    Weather!…Those dumb shits that report the weather should be shot!…snort!…Or left out in a blizzard over-night …grunt!

  83. Tyb
    9:47 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Lambition is a word that we all should be able to keep alive without effort.

  84. B.Stover
    9:48 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Tyb: What does it mean?

  85. Mollypop
    9:56 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Pant dress! Yes, Mom had them. Actually, she made all of her clothes back them. Mom’s pant dresses were made of a light cotton, sleeveless, and looked like a dress, but the skirt was a skort, if anyone remembers that. They were great for playing golf on hot, hot days because everything was so loose fitting.

  86. B.Stover
    10:02 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Now that Mollypop describes it, I do know what a pantdress is.

    Good night all.

  87. AbbietheKitty
    10:03 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Huh Rio,
    You are so crass with your ‘crassulent’ remark about my slight fluffiness.

    I don’t think I will talk to you any more tonight.

    Although I am glad your friend is safe home after her dangerous drive.

  88. Staff
    10:04 pm on January 19th, 2011

    CHarris. We are going to reach -15 on Thursday night. Mr.Staff is going to plug our old van in so it will start in the morning. Some of the radio stations are saying -20 but NOAA is only promising -15.
    I will try to pretend it it really warm…Heh.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Lambition!…I cannot find a definition for that word…grunt!…Does it mean A Lambs Abition to not become Lamb Chops?…snort!… (we here would never think of eating a gentle lamb) …grunt!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on January 19th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…Fat One, please do not take it all so personally…heh!

  91. Tyb
    10:16 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Lambition means the act of licking or lapping. If you go to the quilt to get a definition and can’t find the word, click on adopt a word. A window will open and you can choose
    random selection or enter your own word. If you do that and click on adopt, a new window will open with a definition.
    I see that my guess about pantdress was right on according to Mollypop

  92. AbbietheKitty
    10:17 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Oh all right Rio, I guess I won’t. Since you ask so prettily.
    Heh. And maybe a snort too.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on January 19th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…. I do have a special place for you in my Pug heart…sniff!…I had to make a lot of room, but there is a spot just for you…heh!

  94. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:45 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio calling anybody fat is…..

    Our grandma had what we thought of as a pantdress, but I think they were called hostess skirts. You kind of wrapped the thing around you, the back came up between your legs and became the front and it all tied..oh heck..we can see it in our minds, but it doesn’t get all the way to our fingers.

  95. Barb & Maggie
    10:49 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Staff, It is supposed to be below 0 here tomorrow, actual temp. Wind chill even lower. Barb is going to put the little heater on in the coop for the next few nights.

    Good night all.

  96. Basil and Sage
    10:49 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Rio – this is just for you!
    I’m Sage the Marvelous, Wonderful Kat
    I’m Sage the Mighty Aristocrat
    No other Kat who lived before me
    Could hope to match my Beauty and Glory
    My whiskers long
    My fierce Meow
    Makes mousies quake
    And dogs kowtow
    I leap to heights with Grace and Skill
    So perfectly groomed,
    Fur Dressed to Kill
    I sing my Song so all will know
    I’m Perfect Sage
    From Head to Toe

    So how’s that grab ya, pug face?

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on January 19th, 2011

    MinPin!… You should finish your sentence, but because you do not know the history between me and AbbieTheKat…snort!…It might be wise to keep it to yourself..heh!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hey!….The Herb Sisters finally have their own identity!…snort!…Good job Herbs! I do wonder why you include Basil in your name sake, because you, Sage, seem to be the only one talking or rhyming…heh!

  99. Basil and Sage
    11:01 pm on January 19th, 2011

    don’t kid yourself shorty – Sage and I speak as one. I am the sweet one and Sage is the smart alec, but trust me, we both can sass you back.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Snort!…I am looking forward to being Sassed back in an intelligent way…snorkel!

  101. Basil and Sage
    11:10 pm on January 19th, 2011

    We’ll be glad to oblige. But not tonight. The Corgis are already in bed, so its time for us to start batting around our bell balls and keep everyone else awake. Besides which its time for …dum da da dum…the DARK SIDE. Good night all.

  102. Gus & BooBear
    11:10 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Fantastic poem, Sage!

  103. dawson
    11:12 pm on January 19th, 2011

    …like the pot calling the kettle black (finishing Macy MinPin’s sentence).

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Dawson!….I was just missing you!…heh!… And there you are being strange…snort!… Good night all, my friend is still frazzled by the highway of black ice and says she has to do it all over again tomorrow morning…grump!…So we are off to bed a little early…sniff! …To make up for nerves? I don’t know, but that is the way it is…heh!

    Plus!…It is the Dark Side and who needs that? …grump!…Goodnight all!..snuffle!

  105. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:46 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Mom got home from handbell practice and had dinner and watched Top Chef — are you watching Top Chef Rio? Tonight was Restaurant Wars! — so now she’s finally turning on the computer for me, and I see it’s already on the dark side. Phooey! I think I’ll go to bed.

    Goodnight y’all!!!

  106. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:21 am on January 20th, 2011

    Rio, guess what? I will speak my mind whenever I so please. If you want me to finish the sentence, then ok. Rio calling anyone fat is like the sapling calling the tree woody.

    Sage I do like your style. You are an ok Kat in my book. Basil too.

  107. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:24 am on January 20th, 2011

    Thanks for the assist Dawson!

    Hi Kirby…Mom and Dad both used to play handbells…to bad for you you can’t get her to leave the computer on for you when she leaves.

    Oh, seasoned Kats…love the poem.

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