Follow Friday – Juan Williams, You Asshole

28 Oct

There are those books you always go back to. The ones you reread every couple of years and they just get better with each reading. I feel that way about pretty much everything by Terry Pratchett. Since Halloween is this weekend I am reading Wyrd Sisters and I loved this passage about Nanny Ogg so much I wanted to share. Enjoy.

“Nanny Ogg never used her washhouse, since all her washing was done by the daughters-in-law, a tribe of gray-faced, subdued women whose names she never bothered to remember. It had become, therefore, a storage place for dried-up old bulbs, burnt out cauldrons and fermenting jars of wasp jam. No fire had been lit under the copper for ten years. Its bricks were crumbling, and rare ferns grew around the firebox. The water under the lid was inky black and, according to rumor, bottomless; the Ogg grandchildren were encouraged to believe monsters from the dawn of time dwelt in its depths, since Nanny believed that a bit of thrilling and pointless terror was an essential ingredient to the magic of childhood.

In the summer she used it as a beer cooler.”

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  Learn more about it in my FAQ. See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here.


mommywantsvodka Can see my old high school from my chiro’s office. Gonna drive slowly by and laugh at the kids running the mile.

val_forrestal I should write a guide book for multiple-cat households. I’ll call it: Oh The Poop You’ll Scoop.

freudiantypo Ahh, TV: our nation’s lowest common denominator.

GirlDetective To err is human. To forgive is divine. To forget is goldfish.

aloria People tease me for having a Roomba, but the time I don’t spend vacuuming I can spend programming it to taunt the cat.

louispeitzman Oh, Jamie Lee Curtis. I wish I could look at you and see anything but sensible pooping.

TheRedQueen Some how I doubt pajama jeans are the hottest fashion trend.

Trying out her cousin's Big Girl Bed

Lord_Voldemort7 I don’t care what you look like, it’s what’s inside that I can’t stand.

gt733 Let he among us that hasn’t had a hooker locked in the bathroom while tearing apart a 5★ hotel room cast the first stone.  *picks up stone*

val_forrestal I don’t think I will ever understand the decision-making process some people employ when choosing fonts.

antigone_spit “He came out of nowhere and he scared the baby Jesus out of me!”

karensugarpants Even if I hit myself over the head with it, I don’t think this Rockstar is going to be enough to wake me up today.

OngoingBS Worst. Hair. Day. Ever. Stupid pubes.

shinyinfo Wayne State SLIS should embrace its Detroit centered hardcoreness and sell “Straight Outta Lib School” t-shirts to grads. #mobooksmoproblems

FakeAPStylebook When writing about Kanye West, please realize that you’re just encouraging him.

pourmecoffee If you can vote early, you probably should on account of all the stomping and whatnot.

jszyd I’m not saying your great, great, grandma was a gold digger, but she did move out to California in the late 1840’s.

louispeitzman My to-do list is becoming increasingly meta, with items like, “Update to-do list.”

FakeAPStylebook Reporting on your own superheroic activity while in your secret identity as a reporter is an ethics violation, MR. KENT.

danforthfrance Congratulations baseball fans, if I understand the situation sufficiently.

MrFornicator Oh what a strangled neck you receive, when first you practice my pet peeves.


CorporateMonkey I will most certainly be late for my own funeral. (Actually, I’ll prolly just skip it.)

ApocalypseHow “Dungeon Master” is the perfect term to describe both gaming function and residential status.

adamisacson I try to savor every bit of this magical part of the evening between when my kid finally falls asleep and when I f

StephenAtHome Spent my week off doing some early trick-or-treating in the Caribbean. Yachters sure are generous when you’re wearing a pirate costume.

KagroX I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death my right to stomp your head for saying it.

sarcasmically My burning nasal cavities are killing my Friday night. Ten years ago, burning nasal cavities meant I was having an awesome Friday night.

DaveHolmes So: the Tea Party head-stepping guy apologizes but says the police didn’t do enough. Let’s take a moment and let that soak in.

LisaMcIntire A mere 8 followers away from a meaningless benchmark! We can do this!

stellar_kitty We put candidates into office to represent US, not God. God can take care of himself.

badbanana There aren’t many Halloween carols, so I usually just stand outside my neighbor’s window and hum the Jaws theme.


GailSimone I think there should be a villain called the Episiotomist. He would commit crimes while leaving clues about facilitating birth.

FrankConniff Tune in Fox News any time of day to hear Juan Williams talking & talking & talking about suppression of his free speech.

unrealsnow @shinyinfo @liebarian Omg, if someone “like me” ran the country, I would pack up & move. After getting my free kitten & puppy of course.

peterbyrnes TSA guards don’t like it when you bite your lower lip during the patdown and lean into it.

ApocalypseHow “Walking Dead” promo zombies march on DC. Identical to Glenn Beck ralliers, except for having an interest in brains.

happyrobot Headed to the airport. I’m not a bigot, but I hope Juan Williams isn’t on my flight. He makes me nervous.

michaeljnelson Leprechaun? Not good. Leprechaun 2? A step down. Leprechaun 3? Disgrace. Leprechaun 4? Blech. Leprechaun 5? Finally they got it right!

lilpyrogirl Mom always said to dress for the job you want. Tomorrow I’m wearing a bathing suit, sunglasses, and carrying a margarita to work.

apelad I pronounce MGMT “mugmut.”

seananmcguire “Bacteria are having sex all over all of us, right now.” –me, killing conversation in the kitchen.

emilyrm My mom gave me a lovely string of my grandmothers pearls. I think I will wear them tonight and then clutch them when shocking things happen.

amandaha I’m pleased the answer to “what stinks in my house” has not yet once been “the cloth diapers.”

shinyinfo The correct answer to “You’re the Librarian?” is “No, I ATE HER!” *claw hands

stray The answer is, “Why of course, fleshy hu-man! I am indeed the knowledge-spewer you seek and in no way a cephalopod.”

bookgirlsb I really can’t wait for the day when we can stop capitalizing Internet.

gknauss I’m not a bigot. But when I watch TV, if I see people who are identifying themselves first and foremost as Fox commentators, I get nervous.

DadsAwake Before we make a radical decision at the last minute, maybe we should consider the people who have to do the work. Said no executive ever.

GoonSquadSarah Holy crap! Since when are their five oceans? Eight planets and five oceans? I would totally fail first grade.

KeepingYouAwake Just had an idea for time-travel, then I arrived in a cowboy outfit and black eye and talked myself out of it.

someecards Women say size doesn’t matter but I have yet to meet a woman that owns a 3-inch crooked vibrator.

What is Follow Friday? It’s a Twitter meme that I have taken a couple steps further.  Learn more about it in my FAQ. See my nomination for a Shorty Award for Follow Friday here. You can read more Follow Friday goodness here.


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