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January 29, 2007

TALK ABOUT YOUR TONGUE-LASHING

We only hope The Blog will not be too embarrassed.

Dave you are so illinformed.
Let me enlighten you and your readers.
The reason we(Denver)can`t have a superbowl here is we don`t have a closed in stadium. You see here in Colorado it snows.
You can`t hold a Super bowl where there could be a chance it would snow or just be cold cause you see, it is all about money and money would be lost if the ganstas i mean players couldn`t show boat around town for a couple weeks before the game.
That is equivlant of me asking you where your ski runs are and why Miami will never host a winter olympic.

Tancredo never said Miami looks like a third world country. He said parts of it resemble a third world country but translated to looney leftys that means the whole state. Nice twist. We have a writer up here that writes the same way,(Mike Littwin,Rocky Mountain News), he never tells the truth .He just twist`s it till it fit`s his smear campaign, just like you. I hope your readers don`t get their info. from you because it is a flat out lie.
Darren

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Just for the record, Denver turned down the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Also, Denver must be doing something right, they won the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Poor translator had to deal with a few spelling errors. I still make lots of those, so appreciate MS Word in French, which picks up many of my errors. But not all.

Anyway, I'm going to take a bit of a guess (and here I cannot vouch for my French grammar):

Pendant ma dernière visite à Paris je n'ai pensé du tant du Louvre. Je le n’étais pas impressionné. J’ai compris que la place qu’il faut visiter est le Musée d’Orsay. Qu’est-ce-que vous pensez ?

Well done! I can't remember that much of my Spanish from years back ("Where is the library" is my limit.).

Translation:

During my last visit to Paris I didn't think much of the Louvre. I was not impressed by it. I understood (or je comprends = I understand) that the place one must visit is the Muséé d'Orsay. What do you think?

I think the d'Orsay is GORGEOUS and a definite must-see. I do like the collections at the Louvre. It's best to go to either place early in the morning on the first Sunday of the month when the crowds are small and the entrance is free (later in the day is a different matter).

I've been in the Louvre several times where it was SOOO empty that my friend and I felt like we had the place to ourselves.

PS It's a bit personal to offer a French letter to someone you don't even know, don't you think?
;-))))))

*snork* @ Punkin!

please please please send that!!!!

This is what I actually wanted to say. During my last visit to Paris, I spent some time at the Louvre but was not impressed by their French impressionist collection. I later discovered that the place to see impressionist art is the Musee d' Orsay, what do you think?

As for the French letter, just living up to Nurse Tammy's appraisal of my promiscuity.

"The Daily Show ... Afterall, that's where all of us amazing people that you could never even hope to associate with get our news."

Isn't that akin to bragging about getting your news from Rush Limbaugh?

"This is what I actually wanted to say. During my last visit to Paris, I spent some time at the Louvre but was not impressed by their French impressionist collection. I later discovered that the place to see impressionist art is the Musee d' Orsay, what do you think?"
Oh yes. That's the place to go for the impressionists! And the museum itself is beautiful.

OK, so I was kind of close...

*snork* @ AiP - french letter. I was trying to work that one in last time, but couldn't.

*snork* at punkin

*apologizes to Annie, runs from blogroom in tears*

Mike Litwin will be flattered to be compared to Dave.

I guess we'll have to settle for hosting the occasional All-Star game.

Boris in Colorado

*tired snork @ Punkin bite me Poo* Wish I could be so witty right now. Perhaps a recharge will help. See ya'll (see, I speak a foreign language: Southern (quite an accomplishment after living in the UK)) after 8 10 12 hours or so.

*ducks before anyone calls me out for flagrant abuse of parentheses*

mm - "wz" is short for wazoo. (Pardon my French, sil vouz favor).

There is an odd Denverite named Darren,
Who leans so far to the right people stare at him,
His humor is gone,
His blogging a yawn,
His writing's so trite people swear at him.

Punkin, does that mean we, the faithful, get to see your bazoombage? ;)

I grew up in Colorado. Right around Denver. I have no idea what Darren's problem is. Maybe he lives around the corner from Broncos Stadium, and he didn't want to pay airfare to San Diego and Miami where the Broncos won their two last Super Bowls.

Taking a look at Super Bowl history and almost all Super Bowls are in areas of either relatively good climate around winter time or in climate controlled domes.

Does Darren realize that Dolphin stadium is open air? Sure Miami may not get snow, but if memory serves, torrential downpours could make the game really messy. That'd be fun.

Speaking of Winter Olympics, Denver turned them away in 1972 after having lobbying for it for about 18 years and succeeded in getting them for 1976. Why? Money.

Darren definitely wins "illiterate correspondent of the week (beer-drinking division)" for that screed.

Wait a cotton-pickin' minute! Are you telling me that Miami does not have ski-runs?!

That's it I'm canceling my winter ski vacation to Miami.

Andy - Yes. The faithful may see the bazoombage. You just have to complete the feats of strength and present me with chocolate cheesecake.

Oh, and DO NOT OPEN ABOVE LINK AT WORK!

*rotfl* @ Punkin. Especially the showering with toaster suggestion.

I am originally from NYC, but now live in Denver, and would like to point out that I do not, for one second, believe that Darren lives *in* Denver! Maybe down in Colorado 'Focus on the Family' Springs, but not up here!

He did make one valid point: The NFL will never allow a Super Bowl in a non-Dome stadium where the possibility of snow and freezing temperatures exists. Thus, no Super Bowl in Denver, NY, Chicago, Green Bay, etc.
As some have shown, though, Detroit has hosted 2 SBs, but they were in the DOME!

Then again, by that logic and seeing the current weather pattern, Phoenix is out for the future (they got snow 2 weeks ago). God forbid, Miami gets a freak blizzard... the NFL would have to make a new ruling that SBs only happen in domes.

For the rest of you, come visit Denver before you bash it to shreds. Yes, it's still a bit of a cow-town, but it's trying really hard to move up the cultural ladder. :-)

Must be good, Punkin. The work filters won't even let me open it. (A pox on their servers!)

offdisc -- For the record: I love Denver. It's a great city. My point was simply that Miami is also, despite its problems, a great city, which is one reason why the Super Bowl is held here.

Meanie, imaging a couple of not fully inflated beach balls on a turntable set to 78 rpm.

FWIM, the NFL has been looking into changing its policy on Superbowl limitations. They have been looking into getting a Superbowl in New York and Washington in the near future. True they have only scheduled them up to 2010 (Miami, Arizona, Tampa, Miami), but they are looking at 2011 in New York or Washington, 2012 in Dallas, and so on.

I am looking forward to the first Blizzard Bowl.

offdisc - Denver is a fine town, from what I've seen. Darren is getting a deserved beating because he can't recognize satire and he fired on Dave, and Tancredo is getting the Dave treatment because he mouthed off about Miami. I don't think anyone really assumes that Denver is full of yahoos like them (I know it's not), any more than we thought that Dallas was exclusively populated by morons when the Mavericks played the heat in the NBA finals and some of their (MAvs) fans were showing their humor impairment when Dave gave them a ribbing.

Keep it funny, that's the only way to win around here.

One of the funniest things I heard was someone saying that a perticular event was as unlikely as the twinning of Boulder and Colorado Springs. To put that in perspective, if Darren came from Colorado Springs then Dave would be from Boulder.

Musee d' Orsay: Been there, it's the best for Impressionist Art.

Football is more fun to watch in wintry snowy outdoors weather. Way too clean in indoor stadiums (stadii?)
/end my $.02

Boulder. Tommyknockers Pub. Yum!

Jesus, Punkin! Here I am, it's four in the afternoon, so my brain's on standby, and POW bazoomage. Jesus.

Well, Andy did ask.....

Yes...yes I did. I have to wait until I get home as well. 78rpm, huh?

8)

*waits for 24 tonight*

NOTE: I will be in the Netherlands next week and will not be live-blogging "24" (sorry, Darren) as usual. I will do my best to assign a designated alternate blogger take take place in my absence. I will also ensure that they are blocked by the spambot as much as possible.

Punkin, I'm sorry, but I'm confused. I went to the site. Which ones are yours? 8)

Oh, none of those are mine. I was simply representing a resonable facsimile.

You must still do the feats of strength and bring me cake.

I hope your readers don`t get their info. from you because it is a flat out lie.

I hope your readers. don't get their spelling and grammer from. you because. it is a flat out lie.

Oh wait, you don't have any readers.

reasonable, too

I think Darren is actually Rep. Tancredo in disguise.

Punkin, I too went to that site. If you hear the sound of jack-booted thugs dragging me away, and I'm not around for a couple of days, please contact the local network police.

I'd better go check that site again, just to make sure of what I thought I saw....

Punkin: What's yer address? ;)

Psst, Mr. Barry, he's right.
The writer my not be the best writer, but his points are good.
Of course, if you cannot rebut the points, why not engage in argumentum ad hominem, i.e., middle school name calling, like so many of your devotees (see above).

Lighten up, Doug.

Doug the thug.

Eat a bug, Doug.

Now that is middle school name calling....see the difference?

Darren, oh Darren. Please go back to your small-minded Colorado Springs North suburb with your fellow right wingers. We really just don't need you in our town. Oh, and take Mike Shanahan and his fake South Beach tan with you! Write on, Dave Barry!

Doug, Mr. Barry is a humour columnist not a logic professor. "Middle school name" calling is the main occupation of humour columnists. you moron!

Maybe this is what we need to do when Dr. Doug decides to drop in and spoill our fun. Fun being the operative word here.

Edgar
May I call you Edgar or do you prefer Mr. Greenberg?

Didn't you mean maroon? ;)

Well seeing as Dr. Doug called Dave Mr. Barry, I did as well. You can still call me Edgar.

Thank you, Mr. Greenberg. :)

Derwood,

You are an idiot.

{{{POOF!}}}

Ah, yes...I see that the winter up there must be making a certain mid wester cranky....

"Dave you are so illinformed.
Let me enlighten you and your readers.
----
I hope your readers don`t get their info. from you because it is a flat out lie."
"
Funny, because last time I checked, Dave Barry is a HUMOR COLUMNIST.Honestly,the man writes about exploding toilets for crying out loud. How can you confuse that with an actual news journalist? Is his head so frozen over that he can't think clearly?

"The reason we(Denver)can`t have a superbowl here is we don`t have a closed in stadium. You see here in Colorado it snows."

Really, I could have sworn that daisies are growing merrily about in the warm Mid western sun as we speak.


"You can`t hold a Super bowl where there could be a chance it would snow or just be cold cause you see, it is all about money and money would be lost if the ganstas i mean players couldn`t show boat around town for a couple weeks before the game.

Wonderful, such ground breaking insight....
I believe that the NFL players would much rather stay in freezing cold tundra and sub come to cabin fever, than go to a tropical oasis that is hopping with night clubs and ritzy restaurants ad naseum.

"That is equivlant of me asking you where your ski runs are and why Miami will never host a winter olympic."

...

Stop it... or you'll give a wealthy millionaire and his legion of architects ideas.

"We have a writer up here that writes the same way,(Mike Littwin,Rocky Mountain News), he never tells the truth .He just twist`s it till it fit`s his smear campaign, just like you."

Let it be known far and wide that no one compares to David Barry. No one. Let me ask you something, Mr.Denver-I'm-so-full-of-myself. Does this mike kid of Rocky Mountain News have a Pulitzer Prize for his witty commentary? Dose he have a cult of readers who would defend his madness?

ummm, doug? i don't think dave has tried to rebut any points OR engage in middle school name calling... or... do you think he's responsible for all the words the people here post?

Um, Judi. Don't put words in Doug's mouth. He never accused Dave of saying anything. He accused us.

Of course, if you cannot rebut the points, why not engage in argumentum ad hominem, i.e., middle school name calling, like so many of your devotees.

A "lefty smear campaign?" Oh boy! Can I join in?

BTW... I grew up in the Cleveland area and thought for years that football was a sport that was supposed to be played on ice.

Gladiators, Tancredo represents the 6th Congressional District not Denver. Sure it's outside of Denver but maybe Mr. Barry should have done a little "journalistic research" before starting to type. Here in Denver we have 100% PC "congresspeoples" that would never even approach saying anything like that.

Tancredo's very opinionated so really this is nothing new -- you get used to it. Plus this story is pretty old around here so I don't understand why it was even brought up again.

Interesting, I guess I was right, the word for the season and 2007 is "ad hominem."

Actually, the word is humor.

Oh, btw, Fidel?? We're planning a party here in Miami after your demise. You're not invited.

*getting my pots and pans ready*

Mr. Barry - there are many in Colorado that wish Tancredo would move to a third world country. Maybe you could arrange for Katherine Harris to go with him. Unfortuately we can't control what these idiots say. You did go to far on your attacks on Denver though. You kind of slid into the mud with the idiots. Colorado is a great place to live.

Jeez. Civic pride is a great thing, but it's time to lighten up, folks!

Every city, every location has its great and not-so-great features. Dave took satirical aim at Denver by defending his home city in response to non-satirical comments made by a visiting politician. The jibes at Tancredo may reflect his real thoughts about him, but see Dave's 3:19, Jan. 29 post above for his real, non-satirical thoughts about Denver. And if you have been paying any attention to Dave at all, including in the Super Bowl article, Dave ridicules Miami mercilessly all the time, even as he defends it.

CK, as a former NYC resident (like myself), do you remember the time Dave wrote a column called Can New York Save Itself? It was in response to a Sunday New York Times feature article entitled Can Miami Save Itself? It skewered the Times' self-appointed role as critical examiner of American cities, and made mincemeat of the many stupid and bizarre things that find their homes in NYC. But it was satire, through and through, and it was absolutley brilliant and hysterical.

New York City lived through that humorous onslaught, and so will Denver this time around. If I might be so presumptuous, try and ease up on the sensitivity level, and separate the real humor from the non-genuine jabs.

Wow...this is hilarious. I'm from Denver, totally love Dave Barry, and couldn't be enjoying all this more. The only thing better than having one of my favorite writers of all time spend meaningful energy roasting my beloved Colorado would be if he wrote a book about how retarded we all are. I would be the first in line.

(Let's not forget that South Park is in Colorado too...I think we have a pretty good sense of self-depricating humor when it comes down to it)

For all those who are taking this too personally, get a freakin' grip. Just sit back and let these guys do what they do...you might just enjoy it.

As an aside, I actually think Tancredo is a pretty ok guy...my only real impression of him was made a few months ago. He flew from Washington to attend a spur-of-the-moment Harley ride in honor of Emily Keyes, a high schooler who was killed in a Columbine-esque shooting. It was pretty decent of him to do that. Calling Miami a 3rd world country was a low blow, but when it comes down to it, who really cares what anyone in the House of Representatives says? Aren't there like 17,000 of those guys?


CH [the third], trust us... we're not taking this seriously. Stay warm.

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