Aside from the Senate Democrats, my Schadenfreude quotient was increased by this incident:
CAMBRIDGE, England (Jan. 30) - A museum visitor shattered three Qing dynasty Chinese vases when he tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and brought the vases crashing to the floor, officials said Monday.Reminds me of Eddie Lawrence, the Old Philosopher:
The three vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had been donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum in the university city of Cambridge in 1948, and were among its best-known artifacts. They had been sitting proudly on the window sill beside the staircase for 40 years.
Hello, there, my friend.HT: Hugh Hewitt.
You say your old man dressed up as Santa Claus and can't get his
belly through the fireplace?
And you hang up a purple bulb on the tree and three thousand volts
go through ya?
And your brother made an animal cage out of your Erector set, and Grandma can't get out?
And someone opened a window while you're sortin' stamps and all your triangles are flying around the house?
And one of your gifts, a strange little shiny box, suddenly takes
off and is now circling the earth at twelve-hundred miles-an-hour?
Is that what's troublin' you, bunky?!?
WELL, PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN LOW AND TAKE A RUN FOR IT!! YOU'LL NEVER GIVE UP...NEVER GIVE UP...NEVER GIVE UP...THAT SHIP!!!