A Note for Friends and Foes of Feathered Bastard

Feathered Bastard will go dark for about a week as I work on a larger project that requires my undivided attention.

Unless something pops up that I absolutely must blog, there will likely be no new blogs on FB until Monday, October 11. 

Sources are still free to contact me with info, of course. Should something tasty arise, I may not be able to resist.

Please check back next week for more. And thanks as always for the support, or, in the case of FB's enemies, the hatred ;)

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desertflower
desertflower

ok...it's the 11th...where the hell are you?! Need my fix!

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Earthdayaz wrote:

"Does the meaning of the speaker (or the understanding of the listener for that matter) change with how the word is spoken? If the meaning does change then that's important. However, if it does not, you are simply being pretentious and we should definately ignore your defective regional dialect."

According to that theory, any pronunciation whatsoever is OK as long as the intended meaning of the word doesn't change. So, if someone said NEW-CLEAR or NO-CLEAR or any of a thousand other illiterate variants, that would be ok with you. NEW-KU-LAR is just as illiterate. Once everyone substitutes their own personal pronunciation for words, communication in a common language becomes difficult if not impossible.

There is nothing pretentious in advising Mr. Gilman (whom I like and respect) to insist on the use of standard English in professional presentations. Standard English is not a regional dialect, defective or otherwise. He's evidently trying to break into the big leagues and needs to meet the standards. And by the way, Earthdayaz, there is no "a" in "definitely".

Mike Wells
Mike Wells

OK, it's the 11th... Need my fix... Gimme! GImme! ;)

Nailedit
Nailedit

Good luck with the barriatric surgery, remember to pay attention to the Dr.'s order and keep a diary. It will help with the insurance claim for the tummy-tuck to get rid of the extra skin.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

P.S. Savvy of you to include "Hollywood" on the list of heavies toward the end of the commercial, especially in Sand Land. One can almost hear the visigoths sharpening their spears...

Still, I hope this new mode or look of yours is reserved for your professional gigs (where it should fit in very well). It's glossy, well-suited to the venue of television, and meets the political ad industry's requirements rather smartly; but for this very reason it lacks your individual character.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Very nice, Mr. Gilman; very professional. I thought I was watching a television commercial at first. You've picked up all the industry tricks very well. (I assume you're angling for a PR gig, since 90 seconds is too long for a commercial but not too long for a demo.) The voiceover announcer not only sounds professional, but exquisitely suited for such work. Hasn't she, in fact, done other commercials? Someone should tell her, however, that "nuclear" is pronounced NEW-CLEE-ER and not NEW-KU-LAR as she twice did. As a producer it's your job to cross the T's and dot the I's.

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

This is the worst article the bird has ever written. What a bunch of liberal bullshit.

SUPPORT SHERIFF JOE!

HOST A NEW TIMES BURNING EVENT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

BEGC
BEGC

Really missing you!!!!!!!

Stacy
Stacy

Dude, come back soon.. I keep coming back to your blog (bookmarked on my computer) and nada. I'm having FB withdrawals.

CTK
CTK

Tell us the truth Fucktard. YOU'RE IN JAIL! Nice cover up but I checked with MCSO. You are in lock-down only under your real name.Hope you rot there.

Beach356
Beach356

When you are back, would you check into the statements by Tiffany Hartly (1st NBC Today interview) claiming she turned her floating husband over to discover he was shot in the head. If he was floating he must have had a life vest but then how could he be face down? Life vests turn you face up. This with the lack of gunfire being noticed seems like 'earl had to die' to me.

Anon
Anon

Hey Stephen, Your fans are going to miss you. Keep up the great work!

Grafftruth
Grafftruth

If I sold you a painting does it mean that you are my friend??

Victory
Victory

Do you think it is possible you could stay away longer? I'm sure your 8 to 12 readers will get by. Maybe now they will be forced to read articles from real journalists who don't shove their biased liberal agendas down their readers throats. And in case you haven't figured it out yes I am a foe.

Black Ops
Black Ops

I will miss you friend/foe. Good luck in jail ;)

Glyphhunter
Glyphhunter

Keep your head up, and we'll be looking forward to the results of your project.

Drake
Drake

No hatred here. Do what you have to do. We will get by... somehow... not sure there is any reason to check the new times headlines until Oct. 11 now though.

Theoldman
Theoldman

Keep up the hard work, dude. You are doing great work. We will all be looking forward to the results of this significant project.

Jet Lacey
Jet Lacey

Can I be a little of both...friend and foe? lol.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Your blog will be sorely missed, Mr. Lemons; but the mysterious project you allude to is excitedly anticipated. Good luck!

we are americans
we are americans

that sux . but do what u got to do man im sure u gonna come up with somthin really good

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It sounds like you've had experience with the surgery, eh? Have you had the tummy tuck yet, or are you just using is as a roof over your pee pee, I wonder?

Earthdayaz
Earthdayaz

This whole thing about how nuclear is pronounced is odd for this reason:

Does the meaning of the speaker (or the understanding of the listener for that matter) change with how the word is spoken?

If the meaning does change then that's important. However, if it does not, you are simply being pretentious and we should definately ignore your defective regional dialect.

Many words are spoken using different dialects yet the listener understands the word being used and doesn't devolve into a boring and irritating lesson in linquistics every time they are used in a conversation. You say potato, I say potato. See how that works?

In other words, bullocks, brother wordsmith.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Victory, I swear, you're such a nimrod. You come here and read all the articles to see what they are about and what we have to say, then you try your very best to insult Mr. Lemons and us other readers. Also, when was the last time anyone shoved an agenda down your throat? You're certainly welcome to not read these blogs if you choose not to. But you do.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Odd comment. Do you know something the rest of the world doesn't? Or are you suffering the micro penis complex?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

What kind of drugs are recommended for this short withdrawal period, I wonder?

I guess just reading the AzRepublic endorsements will have me wondering out loud for a week or so... Ben for congress? Ben who? Ben what? Jan for governor? She who hasn't balanced the budget that she claims to have balanced? She whose father didn't really die defending this country from the Germans in WWII?

Next they will endorse pearce and the Flaccid Fool of MCSO. Neither of whom are running this time.

Make it good, Mr. Lemons. You have raised the bar...

Mike Wells
Mike Wells

Yeah it matters. If you can't read, then you have no business using a word. It's not spelled 'nucular', it's spelled 'nuclEar" see the "e"? It's not a "u", so it shouldn't be pronounced that way. It's simple logic.

" You say potato, I say potato. See how that works?"Yeah, I see how it works, either way, it's pronounced puh-TA-toe.

Steve
Steve

Pearce IS running.

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