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  • This morning I heard someone describe Joe Lieberman's speech at the GOP convention as "flat seltzer," which is hilarious and poetically succinct.

    Found an earlier citation, too, in a similar spirit:

    "Adapted by Howard Korder from his elliptical two-character play of the same name, ''Lip Service'' is a minimalist drama about two local TV personalities who are co-hosts of a dime-store version of ''Today.'' Gil Hutchinson, played by Paul Dooley, is a veteran with the demeanor of Walter Cronkite, but he has about as much pizazz as flat seltzer. His idea of a hot story is a teacher sickout."

    The New York Times, A Playwright Takes on Television, by Neal Gabler, October 16, 1988

    September 3, 2008

  • Recently I've begun to speculate that the GOP is trying to lose on purpose, with so many illogical and badly played moves during the McCampaign, although obviously that doesn't make sense.

    September 3, 2008

  • I think Joe Lieberman himself, rather than having the requisite 6 quarts of blood in his body, has about 6 quarts of flat seltzer and perhaps a pint of tonic (adds bitterness).

    Oh wait, that was me with the tonic...

    September 4, 2008

  • Yeah, I'd have to be drunk to listen to him talk. Or unconscious.

    September 4, 2008