Yeah, I know, I know... it's another Friday afternoon here at DU, and you know what that means. All week long you've been waiting and wondering what CTYankee is going to post for the "Friday Art Quiz" and you figure that for the first time in your life you'll be able to recognize anything it or know what it is.
IF this Friday is like most Fridays, you'll again be totally flummoxed, look at the pictures, shrug your shoulders and move on.
But not this week. Not this week.
This week, we have an art quiz for everyone. No stuffy museums, funny sounding foreign names, and nekkid ladies looking like they walked into a blender as viewed through a kaleidoscope.
Today's art quiz is for all of us who spent art class learning the fundamentals. Y'know things like how to coat your hand with Elmer's Glue and then peel it off in one sheet; that "non-toxic means you can eat it!"; and "lefties need different scissors, really?"
Whether you had a box of 4, 12, 64, the really big one with the sharpener, or just a coffee can full of waxy little nubbins, this test will challenge your grasp of the subtle nomenclature of the Crayola spectrum.
Below are six images of Crayola crayon colors.
To get full credit, you must name the color and tell us your most vivid, strange, or unusual childhood memory of mastering the crayon. Bonus points if your memory is connected with the specific color.
The usual rules apply: No cheating, don't run with scissors and SHARE!
The general gripe with juries is that too many jurors are willing to be forgiving and to tolerate misbehavior.
We need to find a way to discourage permissiveness, giving the benefit of the doubt, second chances, optimism, and charitable assumptions about others.
I am confident that anyone whom this president nominates for a position is a person whom the president believes is well qualified and capable for the job.
It surprises me how the lack of political hackery in this administration is overlooked so frequently.
Take his very first appointment - Joe Biden. Now does anyone think he picked Joe because it had some kind of electoral advantage? That Joe was needed to pull in the crucial Delaware three electoral votes, or to appease some factional constituency?
Hell no. The formal role of the VP is to do two things - break ties in the senate and replace the president if needed. That's it, and that's all - and the first one is irrelevant anyway. He picked Joe because he apparently considers him to be the best replacement, and because of Joe's longstanding Senate experience, he is a valuable advisor.
There seems to be a genuine resistance to people accepting the simple fact that the president takes his job seriously. He is not playing at being president, but is consistently making what he believes to be the objectively best decisions. In that process, it is also apparent that political considerations are way at the bottom of factors he weighs when making those decisions.
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Or is nobody going to utter those words?
There seemed to be some different takes in news organizations of "Myanmar" and "Burma", which was interesting... to me, at least.
It's a little too simplistic to say "Because that's what they call their country!"
I don't know a single German who calls their country "Germany". It's "Deutschland" - which doesn't resemble "Germany" in any way.
I don't know a single Spaniard who calls their country "Spain".
We don't refer to "Italy" as "Italia".
The number of countries to which we do not refer, in American English usage, by "what they call themselves" are legion.
So, it is clear that there is no "we have to call the country whatever they call it" rule, and that is trivially obvious. Why then, do we only apply this rule to some countries, and not to other countries?
We should predict the outrages in advance.
They will probably compare the size of Obama's inaugural balls to the size of every other president, and be apoplectic over Obama's massive inaugural balls.
"Suspend your huge inaugural balls" will be the teabaggers' next demand.
I am in 7-11 maybe once every two years, and it seems like they always have different flavors.
What flavors do they have now?
I was very pleased with the election last week, but after reading DU, I think we can safely conclude that the second term has been an abject failure.
The question remains whether, in the few remaining days of this second term, is there anything that can be salvaged, or have we hit the point of no return?
The second term was a heady several hours of optimism and hopes, which have now been dashed - kicked to the curb under the bus to slurp the final remains of vomit there.
I guess the only thing left to do is for him to order the invasion of Iran. Not once in the last five minutes has he clearly denied his obvious intention to do so.
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