The Quarties: Unfinished Business Edition
- August 27, 2012
- by Quarters
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A very special edition of Quarties, in which our dear leaders preview the Republican National Convention …
J. Rashad Brown: Do you remember that scene in “Kill Bill Vol. 2″ when Bud buries The Bride alive and she punches her way out of of the coffin and she comes out better and badder than ever? That’s us, man. It’s time to get our bloody satisfaction. Welcome back, dog. It’s go time!
Michael H. Samuels: To be honest, no, I don’t remember that scene. Yes, I’ve seen both volumes of the “Kill Bill” movies, but to ask me to recall a specific scene of a Quentin Tarantino flick that’s not the “Reservoir Dogs” ear-slicing scene is asking a bit much. That said, I’m here and ready to go. Game on.
JRB: That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Much like “The Daily Show,” we’re looking to come out of our hiatus with guns blazing, Adler-style. Sorry, I’m getting my politics dander up. I have to give props to my first political nemesis. But, that’s another show. We have much larger fish to fry, right?
MHS: I’m the one who got Adler to say the guns-blazing quote, by the way. Just want to be sure everyone recalls that. An early highlight of my journalism career.
Isn’t Mark selling cars somewhere in SoFla these days? Maybe you should go visit him and hope he gives you a nice deal on a pre-owned Chevy or something like that. The Hoss, after all, is well past his last legs, isn’t he?
JRB: Hoss is dead, baby. But I’m feeling alive. Summer is winding down, but we’re just getting started. Pai Mei, here we come….
So, make sure you have Hattori Hanzo steel before you go on your journey, handle all your unfinished business and, if you live in the Gulf Coast, stay as dry and as safe as you can after reading this week’s edition of..
As sick as it makes me that New Orleans and the Gulf Coast might have to deal with this nonsense again, it’s difficult to not join my colleague Stephen Feller in seeing the morbid humor in whatever kind of higher power that exists in our universe deciding to fling a horrible storm perilously close to the largest gathering of Republicans we will have this year outside a Halliburton shareholder’s meeting. (Hi-Yooo!)
It probably doesn’t mean anything and I can actually hear the groans and feel the eye rolls coming from the (very very, few) Republicans who read this site, but it would be irresponsible to not mention it, right?
MHS: Luckily, the storm missed Tampa, delaying the convention by a day and only providing what is probably some much-needed rain for the region. Unfortunately, the storm is now headed on the Katrina track, speeding directly toward New Orleans. This is not good. I want to give a be-prepared QUARTIE to all the folks in the Lower Ninth Ward and the surrounding area for Isaac. Let’s hope Craig Fugate does a hell of a better job than Brownie did seven years ago (almost to the day).
JRB: Co-signed. The people of New Orleans need to stay safe.
Anyway, we have a whole week to talk about the GOP and their condensed three-day party. Follow us and other Quarters contributors during the convention on Twitter. You can find our thoughts at #qGOP all week.
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